Jos Buttler-led England outclassed Afghanistan in match No.15 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 at the Perth Stadium on Saturday. Pacer Sam Curran became the first England bowler to take a five-wicket haul in T20Is as Buttler and Co. registered a 5-wicket win over Afghanistan.
England vs Afghanistan highlights, T20 World Cup 2022: Under the leadership of white-ball maverick Jos Buttler, former world champions England kickstarted their campaign on Saturday against Afghanistan. Buttler won the toss and invited Afghanistan to bat first in the Super 12 Group 1 fixture (Match No.14) of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 at the Perth Stadium. Putting up a spirited bowling display against Afghanistan, Sam Curran-starrer England bowled out the Mohammed Nabi-led side for 112 in the 20-over contest. Pacer Curran became the first England bowler to take a five-wicket haul in the shortest format of the game. Chasing the paltry target of 113 in the 20-over contest, Liam Livingstone remained unbeaten on 29 off 21 balls to help England register a comfortable 5-wicket win over Afghanistan. Pacer Curran was named the Player of the Match for his bowling heroics.
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“We saw the way the Afghanistan team made it quite tricky, we knew they have world-class spinners in the middle there. Nice to get the first win. Every team can beat anyone. Hopefully we takes today’s confidence into Wednesday’s game and then the big one against Australia on Friday. Hopefully we can play with confidence,” Curran said after the match.
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Liam Livingstone remained unbeaten on 29 off 21 balls as England have managed to beat Afghanistan in the low-scoring encounter at Perth. Sam Curran emerged as the pick of the bowlers in the contest. Curran’s historic five-wicket haul has sealed England’s first win at the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
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Mohammad Nabi leaks 7 runs in the 18th over. Buttler-led England only need 2 runs to register their first win in the T20 World Cup 2022. ENG 111-5 after 18 overs.