The 13th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 was played yesterday between England vs Afghanistan at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. In which Afghanistan win over England.
TOSS- England won the toss and opted to bowl.
Afghanistan Innings- Afghanistan batted first and started the inning very strongly, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran came to start the inning and gave a very strong start with a century partnership of 114 runs for the first wicket, the first wicket has dismissed for 114 runs in 16.4 over, Ibrahim Zadran dismissed after scoring 28 runs in 48 balls, next batsman Rahmat Shah came to bat and he was dismissed very quickly just for 3 runs in 8 balls as second wicket in 18.4 overs, the team score was 122 runs, next batsman Hashmatullah Shahidi came to bat, meanwhile the 3rd wicket also dismissed or 122 runs in 18.5 overs, Rahmanullah Gurbaz dismissed after playing a very brilliant half-century inning of 80 runs with the help of 4 sixes and 8 boundaries in just 57 balls, followed by Azmatullah Omarzai came to bat and played well with Hashmatullah Shahidi, the fourth wicket dismissed for 152 runs in last ball of the 26th over,
Azmatullah Omarzai dismissed for 19 runs in 24 balls, next batsman Ikram Alikhil came to bat and handled the inning with Hashmatullah Shahidi, the fifth wicket has dismissed for 174 runs in first ball of the 33rd over, Hashmatullah Shahidi dismissed for 14 runs in 36 balls, followed by Mohammad Nabi came to bat and he was dismissed just for 9 runs in 15 balls as 6th wicket in first ball of the 37th over, the team score was 190 runs, next batsman Rashid Khan came to bat handled the inning with Ikram Alikhil, the 7th wicket has dismissed for 233 runs in first ball of the 45th over, Rashid Khan dismissed for 23 runs in 22 balls, next batsman Mujeeb Ur Rahman came to bat and handled the inning with Ikram Alikhil, the 8th wicket has dismissed for 277 runs in last ball of the 48th over, Ikram Alikhil dismissed after playing a very brilliant half-century inning of 58 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 3 boundaries in 66 balls, next batsman Naveen-ul-Haq came to bat, meanwhile the 9th wicket has also dismissed for 277 runs in first ball of the 49th over, Mujeeb Ur Rahman dismissed after playing a brilliant quick inning of 28 runs with the help of 1 six and 3 boundaries in just 16 balls, followed by Fazalhaq Farooqi came to bat, after a few moments the final wicket also dismissed for fifth ball of the final over, Naveen-ul-Haq dismissed for 5 runs in 5 balls, and Fazalhaq Farooqi was remains unbeaten for 2 runs in 4 balls.
In this way, the entire team all out for 248 runs in 49.5 overs and set a target of 285 runs for England.
England bowlers- Adil Rashid took 3 wickets just for 42 runs in his spell, Mark Wood 2 wickets just 50 runs in 9 overs, Liam Livingstone 1 wicket for 33 runs in his spell, Reece Topley 1 wicket for 52 runs in 8.5 overs, Joe Root 1 wicket for 19 runs in 4 overs, Chris Woakes was wicketless for 41 runs in 4 overs, and Sam Curran also wicketless for 46 runs in 4 overs.
England Innings- England chasing 285 runs in the second inning the entire team dismissed just for 215 runs in the third ball of the 41st over. Harry Brook played a very brilliant half-century inning of 66 runs with the help of 1 six and 7 boundaries in just 61 balls, Dawid Malan scored 32 runs in 39 balls, apart from no batsman could play well, Jonny Bairstow dismissed just for 2 runs in 4 balls, Joe Root 11 runs in 17 balls, Jos Buttler 9 runs in 18 balls, Liam Livingstone 10 runs in 14 balls, Sam Curran 10 runs in 23 balls, Chris Woakes 9 runs in 26 balls, Adil Rashid 20 runs in 13 balls, Mark Wood 18 runs in 22 balls, Reece Topley remained unbeaten for 15 runs in just 7 balls. In this way, continuously wickets failed one after another, and end of the result the entire team was all out just for 215 in 40.3 overs and lost the match by a big margin of 69 runs.
Afghanistani bowlers- Mujeeb Ur Rahman took 3 wickets just for 51 runs in his spell, Rashid Khan took 3 wickets just for 37 runs in 9.3 overs, Mohammad Nabi 2 wickets just for 16 runs in 6 overs, Fazalhaq Farooqi 1 wicket for 50 runs in 7 overs, Naveen-ul-Haq 1 wicket for 44 runs in 6 overs, and Azmatullah Omarzai was wicketless for 13 runs in 2 overs.
PLAYER OF THE MATCH- Afghanistani bowler Mujeeb Ur Rahman was selected as the player of the match, he performed very brilliant bowling and took 3 wickets just for 51 runs in his spell, and also played a quick inning of 28 runs with the help of 1 six and 3 boundaries in just 16 balls.
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