ICC Cricket World Cup, 38th Match, Pool A: Afghanistan v England at Sydney, Mar 13, 2015
ICC Cricket World Cup - 38th match, Pool A
England won by 9 wickets (with 41 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Played at Sydney Cricket Ground (neutral venue)
13 March 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Afghanistan innings (36.2 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Javed Ahmadi c Root b Broad 7 31 15 0 0 46.66
7.3 Root in business again. A perfect length ball for a slightly loose batsman. Ahmadi drives at it away from the body, the ball moves away a touch, the edge is taken, and Root takes a simple catch at first slip 20/2
View dismissal Nawroz Mangal c Root b Anderson 4 25 28 0 0 14.28
6.3 87.5 mph, that's a nothing shot. This is short of a length, wide, moving away, Mangal just hangs his bat out horizontally. The edge is taken, and Root takes it overhead at first slip 17/1
View dismissal Afsar Zazai c †Buttler b Jordan 6 21 14 0 0 42.85
11.2 84.5 mph, and there he gets the wicket. Keeps pitching it up, just outside off, gets the ball to hold its line. It is on a length. Not quite a half-volley so the half-forward movement doesn't cover the movement. The regulation outside edge settles with Buttler 25/3
View dismissal Nasir Jamal c †Buttler b Bopara 17 75 52 2 0 32.69
25.4 76.0 mph, and a wicket immediately after the break. Just a gentle length ball outside off. Maybe it holds its line a touch but mostly a straight delivery. Jamal gets forward but not quite close to it. he also opens the face. Easy catch for Buttler 65/5
View dismissal Samiullah Shenwari c Morgan b Jordan 7 16 11 1 0 63.63
15.1 83.9 mph, another wicket falls. Jordan keeps bowling at a length outside off. Sami drives hard at it. The ball holds its line, takes a thick edge square on the off side. Morgan takes a low catch diving forward at point 34/4
View dismissal Shafiqullah c Bopara b Tredwell 30 73 64 1 0 46.87
34.4 58.1 mph, Bopara is doing everything today. Shafiq tries the big sweep, gets a big top edge that flies around deep square leg. Bopara from fine leg and Jordan from deep midwicket converge, but nobody seems to have called for this. Jordan lets it go at the last moment, and Bopara takes it with a late dive to his left. Inches off the ground 101/7
View dismissal Mohammad Nabi* c Tredwell b Bopara 16 19 17 1 1 94.11
31.4 77.0 mph, soft dismissal. Nabi has taken it upon himself to provide some impetus to this innings. He has been taking risks in order to do so. Gets a short ball, pulls it hard, but straight down mid-on's throat 93/6
Najibullah Zadran not out 12 20 15 2 0 80.00
Hamid Hassan not out 0 8 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 6, w 6) 12
  Total (7 wickets; 36.2 overs; 148 mins) 111 (3.05 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket JM Anderson 7 0 18 1 2.57 32 1 0 (2w)
6.3 to Nawroz Mangal, 87.5 mph, that's a nothing shot. This is short of a length, wide, moving away, Mangal just hangs his bat out horizontally. The edge is taken, and Root takes it overhead at first slip 17/1
View wicket SCJ Broad 8 1 18 1 2.25 36 0 0 (2w)
7.3 to Javed Ahmadi, Root in business again. A perfect length ball for a slightly loose batsman. Ahmadi drives at it away from the body, the ball moves away a touch, the edge is taken, and Root takes a simple catch at first slip 20/2
View wickets CJ Jordan 6.2 2 13 2 2.05 32 2 0 (1w)
11.2 to Afsar Zazai, 84.5 mph, and there he gets the wicket. Keeps pitching it up, just outside off, gets the ball to hold its line. It is on a length. Not quite a half-volley so the half-forward movement doesn't cover the movement. The regulation outside edge settles with Buttler 25/3
15.1 to Samiullah Shenwari, 83.9 mph, another wicket falls. Jordan keeps bowling at a length outside off. Sami drives hard at it. The ball holds its line, takes a thick edge square on the off side. Morgan takes a low catch diving forward at point 34/4
View wickets RS Bopara 8 1 31 2 3.87 30 3 0 (1w)
25.4 to Nasir Jamal, 76.0 mph, and a wicket immediately after the break. Just a gentle length ball outside off. Maybe it holds its line a touch but mostly a straight delivery. Jamal gets forward but not quite close to it. he also opens the face. Easy catch for Buttler 65/5
31.4 to Mohammad Nabi, 77.0 mph, soft dismissal. Nabi has taken it upon himself to provide some impetus to this innings. He has been taking risks in order to do so. Gets a short ball, pulls it hard, but straight down mid-on's throat 93/6
View wicket JC Tredwell 7 0 25 1 3.57 27 1 1
34.4 to Shafiqullah, 58.1 mph, Bopara is doing everything today. Shafiq tries the big sweep, gets a big top edge that flies around deep square leg. Bopara from fine leg and Jordan from deep midwicket converge, but nobody seems to have called for this. Jordan lets it go at the last moment, and Bopara takes it with a late dive to his left. Inches off the ground 101/7
  England innings (target: 101 runs from 25 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AD Hales c †Afsar Zazai b Hamid Hassan 37 58 33 3 2 112.12
13.3 87.8 mph, and Hassan gets a wicket on his final night of the World Cup. Something to cheer about at least. On a length, just outside off, seams away a touch. Hales is looking to defend, playing the angle, and ends up edging this through to the keeper 83/1
IR Bell not out 52 81 56 6 0 92.85
JWA Taylor not out 8 22 20 0 0 40.00
Extras (lb 3, w 1) 4
  Total (1 wicket; 18.1 overs; 81 mins) 101 (5.55 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Shapoor Zadran 4 0 25 0 6.25 12 4 0
  Dawlat Zadran 3 0 23 0 7.66 10 3 1
View wicket Hamid Hassan 5 0 17 1 3.40 20 0 0 (1w)
13.3 to Hales, 87.8 mph, and Hassan gets a wicket on his final night of the World Cup. Something to cheer about at least. On a length, just outside off, seams away a touch. Hales is looking to defend, playing the angle, and ends up edging this through to the keeper 83/1
  Mohammad Nabi 4.1 0 14 0 3.36 13 0 0
  Samiullah Shenwari 2 0 19 0 9.50 5 2 1

Match details


Toss - England
Points - England 2, Afghanistan 0
Player of the match - CJ Jordan (England)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and S Ravi (India)
TV umpire - M Erasmus (South Africa)
Match referee - DC Boon
Reserve umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge (Sri Lanka)

Match Notes


    • Afghanistan innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 24 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Rain: Afghanistan - 24/2 in 8.5 overs (Afsar Zazai 5, Nasir Jamal 0)
    • Over 19.1: Review by Afghanistan (Batting), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - Nasir Jamal (Upheld)
    • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 20.6 overs (126 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: Afghanistan - 56/4 in 23.0 overs (Nasir Jamal 14, Shafiqullah 8)
    • Rain: Afghanistan - 62/4 in 25.0 overs (Nasir Jamal 16, Shafiqullah 10)
    • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 33.4 overs (202 balls), Extras 12
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 36.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 4 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Rain: Afghanistan - 111/7 in 36.2 overs (Najibullah Zadran 12, Hamid Hassan 0)
    • England innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 5.0 (Mandatory - 32 runs, 0 wicket)
    • England: 50 runs in 8.2 overs (50 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 50 balls (AD Hales 22, IR Bell 26, Ex 2)
    • IR Bell: 50 off 52 balls (6 x 4)
    • IR Bell: 50 off 53 balls (6 x 4)
    • England: 100 runs in 17.5 overs (107 balls), Extras 4
    • Attendance: 9,203
 
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Hours of play (local time) 14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match Coverage


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