Afghanistan stuns England with a shocking 69-run victory in ODI 13 of the 2023 World Cup at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, as defending champions England suffer an unexpected defeat.
On Sunday, October 15, in ODI 13 of the ongoing 2023 World Cup, England suffered a surprising 69-run loss to Afghanistan in New Delhi. Afghanistan defended their total of 285 by bowling out England for 215 in 40.3 overs, thanks to the spin brilliance of Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, each taking three wickets. Mohammad Nabi contributed with two crucial wickets. While Harry Brook managed a commendable 66 off 61 balls, he couldn’t save England from the tough situation as they found themselves at 169/8 when he departed.
Afghanistan made a formidable total of 284 after being asked to bat by England. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran initiated a solid start, putting up 114 runs for the first wicket in 16.1 overs. While Gurbaz led the scoring, Zadran provided steady support. Their partnership was broken by Adil Rashid, leading to a minor collapse for Afghanistan. Zadran was dismissed for 28 (48), and Gurbaz was run out after an impressive 80 (57). Afghanistan lost three quick wickets, reducing them to 122/3 in 18.5 overs. The wickets kept falling, but Rashid Khan and Ikram Alikhil steadied the innings. Rashid contributed 23 (22) before a spectacular catch by Joe Root at long-on ended his innings. Alikhil scored 58 (66) before being dismissed by Reece Topley, while Mujeeb Ur Rahman added a quick 28 runs in 16 balls.
Liam Livingstone was England’s most economical bowler, conceding only 33 runs while taking one wicket. Adil Rashid claimed three wickets, Mark Wood took two, and Joe Root and Reece Topley each secured one.
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Last Updated on October 15, 2023
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