New Delhi: Afghanistan’s historic 69-run victory over defending champions England in a World Cup group match has left star spinner Rashid Khan and the team brimming with newfound confidence.
This exceptional win, only their second ever in the prestigious tournament, has sent shockwaves through the cricketing world.
Rashid Khan emphasized the significance of this triumph, believing it demonstrates their ability to defeat any opponent on any given day. He acknowledged the profound impact of cricket on their homeland, particularly following a recent earthquake that claimed over 3,000 lives.
“This is a big win for us. This kind of performance gives us the belief that we can beat any side on any day. Cricket is something that brings joy to the people back home. Winning the game against England is big for us. Lately, we had an earthquake back home. Over 3000 people lost their lives. I feel this victory will just give something to smile for the people back home,” Rashid Khan shared.
About the match:
In a dramatic match, Afghanistan batted first and reached a substantial total of 284, fueled by Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s explosive 80-run performance and a crucial half-century by Ikram Alikhil.
In reply, England struggled and could only manage 215 runs, with Harry Brook as the sole English batter adapting to the challenging conditions, putting up a commendable fight with his 66 runs.
The dynamic spin duo of Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan played pivotal roles, each claiming three wickets to secure this historic win.