England VS Afghanistan CWC19 Match 24 Result
England won the toss and elected to bat first in the 24th match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
England captain Eoin Morgan set a new world record of 17 sixes in a One-day international heat as World Cup hosts crushed Afghanistan by 150 runs. The victory at Old Trafford allowed favorite England to take the lead over Australia, who are at the top of the World Cup Points table with a net success rate. Morgan’s six-strike streak in his career record 148 set the tone for England’s 25 sixes, which was also a new record for the ODI’s heats.
The Dubliner’s 118-point run was all the more impressive because Morgan had been doubtful for this match, with a sore back suffered in England’s victory over the West Indies, where he could not fight. Morgan’s masterclass was the centerpiece of 397-6 in England. It was the highest total of the tournament to date and the largest team in England to have participated in a World Cup, surpassing its score of 386-6 against Bangladesh in Cardiff 10 days ago.
Although Afghanistan, ranked last in the standings, suffered their fifth defeat in five matches, recording a 247-8 World Cup total, it never reached the required race rate. Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib greeted Morgan, saying: “This is one of the best innings I’ve ever seen of Eoin, so congratulations to him. Hashmatullah Shahidi fourth partnership with 94, Ashgar Afghan 44, was a record for a wicket in Afghanistan at a World Cup. Earlier, Morgan, who fell on the 28th, had dominated the third stand of 189 with Joe Root (88), whose contribution to their partnership was only 43.
Man of the Match Award:
Eoin Morgan was awarded as man of the match award for his Superb Knock.