Australia vs Afghanistan Highlights: AUS vs AFG Chasing a target of 292 runs, Australia lost seven wickets in quick succession but Glenn Maxwell’s unbeaten run and impressive double century saw Australia beat Afghanistan in the ongoing ICC World Cup match at Wankhede Stadium defeated by three wickets in Mumbai on November 7.
In second place, the five-time world champion conceded goals to Travis Head (0), Davis Warner (18), Mitchell Marsh (24), Marnus Labuschagne (14), Josh Inglis (0), Marcus Stoinis (6). . and Mitchell Starc (3) quickly followed the Afghan bowlers. But Glenn Maxwell (201*) held the field well and maintained his pace, hitting boundaries and six despite struggling with a sprained leg.
He also scored a double century in just 128 balls (twenty-one 4s and ten 6s), becoming the first Australian to do so in an ODI. On the other hand, he was supported by captain Pat Cummins, who remained unbeaten, scoring just 12 runs in 68 balls, but took no further wickets for Afghanistan.
In the 47th over, Maxwell decided to call it a day as Australia needed 21 runs from 4 overs. Maxwell scored another HUGE SIX on his second and third throws. Then he sent the fourth ball to FOUR and sent the ball again to SIX. Not only did this lead to Australia’s victory, but Maxwell also made his double century. For Afghanistan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Azmatullah Omarzai and Rashid Khan scored two goals each.
Glenn Maxwell was also named player of the match. With this win, Australia now have 12 points from 8 games and a net run rate of (+)0.398, placing them in third place behind India and South Africa. Meanwhile, Afghanistan fell to 6th place with 8 points and an NRR of (-)0.338.
Earlier, Ibrahim Zadran became the first Afghan batsman to score 100 in the World Cup, taking his team to 291 for five wickets against Australia. Zadran carried the bat throughout the innings and ended up scoring 129 not out off 143 balls.
The 21-year-old opener hit 131 balls, including seven fours, which was his fifth one-day century in 27 matches. He reached the milestone with a risky single from fast bowler Josh Hazlewood, which turned into a two when the shot towards the stumps missed the target.
Fast bowling pair Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood started the contest for the Australians.
Afghanistan elected to bat after winning the toss and lost the first wicket to Rahmanullah Gurbaz for 25 off 21 balls, but Zadran and Rahmat Shah scored 83 runs for the second wicket, setting a good base before the latter was dismissed for 44 balls by Glenn Maxwell. 30 in the 25th minute, the score is 121.
The Australians returned to the tournament with flying colors after defeating India and South Africa in their first two games of the 2023 ICC World Cup.
On the other hand, Afghanistan have fulfilled a dream at this year’s Cricket World Cup and are currently ranked 6th in the ICC World Cup points table with 8 points from 7 games so far. Australia are in third place with 10 points after seven games. The five-time champions need a win to secure the last four places in their remaining games against Afghanistan and Bangladesh on November 11.
Afghanistan are in sixth place in the table with four wins in seven games.They picked up eight points thanks to impressive wins against England, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the Netherlands. To secure a place in the semi-finals, they need to win their two remaining games against Australia and South Africa on November 10.
Australia and Afghanistan play today against Josh Hazlewood Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbanz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil(f), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq.
Australia vs Afghanistan: Head to Head Record , These two have played 3 ODIs against each other so far. All games ended in victory for the Australians.
The last time these two faced each other was in June 2019 (World Cup) when Australia won by 7 goals. Australia has played two games against Afghanistan at the World Cup so far and won both. In 2015, Australia beat Afghanistan by 275 runs. The Afghans know they have a completely different team and are capable of giving Australia the edge.
Australia vs Afghanistan: Highlights
1. Australia strike as Hazlewood takes the wicket of Rahmanullah Gurbaz, who is caught in the deep region by Mitchell Starc and moved to square leg.
2. Josh Hazlewood takes the ball and Rahmat Shah leaves Maxwell bowling.
3. Mitchell Starc strikes as Afghanistan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi is bowled clean by a superb yorker.
4. Azmatullah Omarzai’s powerful strike ultimately proved to be his undoing when the batsman fell behind to the bowling of Adam Zampa in the 43rd minute.
5. Cameos from Mohammed Nabi (12 from 10) and Rashid Khan (35* from 18) helped Afghanistan end their winning streak. , Batting Australia: , Naveen-ul-Haq takes the second wicket for Afghanistan, leaving out Travis Head for DUCK on the second delivery. On the fourth delivery of
6. Naveen-ul-Haq leaves Marsh (24). Azmatullah Omarzai continued his attack and dismissed David Warner on the first delivery of the 9th over. After dismissing David Warner in the first toss, Azmatullah Omarzai dismissed Josh Inglis for a golden duck in the second toss. Australia scores 50 runs in 8.5 overs (53 balls) Shortly after picking up the ball, Rashid dismisses Labuschagne (14) OUT in the first over in the 15th minute.
After the dismissal of Labuschagne (14), Rashid took the wicket of Stoinis in the fourth over of the 17th over. Rashid Khan dismisses Mitchell Starc (3) on the third delivery of the 19th over.
Australia reaches 100 runs in 20.1 overs (121 balls) Glenn Maxwell completes 51-ball 50 (7 x 4) 8. A 50-run wicket partnership consists of 52 balls (Glenn Maxwell 37, Patt Cummins 7 ) Australia completed 150 runs in 28.1 overs (169 balls) century for Glenn Maxwell in just 76 balls.
This is his second century in this World Cup. 8. A 100-run wicket haul takes 89 balls (GJ Maxwell 86, PJ Cummins 8) Australia completes 200 runs in 34.6 overs (210 balls) Glenn Maxwell completes 150 from 104 balls (17 x 4, 5 x 6) 8. A 150-run basket consists of 138 balls (GJ Maxwell 129, PJ Cummins 11) Australia makes 250 runs in 43.3 overs (261 balls) Glenn Maxwell makes 200 runs in 128 balls (21 x 4, 10 x 6), the first Australian batsman to achieve this in an ODI.
8th 200-run wicket partnership ends in 170 balls (GJ Maxwell 179, PJ Cummins 12) Australia beat Afghanistan by 3 wickets with 19 balls remaining.