Sam Curran wreaked havoc on Saturday as England comfortably defeated Afghanistan in T20 World Cup opener to start their campaign on a positive note.
Batting first, Afghanistan were bowled out for 112 with Curran becoming the first English player to claim his fifer in a T20 International. He finished with a spell of 5-10 in 3.4 overs. Ben Stokes and Mark Wood shared two wickets each.
Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid were impressive in the field as they took breathtaking catches.
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England achieved the target in 18.1 overs by losing just five wickets registering an impressive five-wicket win over Afghanistan.
Curran was declared Player Of The Match.
Speaking after the match, he said that Afghanistan made the English run-chase quite tricky since they a world class bowler in Rashid Khan. Curran said that it was always good to have a first win ‘under the belt.’