Highlights of England-Afghanistan game

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Updated: Friday, September 21, 2012, 23:40 [IST]
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Colombo, Sep 21: It was England's domination at the R Premadasa Stadium here on Friday night as they crushed Afghanistan by 116 runs in ICC World Twenty20 2012.


Here are the highlights of the match

# England's winning margin of 116 is the third highest in Twenty20 Internationals. The biggest is 172 by Sri Lanka against Kenya in 2007

# With this win, England and India are through to Super Eight stage from Group A. Afghanistan, without a win, crashed out of the tournament.

# Afghanistan are the second team to be eliminated after Zimbabwe

# Afghanistan, at one stage were tottering at 26/8 in nine overs

# Afghanistan were bowled out for 80, their joint lowest. They had registered same score against South Africa in World T20 in 2010

# Only one Afghanistan batsman managed to reach double figures. It was number eight Gulbodin Naib with 44

# 1, 8, 0, 5, 4, 1, 2 were the scores of Afghanistan's top seven batsmen. No. 8 to 11 were 0, 9 and 0

# Luke Wright won the Man-of-the-match award for his hurricane 99 not out knock from 55 balls

# Wright's 99 not out is the best by an England batsman in World T20

# It is also the joint highest for England in T20Is. Alex Hales too has a best of 99

# Wright had a chance to get to his hundred off the final ball of the innings. He needed three runs but managed only two

# Wright hit six sixes and eight fours in his blistering knock

# Wright's six sixes is the highest by an Englishman in T20Is. Previous was Eoin Morgan (five).

# England hit eight sixes while Afghanistan managed four

# England scored 32 runs in the 19th over bowled by Izatullah Dawlatzai

# In the 19th over, Wright hit three successive sixes


Story first published:  Friday, September 21, 2012, 23:23 [IST]

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