Australia beat a spirit Afghanistan by four runs in yesterday (November 4) ICC Men T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 match at the Adelaide Oval. With a narrow victory, the home team and the defending champion still have fading hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the tournament.
Australia ended their Super 12 campaign with seven points with a net run rate of -0.173. If Sri Lanka beat England In Group 1’s final game on Saturday, November 5, the Aussies will advance to the semi-finals.
Speaking of the Australia-Afghanistan match, Rashid Khan terrified the Australians with a 48* tackle on 23 balls as the chasing team narrowly missed their goal of 169 runs.
The match seemed over after Afghanistan went 6 goals ahead with 103 in the 15th round. However, Rashid’s never-dead attitude caused him to hit three legs and four legs, giving Australia a few seconds. tense minutes. The last team to survive and survive in the T20 World Cup.
Afghanistan lost Usman Ghani to two in their 169 chase, but Rahmanullah Gurbanz (30 to 17) pushed through the innings before he cut Kane Richardson midway through. Gulbadin Naib (39, 23) and Ibrahim Zadran (26, 33) keep Afghanistan’s hope of survival with 59 standings for the third wicket. However, the batting side lost three goals in the 14th half to put Australia at the top of the table.
Gulbadin was exhausted after a direct hit from Glenn Maxwell, Ibrahim headed the net short of Adam Zampa, while Najibullah Zadran (0) simply had a shot at it wide. Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi (one) also fell cheaply, sending Josh Hazlewood falling deep with square feet. Rashid came on and played an excellent shot, but he had a bit too much work to do.
Before that, Australia was pushed into a deadlock after losing. The home team entered the game without captains Aaron Finch, Mitchell Starc and Tim David, with Matthew Wade named captain. Cameron Green, coming on for Finch, tripped, causing Fazalhaq Farooqi to miss. David Warner seems to be finding his form again. However, he trailed the game by 25-18, trying to make a calculated tackle before hitting Naveen-ul-Haq.
Mitchell Marsh (45 off 30) and Maxwell (54 * off 32) closed two decisive shots for Australia, ensuring they passed the 160 mark. Marsh smashed three-fours and two-six-toes before going over the top on the same shot. finish off Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Maxwell put the rounds on his shoulders in the second round, beating six rounds and two sixths, even as Australia kept losing at the other end. He hit two important boundaries in the final game where Farooqi threw the ball to boost the team’s morale.
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Maxwell had a memorable all-round match. His glittering half-century gave Australia an extra long stepping stone, which made the big difference in the end. Also, his dropping of Gulbadin was a game changer. All-rounder Marsh uses a 45 ball. For the ball, Hazlewood and Zampa choose two wickets each.
For Afghanistan, Naveen-ul-Haq scored three goals, while Farooqi scored with two. Rashid got a hit from Marcus Stoinis and then played a phenomenal inning to give the Australians a big scare.
Maxwell was named Man of the Match for his all-round dazzling performance that staved off a commendable fight from Afghanistan.