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England’s Cricket World Cup Campaign in Jeopardy After Shock Defeat to Afghanistan

, England’s Cricket World Cup Campaign in Jeopardy After Shock Defeat to Afghanistan

Jos Buttler's Team Suffers Humiliating Loss

England's hopes of winning the Cricket World Cup have taken a major hit after a stunning 69-run defeat to Afghanistan. The team's performance was described as "staggering ineptitude" in both bowling and batting.

Must-Win Situation for England

With losses to New Zealand and a victory over Bangladesh, England now faces the daunting task of winning five of their remaining six group matches to secure a spot in the semi-finals.

Not All Hope is Lost

Despite the devastating defeat, England can find solace in the fact that they lost three group games in 2019 and still went on to win the tournament. However, the road ahead will be challenging.

Afghanistan's Remarkable Victory

Afghanistan, who were at the bottom of the table before the match, celebrated their triumph over England. Led by opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz's impressive 80 runs, they proved their mettle on the field.

, England’s Cricket World Cup Campaign in Jeopardy After Shock Defeat to Afghanistan

Struggles with the Bat

England's batting lineup faced numerous challenges, with Jonny Bairstow being given out lbw in the second over. Joe Root was bowled, Dawid Malan was caught, and Jos Buttler missed an inswinger. Only Harry Brook managed to put up a fight with his score of 66.

Spinners Dominate for Afghanistan

Afghanistan's spinners applied pressure during the middle overs, creating a stranglehold on England's batting lineup. Wickets continued to fall as England struggled to find their rhythm.

Overall, England's World Cup campaign now hangs in the balance. They will need to regroup and come back stronger in their remaining matches to keep their hopes alive.

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