Afghanistan Made a big upset by Defeating the World Champion England, ICC World Cup 2023:- The 13th match of ICC World Cup was played between World Cup champions England and Afghanistan at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. Afghanistan made a big upset here and defeated England by 69 runs.
England won the toss and decided to field first. Afghanistan had a good start. Rahmanullah Gurbaj and Ibrahim Jordan gave a good start to the team and both of them made a partnership of more than 100 runs. Afghanistan’s first wicket fell in the form of Ibrahim Jordan at 114 runs. After Ibrahim Zardan’s dismissal, wickets continued to fall, Rahmanullah Gurbani was run out after making 80 runs, but Ikram made handsome 58 runs and Afghanistan got 284/10 runs in 49.5 overs.
For England, Adil Rashid took 3 wickets, Mark Wood took 2 wickets and Reece Topley, Liam Livingstone and Joe Root took one wicket each.
The England team, which came to chase 284 runs, had a very bad start when opener Jonny Bairstow (LBW), became the victim of Fazalhaq Farooqui for 2 runs. None of England’s batsmen stood up to Afghanistan’s spin bowling attack or England’s team played like a deck of cards, only Harry Brook struggled a bit and scored 66 runs, But he could not lead the team to victory and England lost by 69 runs.
Afghanistan team bowled amazingly. The pitch was helpful for the spinners, which they took full advantage of and helped Afghanistan win. Mujeeb ur Rahman from Afghanistan broke the back of England’s top order. Rahman took 3 wickets. Rashid Khan also bowled brilliantly and took 3 wickets of England. Mohammad Nabi took 2 wickets, Fazalhaq Farooqui and Naveen Ul Haq took one wicket each.
England Playing X1
Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook , Jos Buttler (c), Liam Livingstone , Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley.
Afghanistan Playing X1
Rahmanullah Gurba, Ibrahim Zardan, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Naveen ul Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
Afganistan Score Board:
Rahmanullah Gurbaj (80) runs, Run Out( (sub) David Willey) / ( Jos Buttler)
Ibrahim Zardan (28) runs, catch Joe Root, ball Adil Rashid
Rahmat Shah (3) runs, stump Jos Buttler, ball Adil Rashid
Hashmatullah Shahidi (14) runs, bold Joe Root
Azmatullah Omarzai (19) runs, catch Chris Woakes, ball Liam Livingstone
Ikram Alikhil (58) runs, catch Sam Curran, ball Reece Topley
Mohammad Nabi (9) runs, catch Joe Root, ball Mark Wood
Rashid Khan (23) runs, catch Joe Root, ball Adil Rashid
Mujeeb ur Rahman (28) runs, catch Joe Root, ball Mark Wood
Naveen ul Haq (5) runs, run out Jos Buttler
Fazalhaq Farooqi (2) runs
Chris Woakes – 0 wicket
Reece Topley – 1 wicket
Sam Curran – 0 wicket
Adil Rashid – 3 wickets
Mark Wood – 2 wickets
Liam Livingston – 1 wicket
Joe Root – 1 wicket
England Score Board:
Jonny Bairstow (2) runs, LBW, ball Fazalhaq Farooqi
Dawid Malan (32) runs, catch ibrahim Zardan, ball Mohammad Nabi
Joe Root (11) runs, bold, ball Mujeeb ur Rahman
Harry Brook (66) runs, catch Ikram Alikhil, ball Mujeeb ur Rahman
Jos Buttler (9) runs, bold, ball Naveen ul Haq
Liam Livingstone (10) runs, LBW, ball Rashid Khan
Sam Curran (10) runs, catch, Rahmat Shah, ball Mohammd Nabi
Chris Woakes (9) runs, bold, ball Mujeeb ur Rahman
Adil Rashid (20) runs, catch Mohammad Nabi, ball Rashid Khan
Mark Wood (18) runs, bold, ball Rashid Khan
Reece Topley (15) runs
Mujeeb ur Rahman – 3 wickets
Fazalhaq Farooqi – 1 wicket
Naveen ul Haq – 1 wicket
Mohammad Nabi – 2 wickets
Rashid Khan – 3 wickets
Azmatullah Omarza– 0 wicket