Jason Roy 89 Runs off 46 Balls against Afghanistan helped host nation to clinch victory in the warm-up games in a short time. English top order opening batsman Jason Roy gave an impressive and flying start to his team an scored 89 runs off just 46 balls. According to the source, Afghanistan batted first and scored 160 runs in 38.4 overs and got all team out. While Chasing targets Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy build a considerable partnership and score 39 runs and 89 runs respectively.
A team improved within just ten years and became strong opposition to any team in the world. The Afghan Cricket Team has made an impressive start during the WC 2019 Warm-up matches while beating Pakistan with three wickets in the opening warm-up match. Afghanistan team restricted Pakistan under 260 runs and chased down the target in last over. England lost to Australia during their first Warm-up match by 12 runs.
During the first warm-up match between England and Australia. While batting early Australia scored 297 runs, and in return, Australia defended the total and won by 12 runs. Liam Plunkett picked up four wickets and Steve Smith century helped Australia for winning against England. England vs Afghanistan practice match played between both teams at Kennington Oval in London.
|England Squad||Afghanistan Squad|
|Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran and Liam Dawson. Moreover English bowling Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood||Mohammad Shahzad(w), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, and Najibullah Zadran. Importantly Gulbadin Naib(c), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ali Zadran, Samiullah Shenwari, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan.|
WC 2019 eighth warm-up clash started with Afghanistan open batting after winning toss England opted to field first against Afghanistan. Hazratullah Zazai and Noor Ali Zadran opened batting inning for Afghanistan during an 8th warm-up game against England scored just 17 runs in two overs before AFG first wicket fallen as Hazrat caught by Moeen Ali bowled by Jofra Archer.
Hashmatullah who scored brilliantly against Pakistan but fall earlier against England during AFG second practice game and run out by plunket at 19 runs. Mohammad Nabi just managed 44 runs geared Afghanistan total to 160 runs all out in 38.4 overs. England bowled superbly against Afghanistan and with early wickets Jofra Archer and Joe Root three wickets for each created trouble for Afghanistan to score a bigger total.
Chris Woakes bowled just five overs but couldn’t manage to pick up a wicket however only conceded ten runs with a single maiden over. Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes both took one wicket for each as Stokes bowled four overs and conceded just 14 runs off it and got one wicket. Moeen Ali picked up only one wicket, conceded 42 runs in 9 overs with one maiden over. Jason Roy and Bairstow 77 runs in only 7.2 overs opening partnership secured victory for their team.
England first wicket down at 77 runs while Bairstow got stumped by Rahmat Shah ball by Mohammad Nabi. Jason Roy completed his fifty at just 27 shots and kept going with nine and a half runs rate. Jason Roy scored runs of and Joy Root scored runs off. Afghanistan used six bowlers including Hamid Hassan, Dawlat Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Aftab Alam, and Gulbadin Naib. But only Nabi managed a single wicket when Bairstow stumped by Rahmat while playing and coming out at the front foot.
Ist Innings; Afghanistan 160/10 (38.4 Overs)
- Mohammad Nabi 44 (42 balls), Noor Ali Zadran 30 (34 shots)
- Jofra Archer 3/32, Joe Root 3/22
2nd Innings; England 161/1 (17.3 Overs)
- Jason Roy 83 (46), Bairstow 39 (22 balls)
- Mohammad Nabi 1/34