England beats Afghanistan by 5 wickets in T20 WC match

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Afghanistan limped away from their first Super 12 match on Saturday after England beat them by 5 wickets.

After winning the toss and bowling first, England came out blazing and dismissed Afghanistan for 112 with a stellar hand from Sam Curran of 5 for 10.

Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi conceded after the match that it had not been the best start to the tournament for the team, but that they had tried their best.

“We didn’t get a good enough total on the board in the first innings and everyone knows England are one of the best T20 teams in the world.

“The pitch was more suitable to them as well but there weren’t enough runs. I still think our boys played really well,” he said, adding that “we will learn from this game and from our mistakes. Hopefully, we can improve on that in the next game.”