Afghanistan vs England World Cup 2023 Highlights: Afghanistan Upsets England To Register First Victory In World Cup 2023

Afghanistan won their first match in the World Cup 2023 by defeating England

Afghanistan vs England World Cup 2023 Highlights: In match number 13 of the World Cup 2023 played between the defending champions England and Afghanistan at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi Afghanistan inflicted the biggest upset of this year’s World Cup by defeating England to register their first victory in the 2023 World Cup. Afghanistan’s bowler outperformed England to restrict them to 215 runs, winning the match by 69 runs.

Afghanistan vs England World Cup 2023 Highlights: Playing XI During The Match

Afghanistan’s Playing XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

England’s Playing XI: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley

Afghanistan vs England World Cup 2023 Highlights

England, after winning the toss, chose to bowl first. Afghanistan’s openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran started the innings for their side, and they did provide the start required by Afghanistan. The openers had a partnership of 114 runs for the first wicket. Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored a fifty and could have scored a century, but unfortunately he couldn’t as the opener got run out when he was at 80. Ikram Alikhil was another player from Afghanistan’s side who scored fifty as Afghanistan’s innings ended at a score of 284 runs.

England’s start while chasing the target of 285 runs wasn’t something they had planned, as they lost Jonny Bairstow quite early, and then Joe Root followed him. Dawid Malan tried reading the bowlers but got trapped by Mohammad Nabi. Only Harry Brook showed resistance and scored a fifty, but he was dismissed by Mujeeb Ur Rahman to shift the momentum completely to Afghanistan’s side. Rashid Khan hit the final nail in the coffin by dismissing Mark Wood, who won the match by 69 runs.

Afghanistan vs England World Cup 2023 Highlights: Full Scorecard(Batting)

England (Batting)Afghanistan (Batting)
Jonny Bairstow- 2 run
Rahmanullah Gurbaz- 80 runs
Dawid Malan- 32 Runs
Ibrahim Zadran- 28 Runs
Joe Root- 11 runs
Rahmat Shah- 3 Runs
Harry Brook- 66 Runs
Hashmatullah Shahidi- 14 Runs
Jos Buttler- 9 Runs
Azmatullah Omarzai- 19 Runs
Liam Livingstone- 10 Runs
Ikram Alikhil- 58 Runs
Sam Curran- 10 Runs
Mohammad Nabi- 9 Runs
Chris Woakes- 9 Runs
Rashid Khan- 23 runs
Adil Rashid – 20 runsMujeeb Ur Rahman- 28 Run
Mark Wood- 18 Runs
Naveen-ul-Haq- 5 Runs
Reece Topley- 15 Runs (Not Out)Fazalhaq Farooqi- 2 Runs(Not Out)

Afghanistan vs England World Cup 2023 Highlights: Full Scorecard (Bowling)

Chris Woakes4410
Reece Topley8.5521
Sam Curran4460
Adil Rashid10423
Mark Wood9502
Liam Livingstone10331
Joe Root4191
Afghanistan OversRunsWickets
Fazalhaq Farooqi7501
Mujeeb Ur Rahman10513
Azmatullah Omarzai2130
Mohammad Nabi6162
Rashid Khan9.3373

Afghanistan vs England World Cup 2023 Highlights: Player Of The Match

Afghanistan’s Mujeeb Ur Rahman was named Player of the Match for his bowling performance, as the right arm off spinner took 3 wickets in the match that restricted the defending champion’s England to 215 runs.

“Very proud moment to be here at the World Cup and beating the champions. Great achievement for the whole team and this is the kind of opportunity we have been working hard for. Wonderful performances by the bowlers and the batters.”

Mujeeb-ur-Rahman post-match

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