England thrash Afghanistan by 116 runs

2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka

Defending Champions England thrash Afghanistan by 116 runs in the ICC World Twenty20 2012. Luke Wright unbeaten 99 helped England post 196 for 5. chasing a big total Afghanistan could manage only 80 runs in 17.2 overs. 

Gulbodin Naib was the top scorer for Afghanistan with 44 runs. Stuart Broad, S Patel, S Finn, Greame Swann take two wikets each.


England 196/5 in 20 overs

Luke Wright 99* (8 fours and 6 sixes)
Alex Hales 31

Izatullah Dawlatzai 56-2

Target 197 runs from 20 overs

Afghanistan 80 allout in 17.2 overs

Gulbodin Naib 44

S Patel 2-6, S Broad 2-10, J Dernbach 2-16, Greame Swann 2-22

England won by 116 runs. Man of the Match - Luke Wright. England will take on India on Sunday. From this lose against England Afghanistan knocked out from the ICC World Twenty20 2012. 

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