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OVERS 26.4: SIX! What a shot from Bairstow. Powerful one. He dances down the observe and smokes it over Nabi's head. England 153/1

100-run partnership comes up between Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root.

OVERS 25.4: FOUR! Bairstow strikes to 78 with a excellent boundary off Rashid against deep additional duvet. England 144/1

OVERS 24.5: FOUR! Short from Nabi. Bairstow remains back and pulls it against deep sq. leg. England 139/1

OVERS 23.4: SIX! Once once more juicy half-volley from Rashid. Bairstow leans forward and dispatches the ball over deep mid wicket region. What an impressive shot from the right-hander. England 130/1

OVERS 23.2: FOUR! Half-volley from Rashid Khan. Bairstow leans forward and smashes him over cow nook. England 122/1

End of OVER 22: Just 3 runs off Naib's over. England 112/1

OVERS 20: FIFTY! Jonny Bairstow brings up his 11th ODI half-century off 61 balls. The right-hander smashes Naib for a boundary off mid-off region to bring up his fifty. Bairstow raises his bat against crowd and lovers greet him with a noisy applause. England 106/1

100 comes up for England in 19.3 overs

Jonny Bairstow 47*, Joe Root 25*

End of OVER 18: 6 runs off Naib's over. England 92/1

OVERS 17.2: FOUR! Bairstow selections the period and smashes the ball against long-off for a boundary. England 90//1

OVERS 16.2: FOUR! Root performs a excellent sweep shot against mid wicket off Rahmat Shah for a boundary. England 80/1

13.5 overs: SIX! Jonny Bairstow is going down town. Tossed up delivery from Rahmat Shah and Bairstow slams it immediately into the sight display. First six of the match. ENG 68/1

11.2 overs: Four and 50 up for England! Slog sweep from Jonny Bairstow off Mohammad Nabi and the ball races to the fence. Bairstow is having a look in good nick lately. ENG 52/1

9.3 overs: OUT! Dawlat Zadran provides the primary leap forward. Short pitched delivery from Zadran and James Vince is going for the pull. Doesn't attach neatly because the ball balloons within the air. Mujeeb ur Rehman at brief superb leg completes a easy catch. Vince walks back for 26. ENG 44/1

7.5 overs: Dropped! Complete misjudgment from Mohammad Nabi at deep mid wicket. Short ball from Dawlat Zadran and James Vince is going after it. Mistimes however Nabi within the deep just had no clue. The ball ultimately drops brief. ENG 40/0

End of 6th over: Expensive over from Dawlat Zadran comes to an end. Jonny Bairstow and James Vince collect 10 runs from it including a few obstacles. England openers at the moment are showing signs of aggression. ENG 30/0

4.3 overs: FOUR! Tossed up delivery from Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Jonny Bairstow gets it past the mid-off fielder. Beautifully timed and excellent placement from Bairstow. ENG 19/0

End of 4th over: Tidy over from Dawlat Zadran comest to an end. Just one run from it. ENG 15/0

1.2 overs: FOUR! Short pitched delivery from Dawlat Zadran however no jump on that occasion. That was easy for James Vince. Smashes the ball on the on facet to assemble his first boundary. ENG 9/0

0.2 overs: A couple on the leg facet and England are off the mark. James Vince pushes the ball on the on facet and runs aggressively to assemble two runs. ENG 2/0

Jonny Bairstow and James Vince are at the crease. Vince to face the primary ball. Off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman will start the proceedings for Afghanistan. Here we cross!

Teams are out within the center together with the match officers for nationwide anthems. We are just minutes clear of the start!

Playing XI for both teams

England: Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood

Afghanistan: Rahmat Shah, Noor Ali Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Gulbadin Naib(c), Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dawlat Zadran

Captains at the toss

Eoin Morgan: We will bat first. Unfortunately, Jason Roy misses out, it is a used wicket, they've carried out magnificently neatly to organize the pitch, looks like a good wicket, played neatly the other day, raise for the seamers and turn for the spinners. Two changes, one compelled, Vince replaces Roy and Moeen is back, in for Liam Plunkett

Gulbadin Naib: We would have batted first as neatly, appears to be like a good wicket, reasonably Asian conditions. We are upset with our batting, have now not even played 40 overs, now we have an excellent chance to restrict them to a good defendable rating. Three changes for us, Dawlat, Najibullah and Mujeeb are taking part in - Aftab, Zazai and Hamid aren't taking part in. Because of the wicket, we are getting in with only one seamer.

Team information: England have two changes. Jason Roy misses out with injury. James Vince replaces him. Moeen Ali comes in to switch Liam Plunkett. Three changes in Afghanistan XI. Aftab, Zazai and Hamid sit down out. Dawlat Zadran, Najibullah Zadran and Mujeeb Ur Rehman are available.

Toss News: England skipper Eoin Morgan wins the toss and opts to bat against Afghanistan at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Hello and welcome to the reside match updates of the ICC Cricket World Cup, Match 24 between hosts England and Afghanistan.


Hosts England will aim to hold on its successful streak with a hat-trick when they meet minnows Afghanistan in World Cup 2019 group affair at the Old Trafford in Manchester.

Except for their loss against Pakistan, it is been a smooth ride for the hosts, who have had massive wins in 3 video games. However, the Three Lions might be fearful over the fitness of their two key players -- skipper Eoin Morgan and opener Jason Roy as both left the sector all the way through the sport against West Indies on June 14.

Given England's strong position within the tournament points table, the group control might believe giving them a one-match smash to allow them to get well utterly.

If it occurs, James Vince may partner Jonny Bairstow. Moeen Ali is perhaps back within the taking part in XI because the wicket at Old Trafford has a historical past of aiding spinners.

Leaving apart the injury issues, the hosts have performed neatly like a unit. Jofra Archer's spells have added depth to their bowling and Mark Wood has additionally been spectacular.

England's simplest fear might be the form of their spinners who have not been upto the mark. However, having a look at the wicket right here, it kind of feels this time their spinners can even benefit from it.

On the other hand, Afghanistan has remained winless to this point. The Afghans have lost all of their 4 video games within the tournament to this point.

The Gulbadin Naib-led facet has experimented with several mixtures however not anything has worked for them. Batting remains a significant problem because the batsmen have failed in striking runs.

While a few of their bowlers like Mohammad Nabi, Hamid Hassan and Rashid Khan were economical, they've struggled to get wickets. However, having a look at the conditions right here, a lot might be anticipated from Rashid.

Their pacer wish to be more consistent because the bowling unit has mostly relied on the spinners.

Naib may come with Mujeeb-ur-Rahman for Tuesday's sport in what is perhaps a spin-friendly observe.

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