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14th Match, Group 1 (N), Perth, October 22, 2022, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
(18.1/20 ov, T:113) 113/5

England won by 5 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
Afghanistan Innings
England Innings
Match Flow
Afghanistan  (20 ovs maximum)
c Livingstone b Stokes717311041.17
c †Buttler b Wood1091301111.11
c Ali b Curran32324131100.00
c Livingstone b Curran30306030100.00
c Rashid b Stokes13111501118.18
c †Buttler b Wood3570060.00
c Stokes b Curran861110133.33
c Hales b Curran012000.00
c & b Woakes013000.00
not out 2470050.00
c Malan b Curran023000.00
Extras(lb 4, w 3)7
TOTAL19.4 Ov (RR: 5.69)112
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 2.1 ov), 2-35 (Hazratullah Zazai, 6.3 ov), 3-62 (Ibrahim Zadran, 11.1 ov), 4-82 (Najibullah Zadran, 14.1 ov), 5-91 (Mohammad Nabi, 15.3 ov), 6-109 (Azmatullah Omarzai, 17.5 ov), 7-109 (Rashid Khan, 17.6 ov), 8-110 (Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 18.2 ov), 9-112 (Usman Ghani, 19.2 ov), 10-112 (Fazalhaq Farooqi, 19.4 ov)
6.3 to Hazratullah Zazai, hacked over backward point... Livingstone holds a blinder! Big celebration from the fielder, as he runs around in the deep and plunges full length for the catch. Hazrat haznot timed many tonight, but he almost hit that too well, such was the hang time that allowed Livingstone to get under it. 35/2
14.1 to Najibullah Zadran, another brilliant catch today, this time by Rashid! Great effort there, as he has to turn around at midwicket, and run rather gently while ensuring he doesn't lose his concentration off the ball. And is it descends, he stretches and dives forward as the ball is stuck in his fingers. It was a slower ball on a good length on middle and leg, as Najib got his front leg out of the way and went for a hoick. 82/4
18.2 to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, a one-handed return catch! This was a decent take too. Woakes just stuck his right hand out, and the ball arrived like a magnet. Good length ball on middle, and Mujeeb made room to hoick, but only ended up swatting back to the bowler. 110/8
2.1 to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, nicked off first ball! Wood hammers a length, 146kph/91mph and coming back at Gurbaz, who's looking to defend but can only feather through to the keeper! He consults his partner but won't be reviewing. Perth-fect start to the WC for Wood. 11/1
15.3 to Mohammad Nabi, this time it is Buttler! They continue to compete for catches of the tournament already! He flies to his left full stretch, with his glove dangling in the air, as the ball comes and sticks in. Wood fired in a short delivery, which angled in to end just about on leg stump. Nabi looked for a soft touch down the leg side, but ended up gloving it behind for Buttler to grab a fantastic catch. 91/5
11.1 to Ibrahim Zadran, that is chipped, and is nabbed by Moeen running backwards at extra cover! He had to turn around, and keep his eyes on the ball, which was lobbed very high under the distracting floodlights. It was a cutter from Curran, bowled on a good length on leg. Zadran lofted with the full face of the bat, but mistimed it for a catch which Moeen made look easy in the end, as the ball dropped over his right shoulder. 62/3
17.5 to Azmatullah Omarzai, an easy catch at deep midwicket! Ah, they are getting some comfortable ones too. Curran went short and on leg stump, as Azmat got his front leg out of the way to have a free swing, but could only find Stokes, who was stationed a good few yards inside the boundary. Again, the longer boundary comes into play. 109/6
17.6 to Rashid Khan, now taken at fine leg! Curran is now on a hat-trick! Yet again he went short and on leg, as Rashid went pulling almost after taking his eyes off the ball. The ball rushed on to him off the pitch, and took off from the top edge of his bat to fine leg, where Hales had no problem. 109/7
19.2 to Usman Ghani, a desperate hack to deep backward point! Some catching practice now, as Livingstone doesn't have to move an inch. Curran went short this time, after bowling a yorker last ball. Got it to angle outside off, as Ghani had a swat at that, only to gift a catch with a flat hit. 112/9
19.4 to Fazalhaq Farooqi, yeah, Curran becomes the first England men's bowler to take a T20I five-for! Curran went for the yorker length ball yet again, and got that just outside off. Farooqi opened the bat face, and ended up slicing it to Malan at backward point. Malan had to go low and grab that, and he did that perfectly to round off Afghanistan's collapse, and give Curran his fifth. 112/10
England  (T: 113 runs from 20 ovs)
c Mujeeb Ur Rahman b Fazalhaq Farooqi18182530100.00
c Fazalhaq Farooqi b Fareed Ahmad1920410195.00
c Mohammad Nabi b Mujeeb Ur Rahman1830400060.00
b Mohammad Nabi24110050.00
not out 29213430138.09
c Ibrahim Zadran b Rashid Khan76900116.66
not out 810130080.00
Extras(w 12)12
TOTAL18.1 Ov (RR: 6.22)113/5
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Jos Buttler, 4.6 ov), 2-52 (Alex Hales, 8.4 ov), 3-65 (Ben Stokes, 10.4 ov), 4-81 (Dawid Malan, 13.5 ov), 5-97 (Harry Brook, 15.2 ov)
4.6 to JC Buttler, picks out the man! Farooqi gets the England captain, well held at deep square leg. Smartly taken by Mujeeb as he ran away towards the rope, it's a long boundary out there and Buttler didn't time his flick off the toes. Much-needed breakthrough for Afghanistan. 35/1
13.5 to DJ Malan, what a catch at cover! Nabi joins the party Could this be the turning point of the day? The Afghanistan captain dives full throttle at cover, flinging himself to his right with both hands intact. The ball sticks in, and his side's celebrations know no limit. It was short and wide of off, as Malan slapped hard and flat, only for the intervention. 81/4
15.2 to HC Brook, heaved to long-on! Rashid strikes late, but he does so eventually. This time he tossed it up, and bowled full on middle and off. Brook was already into his stroke, trying to hoick that across the line. The ball instead flew off the inside half of the bat to long-on, who barely had to move. 97/5
8.4 to AD Hales, like that... taken in the deep! Hales takes on the pull, hits it high into the Perth sky, but it's nowhere near going all the way at deep backward square leg. Farooqi involved again with a running catch as England lose their second wicket, not quite halfway to their target. 52/2
10.4 to BA Stokes, gone, bowled! Stokes hurried down the pitch, and was cleaned up there. It was an arm ball, which was bowled almost with a roundarm action. The ball hit the outside of Stokes' pad, and went on to clip the stumps. England lose their third, as Afghanistan don't let them have it easy. 65/3
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  • Afghanistan innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 35 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 9.3 overs (57 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: Afghanistan - 55/2 in 10.0 overs (Ibrahim Zadran 29, Usman Ghani 6)
  • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 16.3 overs (99 balls), Extras 5
  • Over 17.1: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - CM Brown, Batter - Usman Ghani (Struck down)
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan - 112/10 in 19.4 overs (Fareed Ahmad 2)
  • England innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 40 runs, 1 wicket)
  • England: 50 runs in 7.5 overs (47 balls), Extras 6
  • Drinks: England - 62/2 in 10.0 overs (DJ Malan 13, BA Stokes 1)
  • Over 13.2: Review by Afghanistan (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batter - LS Livingstone (Struck down)
  • England: 100 runs in 15.6 overs (96 balls), Extras 11
Perth Stadium
TossEngland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match numberT20I no. 1840
Match days22 October 2022 - night (20-over match)
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Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsEngland 2, Afghanistan 0
Win Probability
ENG 100%
100%50%100%AFG InningsENG Innings

Over 19 • ENG 113/5

England won by 5 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
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