Delhi: In a remarkable turn of events at the ICC World Cup 2023, Afghanistan pulled off a historic upset by defeating defending champions England by a margin of 69 runs, marking the first upset of the tournament.
Afghanistan posted a total of 285 runs on the scoreboard, and England’s team was bundled out for 215 runs in just 40.3 overs. While Harry Brook managed to score 66 runs for England, none of the English batsmen could stand their ground against the Afghan bowlers. Majib Ur Rahman was named the Player of the Match for his exceptional performance.
With this victory over England, Afghanistan has climbed to sixth place in the ICC World Cup 2023 points table, while England now occupies the fifth position. Both teams have played three matches in the tournament, with two wins and one loss each. However, due to run-rate calculations, England currently holds the fifth spot, whereas Afghanistan is in sixth place.
This match will be remembered as a historic moment in Afghanistan’s cricketing history, as they overcame the defending champions and proved their mettle on the world stage. It also adds excitement and unpredictability to the ongoing World Cup, making it a thrilling competition for cricket fans worldwide.