ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Reacts As England Obliterates Afghanistan
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ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Reacts As England Obliterates Afghanistan

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England proved to be too strong for depleted Afghanistan as the former had a clinical win of 150 runs in the 24th match of the ICC World Cup. The hosts posted a huge score of 397 runs after Eoin Morgan won the toss and decided to bat first on the featherbed of Old Trafford, Manchester.

England got off to a decent start as their opener added 44 runs before James Vince who replaced Jason Roy was dismissed after scoring 26 runs. However, Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root continued to impress with their panache shots. Both the right-handers timed the ball with perfection and the Afghanistan bowlers no answers to the class of Root and Bairstow.

ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Reacts As England Obliterates Afghanistan
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England comes up with a clinical performance.

Bairstow scored a good knock of 90 runs but he was denied a hundred when Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib took a sharp caught and bowled. Root kept going strong and scored 88 runs. On the other hand, England skipper Eoin Morgan found the middle of the bat from ball one he faced.

Morgan completed his fifty off just 36 balls but a bigger thunder was about to blow away Afghanistan. The left-hander catapulted his attack on the opposition and took the bowlers to the cleaners. Morgan completed his hundred off 57 balls – which was the fourth fastest of the World Cup.

ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Reacts As England Obliterates Afghanistan

The southpaw batsman hammered 17 sixes in his knock of 148 runs from 71 balls. Thus, Morgan made the record of most sixes in an ODI inning going past Rohit Sharma, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle.

Rashid Khan had a horrible day at the office as the best T20 spinner was taken for 110 runs in nine overs – the third most expensive figures.

On the other hand, Afghanistan had a mountain to climb and they never looked like getting to the top of it. Afghanistan scored at the end of their 50 overs after a contribution of 76 runs from Hashmatullah Shahidi.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

https://twitter.com/Punkkboy/status/1141008146355240961?s=20

https://twitter.com/EssexLeague/status/1140968045134979072?s=20

 

Gautam Chauhan

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