Afghanistan moves to number six after their win against England

Ivy Sarkar

Afghanistan did the first upset of the ICC World Cup 2023 by defeating the defending champions England by 69 runs

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With their first win of the world cup, they have now moved to number six place at the ICC World Cup 2023 points table.

Afghanistan was all out for 284 against defending champions England in their ICC World Cup match on Sunday. England won the toss and opted to bowl. 

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Opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz top-scored for Afghanistan with a 57-ball 80 before being run out while his opening partner, Ibrahim Zadran, contributed 28 in a first-wicket partnership of 114 in 16 overs

Rahmanullah Gurbaz | Sportz Point

England are one of the most formidable teams in the world, and they are the favorites to win this match. Afghanistan are a rapidly improving team, but they are still not at the same level as England.

Inspired by Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s three wicket haul, Afghanistan defeated the defending champion.