Friday, 13 March 2015

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 - 38th Match

13 Mar 2015

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 - 38th Match
(Pool A: Afghanistan vs England at Sydney)

A very English farewell

Afghanistan vs England
111/7 (36.2) 101/1 (18.1/25)
England won by 9 wickets
(D/L method)
Photo © ICC

It was time for England to bid farewell to the World Cup and Sydney dutifully laid on a suitably hangdog English day, more downcast than overcast, and a match ravaged by rain. A revised target easily achieved; Afghanistan dispatched on a gloomy evening with nearly seven overs to spare in a run chase cut to 25 overs. What a way to go.

It could have been worse. When rain intervened for a third time, and eventually curtailed Afghanistan's innings at 111 for 7, England briefly faced the threat of an abandonment which would have brought with it their worst record in a World Cup: they have never before won fewer than two games.

A very English farewell (espncricinfo):
Photo © ICC

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