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England hit 196-5 in Twenty20 opener

England hit 196-5 in T20 opener
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England post a score of 196-5 against Afghanistan in their first World Twenty20 match.

England have hit 196-5 in the opening match of their World Twenty20 defence against Afghanistan this afternoon.

England made a poor start to the innings, going 0-1 after the first over as Kieswetter was dismissed.

Luke Wright steadied the ship for his side, however, smashing an imperious 99 not out off just 55 balls.

Hales was run out on 31 while Morgan, Buttler and Bairstow all fell for under 30 runs.

Afghanistan will now bat in an attempt to beat England's tally.

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