Afghanistan pulled off a historic upset in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, defeating defending champions England by 69 runs. This was Afghanistan’s first-ever win against England in a World Cup match, and it was a truly remarkable achievement.
Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat first. They got off to a solid start, thanks to a half-century from Rahmanullah Gurbaz. However, they lost wickets at regular intervals and were eventually bowled out for 215 in 49.1 overs.
England were the favorites to win the match, but they were stunned by Afghanistan’s bowlers early on. Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Fazalhaq Farooqi dismissed England’s top two batsmen, Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root, inside the first five overs.
England never recovered from the early setbacks. They lost wickets at regular intervals and were eventually bowled out for 146 in 37.5 overs. Rashid Khan was the pick of the Afghan bowlers, taking 4 wickets for 37 runs.
Afghanistan’s win against England was a truly remarkable achievement. It was a testament to the hard work and dedication of the Afghan players and coaching staff. It was also a great day for Afghan cricket fans all over the world.
Key takeaways from Afghanistan’s win against England:
Afghanistan’s bowlers were outstanding. They bowled with great discipline and consistency, and they were able to exploit the English batsmen’s weaknesses.
- Rashid Khan was once again the star of the show. He is one of the best bowlers in the world, and he proved it once again with a brilliant performance against England.
- Afghanistan’s fielding was also top-notch. They took some excellent catches and saved some important runs.
- England were simply outplayed. They made too many mistakes in both batting and bowling, and they were never really in the match.
Afghanistan’s win against England was a historic moment for Afghan cricket. It showed that Afghanistan is a team to be reckoned with, and it will give them a lot of confidence going forward in the tournament.