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England vs Afghanistan 24th Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Highlights

CricketHighlightsz – England vs Afghanistan 24th Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Highlights

CricketHighlightsz - England vs Afghanistan 24th Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Highlights
24th Match of ICC World Cup 2019: England vs. Afghanistan
The 24th match of the ICC World Cup was played between England and Afghanistan. England decided to bat first as they won the toss.

England scored 397 runs in 50 overs with 6 wickets down. This was their sixth highest scored in an ODI match and highest in World Cup. England scored 25 sixes and became the team with highest number of sixes in an inning in ODI as well as World Cup history.

Eoin Morgan alone made 148 runs off 71 bowls. This was his best performance in ODIs and third highest score for England in the World Cups. His 100 runs off 57 balls became the fourth fastest century in World Cup history.  With 17- sixes scored, he set the world record of for most sixes in ODIs and the World Cups as well. Jonny Bairstow scored 90 runs off 99 balls including 8- fours and 3- sixes, Joe Root scored 88 runs off 82 balls with 5- fours and 1- six included, Moeen Ali scored 31 runs off 9 balls and James Vince made 26 runs off 31 balls.

Three of England’s wickets were picked up by Gulbadin Naib and three were picked up by Dawlat Zadran.

Afghanistan failed to meet the target as they could only make 247 runs in 50 overs with 8 wickets down. Hashmatullah Shahidi scored 76 runs off 100 balls with 5- fours and 2- sixes included, Rahmat Shah scored scored 46 runs off 74 balls, Asghar Afghan scored 44 runs off 48 balls and Gulbadin Naib made 37 runs off 28 balls.

Jofra Archer and Adil Rashid each took two wickets. Mark Wood took two wickets.

The 150 runs victory of England was their third largest victory in terms of number of runs in World Cups and the biggest victory against Afghanistan.

Eoin Morgan became the Player of the match for his extraordinary performance of 148 runs off 71 balls with the strike rate of 208.5.

Match Highlights

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