Afghanistan bowl against holders
Afghanistan won the toss and decided bowl against EnglandLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details
England will begin the defence of their World Twenty20 title by batting first after they were put in by Afghanistan. England have not always found life easy against the smaller nations. In 2009 they famously lost to Netherlands at Lord’s and without rain against Ireland in 2010 at Providence may have gone the same way.
Their team was as expected with three quick bowlers supplemented by Graeme Swann and Samit Patel which means no room for Danny Briggs. Stuart Broad said he, too, would have…
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