Sam Curran starred with the ball before England defeated Afghanistan by five wickets in their T20 World Cup Group 1 match at the Optus Stadium in Perth. Chasing a target of 113, England avoided a scare as Liam Livingstone played an unbeaten cameo of 29 to take his team across the finishing line.
Earlier, Sam Curran bagged a five-wicket haul as England bowled out Afghanistan for 112 in their T20 World Cup Group 1 match at the Optus Stadium in Perth. After being put into bat, Afghanistan kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. Ibrahim Zadran and Usman Ghani played cameos of 32 and 30, but a late Curran show sparked a middle-order collapse.