fires england past afghanistan at the cricket world cup. geraint thomas escapes serious injury after crashing at the tour of switzerland and should be fine to defend his tour de france title. and we'll bring you the latest from the scotland and england camps ahead of theirfinal group games at the women's world cup. thanks forjoining us on a day where record were smashed at old trafford. miraculously, it seems no windows were as eoin morgan and england crashed the ball to all corners of manchester as they thrashed afghanistan by 150 runs at the cricket world cup. despite a subdued start, morgan's arrival at the crease added
extraordinary impetus to the innings. he struck 17 sixes in his 148 from just 77 deliveries. he struck 17 sixes in his 148 from just —— 71 deliveries. helped by 90 from jonny bairstow and 88 from joe root, england amassed 397 in their 50 overs. powerful hitting from moeen ali as well. in reply, afghanistan were resolute but never in the game, joffra archer and adil rashid ending with three wickets each. never have i ever thought i could play like that. i am delighted that i have. ithink play like that. i am delighted that i have. i think coming play like that. i am delighted that i have. ithink coming in play like that. i am delighted that i have. i think coming in at the time where it was a 50—50 share with her myself orjos buttler when he and improbably helps because after i faced a few balls, i had no choice but to start taking risks because of him coming in next. and then after i
got dropped, it was a matter ofjust keep going. it is a nice place to be. i think probablyjust becoming a target for guys in the changing room to ta ke target for guys in the changing room to take down. the hundred i scored is considered a slow one in our changing room. guys took about it all the time. so, yeah, tough skill. a record—breaking day for england. here are some of the ones that fell... rashid khan conceded 110 runs from just nine overs, the most by any spinner in a one—day international and just three runs shy of the worst figures ever. so, what's all this done to the table, then? well, it's sent england to the top. another big win has lifted them above australia with a vastly superior run rate.
they next play sri lanka on friday. for afghanistan, well, their second world cup is not fairing well. still without a win. geraint thomas should be fine to defend his yellowjersey at the tour de france despite a heavy crash on stage four of the tour of switzerland. less than a week after chris froome‘s season was ended at a race in france, thomas came off during the four stage of the tour of switzerland his warm—up for the tour de france. around 30 km from the end. he sustained injuries to his shoulder and head, and team ineos say they are confident he'll make a full recovery in the coming days. thomas described it as a small setback, but agreed that doctors were right to withdraw him when they did. a few other stories to catch you up on from today, and the tennis at queens was a wash—out today. no play at all in west london. there was better weather in birmingham, where the world number one naomi 0saka survived a scare to reach the second round of the birmingham classic. she beat world number 33 maria sakkari in three sets in just under two hours.
england's under 21s have lost their opening match at the european championships. they were beaten 2—1 by france after conceding two goals in the last six minutes, including a 95th minute own goal from aaron wan bissaka. australia qualified for the last 16 of the women's world cup beating jamaica 4—1. sam kerr scored all four goalkeeper nicola mcclure made the last of them pretty easy for her. they'll meet norway next. brazil are also through in third place in group c. marta scored her 17th career world cup goal in the 1—0 win over italy to become the tournament's all—time leading goal—scorer. this time tomorrow, we'll know if scotland have given themselves a fighting chance of making it through to the last 16 at the women's world cup. only a win is enough against argentina. even then, it may still not be enough. chris mclaughlin has been
with the squad in paris. if you are going to ever makeor break match, you might as well have it in a venue like this, where scotland face argentina tonight in a game they quite simply must win. head coach shelley kerr has been speaking to the media. she knows that scotland are the favourites, she knows there is no other option but a scotland victory if scotland are looking at staying here in france beyond the group stages. now, she also said that she had received words of encouragement from someone very special, sir alex ferguson. everyone knows sir alex, so i probably won't tell you every thing, because he did say that he was disappointed in some of the decisions of that have been made against us. he was very complimentary about the team. the determination, the stamina, and the togetherness, to finish so strongly in both games. he's watched both of them,
he sent us a message before we came here. it's absolutely brilliant for myself, as a manager, and for him to contact me and also for the players, for him to pass on his best wishes, and he's going to be cheering at the game tomorrow night, so it's brilliant, great bit of support from an absolute legend. remember, it's two defeats from two for scotland so far, that defeat in nice to england and then the 2—1 defeat to japan in rennes. tomorrow night, 8pm uk time, scotland and argentina, scotland must win, and even if they do, other results have to go in their favour. for england, no such dramas, just ensuring they top their group. although they've got their toughest match of the tournament to date againstjapan in nice. there is an argument that finishing second in the group ensures an easier route to the final, but england's manager insists that isn't something they're considering. we wa nt we want to finish top of the group and want to win the game. i think what we saw out of the first two
games, we have seen a massive surge in momentum from winning the two games. the confidence, the players are bouncing around the hotels, they are bouncing around the hotels, they are happy. the attention on us is positive and we want to keep that. so the players are under no illusions about my expectations about needing to win the game tomorrow night because there are two routes you can take and there are pitfalls in both routes. but wejust wa nt to pitfalls in both routes. but wejust want to make sure that we keep winning everything again if we do that we will be successful. olympic and world 800 metres champion caster semenya says she was used like "a human guinea pig" by the athletics world governing body after they insisted she takes medication to control her testosterone levels. semenya remains in legal dispute with the iaaf, who've said she must take medication to suppress her testosterone levels or compete over a different distance. semenya saw her appeal against the ruling rejected last month by the court of arbitration for sport, but the iaaf‘s decision has since been suspended temporarily
after semenya took her case to switzerland's federal supreme court. the iaaf has said it is acting in the "best interests of all female athletes in our sport". michel platini, formerly president of european football's governing body uefa, is being questioned by police over the way the 2022 world cup was awarded to qatar. he was detained in france today by anti—corru ption officials at the interior ministry in the capital paris. jane dougall has been there for us. he was reported to have been brought to the building behind me.. the anti—corruption to the building behind me.. the anti—corru ption office of to the building behind me.. the anti—corruption office of the judicial police are based in this building and they have been questioning him all today. his lawyer left a little earlier and went back into the building and was rented by a throng ofjournalists but did not answer any questions at the time. and no sign of platini himself either. but his focus was a hasissued himself either. but his focus was a has issued a statement. it was
issued in french i will paraphrase it somewhat. he said he is in no way under arrest, that he is being questioned for technical reasons and that he is answering all questions and has nothing to reproach himself over and he is confident of the outcome. no reaction from uefa today 01’ outcome. no reaction from uefa today orfrom outcome. no reaction from uefa today or from fifa either. outcome. no reaction from uefa today orfrom fifa either. they said they are in no position to comment further but french police can detain platini for up to a0 hours in this building. —— a8 hours. you're up to date with everything from the bbc sports centre. from me and the sportsday team, have a great night. next up on bbc news, it's the papers. hello, and welcome to our look ahead