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.
England beat Afghanistan by 150 runs