England Vs Afghanistan Live Score (WARM-UP ODI)
England beat Afghanistan by 9 wickets
Afghanistan 160/10 (38.4 ov) R/R 4.17
England 161/1 (17.3 ov) R/R 9.31
- Jason Roy 52,
- Joe Root 29
|Jason Roy||not out||89||46||11||4|
|Joe Root||not out||29||37||3||0|
84 ( 10.1 ) R/R:8.26
Jason Roy 52(24)
Joe Root 29(37)
Last Wicket 77/1 (7.2 over)
Jonny Bairstow 39 (22) S.R (177.27)
st Rahmat Shah b Mohammad Nabi
- So that brings this warm-up game to an end well before the normal scheduled time of close. England have given Afghanistan a battering and brought them back to ground after the Asian side's win against Pakistan in their first fixture. The hosts on the other hand will head into the opening fixture of the World Cup with supreme confidence which will be played at the same venue. Time till that though. There is another warm-up game which is going on currently between Australia and Sri Lanka where the former is chasing 240 to win. Switch tabs to follow the same. Bye-bye from here.
- England skipper, Eoin Morgan starts by saying it was a really strong performance. Says Bangaldesh by mistake but then corrects himself as Rameez Raja reminds him and tells that Afghanistan is a really strong side and can be dangerous on their day so they had to be cautious. He feels that the competition for places in the side is extremely high and it is a good headache whom to chose. Morgan hopes he can select the best eleven on the day. Mentions that everyone is hungry to do well. He states that the top order gel with each other and the bowlers as well work as a team, making it easy for him as the skipper. Admits that somedays they might have to dig in but that will be dictated to them on that day but they will try their best to play free-flowing cricket. Expects wrist spinners to do well in the tournament just like it has been in the last couple of years all around the globe and hopes that the ones they have namely Rashid, and also Moeen to contribute well especially towards the latter part of the tournament. Reckons that it will be a cracking tournament opener for cricket fans when the massive game against South Africa comes around on Thursday.
- Afghanistan skipper, Gulbadin Naib says that they didn't take responsibility at the start of the day and did not bat well. Also agrees that England bowled well. Feels they were definitely favorites in home conditions. He reckons that they needed a better total on the board and that the main reason for the loss was them not batting well. He does not blame the bowlers too much and mentions they were attacked from the start of the innings. Naib says that his team would love to learn from the tremendous cricket that England played. Signs off by thanking the huge number of fans here, and hopes for the same in the upcoming games as well.
- Jason Roy is down for a chat with Rameez Raja. He says that he feels really good and mentions that he wanted to enter the tournament with a bang. He feels that it was a good time to get a knock out in the middle leading into the first match. States that he would love to continue this on Thursday (against South Africa). Tells that he is ready for the first game and signs off by saying that all the boys are extremely excited for the World Cup to begin!
- Earlier on in the day, England after opting to bowl first. Their bowlers proved their captain's decision to be right and bundled them out for a mere 160, never letting them off the hook. Root and Archer were the stars picking up 3 wickets each.
- Nothing much to talk about in regards to Afghanistan bowling. Just like their batting, their bowling also left a lot to be desired about. All the bowlers except Rashid Khan went at an economy of 10 or more and only Nabi got a wicket. That meant that England got home in a canter.
- Chasing a paltry score of 161, England openers, Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow got them off to a flier and were scoring at around 10 runs per over. Though Bairstow departed the job was done and Jason Roy continued his hammering of the Afghanistan bowlers and got his fifty in the process.
- A walk in the park for England here at the Oval. They never looked in trouble and have sealed the game in just 17.3 overs.
- 17.3 SIX! What a way to finish the game! An easy win for England. THEY WIN BY 9 WICKETS! A short ball on middle, pulled over deep mid-wicket with ease by Roy. He ends on 89 not out and has powered England to win with 32.3 overs left!
- 17.2 Run down to third man for a single by Root this time. A biggie away now are England!
- 17.1 Good length ball outside off, driven back to mid off.
- 16.6 A shorter one on middle, swept away to deep square leg for a single. 154/1
- 16.5 Punched off the back foot by JR. One run added to the total.
- 16.4 Flatter on middle, pushed through mid-wicket and for a single.
- 16.3 Cut away again by Root but straight to the fielder.