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ENG161/1(17.3ov)AFG160(38.4ov)

England beat Afghanistan by 9 wickets

17.3Naib to Roy

6
SIX! What a way to finish the game! An easy win for England. THEY WIN BY 9 WICKETS! A short ball on middle, pulled over deep mid-wicket with ease by Roy. He ends on 89 not out and has powered England to win with 32.3 overs left!

17.2Naib to Root

1
Run down to third man for a single by Root this time. A biggie away now are England!

17.1Naib to Root

0
Good length ball outside off, driven back to mid off.

16.6Khan to Root

1
A shorter one on middle, swept away to deep square leg for a single.

16.5Khan to Roy

1
Punched off the back foot by JR. One run added to the total.

16.4Khan to Root

1
Flatter on middle, pushed through mid-wicket and for a single.

16.3Khan to Root

0
Cut away again by Root but straight to the fielder.

16.2Khan to Root

0
Root has defended the ball coming ahead with a straight bat.

16.1Khan to Root

0
The batsman plays the square cut and finds the point fielder.

15.7Naib to Roy

4
FOUR! Pulled away with disdain! Short again from the skipper, Roy pulls this ball away over mid-wicket. There is no fielder in the deep and that will be a boundary. 150 comes up for England. 10 needed now!

15.6Naib to Roy

0
Slower short ball outside off, Roy was lining up to pull that but he then adjusts to pat this ball to mid on.

15.5Naib to Roy

WD
Wide! Bouncer on middle gone too high and penalised by the umpire.

15.4Naib to Roy

0
Slower ball on middle, Roy angles this pull away to mid-wicket. Root was backing up a long way but dives back to get in as the fielder at mid-wicket attempted for a direct hit at the bowler's end.

15.3Naib to Root

1
Short ball on middle, pulled away by Root to deep mid-wicket for a single.

15.2Naib to Root

2
On a length outside off, angled away to the left of point for a couple of runs.

15.1Naib to Root

0
Root defends the ball off the back foot with a straight bat.

14.6Khan to Roy

0
Flatter leg spinner outside off, Roy looks to cut it away but the ball goes past the outside edge. Good ball.

14.5Khan to Roy

0
Roy pats this ball wide outside off to point.

14.4Khan to Roy

4
FOUR! Short ball on middle, Roy drags this pull away. He still manages to get it wide of deep mid-wicket and to the rope. This is a battering.

14.3Khan to Roy

0
What was Roy doing there? He initially looks to ramp the ball but then seeing this ball flatter outside off, he dabs this to short third man.

14.2Khan to Roy

6
SIX! That is nearly on the road yells Isa Guha on air. A flatter one on middle, Roy lifts this powerfully over cow corner. Huge! That came right off the middle of the bat.

14.1Khan to Root

1
Flatter on middle, punched back down to long on off the back foot for a single by Root.

13.7Naib to Roy

0
First bad shot from Roy! A length ball outside off, Roy looks to hit this through the line and goes for an ugly swipe across the line but misses the ball.

13.6Naib to Roy

6
SIX! That is into the sightscreen. Not the one behind the bowler but the one behind the keeper. A length ball on middle, Roy gets into position early, inside the line before scooping the ball over the keeper's head. Goes all the way!

13.5Naib to Roy

WD
Bouncer gone wayward. It is down the leg side and has been wided by the umpire.

13.4Naib to Root

1
Bowled on the middle and leg stump line, flicked away through square leg for a single by Root.

13.3Naib to Roy

1
Short ball outside off, Roy looks to pull this but mistimes it to mid on. The single is taken.

13.2Naib to Root

1
Root angles this short ball outside off down to third man once more for a single.

13.1Naib to Roy

1
Short outside off, Jason dabs this down to third man for a single.

12.6Khan to Root

0
Flighted and almost yorker length. Root keeps it out towards the backward point region. 40 off 37 overs needed.

12.5Khan to Roy

1
A slightly slower one this time on middle, Roy comes ahead to defend but the ball goes off the outside half to the off side. A single is taken.

12.4Khan to Root

1
Short ball on middle, punched away down to long on for a single by Joe.

12.3Khan to Root

0
Root cuts this ball away but this time it goes straight to the point fielder.

12.2Khan to Root

0
The batsman has played that off the front foot and back down the ground. The ball hits the stumps at the non-striker's end.

12.1Khan to Root

4
FOUR! Late, late cut! Almost off the keeper's glove. A length ball wide outside off, Root waits for the ball before deftly placing it past short third man. Boundary!

11.7Naib to Root

1
Tapped down to third man for a single. Root will keep strike for the next over.

11.6Naib to Root

0
Bowled on the pads, the bowler gets lucky as Root's glance finds the short fine leg fielder. Dot ball, a rarity!

11.5Naib to Roy

1
Short on middle and leg, Roy angles this ball away with a half-pull to fine leg for a single.

11.4Naib to Roy

WD
Wide! Bowled waywardly outside off, penalised by the umpire.

11.3Naib to Roy

4
FOUR! Serious hammering this for Afghanistan says Rameez Raja on air and it is. A length ball outside off, Roy slashes this cut to the right of deep cover. The ball reaches the fence in a canter.

11.2Naib to Roy

4
FOUR! Stand and deliver! A length ball on a slower pace outside off, Roy just waits for the ball and then smashes it over the head of the mid off fielder with a flowy hit. The ball flies off the meat of the blade and to the fence on one bounce.

11.1Naib to Root

1
Outside off on a good length, punched away to deep point for a single by Root. The fielder in the circle got a hand to it by diving to his right and hence slowed the ball down.

10.6Khan to Root

1
Dabbed wide of point by JR. A single is taken and Root retains strike.

10.5Khan to Roy

1
FIFTY FOR ROY! He has been terrific again. What a talent! Roy pushes this ball down to long off for a single and gets to the landmark. This must give him a lot of confidence going into the main tournament.

10.4Khan to Root

1
Pushed to the right of the cover region by Root for a single down to long off.