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England beats Afghanistan by 9 wickets

SYDNEY: England has defeated Afghanistan by nine wickets via the Duckworth-Lewis method in its last match before bowing out of the Cricket World Cup in Sydney.

In a heavily rain-affected match, Afghanistan was left stranded on 7 for 111 when the heavens opened at the SCG on Friday night.

Shafiqullah scored 30 runs and Nasir Jamal made 17 runs.

Chris Jordan and Ravi Bopara grabbed two wickets each.

England was then left to chase a revised 101 runs off 25 overs, which it did so with 41 balls to spare.

Ian Bell top scored for England with 51 not out, while Alex Hales chipped in with 37 runs.

Hamid Hassan picked an only wicket from Afghanistan.