Afghanistan beat England by 69 runs at the Arun Jaitely Stadium, New Delhi on Sunday, October 15. The Afghan bowlers performed superbly as the defending champions struggled to score runs against them. It is their first win since 2015 as they have ended their long 14-match losing streak against one of the most formidable sides of the World Cup.
Social media influencer Wazhma Ayoubi was not present in Delhi but she supported her home side to a famous win. She congratulated her side for the win and thanked all the fans who were supporting them at the Arun Jaitely Stadium on Sunday. England skipper Jos Buttler was disappointed with his side’s performance as they conceded a lot of runs. They were bundled out for 215 runs, with Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan picking up three wickets as the spinner webbed the English batters in the capital city.
Afghanistan opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz gave them a solid start as the batter scored 80 runs off 57 balls, hitting 8 fours and 4 sixes. They scored 114 run partnership for the opening stand but they got collapsed and were bundled out for just 284 runs. Wazhma posted a video after the match on Twitter.
Here's the video:
Afghanistan defeats the current world champions by 69 runs. Congratulations to all of Afghanistan. Finally, we achieve our first World Cup win after a long wait. Well done #AfghanAtalan @ACBofficials 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🔥🔥🔥🇦🇫🇦🇫🇦🇫— Wazhma Ayoubi 🇦🇫 (@WazhmaAyoubi) October 15, 2023
And a big thank you to all our Indian brothers and sisters… pic.twitter.com/LtzflPrEtx
A big thank you to all our Indian brothers and sisters cheering for Afghanistan today, Dhanyavaad: Wazhma Ayoubi
Wazhma Ayoubi said, "Afghanistan defeats the current world champions by 69 runs. Congratulations to all of Afghanistan. Finally, we achieve our first World Cup win after a long wait. Well done #AfghanAtalan @ACBofficials. And a big thank you to all our Indian brothers and sisters cheering for Afghanistan today, Dhanyavaad."
Mujeeb ur Rahman after the win stated, "It is a very proud moment to be here in the World Cup and beating the champions. It’s a great achievement for the whole team, we worked hard for this day. We beat such a big team. It was a wonderful performance from the bowlers and the batters. As a spinner, it’s pretty hard to bowl in the powerplay, you have only two fielders outside. That’s something I’ve been working in the nets."