On the 18th of June, England won the One Day International (ODI) match against Afghanistan in the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup at Old Trafford in Manchester, England.
This year, the ICC World Cup is being hosted by England. The World Cup started on the 30th of May and will continue till the 14th of July.
In the 24th ODI match, England had a remarkable victory against Afghanistan and scored 397 runs, with a loss of 6 wickets after 50 overs. Afghanistan, on the other hand, scored 247 runs and lost 8 wickets after 50 overs.
In this series of the ICC World Cup, England played a total of 5 ODI matches, including the match against Afghanistan. Out of the 5 matches, England won 4 ODI matches, against South Africa, Bangladesh, West Indies and Afghanistan, on the 30th of May, the 8th of June, the 14th of June and the 18th of June respectively. Team England lost one match against Pakistan on the 3rd of June.
On the other hand, Team Afghanistan played 5 ODI matches, including the match against England, on the 1st, the 4th, the 8th, the 15th and the 18th of June and lost all the matches. Afghanistan lost the matches against Australia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, South Africa and England.
It was expected, due to the injury of Eoin Morgan, one of the star players of Team England, Team Afghanistan may take advantage and make a comeback. However, Team Afghanistan lost.
Eoin Morgan was the star player of yesterday’s match. Despite being injured, Eoin scored 148 runs off 71 balls, followed by, Jonny Bairstow, who scored 90 runs off 99 balls.
Eoin also created a world record of hitting the maximum sixes in an ODI match. He hit 17 sixes in yesterday’s match.
With the consecutive defeat of Afghanistan it is sure, Team Afghanistan have less chances of playing in the semifinals of the ICC World Cup 2019.
After defeating Afghanistan, England will play 4 matches against Sri Lanka, Australia, India and New Zealand on the 21st of June, the 25th of June, the 30th of June and the 3rd of July.
On the 19th of June, there will be a match between New Zealand and South Africa at 3:00 P.M.
Stay tuned for further updates about the ICC World Cup 2019.