England won the toss and decided to bat first on a track that was expected to turn. England were under huge trouble before their lower order came to rescue them. Moeen Ali and David Willey ensured that England reached 142 runs, setting atarget of 143 runs. Afghanistan lost wickets pretty early and never looked in the game. They lost the match by 15 runs and thus are out of the tournament now.
Here are the best tweets on the match:
not sure if Pakistan Day or Afghanistan Day. #LOLOLOLOL
— Ahmed (@azkhawaja1) March 23, 2016
Eng’s batting depth is insane. Adil Rashid at 10 has 10 FC 100s, Plunkett has 2. Came in handy today with 7,8,9 doing bulk of scoring. #WT20
— cricBC (@cricBC) March 23, 2016
— HoldingWilleyCricket (@holdingwilley) March 23, 2016
Ramiz Raja – What are the challenges when you leading a team like Afghanistan?
Inzamam – Firstly, language.
— Nikhil (@CricCrazyNIKS) March 23, 2016
SWITCH ON YOUR TVs : Two Pakistanis raping the English language here – Ramiz and Inzi! 😂 #WT20
— Manya Pilani (@CSKian716) March 23, 2016
— Sir Javed Miandad (@SirJohnRoe) March 23, 2016
I confronted an English woman at the library. Asked her to explain #EngvAfg. She said “nothing to do with me”. Mealy mouthed reply.
— Iain O’Brien (@iainobrien) March 23, 2016
England Queen books the return the flight of England team and it is going to depart today at 11pm from IGI airport.#EngvAfg
— उमर अब्दुल्लाह (@abdullah_0mar) March 23, 2016
Don’t be surprised seeing the bowling performance of Afġan spinners. They bowl to Inzamam in the nets.#EngvAfg
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) March 23, 2016
Impressive Afghanistan stunned England. lovely stuff. game awareness, passion, intension, belief everything is there. #EngvAfg
— Umar Farooq Kalson (@kalson) March 23, 2016
— Lubnaaa (@LubnaSabir1) March 23, 2016