Rahmanullah Gurbaz, the opener for Afghanistan, became visibly upset after being run out for 80 against England in the 2023 World Cup match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Sunday, October 15. Gurbaz, a right-handed batsman, fell short of a well-deserved century when Afghanistan’s captain, Hashmatullah Shahidi, ran him out despite hitting the ball straight into the fielder’s hands.
Gurbaz also scored 80 runs from 57 balls, including four sixes and eight boundaries. He also had a partnership of 114 runs with Ibrahim Zadran (28 off 48) for the opening wicket. The wicket fell in the 19th over when Adil Rashid delivered a flighted ball just off the off-stump. Shahidi attempted a drive, but it ended up on the inner part and went towards the short mid-wicket fielder, David Willey.
Shahidi and Gurbaz attempted a run, but Willey swiftly fielded the ball, and wicketkeeper Jos Buttler removed the bails quickly. Gurbaz dived but the replays revealed he was considerably far from the crease. After getting out, Gurbaz vented his frustration by hitting the ground with his bat.
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Gurbaz recently notched a hundred in a warm-up game against Sri Lanka. He continued his form with scores of 47 and 21 in the first two matches against Bangladesh and India, respectively.
After Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s dismissal, England seized control in the 2023 World Cup match against Afghanistan
In the 2023 World Cup match on Sunday, England’s captain Jos Buttler won the toss and opted to field. The defending champions retained the same lineup that had secured a convincing 137-run victory against Bangladesh in their previous match.
Afghanistan, on the other hand, made a single alteration to their team. They introduced wicketkeeper-batsman Ikram Alikhil in place of Najibullah Zadran after suffering an eight-wicket loss to India in their last game.
As of the current moment, Afghanistan’s score stands at 174 for 4 wickets after 32 overs, with Shahidi and Ikram batting. Adil Rashid claimed the initial wicket for England, removing Ibrahim and then dismissing Rahmat Shah. As he scored 3 runs off 8 balls, in the following over. On the other hand, Liam Livingstone took out Azmatullah Omarzai, who managed 19 runs from 24 deliveries.