Afghanistan Shock England by 69 Runs in Historic World Cup Upset

In one of the biggest upsets in Cricket World Cup history, Afghanistan shocked defending champions England by 69 runs on Sunday, October 15, 2023.
Afghanistan batted first and set England a target of 285 to win. The Afghan batsmen were in fine form, with Hashmatullah Shahidi scoring a century and Najibullah Zadran hitting a half-century.

The England bowlers struggled to contain the Afghan batsmen, and they conceded 284 runs in 50 overs.
In reply, England got off to a good start, but they lost wickets at regular intervals. The Afghan bowlers bowled with discipline and accuracy, and they didn't allow the English batsmen to settle down.

England were eventually bowled out for 215 runs in 40.3 overs, losing by 69 runs.
Rashid Khan was the star of the show for Afghanistan, taking 4 wickets for 43 runs. He was ably supported by Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who took 3 wickets each.

Afghanistan's victory over England is their first-ever win over the defending champions. It is also their biggest win in terms of runs in the Cricket World Cup.
Afghanistan's victory is a historic moment for the country, and it is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the Afghan players. It is also a sign that Afghanistan is becoming a major force in world cricket.

The England team was stunned by the defeat, and they will need to regroup quickly if they want to challenge for the World Cup title.

The Afghanistan team is celebrating their victory, and they will be hoping to carry their momentum into the next round of the tournament.

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