Dawlat Zadran struck in his first over to dismiss Calum MacLeod for a duck

World Cup 2015

Dravid backs Associates for 2019 World Cup

Former India captain Rahul Dravid has put his weight behind the continued presence of Associate Nations at the World Cup, as he believes allowing them to participate is "the least cricket can do"

Rain played hide and seek, keeping the ground staff busy

Afghanistan v England, World Cup 2015, Group A, Sydney

A very English farewell

On a suitably hangdog English day, more downcast than overcast, and a match ravaged by rain, an Ian Bell fifty led England to victory with nine wickets to spare

Alex Hales scored 31 before he was dismissed by Shahid Afridi

Afghanistan v England, World Cup 2015, Group A, Sydney

Home-bound England fear one last shock

Having been dumped from the World Cup by Bangladesh, England will be petrified of finishing their tournament with another loss to a lower-ranked team. Afghanistan, meanwhile, will look to make the most of their last chance in the game's shop window

Hamid Hassan celebrates after beating Scotland

Afg v Eng, Group A, Sydney

'We'll do whatever you want' - Moles

While conceding that it was impossible to expect the game's financial giants to schedule additional series against Associates, Afghanistan's coach Andy Moles suggested that his team be used as a warm-up option for encounters against Pakistan in particular

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Coach Andy Moles talks to Afghanistan's players

Afg v Eng, Group A, Sydney

Moles plots England's final ignominy

England will be without all-rounders Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali for their final World Cup match against an Afghanistan side eager to inflict the final ignominy in a disastrous World Cup campaign