England crush Afghanistan by nine wickets in World Cup warm-up

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England crush Afghanistan by nine wickets in World Cup warm-up 2019. London England cruised to a nine-wicket win over Afghanistan in their final World Cup warm-up at The Oval on Monday after a Jofra Archer-led bowling attack restricted the underdogs to 160.

Opener Jason Roy smashed an unbeaten 46-ball 89, studded with 11 fours and four sixes, and Joe Root finished on 29 not out as England chased down the total with 32.3 overs to spare.After defeat to Australia in their previous warm-up game, Roy was pleased with his team’s all-round display ahead of Thursday’s World Cup opener against South Africa at the same venue.“I am feeling really good. I want the tournament to start now. It was a good preparation leading into Thursday opening World Cup match,” Roy said.

Earlier in the day, England’s medical department delivered some positive news as seamer Mark Wood was declared fit to face South Africa.

The 29-year-old Durham bowler had left the field after feeling discomfort in his left foot against Australia but scans have shown no sign of injury.

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