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