Afghanistan vs England Live Score, Over 16 to 20 Latest Cricket Score, Updates
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19.5 overs (1 Run) On the middle pole, this is pushed down to long on for one.
19.4 overs (1 Run) Back of a length around middle, JB pushes it down to long on for one.
19.3 overs (1 Run) Another misfield and a run is conceded which brings the 100 up for England. Back of a length around off, this is guided towards point. The fielder there takes his eyes off the ball and lets it through. A single taken.
19.2 overs (0 Run) A little too straight again, this is worked to mid-wicket.
19.1 overs (1 Run) Full on the pads, Bairstow looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls on the leg side and the batters take a run. No signal from the umpire so there might have been an inside edge.
18.6 overs (1 Run) On the off pole, JB goes back and strokes it down to long on for one. Rashid did not find his length in the first over. However, leg spinners generally do not hit their lengths in the first over itself. His bowling, will be very important for Afghanistan here.
18.5 overs (2 Runs) Nicely played! This is fuller and outside off, Bairstow carves it past point and completes two.
18.4 overs (1 Run) On the stumps, this is pushed down to long on for one.
18.3 overs (0 Run) Another one outside off, Root guides it to point.
18.2 overs (2 Runs) Another short ball and this is outside off, Root uses the pace and guides it through point for two. 50-run stand is up between the two, this looks a threatening stand for Afghanistan. England would want the two to continue.
18.1 overs (0 Run) Starts off with a poor ball but Root plays an equally poor shot. It is short and on the pads. Root goes back and looks to pull but is late on the shot. It hits the pads.
Rashid Khan is on! Afghanistan need a wicket and Naib has turned to his best bowler. Can he deliver?
DRINKS! As expected, England are motoring along nicely here! Yes, they have lost Vince but Root and Bairstow have gone along really well here. Also, after Powerplay 1, runs are coming thick and fast for the hosts. Afghanistan need a wicket and that too quickly or this England side can easily bat them out of the game.
17.6 overs (0 Run) A dot to end! Back of a length around off, this is guided to point.
17.5 overs (1 Run) On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
17.4 overs (1 Run) Outside off, JB guides it down to third man for one.
17.3 overs (0 Run) On the fuller side and outside off, Bairstow strokes it through covers for one.
17.2 overs (4 Runs) FOUR! Bludgeoned! Got too predictable there. He bowls a slower one and fuller on off. Bairstow was waiting for it. He then smashes it over the bowler's head who was ducking for cover and into the long off fence.
17.1 overs (0 Run) Fuller and on off, JB strokes it back to the bowler.
16.6 overs (1 Run) This is shorter and outside off, Bairstow slaps it through cover for one.
16.5 overs (1 Run) Fuller on off, Root strokes it through covers.
16.4 overs (2 Runs) Another couple! This is shorter and on off, Root guides it past point, away from the fielder in the deep and the batters take two.
16.3 overs (2 Runs) Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. Two runs added to the total.
16.2 overs (4 Runs) FOUR! Full toss and put away! Root actually converts it into a full toss. He goes down on one knee and reaches out with a sweep shot. Hits it on the full and through mid-wicket for a boundary.
16.1 overs (1 Run) This is fuller on off, it is eased down to long off for one.
Rahmat Shah is back! Change of ends for him too. Not sure what Afghanistan are exactly trying here.
15.6 overs (1 Run) Edgy run! Length and around off, Bairstow ends up playing inside the line. The ball goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.
15.5 overs (0 Run) Good length and around off, JB guides it towards point.
15.4 overs (0 Run) Nicely bowled! A slower one and it is fuller in length. Bairstow strokes it back to the bowler.
15.3 overs (1 Run) A little too straight, this is worked through square leg for one.
15.2 overs (1 Run) This is on the stumps, it is pushed down to long on for one.
15.1 overs (0 Run) On the stumps, kept out.
Change of ends for Gulbadin Naib.