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Cricket World Cup: England bow out with nine-wicket win

England’s World Cup campaign ended with a nine-wicket victory over Afghanistan in a rain-affected match in Sydney.

World Cup Pool A, Sydney:
Afghanistan 111-7 (36.2 overs): Shafiqullah 30, Jordan 2-13
England 101-1 (18.1 overs): Bell 52, Hamid Hassan 1-14
England won by nine wickets

Already out after one win from five games, they opted to bowl and had the minnows at 20-2 by the first stoppage.

Chris Jordan and Ravi Bopara both took two wickets and the Afghans were 111-7 in the 37th over before rain revised England’s target to 101 from 25 overs.

Alex Hales, dropped on 0 and 12, hit two sixes in 37 and Ian Bell was 52 not out as England won with 41 balls left.

Read more at BBC Sport