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England vs Afghanistan World Cup 2019: Morgan mauls Afghanistan as England win by 150 runs

England vs Afghanistan, Eng vs Afg: Eoin Morgan smashed his way into the record books, blasting 17 sixes - the most in an ODI innings - on his way to 148 off just 71 balls against Afghanistan.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: June 18, 2019 10:54:49 pm
England vs Afghanistan Cricket Score Online: Eoin Morgan powered England to 397/6 against Afghanistan

England vs Afghanistan, Eng vs Afg: Skipper Eoin Morgan’s record-breaking knock powered England to a comprehensive 150-run win against Afghanistan in World Cup at Manchester on Tuesday. Chasing a mammoth 398, set by England with the help of Morgan’s 71-ball-148, Afghanistan could manage to score just 247/8, conceding an easy win to the hosts. Hashmatullah Shahidi was the top scorer for Afghanistan with 76 off 100 balls. For England, Jofra Archer and Adil Rashid bagged three wickets each.

Electing to bat, England got off to a slow start and they lost James Vince (26) at the score of 44 in the tenth over. Bairstow and Root then kept the hosts going. Gulbadin Naib took a stunning return catch to dismiss Bairstow when he was ten runs short of his century giving England second blow at the score of 164 in the 30th over. It was here when Morgan joined Root and set the Manchester ground on fire with big hits that took England to 397/6. He was in devastating form, hammering 17 sixes and four boundaries during his whirlwind innings.

Match EndedICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 - Match 24


397/6 (50.0)


247/8 (50.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 24 )
England beat Afghanistan by 150 runs

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England vs Afghanistan, World Cup 2019: England beat Afghanistan by 150 runs

22:45 (IST)18 Jun 2019
So England beat Afghanistan by 150 runs

Defending a huge total of 397, England restricted Afghanistan to 247/8 in 50 overs. Archer to Ikram Alikhil, no run, banged in, clips him on the top of the helmet! A final symbolic blow, England win by a massive 150-run margin - but Afghanistan are still standing. 

22:33 (IST)18 Jun 2019
Afghans need 54 runs per over

With three wickets in hand, Afghanistan require over 54 runs per over now. Ikram and Rashid are on the crease and Jofra Archer is on the task. Afghanistan may not be able to reach the 398 but they kept England busy on the field. 32 sixes have been hit so far in the match!

22:28 (IST)18 Jun 2019
Afghans 234/7 with Zadran's departure

English fast bowler Mark Wood got his second wicket as he bowled Najeebullah Zadran for 15 taking Afghans score to 235/7 in 46.4 overs.

22:24 (IST)18 Jun 2019
Hashmatullah's 76-run knocks ends

Afghanistan's highest scorer in the run chase of 398, Hashmatullah Shahidi got bowled by none other than Jofra Archer for 78 off 100 balls. Afghans are now 234/6 in 46 overs. Afghanistan require another 164 runs with 4 wickets and 24 balls remaining which is next to impossible now.

22:12 (IST)18 Jun 2019
Adil Rashid bags three
22:01 (IST)18 Jun 2019
Adil Rashid sends Asghar back!

Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan and out! Caught by Joe Root the first slip. Asghar Afghan is gone for 44 off 48. He hit three 4s and two 6s. Afghans are 198/4 in 41 overs. Mohammad Nabi and Hashmatullah on the crease. 

21:38 (IST)18 Jun 2019
Hashmatullah reaches his 50!

Chasing a mammoth total of 398, Afghan batsman Hashmatullah completed his half-century in 66 balls. His knock includes 3 fours and 2 sixes taking Afghanistan score to 176/3 in 35 overs. Afghan Asgar is also on the crease making 34 off 35 balls.

20:51 (IST)18 Jun 2019
Rashid traps Rahmat Shah

England spinner Rashid to Rahmat Shah and it's OUT, finds deep midwicket with possibly the easiest ball he's faced today. Dirty tossed up full toss just outside off. He's looked to club this over the leg side boundaries and managed to get it off the inside part of that bat to fine that fielder.  Afghanistan 104/3 * in 25 overs. Rahmat Shah made 46 off 74 balls with  three 4s and one 6.

20:47 (IST)18 Jun 2019
Afghans past 100!

Afghanistan 102/2 in 24.0 with current run rate is 4.25 and required run rate crosses 11.38. Afghanistan still need 296 runs. Rahmat Shah is playing on 46 off 72 and Hashmatullah is unbeaten18 off 40.

20:15 (IST)18 Jun 2019
Take a break and watch it :-)

Afghan culture is full of colours and their dance is one of them. Have a look!

19:58 (IST)18 Jun 2019
Gulbadin is back to pavilion!

Mark Wood to Gulbadin Naib and he's OUT. Gulbadin top-edges a pull... and Buttler takes an excellent running catch! Short and cramped for room, 147kph/92mph and looping up as the captain continued to attack, the ball ended up somewhere near short fine leg but Buttler snared it safely diving full length to give Wood a wicket in his opening over! Naib goes for 37 off 28 balls with 4 fours and 1 six. Afghanistan now 54/2 in 12.1 overs.

19:49 (IST)18 Jun 2019
Afghanistan 45/1 in 10 overs

Gulbadin Naib and Rahmat Shah are taking Afghanistan slowly yet steadily towards the mammoth target of 398. They are 47/1 in first 10 overs. Gulbadin is on 36 off 24 balls and Rahmat is 10 off 29 balls. Both are eying a big partnership.

19:41 (IST)18 Jun 2019
Gulbadin shows his mettle!

Chasing a huge total of 398 runs, Afghanistan have had a slow start but skipper Gulbadin Naib smashed some briliant shots off Jofra Archer.

19:11 (IST)18 Jun 2019
Jofra Archer strikes!

Noor Ali Zadran bowled by none other than Jofra Archer in his second delivery. Afghanistan are now 4/1 in 1.2 overs. Rahmat Shah walks in to chase the target of 398.

18:36 (IST)18 Jun 2019
England put 397/6 on board

Riding on Eoin Morgan's 148 and Joe Root's 88 and Jonny Bairstow's 90, England managed to put a mammoth total of 397/6 in 50 overs. Moeen Ali also chipped in with quick 9-ball 31. This is the highest total in World Cup 2019 so far.

18:29 (IST)18 Jun 2019
Rashid Khan's nightmarish spell!

Rashid Khan concedes 110 runs in 9 overs. Rashid Khan equals Jason Holder for the most expensive spell in a World Cup and now the most expensive spell by an Afghanistan bowler. Gulbadin Naib had it at 101 before this. Already the worst figures for a spinner in a World Cup.

18:23 (IST)18 Jun 2019
Jose Buttler goes for 2

After a fiery knock from Morgan Jose Buttler got out for just 2 runs. Dawlat Zadran to Buttler, out Caught by Nabi!! A rush of wickets for Afghanistan towards the end - the back of the hand slower ball from Zadran, no pace for Buttler to work with - set himself up for the shovel and mistimed it badly - so badly that it lobbed into the hands of Nabi at mid-off. No real celebrations in the Afghan camp - they have been on a hiding to nothing.

18:17 (IST)18 Jun 2019
Eoin Morgan out after setting a record!

Eoin Morgan finally got out for 148 off just 67 balls with 17 sixes. It's a record. No batsman has ever hit those many sixes in an ODI match. Kudos Morgan!

18:15 (IST)18 Jun 2019
Joe Root departs for 88

Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root, out Caught by Rahmat!! Root c Rahmat b Naib 88(82) with 5 fours and 1 six. Root has already hit two centuries so far in the World Cup.

18:07 (IST)18 Jun 2019
Morgan smashes all over the park!

Morgan has hit 14 sixes in his 129 run knock so far. Marching towards something amazing.


England (From): Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson

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

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