Host England is going to take on Afghanistan in the 24th match of the tournament at Old Trafford Cricket ground, Manchester.

England is at the fourth spot in the table with 6 points, whereas the tournament minnow Afghanistan is at the bottom of the point. Both teams have played 4 matches so far in the World Cup. There are chances of rain today in Manchester. The pitch will be seamer-friendly at the start of the innings but as the match will progress spinners would become the key for two teams.

England has faced some injury problem as their in-form batsman Jason Roy is ruled out from the match due to a hamstring tear. On the other hand, Afghanistan will surely try to snatch a win from the tournament favourite.


Afghanistan (Playing XI): Rahmat Shah, Noor Ali Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Gulbadin Naib(c), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dawlat Zadran

England (Playing XI): Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood


AFG 247/8 at the end of the inning

A huge victory for the England team. The score of 397 proved to be too much for this Afghan side which really looked out of the match from the ball one while chasing. They tried to up the momentum in the middle overs but they had a steep task and they expectedly failed.

AFG 235/7 in 47 overs

A fiery over from Mark Wood comes to end. He bowled short balls into the bodies of both the batsmen. Afghanistan has lost this game when we look at the runs required.

AFG 234/6 in 46 overs

Najibullah dismissed after playing a heroic inning after getting hit on the head by a bouncer. The Afghan fans in the stands cheering for him. In comes Rashid Khan with the bat. He has been hit with the bat in this world cup.

AFG 227/5 in 45 overs

Some big hitting but still Afghanistan so far behind. Even a miracle can't win them this game. 30 balls remaining and 171 runs needed. Afghanistan was never in the chase with batting with very low intent and extremely good bowling By England in the first power play.

AFG 212/5 in 43 overs

A rapid inning fro Nabi came to end in that Rashid's over. All Rashids are not having a bad day as Adil Rashid has taken three wickets so far. A review by England on the last ball for the new batsman Najibullah but snick found no mark and he survives.

AFG 204/4 in 41 overs

A wicket on the fourth ball and Nabi walked out to bat and lofted Rashid over the midwicket for a huge six. AFG need a lot of them to make this a contest. 194 needed off 9 overs now.

AFG 196/3 in 40 overs

193 runs needed from the remaining 10 overs because they played so slowly and without any real intent that they have left too much of work now. Afghanistan looks certain to go down in this match. Hashmataullah playing really well now.

AFG 172/3 in 35 overs

Afghan batsmen finally getting on with the game now. Boundaries and sixes are coming of every over as they look to increase the tempo of the inning. Still, they have an uphill task of chast=ing 226 runs from 15 overs.

AFG 140/3 in 32 overs

A terrific pull shot by Hashmatullah of wood over the long on boundary and Afghanistan is 140/3 IN 32 overs. They required 258 runs from the remaining 18 overs and it looks quite unlikely they will get it.

AFG 104/3 in 25 overs

A full toss hit straight to the deep wicket fielder and Rahmat Shah's struggle on the crease is finally over. He consumed 74 balls for 46 runs. Asghar Afghan to the crease now.

AFG 104/2 in 24 overs

Afghanistan trying to keep wickets here but certainly going out of the race with the required rate climbing up to 8 now.

AFG 104/2 in 24 overs

Afghanistan trying to keep wickets here but certainly going out of the race with the required rate climbing up to 8 now.

AFG 100/2 in 23 overs

A two-run over from Moeen Ali and Afghanistan is going down here. They are more looking more for a defeat with a lesser margin than a win it seems.

AFG 98/4 in 22 overs

4 runs of that stokes's over and he is giving nothing away. Rahmat Shah has eaten too many balls for Afghanistan's liking and he needs to get going now but should be careful of not throwing his wicket away. He needs to pick the loose balls to hit.

AFG 94/2 in 21 overs.

8 runs of that Moeen Ali's over and Afghans are finally looking to attack the bowlers. Ben Stokes is back from the other end with his third over and he has been a real threat against the rising required rate for Afghans.

AFG 86/2 in 20 overs

Just 3 runs of that over and Stokes has given away only 6 runs in his two overs. They are relentless with their accurate line and lengths. Afghan batsmen will have to attack the bowling to change the momentum.

AFG 84/2 In 19 overs

A boundary just five runs from the over. Afghan batsmen will need to rotate strikes better otherwise they will have to rely on big shots only. Hitting boundaries every over will not be easy.

AFG 75/2 at first drinks break

Afghanistan 75/2 at the first drinks break. They will look to increase the run rate a bit as Stokes comes into the attack. Rahmat Shah needs to go here for Afghanistan.

AFG 66/2 in 16 overs

Afghanistan too slow for the runs they are chasing. They should look to target at least one bowler from one end to keep the momentum going or else there will be too many required for the lower order to score.

afg 66/2 in15 overs

Moeen Ali proving to be the most difficult bowler for the AfgHAN. no loose balls, no flight. He is keeping it flat on the stumps and not giving them any chance to step down the track.

AFG 62/2 in 14 overs

An outside edge on the third ball passed between the 2nd slip and gully. ENG should keep three slips and attack these batsmen. Balls are bouncing and they have chance to knick them off.

AFG 57/2 in 13 overs

Moeen with immaculate control online and lengths holding Afghan batsmen. They are trying to hit him but he is not allowing them any flight to get under and loft over the infield.

AFG 53/2 in 12 overs

An absolute stunner from the wicketkeeper Butler who dived full length running backwards ended Gulbadin's threatening inning. He was beaten for pace by Wood and the ball climbed at him. Hashmatullah comes in at number 4.

AFG 51/1 in 11 overs

A decent over from Moeen Ali and AFG could not take him for boundaries. They will fall short b too many runs if they don't attack here. Mark Wood into the attack now from the other end.

AFG 48/1 in first powerplay

Rahmat Shah struggling for the timing here. A half-tracker was pulled without any timing towards square leg on the last ball of the over gives him another three runs. He is batting on 10 runs from 29 balls. Moeen Ali into the attack now.

AFG 44/1 in 9 overs

Two boundaries in the over of Woakes as Gulbadin is taking the attack to the English bowlers. He is on 35 from 22 balls but Rahmat's inning putting a lot of pressure on him.

AFG 38/1 in 8 overs

End of another good over by Archer. he's troubling the batsmen with his lifting deliveries on the stumps. The discomfort against pace is evident in Rahmat Shah's batting. He has cramped Rahmat for room outside the off stump.

AFG 34/1 in 7 overs

Rahmat Shah needs to attack here. He has taken 20 balls for 7 runs. Gulbadin on the other hand playing an attacking inning of 25 from 12 balls. Runs should come from both the ends for AFG as they are chasing a mammoth total.

AFG 28/1 in 6 overs

Three boundaries in a row by Gulbadin Naib of Archer and Afghanistan get going now. Afg had to attack Archer now otherwise he was all over them. Eng will keep attacking with two slips and full deliveries as they have a lot of runs to defend.

AFG 13/1 in 5 overs

Rahmat Shah dropped at the first slip by Bairstow. Good length ball outside off stump and Arahmat Shah guided the ball to first slip but Bairstow dropped an easy catch there. Woakes not happy at all.

AFG 9/1 in 4 overs

Tough for Afghan batsmen to deal with the express pace of Archer and he is bowling tight lines as well. Batsmen are trying hard to get on with the game but they are being denied by fast and pacy bowling by Archer.

AFG 61/1 in 3 overs

Poking outside the off stump and wild slogs across the line from Afghan batsmen but they couldn't get Woakes way for runs. 2 runs from the over. Jofra Archer with his tail up, running in. He is bowling a great spell here.

Archer struck first blood for ENG, AFG 4/1 in 2 overs

Zadran was beaten by pace there. Pitched up on the off stump and he was late in his shot. Dragged the ball on to the stump and Afghanistan lose the first wicket in chase of 398. Rahmat Shah walks in at number 3 for Afghanistan.

Afghanistan begins the chase of 398

Gulbadin Naib and Noor Ali Zadran has walked in to face Woakes and Archer with the new balls. England has set a massive total but the bowlers will try to hit their length early on. Jofra Archer has taken 9 wicket in the tournament so far.

398 runs to win

Last ball another six. The batsmen have thrashed Afghanistan bowlers and the team has set the target of 398 runs against Afghanistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match. The score is the highest score so far in this world cup.


Stokes out. Zadran's Yorker right on the base of the leg stump, as Stokes shuffled to the off stump region. Chris Woakes joins Moeen Ali in the game. -

After 49 overs, England 378/5

After 49 overs, England 378/5. Wondering about the big hits, Moeen Ali has smacked Rashid for a 6. Rashid meanwhile has now gone for more than 100 runs.

Morgan departs

Morgan gone after becoming the first batsman in the world in ODI to hit 17 sixes. Now wicket after wicket. The team have lost so far 5 wickets. Meanwhile, score at its peak.


Joe Root gone. He scored 88 runs and has successfully take the team ahead with runs. Morgan too is batting with hammering by thrashing bowlers in the match.

Six after six

England skipper Morgan is hitting sixes without any fear. The batsman has hit so far 16 sixes in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Can't Afghans stop this hard-hitting batsman?

Root too hits boundary

Here comes Root, he is too hitting boundaries and has scored 88 runs. He may too hit his century. Both batsmen are thrashing bowlers with the bat.

Another six!

Morgan becomes the first batsman in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to hit 13 sixes so far. Morgan has completely changed the game by hitting quickfire runs for the team.


Another six for the skipper Morgan as he is thrashing the rival team with boundaries. Rashid Khan could have stopped but he too falls into the trap of England batsmen.

300 for England

300 comes for the team. Morgan hits century with quickfire. He is hitting fours and sixes and team is getting runs. Afghan bowlers failed to stop the English skipper.


Morgan dons another six. He is hitting sixes and Afghanistan is getting badly thrashed by English players in the game.

After 41 overs, England 269/2

After 41 overs, England 269/2. Joe Root 67and Eoin Morgan 80. It's raining sixes. Rashid 's was slammed with another six. Morgan is setting the target.

England 200/2

England completed 200 runs. Joe Root and Eoin Morgan at 53 and 28 respectively. England team is at the tight building to make the runs out of the game.

Root completes 50

Joe Root completed 50 runs and is the second one in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Tune in NewsX for the latest updates of the match between England and Afghanistan.

Reverse-sweep by Eoin Morgan

Reverse-sweep by skipper Eoin Morgan. The boundary comes for the team and is just 10 runs away from 200 runs. The team England will take the lead after losing 2 wickets.

Two sixes in row by Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan hits six. The leg side of the skipper is pretty strong ashe is going to smash ball once again. The skipper done it well and another six. 2 six in row.

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