ENG beat AFG by 9 wickets | Afghanistan vs England Highlights And Cricket Score 8th ODI Match

ICC Cricket World Cup Warm-up Matches, 2019

Date: May 27, 2019 Start Time: 15:00 IST | 09:30 GMT | 10:30 Local
Venue: The Oval, London
AFG
160/10 Overs: 38.4
ENG
161/1 Overs: 17.3
England beat Afghanistan by 9 wickets

Afghanistan vs England Highlights And Cricket Score - 8th ODI Match - Summary

End of Over : 17.3 ENG: 161/1

So that brings this warm-up game to an end well before the normal scheduled time of close. England have given Afghanistan a battering and brought them back to ground after the Asian side's win against Pakistan in their first fixture. The hosts on the other hand will head into the opening fixture of the World Cup with supreme confidence which will be played at the same venue. Time till that though. There is another warm-up game which is going on currently between Australia and Sri Lanka where the former is chasing 240 to win. Switch tabs to follow the same. Bye-bye from here.

England skipper, Eoin Morgan starts by saying it was a really strong performance. Says Bangaldesh by mistake but then corrects himself as Rameez Raja reminds him and tells that Afghanistan is a really strong side and can be dangerous on their day so they had to be cautious. He feels that the competition for places in the side is extremely high and it is a good headache whom to chose. Morgan hopes he can select the best eleven on the day. Mentions that everyone is hungry to do well. He states that the top order gel with each other and the bowlers as well work as a team, making it easy for him as the skipper. Admits that somedays they might have to dig in but that will be dictated to them on that day but they will try their best to play free-flowing cricket. Expects wrist spinners to do well in the tournament just like it has been in the last couple of years all around the globe and hopes that the ones they have namely Rashid, and also Moeen to contribute well especially towards the latter part of the tournament. Reckons that it will be a cracking tournament opener for cricket fans when the massive game against South Africa comes around on Thursday.

Afghanistan skipper, Gulbadin Naib says that they didn't take responsibility at the start of the day and did not bat well. Also agrees that England bowled well. Feels they were definitely favorites in home conditions. He reckons that they needed a better total on the board and that the main reason for the loss was them not batting well. He does not blame the bowlers too much and mentions they were attacked from the start of the innings. Naib says that his team would love to learn from the tremendous cricket that England played. Signs off by thanking the huge number of fans here, and hopes for the same in the upcoming games as well.

Jason Roy is down for a chat with Rameez Raja. He says that he feels really good and mentions that he wanted to enter the tournament with a bang. He feels that it was a good time to get a knock out in the middle leading into the first match. States that he would love to continue this on Thursday (against South Africa). Tells that he is ready for the first game and signs off by saying that all the boys are extremely excited for the World Cup to begin!

Earlier on in the day, England after opting to bowl first. Their bowlers proved their captain's decision to be right and bundled them out for a mere 160, never letting them off the hook. Root and Archer were the stars picking up 3 wickets each.

Nothing much to talk about in regards to Afghanistan bowling. Just like their batting, their bowling also left a lot to be desired about. All the bowlers except Rashid Khan went at an economy of 10 or more and only Nabi got a wicket. That meant that England got home in a canter.

Chasing a paltry score of 161, England openers, Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow got them off to a flier and were scoring at around 10 runs per over. Though Bairstow departed the job was done and Jason Roy continued his hammering of the Afghanistan bowlers and got his fifty in the process.

A walk in the park for England here at the Oval. They never looked in trouble and have sealed the game in just 17.3 overs.

17.3 6

Gulbadin Naib to Jason Roy. SIX! What a way to finish the game! An easy win for England. THEY WIN BY 9 WICKETS! A short ball on middle, pulled over deep mid-wicket with ease by Roy. He ends on 89 not out and has powered England to win with 32.3 overs left!

17.2 1

Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root. Run down to third man for a single by Root this time. A biggie away now are England!

17.1 0

Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root. Good length ball outside off, driven back to mid off.

End of Over : 17 3 Runs ENG: 154/1
16.6 1

Rashid Khan to Joe Root. A shorter one on middle, swept away to deep square leg for a single.

16.5 1

Rashid Khan to Jason Roy. Punched off the back foot by JR. One run added to the total.

16.4 1

Rashid Khan to Joe Root. Flatter on middle, pushed through mid-wicket and for a single.

16.3 0

Rashid Khan to Joe Root. Cut away again by Root but straight to the fielder.

16.2 0

Rashid Khan to Joe Root. Root has defended the ball coming ahead with a straight bat.

16.1 0

Rashid Khan to Joe Root. The batsman plays the square cut and finds the point fielder.

End of Over : 16 8 Runs ENG: 151/1
15.6 4

Gulbadin Naib to Jason Roy. FOUR! Pulled away with disdain! Short again from the skipper, Roy pulls this ball away over mid-wicket. There is no fielder in the deep and that will be a boundary. 150 comes up for England. 10 needed now!

15.5 0

Gulbadin Naib to Jason Roy. Slower short ball outside off, Roy was lining up to pull that but he then adjusts to pat this ball to mid on.

15.5 wd

Gulbadin Naib to Jason Roy. Wide! Bouncer on middle gone too high and penalised by the umpire.

15.4 0

Gulbadin Naib to Jason Roy. Slower ball on middle, Roy angles this pull away to mid-wicket. Root was backing up a long way but dives back to get in as the fielder at mid-wicket attempted for a direct hit at the bowler's end.

15.3 1

Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root. Short ball on middle, pulled away by Root to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Summary

Hosts England lock horns with Afghanistan in the eighth warm-up game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The encounter will be played at the Kennington Oval in London. England, who are among the favourites to lift the World Cup trophy this year, has suffered few injury blows ahead of the tournament opener on May 30.

 

England skipper Eoin Morgan sat out of the team's opening warm-up match against Australia after breaking a bone in his left index finger during a training session. Fast bowler Mark Wood then walked out of the game against Australia after bowling just 3.1 overs. England went on to lose the game by 12 runs. Although both these are players are expected to return soon, the injuries have kept the camp worried.

 

Meanwhile, Afghanistan shocked Pakistan in their first warm-up match beating their Asian rivals by three wickets. The Afghans, who are playing under new captain Gulbadin Naib have gone off to a great start and are already looking confident of causing a few upsets this World Cup.
England (From): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w/c), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Liam Dawson, Mark Wood, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan.

Afghanistan (From): Mohammad Shahzad(w), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Samiullah Shinwari, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib(c), Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ali Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan.

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