England’s Clinical Performance Swept Away Afghans in WT20 Cup Super 12s
- England won the toss and chose to bowl first.
- Sam Curran and Adil Rashid played their innings, giving the best figures; 5/10 and 4/2 respectively.
- Afghanistan bowled out for 112 runs in 19.4 overs.
- England chased down the target in 18.1 overs with 5 wickets left.
For the toss of the ENG vs AFG match, the captains of both teams came up for the toss and England won it and elected to bowl first on the pitch of Perth Stadium, Perth.
For the 2nd match of the Super 12, Hazratullah Zazai and Gurbaz opened the batting attack to hit the bowl from Stokes. Gurbaz smashed the first six of the innings and the side stood at a score of 11-0 after 2 overs. Mark Wood took the first wicket of Afghanistan.
Ibrahim Zadran took the batting charge and got a juicy full toss outside off for a four while Wood kept troubling Afghan batters with his pace. Adding just 7 runs off 17 balls, Hazratullah Zazai got out to Stokes and the score moved to 37-2 after 7 overs. With Zadran standing tough on the pitch, Afghans got up crossing 55-2 after 10 overs.
Zadran scored 32 off 32 and Sam Curran took his crucial wicket and the team had a score of 89-4 after 15 overs.
Afghan batters made cumulative efforts of posing 112 runs in 19.4 overs with loss of all the wickets.
For the run chase of 113, England batters Buttler and Hales came to the middle to encounter the bowling of Fazalhaq Farooqi. Buttler made a great start getting off the mark of the boundary in just the 2nd ball and crunched another four in the next over, bringing the team to a score of 14 after 2 overs.
With Alex Hales and Dawid Malan on the pitch, the side crossed the mark of the half-century with a score of 50-1 after 8 overs. Malan giving some hope to the England fans, he helped the team, moving the score up to 71-3 after 12 overs.
Livingstone played in his wonderful form and helped the team to cross the century with a score of 100-5 after 16 overs.
In the ENG vs AFG match, England headed for a successful win by 5 wickets in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Super 12s, scalping 113 runs in 18.1 overs with a loss of 5 wickets.
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