Joe Root is among the wickets in the ongoing match 13 of the ICC World Cup 2023 against Afghanistan. England are all over the Hashmatullah Shahidi-led side at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. 

Afghanistan had a fiery start with the bat but they have faced a terrible collapse and are under immense pressure. England spinners in particular have put their team on top and along with them Joe Root too chipped in. 

Joe Root rattled the stumps of Afghanistan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi with a beautiful delivery. The English batter bowled a flat off-spinner that landed around the off stump and straightened after that.

The left-hander stayed back to play it through the off-side with an angled blade and got beaten on the outside edge. The ball went on to hit the top of the off stump. 

Here’s the video: 

Hashmatullah Shahidi scored just 14 runs off 36 balls. He struggled to score runs freely as England bowlers tested him. With his wicket, Afghanistan lost their 5th wicket. 

ENG vs AFG: After Joe Root Removes Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mark Wood Sends Mohammad Nabi packing 

England continued their carnage on Afghanistan as after Joe Root removed Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mark Wood chipped in as well. The fast bowler removed Mohammad Nabi with a fiery delivery and the batter had no clue to the pace of the ball. 

Mark Wood bowled a fiery short ball to which Mohammad Nabi took his eye off. He fended it awkwardly and the ball lobbed up and was pouched by Joe Root who was stationed around the gully region. 

Adil Rashid drew the first blood for his team as he removed Ibrahim Zadran (28) and after that wickets fell like a pack of cards. 

Rahmat Shah perished to Adil Rashid as well as the batter was stumped for 3 runs and in the same over Rahmanullah Gurbaz fell too. If this was not enough, Liam Livingstone chipped in as well. The all-rounder removed Azmatullah Omarzai. Afghanistan has collapsed from 114/0 to 174/5.

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