The latest: Pakistan 103-3 chasing 228 to beat Afghanistan

The latest: Pakistan 103-3 chasing 228 to beat Afghanistan
LONDON - The latest on the 31st day of the Cricket World Cup (all local times):

4:15 p.m.

Pakistan has 103-3 after 25 passes while chasing the 228 that it needs to beat Afghanistan and advance to England and to fourth place in the World Cup standings.

Pakistan lost Fakhar Zaman in the second ball of the chase, trapped by Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Imam-ul-Haq (36) and Babar Azam (45) placed 72 for the second wicket and moved closer until Mohammad Nabi hit twice to eliminate the established hitters in consecutive shots.

Imam was perplexed in the last ball of the 16th when he charged Nabi, missed a faster and wider ball and rose easily when the evil Ikram Ali Khil tore the bonds.

Baba tried to sweep a full ball in the second installment of the 18th and was knocked down. Halfway there, Mohammad Hafeez was 15 years old and Haris Sohail was seven.

Afghanistan has lost its first seven games but is playing for pride against neighboring Pakistan.


3:50 p.m.

England captain Eoin Morgan has the same answer when asked if his team will risk playing recovering players against India in Edgbaston on Sunday.

England starter Jason Roy has been with a strained hamstring and lost games against Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and Australia. He hopes to play against India, but a decision will not be made until Sunday, Morgan said.

When asked if England would be the great hitter, even if it was a risk for Roy, Morgan said: "If it's going to be a couple of weeks, yes."

Jofra Archer, a 16-window tournament star, has a minor problem and Morgan said "exactly the same rule applies" to whether England's fast bowler will play. "If it's going to be a long term, yes."

England needs to win at least one of their last two group games, against India and New Zealand, to qualify for the semifinals.


3:25 p.m.

Australia opted to hit first in a pitch and struggled with 112-5 after 25 kills against New Zealand in the match of the day at Lord's.

The New Zealand bowlers were standing out, backed by extraordinary catches on a sunny afternoon with a temperature of 33 degrees Celsius (91 F).

David Warner and captain Aaron Finch, with an average of 91 opening partners, split at 15 when Finch was caught in the front by a Trent Boult insert at 8.

Warner, the tournament's top scorer just ahead of Finch, was out for 16 and stumbled back from Lockie Ferguson, who took the glove of the Australian starter.

Warner was booed and Steve Smith booed at the cricket house. Two laps later, Smith went for 5. A fierce pull on Ferguson flew directly to Martin Guptill in the Gully's leg. Guptill, just 19 meters away, had an estimated 0.6 seconds to react, read to the left and catch the ball in his left hand.

All-terrain Jimmy Neesham, playing Bowling for the Lord's descent, Marcus Stoinis (8), and in his next pitch knocked Glenn Maxwell down like a duck.

Usman Khawaja had 40 not of 61 balls, and Alex Carey with 12.


2:20 p.m.

Afghanistan finished 227-9 against Pakistan after choosing to bat at Headingley.

The total should not be too challenging for Pakistan, although the players of Afghanistan will enjoy the friendly window in Leeds.

Asghar Afghan connected 42 energetic from 35 balls, including three fours and two sixes, before being knocked down by Shadab Khan. Najibullah Zadran hit six fours in 42 slightly slower, 54 deliveries, and was also knocked down, this time by Shaheen Afridi, who finished with 4-47 of 10 kills.

Imad Wasim and Wahab Riaz took two windows.

Pakistan still has the chance of a semifinal position. Afghanistan is playing for pride after seven defeats in the tournament.


2 p.m.

India captain Virat Kohli admits to being surprised by host England's struggles in the tournament so far. But he thinks I know why.

"We're all a little surprised, we thought England would probably dominate on their own terms, but, as I said at the beginning of the tournament, the pressure will be a factor and the low scores will be defended," Kohli said. of the match of India against England in Edgbaston on Sunday.

"I said that because I played in two World Cups and all the teams are very strong, anyone can beat anyone and we have a scare from Afghanistan, so you can not take anything for granted."

England won four and lost three matches, including the last two against Sri Lanka and Australia.

"We'll see what happens," Kohli said. "The other teams have overtaken Inglaterra occasionally and although we have not lost a game, we can not be complacent. "


1:45 p.m.

The International Cricket Council says it is aware of "some fights" outside the World Cup game between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Leeds and is working with police and security.

Reports on social networks of skirmishes involving rival fans outside the stadium and at least two fans expelled from the game.

"We do not approve" We will take appropriate measures against any antisocial behavior, "the ICC said in a statement to British broadcasters.

Pakistan is still in contention for the semifinals of the World Cup and can overtake England in the standings with a victory over Afghanistan, which lost its first seven games in the 10-team tournament.


1:30 in the afternoon.

Veteran fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep has been excluded from the Sri Lankan team for the rest of the World Cup after contracting chicken pox.

The 32-year-old right-hander had taken five winners in the tournament, 4-31 in the win over Afghanistan and 1-38 in the win over England in Leeds last week.

Pradeep missed the defeat in South Africa on Friday in Durham and has been replaced in the 15-man team by Kasun Rajitha for the last two games of Sri Lanka.

Rajitha, 26, has five windows in his six ODI appearances.

Sri Lanka must win its last two games against the West Indies and India to have any chance of reaching the semifinals.


1:15 p.m.

Australia won the draw and chose to bat first against New Zealand in their day-night group match at Lord's.

Australia, already qualified for the semifinals, has not changed since the team that beat hosts England in the tournament with 64 races on Tuesday, also at Lord's.

The Australians have won their last four games by hitting first.

New Zealand made its first changes to the tournament, after its first defeat, to Pakistan on Wednesday. Starting pitcher Henry Nicholls starts in place of Colin Munro, and spinner Ish Sodhi is in fast bowler Matt Henry.

Nicholls was the established starter with Martin Guptill, but he hurt his left thigh before the tournament. He has been fit for the last four games and has left out with the fast bowler Tim Southee.

The match will begin with the temperature at 32 degrees C (89 F).


New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Colin of Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.

Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon.


12:20 p.m.

Shaheen Afridi had a chance to make a hat-trick after claiming two early windows, while Pakistan got off to a good start before Afghanistan organized a recovery.

Afghanistan recovered from 27-2 to reach 120-3 after 25 shots of a game that Pakistan needs to win in the semifinals of the World Cup.

Shaheen, a 19-year-old sailor, had Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib caught by 15 and fired Hashmatullah Shahidi immediately afterward by a golden duck.

With a ball to the left in the fifth, Ikram Ali Khil denied Shaheen his hat trick.

Asghar Afghan in 42 and Ikram in 22 stabilized the entries.


10:15 a.m.

The captain of Afghanistan, Gulbadin Naib, won the draw and chose to bat against Pakistan in his group game of the Cricket World Cup in Headingley.

Pakistan is still in contention for a place in the semifinal after beating New Zealand with six wickets on Wednesday and has held the same XI.

Afghanistan cannot be taken for granted in Leeds. He has lost all seven of his previous games, but he gave India an unexpected scare in Southampton. He made a change in the lineup he lost to Bangladesh with 62 runs on Monday and brought veteran paceman Hamid Hassan to Dawlat Zadran.

Pakistan won the World Cup in 1992 and now has the same record of victories and defeats in seven games as it did 27 years ago: three wins, three losses and one without result.

The conditions are hot and the window looks good.


Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Ikram Ali Khil, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Rashid Khan, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rahmat Shah.

Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi.


9 a.m.

New Zealand needs one more victory to join defending champion Australia in the semifinals of the C-World Cupricket They meet on Saturday at Lord's in a match day and night.

Pakistan needs to beat Afghanistan in Leeds to stay in the semi-final. A victory would elevate Pakistan over England and would be in fourth place in the standings.

New Zealand and Australia have lost only eleven in each edition, but the Kiwis had a wash.

They have won their last two matches against Australia, but they have not won three in a row in more than 12 years.

Australia has a 7-3 record of wins and losses against the Kiwis in the World Cups, the last one in the finals of 2015.

David Warner, with 500, and captain Aaron Finch, with 496, lead the scorers in this World Cup and are close to catching Ricky Ponting (539 in 2007) for the second place of an Australian in a single edition. Matthew Hayden leads with 659, also in 2007.

Despite being neighbors, Pakistan and Afghanistan have met only three times in one-day international matches, or in their own countries .. Pakistan has won all three, the last two in the Asian Cups of 2014 and 2018.

This will be their first meeting in a World Cup.

Fast bowler Wahab Riaz has 32 all-time World Cup land and needs two more to equal Imran Khan in second place for Pakistan. Wasim Akram leads with 55.

Gulbadin Naib needs one more window to match the record of the majority of an Afghan in a single edition, 10 of Shapoor Zadran in 2015.

Afghanistan has lost its seven games, so far, its longest losing streak in ODIs.