ICC ODI World Cup 2023: 3 Talking Points Of ENG vs AFG

    ENG vs AFG ICC ODI World Cup 2023

    It was a historic day for Afghanistan cricket and for world cricket! The Afghans caused a massive uproar in world cricket after a famous 69-run victory over the defending champions, England.

    A result no one was expecting! The scenes, no one was expecting! Afghanistan have done the unthinkable and this will surely go down as one of the greatest moments in the history of cricket.

    Considered as minnows in world cricket, Hashmatullah Shahidi and co. defeated Jos Buttler’s England side and this has completely broken the internet. Afghanistan have now been jumped up to the 6th position in the points table of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.

    In this article, we take a look at the top 3 talking points of the ENG vs AFG game in the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023:

    1. Rahmunullah Gurbaz’s well-oiled knock of 80 runs

    Afghani opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz displayed his A-game as he played a very crucial and vital knock for the Asian side in Match 13 of the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023. Gurbaz played exceedingly well and mustered 80 runs in just 57 balls.

    His fiery knock set the base for the Afghanistan side and it was such a shame that he missed out on a well-deserved century. Gurbaz was sent back to the pavilion after a mix-up with his skipper, Hashmatullah Shahidi. He was run-out by the England cricket team.

    2. Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s all-round performance

    Mujeeb Ur Rahman displayed his all-round prowess at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi and made sure that his name comes in the headlines during this ENG vs AFG game. The 22-year-old spinner played a vital knock with the bat and also bagged 3 wickets with the white-cherry.

    Rahman scored 28 runs with the bat and there were some fireworks that we witnessed from his blazing blade. He also took some crucial wickets and made sure that he puts a stem on the run-flow from the English batters.

    3. Rashid Khan’s extraordinary bowling

    Afghanistan’s backbone, Rashid Khan, once again hogged the limelight. He bowled extremely well and took 3 wickets. And it was so fitting that he took the final wicket, that propelled the celebrations in the Afghan camp and in the ground.

    Khan, who is widely considered as one of the best leg-spinners of contemporary cricket, took the important wicket of Liam Livingstone. His other scalps were Adil Rashid and Mark Wood.

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