Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    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
    6.3 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
    11.2 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
    25.4 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
    15.1 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
    34.4 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
    31.4 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
    not out
    12
    20
    15
    2
    0
    80.00
    not out
    0
    8
    2
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    12 (lb 6, w 6)
    TOTAL
    111/7 (36.2 Overs, RR: 3.05)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Nawroz Mangal, 6.3 ov), 2-20 (Javed Ahmadi, 7.3 ov), 3-25 (Afsar Zazai, 11.2 ov), 4-34 (Samiullah Shenwari, 15.1 ov), 5-65 (Nasir Jamal, 25.4 ov), 6-93 (Mohammad Nabi, 31.4 ov), 7-101 (Shafiqullah, 34.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JM Anderson701812.57321020
    SCJ Broad811812.25360020
    CJ Jordan6.221322.05322010
    RS Bopara813123.87303010
    JC Tredwell702513.57271100

Match Notes

First impression

10

Wickets Shapoor Zadran had taken in this World Cup before today - the second most by a bowler from an associate team in its first World Cup.

Last time

2011

The last time England had the opposition 4 down for less than what Afghanistan had scored today: versus India at the Oval.

Elite group

250+

Runs scored by Samiullah Shenwari in this World Cup - only the fifth batsman from the current associate teams to score 250 runs in a World Cup.

First time

0

Number of times England have played Afghanistan in ODIs. This will be the first match.