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England Vs Afghanistan Live Score (ODI)

Date: Tuesday, 18 June, 2019 15:00 IST Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester Match Status: Match Ended

England beat Afghanistan by 150 runs

397/6
Overs
50.0
R/R
7.94
Fours
21
Sixes
25
Extras
9
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Moeen Ali not out 31 9 1 4
Chris Woakes not out 1 1 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 10 0 44 0
Dawlat Zadran 10 0 85 3
247/8
Overs
50.0
R/R
4.94
Fours
16
Sixes
8
Extras
9
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Ikram Ali Khil (W) not out 3 10 0 0
Dawlat Zadran not out 0 0 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Chris Woakes 9 0 41 0
Jofra Archer 10 1 52 3
  • The England batters have probably batted the Afghanistan side out of the game! It will be interesting to see if they will go after this chase or will be happy to play out the 50 overs. England on the other hand, will try and bundle them out as quickly as possible and win by a huge margin. Join us for the chase in a short while.
  • Not a lot to write about the Afghanistan bowling. The scorecard probably says it all. Gulbadin Naib was probably the pick of the bowlers as he finished with a three fer. Mujeeb was good with his lines and lengths and finished an economical spell. However, Rashid Khan went for above 12 per over and Nabi too had a day to forget.
  • After winning the toss and electing to bat, if Morgan would have been offered 397, he would have surely taken it with both hands. However, they did not start off in the fastest manner as they finished Powerplay 1 at 46 for the loss of one wicket. Root and Bairstow then went along things nicely and slowly but steadily upped the ante. The two added a 120-run stand and laid the foundation. Then too though, England never looked like they would get close to 400 but then the carnage began. Morgan right from the outset, went after the bowlers. He was dropped early on in the innings and he ensure he will make Afghanistan pay. 17 sixes is what he hit in his 148 of 71 balls. Joe Root's 88 was equally important and Moeen Ali's cameo in the end took them extremely close to 400.
  • End of the annihilation! Some unreal hitting out there! Not only the Afghanistan players will be relieved to get off the field but a much-needed break for us as well.
  • 49.6 Single to end the over. Full and wide outside off, Moeen gets down and creams it to sweeper cover for a single. Won't get to 400 but the hosts have demolished Afghanistan here. 19 off the final over. ENGLAND FINISH WITH 397/6 OFF THEIR 50 OVERS.
  • 49.5 SIX! Two-in-two. Dawlat started the over well but he is being thrashed here by Moeen. Full on middle and leg and once again Moeen smashes it over his favourite region, the mid-wicket region for a biggie.
  • 49.4 SIX! This is deposited into the stands. Full on middle and leg, Moeen smacks it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Inching closer to 400 here are England.
  • 49.4 WIDE! Bouncer bounces over the head and it has been ducked. Umpire signals it as wide.
  • 49.3 FOUR! Harsh, very harsh. This game is so cruel for the bowler's at time. Dawlat once again bowls short on the body, Moeen looks to pull but it goes off the top edge. The ball goes towards the fine leg region and beats the chasing keeper to the fence. A very well directed short ball but it still goes to the fence.
  • 49.2 Just 1 run off the first 2 balls of the final over. Dawlat bangs it in short, Woakes looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto his body. The ball rolls to the side of the pitch and they take a run.
  • Chris Woakes walks out to bat next.
  • 49.1 OUT! Bowled! Stokes cannot take his side to 400! Dawlat bowls it very full on the leg pole as Stokes was shuffling across, he looks to flick but misses and the ball goes onto disturb the leg pole. His third of the game, he has something to cherish about.
  • 48.6 SIX! Clobbered! A biggie to start the over and one to end it. Another very full delivery, Ali makes Rashid pay as he hits it over the long on fence. End of the misery for Rashid. One of the rare occasions where Afghanistan have bowled 50 overs and Rashid hasn't bowled his full quota of 10 overs. His figures read 9-0-110-0. 378/5
  • 48.5 Shuffles across and pulls it to deep square leg for one.
  • 48.4 DROPPED! Sums up Rashid's day! Short and outside off. Stokes looks to cut but gets an outside edge towards the keeper which he fails to hang onto.
  • 48.3 NOT OUT! That was close though! Stokes was just about in there! Rashid bowls the googly outside off. Stokes looks to power it down the ground but misses. The keeper whips the bails off and appeals. The umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that Stokes did drag his foot out but manages to plant it back in but just.
  • A stumping appeal! Stokes is the man in question, Afghanistan do not look confident.
  • 48.2 Goes short this time but gets away with it as Ali mistimes it to long off for one.
  • 48.1 SIX! Welcome back, Rashid Khan. Also, he has now conceded 100 runs. Once again he bowls right in the zone. Full and on off, this is smashed over the long off fence.
  • Rashid Khan back!
  • 47.6 Length delivery outside off, Moeen plays it towards point for a single. 5 runs and a wicket from the over. 364/5
  • 47.6 WIDE! Bowls short delivery down the leg side, Ali looks to go after it but misses it.
  • 47.5 Length delivery on off, Ali plays it to point.
  • Moeen Ali makes his way out to the middle.
  • 47.4 OUT! No impact from Jos Buttler. Short delivery outside off, Buttler looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes straight to the mid off fielder where Mohammad Nabi takes the simplest of catches. Afghanistan need more of these. England might not reach 400 from here.
  • 47.3 Bowls a yorker on middle, Buttler does well to dig it out and flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 47.2 Short delivery, Stokes pulls it towards square leg for a run.
  • 47.1 Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, Stokes looks to play a scoop shot but misses it.
  • Ben Stokes is the new batsman in.
  • 46.6 OUT! End of the fun! End of the carnage by this man. A once in a life time innings comes to an end here. The crowd is on its feet applauding the England skipper. His knock has probably batted Afghanistan out of the game. Extraordinary. He looks to smash this one out of the ground again. It is a slower ball outside off. Morgan ends up hitting it flat and straight to Shah at long off. So both the set batsmen are back in the hut in this over itself. Can England still get to 400? 359/4
  • 46.5 SIX! 17th six! Breaks the record of the most sixes by a player in an ODI game. Once again the bowler misses his mark and he pays the price. Full and on middle, this is hit down the ground and it carries all the way.
  • Jos Buttler is the new batsman in.
  • 46.4 OUT! No hundred for Root! But very unselfish from him. He could have easily got to his third ton of this World Cup and created a record by playing the ball to its merit, he does not do so though. He looks to play in an aggressive manner. Tries to smash this slower one out of the park but does not generate the power he wanted and he holes out to long on where Shah takes it. End of another top innings from Root. End of the mammoth 189-run stand. This partnership has made 400 possible for England.
  • 46.3 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 46.2 SIX! Biggie from the second ball as well! This is carnage! His 16th maximum. He has equaled the record for the most maximums in a game. This is shorter and it is the slower one. Morgan has to generate all the power, he does so as he hammers it over the long on fence.
  • 46.1 SIX! Right in the slot and the mood Morgan is in, he won't miss out! Full and on off, Morgan smashes it over the long off fence. Six from the first ball.
  • 45.6 Looks to play the reverse sweep but misses. A dot to end but 17 from the over. 340/2
  • 45.5 Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 45.4 FOUR! For once today, he does not clear the ropes. Still will be happy with the result. Short and outside off, Morgan slaps it over cover and the ball trickles into the fence.
  • 45.3 ANOTHER SIX! This one is probably the smallest he has hit today, the ball hits the cushion directly. Zadran misses the yorker by a little and pays the price. Morgan hits it over long off and another six is signaled by the umpire.
  • 45.2 Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.
  • 45.1 FOUR! Full toss and it has been put away! A full toss on off, Root lofts it over covers and the ball races away. He is 13 short of a ton now.
  • 45.1 Wide! Down the leg side, Root swings but misses. Wided.
  • 44.6 SIX! The fielders out there are mere spectators at the moment! Morgan is only hitting it out of the park. Full and on off now, Morgan hammers it over the long off fence. 21 again from this over, 42 from Rashid's last two. 323/2
  • 44.5 Keeps it away from Morgan's zone. Short and outside off, Morgan cuts it through point for two.
  • 44.4 SIX! Too easy at the moment for Morgan! He shuffles in and Rashid bowls it on the stumps. Morgan goes down on one knee and slog sweeps it over the square leg fence.
  • 44.3 BEATEN! Shorter and outside off, there is extra bounce on this one. Morgan looks to cut but misses.
  • 44.2 Very, very full, difficult to hit those. Root jams it out to cover for one.
  • 44.1 SIX! Root now joins the action! He dances down the track to Rashid, not many do that. He manages to get to the pitch of it and just lofts it over the long on fence.
  • 43.6 Full on off, Morgan lofts it over covers. The batsmen get two runs. 302/2
  • 43.5 On a length on middle, Root flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single. 300 up for England.
  • 43.4 Length delivery outside off, Root makes room and plays it to mid off.
  • 43.3 Full on middle, Morgan drives it to long on. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 43.2 Full and outside off, Root comes down the track and drives it towards covers for a run.
  • 43.1 FOUR! Nice improvisation from Joe. Length delivery on middle, Root plays a scoop over short fine leg for a boundary.
  • 42.6 100 for Morgan! His 13th in ODIs. Wow! This is some innings! Outrageous, outstanding, I am just short of superlatives at the moment. Never seen anybody, manhandle the Afghanistan spinners like Morgan has done today. Just unreal stuff. THIS IS ALSO THE FASTEST TON FOR ENGLAND IN WORLD CUPS! It has come up in just 57 balls. 11 sixes in total and he has hit one to get there. Rashid bowls this full and on middle, Morgan once again clears the front leg and tonks it over the long on fence for a biggie. A huge round of applause for him by the crowd and a hug from Root. If he stays out there, 400 is a possibility. 21 from Rashid's this over. He has had a day to forget. 293/2
  • 42.5 On off this time, Morgan pushes it to covers. A rare, rare dot.
  • 42.4 SIX! BOOM BOOM GOES MORGAN AGAIN! 10th six! Bowl full, he will hit you over your head, bowl short and he will pull you into the mid-wicket stands. Rashid does the latter, Morgan goes back and pulls it way into the mid-wicket stand.
  • 42.3 Goes flatter and shorter, Morgan slaps it through covers for two. Eoin is just unstoppable at the moment. Not sure where to bowl to him when he is hitting them like this.
  • 42.2 SIX! This is unreal from Morgan! His 9th biggie today. All the doubts about him being injured has been blown away by this knock. Once again it is very full, Morgan clears his front leg and sends it sailing over the long on fence.
  • 42.1 Root looks to sweep this delivery on the leg pole, it hits the glove and lobs over the keeper for one.
  • Rashid Khan is back on!
  • 41.6 BEATEN! Flighted delivery just outside off, Morgan looks to defend but misses it due to the away turn on this one. 272/2
  • 41.5 Short delivery on off, Morgan cuts it to point.
  • 41.4 Flighted delivery on off, Eoin pushes it to covers.
  • 41.3 Tossed up on off, Root plays it towards covers for a run.
  • 41.2 IN THE AIR BUT SAFE! Flighted delivery on off, Morgan plays a reverse sweep uppishly towards point where the fielder goes for the catch but it falls short of him. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 41.1 Mujeeb bowls short and outside off, Root makes room and cuts it through point for a single.
  • 40.6 A dot to end one more huge over! On off and it is kept out. 269/2
  • 40.5 Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 40.4 This is bowled quicker and very full. Morgan jams it down to long on for on.
  • 40.3 SIX! Add another one to Morgan's sixes column! Nabi bowls it short, maybe due to the last ball as he once again would have felt Morgan would dance down. He does not though, he goes back and pulls with all the power over the mid-wicket fence.
  • 40.2 SIX! Straight as an arrow! Morgan is hitting sixes for fun. Sees the flight on this ball and his eyes lit up. He comes down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a biggie.
  • 40.1 Flatter and on off, this is cut to point.
  • Powerplay 3 has been signaled! Now maximum of 5 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of this innings.
  • 39.6 Floated delivery on off, Morgan plays it towards covers for a single. 13 runs have come from the over. Big over for England. 255/2
  • 39.5 Full on off, Root drives it towards mid off for a single.
  • 39.4 Tossed up on middle, Joe defends it out.
  • 39.4 WIDE! Flighted delivery on leg, Morgan looks to flick but misses it.
  • 39.3 FOUR! Second boundary in the over. This is excellent batting from the skipper. Floated delivery on leg, Morgan sweeps it through square leg for a boundary. 250 up for England.
  • 39.2 Tossed up on off, Morgan comes forward to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes to the slip region.
  • 39.1 SIX! Powerful shot from the skipper. This is his sixth maximum. Flighted delivery on middle, Morgan plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket for a maximum.
  • 38.6 A dot to end! Root works it towards short fine leg. He wants a run but is sent back. 241/2
  • 38.5 Morgan now eases this down to long on for one.
  • 38.4 Root brings out the reverse sweep, hits it through cover-point but only for one.
  • 38.3 Floats it up on off, Morgan chips it over cover and takes one.
  • 38.2 Shorter and outside off, Morgan guides it to point.
  • 38.1 SIX! Colossal! Fifty up for Morgan and it has come up in only 36 balls. Right from the word go, he has attacked the bowlers. He is making Afghanistan pay for the catch they dropped. This is short again and on middle, Morgan picks the length early, goes back and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence. 47th fifty in this format.
  • Mohammad Nabi is back into the attack.
  • 37.6 Angled into the batsman, this is worked through mid-wicket for one. 232/2
  • 37.5 On the stumps, it is kept out.
  • 37.4 Plays the sweep and hits it through square leg for two.
  • 37.3 Flatter and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
  • 37.2 Outside off, this is hit through covers for one.
  • 37.1 Flatter and on off, this is guided towards short third man.
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman is back! He has kept it tight. Afghanistan need a breakthrough. Can he provide it?
  • 36.6 Length delivery on middle, Root flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. 11 runs have come from the over and 29 runs have come from the last two overs. 228/2
  • 36.5 Short of a length delivery, Root pulls it over mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 36.4 FOUR! Excellent shot. Zadran bowls short and outside off, Root cuts it over point for a boundary.
  • 36.3 Full toss on leg, Root flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 36.2 On a good length on off, Morgan looks to guide but gets it off the glove. It goes towards third man for a single.
  • 36.1 Length delivery outside off, Root plays it towards point for a single.
  • DRINKS! England have been going all guns blazing and a good partnership is going between Joe Root and Eoin Morgan. Joe Root is looking all set for his third hundred in this World Cup. On the other hand, Afghanistan have looked toothless in their bowling and have been very wayward till now.
  • 35.6 SIX! This is hit even better than the first biggie! Once again it is a half-tracker by Rashid. Morgan rocks back and pulls it hard and over the backward square leg fence. this went further than the last one. Another expensive over by Rashid. Today, is just not his day. Also, the fifty-run stand is up and it has come up in quick time. The stand is providing the much-needed impetus for England. 217/2
  • 35.5 Another ball outside off, it is once again guided to short third man.
  • 35.4 Flatter and outside off, this is guided to short third man.
  • 35.3 SIX! This time he has nailed it! Short and on middle, it sits up to be hit. Morgan goes back and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence. That is the longer part of the ground but Morgan had hit it right off the middle.
  • 35.2 DROPPED AND FOUR! Once again that is horribly misjudged! Afghanistan have been very poor in the field. Morgan looks for the slog sweep but only manages to get a top edge. It goes high up in the air towards deep mid-wicket. Zadran initially runs in, then realizes that the ball is going over his head. He tracks back and looks to take it with one hand but fails to do so. To add salt to the wound, it trickles over the fence. This could prove very costly as we all know how dangerous Morgan can be.
  • 35.1 Once again Rashid is too short and width is offered. Morgan goes back and slaps it through cover for two. 200 up for England.
  • 34.6 Root misses out there! A full toss outside off, Root is a touch early in the drive, it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket. A good over by Zadran. 199/2
  • 34.5 Short and around off, Root pulls it through mid-wicket for two.
  • 34.4 This time does manage to guide it down to third man for one.
  • 34.3 Edge but well short! Slower one and outside off, Morgan looks to guide it down to third man but gets an outside edge which goes on the bounce to the keeper.
  • 34.2 Well bowled! Length and around off, this one comes back in a little. Morgan looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 34.1 Goes very full on off, Morgan hits it to mid off.
  • Dawlat Zadran is back into the attack.
  • 33.6 Three to end the over! 7 from it! Shorter and outside off, Morgan cuts it past the diving point fielder. The man in the deep runs to his right, dives and saves a run for his side. 196/2
  • 33.5 Shorter and outside off, Morgan slaps it through point and the batsmen take two.
  • 33.4 Another one on off, Morgan defends it nicely.
  • 33.3 On the stumps, it is kept out.
  • 33.2 Root brings the sweep shot out, hits it through square leg for one.
  • 33.1 Floats it up on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
  • Rashid Khan is back into the attack.
  • 32.6 Flighted ball on off, Morgan chips it but on the bounce to the fielder at mid off. So a good comeback by the bowler after going for a boundary. 189/2
  • 32.5 Fuller on off, this is driven to mid off.
  • 32.4 Works it with the angle towards square leg.
  • 32.3 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 32.2 FOUR! Innovation and it pays off! Morgan brings out the reverse sweep. He does not get it off the middle but hits it well enough to get it over short third man and for a boundary.
  • 32.1 Fifty for Root! England's man with the bat in this World Cup continues to impress. His 32nd in this format. He works it towards backward square leg and gets to the other end quickly. He has a chance to become the only batsman with three centuries in a single World Cup edition for England.
  • 31.6 A single to end as Root pulls it through mid-wicket for one. A huge over this, 15 from it. 183/2
  • 31.5 Back of a length on off, Root guides it to point.
  • 31.4 Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 31.3 SIX! Morgan is on the charge here! Consecutive maximums! This just clears the ropes. Uses his feet and gets to the pitch of the ball. Lofts it over mid on and clears the long on fence.
  • 31.2 SIX! Takes full toll of the Free Hit. Top shot. This was a very slow delivery, 95 KPH. Morgan waits, waits and then finally pulls it with all his might over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
  • FREE HIT TIME!
  • 31.2 NO BALL! Naib has overstepped. He bowls it on a length and around off, this is pushed to cover. A freebie for Morgan on the next ball.
  • 31.1 A bit of comedy! Morgan looks to go after Naib. He skips down the track but does not get the desired length. He looks to jam it out but gets an inside edge onto the pads and then the ball rolls towards the off side. Morgan wants a run but then is sent back. The bowler initially goes for it but the fielder from point gets to it before the bowler. He scores a direct hit but Morgan is well in despite dropping his bat. Replays later on show that the bowler almost pulled Morgan back, it was playfully but would have been interesting if Morgan would have been short due to that.
  • 30.6 Floated delivery on off, Root plays it through point. The batsmen get two runs. 168/2
  • 30.5 Tossed up on off, Morgan flicks it towards square leg for a single.
  • 30.4 Outside off, Morgan lets it go.
  • 30.3 Nicely bowled by Nabi. Tossed up just outside off, Morgan looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes to the slip region.
  • 30.2 Flighted delivery on middle, Morgan plays it to mid-wicket.
  • 30.1 Short and outside off, Root cuts it through point for a single.
  • Mohammad Nabi is back into the attack.
  • 29.6 A dot to end a successful over! Length and around off, this is kept out. 164/2
  • Skipper Eoin Morgan is the new batsman in at No.4.
  • 29.5 OUT! Caught and bowled! The captain delivers when his team needed him too. Very, very good catch this but it is a soft dismissal and Bairstow will be disappointed. Naib bowls another slower one, this one is shorter in length. Bairstow pushes it back firmly but uppishly towards the bowler. He reacts quickly and takes a good low catch in his followthrough. Flexes his biceps in celebration. End of the 120-run stand. Bairstow misses out on a well-deserved ton. He has done his job though. Will England now capitalize on the foundation laid or will Afghanistan fightback?
  • 29.4 Slower one and on off, this is hit to cover. Just the single from the first 4 balls.
  • 29.3 Fuller and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
  • 29.2 One more slower one, Bairstow strokes it towards mid on. The mid-wicket fielder runs across to stop that. Bairstow wants a run but Root waits to see if it passes the fielder. It does not and a run is not taken.
  • 29.1 Back of a length around off, Root guides it through point for one.
  • 28.6 Good running! This is worked with soft hands towards deep mid-wicket. The batters run the first quickly and go for the second. They make it. 5 from the over, Mujeeb continues to bowl well. 163/1
  • 28.5 Flatter and on off, it is kept out.
  • 28.4 Floats it up on middle, this is eased down to long on for one.
  • 28.3 On the pads, this is worked towards square leg for one.
  • 28.2 This time Root manages to hit it away from the bowler and down to long on for one.
  • 28.1 Well done! Flatter and on middle, Root pushes it to the right of the bowler who runs to that direction, dives and saves a run.
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman is back with figures of 6-0-18-0.
  • 27.6 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. 158/1
  • 27.5 Driven through the covers by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 27.4 Length delivery on middle, Bairstow flicks it towards square leg for a single.
  • 27.3 Full on off, Jonny drives it back towards the bowler.
  • 27.2 On a length on middle, Bairstow nudges it to leg side.
  • 27.1 Length delivery on off, Root dabs it towards third man for a single.
  • Gulbadin Naib is back into the attack.
  • 26.6 A single as Root pushes it through covers. 10 from this over as well. Runs leaking now. 155/1
  • 26.5 JB now works this through square leg and gets to the other end.
  • 26.4 SIX! Dismissed! A flat six! 150 up. Bairstow makes room and also comes down the track, he gets to the pitch of the ball and smashes it straight and over the long off fence. He may have decided to cut loose here.
  • 26.3 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 26.2 Fired on the pads, Jonny looks to flick but misses. The ball brushes the pads and rolls towards short fine leg. A leg bye taken.
  • 26.1 Flatter and on off, Bairstow flat-bats it to mid off.
  • 25.6 A powerful stroke but just for one. Full again by Rashid. JB hits it hard down to long on and retains strike. 145/1
  • 25.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 25.4 FOUR! Bairstow is scoring runs at ease against Rashid. Another boundary to his name. Very full and on off, Bairstow creams it through covers. The fielder in the deep runs to his right and dives but fails to stop it. Also, the 100-run stand is up. The two are laying the foundation for a huge score here.
  • 25.3 On off, JB defends it.
  • 25.2 On middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
  • 25.1 Floats it up on off, Root strokes it down to long on for one.
  • 24.6 Tossed up on off, Jonny defends it off the front foot. 7 runs have come from the over and 21 runs have come from the last two overs. Afghanistan would need to keep things tight. 139/1
  • 24.5 FOUR! Nice shot. This is good batting from Bairstow. Short delivery on middle and leg, Bairstow pulls it through square leg for a boundary. The fielder in the deep had no chance.
  • 24.4 Floated delivery on off, Root plays it towards point for a run.
  • 24.3 Flighted delivery on off, Root punches it to point.
  • 24.2 Full on middle, Bairstow drives it towards mid on for a single.
  • 24.1 Tossed up delivery on leg, Root flicks it towards short fine leg where Mujeeb slips and misfields while collecting the ball. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 23.6 Root now pushes it through mid off and gets to the other end. 14 from this over, Rashid has started of expensively. 23 has been taken off his 3 overs. 132/1
  • 23.5 Goes shorter now on middle, Bairstow pushes it down to long on and takes one.
  • 23.4 SIX! That is huge! Once again a good ball is followed up by a poor one. Very full, a half volley on middle. Bairstow whips it this time, takes the aerial route and clears the mid-wicket fence with ease.
  • 23.3 Good comeback! The leg spinner and the length is perfect, the line too is around off. JB now defends inside the line, the ball goes off the outer half towards third man for two.
  • 23.2 FOUR! Powered! Not a good follow-up delivery. This is very full so once again the spin is out of contention. Bairstow brings the slog sweep out and hits it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 23.1 OHHH! The googly on off, Jonny does not pick it. He ends up playing outside the line, the ball goes off the inside edge towards short fine leg.
  • Rashid Khan is back into the attack.
  • 22.6 Another single down to long on, this time by Bairstow as he keeps strike. 118/1
  • 22.5 Root now tales one as he hits it down to long on.
  • 22.4 A little too straight, this is worked towards mid-wicket.
  • 22.3 Works it with the turn through mid-wicket for one.
  • 22.2 Floated up on off, this is hit to mid off.
  • 22.1 Well fielded! Not got a lot of opportunity to write that about the Afghanistan fielding today. Shorter and outside off, Root guides it past point. Noor Ali makes a lot of ground to his left in the deep, slides and pushes the ball back in. Saves a run for his side.
  • Mohammad Nabi is back into the attack.
  • 21.6 Driven nicely but for no runs! Full and on off, this is firmly hit to mid off where the fielder fumbles but no runs conceded. 112/1
  • 21.5 Nicely played! On a length and around off, Jonny works it wide of long on and calls for two straightaway and the batters complete it.
  • 21.4 Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman.
  • 21.3 On the stumps, this is worked towards mid-wicket. Root wanted a run but is sent back in time.
  • 21.2 Very full on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
  • 21.1 Back of a length on off, Root stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
  • 20.6 Floated delivery on off, Bairstow plays it to point. 109/1
  • 20.5 Tossed up on off, Jonny guides it to third man.
  • 20.4 Floated delivery on middle, Bairstow tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • 20.3 On off, Root plays it towards covers for a run.
  • 20.2 Flighted delivery on off, Joe defends it off the back foot.
  • 20.1 Tossed up on off, Root drives it through covers. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 19.6 FOUR! Fifty for Jonny Bairstow! Brings it up in style. His 11th in the ODI format. Also, second fifty for him in the tournament. He is slowly and steadily getting into his own in this World Cup which did not start off in the best manner for him. He would look to score a ton here. He gets a gift to get to the milestone. A half volley outside off. Bairstow strokes it through wide mid off for a boundary. 106/1
  • 19.5 On the middle pole, this is pushed down to long on for one.
  • 19.4 Back of a length around middle, JB pushes it down to long on for one.
  • 19.3 Another misfield and a run is conceded which brings the 100 up for England. Back of a length around off, this is guided towards point. The fielder there takes his eyes off the ball and lets it through. A single taken.
  • 19.2 A little too straight again, this is worked to mid-wicket.
  • 19.1 Full on the pads, Bairstow looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls on the leg side and the batters take a run. No signal from the umpire so there might have been an inside edge.
  • 18.6 On the off pole, JB goes back and strokes it down to long on for one. Rashid did not find his length in the first over. However, leg spinners generally do not hit their lengths in the first over itself. His bowling, will be very important for Afghanistan here. 98/1
  • 18.5 Nicely played! This is fuller and outside off, Bairstow carves it past point and completes two.
  • 18.4 On the stumps, this is pushed down to long on for one.
  • 18.3 Another one outside off, Root guides it to point.
  • 18.2 Another short ball and this is outside off, Root uses the pace and guides it through point for two. 50-run stand is up between the two, this looks a threatening stand for Afghanistan. England would want the two to continue.
  • 18.1 Starts off with a poor ball but Root plays an equally poor shot. It is short and on the pads. Root goes back and looks to pull but is late on the shot. It hits the pads.
  • Rashid Khan is on! Afghanistan need a wicket and Naib has turned to his best bowler. Can he deliver?
  • DRINKS! As expected, England are motoring along nicely here! Yes, they have lost Vince but Root and Bairstow have gone along really well here. Also, after Powerplay 1, runs are coming thick and fast for the hosts. Afghanistan need a wicket and that too quickly or this England side can easily bat them out of the game.
  • 17.6 A dot to end! Back of a length around off, this is guided to point. 92/1
  • 17.5 On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
  • 17.4 Outside off, JB guides it down to third man for one.
  • 17.3 On the fuller side and outside off, Bairstow strokes it through covers for one.
  • 17.2 FOUR! Bludgeoned! Got too predictable there. He bowls a slower one and fuller on off. Bairstow was waiting for it. He then smashes it over the bowler's head who was ducking for cover and into the long off fence.
  • 17.1 Fuller and on off, JB strokes it back to the bowler.
  • 16.6 This is shorter and outside off, Bairstow slaps it through cover for one. 86/1
  • 16.5 Fuller on off, Root strokes it through covers.
  • 16.4 Another couple! This is shorter and on off, Root guides it past point, away from the fielder in the deep and the batters take two.
  • 16.3 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. Two runs added to the total.
  • 16.2 FOUR! Full toss and put away! Root actually converts it into a full toss. He goes down on one knee and reaches out with a sweep shot. Hits it on the full and through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 16.1 This is fuller on off, it is eased down to long off for one.
  • Rahmat Shah is back! Change of ends for him too. Not sure what Afghanistan are exactly trying here.
  • 15.6 Edgy run! Length and around off, Bairstow ends up playing inside the line. The ball goes off the outside edge down to third man for one. 75/1
  • 15.5 Good length and around off, JB guides it towards point.
  • 15.4 Nicely bowled! A slower one and it is fuller in length. Bairstow strokes it back to the bowler.
  • 15.3 A little too straight, this is worked through square leg for one.
  • 15.2 This is on the stumps, it is pushed down to long on for one.
  • 15.1 On the stumps, kept out.
  • Change of ends for Gulbadin Naib.
  • 14.6 Floated delivery on middle, Root nudges it to leg side. 72/1
  • 14.5 Sharp bounce on this one! Flighted delivery on middle, Bairstow nudges it towards the leg side for a single.
  • 14.4 Tossed up on off, Jonny plays it to point.
  • 14.3 Floated delivery on middle, Root flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 14.2 Tossed up delivery on middle, Bairstow drives it to long on for a single.
  • 14.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Root drives it to long on for a single.
  • Mohammad Nabi is back into the attack.
  • 13.6 A dot to end! Flatter and on off, this is guided to point. So no real purchase after the first ball and what looked like could be a testing over for the English batters has gone for 8. 68/1
  • 13.5 SIX! Lovely hit! This is right in the arc of Bairstow. Full and on off, the spin is out of contention so he hits through the line, over the bowler's head and it clears the fence with ease. First of the game.
  • 13.4 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. One run added to the total.
  • 13.3 On the stumps, it is kept out.
  • 13.2 The slider this time, Bairstow guides it towards point for one.
  • 13.1 Starts with a beauty! Shah gives it air and lands it on off. JB lunges and looks to defend. The ball turns away sharply and beats the outside edge. Good signs this for Afghanistan. They have a world class leg spinner in their team and he will be licking his fingers after seeing that delivery.
  • Rahmat Shah is on now! He bowled a handy spell against New Zealand.
  • 12.6 Another dot to end! On the stumps, this is pushed to mid on. A tight start by the skipper. 60/1
  • Joe Root pulls out before the bowler delivers. Seems Root was not ready.
  • 12.5 On the stumps, Root strokes it back to the bowler.
  • 12.4 Almost chops it on! Shorter and outside off, Root looks to guide it down to third man but the ball is too close to play that shot. It goes off the inside edge, past the off pole and towards the keeper.
  • 12.3 Edgy run! Fuller and outside off, shapes away a little. Bairstow looks to drive but the ball goes off the outside edge towards third man for one.
  • 12.2 A seam-up delivery this time and it is on a length and around off, this is kept out.
  • 12.1 Slower one and it is outside off, Bairstow lets it be.
  • Skipper Gulbadin Naib is into the attack.
  • 11.6 FOUR! Second boundary in the over and it is an expensive start from Nabi. He bowls a poor delivery here. Short and outside off, Root plays it late, gets it past point and the ball races to the fence. 59/1
  • 11.5 JB works it through mid-wicket with the turn for one.
  • 11.4 This is eased through mid on for one.
  • 11.3 Bairstow shuffles right across, Nabi bowls the straighter one on off. Nabi guides it towards point for one.
  • 11.2 FOUR! Picked his spot nicely there! Bairstow sees there is no deep mid-wicket, he goes down on one knee and plays the slog sweep to this ball on middle, hits it over mid-wicket and bags a boundary.
  • 11.1 On the stumps, this is worked to mid-wicket.
  • Mohammad Nabi is on now! He has been one of the strike bowlers for Afghanistan and he has been the leading wicket-takers for Afghanistan in this World Cup.
  • 10.6 On off, Root defends it off the front foot. 48/1
  • 10.5 Flighted delivery on middle, Joe flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 10.4 Tossed up on middle, Root plays it back towards the bowler.
  • 10.3 Flighted delivery on middle, Bairstow flicks it towards leg side for a run.
  • 10.2 Floated delivery on off, Bairstow defends it out.
  • 10.1 Tossed up on middle, Root flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • Powerplay 2 is signaled. Maximum of four fielders can be outside the circle till the 40th over.
  • 9.6 A dot to end a decent Powerplay for Afghanistan. England, who normally go at a very good rate in Powerplay 1 have just gone at a shade above 4.5. They have also lost a wicket so Afghanistan can be happy with how the first 10 overs panned out. The last ball is angled into the batter and Bairstow works it towards mid-wicket. End of a successful over for Afghanistan. 46/1
  • 9.5 Punched off the backfoot by the batsman.
  • 9.4 Root is off the mark as he guides this one down to third man for a single.
  • 9.4 Goes for another short one but this bounces above the batters head. Wided.
  • Joe Root is the new batsman in.
  • 9.3 OUT! Zadran gets his man! Vince is bounced out! This is a very good short one. It is quick and it is near the head of the batsman. Vince looks to pull but the ball gets big on him. It hits the top edge, then the helmet and balloons to the fielder at short fine leg. Mujeeb makes no mistake. Vince though holds his ground. The bowler then asks the question and the umpire has his finger up. They go upstairs to check the front foot but that is fine. Vince fails to make an impact in his World Cup debut. A much-needed wicket for the visitors.
  • 9.2 This time pulls it nicely and through mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep gets across and keeps it down to two,
  • 9.1 Well stopped! Saves a boundary! Short and outside off, Vince looks to drag his pull but gets an inside edge which goes to the left of the keeper who dives and stops it with one hand.
  • 8.6 Another dot to end another good over by Mujeeb. On off, this is pushed to cover. 42/0
  • 8.5 Fired on the stumps again, JB blocks it out.
  • 8.4 Eased down to long on for one.
  • 8.3 On the stumps, it is pushed back to the bowler.
  • 8.2 Another misfield! Afghanistan have begun very sloppily. This is swept towards short fine leg. The fielder once again does not make a clean stop and a run is taken.
  • 8.1 Floats it up on off, this is hit to mid off.
  • 7.6 Back of a length on off, this is guided to point. 40/0
  • 7.5 In the air... this should be taken but the fielder has completely misjudged it. This is short and Zadran bends his back on this one. Bounces more than Vince thought it would. He goes for the pull but the ball takes the top edge and goes high up in the air towards deep mid-wicket. He starts running to his left instead of moving forward as well. He then realizes he has to move ahead but till then it is too late. The ball lands ahead of him. Two taken.
  • 7.4 Length delivery on off, Vince drives it through covers. The fielder misfields and the batsmen get two runs.
  • 7.3 Bowls a bouncer outside off, Vince lets it sail through to the keeper.
  • 7.2 FOUR! Excellent shot. Length delivery on off, Vince lofts it over mid off for a boundary.
  • 7.1 On a good length on middle, Vince pushes it to mid on.
  • 6.6 On the stumps, blocked. Just the two runs in the over. Mujeeb has kept it tight, he has gone for only 14 in his 4 overs. Needs the same from the other end to build pressure. 32/0
  • 6.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 6.4 On the pads once again, Bairstow works it to mid-wicket.
  • 6.3 BEATEN! That stuck in the surface! Shorter and outside off, comes off slow after pitching. Bairstow is already into the pull shot and he gets beaten.
  • 6.3 WIDE! A little too wide outside off. The batter lets it be and it has been wided.
  • 6.2 On the stumps, this is kept out.
  • 6.1 This is on the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
  • 5.6 On the bounce to the fielder! Shorter and on middle, Vince nails the pull shot uppishly but on the bounce to deep square leg. A single to end a good over for England. 10 from it. 30/0
  • 5.5 Driven through the covers by the batsman.
  • 5.4 FOUR! Second boundary in the over! Vince takes a few steps down the track. The delivery is a length ball on off. Vince smashes it past mid off and the ball races away.
  • 5.3 Back of a length on off, Bairstow stands tall and pushes it to cover for one.
  • 5.2 On the stumps, this is hit to mid on.
  • 5.1 FOUR! Too short again from Zadran and he pays the price. Bairstow goes back and gets this straighter than his last pull shot. It goes through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.
  • 4.6 On the stumps again, Vince strokes it to mid off. So apart from the boundary it was a good over from Mujeeb. 20/0
  • 4.5 Shorter and quicker on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
  • 4.4 This is fired in and the line is a straighter one, JB works it through mid-wicket and takes one. Follows the boundary with a single.
  • 4.3 FOUR! Lovely shot! Mujeeb is guilty of bowling it a little too full here and it is on off, Bairstow leans into the stroke and hits it past the left of mid on for a boundary.
  • 4.2 Good bowling! Continues bowling it on off, JB lunges and defends it onto the ground.
  • 4.1 On the off pole, Vince guides it to point.
  • 3.6 A dot to end! Back-to-back tight overs for Afghanistan. On middle, this is pushed to mid on. 15/0
  • 3.5 Just the single from the over so far! On the stumps again, this is worked to mid on.
  • 3.4 Another length ball around off, Vince pushes it towards mid off.
  • 3.3 Back of a length on off, Vince stands tall and pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 3.2 Short again, Bairstow pulls it through square leg. There is a man out there in the deep so just a single.
  • 3.1 Shorter in length and outside off, JB looks to pull initially but then seeing the line bails out.
  • 2.6 Nope! Three to end the over courtesy a misfield. Full and around off, Bairstow strokes it towards mid off. The fielder there does not stop it cleanly. He though recovers quickly, runs after it but the batsmen till then take three. 14/0
  • 2.5 On the stumps, JB defends it solidly. 5 dots, a maiden?
  • 2.4 Make that 4! This one is flicked out of the front of the hand and it lands on off, straightens. Jonny guides it to point.
  • 2.3 This is angled into the batsman, Bairstow works it to mid-wicket. Three dots in a row.
  • 2.2 Flatter this time and slightly shorter outside off, JB pushes it to covers.
  • 2.1 On the off pole, JB lunges and keeps it out.
  • 1.6 A good nut to end! On off and it is on a length, Vince guides it to point. 11/0
  • 1.5 This time it is a little too straight, JB works it through square leg for another single.
  • 1.4 Misfield and it costs Afghanistan a run! Another ball on a length, Vince pushes it towards mid on. The fielder does not stop it cleanly and a single is taken.
  • 1.3 Learns quickly does the bowler! He goes fuller and on off, Vince defends it out.
  • 1.2 FOUR! Hammered! First boundary of the day! Short and that is not going to trouble Vince at that pace. He pulls it on the front foot and the ball races away to the mid-wicket fence. That made a cracking sound of the bat.
  • 1.1 Bairstow is underway now! He gets a ball on his body, he works it down to fine leg and gets to the other end.
  • Dawlat Zadran to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
  • 0.6 The last ball is on the stumps, Vince lunges and blocks it out. So a tight start by Mujeeb. 4/0
  • 0.5 Well bowled and well played! This lands around off, Vince initially looks to defend but then sees the ball straightens so pulls his bat out of the way.
  • 0.4 Another brace! Fuller in length and once again this drifts into the batter, Vince works it through wide long on for one.
  • 0.3 Flatter this time and around off, this one holds its line. Vince looks to defend but it goes off the outer half towards point.
  • 0.2 England and Vince are off the mark! This delivery is a little too straight. Vince works it through mid-wicket and the batters take two. Good running.
  • 0.1 Good start by Mujeeb! Gets this one to drift back in a long way from outside off. Vince strokes it back to the bowler.
  • Done and dusted with the National Anthems! We are all set for the action to get underway! The Afghanistan players make their way out to the middle. They are followed by the English openers, Jonny Bairstow and James Vince. The latter will face the first ball of the game. Mujeeb will start proceedings for Afghanistan with the first new ball. Here we go...
  • Time for the National Anthems! The two teams make their way out to the middle. Afghanistan will sing their first and then it will be England's turn.
  • Afghanistan Plying XI - Rahmat Shah, Noor Ali Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali Khil (WK), Gulbadin Naib (C), Najibullah Zadran (In for Hazrat Zazai), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (In for Aftab Alam), Dawlat Zadran (In for Hamid Hassan).
  • England Playing XI - Jonny Bairstow, James Vince (In for Jason Roy), Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali (In for Liam Plunkett), Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood.
  • Afghanistan skipper, Gulbadin Naib says they would have batted first as well had they won the toss. On the teams performance he says they are disappointed with their batting performance and are looking to bat better and put good runs on the board. He reckons that they have a chance to bowl well today and restrict the opposition to a chasable score. Naib informs they have three changes for this game as Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Najibullah replace Aftab Alam, Hazrat Zazai and Hamid Hassan.
  • England skipper, Eoin Morgan says that unfortunately Roy misses out and on the pitch he reckons he says it will be a good pitch. Morgan also credits the groundstaff for getting things ready as weather has not been good. On the pitch, Morgan says it looks like a good wicket. Morgan informs, Roy and Plunkett miss out and James Vince and Moeen Ali replace them.
  • TOSS - Let's see who walks out for England. It is their regular skipper Eoin Morgan. So he is fine and has the coin in hand for the toss. Up it goes, Afghanistan skipper, Gulbadin Naib calls Heads but it lands as Tails. ENGLAND OPT TO BAT FIRST.
  • PITCH REPORT - Michael Atherton starts by saying that we have a good weather today. Says the boundaries straight are bigger which will help the Afghan spinners. Informs us that it is the same pitch that was used for the game between India and Pakistan. Michael Clarke from the other end says this pitch will help the spinners and states it is a very dry surface. Clarke also states that we might see inconsistent spin like we witnessed in the match between India and Pakistan. He reckons the slower the spinners bowl the more the ball will spin. Clarke further states that there will be no swing and seam and it will be a good pitch to bat on. He reckons that it will be a high scoring game.
  • Welcome to the coverage of match no. 24 between England and Afghanistan. The visitors are at the foot end of the table and will need to bring their A game against the No.1 ODI side if they want to upset this destructive English side. The host will be looking to put aside this troubled Afghan side and pile on their misery en route topping the league standing. Can Afghanistan spring a surprise or will the predictable happen? Stay tuned to find out as the toss is not far away.

England Vs Afghanistan Live Score (ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • So, that is it from this game! Another win for England and another loss for Afghanistan. The hosts move to the top of the table and Afghanistan stay bottom. We have two other teams playing on the 19th of June. It is New Zealand taking on South Africa at Edgbaston. It promises to be a cracker and the game begins at 1030 local (0930 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
  • England skipper, Eoin Morgan, says the next two or three games are very crucial and they don't want to drop their intensity. States the intensity was still there in the second innings, they did make a few mistakes by dropping a couple of catches and he hopes they don't do that again. Further adds Stokes is bowling really fast along with Wood and Archer and it is great to have such players in the side.
  • Afghanistan skipper, Gulbadin Naib, says how England played was exceptional, especially after the 30th over. Credits Morgan for the way he played and says it was one of the best innings he has seen. Reckons the wicket was different from the last 4 games and hence, they played an extra spinner, Mujeeb, who did well. Further adds Rashid was not at his best and hence, England scored around 400. Mentions they did a lot of good things in the field but the dropped catch of Morgan did hurt them a lot. States they are improving day by day and they are still learning. Ends by saying the target was big one, they weren't thinking about the target and were looking to play their normal game.
  • MAN OF THE MATCH, EOIN MORGAN, says it was a fantastic day for them, he had a wonderful day, the wicket was good and he enjoyed batting. He feels Afghanistan started really well but they fought back very strongly after that. States he never thought it was going to be his day, with a sour back, he never felt he could produce an inning like that. He feels good to compete with the youngsters in this side. Mentions it was a special day, Afghanistan is a strong side, it is a different challenge against their spinners and playing at the World Cup is also a completely different challenge and they are enjoying it. Informs he has changed his game a lot since he started playing, the shots he played before were effective when he started playing but now his hitting down the ground has improved a lot.
  • The England bowling will maybe be a little disappointed as they could not bundle this Afghanistan batting line-up out cheaply. However, the positive for them was, Adil Rashid who was struggling for form had a good day as he finished with a three-fer. Wood was once again good with the ball. Archer was a touch expensive but also finished with a three-fer. However, the only thing England will be worried about in this game is their fielding which was once again below par. Stay tuned for the presentation.
  • Chasing a huge target, you need to get off to a flier but that was not the case. They lost Noor Ali Zadran early. Their skipper, Naib, did play with intent but he too fell after getting off to a start. After his wicket, the Afghans probably decided to play out the 50 overs instead of going after the target and that was probably the right decision. Rahmat Shah, who was dropped early on, along with Shahidi played themselves in and added a 52-run stand before the former was dismissed. However, Shahidi continued batting and his partnership with Afghan was probably the best of the innings. The two decided to take on the bowlers and played with intent, they added a 94-run stand and in quick time. Afghan missed out on a well-deserved half ton though by only 6 runs. Shahidi ended up as the top scorer with 76. The lower-order did not contribute a lot but ensured they weren't bowled out.
  • A comprehensive win for England! Don't think that was ever in doubt after their batsman smashing the Afghanistan bowlers to all parts of the ground and putting up a mammoth 397. Afghanistan though can take heart from the fact that this is their best batting performance in a World Cup game.
  • 49.6 OUCH! This last ball sums up the horrible day Afghanistan have had today. Archer is a fiery customer and he ends the match with a vicious short ball, Ikram Ali Khil looks to get out of it's way but it strikes him on his helmet. That's it from this game. ENGLAND WIN BY 150 RUNS.
  • 49.5 On the body, Ikram looks to flick but it rolls of his thigh pad towards short fine leg.
  • Dawlat Zadran is the new batsman in.
  • 49.4 OUT! In the air...and Bairstow takes it. He has not had the best of days in the field but he takes his second catch of the game. Rashid Khan's struggle in the middle comes to an end. Archer bangs it short around off, Rashid looks to smash it over point but gets a top edge. It goes high in the air towards backward point. Bairstow stationed there sits under it and takes an easy catch. He does a fist pump looking at the crowd.
  • 49.3 On the pads, Ikram looks to flick but it goes off the thigh pads towards short fine leg. The batsmen take a run and it has been signaled as leg bye.
  • 49.2 Full toss again on off, Ali Khil defends it out.
  • 49.1 Full toss on off, Ali Khil keeps it out.
  • 48.6 Play and a miss to finish the over. Back of a length ball over the stumps, Rashid looks to hit it on the off side but misses. 246/7
  • 48.5 In the air but safe. Fuller on off, Rashid lofts it but does not time it well. It goes high in the air and lands at the vacant region at long off. The batsmen take two.
  • 48.4 FOUR! Something for Rashid to cheer. Good length ball outside off, Rashid clears his front leg and smashes it to the right of mid off. Vince there dives on that side and gets his hand to it but that's not enough to stop it from going to the fence.
  • 48.3 Swing and a miss. Short outside off, Rashid swings his bat at it but misses. This day just cannot get over soon for Rashid.
  • 48.2 Bowls a yorker on leg, Ali Khil does well to dig it out and plays it towards mid on for a run.
  • 48.1 Full on middle, Ali Khil defends it off the back foot.
  • 47.6 Yorker outside off, Rashid looks to hit it but gets a bottom edge to the keeper. 239/7
  • 47.5 Short again, Rashid flat-bats it to mid off.
  • 47.5 WIDE! Bouncer bounces too high. It goes over Rashid's head and it has been wided.
  • 47.4 This time Rashid gets some timing on it. Back of a length ball on off, Rashid hits it wide of sweeper cover and gets a couple.
  • 47.3 Not a good day for Rashid. Neither with the ball nor with the bat. Short ball outside off, Rashid looks to pull but mistimes it to mid off.
  • 47.2 Very full on off, Ikram does well to get his bat down in time and hits it towards third man for a single.
  • 47.1 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 46.6 Another play and a miss! Full and wide outside off, Rashid looks to drive but misses it completely. 235/7
  • 46.5 Short of a length delivery, Rashid looks to hook but misses it.
  • 46.4 Bowls it wide outside off, Khan looks to play at that but misses it.
  • 46.3 On a length on middle, Ali Khil looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes towards the leg side for a single.
  • Ikram Ali Khil is the new man in.
  • 46.2 OUT! BOWLED! Wood bowls an off cutter which is full on middle, Zadran looks to slog but misses it and gets bowled. This is good bowling from Mark Wood.
  • 46.1 Short of a length delivery, Najibullah looks to pull but misses it.
  • 45.6 Fuller and on middle, this is hit back to the bowler. 234/6
  • Rashid Khan walks out to bat next.
  • 45.5 OUT! TIMBER! Archer has the last laugh. Shahidi shuffles right across maybe expecting a short one. Archer bowls it slow and on middle, Shahidi looks to work it fine but misses it completely and the stumps are shattered. A good innings by Shahidi comes to an end.
  • 45.4 FOUR! Hammered! Full and on middle, this is smashed through mid on and it races away to the fence.
  • 45.3 Full length again, the batsman hits it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 45.2 Full length ball on the pads, the batsman flicks it towards square leg for a single.
  • 45.1 Slower one on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
  • Jofra Archer is back!
  • 44.6 Shorter and on middle, the batsman ducks under it. 227/5
  • 44.5 This is outside off, it is guided down to third man for one.
  • 44.4 Another single as this is guided through point for one.
  • 44.3 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 44.2 Another one on the pads, this is flicked through square leg for one.
  • 44.1 On the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
  • 43.6 Full and outside off, this is jammed through covers for one. 222/5
  • 43.5 This is on the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
  • 43.4 Shorter and outside off, Zadran looks to cut but it goes off the toe-end towards cover for one.
  • 43.3 SIX! That is some hit! This is short and outside off, Zadran manages to drag his pull over the mid-wicket fence. That shot just proves this man is a strong man.
  • 43.2 Outside off, Zadran swings but misses.
  • 43.1 In the air... but safe! Woakes follows Shahidi as he makes room with a short one. HS looks to defend but the ball hits the higher portion of the bat and lobs away from the bowler for a run.
  • 42.6 NOT OUT! Nothing on Ultra Edge. England lose their review, don't think it will bother them though. The googly outside off, Zadran looks to reverse sweep but misses. Buttler takes it and appeals. The umpire shakes his head. Morgan reviews. Replays roll in and they show the on-field call is the right one. 212/5
  • A review as an appeal for a caught behind has been turned down. Zadran is the man in question.
  • 42.5 Straightaway plays the reverse sweep, gets it fine on the off side for two.
  • Najibullah Zadran is the next batsman in.
  • 42.4 OUT! Nabi holes out! Third wicket for Rashid. Right from the word go Nabi was looking to clear the fence. This time too his eyes lit up when he sees the flight on this delivery. It lands on middle, Nabi looks to go over long on but only manages to get a lot of height on it. Ben Stokes there takes an easy catch.
  • 42.3 Slower through the air outside off, Nabi looks to go over covers but misses.
  • 42.2 Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 42.1 On the shorter side, Nabi looks to pull it hard but it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for one.
  • 41.6 On the shorter side, Nabi looks to pull but it goes off the bottom towards point for one. 208/4
  • 41.5 Just short! Shahidi comes down the track and Woakes bowls a slower one. HS looks to smash it over mid off but does not get the timing right. It goes uppishly towards mid off. Wood runs in and dives forward but fails to get to the ball. A single taken.
  • 41.4 On the stumps, this is pushed to the right of the bowler who dives to his right and saves a run.
  • 41.3 Short and on the body, Nabi pulls it nicely behind square on the leg side for one.
  • 41.2 A good short one on middle, Nabi looks to pull but gets a top edge which then hits the helmet and falls well short of the keeper.
  • 41.1 Back of a length on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
  • 40.6 SIX! Nabi is off the mark in an explosive way. Adil tosses it up on middle, Nabi does not wait for long and straightaway deposits into the stand over long on for a biggie. 204/4
  • The experienced Mohammad Nabi walks out to bat next.
  • 40.5 OUT! Adil Rashid gets his second of the game. A flighted leg spinner pitching on off, Afghan looks to defend but the ball spins away from him and he gets an outside edge. It goes towards first slip, Joe Root there takes a regulation slip catch. A good innings from the former Afghanistan skipper. A fifty here would have been good for his personal record.
  • 40.4 In the air...but safe. Flighted on middle, Shahidi comes down the track and chips it towards long on. It falls short of Woakes there.
  • 40.3 Tossed up on middle and leg, HS pushes it to mid on.
  • 40.2 Straighter on middle and leg, Shahidi plays a premeditated paddle which goes to short fine leg on a bounce.
  • 40.1 Floated on off, Afghan gets down on one knee and sweeps it to backward square leg for a single.
  • Powerplay 3 has been signaled! Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the end of the game.
  • 39.6 Well stopped! This is full and outside off, it is jammed out to point. The fielder dives to his left and saves a run. 196/3
  • 39.5 On the body, this is pulled down to fine leg for one.
  • 39.4 A low full toss, this is flicked towards deep square leg for one.
  • 39.3 Swing and a miss! Outside off, Shahidi looks to hit it on the leg side but misses.
  • 39.2 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
  • 39.1 Back of a length on off, this is guided through point for one.
  • 38.6 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single. 194/3
  • 38.5 Now the conventional sweep through square leg for a brace.
  • 38.4 Reverse sweep and it has been hit nicely through point. The fielder in the deep runs to his right, dives and saves two for his team.
  • 38.3 The batter comes down the track and strokes it to mid off.
  • 38.2 This is on the pads, it is worked towards mid-wicket for one.
  • 38.1 Makes room and Rashid follows him. Afghan looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 37.6 Slower one and fuller in length, Shahidi looks to go hard at it but it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket. 188/3
  • 37.5 Good length on off, this is blocked out.
  • 37.4 This is angled into the batter, it is worked through square leg for one.
  • 37.3 On the fuller side on off, this is hit to mid off for a quick run.
  • 37.2 Shorter and on middle, Afghan pulls it through square leg for one.
  • 37.1 Length and outside off, Afghan hangs his bat out but gets beaten.
  • Chris Woakes is back on!
  • 36.6 A dot to end as Shahidi works it with the turn to mid-wicket. 185/3
  • 36.5 On the shorter side, Afghan pulls it through backward square leg for one.
  • 36.4 The batsman has punched that ball through the offside.
  • 36.3 Comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of it. Keeps it out.
  • 36.2 FOUR! Swept and swept nicely! Afghan sees the line is outside off so he goes down on one knee, sweeps it through square leg and the ball beats the dive of the fielder in the deep and a boundary results.
  • 36.1 On the stumps, it is kept out.
  • 35.6 On a length on off, Shahidi plays it to point. 180/3
  • 35.5 FOUR! Poor delivery from Jofra Archer. Length delivery on the pads, Shahidi flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.
  • 35.4 Length delivery on off, Shahidi plays it to point.
  • 35.4 WIDE! Bowls a bouncer outside off, Shahidi does not bother to play at it.
  • 35.3 BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Shahidi looks to defend but misses it due to the seam movement on this one.
  • 35.2 On a length on middle, Afghan flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 35.1 Short of a length delivery, Afghan pulls it over mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 34.6 FOUR! Brings up his fifty in style! His 9th ODI fifty. He gets there by dragging his sweep from outside off, gets it behind square on the leg side and the ball races to the fence. He started off slowly but that blow on the head seems to have woken him up. He has scored freely since then. He would love to bat longer now. 172/3
  • 34.5 The batsman has punched that ball through the offside. One run added to the total.
  • 34.4 This time connects with the sweep shot and hits it through square leg for one.
  • 34.4 The leg spinner down the leg side, Shahidi looks to sweep but misses. Buttler fails to collect it and it goes towards fine leg for two. Wide has been signaled.
  • 34.3 Another slider outside off, this is guided past point for two.
  • 34.2 Flatter and on the pads, this is pulled through square leg for one.
  • 34.1 NOT OUT! Afghan is in! Floated outside off, Asghar looks to sweep but misses. Buttler whips the bails off and appeals. The umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that AA is in.
  • A stumping appeal has been taken upstairs. England don't seem confident.
  • 33.6 DROPPED BY BAIRSTOW AGAIN! A short one on middle, the batter looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes high up in the air towards fine leg. JB there runs to his left, gets two hands to it but spills it. Jonny has not had a good day in the field. 160/3
  • 33.5 Goes short again, this time it is outside off. Afghan looks to upper cut it but misses.
  • 33.4 Another short one outside off, Afghan looks to pull again but misses.
  • 33.3 FOUR! He surely did not want to hit it that straight but he gets the desired result. Short and around middle, Afghan pulls it past mid on for a boundary.
  • 33.2 Back of a length on middle, blocked.
  • 33.1 A couple! Runs leaking now! Short and outside off, this is cut through point for a couple. 50-run stand up, it has come up in quick time. The two batters have shown good intent so far. Need to continue the good work.
  • Jofra Archer is back on!
  • 32.6 SIX! Second in the over! Shahidi is the man who hits it this time. Brilliant use of the feet by him. He gets to the pitch of it and lofts it over mid off. It carries over the fence. Afghanistan have decided to step on the gas here. 27 from the last two. 153/3
  • 32.5 Full on off, this is hit to mid off.
  • 32.4 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 32.3 SIX! What a shot that is! Afghan comes down the track, gets close to the delivery and hits it over the mid-wicket stand for a biggie. The thing is, he went against the turn so it was a high risk shot. Came off though.
  • 32.2 Flatter and on off, this is kept out.
  • 32.1 Floated outside off, Afghan looks to sweep. He swung so hard that he lost his balance, misses the ball but both his feet are inside the crease.
  • 31.6 Dot ball. Bowls a bouncer, Shahidi does well to duck under it. 140/3
  • 31.5 SIX! Innovative shot. Short delivery, Shahidi looks to pull but it goes off the top edge over long on for a maximum.
  • 31.4 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They manage to come back for the second.
  • 31.3 What happened there? Full on middle, Afghan drives it straight past the bowler. It goes towards mid off where the fielder goes for a direct hit at the keeper's end but misses as it hits the footmark in that area. The batsmen take a single in the process.
  • 31.2 Length delivery on middle, Shahidi shuffles across and flicks it towards fine leg. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 31.1 FOUR! Nice shot. Length delivery on leg, Shahidi flicks it over fine leg for a boundary.
  • 30.6 On off, this is blocked. 126/3
  • 30.5 Flatter and on middle, this is hit to mid on.
  • 30.4 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 30.3 The googly and fuller on middle, this is swept through square leg for one.
  • 30.2 Tossed up outside off, Shahidi looks to defend but ends up playing inside the line. Beaten.
  • 30.1 Tosses it up on middle, this is hit to the left of the bowler who dives and saves a run.
  • 29.6 Goes short again, this time it is at chest height. Shahidi works it by hopping through the leg side for one. 125/3
  • The Afghan physio is out and so is the English physio. They are having a concussion check on him. Good news is that Shahidi is up on his feet and shows the thumbs up. Also, a change of helmet for him.
  • 29.5 Right on the helmet! The batsman is down on the ground. Not good signs! This is quick and on the body of the batter. Shahidi looks to duck under it but is slow to do so. Hits him right on the helmet.
  • 29.4 Goes short again but this is outside off, this does not bounce as much as Wood wanted it to. Afghan pulls it towards wide mid on for one.
  • 29.3 OUCH! Short again and it is at a good height. Afghan fends at it awkwardly onto the leg side.
  • 29.2 Good length and around off, HS looks to drive but the ball goes off the outside edge and down to third man for one.
  • 29.1 On middle, this is worked to the left of the bowler. Shahidi sets off but is sent back. Rightly so as Wood scores a direct hit at the keeper's end. Shahidi was well in though.
  • 28.6 FOUR! Nice shot. Short delivery on middle, Afghan pulls it towards fine leg for a boundary. 12 runs have come from the over. Big over for Afghanistan. 122/3
  • 28.5 Flighted delivery on middle, Shahidi comes down the track and plays it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen change ends.
  • 28.4 Tossed up on off, Afghan drives it towards covers for a run.
  • 28.3 SIX! Marvellous! Flighted delivery on middle, Afghan comes down the track and lofts it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
  • 28.2 Full on off, Afghan drives it to covers.
  • 28.1 Short on off, Afghan plays it to covers.
  • 27.6 Played to the point region by the batsman. 110/3
  • 27.5 Shorter and on off, Shahidi hops and defends it onto the ground.
  • 27.4 On the off pole, this is kept out.
  • 27.3 Shorter and on off, Afghan hops and looks to defend but the ball goes off the outer half towards point for one.
  • 27.2 Nasty delivery! This is a bumper and a well-directed one. Afghan looks to fend at it by taking his eyes off the ball but it hits his glove.
  • 27.1 Back of a length on off, Shahidi hops and guides it down to third man for one.
  • 26.6 BEATEN! Lands it on off and then gets it to turn away sharply. Afghan looks to defend but is beaten by the away turn. 108/3
  • 26.5 Afghan dances down the track but does not get to the pitch of it. He keeps it out.
  • 26.4 This is worked with the turn through square leg for one.
  • 26.3 This is worked with the turn through square leg for one.
  • 26.2 Flighted ball on off, this is eased down to long off for one.
  • 26.1 Shorter and around off, Shahidi goes back and slaps it through covers for one.
  • 25.6 Length delivery on off, Afghan keeps it out. 105/3
  • 25.5 Good length delivery on off, Afghan blocks it off the back foot.
  • 25.4 Length delivery on off, Shahidi guides it towards third man for a run.
  • 25.3 Bowls a bouncer outside off, Shahidi does well to duck under it.
  • 25.2 On a good length on off, Shahidi defends it out.
  • 25.1 Full on middle, Shahidi plays it to mid on.
  • Mark Wood is back into the attack.
  • 24.6 The googly which lands on middle, it spins back sharply. Afghan looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. 104/3
  • Asghar Afghan is the next batsman in.
  • 24.5 OUT! Shah has been dismissed of a full toss! He can't believe it. Rashid though is a happy, happy man. He gives this a lot of flight and it ends up being a full toss. Rahmat hits hard uppishly towards deep mid-wicket. It is the longer part of the ground and he does not get the power he would have wanted behind the shot. It goes to Bairstow who takes a good catch moving to his left. The opener got a chance to redeem himself and he did not make a mistake. The bowling change works wonders and a decent innings by Shah comes to an end. He though will be disappointed to not get to his half ton.
  • 24.4 The leg spinner on middle, Shah defends it.
  • 24.3 Tossed up on off, Shahidi keeps it out towards cover for one.
  • 24.2 Floats it on off, this is hit to mid off.
  • 24.1 This is flatter and on middle, Shah looks to push at it but the ball goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
  • Adil Rashid is into the attack.
  • 23.6 Shah plays this late and down towards third man for one. The fifty-run stand is up between the two. The way they have played though, seems like they aren't going for the win here and are happy to just bat. 102/2
  • 23.5 Short and around off, Shah evades it at the very end.
  • 23.4 The batsman gets a bottom edge of the bat on that one.
  • 23.3 Closer to the off pole, Rahmat looks to guide it down to third man but the ball is too close to play that shot. He ends up chopping it to the keeper.
  • 23.2 Outside off, this is guided through point for one.
  • 23.1 On a good length and around off, this is guided to point.
  • 22.6 Floated delivery on middle, Shah keeps it out. 100/2
  • 22.5 Flighted delivery on middle, Rahmat flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 22.4 On off, Shah plays it to covers.
  • 22.3 Floated delivery on middle, Shah defends it off the back foot.
  • 22.2 Tossed up delivery on off, Rahmat plays it to point.
  • 22.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Shah defends it off the front foot.
  • 21.6 Good length ball outside off, Shah glances it to fine leg and keeps the strike with a single. 98/2
  • 21.5 Very full on middle. Misses yorker by a mere inches. Shahidi milks it towards mid on and takes a quick run.
  • 21.4 Full now outside off, Rahmat nudges it to sweeper cover and gets to the other end.
  • 21.3 Good length ball around off, Shahidi strokes it to third man and gets a single.
  • 21.2 Now bowls it on the good length area, Shahidi taps it towards cover and looks for a quick single but he does not get it.
  • 21.1 Bouncer! It is on middle, Shahidi ducks under it.
  • 20.6 Loopy delivery on off, Shahidi plays it towards point for a single. 94/2
  • 20.5 BEATEN! Tossed up delivery just outside off, Shahidi looks to defend but misses it due to the turn on this one.
  • 20.4 Floated delivery on off, Rahmat plays it towards point. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 20.3 FOUR! Good shot. Flighted delivery on leg, Shah tickles it towards fine leg for a boundary.
  • 20.2 Tossed up on off, Shahidi comes down the track and plays it towards covers for a run.
  • 20.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Shah flicks it towards square leg for a single.
  • 19.6 Shorter and on off, Shah guides it down to third man and gets to the other end. 86/2
  • 19.5 Back of a length again and this is guided to point.
  • 19.4 Goes full this time, Shahidi works it wide of mid on for one.
  • 19.3 Back of a length around off, Shahidi looks to push it through the off side but gets beaten.
  • 19.2 Good length on middle, there is extra bounce on this one. Hits the glove of Shahidi as he tries to keep it out.
  • 19.1 Good length and around off, Rahmat guides it down to third man for one.
  • 18.6 On middle, Shahidi keeps it out. Afghanistan need 315 runs in 186 balls. 83/2
  • 18.5 Flighted delivery on middle, Shahidi defends it off the back foot.
  • 18.4 Tossed up on middle, Rahmat comes down the track and flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 18.3 Floated delivery on off, Shah defends it out.
  • 18.2 FOUR! Short on off, Shah looks to guide but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a boundary.
  • 18.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Shah looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 17.6 Shorter and around off, Shahidi evades it. 78/2
  • 17.5 BEATEN! Back of a length and around off, this is angled away. Shahidi hangs his bat out and gets beaten.
  • 17.4 Fuller and outside off, this is carved through cover-point for an easy two.
  • 17.3 Back of a length on off, Shah looks to play it with an angled bat. The ball goes off the inner half on the leg side and the batters take one.
  • 17.2 A good short one, Shah looks to pull but misses.
  • 17.1 This is angled into the pads, Shah looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
  • Ben Stokes is into the attack now!
  • DRINKS!
  • 16.6 Tossed up on off, Shahidi drives it towards mid off. 75/2
  • 16.5 Full on middle, Shah drives it towards mid on for a run.
  • 16.4 SIX! That has gone all the way! Mid off was up and inside the circle but it wouldn't have mattered as it went into the stands. Tossed up delivery on middle, Shah comes down the track and lofts it over long off for a biggie. A welcome boundary for Afghanistan.
  • 16.3 Floated delivery on off, Shahidi drives it towards mid off for a single.
  • 16.2 Flighted delivery on off, Shahidi drives it back towards the bowler where Moeen Ali does well to stop it with a dive.
  • 16.1 Tossed up on off, Shah drives it towards covers for a single.
  • 15.6 Bouncer! The batsman does well to evade it. 66/2
  • 15.5 On off, this is blocked.
  • 15.4 Goes wide of the crease and angles it on off, it is blocked.
  • 15.3 A fumble may have saved Rahmat there! This is pushed to mid off. Shahidi wants a run and Shah responds. Shahidi then stops and asks Rahmat to go back. The mid off fielder gets to the ball but does not collect it cleanly. Could have been close had he scored a direct hit.
  • 15.2 Back of a length on off, it is blocked.
  • 15.1 Short and on the body, the batter ducks under it.
  • 14.6 Another single as Shahidi guides it through point. 66/2
  • 14.5 Shorter and outside off, Shah looks to cut but ends up chopping it to the point region for one.
  • 14.4 Wrong end! This is tossed up on off, Rahmat drops it on the off side and he wants a run, sets off but then is sent back. Buttler gets to the ball quickly but fires it at the bowler's end.
  • 14.3 This is played with the angle to mid-wicket.
  • 14.2 On the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
  • 14.1 Flatter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
  • 13.6 Another good delivery! Lands it on off and then slants it away. Shahidi plays inside the line and lets it go. 62/2
  • 13.5 On the fuller side, the batter strokes it to mid on.
  • 13.4 Well bowled! Bends his back on this one and lands it around off, this one takes off. Shahidi hops and looks to defend but gets beaten.
  • 13.4 Bangs this one short and on middle, Shahidi ducks under it. It has been wided for height.
  • 13.3 EDGY FOUR! Afghanistan won't mind how they come as long as they come. Fuller and on off, angles away. Shahidi looks to push at it but the ball goes off the outside edge. Between first slip and gully for a boundary.
  • 13.2 Shorter and outside off, HS shoulders arms to this one.
  • 13.1 Back of a length on off, Shahidi looks to defend but it goes off the outer half to point.
  • 12.6 Tossed up on off, Shahidi plays it towards point. The batsmen cross ends. 57/2
  • 12.5 Flighted delivery on off, Shahidi defends it off the front foot.
  • 12.4 Tossed up on middle, Shah nudges it towards square leg for a run.
  • 12.3 Floated delivery on middle, Shahidi flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 12.2 Flighted delivery on off, Shahidi defends it off the back foot.
  • 12.1 Short and outside off, Naib makes room and cuts it towards point for a single.
  • 11.6 Full and on the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket. They take one, think of a second but then bail out. End of a successful first by Wood. 53/2
  • Hashmatullah Shahidi walks out to bat next.
  • 11.5 OUT! An excellent catch by Buttler sees the back of Naib. Wood makes an impact straightaway. This was too quick for Naib. Wood bangs it short and on middle, it hurries onto the batsman. Naib looks to pull but is way too late. The ball hits the top edge and goes high up in the air towards fine leg. Buttler runs after it and takes it with a dive forward. A decent innings from Naib comes to an end. He played with intent but needed to continue.
  • 11.4 This is angled into the batsman, Shah works it through mid-wicket for one.
  • 11.3 Another length ball on off, this is defended onto the ground.
  • 11.2 Good length and on off, this one is blocked.
  • 11.1 On the fuller side and tails back in a little. Shah pushes it to mid on.
  • 10.6 Tossed up on middle and leg, Rahmat nudges it towards square leg for a run. 51/1
  • 10.5 Floated delivery on middle, Naib flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 10.4 Tossed up on off, the skipper defends it out.
  • 10.3 Flighted delivery on middle, Naib defends it off the back foot.
  • 10.2 Full on middle, Rahmat drives it towards mid on for a single.
  • 10.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Shah comes down the track and pads it away.
  • Moeen Ali is on now!
  • Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.
  • 9.6 Short of a length delivery, Shah pulls it over mid-wicket. The batsmen get three runs. Good running between the wickets. Afghanistan are 48/1 after Powerplay 1. At this stage England were 46/1. It has been a steady start from Afghanistan but they will need to accelerate from here. 48/1
  • 9.5 On a good length on middle, Rahmat keeps it out.
  • 9.4 On a good length and outside off, Shah shoulders his arms to this one.
  • 9.3 Bowls a bumper on leg, Shah does well to duck under it.
  • 9.2 Full on middle, Naib looks to slog but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 9.1 BEATEN! On a good length on middle, Naib looks to pull but misses it.
  • 8.6 Good length and outside off, Naib pushes at it with hard hands but the ball flies off the outside edge down towards third man for one. A productive over for the visitors. 44/1
  • 8.5 On the stumps again, this is pushed back to the bowler.
  • 8.4 FOUR! Up and over! Naib is dealing in boundaries! Short and outside off, Gulbadin slaps it over point and bags another boundary. The captain is playing a good knock here.
  • 8.3 Back of a length on off, Naib blocks it out.
  • 8.2 FOUR! This time he finds the middle! It is another slower one on middle, Naib waits for it and then pulls it behind square on the leg side for a boundary.
  • 8.1 Slower one! Naib looks to pull but is a touch early in the shot, ends up hitting it to short fine leg.
  • 7.6 Full on off, Rahmat drives it to mid off. 35/1
  • 7.5 On a good length on off, Rahmat defends it out.
  • 7.4 Full on middle, Shah drives it to mid on.
  • 7.3 Short of a length delivery, Shah looks to pull but misses it.
  • 7.2 Play and a miss! Archer bowls it on a good length and outside off, Shah looks to drive away from the body but misses it due to the away movement on this one.
  • 7.1 On a length on middle, Naib flicks it towards square leg for a single.
  • 6.6 Another slower one outside off, Naib looks to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge, through the vacant slip region and down to third man for one. 34/1
  • 6.5 Shorter and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
  • 6.4 Fuller and on off, this is driven nicely but to mid off.
  • 6.3 Back of a length ball on off, this is pushed to the man at covers.
  • 6.2 Back of a length around off, this is pushed to the man at mid off for one.
  • 6.2 Another slower one, this is down the leg side. Naib goes after it but misses. Wided.
  • 6.1 Leading edge for two! Slower one on middle, Naib closes the face of the bat a touch early. It goes off the leading edge through covers for two.
  • 5.6 A lovely delivery to end but an excellent over for Afghanistan! Back of a length around off, Rahmat looks to defend but the ball straightens. He ends up playing inside the line and the ball whizzes past the outside edge. 28/1
  • 5.5 Short one, Rahmat may have been ready for it as he ducks under it with ease.
  • 5.4 Archer goes short and on the body, Naib helps it on its way to the fine leg fielder. Takes one. Good sensible batting.
  • 5.3 FOUR! Over mid off! Naib is taking Archer to the cleaners in this over. 14 from the first three balls. Full and on off, Naib lofts it over the mid off fielder and bags another boundary.
  • 5.2 SIX! Naib is going for it! He has picked the bones out of this one. Another length delivery, Naib once again clears his front leg and tonks it over the mid-wicket fence.
  • 5.1 FOUR! Dismissed! Short and on middle, Naib clears his front leg and smashes it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 4.6 On the stumps, this is defended. 13/1
  • 4.5 Back of a length on off, RS pushes it to cover.
  • 4.4 On the off pole, Shah lunges and defends it onto the ground.
  • 4.3 EDGED AND DROPPED! A very straightforward chance there! Woakes is not happy and rightly so. This is on the fuller side and around off, shapes away a touch. Shah hangs his bat out but the ball goes off the outside edge and straight to Bairstow at first slip. He fails to hang on, Root at second slip looks to take it on the rebound but it falls away from him.
  • 4.2 Tightens his line and then bowls it on off, Rahmat defends it out.
  • 4.1 FOUR! Excellent shot for the first boundary of this innings! Slightly short and outside off, Rahmat Shah gets on top of the bounce and slaps it through covers for a boundary.
  • Chris Woakes has some issue with the landing area and the groundstaff are trying to solve the problem out there. Also, the Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib is down. We don't know what exactly the issue is.
  • 3.6 Quick! Short and around off, it skids through. Naib is beaten for pace as he looks to pull. 9/1
  • 3.5 On the stumps again, Naib stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
  • 3.4 Short and on the body, Naib pulls it behind square on the leg side and takes two.
  • 3.3 Well played and good running! Length and around off, this is pushed towards cover for a quick run.
  • 3.2 Brute of a delivery! Fractionally short and this one zips through. Rahmat does well to pull his bat out of the way right at the end.
  • 3.1 On the shorter side on off, this is guided to point.
  • 2.6 BEAUTY TO END! Fuller and it initially angles into the off pole which means the batsman has to play at it. Moves away in the end and beats the outside edge as Naib looks to push at it. 6/1
  • 2.5 First shot out of aggression! Length and around off, Naib looks to hoick it over the leg side but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 2.4 Good length again on off, Rahmat looks to push it through the off side but it goes off the inner half to mid on.
  • 2.3 Another quick run! Shah is off the mark. He drops it on the off side and gets to the other end.
  • 2.2 Back of a length on off, this is defended.
  • 2.1 Back of a length on off, Naib stands tall and pushes it towards mid off for one.
  • 1.6 A little too wide outside off, it is left alone. End of a successful first by Archer. 4/1
  • 1.5 Lovely delivery! Back of a length on off, it straightens a touch. Rahmat initially looks to defend it but then pulls his bat out of the way.
  • 1.4 Goes for the yorker on off, Rahmat is up for it, he jams it out.
  • 1.3 Back of a length on off, Rahmat stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
  • Rahmat Shah is the next batsman in.
  • 1.2 OUT! Drags it on! Jofra Archer strikes on his second ball itself. Not the best of deliveries though. It is on a length and outside off, Noor Ali throws his bat at it away from the body. He only manages an inside edge which crashes into the stumps. Afghanistan have been rocked early. Exactly what you don't want chasing a huge target.
  • 1.1 Good fielding! Slightly fuller and on off, Naib just uses the pace and strokes it through mid off. Woakes gives it a chase and manages to push it back in. The umpires do go upstairs to check and replays show, the effort is a good one. Afghanistan are underway!
  • Jofra Archer to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
  • 0.6 Woakes bowls it on a good length on leg, Zadran looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. Just 1 run of the first over. Good start from England. 1/0
  • 0.5 On a good length on middle, Zadran defends it out.
  • 0.4 On a good length on off, Noor defends it off the front foot.
  • 0.3 Good length delivery on middle, Zadran defends it off the back foot.
  • 0.3 WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Zadran looks to flick but misses it.
  • 0.2 BEATEN! Beauty of a delivery. That nips back in and cuts him into half. On a good length on middle, Zadran looks to defend but misses it due to the inswing on this one.
  • 0.1 Woakes starts with a good length delivery outside off, Zadran plays it to point.
  • We are back for the chase. The England players and the umpires walk out to the middle. Noor Ali Zadran and Gulbadin Naib will open the batting for Afghanistan. Chris Woakes will start the proceedings for England.

England Vs Afghanistan Live Score (ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254