In a stunning turn of events at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley stadium, Afghanistan secured a historic victory, trouncing England by 69 runs in the thirteenth match of the 2023 World Cup.
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Despite a history of struggles in previous tournaments, Afghanistan showcased their prowess, posting a formidable 284 runs on the board, led by Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s explosive 80 and a solid half-century from Ikram Alikhil.
Afghanistan won, England lost. It’s a double win for humanity. 🔥🔥 https://t.co/LI5qP4PXeN pic.twitter.com/GFrsGaMGcg
— ਅੰਕਿਤ🏏∆ (@CaughtAtGully) October 15, 2023
Salute to Afghan people pic.twitter.com/HZFtXQZwFU
— Raghav Masoom (@comedibanda) October 15, 2023
You go Afghanistan boys !pic.twitter.com/GdQYCzVGoP
— JoeCricket_ (@Joecricket_) October 15, 2023
What a moment! Big upset
The crowd was absolutely electric, cheering for the Afghanistan team after their victory over England.
An incredible sight to see!
— Vikrant Gupta 🏏 (@VikrantGupta75) October 15, 2023
England faltered in their chase, crumbling to 215 all out, with only Harry Brook managing a resilient 66. Spin maestros Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan wreaked havoc, claiming three wickets each, contributing significantly to Afghanistan’s momentous triumph.
The online community erupted in excitement, heralding this historic upset as a monumental achievement for Afghanistan cricket. One person said, “Afghanistan destroyed England at Delhi,” while another said, “Congratulations to you and the Afghanistan Cricket Team. Well, this win will go into the history books as if not the greatest then one of the greatest upsets of the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup. Long way to go!”
The country struggling, earthquakes in the previous week, but nothing could stop Afghanistan.
– The rise deserves a salute….!!! 🇦🇫
— 𝘾𝙍𝙄𝘾𝙆𝙀𝙏 𝘾𝙍𝘼𝙕𝙔 𝘼𝘿𝙄𝙏𝙔𝘼 🏏 (@imAditya168_) October 15, 2023
Defending champions are going home now. What a win for Afghanistan 💥💥🔥🔥🔥
— Indian Stats & Index (@statsfeed_india) October 15, 2023
Afghanistan’s fan celebrating the historic victory! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/qLimTCjdQz
— BILAL SARWARY (@bsarwary) October 15, 2023
— Jafar Haand (@jafarhaand) October 15, 2023
— 👑Che_ಕೃಷ್ಣ🇮🇳💛❤️ (@ChekrishnaCk) October 15, 2023
Celebrating Afghanistan’s historic triumph over World Champion England in the Cricket World Cup in #Kabul 🇦🇫! This is a momentous achievement for Afghan cricket#ENGvsAFG #Butler #KabulCricket #Afghanistan #RashidKhan #CWC23 #ICCCricketWorldCup23 #EnglandCricket pic.twitter.com/GOjS96d3zc
— know the Unknown (@imurpartha) October 15, 2023
Mohammad Nabi, an ever-present on Afghanistan’s cricketing journey 🇦🇫
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 15, 2023
A third user said, “Wonder what’s going to happen to New Zealand and Pakistan when they face mighty Afghanistan in CHENNAI.”
Rashid Khan, the Afghan cricketer, added, “Cricket is the only source of happiness for Afghanistan people currently. We’ve been through a lot”.
With this victory, Afghanistan not only marked their first-ever ODI win against England but also notched only their second-ever World Cup victory, the previous one being against Scotland in 2015.
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