Luke Wright's 99 helps England knock-out Afghanistan
England all-rounder slams 55-ball 99 as defending champions register 116-run win to knock Afghans out
Defending champions England knocked Afghanistan out of the World Twenty20 with a 116-run victory in a Group A match here yesterday. Luke Wright scored an unbeaten 99 off 55 balls as the Englishmen piled up 196-5 off their 20 overs.
In reply, Afghanistan who put the English in after winning the toss, managed to score just 80 runs and were bowled out in 17.2 overs in the day-night encounter at the R Premadasa Stadium here.
Afghanistan's second successive defeat in the tournament (having lost to India by 23 runs earlier) meant both England and India qualified for the Super Eights round.