Batting first, Afghanistan set Australia a challenging target of 292 runs. Ajira lost Khei in the beginning to chase that run. Ajid’s poor condition in Afghan pace. Nabeen-ul-Haq followed by Azmatullah Omarzai’s double strike. Ajid is four wickets short of scoring 50 runs in the power play. Labuchen and Glenn Maxwell continue to try to pull the team out of danger.
As of writing this report, after 10 overs, Australia collected 52 runs at the cost of 4 wickets. Labuschagne and Maxwell continue to struggle to settle on the wicket.
Nabin started the fall of Ajid’s wicket with the ball. Travis Head returned to 0 runs in the second over of the innings. Then Warner also gave up the catch in that over. But Warner was saved in that journey due to fielding mistakes. Then Mitchell Marsh came back playing aggressive cricket scoring 24 runs off 11 balls. Warner could not catch up. He also took the path to Sajghar by scoring 18 runs from 29 balls. Jos Inglis was out on the next ball. Ajid has four wickets for 49 runs.
Earlier, the team got off to a great start by winning the toss and batting against Australia in the semi-final match. Afghans accumulated 120 runs on the scoreboard at the cost of 1 wicket. After settling on the wicket, Rahmat, Shahidi, Omarzai and Nabira went back one by one. However, Ibrahim Zadran picked up his debut century in the World Cup by staying on target. The Afghans set Australia a challenging target of 292 runs in his 129-run innings.