T20 World Cup 2022: England defeated Afghanistan by 5 wickets and earned two points. In the second Super-12 round match, England defeated Afghanistan by a margin of five wickets. Batting first, Afghanistan scored 112 runs, and England reached the mark with the loss of five wickets. In this article, you will get the match highlights and what went against Afghanistan.


ENGLAND|PLAYING 11: Jos Buttler (c & wk), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

AFGHANISTAN|PLAYING 11: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi


Jos Buttler, the captain of the English squad, chose to bowl first after winning the toss. Afghanistan scored 112 runs in 19.4 overs while batting first. From Afghanistan’s side, Ibrahim Zadran scored the highest run of 32 in 32 balls, while Usman Ghani was the second-highest scorer as he scored 30 in 30 balls.

In response, England lost five wickets while chasing the target in 18.1 overs. For England, Liam Livingston scored 29 runs, which was the most. David Malan and captain Jos Buttler were both out for 18 runs. Alex Hales left the pavilion after scoring 19 runs at the same time. Harry Brooke scored seven goals, and Ben Stokes was ejected for two. Moeen Ali had eight runs and was still undefeated. All of the Afghanistan bowlers, excluding Azmatullah Omerzai, have secured a wicket.

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Afghanistan’s team lost their first wicket at a score of 11. Mark Wood caught Rahmanullah Gurbaz by wicketkeeper Butler. Gurbaz scored 10 runs. At 35, Afghanistan lost their second wicket. Ben Stokes got Hazratullah Zazai caught by Liam Livingstone. He scored seven runs in 17 balls. At 62, Afghanistan got the third wicket. Sam Karan gets Ibrahim Zadran caught by Moeen Ali. He could score 32 runs in 32 balls.

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At 82, Afghanistan lost their fourth wicket. Stokes struck out Najibullah Zadran for 13 runs. Afghanistan then lost its sixth wicket, bringing its total to 91. After this, Azmatullah was dismissed after scoring eight runs. At the same time, Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rehman could not even open the account. Sam Curran dismissed Fazlhaq Farooqui to bundle out Afghanistan’s innings for 112 runs in 19.4 overs. Karan took five wickets for 10 runs in 3.4 overs. He has become the first England bowler to take a five-wicket haul in T20Is. Apart from this, Ben Stokes and Mark Wood got two wickets each. Chris Woakes took a wicket.

Player Of The Match: Sam Curran