Afghanistan Shines Bright in ICC World Cup 2023 Clash Against England

In a thrilling ICC World Cup 2023 encounter, Afghanistan faced off against the reigning champions, England, at Delhi's Arun Jaitley Stadium.

Afghanistan displayed an exceptional performance, securing a convincing 69-run victory in the match. They batted first and set a formidable total of 284 runs. The English team, struggling against Afghanistan's formidable spinners, were bowled out for 215 runs.

This victory marks only the second World Cup win for Afghanistan, and it's their first in this tournament. For England, this unexpected loss is their second defeat in the opening three matches of the tournament.

ICC World Cup 2023 Match 13: England vs Afghanistan Score: Afghanistan: 284 all out in 48.5 overs (Rahmanullah Gurbaz 80, Ikram Alikhil 58; Adil Rashid 3/42). England: 215 all out in 40.3 overs (Harry Brook 66, Dawid Malan 32; Mujeeb 3/51, Rashid Khan 3/37) Result: Afghanistan won by 69 runs. Captains: Jos Buttler (ENG), Hashmatullah Shahidi (AFG)

Top Performers in the Match:

·        Afghanistan opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz dazzled with a blazing 80 off just 57 balls, featuring 8 fours and 4 sixes.

·        Three spinners, Adil Rashid (3/42) from England and Mujeeb Ur Rahman (3/51) and Rashid Khan (3/37) from Afghanistan, each claimed three wickets in a captivating showdown.

·        Afghanistan's Mujeeb Ur Rahman was awarded the Player of the Match for his outstanding all-round contribution, scoring 28 runs off 16 balls and taking 3 crucial wickets.