Rashid Khan drools over England’s master-classes in men’s and women’s cricket
Both the men's and women's team did exceptionally well.
Updated - Jun 21, 2018 7:08 pm
The last one week has been no less than joyful for the English cricketing fraternity. The men’s team notched the highest total of 481 in the ODI versus Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Alex Hales and Johnny Bairstow racked up centuries to help their team post a humungous score. Hales, who played in front of his home crowd, top scored with 147 runs.
Bairstow got to his sixth century and carried on with his rich vein of form. Prior to that, Jason Roy kick-started the run-fest with a knock of 81 runs. Eoin Morgan’s fastest fifty by an Englishman also helped. The onslaught pushed the Aussies in a slump from which they couldn’t recover and folded for 239 runs. The encounter also was England’s biggest win as far as margin of runs is concerned.
The Britts dominate
The women’s team is plying their trade in a T20I triangular series, featuring New Zealand and South Africa. In the second match of the event, Heather Knight and Co locked horns with the African nation and plundered the highest ever score of 250 in women’s T20 Internationals. Opening batswoman Tammy Beaumont piled a century from 47 runs to put her team in a commanding position.
Some lusty blows in the death overs from Katherine Brunt took England to the massive total. In the run-chase, skipper Dane van Niekerk was the only person to dominate the English bowlers, but she got no semblance of support from the other batters. In the end, South Africa folded for 129 runs as the Poms won by a significant 121 runs.
Meanwhile, Rashid Khan, the Afghanistan off-break bowler, was delighted by the haemorrhage of records in the two days. He took to Twitter and wrote, “It has been tremendous week for @englandcricket first boys made world record highest Odi 481/6 Well played @AlexHales1 @jbairstow21 @Eoin16 And Girls made Record 250/3 in a t20 well played @Tammy_Beaumont @Danni_Wyatt @Heatherknight55 @Sarah_Taylor30”
Here is Rashid’s tweet
It has been tremendous week for @englandcricket first boys made world record highest Odi 481/6 Well played @AlexHales1 @jbairstow21 @Eoin16 And Girls made Record 250/3 in a t20 well played @Tammy_Beaumont @Danni_Wyatt @Heatherknight55 @Sarah_Taylor30 👏🏻
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) June 21, 2018