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ENG VS AFG, World Cup 2019 Match 24 - Full Scorecard, Commentary, Squad

15:00 PM Jun 18, 2019 ,Old Trafford, Manchester
Afghanistan
247/8 (50.0)
vs
England
397/6 (50.0)

Match Ended,England beat Afghanistan by 150 runs

02
nd Innings Afghanistan
BATTING
R
B
4s
6s
Noor Ali Zadran b Jofra Archer
0
7
0
0
Gulbadin Naib c Jos Buttler b Mark Wood
37
28
4
1
Rahmat Shah c Jonny Bairstow b Adil Rashid
46
74
3
1
Hashmatullah Shahidi b Jofra Archer
76
100
5
2
Asghar Afghan c Joe Root b Adil Rashid
44
48
3
2
Mohammad Nabi c Ben Stokes b Adil Rashid
9
7
0
1
Najibullah Zadran b Mark Wood
15
13
0
1
Rashid Khan c Jonny Bairstow b Jofra Archer
8
13
1
0
Ikram Ali Khil not out
3
10
0
0
Dawlat Zadran not out
0
0
0
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Fall of Wickets
1-4 (Noor Ali Zadran, 1.2 ov), 2-52 (Gulbadin Naib, 11.5 ov), 3-104 (Rahmat Shah, 24.5 ov), 4-198 (Asghar Afghan, 40.5 ov), 5-210 (Mohammad Nabi, 42.4 ov), 6-234 (Hashmatullah Shahidi, 45.5 ov), 7-234 (Najibullah Zadran, 46.2 ov), 8-247 (Rashid Khan, 49.4 ov)
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
Chris Woakes
9
0
41
0
Jofra Archer
10
1
52
3
Moeen Ali
7
0
35
0
Mark Wood
10
1
40
2
Ben Stokes
4
0
12
0
Adil Rashid
10
0
66
3
01
st Innings England
BATTING
R
B
4s
6s
James Vince c Mujeeb Ur Rahman b Dawlat Zadran
26
31
3
0
Jonny Bairstow c & b Gulbadin Naib
90
99
8
3
Joe Root c Rahmat Shah b Gulbadin Naib
88
82
5
1
Eoin Morgan c Rahmat Shah b Gulbadin Naib
148
71
4
17
Jos Buttler c Mohammad Nabi b Dawlat Zadran
2
2
0
0
Ben Stokes b Dawlat Zadran
2
6
0
0
Moeen Ali not out
31
9
1
4
Chris Woakes not out
1
1
0
0
Adil Rashid
Jofra Archer
Mark Wood
Fall of Wickets
1-44 (James Vince, 9.3 ov), 2-164 (Jonny Bairstow, 29.5 ov), 3-353 (Joe Root, 46.4 ov), 4-359 (Eoin Morgan, 47 ov), 5-362 (Jos Buttler, 47.4 ov), 6-378 (Ben Stokes, 49.1 ov)
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
10
0
44
0
Dawlat Zadran
10
0
85
3
Mohammad Nabi
9
0
70
0
Gulbadin Naib
10
0
68
3
Rahmat Shah
2
0
19
0
Rashid Khan
9
0
110
0
02
nd Innings Afghanistan
So, that is it from this game! Another win for England and another loss for Afghanistan. The hosts move to the top of the table and Afghanistan stay bottom. We have two other teams playing on the 19th of June. It is New Zealand taking on South Africa at Edgbaston. It promises to be a cracker and the game begins at 1030 local (0930 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
England skipper, Eoin Morgan, says the next two or three games are very crucial and they don't want to drop their intensity. States the intensity was still there in the second innings, they did make a few mistakes by dropping a couple of catches and he hopes they don't do that again. Further adds Stokes is bowling really fast along with Wood and Archer and it is great to have such players in the side.
Afghanistan skipper, Gulbadin Naib, says how England played was exceptional, especially after the 30th over. Credits Morgan for the way he played and says it was one of the best innings he has seen. Reckons the wicket was different from the last 4 games and hence, they played an extra spinner, Mujeeb, who did well. Further adds Rashid was not at his best and hence, England scored around 400. Mentions they did a lot of good things in the field but the dropped catch of Morgan did hurt them a lot. States they are improving day by day and they are still learning. Ends by saying the target was big one, they weren't thinking about the target and were looking to play their normal game.
MAN OF THE MATCH, EOIN MORGAN, says it was a fantastic day for them, he had a wonderful day, the wicket was good and he enjoyed batting. He feels Afghanistan started really well but they fought back very strongly after that. States he never thought it was going to be his day, with a sour back, he never felt he could produce an inning like that. He feels good to compete with the youngsters in this side. Mentions it was a special day, Afghanistan is a strong side, it is a different challenge against their spinners and playing at the World Cup is also a completely different challenge and they are enjoying it. Informs he has changed his game a lot since he started playing, the shots he played before were effective when he started playing but now his hitting down the ground has improved a lot.
The England bowling will maybe be a little disappointed as they could not bundle this Afghanistan batting line-up out cheaply. However, the positive for them was, Adil Rashid who was struggling for form had a good day as he finished with a three-fer. Wood was once again good with the ball. Archer was a touch expensive but also finished with a three-fer. However, the only thing England will be worried about in this game is their fielding which was once again below par. Stay tuned for the presentation.
Chasing a huge target, you need to get off to a flier but that was not the case. They lost Noor Ali Zadran early. Their skipper, Naib, did play with intent but he too fell after getting off to a start. After his wicket, the Afghans probably decided to play out the 50 overs instead of going after the target and that was probably the right decision. Rahmat Shah, who was dropped early on, along with Shahidi played themselves in and added a 52-run stand before the former was dismissed. However, Shahidi continued batting and his partnership with Afghan was probably the best of the innings. The two decided to take on the bowlers and played with intent, they added a 94-run stand and in quick time. Afghan missed out on a well-deserved half ton though by only 6 runs. Shahidi ended up as the top scorer with 76. The lower-order did not contribute a lot but ensured they weren't bowled out.
A comprehensive win for England! Don't think that was ever in doubt after their batsman smashing the Afghanistan bowlers to all parts of the ground and putting up a mammoth 397. Afghanistan though can take heart from the fact that this is their best batting performance in a World Cup game.
49.6
0
Jofra Archer to Ikram Ali Khil, OUCH! This last ball sums up the horrible day Afghanistan have had today. Archer is a fiery customer and he ends the match with a vicious short ball, Ikram Ali Khil looks to get out of it's way but it strikes him on his helmet. That's it from this game. ENGLAND WIN BY 150 RUNS.
49.5
0
Jofra Archer to Ikram Ali Khil, On the body, Ikram looks to flick but it rolls of his thigh pad towards short fine leg.
Dawlat Zadran is the new batsman in.
49.4
W
Jofra Archer to Rashid Khan, OUT! In the air...and Bairstow takes it. He has not had the best of days in the field but he takes his second catch of the game. Rashid Khan's struggle in the middle comes to an end. Archer bangs it short around off, Rashid looks to smash it over point but gets a top edge. It goes high in the air towards backward point. Bairstow stationed there sits under it and takes an easy catch. He does a fist pump looking at the crowd.
49.3
1
Jofra Archer to Ikram Ali Khil, On the pads, Ikram looks to flick but it goes off the thigh pads towards short fine leg. The batsmen take a run and it has been signaled as leg bye.
49.2
0
Jofra Archer to Ikram Ali Khil, Full toss again on off, Ali Khil defends it out.
49.1
0
Jofra Archer to Ikram Ali Khil, Full toss on off, Ali Khil keeps it out.
49
over
49 | 7 Runs | HH: 246/7
48.6
0
Mark Wood to Rashid Khan, Play and a miss to finish the over. Back of a length ball over the stumps, Rashid looks to hit it on the off side but misses.
48.5
2
Mark Wood to Rashid Khan, In the air but safe. Fuller on off, Rashid lofts it but does not time it well. It goes high in the air and lands at the vacant region at long off. The batsmen take two.
48.4
4
Mark Wood to Rashid Khan, FOUR! Something for Rashid to cheer. Good length ball outside off, Rashid clears his front leg and smashes it to the right of mid off. Vince there dives on that side and gets his hand to it but that's not enough to stop it from going to the fence.
48.3
0
Mark Wood to Rashid Khan, Swing and a miss. Short outside off, Rashid swings his bat at it but misses. This day just cannot get over soon for Rashid.
48.2
1
Mark Wood to Ikram Ali Khil, Bowls a yorker on leg, Ali Khil does well to dig it out and plays it towards mid on for a run.
48.1
0
Mark Wood to Ikram Ali Khil, Full on middle, Ali Khil defends it off the back foot.
48
over
48 | 4 Runs | HH: 239/7
47.6
0
Jofra Archer to Rashid Khan, Yorker outside off, Rashid looks to hit it but gets a bottom edge to the keeper.
47.5
0
Jofra Archer to Rashid Khan, Short again, Rashid flat-bats it to mid off.
47.5
1
Jofra Archer to Rashid Khan, WIDE! Bouncer bounces too high. It goes over Rashid's head and it has been wided.
47.4
2
Jofra Archer to Rashid Khan, This time Rashid gets some timing on it. Back of a length ball on off, Rashid hits it wide of sweeper cover and gets a couple.
47.3
0
Jofra Archer to Rashid Khan, Not a good day for Rashid. Neither with the ball nor with the bat. Short ball outside off, Rashid looks to pull but mistimes it to mid off.
47.2
1
Jofra Archer to Ikram Ali Khil, Very full on off, Ikram does well to get his bat down in time and hits it towards third man for a single.
47.1
0
Jofra Archer to Ikram Ali Khil, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
47
over
47 | 1 Runs | HH: 235/7
46.6
0
Mark Wood to Rashid Khan, Another play and a miss! Full and wide outside off, Rashid looks to drive but misses it completely.
46.5
0
Mark Wood to Rashid Khan, Short of a length delivery, Rashid looks to hook but misses it.
46.4
0
Mark Wood to Rashid Khan, Bowls it wide outside off, Khan looks to play at that but misses it.
46.3
1
Mark Wood to Ikram Ali Khil, On a length on middle, Ali Khil looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes towards the leg side for a single.
Ikram Ali Khil is the new man in.
46.2
W
Mark Wood to Najibullah Zadran, OUT! BOWLED! Wood bowls an off cutter which is full on middle, Zadran looks to slog but misses it and gets bowled. This is good bowling from Mark Wood.
46.1
0
Mark Wood to Najibullah Zadran, Short of a length delivery, Najibullah looks to pull but misses it.
46
over
46 | 7 Runs | HH: 234/6
45.6
0
Jofra Archer to Rashid Khan, Fuller and on middle, this is hit back to the bowler.
Rashid Khan walks out to bat next.
45.5
W
Jofra Archer to Hashmatullah Shahidi, OUT! TIMBER! Archer has the last laugh. Shahidi shuffles right across maybe expecting a short one. Archer bowls it slow and on middle, Shahidi looks to work it fine but misses it completely and the stumps are shattered. A good innings by Shahidi comes to an end.
45.4
4
Jofra Archer to Hashmatullah Shahidi, FOUR! Hammered! Full and on middle, this is smashed through mid on and it races away to the fence.
45.3
1
Jofra Archer to Najibullah Zadran, Full length again, the batsman hits it through mid-wicket for a single.
45.2
1
Jofra Archer to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Full length ball on the pads, the batsman flicks it towards square leg for a single.
45.1
1
Jofra Archer to Najibullah Zadran, Slower one on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
Jofra Archer is back!
45
over
45 | 5 Runs | HH: 227/5
44.6
0
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Shorter and on middle, the batsman ducks under it.
44.5
1
Mark Wood to Najibullah Zadran, This is outside off, it is guided down to third man for one.
44.4
1
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Another single as this is guided through point for one.
44.3
1
Mark Wood to Najibullah Zadran, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
44.2
1
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Another one on the pads, this is flicked through square leg for one.
44.1
1
Mark Wood to Najibullah Zadran, On the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
44
over
44 | 10 Runs | HH: 222/5
43.6
1
Chris Woakes to Najibullah Zadran, Full and outside off, this is jammed through covers for one.
43.5
1
Chris Woakes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, This is on the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
43.4
1
Chris Woakes to Najibullah Zadran, Shorter and outside off, Zadran looks to cut but it goes off the toe-end towards cover for one.
43.3
6
Chris Woakes to Najibullah Zadran, SIX! That is some hit! This is short and outside off, Zadran manages to drag his pull over the mid-wicket fence. That shot just proves this man is a strong man.
43.2
0
Chris Woakes to Najibullah Zadran, Outside off, Zadran swings but misses.
43.1
1
Chris Woakes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, In the air... but safe! Woakes follows Shahidi as he makes room with a short one. HS looks to defend but the ball hits the higher portion of the bat and lobs away from the bowler for a run.
43
over
43 | 4 Runs | HH: 212/5
42.6
0
Adil Rashid to Najibullah Zadran, NOT OUT! Nothing on Ultra Edge. England lose their review, don't think it will bother them though. The googly outside off, Zadran looks to reverse sweep but misses. Buttler takes it and appeals. The umpire shakes his head. Morgan reviews. Replays roll in and they show the on-field call is the right one.
A review as an appeal for a caught behind has been turned down. Zadran is the man in question.
42.5
2
Adil Rashid to Najibullah Zadran, Straightaway plays the reverse sweep, gets it fine on the off side for two.
Najibullah Zadran is the next batsman in.
42.4
W
Adil Rashid to Mohammad Nabi, OUT! Nabi holes out! Third wicket for Rashid. Right from the word go Nabi was looking to clear the fence. This time too his eyes lit up when he sees the flight on this delivery. It lands on middle, Nabi looks to go over long on but only manages to get a lot of height on it. Ben Stokes there takes an easy catch.
42.3
0
Adil Rashid to Mohammad Nabi, Slower through the air outside off, Nabi looks to go over covers but misses.
42.2
1
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single.
42.1
1
Adil Rashid to Mohammad Nabi, On the shorter side, Nabi looks to pull it hard but it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for one.
42
over
42 | 4 Runs | HH: 208/4
41.6
1
Chris Woakes to Mohammad Nabi, On the shorter side, Nabi looks to pull but it goes off the bottom towards point for one.
41.5
1
Chris Woakes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Just short! Shahidi comes down the track and Woakes bowls a slower one. HS looks to smash it over mid off but does not get the timing right. It goes uppishly towards mid off. Wood runs in and dives forward but fails to get to the ball. A single taken.
41.4
0
Chris Woakes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, On the stumps, this is pushed to the right of the bowler who dives to his right and saves a run.
41.3
1
Chris Woakes to Mohammad Nabi, Short and on the body, Nabi pulls it nicely behind square on the leg side for one.
41.2
0
Chris Woakes to Mohammad Nabi, A good short one on middle, Nabi looks to pull but gets a top edge which then hits the helmet and falls well short of the keeper.
41.1
1
Chris Woakes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Back of a length on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
41
over
41 | 8 Runs | HH: 204/4
40.6
6
Adil Rashid to Mohammad Nabi, SIX! Nabi is off the mark in an explosive way. Adil tosses it up on middle, Nabi does not wait for long and straightaway deposits into the stand over long on for a biggie.
The experienced Mohammad Nabi walks out to bat next.
40.5
W
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, OUT! Adil Rashid gets his second of the game. A flighted leg spinner pitching on off, Afghan looks to defend but the ball spins away from him and he gets an outside edge. It goes towards first slip, Joe Root there takes a regulation slip catch. A good innings from the former Afghanistan skipper. A fifty here would have been good for his personal record.
40.4
1
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, In the air...but safe. Flighted on middle, Shahidi comes down the track and chips it towards long on. It falls short of Woakes there.
40.3
0
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Tossed up on middle and leg, HS pushes it to mid on.
40.2
0
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Straighter on middle and leg, Shahidi plays a premeditated paddle which goes to short fine leg on a bounce.
40.1
1
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, Floated on off, Afghan gets down on one knee and sweeps it to backward square leg for a single.
Powerplay 3 has been signaled! Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the end of the game.
40
over
40 | 2 Runs | HH: 196/3
39.6
0
Chris Woakes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Well stopped! This is full and outside off, it is jammed out to point. The fielder dives to his left and saves a run.
39.5
1
Chris Woakes to Asghar Afghan, On the body, this is pulled down to fine leg for one.
39.4
1
Chris Woakes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, A low full toss, this is flicked towards deep square leg for one.
39.3
0
Chris Woakes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Swing and a miss! Outside off, Shahidi looks to hit it on the leg side but misses.
39.2
0
Chris Woakes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
39.1
0
Chris Woakes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Back of a length on off, this is guided through point for one.
39
over
39 | 6 Runs | HH: 194/3
38.6
1
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.
38.5
2
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Now the conventional sweep through square leg for a brace.
38.4
2
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Reverse sweep and it has been hit nicely through point. The fielder in the deep runs to his right, dives and saves two for his team.
38.3
0
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, The batter comes down the track and strokes it to mid off.
38.2
1
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, This is on the pads, it is worked towards mid-wicket for one.
38.1
0
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, Makes room and Rashid follows him. Afghan looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
38
over
38 | 3 Runs | HH: 188/3
37.6
0
Chris Woakes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Slower one and fuller in length, Shahidi looks to go hard at it but it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket.
37.5
0
Chris Woakes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Good length on off, this is blocked out.
37.4
1
Chris Woakes to Asghar Afghan, This is angled into the batter, it is worked through square leg for one.
37.3
1
Chris Woakes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, On the fuller side on off, this is hit to mid off for a quick run.
37.2
1
Chris Woakes to Asghar Afghan, Shorter and on middle, Afghan pulls it through square leg for one.
37.1
0
Chris Woakes to Asghar Afghan, Length and outside off, Afghan hangs his bat out but gets beaten.
Chris Woakes is back on!
37
over
37 | 5 Runs | HH: 185/3
36.6
0
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, A dot to end as Shahidi works it with the turn to mid-wicket.
36.5
1
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, On the shorter side, Afghan pulls it through backward square leg for one.
36.4
0
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, The batsman has punched that ball through the offside.
36.3
0
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, Comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of it. Keeps it out.
36.2
4
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, FOUR! Swept and swept nicely! Afghan sees the line is outside off so he goes down on one knee, sweeps it through square leg and the ball beats the dive of the fielder in the deep and a boundary results.
36.1
0
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, On the stumps, it is kept out.
36
over
36 | 8 Runs | HH: 180/3
35.6
0
Jofra Archer to Hashmatullah Shahidi, On a length on off, Shahidi plays it to point.
35.5
4
Jofra Archer to Hashmatullah Shahidi, FOUR! Poor delivery from Jofra Archer. Length delivery on the pads, Shahidi flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.
35.4
0
Jofra Archer to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Length delivery on off, Shahidi plays it to point.
35.4
1
Jofra Archer to Hashmatullah Shahidi, WIDE! Bowls a bouncer outside off, Shahidi does not bother to play at it.
35.3
0
Jofra Archer to Hashmatullah Shahidi, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Shahidi looks to defend but misses it due to the seam movement on this one.
35.2
1
Jofra Archer to Asghar Afghan, On a length on middle, Afghan flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
35.1
2
Jofra Archer to Asghar Afghan, Short of a length delivery, Afghan pulls it over mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
35
over
35 | 12 Runs | HH: 172/3
34.6
4
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, FOUR! Brings up his fifty in style! His 9th ODI fifty. He gets there by dragging his sweep from outside off, gets it behind square on the leg side and the ball races to the fence. He started off slowly but that blow on the head seems to have woken him up. He has scored freely since then. He would love to bat longer now.
34.5
1
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, The batsman has punched that ball through the offside. One run added to the total.
34.4
1
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, This time connects with the sweep shot and hits it through square leg for one.
34.4
3
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, The leg spinner down the leg side, Shahidi looks to sweep but misses. Buttler fails to collect it and it goes towards fine leg for two. Wide has been signaled.
34.3
2
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Another slider outside off, this is guided past point for two.
34.2
1
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, Flatter and on the pads, this is pulled through square leg for one.
34.1
0
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, NOT OUT! Afghan is in! Floated outside off, Asghar looks to sweep but misses. Buttler whips the bails off and appeals. The umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that AA is in.
A stumping appeal has been taken upstairs. England don't seem confident.
34
over
34 | 7 Runs | HH: 160/3
33.6
1
Jofra Archer to Asghar Afghan, DROPPED BY BAIRSTOW AGAIN! A short one on middle, the batter looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes high up in the air towards fine leg. JB there runs to his left, gets two hands to it but spills it. Jonny has not had a good day in the field.
33.5
0
Jofra Archer to Asghar Afghan, Goes short again, this time it is outside off. Afghan looks to upper cut it but misses.
33.4
0
Jofra Archer to Asghar Afghan, Another short one outside off, Afghan looks to pull again but misses.
33.3
4
Jofra Archer to Asghar Afghan, FOUR! He surely did not want to hit it that straight but he gets the desired result. Short and around middle, Afghan pulls it past mid on for a boundary.
33.2
0
Jofra Archer to Asghar Afghan, Back of a length on middle, blocked.
33.1
2
Jofra Archer to Asghar Afghan, A couple! Runs leaking now! Short and outside off, this is cut through point for a couple. 50-run stand up, it has come up in quick time. The two batters have shown good intent so far. Need to continue the good work.
Jofra Archer is back on!
33
over
33 | 13 Runs | HH: 153/3
32.6
6
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, SIX! Second in the over! Shahidi is the man who hits it this time. Brilliant use of the feet by him. He gets to the pitch of it and lofts it over mid off. It carries over the fence. Afghanistan have decided to step on the gas here. 27 from the last two.
32.5
0
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Full on off, this is hit to mid off.
32.4
1
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
32.3
6
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, SIX! What a shot that is! Afghan comes down the track, gets close to the delivery and hits it over the mid-wicket stand for a biggie. The thing is, he went against the turn so it was a high risk shot. Came off though.
32.2
0
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, Flatter and on off, this is kept out.
32.1
0
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, Floated outside off, Afghan looks to sweep. He swung so hard that he lost his balance, misses the ball but both his feet are inside the crease.
32
over
32 | 14 Runs | HH: 140/3
31.6
0
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Dot ball. Bowls a bouncer, Shahidi does well to duck under it.
31.5
6
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, SIX! Innovative shot. Short delivery, Shahidi looks to pull but it goes off the top edge over long on for a maximum.
31.4
2
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They manage to come back for the second.
31.3
1
Mark Wood to Asghar Afghan, What happened there? Full on middle, Afghan drives it straight past the bowler. It goes towards mid off where the fielder goes for a direct hit at the keeper's end but misses as it hits the footmark in that area. The batsmen take a single in the process.
31.2
1
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Length delivery on middle, Shahidi shuffles across and flicks it towards fine leg. The batsmen cross ends.
31.1
4
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, FOUR! Nice shot. Length delivery on leg, Shahidi flicks it over fine leg for a boundary.
31
over
31 | 1 Runs | HH: 126/3
30.6
0
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, On off, this is blocked.
30.5
0
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, Flatter and on middle, this is hit to mid on.
30.4
0
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
30.3
1
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, The googly and fuller on middle, this is swept through square leg for one.
30.2
0
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Tossed up outside off, Shahidi looks to defend but ends up playing inside the line. Beaten.
30.1
0
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Tosses it up on middle, this is hit to the left of the bowler who dives and saves a run.
30
over
30 | 3 Runs | HH: 125/3
29.6
1
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Goes short again, this time it is at chest height. Shahidi works it by hopping through the leg side for one.
The Afghan physio is out and so is the English physio. They are having a concussion check on him. Good news is that Shahidi is up on his feet and shows the thumbs up. Also, a change of helmet for him.
29.5
0
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Right on the helmet! The batsman is down on the ground. Not good signs! This is quick and on the body of the batter. Shahidi looks to duck under it but is slow to do so. Hits him right on the helmet.
29.4
1
Mark Wood to Asghar Afghan, Goes short again but this is outside off, this does not bounce as much as Wood wanted it to. Afghan pulls it towards wide mid on for one.
29.3
0
Mark Wood to Asghar Afghan, OUCH! Short again and it is at a good height. Afghan fends at it awkwardly onto the leg side.
29.2
1
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Good length and around off, HS looks to drive but the ball goes off the outside edge and down to third man for one.
29.1
0
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, On middle, this is worked to the left of the bowler. Shahidi sets off but is sent back. Rightly so as Wood scores a direct hit at the keeper's end. Shahidi was well in though.
29
over
29 | 12 Runs | HH: 122/3
28.6
4
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, FOUR! Nice shot. Short delivery on middle, Afghan pulls it towards fine leg for a boundary. 12 runs have come from the over. Big over for Afghanistan.
28.5
1
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Flighted delivery on middle, Shahidi comes down the track and plays it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen change ends.
28.4
1
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, Tossed up on off, Afghan drives it towards covers for a run.
28.3
6
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, SIX! Marvellous! Flighted delivery on middle, Afghan comes down the track and lofts it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
28.2
0
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, Full on off, Afghan drives it to covers.
28.1
0
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, Short on off, Afghan plays it to covers.
28
over
28 | 2 Runs | HH: 110/3
27.6
0
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Played to the point region by the batsman.
27.5
0
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Shorter and on off, Shahidi hops and defends it onto the ground.
27.4
0
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, On the off pole, this is kept out.
27.3
1
Mark Wood to Asghar Afghan, Shorter and on off, Afghan hops and looks to defend but the ball goes off the outer half towards point for one.
27.2
0
Mark Wood to Asghar Afghan, Nasty delivery! This is a bumper and a well-directed one. Afghan looks to fend at it by taking his eyes off the ball but it hits his glove.
27.1
1
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Back of a length on off, Shahidi hops and guides it down to third man for one.
27
over
27 | 3 Runs | HH: 108/3
26.6
0
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, BEATEN! Lands it on off and then gets it to turn away sharply. Afghan looks to defend but is beaten by the away turn.
26.5
0
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, Afghan dances down the track but does not get to the pitch of it. He keeps it out.
26.4
0
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, This is worked with the turn through square leg for one.
26.3
1
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, This is worked with the turn through square leg for one.
26.2
1
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, Flighted ball on off, this is eased down to long off for one.
26.1
1
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Shorter and around off, Shahidi goes back and slaps it through covers for one.
26
over
26 | 1 Runs | HH: 105/3
25.6
0
Mark Wood to Asghar Afghan, Length delivery on off, Afghan keeps it out.
25.5
0
Mark Wood to Asghar Afghan, Good length delivery on off, Afghan blocks it off the back foot.
25.4
1
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Length delivery on off, Shahidi guides it towards third man for a run.
25.3
0
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Bowls a bouncer outside off, Shahidi does well to duck under it.
25.2
0
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, On a good length on off, Shahidi defends it out.
25.1
0
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Full on middle, Shahidi plays it to mid on.
Mark Wood is back into the attack.
25
over
25 | 2 Runs | HH: 104/3
24.6
0
Adil Rashid to Asghar Afghan, The googly which lands on middle, it spins back sharply. Afghan looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
Asghar Afghan is the next batsman in.
24.5
W
Adil Rashid to Rahmat Shah, OUT! Shah has been dismissed of a full toss! He can't believe it. Rashid though is a happy, happy man. He gives this a lot of flight and it ends up being a full toss. Rahmat hits hard uppishly towards deep mid-wicket. It is the longer part of the ground and he does not get the power he would have wanted behind the shot. It goes to Bairstow who takes a good catch moving to his left. The opener got a chance to redeem himself and he did not make a mistake. The bowling change works wonders and a decent innings by Shah comes to an end. He though will be disappointed to not get to his half ton.
24.4
0
Adil Rashid to Rahmat Shah, The leg spinner on middle, Shah defends it.
24.3
1
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Tossed up on off, Shahidi keeps it out towards cover for one.
24.2
0
Adil Rashid to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Floats it on off, this is hit to mid off.
24.1
1
Adil Rashid to Rahmat Shah, This is flatter and on middle, Shah looks to push at it but the ball goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
Adil Rashid is into the attack.
24
over
24 | 2 Runs | HH: 102/2
23.6
1
Ben Stokes to Rahmat Shah, Shah plays this late and down towards third man for one. The fifty-run stand is up between the two. The way they have played though, seems like they aren't going for the win here and are happy to just bat.
23.5
0
Ben Stokes to Rahmat Shah, Short and around off, Shah evades it at the very end.
23.4
0
Ben Stokes to Rahmat Shah, The batsman gets a bottom edge of the bat on that one.
23.3
0
Ben Stokes to Rahmat Shah, Closer to the off pole, Rahmat looks to guide it down to third man but the ball is too close to play that shot. He ends up chopping it to the keeper.
23.2
1
Ben Stokes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Outside off, this is guided through point for one.
23.1
0
Ben Stokes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, On a good length and around off, this is guided to point.
23
over
23 | 2 Runs | HH: 100/2
22.6
0
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, Floated delivery on middle, Shah keeps it out.
22.5
2
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, Flighted delivery on middle, Rahmat flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
22.4
0
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, On off, Shah plays it to covers.
22.3
0
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, Floated delivery on middle, Shah defends it off the back foot.
22.2
0
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, Tossed up delivery on off, Rahmat plays it to point.
22.1
0
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, Flighted delivery on middle, Shah defends it off the front foot.
22
over
22 | 4 Runs | HH: 98/2
21.6
1
Ben Stokes to Rahmat Shah, Good length ball outside off, Shah glances it to fine leg and keeps the strike with a single.
21.5
1
Ben Stokes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Very full on middle. Misses yorker by a mere inches. Shahidi milks it towards mid on and takes a quick run.
21.4
1
Ben Stokes to Rahmat Shah, Full now outside off, Rahmat nudges it to sweeper cover and gets to the other end.
21.3
1
Ben Stokes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Good length ball around off, Shahidi strokes it to third man and gets a single.
21.2
0
Ben Stokes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Now bowls it on the good length area, Shahidi taps it towards cover and looks for a quick single but he does not get it.
21.1
0
Ben Stokes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Bouncer! It is on middle, Shahidi ducks under it.
21
over
21 | 8 Runs | HH: 94/2
20.6
1
Moeen Ali to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Loopy delivery on off, Shahidi plays it towards point for a single.
20.5
0
Moeen Ali to Hashmatullah Shahidi, BEATEN! Tossed up delivery just outside off, Shahidi looks to defend but misses it due to the turn on this one.
20.4
1
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, Floated delivery on off, Rahmat plays it towards point. The batsmen cross ends.
20.3
4
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, FOUR! Good shot. Flighted delivery on leg, Shah tickles it towards fine leg for a boundary.
20.2
1
Moeen Ali to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Tossed up on off, Shahidi comes down the track and plays it towards covers for a run.
20.1
1
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, Flighted delivery on middle, Shah flicks it towards square leg for a single.
20
over
20 | 3 Runs | HH: 86/2
19.6
1
Ben Stokes to Rahmat Shah, Shorter and on off, Shah guides it down to third man and gets to the other end.
19.5
0
Ben Stokes to Rahmat Shah, Back of a length again and this is guided to point.
19.4
1
Ben Stokes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Goes full this time, Shahidi works it wide of mid on for one.
19.3
0
Ben Stokes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Back of a length around off, Shahidi looks to push it through the off side but gets beaten.
19.2
0
Ben Stokes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Good length on middle, there is extra bounce on this one. Hits the glove of Shahidi as he tries to keep it out.
19.1
1
Ben Stokes to Rahmat Shah, Good length and around off, Rahmat guides it down to third man for one.
19
over
19 | 5 Runs | HH: 83/2
18.6
0
Moeen Ali to Hashmatullah Shahidi, On middle, Shahidi keeps it out. Afghanistan need 315 runs in 186 balls.
18.5
0
Moeen Ali to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Flighted delivery on middle, Shahidi defends it off the back foot.
18.4
1
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, Tossed up on middle, Rahmat comes down the track and flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
18.3
0
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, Floated delivery on off, Shah defends it out.
18.2
4
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, FOUR! Short on off, Shah looks to guide but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a boundary.
18.1
0
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, Flighted delivery on middle, Shah looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
18
over
18 | 3 Runs | HH: 78/2
17.6
0
Ben Stokes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Shorter and around off, Shahidi evades it.
17.5
0
Ben Stokes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, BEATEN! Back of a length and around off, this is angled away. Shahidi hangs his bat out and gets beaten.
17.4
2
Ben Stokes to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Fuller and outside off, this is carved through cover-point for an easy two.
17.3
1
Ben Stokes to Rahmat Shah, Back of a length on off, Shah looks to play it with an angled bat. The ball goes off the inner half on the leg side and the batters take one.
17.2
0
Ben Stokes to Rahmat Shah, A good short one, Shah looks to pull but misses.
17.1
0
Ben Stokes to Rahmat Shah, This is angled into the pads, Shah looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
Ben Stokes is into the attack now!
DRINKS!
17
over
17 | 9 Runs | HH: 75/2
16.6
0
Moeen Ali to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Tossed up on off, Shahidi drives it towards mid off.
16.5
1
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, Full on middle, Shah drives it towards mid on for a run.
16.4
6
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, SIX! That has gone all the way! Mid off was up and inside the circle but it wouldn't have mattered as it went into the stands. Tossed up delivery on middle, Shah comes down the track and lofts it over long off for a biggie. A welcome boundary for Afghanistan.
16.3
1
Moeen Ali to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Floated delivery on off, Shahidi drives it towards mid off for a single.
16.2
0
Moeen Ali to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Flighted delivery on off, Shahidi drives it back towards the bowler where Moeen Ali does well to stop it with a dive.
16.1
1
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, Tossed up on off, Shah drives it towards covers for a single.
16
over
16 | 0 Runs | HH: 66/2
15.6
0
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Bouncer! The batsman does well to evade it.
15.5
0
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, On off, this is blocked.
15.4
0
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Goes wide of the crease and angles it on off, it is blocked.
15.3
0
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, A fumble may have saved Rahmat there! This is pushed to mid off. Shahidi wants a run and Shah responds. Shahidi then stops and asks Rahmat to go back. The mid off fielder gets to the ball but does not collect it cleanly. Could have been close had he scored a direct hit.
15.2
0
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Back of a length on off, it is blocked.
15.1
0
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Short and on the body, the batter ducks under it.
15
over
15 | 4 Runs | HH: 66/2
14.6
1
Moeen Ali to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Another single as Shahidi guides it through point.
14.5
1
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, Shorter and outside off, Shah looks to cut but ends up chopping it to the point region for one.
14.4
0
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, Wrong end! This is tossed up on off, Rahmat drops it on the off side and he wants a run, sets off but then is sent back. Buttler gets to the ball quickly but fires it at the bowler's end.
14.3
0
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, This is played with the angle to mid-wicket.
14.2
1
Moeen Ali to Hashmatullah Shahidi, On the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
14.1
1
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, Flatter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
14
over
14 | 5 Runs | HH: 62/2
13.6
0
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Another good delivery! Lands it on off and then slants it away. Shahidi plays inside the line and lets it go.
13.5
0
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, On the fuller side, the batter strokes it to mid on.
13.4
0
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Well bowled! Bends his back on this one and lands it around off, this one takes off. Shahidi hops and looks to defend but gets beaten.
13.4
1
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Bangs this one short and on middle, Shahidi ducks under it. It has been wided for height.
13.3
4
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, EDGY FOUR! Afghanistan won't mind how they come as long as they come. Fuller and on off, angles away. Shahidi looks to push at it but the ball goes off the outside edge. Between first slip and gully for a boundary.
13.2
0
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Shorter and outside off, HS shoulders arms to this one.
13.1
0
Mark Wood to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Back of a length on off, Shahidi looks to defend but it goes off the outer half to point.
13
over
13 | 4 Runs | HH: 57/2
12.6
1
Moeen Ali to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Tossed up on off, Shahidi plays it towards point. The batsmen cross ends.
12.5
0
Moeen Ali to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Flighted delivery on off, Shahidi defends it off the front foot.
12.4
1
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, Tossed up on middle, Shah nudges it towards square leg for a run.
12.3
1
Moeen Ali to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Floated delivery on middle, Shahidi flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
12.2
0
Moeen Ali to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Flighted delivery on off, Shahidi defends it off the back foot.
12.1
1
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, Short and outside off, Naib makes room and cuts it towards point for a single.
12
over
12 | 2 Runs | HH: 53/2
11.6
1
Mark Wood to Rahmat Shah, Full and on the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket. They take one, think of a second but then bail out. End of a successful first by Wood.
Hashmatullah Shahidi walks out to bat next.
11.5
W
Mark Wood to Gulbadin Naib, OUT! An excellent catch by Buttler sees the back of Naib. Wood makes an impact straightaway. This was too quick for Naib. Wood bangs it short and on middle, it hurries onto the batsman. Naib looks to pull but is way too late. The ball hits the top edge and goes high up in the air towards fine leg. Buttler runs after it and takes it with a dive forward. A decent innings from Naib comes to an end. He played with intent but needed to continue.
11.4
1
Mark Wood to Rahmat Shah, This is angled into the batsman, Shah works it through mid-wicket for one.
11.3
0
Mark Wood to Rahmat Shah, Another length ball on off, this is defended onto the ground.
11.2
0
Mark Wood to Rahmat Shah, Good length and on off, this one is blocked.
11.1
0
Mark Wood to Rahmat Shah, On the fuller side and tails back in a little. Shah pushes it to mid on.
11
over
11 | 3 Runs | HH: 51/1
10.6
1
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, Tossed up on middle and leg, Rahmat nudges it towards square leg for a run.
10.5
1
Moeen Ali to Gulbadin Naib, Floated delivery on middle, Naib flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
10.4
0
Moeen Ali to Gulbadin Naib, Tossed up on off, the skipper defends it out.
10.3
0
Moeen Ali to Gulbadin Naib, Flighted delivery on middle, Naib defends it off the back foot.
10.2
1
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, Full on middle, Rahmat drives it towards mid on for a single.
10.1
0
Moeen Ali to Rahmat Shah, Flighted delivery on middle, Shah comes down the track and pads it away.
Moeen Ali is on now!
Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.
10
over
10 | 4 Runs | HH: 48/1
9.6
3
Jofra Archer to Rahmat Shah, Short of a length delivery, Shah pulls it over mid-wicket. The batsmen get three runs. Good running between the wickets. Afghanistan are 48/1 after Powerplay 1. At this stage England were 46/1. It has been a steady start from Afghanistan but they will need to accelerate from here.
9.5
0
Jofra Archer to Rahmat Shah, On a good length on middle, Rahmat keeps it out.
9.4
0
Jofra Archer to Rahmat Shah, On a good length and outside off, Shah shoulders his arms to this one.
9.3
0
Jofra Archer to Rahmat Shah, Bowls a bumper on leg, Shah does well to duck under it.
9.2
1
Jofra Archer to Gulbadin Naib, Full on middle, Naib looks to slog but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen cross ends.
9.1
0
Jofra Archer to Gulbadin Naib, BEATEN! On a good length on middle, Naib looks to pull but misses it.
9
over
9 | 9 Runs | HH: 44/1
8.6
1
Chris Woakes to Gulbadin Naib, Good length and outside off, Naib pushes at it with hard hands but the ball flies off the outside edge down towards third man for one. A productive over for the visitors.
8.5
0
Chris Woakes to Gulbadin Naib, On the stumps again, this is pushed back to the bowler.
8.4
4
Chris Woakes to Gulbadin Naib, FOUR! Up and over! Naib is dealing in boundaries! Short and outside off, Gulbadin slaps it over point and bags another boundary. The captain is playing a good knock here.
8.3
0
Chris Woakes to Gulbadin Naib, Back of a length on off, Naib blocks it out.
8.2
4
Chris Woakes to Gulbadin Naib, FOUR! This time he finds the middle! It is another slower one on middle, Naib waits for it and then pulls it behind square on the leg side for a boundary.
8.1
0
Chris Woakes to Gulbadin Naib, Slower one! Naib looks to pull but is a touch early in the shot, ends up hitting it to short fine leg.
8
over
8 | 1 Runs | HH: 35/1
7.6
0
Jofra Archer to Rahmat Shah, Full on off, Rahmat drives it to mid off.
7.5
0
Jofra Archer to Rahmat Shah, On a good length on off, Rahmat defends it out.
7.4
0
Jofra Archer to Rahmat Shah, Full on middle, Shah drives it to mid on.
7.3
0
Jofra Archer to Rahmat Shah, Short of a length delivery, Shah looks to pull but misses it.
7.2
0
Jofra Archer to Rahmat Shah, Play and a miss! Archer bowls it on a good length and outside off, Shah looks to drive away from the body but misses it due to the away movement on this one.
7.1
1
Jofra Archer to Gulbadin Naib, On a length on middle, Naib flicks it towards square leg for a single.
7
over
7 | 6 Runs | HH: 34/1
6.6
1
Chris Woakes to Gulbadin Naib, Another slower one outside off, Naib looks to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge, through the vacant slip region and down to third man for one.
6.5
1
Chris Woakes to Rahmat Shah, Shorter and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
6.4
0
Chris Woakes to Rahmat Shah, Fuller and on off, this is driven nicely but to mid off.
6.3
0
Chris Woakes to Rahmat Shah, Back of a length ball on off, this is pushed to the man at covers.
6.2
1
Chris Woakes to Gulbadin Naib, Back of a length around off, this is pushed to the man at mid off for one.
6.2
1
Chris Woakes to Gulbadin Naib, Another slower one, this is down the leg side. Naib goes after it but misses. Wided.
6.1
2
Chris Woakes to Gulbadin Naib, Leading edge for two! Slower one on middle, Naib closes the face of the bat a touch early. It goes off the leading edge through covers for two.
6
over
6 | 15 Runs | HH: 28/1
5.6
0
Jofra Archer to Rahmat Shah, A lovely delivery to end but an excellent over for Afghanistan! Back of a length around off, Rahmat looks to defend but the ball straightens. He ends up playing inside the line and the ball whizzes past the outside edge.
5.5
0
Jofra Archer to Rahmat Shah, Short one, Rahmat may have been ready for it as he ducks under it with ease.
5.4
1
Jofra Archer to Gulbadin Naib, Archer goes short and on the body, Naib helps it on its way to the fine leg fielder. Takes one. Good sensible batting.
5.3
4
Jofra Archer to Gulbadin Naib, FOUR! Over mid off! Naib is taking Archer to the cleaners in this over. 14 from the first three balls. Full and on off, Naib lofts it over the mid off fielder and bags another boundary.
5.2
6
Jofra Archer to Gulbadin Naib, SIX! Naib is going for it! He has picked the bones out of this one. Another length delivery, Naib once again clears his front leg and tonks it over the mid-wicket fence.
5.1
4
Jofra Archer to Gulbadin Naib, FOUR! Dismissed! Short and on middle, Naib clears his front leg and smashes it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
5
over
5 | 4 Runs | HH: 13/1
4.6
0
Chris Woakes to Rahmat Shah, On the stumps, this is defended.
4.5
0
Chris Woakes to Rahmat Shah, Back of a length on off, RS pushes it to cover.
4.4
0
Chris Woakes to Rahmat Shah, On the off pole, Shah lunges and defends it onto the ground.
4.3
0
Chris Woakes to Rahmat Shah, EDGED AND DROPPED! A very straightforward chance there! Woakes is not happy and rightly so. This is on the fuller side and around off, shapes away a touch. Shah hangs his bat out but the ball goes off the outside edge and straight to Bairstow at first slip. He fails to hang on, Root at second slip looks to take it on the rebound but it falls away from him.
4.2
0
Chris Woakes to Rahmat Shah, Tightens his line and then bowls it on off, Rahmat defends it out.
4.1
4
Chris Woakes to Rahmat Shah, FOUR! Excellent shot for the first boundary of this innings! Slightly short and outside off, Rahmat Shah gets on top of the bounce and slaps it through covers for a boundary.
Chris Woakes has some issue with the landing area and the groundstaff are trying to solve the problem out there. Also, the Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib is down. We don't know what exactly the issue is.
4
over
4 | 3 Runs | HH: 9/1
3.6
0
Jofra Archer to Gulbadin Naib, Quick! Short and around off, it skids through. Naib is beaten for pace as he looks to pull.
3.5
0
Jofra Archer to Gulbadin Naib, On the stumps again, Naib stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
3.4
2
Jofra Archer to Gulbadin Naib, Short and on the body, Naib pulls it behind square on the leg side and takes two.
3.3
1
Jofra Archer to Rahmat Shah, Well played and good running! Length and around off, this is pushed towards cover for a quick run.
3.2
0
Jofra Archer to Rahmat Shah, Brute of a delivery! Fractionally short and this one zips through. Rahmat does well to pull his bat out of the way right at the end.
3.1
0
Jofra Archer to Rahmat Shah, On the shorter side on off, this is guided to point.
3
over
3 | 2 Runs | HH: 6/1
2.6
0
Chris Woakes to Gulbadin Naib, BEAUTY TO END! Fuller and it initially angles into the off pole which means the batsman has to play at it. Moves away in the end and beats the outside edge as Naib looks to push at it.
2.5
0
Chris Woakes to Gulbadin Naib, First shot out of aggression! Length and around off, Naib looks to hoick it over the leg side but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
2.4
0
Chris Woakes to Gulbadin Naib, Good length again on off, Rahmat looks to push it through the off side but it goes off the inner half to mid on.
2.3
1
Chris Woakes to Rahmat Shah, Another quick run! Shah is off the mark. He drops it on the off side and gets to the other end.
2.2
0
Chris Woakes to Rahmat Shah, Back of a length on off, this is defended.
2.1
1
Chris Woakes to Gulbadin Naib, Back of a length on off, Naib stands tall and pushes it towards mid off for one.
2
over
2 | 3 Runs | HH: 4/1
1.6
0
Jofra Archer to Rahmat Shah, A little too wide outside off, it is left alone. End of a successful first by Archer.
1.5
0
Jofra Archer to Rahmat Shah, Lovely delivery! Back of a length on off, it straightens a touch. Rahmat initially looks to defend it but then pulls his bat out of the way.
1.4
0
Jofra Archer to Rahmat Shah, Goes for the yorker on off, Rahmat is up for it, he jams it out.
1.3
0
Jofra Archer to Rahmat Shah, Back of a length on off, Rahmat stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
Rahmat Shah is the next batsman in.
1.2
W
Jofra Archer to Noor Ali Zadran, OUT! Drags it on! Jofra Archer strikes on his second ball itself. Not the best of deliveries though. It is on a length and outside off, Noor Ali throws his bat at it away from the body. He only manages an inside edge which crashes into the stumps. Afghanistan have been rocked early. Exactly what you don't want chasing a huge target.
1.1
3
Jofra Archer to Gulbadin Naib, Good fielding! Slightly fuller and on off, Naib just uses the pace and strokes it through mid off. Woakes gives it a chase and manages to push it back in. The umpires do go upstairs to check and replays show, the effort is a good one. Afghanistan are underway!
Jofra Archer to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
1
over
1 | 1 Runs | HH: 1/0
0.6
0
Chris Woakes to Noor Ali Zadran, Woakes bowls it on a good length on leg, Zadran looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. Just 1 run of the first over. Good start from England.
0.5
0
Chris Woakes to Noor Ali Zadran, On a good length on middle, Zadran defends it out.
0.4
0
Chris Woakes to Noor Ali Zadran, On a good length on off, Noor defends it off the front foot.
0.3
0
Chris Woakes to Noor Ali Zadran, Good length delivery on middle, Zadran defends it off the back foot.
0.3
1
Chris Woakes to Noor Ali Zadran, WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Zadran looks to flick but misses it.
0.2
0
Chris Woakes to Noor Ali Zadran, BEATEN! Beauty of a delivery. That nips back in and cuts him into half. On a good length on middle, Zadran looks to defend but misses it due to the inswing on this one.
0.1
0
Chris Woakes to Noor Ali Zadran, Woakes starts with a good length delivery outside off, Zadran plays it to point.
We are back for the chase. The England players and the umpires walk out to the middle. Noor Ali Zadran and Gulbadin Naib will open the batting for Afghanistan. Chris Woakes will start the proceedings for England.
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st Innings England
The England batters have probably batted the Afghanistan side out of the game! It will be interesting to see if they will go after this chase or will be happy to play out the 50 overs. England on the other hand, will try and bundle them out as quickly as possible and win by a huge margin. Join us for the chase in a short while.
Not a lot to write about the Afghanistan bowling. The scorecard probably says it all. Gulbadin Naib was probably the pick of the bowlers as he finished with a three fer. Mujeeb was good with his lines and lengths and finished an economical spell. However, Rashid Khan went for above 12 per over and Nabi too had a day to forget.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, if Morgan would have been offered 397, he would have surely taken it with both hands. However, they did not start off in the fastest manner as they finished Powerplay 1 at 46 for the loss of one wicket. Root and Bairstow then went along nicely and slowly but steadily upped the ante. The two added a 120-run stand and laid the foundation. Then too though, England never looked like they would get close to 400 but then the carnage began. Morgan right from the outset, went after the bowlers. He was dropped early on in the innings and he ensured to make Afghanistan pay for it. 17 sixes is what he hit in his 148 of 71 balls. Joe Root's 88 was equally important as he stuck around like a glue and Moeen Ali's cameo in the end took them extremely close to 400.
End of the annihilation! Some unreal hitting out there! Not only the Afghanistan players will be relieved to get off the field but a much-needed break for us as well.
49.6
1
Dawlat Zadran to Moeen Ali, Single to end the over. Full and wide outside off, Moeen gets down and creams it to sweeper cover for a single. Won't get to 400 but the hosts have demolished Afghanistan here. 19 off the final over. ENGLAND FINISH WITH 397/6 OFF THEIR 50 OVERS.
49.5
6
Dawlat Zadran to Moeen Ali, SIX! Two-in-two. Dawlat started the over well but he is being thrashed here by Moeen. Full on middle and leg and once again Moeen smashes it over his favourite region, the mid-wicket region for a biggie.
49.4
6
Dawlat Zadran to Moeen Ali, SIX! This is deposited into the stands. Full on middle and leg, Moeen smacks it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Inching closer to 400 here are England.
49.4
1
Dawlat Zadran to Moeen Ali, WIDE! Bouncer bounces over the head and it has been ducked. Umpire signals it as wide.
49.3
4
Dawlat Zadran to Moeen Ali, FOUR! Harsh, very harsh. This game is so cruel for the bowler's at time. Dawlat once again bowls short on the body, Moeen looks to pull but it goes off the top edge. The ball goes towards the fine leg region and beats the chasing keeper to the fence. A very well directed short ball but it still goes to the fence.
49.2
1
Dawlat Zadran to Chris Woakes, Just 1 run off the first 2 balls of the final over. Dawlat bangs it in short, Woakes looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto his body. The ball rolls to the side of the pitch and they take a run.
Chris Woakes walks out to bat next.
49.1
W
Dawlat Zadran to Ben Stokes, OUT! Bowled! Stokes cannot take his side to 400! Dawlat bowls it very full on the leg pole as Stokes was shuffling across, he looks to flick but misses and the ball goes onto disturb the leg pole. His third of the game, he has something to cherish about.
49
over
49 | 14 Runs | HH: 378/5
48.6
6
Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, SIX! Clobbered! A biggie to start the over and one to end it. Another very full delivery, Ali makes Rashid pay as he hits it over the long on fence. End of the misery for Rashid. One of the rare occasions where Afghanistan have bowled 50 overs and Rashid hasn't bowled his full quota of 10 overs. His figures read 9-0-110-0.
48.5
1
Rashid Khan to Ben Stokes, Shuffles across and pulls it to deep square leg for one.
48.4
0
Rashid Khan to Ben Stokes, DROPPED! Sums up Rashid's day! Short and outside off. Stokes looks to cut but gets an outside edge towards the keeper which he fails to hang onto.
48.3
0
Rashid Khan to Ben Stokes, NOT OUT! That was close though! Stokes was just about in there! Rashid bowls the googly outside off. Stokes looks to power it down the ground but misses. The keeper whips the bails off and appeals. The umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that Stokes did drag his foot out but manages to plant it back in but just.
A stumping appeal! Stokes is the man in question, Afghanistan do not look confident.
48.2
1
Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, Goes short this time but gets away with it as Ali mistimes it to long off for one.
48.1
6
Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, SIX! Welcome back, Rashid Khan. Also, he has now conceded 100 runs. Once again he bowls right in the zone. Full and on off, this is smashed over the long off fence.
Rashid Khan back!
48
over
48 | 5 Runs | HH: 364/5
47.6
1
Dawlat Zadran to Moeen Ali, Length delivery outside off, Moeen plays it towards point for a single. 5 runs and a wicket from the over.
47.6
1
Dawlat Zadran to Moeen Ali, WIDE! Bowls short delivery down the leg side, Ali looks to go after it but misses it.
47.5
0
Dawlat Zadran to Moeen Ali, Length delivery on off, Ali plays it to point.
Moeen Ali makes his way out to the middle.
47.4
W
Dawlat Zadran to Jos Buttler, OUT! No impact from Jos Buttler. Short delivery outside off, Buttler looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes straight to the mid off fielder where Mohammad Nabi takes the simplest of catches. Afghanistan need more of these. England might not reach 400 from here.
47.3
2
Dawlat Zadran to Jos Buttler, Bowls a yorker on middle, Buttler does well to dig it out and flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
47.2
1
Dawlat Zadran to Ben Stokes, Short delivery, Stokes pulls it towards square leg for a run.
47.1
0
Dawlat Zadran to Ben Stokes, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, Stokes looks to play a scoop shot but misses it.
Ben Stokes is the new batsman in.
47
over
47 | 19 Runs | HH: 359/4
46.6
W
Gulbadin Naib to Eoin Morgan, OUT! End of the fun! End of the carnage by this man. A once in a life time innings comes to an end here. The crowd is on its feet applauding the England skipper. His knock has probably batted Afghanistan out of the game. Extraordinary. He looks to smash this one out of the ground again. It is a slower ball outside off. Morgan ends up hitting it flat and straight to Shah at long off. So both the set batsmen are back in the hut in this over itself. Can England still get to 400?
46.5
6
Gulbadin Naib to Eoin Morgan, SIX! 17th six! Breaks the record of the most sixes by a player in an ODI game. Once again the bowler misses his mark and he pays the price. Full and on middle, this is hit down the ground and it carries all the way.
Jos Buttler is the new batsman in.
46.4
W
Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root, OUT! No hundred for Root! But very unselfish from him. He could have easily got to his third ton of this World Cup and created a record by playing the ball to its merit, he does not do so though. He looks to play in an aggressive manner. Tries to smash this slower one out of the park but does not generate the power he wanted and he holes out to long on where Shah takes it. End of another top innings from Root. End of the mammoth 189-run stand. This partnership has made 400 possible for England.
46.3
1
Gulbadin Naib to Eoin Morgan, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
46.2
6
Gulbadin Naib to Eoin Morgan, SIX! Biggie from the second ball as well! This is carnage! His 16th maximum. He has equaled the record for the most maximums in a game. This is shorter and it is the slower one. Morgan has to generate all the power, he does so as he hammers it over the long on fence.
46.1
6
Gulbadin Naib to Eoin Morgan, SIX! Right in the slot and the mood Morgan is in, he won't miss out! Full and on off, Morgan smashes it over the long off fence. Six from the first ball.
46
over
46 | 17 Runs | HH: 340/2
45.6
0
Dawlat Zadran to Joe Root, Looks to play the reverse sweep but misses. A dot to end but 17 from the over.
45.5
1
Dawlat Zadran to Eoin Morgan, Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single.
45.4
4
Dawlat Zadran to Eoin Morgan, FOUR! For once today, he does not clear the ropes. Still will be happy with the result. Short and outside off, Morgan slaps it over cover and the ball trickles into the fence.
45.3
6
Dawlat Zadran to Eoin Morgan, ANOTHER SIX! This one is probably the smallest he has hit today, the ball hits the cushion directly. Zadran misses the yorker by a little and pays the price. Morgan hits it over long off and another six is signaled by the umpire.
45.2
1
Dawlat Zadran to Joe Root, Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.
45.1
4
Dawlat Zadran to Joe Root, FOUR! Full toss and it has been put away! A full toss on off, Root lofts it over covers and the ball races away. He is 13 short of a ton now.
45.1
1
Dawlat Zadran to Joe Root, Wide! Down the leg side, Root swings but misses. Wided.
45
over
45 | 21 Runs | HH: 323/2
44.6
6
Rashid Khan to Eoin Morgan, SIX! The fielders out there are mere spectators at the moment! Morgan is only hitting it out of the park. Full and on off now, Morgan hammers it over the long off fence. 21 again from this over, 42 from Rashid's last two.
44.5
2
Rashid Khan to Eoin Morgan, Keeps it away from Morgan's zone. Short and outside off, Morgan cuts it through point for two.
44.4
6
Rashid Khan to Eoin Morgan, SIX! Too easy at the moment for Morgan! He shuffles in and Rashid bowls it on the stumps. Morgan goes down on one knee and slog sweeps it over the square leg fence.
44.3
0
Rashid Khan to Eoin Morgan, BEATEN! Shorter and outside off, there is extra bounce on this one. Morgan looks to cut but misses.
44.2
1
Rashid Khan to Joe Root, Very, very full, difficult to hit those. Root jams it out to cover for one.
44.1
6
Rashid Khan to Joe Root, SIX! Root now joins the action! He dances down the track to Rashid, not many do that. He manages to get to the pitch of it and just lofts it over the long on fence.
44
over
44 | 9 Runs | HH: 302/2
43.6
2
Gulbadin Naib to Eoin Morgan, Full on off, Morgan lofts it over covers. The batsmen get two runs.
43.5
1
Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root, On a length on middle, Root flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single. 300 up for England.
43.4
0
Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root, Length delivery outside off, Root makes room and plays it to mid off.
43.3
1
Gulbadin Naib to Eoin Morgan, Full on middle, Morgan drives it to long on. The batsmen cross ends.
43.2
1
Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root, Full and outside off, Root comes down the track and drives it towards covers for a run.
43.1
4
Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root, FOUR! Nice improvisation from Joe. Length delivery on middle, Root plays a scoop over short fine leg for a boundary.
43
over
43 | 21 Runs | HH: 293/2
42.6
6
Rashid Khan to Eoin Morgan, 100 for Morgan! His 13th in ODIs. Wow! This is some innings! Outrageous, outstanding, I am just short of superlatives at the moment. Never seen anybody, manhandle the Afghanistan spinners like Morgan has done today. Just unreal stuff. THIS IS ALSO THE FASTEST TON FOR ENGLAND IN WORLD CUPS! It has come up in just 57 balls. 11 sixes in total and he has hit one to get there. Rashid bowls this full and on middle, Morgan once again clears the front leg and tonks it over the long on fence for a biggie. A huge round of applause for him by the crowd and a hug from Root. If he stays out there, 400 is a possibility. 21 from Rashid's this over. He has had a day to forget.
42.5
0
Rashid Khan to Eoin Morgan, On off this time, Morgan pushes it to covers. A rare, rare dot.
42.4
6
Rashid Khan to Eoin Morgan, SIX! BOOM BOOM GOES MORGAN AGAIN! 10th six! Bowl full, he will hit you over your head, bowl short and he will pull you into the mid-wicket stands. Rashid does the latter, Morgan goes back and pulls it way into the mid-wicket stand.
42.3
2
Rashid Khan to Eoin Morgan, Goes flatter and shorter, Morgan slaps it through covers for two. Eoin is just unstoppable at the moment. Not sure where to bowl to him when he is hitting them like this.
42.2
6
Rashid Khan to Eoin Morgan, SIX! This is unreal from Morgan! His 9th biggie today. All the doubts about him being injured has been blown away by this knock. Once again it is very full, Morgan clears his front leg and sends it sailing over the long on fence.
42.1
1
Rashid Khan to Joe Root, Root looks to sweep this delivery on the leg pole, it hits the glove and lobs over the keeper for one.
Rashid Khan is back on!
42
over
42 | 3 Runs | HH: 272/2
41.6
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Eoin Morgan, BEATEN! Flighted delivery just outside off, Morgan looks to defend but misses it due to the away turn on this one.
41.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Eoin Morgan, Short delivery on off, Morgan cuts it to point.
41.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Eoin Morgan, Flighted delivery on off, Eoin pushes it to covers.
41.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Joe Root, Tossed up on off, Root plays it towards covers for a run.
41.2
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Eoin Morgan, IN THE AIR BUT SAFE! Flighted delivery on off, Morgan plays a reverse sweep uppishly towards point where the fielder goes for the catch but it falls short of him. The batsmen cross ends.
41.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Joe Root, Mujeeb bowls short and outside off, Root makes room and cuts it through point for a single.
41
over
41 | 14 Runs | HH: 269/2
40.6
0
Mohammad Nabi to Eoin Morgan, A dot to end one more huge over! On off and it is kept out.
40.5
1
Mohammad Nabi to Joe Root, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
40.4
1
Mohammad Nabi to Eoin Morgan, This is bowled quicker and very full. Morgan jams it down to long on for on.
40.3
6
Mohammad Nabi to Eoin Morgan, SIX! Add another one to Morgan's sixes column! Nabi bowls it short, maybe due to the last ball as he once again would have felt Morgan would dance down. He does not though, he goes back and pulls with all the power over the mid-wicket fence.
40.2
6
Mohammad Nabi to Eoin Morgan, SIX! Straight as an arrow! Morgan is hitting sixes for fun. Sees the flight on this ball and his eyes lit up. He comes down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a biggie.
40.1
0
Mohammad Nabi to Eoin Morgan, Flatter and on off, this is cut to point.
Powerplay 3 has been signaled! Now maximum of 5 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of this innings.
40
over
40 | 14 Runs | HH: 255/2
39.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Eoin Morgan, Floated delivery on off, Morgan plays it towards covers for a single. 13 runs have come from the over. Big over for England.
39.5
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Joe Root, Full on off, Root drives it towards mid off for a single.
39.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Joe Root, Tossed up on middle, Joe defends it out.
39.4
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Eoin Morgan, WIDE! Flighted delivery on leg, Morgan looks to flick but misses it.
39.3
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Eoin Morgan, FOUR! Second boundary in the over. This is excellent batting from the skipper. Floated delivery on leg, Morgan sweeps it through square leg for a boundary. 250 up for England.
39.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Eoin Morgan, Tossed up on off, Morgan comes forward to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes to the slip region.
39.1
6
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Eoin Morgan, SIX! Powerful shot from the skipper. This is his sixth maximum. Flighted delivery on middle, Morgan plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket for a maximum.
39
over
39 | 9 Runs | HH: 241/2
38.6
0
Mohammad Nabi to Joe Root, A dot to end! Root works it towards short fine leg. He wants a run but is sent back.
38.5
1
Mohammad Nabi to Eoin Morgan, Morgan now eases this down to long on for one.
38.4
1
Mohammad Nabi to Joe Root, Root brings out the reverse sweep, hits it through cover-point but only for one.
38.3
1
Mohammad Nabi to Eoin Morgan, Floats it up on off, Morgan chips it over cover and takes one.
38.2
0
Mohammad Nabi to Eoin Morgan, Shorter and outside off, Morgan guides it to point.
38.1
6
Mohammad Nabi to Eoin Morgan, SIX! Colossal! Fifty up for Morgan and it has come up in only 36 balls. Right from the word go, he has attacked the bowlers. He is making Afghanistan pay for the catch they dropped. This is short again and on middle, Morgan picks the length early, goes back and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence. 47th fifty in this format.
Mohammad Nabi is back into the attack.
38
over
38 | 4 Runs | HH: 232/2
37.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Eoin Morgan, Angled into the batsman, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
37.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Eoin Morgan, On the stumps, it is kept out.
37.4
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Eoin Morgan, Plays the sweep and hits it through square leg for two.
37.3
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Eoin Morgan, Flatter and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
37.2
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Joe Root, Outside off, this is hit through covers for one.
37.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Joe Root, Flatter and on off, this is guided towards short third man.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman is back! He has kept it tight. Afghanistan need a breakthrough. Can he provide it?
37
over
37 | 11 Runs | HH: 228/2
36.6
1
Dawlat Zadran to Joe Root, Length delivery on middle, Root flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. 11 runs have come from the over and 29 runs have come from the last two overs.
36.5
2
Dawlat Zadran to Joe Root, Short of a length delivery, Root pulls it over mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
36.4
4
Dawlat Zadran to Joe Root, FOUR! Excellent shot. Zadran bowls short and outside off, Root cuts it over point for a boundary.
36.3
2
Dawlat Zadran to Joe Root, Full toss on leg, Root flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
36.2
1
Dawlat Zadran to Eoin Morgan, On a good length on off, Morgan looks to guide but gets it off the glove. It goes towards third man for a single.
36.1
1
Dawlat Zadran to Joe Root, Length delivery outside off, Root plays it towards point for a single.
DRINKS! England have been going all guns blazing and a good partnership is going between Joe Root and Eoin Morgan. Joe Root is looking all set for his third hundred in this World Cup. On the other hand, Afghanistan have looked toothless in their bowling and have been very wayward till now.
36
over
36 | 18 Runs | HH: 217/2
35.6
6
Rashid Khan to Eoin Morgan, SIX! This is hit even better than the first biggie! Once again it is a half-tracker by Rashid. Morgan rocks back and pulls it hard and over the backward square leg fence. this went further than the last one. Another expensive over by Rashid. Today, is just not his day. Also, the fifty-run stand is up and it has come up in quick time. The stand is providing the much-needed impetus for England.
35.5
0
Rashid Khan to Eoin Morgan, Another ball outside off, it is once again guided to short third man.
35.4
0
Rashid Khan to Eoin Morgan, Flatter and outside off, this is guided to short third man.
35.3
6
Rashid Khan to Eoin Morgan, SIX! This time he has nailed it! Short and on middle, it sits up to be hit. Morgan goes back and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence. That is the longer part of the ground but Morgan had hit it right off the middle.
35.2
4
Rashid Khan to Eoin Morgan, DROPPED AND FOUR! Once again that is horribly misjudged! Afghanistan have been very poor in the field. Morgan looks for the slog sweep but only manages to get a top edge. It goes high up in the air towards deep mid-wicket. Zadran initially runs in, then realizes that the ball is going over his head. He tracks back and looks to take it with one hand but fails to do so. To add salt to the wound, it trickles over the fence. This could prove very costly as we all know how dangerous Morgan can be.
35.1
2
Rashid Khan to Eoin Morgan, Once again Rashid is too short and width is offered. Morgan goes back and slaps it through cover for two. 200 up for England.
35
over
35 | 3 Runs | HH: 199/2
34.6
0
Dawlat Zadran to Joe Root, Root misses out there! A full toss outside off, Root is a touch early in the drive, it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket. A good over by Zadran.
34.5
2
Dawlat Zadran to Joe Root, Short and around off, Root pulls it through mid-wicket for two.
34.4
1
Dawlat Zadran to Eoin Morgan, This time does manage to guide it down to third man for one.
34.3
0
Dawlat Zadran to Eoin Morgan, Edge but well short! Slower one and outside off, Morgan looks to guide it down to third man but gets an outside edge which goes on the bounce to the keeper.
34.2
0
Dawlat Zadran to Eoin Morgan, Well bowled! Length and around off, this one comes back in a little. Morgan looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
34.1
0
Dawlat Zadran to Eoin Morgan, Goes very full on off, Morgan hits it to mid off.
Dawlat Zadran is back into the attack.
34
over
34 | 7 Runs | HH: 196/2
33.6
3
Rashid Khan to Eoin Morgan, Three to end the over! 7 from it! Shorter and outside off, Morgan cuts it past the diving point fielder. The man in the deep runs to his right, dives and saves a run for his side.
33.5
2
Rashid Khan to Eoin Morgan, Shorter and outside off, Morgan slaps it through point and the batsmen take two.
33.4
0
Rashid Khan to Eoin Morgan, Another one on off, Morgan defends it nicely.
33.3
0
Rashid Khan to Eoin Morgan, On the stumps, it is kept out.
33.2
1
Rashid Khan to Joe Root, Root brings the sweep shot out, hits it through square leg for one.
33.1
1
Rashid Khan to Eoin Morgan, Floats it up on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
Rashid Khan is back into the attack.
33
over
33 | 6 Runs | HH: 189/2
32.6
1
Mohammad Nabi to Eoin Morgan, Flighted ball on off, Morgan chips it but on the bounce to the fielder at mid off. So a good comeback by the bowler after going for a boundary.
32.5
0
Mohammad Nabi to Eoin Morgan, Fuller on off, this is driven to mid off.
32.4
0
Mohammad Nabi to Eoin Morgan, Works it with the angle towards square leg.
32.3
0
Mohammad Nabi to Eoin Morgan, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
32.2
4
Mohammad Nabi to Eoin Morgan, FOUR! Innovation and it pays off! Morgan brings out the reverse sweep. He does not get it off the middle but hits it well enough to get it over short third man and for a boundary.
32.1
1
Mohammad Nabi to Joe Root, Fifty for Root! England's man with the bat in this World Cup continues to impress. His 32nd in this format. He works it towards backward square leg and gets to the other end quickly. He has a chance to become the only batsman with three centuries in a single World Cup edition for England.
32
over
32 | 15 Runs | HH: 183/2
31.6
1
Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root, A single to end as Root pulls it through mid-wicket for one. A huge over this, 15 from it.
31.5
0
Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root, Back of a length on off, Root guides it to point.
31.4
1
Gulbadin Naib to Eoin Morgan, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
31.3
6
Gulbadin Naib to Eoin Morgan, SIX! Morgan is on the charge here! Consecutive maximums! This just clears the ropes. Uses his feet and gets to the pitch of the ball. Lofts it over mid on and clears the long on fence.
31.2
6
Gulbadin Naib to Eoin Morgan, SIX! Takes full toll of the Free Hit. Top shot. This was a very slow delivery, 95 KPH. Morgan waits, waits and then finally pulls it with all his might over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
FREE HIT TIME!
31.2
1
Gulbadin Naib to Eoin Morgan, NO BALL! Naib has overstepped. He bowls it on a length and around off, this is pushed to cover. A freebie for Morgan on the next ball.
31.1
0
Gulbadin Naib to Eoin Morgan, A bit of comedy! Morgan looks to go after Naib. He skips down the track but does not get the desired length. He looks to jam it out but gets an inside edge onto the pads and then the ball rolls towards the off side. Morgan wants a run but then is sent back. The bowler initially goes for it but the fielder from point gets to it before the bowler. He scores a direct hit but Morgan is well in despite dropping his bat. Replays later on show that the bowler almost pulled Morgan back, it was playfully but would have been interesting if Morgan would have been short due to that.
31
over
31 | 4 Runs | HH: 168/2
30.6
2
Mohammad Nabi to Joe Root, Floated delivery on off, Root plays it through point. The batsmen get two runs.
30.5
1
Mohammad Nabi to Eoin Morgan, Tossed up on off, Morgan flicks it towards square leg for a single.
30.4
0
Mohammad Nabi to Eoin Morgan, Outside off, Morgan lets it go.
30.3
0
Mohammad Nabi to Eoin Morgan, Nicely bowled by Nabi. Tossed up just outside off, Morgan looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes to the slip region.
30.2
0
Mohammad Nabi to Eoin Morgan, Flighted delivery on middle, Morgan plays it to mid-wicket.
30.1
1
Mohammad Nabi to Joe Root, Short and outside off, Root cuts it through point for a single.
Mohammad Nabi is back into the attack.
30
over
30 | 1 Runs | HH: 164/2
29.6
0
Gulbadin Naib to Eoin Morgan, A dot to end a successful over! Length and around off, this is kept out.
Skipper Eoin Morgan is the new batsman in at No.4.
29.5
W
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, OUT! Caught and bowled! The captain delivers when his team needed him too. Very, very good catch this but it is a soft dismissal and Bairstow will be disappointed. Naib bowls another slower one, this one is shorter in length. Bairstow pushes it back firmly but uppishly towards the bowler. He reacts quickly and takes a good low catch in his followthrough. Flexes his biceps in celebration. End of the 120-run stand. Bairstow misses out on a well-deserved ton. He has done his job though. Will England now capitalize on the foundation laid or will Afghanistan fightback?
29.4
0
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, Slower one and on off, this is hit to cover. Just the single from the first 4 balls.
29.3
0
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, Fuller and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
29.2
0
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, One more slower one, Bairstow strokes it towards mid on. The mid-wicket fielder runs across to stop that. Bairstow wants a run but Root waits to see if it passes the fielder. It does not and a run is not taken.
29.1
1
Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root, Back of a length around off, Root guides it through point for one.
29
over
29 | 5 Runs | HH: 163/1
28.6
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, Good running! This is worked with soft hands towards deep mid-wicket. The batters run the first quickly and go for the second. They make it. 5 from the over, Mujeeb continues to bowl well.
28.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, Flatter and on off, it is kept out.
28.4
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Joe Root, Floats it up on middle, this is eased down to long on for one.
28.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, On the pads, this is worked towards square leg for one.
28.2
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Joe Root, This time Root manages to hit it away from the bowler and down to long on for one.
28.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Joe Root, Well done! Flatter and on middle, Root pushes it to the right of the bowler who runs to that direction, dives and saves a run.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman is back with figures of 6-0-18-0.
28
over
28 | 3 Runs | HH: 158/1
27.6
0
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.
27.5
1
Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root, Driven through the covers by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
27.4
1
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, Length delivery on middle, Bairstow flicks it towards square leg for a single.
27.3
0
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, Full on off, Jonny drives it back towards the bowler.
27.2
0
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, On a length on middle, Bairstow nudges it to leg side.
27.1
1
Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root, Length delivery on off, Root dabs it towards third man for a single.
Gulbadin Naib is back into the attack.
27
over
27 | 10 Runs | HH: 155/1
26.6
1
Mohammad Nabi to Joe Root, A single as Root pushes it through covers. 10 from this over as well. Runs leaking now.
26.5
1
Mohammad Nabi to Jonny Bairstow, JB now works this through square leg and gets to the other end.
26.4
6
Mohammad Nabi to Jonny Bairstow, SIX! Dismissed! A flat six! 150 up. Bairstow makes room and also comes down the track, he gets to the pitch of the ball and smashes it straight and over the long off fence. He may have decided to cut loose here.
26.3
1
Mohammad Nabi to Joe Root, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.
26.2
1
Mohammad Nabi to Jonny Bairstow, Fired on the pads, Jonny looks to flick but misses. The ball brushes the pads and rolls towards short fine leg. A leg bye taken.
26.1
0
Mohammad Nabi to Jonny Bairstow, Flatter and on off, Bairstow flat-bats it to mid off.
26
over
26 | 6 Runs | HH: 145/1
25.6
1
Rashid Khan to Jonny Bairstow, A powerful stroke but just for one. Full again by Rashid. JB hits it hard down to long on and retains strike.
25.5
0
Rashid Khan to Jonny Bairstow, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
25.4
4
Rashid Khan to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Bairstow is scoring runs at ease against Rashid. Another boundary to his name. Very full and on off, Bairstow creams it through covers. The fielder in the deep runs to his right and dives but fails to stop it. Also, the 100-run stand is up. The two are laying the foundation for a huge score here.
25.3
0
Rashid Khan to Jonny Bairstow, On off, JB defends it.
25.2
0
Rashid Khan to Jonny Bairstow, On middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
25.1
1
Rashid Khan to Joe Root, Floats it up on off, Root strokes it down to long on for one.
25
over
25 | 7 Runs | HH: 139/1
24.6
0
Mohammad Nabi to Jonny Bairstow, Tossed up on off, Jonny defends it off the front foot. 7 runs have come from the over and 21 runs have come from the last two overs. Afghanistan would need to keep things tight.
24.5
4
Mohammad Nabi to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Nice shot. This is good batting from Bairstow. Short delivery on middle and leg, Bairstow pulls it through square leg for a boundary. The fielder in the deep had no chance.
24.4
1
Mohammad Nabi to Joe Root, Floated delivery on off, Root plays it towards point for a run.
24.3
0
Mohammad Nabi to Joe Root, Flighted delivery on off, Root punches it to point.
24.2
1
Mohammad Nabi to Jonny Bairstow, Full on middle, Bairstow drives it towards mid on for a single.
24.1
1
Mohammad Nabi to Joe Root, Tossed up delivery on leg, Root flicks it towards short fine leg where Mujeeb slips and misfields while collecting the ball. The batsmen cross ends.
24
over
24 | 14 Runs | HH: 132/1
23.6
1
Rashid Khan to Joe Root, Root now pushes it through mid off and gets to the other end. 14 from this over, Rashid has started of expensively. 23 has been taken off his 3 overs.
23.5
1
Rashid Khan to Jonny Bairstow, Goes shorter now on middle, Bairstow pushes it down to long on and takes one.
23.4
6
Rashid Khan to Jonny Bairstow, SIX! That is huge! Once again a good ball is followed up by a poor one. Very full, a half volley on middle. Bairstow whips it this time, takes the aerial route and clears the mid-wicket fence with ease.
23.3
2
Rashid Khan to Jonny Bairstow, Good comeback! The leg spinner and the length is perfect, the line too is around off. JB now defends inside the line, the ball goes off the outer half towards third man for two.
23.2
4
Rashid Khan to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Powered! Not a good follow-up delivery. This is very full so once again the spin is out of contention. Bairstow brings the slog sweep out and hits it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
23.1
0
Rashid Khan to Jonny Bairstow, OHHH! The googly on off, Jonny does not pick it. He ends up playing outside the line, the ball goes off the inside edge towards short fine leg.
Rashid Khan is back into the attack.
23
over
23 | 6 Runs | HH: 118/1
22.6
1
Mohammad Nabi to Jonny Bairstow, Another single down to long on, this time by Bairstow as he keeps strike.
22.5
1
Mohammad Nabi to Joe Root, Root now tales one as he hits it down to long on.
22.4
0
Mohammad Nabi to Joe Root, A little too straight, this is worked towards mid-wicket.
22.3
1
Mohammad Nabi to Jonny Bairstow, Works it with the turn through mid-wicket for one.
22.2
0
Mohammad Nabi to Jonny Bairstow, Floated up on off, this is hit to mid off.
22.1
3
Mohammad Nabi to Joe Root, Well fielded! Not got a lot of opportunity to write that about the Afghanistan fielding today. Shorter and outside off, Root guides it past point. Noor Ali makes a lot of ground to his left in the deep, slides and pushes the ball back in. Saves a run for his side.
Mohammad Nabi is back into the attack.
22
over
22 | 3 Runs | HH: 112/1
21.6
0
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, Driven nicely but for no runs! Full and on off, this is firmly hit to mid off where the fielder fumbles but no runs conceded.
21.5
2
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, Nicely played! On a length and around off, Jonny works it wide of long on and calls for two straightaway and the batters complete it.
21.4
0
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman.
21.3
0
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, On the stumps, this is worked towards mid-wicket. Root wanted a run but is sent back in time.
21.2
1
Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root, Very full on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
21.1
0
Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root, Back of a length on off, Root stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
21
over
21 | 3 Runs | HH: 109/1
20.6
0
Rashid Khan to Jonny Bairstow, Floated delivery on off, Bairstow plays it to point.
20.5
0
Rashid Khan to Jonny Bairstow, Tossed up on off, Jonny guides it to third man.
20.4
0
Rashid Khan to Jonny Bairstow, Floated delivery on middle, Bairstow tucks it to mid-wicket.
20.3
1
Rashid Khan to Joe Root, On off, Root plays it towards covers for a run.
20.2
0
Rashid Khan to Joe Root, Flighted delivery on off, Joe defends it off the back foot.
20.1
2
Rashid Khan to Joe Root, Tossed up on off, Root drives it through covers. The batsmen pick up a couple.
20
over
20 | 8 Runs | HH: 106/1
19.6
4
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Fifty for Jonny Bairstow! Brings it up in style. His 11th in the ODI format. Also, second fifty for him in the tournament. He is slowly and steadily getting into his own in this World Cup which did not start off in the best manner for him. He would look to score a ton here. He gets a gift to get to the milestone. A half volley outside off. Bairstow strokes it through wide mid off for a boundary.
19.5
1
Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root, On the middle pole, this is pushed down to long on for one.
19.4
1
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, Back of a length around middle, JB pushes it down to long on for one.
19.3
1
Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root, Another misfield and a run is conceded which brings the 100 up for England. Back of a length around off, this is guided towards point. The fielder there takes his eyes off the ball and lets it through. A single taken.
19.2
0
Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root, A little too straight again, this is worked to mid-wicket.
19.1
1
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, Full on the pads, Bairstow looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls on the leg side and the batters take a run. No signal from the umpire so there might have been an inside edge.
19
over
19 | 6 Runs | HH: 98/1
18.6
1
Rashid Khan to Jonny Bairstow, On the off pole, JB goes back and strokes it down to long on for one. Rashid did not find his length in the first over. However, leg spinners generally do not hit their lengths in the first over itself. His bowling, will be very important for Afghanistan here.
18.5
2
Rashid Khan to Jonny Bairstow, Nicely played! This is fuller and outside off, Bairstow carves it past point and completes two.
18.4
1
Rashid Khan to Joe Root, On the stumps, this is pushed down to long on for one.
18.3
0
Rashid Khan to Joe Root, Another one outside off, Root guides it to point.
18.2
2
Rashid Khan to Joe Root, Another short ball and this is outside off, Root uses the pace and guides it through point for two. 50-run stand is up between the two, this looks a threatening stand for Afghanistan. England would want the two to continue.
18.1
0
Rashid Khan to Joe Root, Starts off with a poor ball but Root plays an equally poor shot. It is short and on the pads. Root goes back and looks to pull but is late on the shot. It hits the pads.
Rashid Khan is on! Afghanistan need a wicket and Naib has turned to his best bowler. Can he deliver?
DRINKS! As expected, England are motoring along nicely here! Yes, they have lost Vince but Root and Bairstow have gone along really well here. Also, after Powerplay 1, runs are coming thick and fast for the hosts. Afghanistan need a wicket and that too quickly or this England side can easily bat them out of the game.
18
over
18 | 6 Runs | HH: 92/1
17.6
0
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, A dot to end! Back of a length around off, this is guided to point.
17.5
1
Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root, On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
17.4
1
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, Outside off, JB guides it down to third man for one.
17.3
0
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, On the fuller side and outside off, Bairstow strokes it through covers for one.
17.2
4
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Bludgeoned! Got too predictable there. He bowls a slower one and fuller on off. Bairstow was waiting for it. He then smashes it over the bowler's head who was ducking for cover and into the long off fence.
17.1
0
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, Fuller and on off, JB strokes it back to the bowler.
17
over
17 | 11 Runs | HH: 86/1
16.6
1
Rahmat Shah to Jonny Bairstow, This is shorter and outside off, Bairstow slaps it through cover for one.
16.5
1
Rahmat Shah to Joe Root, Fuller on off, Root strokes it through covers.
16.4
2
Rahmat Shah to Joe Root, Another couple! This is shorter and on off, Root guides it past point, away from the fielder in the deep and the batters take two.
16.3
2
Rahmat Shah to Joe Root, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. Two runs added to the total.
16.2
4
Rahmat Shah to Joe Root, FOUR! Full toss and put away! Root actually converts it into a full toss. He goes down on one knee and reaches out with a sweep shot. Hits it on the full and through mid-wicket for a boundary.
16.1
1
Rahmat Shah to Jonny Bairstow, This is fuller on off, it is eased down to long off for one.
Rahmat Shah is back! Change of ends for him too. Not sure what Afghanistan are exactly trying here.
16
over
16 | 3 Runs | HH: 75/1
15.6
1
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, Edgy run! Length and around off, Bairstow ends up playing inside the line. The ball goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.
15.5
0
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, Good length and around off, JB guides it towards point.
15.4
0
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, Nicely bowled! A slower one and it is fuller in length. Bairstow strokes it back to the bowler.
15.3
1
Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root, A little too straight, this is worked through square leg for one.
15.2
1
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, This is on the stumps, it is pushed down to long on for one.
15.1
0
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, On the stumps, kept out.
Change of ends for Gulbadin Naib.
15
over
15 | 4 Runs | HH: 72/1
14.6
0
Mohammad Nabi to Joe Root, Floated delivery on middle, Root nudges it to leg side.
14.5
1
Mohammad Nabi to Jonny Bairstow, Sharp bounce on this one! Flighted delivery on middle, Bairstow nudges it towards the leg side for a single.
14.4
0
Mohammad Nabi to Jonny Bairstow, Tossed up on off, Jonny plays it to point.
14.3
1
Mohammad Nabi to Joe Root, Floated delivery on middle, Root flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
14.2
1
Mohammad Nabi to Jonny Bairstow, Tossed up delivery on middle, Bairstow drives it to long on for a single.
14.1
1
Mohammad Nabi to Joe Root, Flighted delivery on middle, Root drives it to long on for a single.
Mohammad Nabi is back into the attack.
14
over
14 | 8 Runs | HH: 68/1
13.6
0
Rahmat Shah to Jonny Bairstow, A dot to end! Flatter and on off, this is guided to point. So no real purchase after the first ball and what looked like could be a testing over for the English batters has gone for 8.
13.5
6
Rahmat Shah to Jonny Bairstow, SIX! Lovely hit! This is right in the arc of Bairstow. Full and on off, the spin is out of contention so he hits through the line, over the bowler's head and it clears the fence with ease. First of the game.
13.4
1
Rahmat Shah to Joe Root, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. One run added to the total.
13.3
0
Rahmat Shah to Joe Root, On the stumps, it is kept out.
13.2
1
Rahmat Shah to Jonny Bairstow, The slider this time, Bairstow guides it towards point for one.
13.1
0
Rahmat Shah to Jonny Bairstow, Starts with a beauty! Shah gives it air and lands it on off. JB lunges and looks to defend. The ball turns away sharply and beats the outside edge. Good signs this for Afghanistan. They have a world class leg spinner in their team and he will be licking his fingers after seeing that delivery.
Rahmat Shah is on now! He bowled a handy spell against New Zealand.
13
over
13 | 1 Runs | HH: 60/1
12.6
0
Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root, Another dot to end! On the stumps, this is pushed to mid on. A tight start by the skipper.
Joe Root pulls out before the bowler delivers. Seems Root was not ready.
12.5
0
Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root, On the stumps, Root strokes it back to the bowler.
12.4
0
Gulbadin Naib to Joe Root, Almost chops it on! Shorter and outside off, Root looks to guide it down to third man but the ball is too close to play that shot. It goes off the inside edge, past the off pole and towards the keeper.
12.3
1
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, Edgy run! Fuller and outside off, shapes away a little. Bairstow looks to drive but the ball goes off the outside edge towards third man for one.
12.2
0
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, A seam-up delivery this time and it is on a length and around off, this is kept out.
12.1
0
Gulbadin Naib to Jonny Bairstow, Slower one and it is outside off, Bairstow lets it be.
Skipper Gulbadin Naib is into the attack.
12
over
12 | 11 Runs | HH: 59/1
11.6
4
Mohammad Nabi to Joe Root, FOUR! Second boundary in the over and it is an expensive start from Nabi. He bowls a poor delivery here. Short and outside off, Root plays it late, gets it past point and the ball races to the fence.
11.5
1
Mohammad Nabi to Jonny Bairstow, JB works it through mid-wicket with the turn for one.
11.4
1
Mohammad Nabi to Joe Root, This is eased through mid on for one.
11.3
1
Mohammad Nabi to Jonny Bairstow, Bairstow shuffles right across, Nabi bowls the straighter one on off. Nabi guides it towards point for one.
11.2
4
Mohammad Nabi to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Picked his spot nicely there! Bairstow sees there is no deep mid-wicket, he goes down on one knee and plays the slog sweep to this ball on middle, hits it over mid-wicket and bags a boundary.
11.1
0
Mohammad Nabi to Jonny Bairstow, On the stumps, this is worked to mid-wicket.
Mohammad Nabi is on now! He has been one of the strike bowlers for Afghanistan and he has been the leading wicket-takers for Afghanistan in this World Cup.
11
over
11 | 2 Runs | HH: 48/1
10.6
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Joe Root, On off, Root defends it off the front foot.
10.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Joe Root, Flighted delivery on middle, Joe flicks it to mid-wicket.
10.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Joe Root, Tossed up on middle, Root plays it back towards the bowler.
10.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, Flighted delivery on middle, Bairstow flicks it towards leg side for a run.
10.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, Floated delivery on off, Bairstow defends it out.
10.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Joe Root, Tossed up on middle, Root flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
Powerplay 2 is signaled. Maximum of four fielders can be outside the circle till the 40th over.
10
over
10 | 4 Runs | HH: 46/1
9.6
0
Dawlat Zadran to Jonny Bairstow, A dot to end a decent Powerplay for Afghanistan. England, who normally go at a very good rate in Powerplay 1 have just gone at a shade above 4.5. They have also lost a wicket so Afghanistan can be happy with how the first 10 overs panned out. The last ball is angled into the batter and Bairstow works it towards mid-wicket. End of a successful over for Afghanistan.
9.5
0
Dawlat Zadran to Jonny Bairstow, Punched off the backfoot by the batsman.
9.4
1
Dawlat Zadran to Joe Root, Root is off the mark as he guides this one down to third man for a single.
9.4
1
Dawlat Zadran to Joe Root, Goes for another short one but this bounces above the batters head. Wided.
Joe Root is the new batsman in.
9.3
W
Dawlat Zadran to James Vince, OUT! Zadran gets his man! Vince is bounced out! This is a very good short one. It is quick and it is near the head of the batsman. Vince looks to pull but the ball gets big on him. It hits the top edge, then the helmet and balloons to the fielder at short fine leg. Mujeeb makes no mistake. Vince though holds his ground. The bowler then asks the question and the umpire has his finger up. They go upstairs to check the front foot but that is fine. Vince fails to make an impact in his World Cup debut. A much-needed wicket for the visitors.
9.2
2
Dawlat Zadran to James Vince, This time pulls it nicely and through mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep gets across and keeps it down to two,
9.1
0
Dawlat Zadran to James Vince, Well stopped! Saves a boundary! Short and outside off, Vince looks to drag his pull but gets an inside edge which goes to the left of the keeper who dives and stops it with one hand.
9
over
9 | 2 Runs | HH: 42/0
8.6
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, Another dot to end another good over by Mujeeb. On off, this is pushed to cover.
8.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, Fired on the stumps again, JB blocks it out.
8.4
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to James Vince, Eased down to long on for one.
8.3
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to James Vince, On the stumps, it is pushed back to the bowler.
8.2
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, Another misfield! Afghanistan have begun very sloppily. This is swept towards short fine leg. The fielder once again does not make a clean stop and a run is taken.
8.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, Floats it up on off, this is hit to mid off.
8
over
8 | 8 Runs | HH: 40/0
7.6
0
Dawlat Zadran to James Vince, Back of a length on off, this is guided to point.
7.5
2
Dawlat Zadran to James Vince, In the air... this should be taken but the fielder has completely misjudged it. This is short and Zadran bends his back on this one. Bounces more than Vince thought it would. He goes for the pull but the ball takes the top edge and goes high up in the air towards deep mid-wicket. He starts running to his left instead of moving forward as well. He then realizes he has to move ahead but till then it is too late. The ball lands ahead of him. Two taken.
7.4
2
Dawlat Zadran to James Vince, Length delivery on off, Vince drives it through covers. The fielder misfields and the batsmen get two runs.
7.3
0
Dawlat Zadran to James Vince, Bowls a bouncer outside off, Vince lets it sail through to the keeper.
7.2
4
Dawlat Zadran to James Vince, FOUR! Excellent shot. Length delivery on off, Vince lofts it over mid off for a boundary.
7.1
0
Dawlat Zadran to James Vince, On a good length on middle, Vince pushes it to mid on.
7
over
7 | 2 Runs | HH: 32/0
6.6
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, On the stumps, blocked. Just the two runs in the over. Mujeeb has kept it tight, he has gone for only 14 in his 4 overs. Needs the same from the other end to build pressure.
6.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
6.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, On the pads once again, Bairstow works it to mid-wicket.
6.3
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, BEATEN! That stuck in the surface! Shorter and outside off, comes off slow after pitching. Bairstow is already into the pull shot and he gets beaten.
6.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, WIDE! A little too wide outside off. The batter lets it be and it has been wided.
6.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, On the stumps, this is kept out.
6.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to James Vince, This is on the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
6
over
6 | 10 Runs | HH: 30/0
5.6
1
Dawlat Zadran to James Vince, On the bounce to the fielder! Shorter and on middle, Vince nails the pull shot uppishly but on the bounce to deep square leg. A single to end a good over for England. 10 from it.
5.5
0
Dawlat Zadran to James Vince, Driven through the covers by the batsman.
5.4
4
Dawlat Zadran to James Vince, FOUR! Second boundary in the over! Vince takes a few steps down the track. The delivery is a length ball on off. Vince smashes it past mid off and the ball races away.
5.3
1
Dawlat Zadran to Jonny Bairstow, Back of a length on off, Bairstow stands tall and pushes it to cover for one.
5.2
0
Dawlat Zadran to Jonny Bairstow, On the stumps, this is hit to mid on.
5.1
4
Dawlat Zadran to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Too short again from Zadran and he pays the price. Bairstow goes back and gets this straighter than his last pull shot. It goes through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.
5
over
5 | 5 Runs | HH: 20/0
4.6
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to James Vince, On the stumps again, Vince strokes it to mid off. So apart from the boundary it was a good over from Mujeeb.
4.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to James Vince, Shorter and quicker on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
4.4
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, This is fired in and the line is a straighter one, JB works it through mid-wicket and takes one. Follows the boundary with a single.
4.3
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Lovely shot! Mujeeb is guilty of bowling it a little too full here and it is on off, Bairstow leans into the stroke and hits it past the left of mid on for a boundary.
4.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, Good bowling! Continues bowling it on off, JB lunges and defends it onto the ground.
4.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, On the off pole, Vince guides it to point.
4
over
4 | 1 Runs | HH: 15/0
3.6
0
Dawlat Zadran to James Vince, A dot to end! Back-to-back tight overs for Afghanistan. On middle, this is pushed to mid on.
3.5
0
Dawlat Zadran to James Vince, Just the single from the over so far! On the stumps again, this is worked to mid on.
3.4
0
Dawlat Zadran to James Vince, Another length ball around off, Vince pushes it towards mid off.
3.3
0
Dawlat Zadran to James Vince, Back of a length on off, Vince stands tall and pushes it back to the bowler.
3.2
1
Dawlat Zadran to Jonny Bairstow, Short again, Bairstow pulls it through square leg. There is a man out there in the deep so just a single.
3.1
0
Dawlat Zadran to Jonny Bairstow, Shorter in length and outside off, JB looks to pull initially but then seeing the line bails out.
3
over
3 | 3 Runs | HH: 14/0
2.6
3
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, Nope! Three to end the over courtesy a misfield. Full and around off, Bairstow strokes it towards mid off. The fielder there does not stop it cleanly. He though recovers quickly, runs after it but the batsmen till then take three.
2.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, On the stumps, JB defends it solidly. 5 dots, a maiden?
2.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, Make that 4! This one is flicked out of the front of the hand and it lands on off, straightens. Jonny guides it to point.
2.3
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, This is angled into the batsman, Bairstow works it to mid-wicket. Three dots in a row.
2.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, Flatter this time and slightly shorter outside off, JB pushes it to covers.
2.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Jonny Bairstow, On the off pole, JB lunges and keeps it out.
2
over
2 | 7 Runs | HH: 11/0
1.6
0
Dawlat Zadran to James Vince, A good nut to end! On off and it is on a length, Vince guides it to point.
1.5
1
Dawlat Zadran to Jonny Bairstow, This time it is a little too straight, JB works it through square leg for another single.
1.4
1
Dawlat Zadran to James Vince, Misfield and it costs Afghanistan a run! Another ball on a length, Vince pushes it towards mid on. The fielder does not stop it cleanly and a single is taken.
1.3
0
Dawlat Zadran to James Vince, Learns quickly does the bowler! He goes fuller and on off, Vince defends it out.
1.2
4
Dawlat Zadran to James Vince, FOUR! Hammered! First boundary of the day! Short and that is not going to trouble Vince at that pace. He pulls it on the front foot and the ball races away to the mid-wicket fence. That made a cracking sound of the bat.
1.1
1
Dawlat Zadran to Jonny Bairstow, Bairstow is underway now! He gets a ball on his body, he works it down to fine leg and gets to the other end.
Dawlat Zadran to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
1
over
1 | 4 Runs | HH: 4/0
0.6
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to James Vince, The last ball is on the stumps, Vince lunges and blocks it out. So a tight start by Mujeeb.
0.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to James Vince, Well bowled and well played! This lands around off, Vince initially looks to defend but then sees the ball straightens so pulls his bat out of the way.
0.4
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to James Vince, Another brace! Fuller in length and once again this drifts into the batter, Vince works it through wide long on for one.
0.3
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to James Vince, Flatter this time and around off, this one holds its line. Vince looks to defend but it goes off the outer half towards point.
0.2
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to James Vince, England and Vince are off the mark! This delivery is a little too straight. Vince works it through mid-wicket and the batters take two. Good running.
0.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to James Vince, Good start by Mujeeb! Gets this one to drift back in a long way from outside off. Vince strokes it back to the bowler.
Done and dusted with the National Anthems! We are all set for the action to get underway! The Afghanistan players make their way out to the middle. They are followed by the English openers, Jonny Bairstow and James Vince. The latter will face the first ball of the game. Mujeeb will start proceedings for Afghanistan with the first new ball. Here we go...
Time for the National Anthems! The two teams make their way out to the middle. Afghanistan will sing their first and then it will be England's turn.
Afghanistan Plying XI - Rahmat Shah, Noor Ali Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali Khil (WK), Gulbadin Naib (C), Najibullah Zadran (In for Hazrat Zazai), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (In for Aftab Alam), Dawlat Zadran (In for Hamid Hassan).
England Playing XI - Jonny Bairstow, James Vince (In for Jason Roy), Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali (In for Liam Plunkett), Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood.
Afghanistan skipper, Gulbadin Naib says they would have batted first as well had they won the toss. On the teams performance he says they are disappointed with their batting performance and are looking to bat better and put good runs on the board. He reckons that they have a chance to bowl well today and restrict the opposition to a chasable score. Naib informs they have three changes for this game as Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Najibullah replace Aftab Alam, Hazrat Zazai and Hamid Hassan.
England skipper, Eoin Morgan says that unfortunately Roy misses out and on the pitch he reckons he says it will be a good pitch. Morgan also credits the groundstaff for getting things ready as weather has not been good. On the pitch, Morgan says it looks like a good wicket. Morgan informs, Roy and Plunkett miss out and James Vince and Moeen Ali replace them.
TOSS - Let's see who walks out for England. It is their regular skipper Eoin Morgan. So he is fine and has the coin in hand for the toss. Up it goes, Afghanistan skipper, Gulbadin Naib calls Heads but it lands as Tails. ENGLAND OPT TO BAT FIRST.
PITCH REPORT - Michael Atherton starts by saying that we have a good weather today. Says the boundaries straight are bigger which will help the Afghan spinners. Informs us that it is the same pitch that was used for the game between India and Pakistan. Michael Clarke from the other end says this pitch will help the spinners and states it is a very dry surface. Clarke also states that we might see inconsistent spin like we witnessed in the match between India and Pakistan. He reckons the slower the spinners bowl the more the ball will spin. Clarke further states that there will be no swing and seam and it will be a good pitch to bat on. He reckons that it will be a high scoring game.
Welcome to the coverage of match no. 24 between England and Afghanistan. The visitors are at the foot end of the table and will need to bring their A game against the No.1 ODI side if they want to upset this destructive English side. The host will be looking to put aside this troubled Afghan side and pile on their misery en route topping the league standing. Can Afghanistan spring a surprise or will the predictable happen? Stay tuned to find out as the toss is not far away.
England
Jonny Bairstow
Bat/Bow
Joe Root
Bat/Bow
James Vince
Bat/Bow
Ben Stokes
Bat/Bow
Moeen Ali
Bat/Bow
Eoin Morgan
CAP/Bat/Bow
Jos Buttler
KEEPER/Bat/Bow
Chris Woakes
Bat/Bow
Jofra Archer
Bat/Bow
Adil Rashid
Bat/Bow
Mark Wood
Bat/Bow
Afghanistan
Noor Ali Zadran
Bat/Bow
Gulbadin Naib
CAP/Bat/Bow
Rahmat Shah
Bat/Bow
Hashmatullah Shahidi
Bat/Bow
Asghar Afghan
Bat/Bow
Mohammad Nabi
Bat/Bow
Najibullah Zadran
Bat/Bow
Ikram Ali Khil
KEEPER/Bat/Bow
Rashid Khan
Bat/Bow
Dawlat Zadran
Bat/Bow
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Bat/Bow