T20 World Cup 2022: Sam Curran shines as England beat Afghanistan


Jos Buttler-led England, Sam Curran grabs fifer outclassed Afghanistan in match No.15 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 at the Perth Stadium on Saturday.

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England beat Afghanistan: In the second match of the Super-12 round, England defeated Afghanistan by five wickets. Jos Buttler-led England won the toss and decided to bowl first. Afghanistan batted first, could only make 112 runs in 19.4 overs. In response, England achieved the target by losing five wickets in 18.1 overs. Initially struggled by English men, however, middle order batters finished off in style.


England and Afghanistan teams have come face to face three times in T20. England have won all three of these matches. All three matches have been played in the T20 World Cup itself.

Liam Livingstone scored the highest 29 runs for England. Captain Jos Butler and David Malan were dismissed for 18 runs. At the same time, Alex Hales returned to the pavilion after scoring 19 runs. Ben Stokes made two and Harry Brook was dismissed for seven runs. Moin Ali remained unbeaten after scoring eight runs. Except Ajmatullah Omarzai, all the bowlers from Afghanistan got one wicket each.

England Innings

The target of 113 runs was not very difficult for the England team, but the England batsmen did not perform as expected in this match. Captain Butler and Alex Hales made a slow start. Butler was dismissed in the fifth over. Alex Hales was out in the ninth over and by this time England score was 52 runs. David Malan was also dismissed for 18 runs off 30 balls. The strike rate of Liam Livingstone and and Harry Brook in the entire England team was more than 100. However, Afghanistan bowlers gave away 12 runs through wide and made England’s work easier. England beat Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s batting flop

Afganistan got off a poor start and Opener Gurbaz was dismissed at the score of 11 by Mark Wood. Zazai was sent to pavillion after scoring 7 runs. Sam Curran then dismissed Ibrahim Zadran and Usman Ghani at the score of 32 and 30 respectively. Jos Butler caught Nabi on the ball of Wood diving behind the wickets. He made 3 runs. Amatullah and Fareed scored 8 and 3 runs respectively. Three batsmen could not open their account.

New record for England

Sam Curran bowled brilliant in the match, he became the first English bowler to take 5 wickets haul in T20I. He also won the man of the match award ENG vs AFG in T20 WC 2022.


Hazratullah Zazai c Livingstone b Stokes717311041.17
Rahmanullah Gurbaz †c †Buttler b Wood1091301111.11
Ibrahim Zadran c Ali b Curran32324131100.00
Usman Ghani c Livingstone b Curran30306030100.00
Najibullah Zadran c Rashid b Stokes13111501118.18
Mohammad Nabi (c)c †Buttler b Wood3570060.00
Azmatullah Omarzai c Stokes b Curran861110133.33
Rashid Khan c Hales b Curran012000.00
Mujeeb Ur Rahman c & b Woakes013000.00
Fareed Ahmad not out2470050.00
Fazalhaq Farooqi c Malan b Curran023000.00
Extras(lb 4, w 3)7
TOTAL19.4 Ov (RR: 5.69)112
Ben Stokes401924.75142010
Chris Woakes402416.00152110
Mark Wood402325.75142100
Sam Curran3.401052.72161010
Adil Rashid403208.0041100

England  (T: 113 runs from 20 ovs)

Jos Buttler (c)†c Mujeeb Ur Rahman b Fazalhaq Farooqi18182530100.00
Alex Hales c Fazalhaq Farooqi b Fareed Ahmad1920410195.00
Dawid Malan c Mohammad Nabi b Mujeeb Ur Rahman1830400060.00
Ben Stokes b Mohammad Nabi24110050.00
Liam Livingstone not out29213430138.09
Harry Brook c Ibrahim Zadran b Rashid Khan76900116.66
Moeen Ali not out810130080.00
Extras(w 12)12
TOTAL18.1 Ov (RR: 6.22)113/5
Fazalhaq Farooqi402416.00152130
Azmatullah Omarzai1.101109.4221030
Mujeeb Ur Rahman402215.50101000
Rashid Khan401714.25100000
Fareed Ahmad2023111.5022010
Mohammad Nabi301615.3360000


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England beat Afghanistan; Sam Curran fifer sets a new record for England and best figure for himself.

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