Glenn Maxwell unbeaten duuble-century powers Australia beats Afghanistan by 3 wickets.
The 39th Match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 was played yesterday between Australia vs Afghanistan at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. In Australia beats Afghanistan by 3 wickets.
TOSS- Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bat.
Afghanistan Innings- Afghanistan batted first after winning the toss started the inning very well, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran came to start the inning, the first wicket has dismissed for 38 runs in last ball of the 8th over, Rahmanullah Gurbaz dismissed for 21 runs in 25 balls, next batsman Rahmat Shah came to bat handled the inning and played a brilliant half-century partnership of 83 runs with Ibrahim Zadran, the second wicket has dismissed for 121 runs in 24.4 over, Rahmat Shah dismissed after scoring 30 runs in 44 balls, followed by Hashmatullah Shahidi came to bat handled the inning and played a half-century partnership of 52 runs with Ibrahim Zadran, the third wicket has dismissed for 173 runs in 37.2 overs, Hashmatullah Shahidi dismissed for 26 runs in 43 balls, next batsman Azmatullah Omarzai came to bat and played well with Ibrahim Zadran, the fourth wicket has dismissed for 210 runs in 42.3 over, Azmatullah Omarzai dismissed for 22 runs in 18 balls, followed by Mohammad Nabi came to bat and he was dismissed for 12 runs in 10 balls as fifth wicket in 45.3 over, the team score was 233 runs, next batsman Rashid Khan came to bat handled the inning and played a brilliant quick unbeaten inning of 35 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 2 boundaries in just 18 balls with Ibrahim Zadran, and Ibrahim Zadran played a very brilliant powerful unbeaten century inning of 129 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 8 boundaries in just 143 balls. In this way, Afghanistan scored 291 runs for the loss of just 5 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs and set a target of 292 runs in front of Australia.
Australia bowlers- Josh Hazlewood took 2 wickets for 39 runs in 9 overs, Glenn Maxwell 1 wicket for 55 runs in his spell, Adam Zampa 1 wicket for 58 runs in his spell, Mitchell Starc 1 wicket for 70 runs in 9 overs, Pat Cummins was wicketless for 47 runs in 8 overs, Travis Head was wicketless for 15 runs in 3 overs, and Marcus Stoinis was also wicketless for 2 runs in 1 over.
Australia Innings- Australia chasing 292 runs in the second inning achieved the target for the loss of 7 wickets in the fifth ball of the 47th over, Australia started the inning very poorly, but Glenn Maxwell's powerful unbeaten double-century power Australia won the match by 7 wickets, Glenn Maxwell played a very brilliant unbeaten powerful double-century and a victory inning of 201 runs with the help of 10 sixes and 21 boundaries in just 128 balls, apart from this no batsman played well, David Warner dismissed for 18 runs in 29 balls, Travis Head and Josh Inglis dismissed without scoring, Mitchell Marsh dismissed for 24 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 2 boundaries in just 11 balls, Marnus Labuschagne dismissed just for 14 runs in 28 balls, Marcus Stoinis 6 runs in 7 balls, Mitchell Starc 3 runs in 7 balls, and Pat Cummins remained unbeaten for 12 runs in 68 balls. In this way, Australia chased the target for losing 7 wickets in just 46.5 overs and won the match by 7 wickets.'
Afghanistan bowlers- Rashid Khan took 2 wickets for 44 runs in his spell, Naveen-ul-Haq 2 wickets for 47 runs in 9 overs, Azmatullah Omarzai 2 wickets for 52 runs in 7 overs, Noor Ahmad was wicketless for 53 runs in his spell, Mujeeb Ur Rahman was wicketless for 72 runs in 8.4 overs, and Mohammad Nabi also wicketless for 20 runs in 2 overs.
PLAYER OF THE MATCH- Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell was selected as the player of the match, he played a very brilliant unbeaten powerful double-century and a victory inning of 201 runs with the help of 10 sixes and 21 boundaries in just 128 balls and also took 1 wicket for 55 runs in his spell.
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