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Australia vs Afghanistan, Super 12 - Match 26 Commentary, Live Updates

AUS vs AFG, 2022 - T20 Live Commentary

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168/8 (20.0/20)
164/7 (20.0/20)
Australia beat Afghanistan by 4 runs
Right then, Group 1 has taken shape with New Zealand becoming the first team to qualify for the semi-finals. They will be joined by either England or Australia with all eyes on the game between Sri Lanka and England as we move to Sydney for the action. A win for England sends them to the knockout stages but if they lose, Australia will find themselves alive in the competition. That game will start at 1.30 pm IST (8 am GMT) on Saturday 5th of November. As you all know, you can join us early for the build-up. Till then, it's goodbye and cheers!
Matthew Wade the skipper of Australia says that he had planned to finish the quota of other bowlers first and give Marcus Stoinis the final over. Shares that it was nerve-wracking and had seen Rashid Khan win such games 3-4 times in the Indian T20 league. Says that they will be staying in Adelaide for one extra night and will hope for an upset tomorrow night. Adds that the tournament hasn't gone their way and they were slow to get off the blocks. Ends by informing that they are hopeful for the return of Aaron Finch and Tim David in the next game if they progress further.
Mohammad Nabi the captain of Afghanistan says that it was a good game. Adds that they started off well and played really well. Credits Naveen-ul-Haq for bowling well and restricting the Australians to a chaseable total. Further says that it wasn't a huge total on this pitch but they threw their wickets away quickly in the middle order and they came under pressure. Ends by saying that they are improving and it was a fantastic game of cricket.
Glenn Maxwell is the Player of the Match for his knock of 54(32). He says that Afghanistan played really well and struck the ball cleanly. Adds that Afghanistan put them under pressure in the Powerplay and gave them a scare toward the end. Mentions that it is nice to have an impact with the run out. Shares that it skidded on during the second innings. Also shares that the wicket was slow during the day and it was during the 12th over that they decided to get a move on. Credits Afghanistan for the way they bowled in the last four overs. Ends by saying that he will be following tomorrow's game between Sri Lanka and England and hopes that Sri Lanka can do the job for them.
Time for the presentation...
Earlier, Australia kept up with their aggressive approach scoring runs briskly from the word go. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals, which probably resulted in them scoring 10-15 runs lesser than what they would have liked. Glenn Maxwell scored a fine half-century and was supported by Mitchell Marsh who fell five runs short of his fifty. The pace bowlers for Afghanistan were good with Naveen-ul-Haq picking three wickets and Fazalhaq Farooqi chipping in with two of his own. Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman contributed with one wicket each but their batting collapse in the middle overs made it all for nothing.
Australia struck early courtesy of Josh Hazlewood but they could not restrict their opponents from scoring freely. Kane Richardson dismissed Rahmanullah Gurbaz after a catch was dropped off his own bowling to get Australia firmly on top of the game. They were unable to get a breakthrough after that for a  period of time and with the Afghan batters starting to score freely, there was an anticipation of an upset on the cards. Glenn Maxwell ensured that it would not be the case with an outstanding direct hit from the deep to break the partnership and initiated a steady flow of wickets. They will be slightly disappointed that they were unable to wrap up the inning early, allowing their opponents to almost overcome the target but they have sealed a crucial win. Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood took two wickets each and Kane Richardson contributed claiming one.
Afghanistan were looking to get off to a positive start but lost Usman Ghani early.  Rahmanullah Gurbaz continued his onslaught from the other end scoring a quickfire 30 and keeping his team in the hunt. He was dismissed in the Powerplay though after which Ibrahim Zadran and Gulbadin Naib started building a partnership to steady the ship. They put on a 59-run partnership and were just getting a move on when a brilliant piece of fielding caused the dismissal of Gulbadin Naib. Ibrahim Zadran departed on the very next ball causing the batting order to crumble. They lost 4 wickets for 4 runs and suddenly found themselves really far behind in the game. They did go past the 106-run mark which meant that Australia could not go ahead of England’s net-run rate. Rashid Khan played a fighting cameo towards the end scoring 48 in just 23 balls to get his team agonizingly close to the target.
Rashid Khan and the Afghans have put on quite a fight here but have sadly fallen just short of the finish line! The Australians did have quite a scare but their quality eventually came through and they sealed a 4-run win to go second in the Group 1 standings. They are still behind England in terms of net run rate but the equation for them is simple. They need Sri Lanka to beat England and if that happens, they are through to the semi-finals of the 2022 ICC Men’s World Cup.
End Of The Over 20 : 164/7
17 Runs
  • 1 WDW19.1
  • 019.1
  • 419.2
  • 019.3
  • 619.4
  • 219.5
  • 419.6
R. Khan
48 (23)
Naveen
0 (0)
M. Stoinis
2-0-26-0
19.6
4
Marcus Stoinis To Rashid Khan
FOUR! Afghanistan slips in the run chase by just 4 runs. Short and outside off, Rashid Khan pulls it over square leg for a one-bounce boundary. Australia win by 4 runs!
19.5
2
Marcus Stoinis To Rashid Khan
Fuller and on off, Rashid Khan looks to loft it but doesn't connect well. The ball goes high in the air and lands safely at mid off. They collect two. Australia breathes a sigh of relief!
19.4
6
Marcus Stoinis To Rashid Khan
SIX! Rashid Khan is on fire. Slightly shorter and on off, Rashid Khan pulls it hard and over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. 11 neded from 2 now!
19.3
0
Marcus Stoinis To Rashid Khan
Fuller and on off, Rashid Khan drills it to long on. He doesn't take a run.
19.2
4
Marcus Stoinis To Rashid Khan
FOUR! This one lands down leg, Rashid Khan gets on his knee and helps it through fine leg for a boundary!
19.1
0
Marcus Stoinis To Rashid Khan
Fuller and outside off, Rashid Khan looks to play at it but misses.
Naveen-ul-Haq makes his way out to the middle.
19.1
W+wd
Marcus Stoinis To Darwish Rasooli OUT!
RUN OUT! Bowls it outside leg, Darwish Rasooli leaves it for a wide. Rashid Khan calls for one to get on strike. Keeper throws it towards Marcus Stoinis who makes a direct hit to the non strikers end. Afghanistan won't mind this wicket as they get Rashid Khan back on strike! 21 needed off 6 now.
End Of The Over 19 : 147/6
11 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 118.2
  • 018.3
  • 618.4
  • 018.5
  • 418.6
R. Khan
32 (17)
D. Rasooli
15 (13)
J. Hazlewood
4-0-33-2
18.6
4
Josh Hazlewood To Rashid Khan
FOUR! Fine shot. Fuller one on off, Rashid Khan lofts it over mid off for a boundary. 22 needed off the last over now!
18.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Rashid Khan
Shorter and on middle, Rashid Khan looks to pull it but misses.
18.4
6
Josh Hazlewood To Rashid Khan
SIX! Finally connects it well. Slightly shorter and on off, Rashid Khan pulls it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. 26 needed now!
18.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Rashid Khan
A yorker again and outside off, Rashid Khan looks to slap it but misses.
18.2
1
Josh Hazlewood To Darwish Rasooli
A yorker and on off, Darwish Rasooli digs it towards point for one.
18.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Darwish Rasooli
On a length and outside off, Darwish Rasooli leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 18 : 136/6
16 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • 117.3
  • 117.4
  • 617.5
  • 617.6
R. Khan
22 (13)
D. Rasooli
14 (11)
K. Richardson
4-0-48-1
17.6
6
Kane Richardson To Rashid Khan
SIX! Back to back sixes. Fuller and on off, Rashid Khan launches it over deep extra cover for another biggie. 33 runs needed from 12 balls now.
17.5
6
Kane Richardson To Rashid Khan
SIX! Excellent timing on this. Good length and on off, Rashid Khan smashes it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum!
17.4
1
Kane Richardson To Darwish Rasooli
Shorter one again, outside off. Darwish Rasooli guides it towards deep point. The ball goes in the air and lands safely. They collect one.
17.3
1
Kane Richardson To Rashid Khan
Back of a length and on off, Rashid Khan pulls it towards mid-wicket for one.
17.2
1
Kane Richardson To Darwish Rasooli
Fuller one this time, outside off. Darwish Rasooli drives it towards covers for one.
17.1
1
Kane Richardson To Rashid Khan
Slightly shorter and on off, Rashid Khan looks to pull it but gets a bottom edge. The ball rolls towards mid on. They collect one.
End Of The Over 17 : 120/6
8 Runs
  • 216.1
  • 116.2
  • 016.3
  • 116.4
  • 416.5
  • 016.6
D. Rasooli
12 (9)
R. Khan
8 (9)
P. Cummins
4-0-22-0
16.6
0
Pat Cummins To Darwish Rasooli
Short and outside off, Darwish Rasooli gets beaten on the outside edge as he tried to cut.
16.5
4
Pat Cummins To Darwish Rasooli
FOUR! Cutter and into the wicket, Darwish Rasooli hangs back and slaps this one between extra cover and mid off for a much-needed boundary.
16.4
1
Pat Cummins To Rashid Khan
Another bumper outside off, Rashid Khan hits towards deep mid-wicket with his trademark forehand shot for a single.
16.3
0
Pat Cummins To Rashid Khan
Banged in short outside off, Rashid Khan smashes this one towards Glenn Maxwell at mid on for a dot.
16.2
1
Pat Cummins To Darwish Rasooli
Slower and into the wicket, Darwish Rasooli cuts it uppishly towards Cameron Green at deep cover for a single.
16.1
2
Pat Cummins To Darwish Rasooli
Short and outside off, Darwish Rasooli opens the bat face and guides it past backward point for a couple of runs. The third man fielder runs around and does the cleaning work.
End Of The Over 16 : 112/6
6 Runs
  • 215.1
  • 115.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 115.5
  • 115.6
D. Rasooli
5 (5)
R. Khan
7 (7)
K. Richardson
3-0-32-1
15.6
1
Kane Richardson To Darwish Rasooli
Low full toss on off, Darwish Rasooli works it towards extra cover and takes a single. A tidy over by Kane Richardson.
15.5
1
Kane Richardson To Rashid Khan
Short of a length outside off, Rashid Khan advances down the track and slaps it to mid off for a run.
15.4
0
Kane Richardson To Rashid Khan
Yorker on off, Rashid Khan digs it out and plays it towards mid off for a dot.
15.3
1
Kane Richardson To Darwish Rasooli
Cutter and wide outside off, Darwish Rasooli fetches it from outside off and punches it to mid off for a run.
15.2
1
Kane Richardson To Rashid Khan
Slower and at the batter, Rashid Khan backs away to hit it on the off side but miscues it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
15.1
2
Kane Richardson To Rashid Khan
Slower and outside off, Rashid Khan lofts this one over the bowler with a flat bat and collect a brace.
End Of The Over 15 : 106/6
5 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 114.2
  • W14.3
  • 014.4
  • 214.5
  • 114.6
R. Khan
3 (3)
D. Rasooli
3 (3)
J. Hazlewood
3-0-22-2
14.6
1
Josh Hazlewood To Rashid Khan
Slower and banged into the wicket, Rashid Khan pulls this one to deep mid wicket for a single.
14.5
2
Josh Hazlewood To Rashid Khan
Cutter outside off, Rashid Khan waits for it and knocks it wide of deep cover. He opens his account with a couple of runs. The third umpire checks for a short run but Darwish Rasooli has grounded his bat.
14.4
0
Josh Hazlewood To Rashid Khan
Back of a length on off, Rashid Khan punches it to Mitchell Marsh at backward point.
Rashid Khan makes his way to the crease with his team staring down the barrel of defeat.
14.3
W
Josh Hazlewood To Mohammad Nabi OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust. Short and outside off, Mohammad Nabi shuffles across and pulls this one without any power. Ends up chipping it to David Warner at deep square leg. He doesn't drop those and Afghanistan are now six down.
14.2
1
Josh Hazlewood To Darwish Rasooli
Full and outside off, Darwish Rasooli makes room and slaps it to deep cover for a single.
14.1
1
Josh Hazlewood To Mohammad Nabi
Short of a length delivery outside off, Mohammad Nabi opens the bat face and guides it to third man. He gets off the mark with a single.
End Of The Over 14 : 101/5
3 Runs
  • W13.1
  • W13.2
  • 013.3
  • W13.4
  • 213.5
  • 013.6
D. Rasooli
2 (2)
M. Nabi
0 (0)
A. Zampa
4-0-22-2
13.6
0
Adam Zampa To Darwish Rasooli
Slightly shorter and on leg, Darwish Rasooli flicks it to mid-wicket for one.
13.5
2
Adam Zampa To Darwish Rasooli
Fuller one on off, Darwish Rasooli drives it to extra covers. The fielder chases it well and just stops it before the fence. They collect two.
13.4
W
Adam Zampa To Najibullah Zadran OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Afghanistan are suddenly five down in a jiffy. Fuller one on off, Najibullah Zadran comes down the track and goes through with a swing. He tries to go over the long off but mistimes the shot. Glenn Maxwell settles under and takes a good catch around his head. Darwish Rasooli is the new batter to make his way out.
13.3
0
Adam Zampa To Najibullah Zadran
Flighted delivery drifting across, Najibullah Zadran gets forward and defends it back to the bowler.
Najibullah Zadran makes his way out to the middle.
13.2
W
Adam Zampa To Ibrahim Zadran OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Back-to-back wickets for Australia and the tide has turned in an instant! Both set batters are now back in the pavilion and Afghanistan have lost their way here. Adam Zampa bowls this on a fuller length and outside off. Ibrahim Zadran sits down on one knee and tries to sweep but gets a top edge. It carries to short fine leg where Mitchell Marsh takes an easy catch. Adam Zampa has now got his second wicket and has turned it around for Australia.
13.1
W
Adam Zampa To Ibrahim Zadran OUT!
RUN OUT! The partnership has been broken courtesy of some outstanding fielding! Full length on middle, Ibrahim Zadran flicks it to deep mid-wicket and calls for two. A brilliant throw by Glenn Maxwell from the deep as he picks it up and hits the bull's eye at the bowler's end. Ibrahim Zadran is on the floor after his dive and he has his face in the ground. The replays confirm that he is well short of his crease and he has to make the long walk back to the shed. A disappointing end to a wonderful inning. Mohammad Nabi makes his way out to the middle now.
End Of The Over 13 : 98/2
2 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 112.6
I. Zadran
25 (31)
G. Naib
39 (23)
P. Cummins
3-0-14-0
12.6
1
Pat Cummins To Ibrahim Zadran
Good length angling it into the batter, Ibrahim Zadran punches it to covers for one.
12.5
0
Pat Cummins To Ibrahim Zadran
A sharp bouncer and on leg, Ibrahim Zadran lets it go. Four dots in a row now.
12.4
0
Pat Cummins To Ibrahim Zadran
Fuller and just outside off, Ibrahim Zadran looks to scoop it but misses again.
12.3
0
Pat Cummins To Ibrahim Zadran
Slightly shorter and on off, Ibrahim Zadran looks to loft it but misses.
12.2
0
Pat Cummins To Ibrahim Zadran
Outside off, Ibrahim Zadran cuts it but finds the fielder at point.
12.1
1
Pat Cummins To Gulbadin Naib
Slightly shorter and on off, Gulbadin Naib flicks it but doesn't connect well. Glenn Maxwell makes a diving attempt to take it but the ball just falls short of him. They collect one.
End Of The Over 12 : 96/2
17 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 011.2
  • 1 WD11.3
  • 611.3
  • 411.4
  • 111.5
  • 411.6
I. Zadran
24 (26)
G. Naib
38 (22)
K. Richardson
2-0-26-1
11.6
4
Kane Richardson To Ibrahim Zadran
FOUR! Length again, on off. Ibrahim Zadran lofts it over extra cover for a boundary. Afghanistan are looking good here.
11.5
1
Kane Richardson To Gulbadin Naib
Good length and on off, Gulbadin Naib shuffles across and slaps it towards deep point. The fielder stops it on the boundary line. They collect one.
11.4
4
Kane Richardson To Gulbadin Naib
EDGED AND FOUR! On a length and just outside off, Gulbadin Naib looks to drive it but gets a thick outside edge. The ball races away the third man fence for a boundary!
11.3
6
Kane Richardson To Gulbadin Naib
SIX! Up and over. Touch fuller and on off, Gulbadin Naib gets on his knee and smashes it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. The fielder makes a diving attempt to save it but he just couldn't do it.
11.3
wd
Kane Richardson To Gulbadin Naib
Wide! This one lands outside leg, Gulbadin Naib looks to flick it but misses.
11.2
0
Kane Richardson To Gulbadin Naib
On a length and just outside off. Gulbadin Naib gets on his knee and looks to slog it but misses. Close!
11.1
1
Kane Richardson To Ibrahim Zadran
Slightly shorter one, outside off. Ibrahim Zadran taps it to backward point for a single.
End Of The Over 11 : 79/2
7 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 110.2
  • 210.3
  • 110.4
  • 210.5
  • 010.6
G. Naib
27 (18)
I. Zadran
19 (24)
A. Zampa
3-0-19-0
10.6
0
Adam Zampa To Gulbadin Naib
Tosses it up on off, Gulbadin Naib defends it to short covers. Adam Zampa ends with a dot ball.
10.5
2
Adam Zampa To Gulbadin Naib
Fuller one this time, down leg. Gulbadin Naib drills it to long on and calls for two. Excellent running again.
10.4
1
Adam Zampa To Ibrahim Zadran
Bowls it outside off, Ibrahim Zadran plays it to deep covers for one.
10.3
2
Adam Zampa To Ibrahim Zadran
Slightly shorter and on off, Ibrahim Zadran punches it to deep covers and calls for two. Good running between the wickets.
10.2
1
Adam Zampa To Gulbadin Naib
This one lands down leg, Gulbadin Naib gently flicks it to id-wicket for one more.
10.1
1
Adam Zampa To Ibrahim Zadran
Tossed up, outside off. Ibrahim Zadran punches it to covers and takes a single.
Drinks! Afghanistan started off on a good note but lost both of their openers inside the Powerplay. Ibrahim Zadran and Ibrahim Zadran took off from then and are brewing a good partnership. The Aussies have just managed to get two wickets as of now. They did get closer to getting wickets but just couldn't succeed. They need wickets in quick succession now and restrict Afghanistan to a low total.
End Of The Over 10 : 72/2
12 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 69.2
  • 19.3
  • 49.4
  • 09.5
  • 19.6
I. Zadran
15 (21)
G. Naib
24 (15)
C. Green
2-0-13-0
9.6
1
Cameron Green To Ibrahim Zadran
Shortish delivery at the pads, Ibrahim Zadran helps this one uppishly towards fine leg for a single.
9.5
0
Cameron Green To Ibrahim Zadran
Short of a length on off, Ibrahim Zadran defends it off the backfoot towards the bowler.
9.4
4
Cameron Green To Ibrahim Zadran
FOUR! Full and wide outside off, Ibrahim Zadran frees his arms and looks to slog it down the ground. Gets a thick outside edge that flies to the right of third man. The fielder in the deep puts in a dive but cannot prevent the boundary.
9.3
1
Cameron Green To Gulbadin Naib
Full on middle, Gulbadin Naib plays this one towards mid-wicket and hesitates for a quick single. Pat Cummins at mid-wicket hits at the non-striker's end and the ball deflects off the stumps down the ground. The batters cross for a single on the overthrow.
9.2
6
Cameron Green To Gulbadin Naib
SIX! SMASHED! Full and right in the slot outside off, Gulbadin Naib was waiting for this delivery. He clears his front leg and deposits this one over the mid-wicket fence for his first six. Clean hitting by Gulbadin Naib.
9.1
0
Cameron Green To Gulbadin Naib
Full and pacy delivery at the pads, Gulbadin Naib gets hit on the thigh as he tried to slog it on the leg side.
End Of The Over 9 : 60/2
9 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 38.2
  • 48.3
  • 18.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
I. Zadran
10 (18)
G. Naib
17 (12)
A. Zampa
2-0-12-0
8.6
0
Adam Zampa To Ibrahim Zadran
Quicker on off, Ibrahim Zadran punches it to cover for a dot.
8.5
0
Adam Zampa To Ibrahim Zadran
Fullish delivery on middle, Ibrahim Zadran digs it out back to the bowler.
8.4
1
Adam Zampa To Gulbadin Naib
Flatter and quicker, Gulbadin Naib works it off his backfoot to deep square leg for a single.
8.3
4
Adam Zampa To Gulbadin Naib
FOUR! Beautiful shot! Tossed up outside off, Gulbadin Naib makes room and drives it past extra cover. The fielder in the deep cannot prevent the boundary.
8.2
3
Adam Zampa To Ibrahim Zadran
Full and drifting onto the pads, Ibrahim Zadran backs away looking to work it on the off side. The ball takes the inside edge and goes past short fine leg. The batters run three in the process.
8.1
1
Adam Zampa To Gulbadin Naib
Short and at the pads, Gulbadin Naib helps it towards Mitchell Marsh at short fine leg and takes a single.
End Of The Over 8 : 51/2
1 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
I. Zadran
7 (15)
G. Naib
11 (9)
C. Green
1-0-1-0
7.6
0
Cameron Green To Ibrahim Zadran
Short on off, Ibrahim Zadran gets beaten as he tried to work it fine. Three dots to end the over by Cameron Green.
7.5
0
Cameron Green To Ibrahim Zadran
Back of a length delivery, Ibrahim Zadran shuffles across and tries to scoop it behind square on the leg side and fails to make any contact.
7.4
0
Cameron Green To Ibrahim Zadran
Short of a length delivery, Ibrahim Zadran defends it off the backfoot to mid-wicket.
7.3
0
Cameron Green To Ibrahim Zadran
Good-length delivery, Ibrahim Zadran shimmies down the wicket and tries to guide it fine. Gets beaten as the ball goes past the outside edge.
7.2
0
Cameron Green To Ibrahim Zadran
Banged into the wicket by Green, Ibrahim Zadran sways away and lets it go through to the keeper.
7.1
1
Cameron Green To Gulbadin Naib
Cameron Green starts off with a full delivery on middle. Gulbadin Naib slogs it behind square towards Kane Richardson towards fine leg.
End Of The Over 7 : 50/2
3 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 26.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
I. Zadran
7 (10)
G. Naib
10 (8)
A. Zampa
1-0-3-0
6.6
0
Adam Zampa To Ibrahim Zadran
Flatter and quicker at the stumps, Ibrahim Zadran defends with a straight bat back to the bowler.
6.5
1
Adam Zampa To Gulbadin Naib
Full on off, Gulbadin Naib knocks it down the ground to long off for a single.
6.4
0
Adam Zampa To Gulbadin Naib
Flighted at the pads, Gulbadin Naib gets beaten on the flick and the ball lobs up on the off side.
6.3
2
Adam Zampa To Gulbadin Naib
Short outside off, Gulbadin Naib cuts it nicely past backward point. Pat Cummins at deep cover runs around and keeps it to two.
6.2
0
Adam Zampa To Gulbadin Naib
Tossed up on off, Gulbadin Naib drives it back to the bowler.
6.1
0
Adam Zampa To Gulbadin Naib
Adam Zampa starts off with a drifter angling into the pads, Gulbadin Naib misses the flick and the ball rolls on the off side.
End Of The Over 6 : 47/2
9 Runs
  • 15.1
  • 15.2
  • W5.3
  • 05.4
  • 45.5
  • 35.6
G. Naib
7 (3)
I. Zadran
7 (9)
K. Richardson
1-0-9-1
5.6
3
Kane Richardson To Gulbadin Naib
Goes full again and outside off, Gulbadin Naib chips this over the bowler's head towards long off ad the ball is collected by David Warner who runs back to cut off the boundary. They take three runs and Afghanistan are 47 for the loss of two wickets after the Powerplay.
5.5
4
Kane Richardson To Gulbadin Naib
FOUR! A lucky boundary for Gulbadin Naib and he is off the mark! Kane Richardson bowls full and outside the off pole, Gulbadin Naib pushes at the ball and gets an outside edge that flies to third man for four runs.
5.4
0
Kane Richardson To Gulbadin Naib
This is on a good length as well but in line with the stumps, Gulbadin Naib tucks this towards mid-wicket.
Gulbadin Naib is the new batter.
5.3
W
Kane Richardson To Rahmanullah Gurbaz OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! The dropped catch has not cost Australia! Rahmanullah Gurbaz departs on his very next delivery. Kane Richardson bowls this on a good length and outside off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz looks to loft this over mid off but the length is not right for the shot. He ends up hitting the ball straight into the hands of David Warner at mid off and Rahmanullah Gurbaz's entertaining inning has come to an end. Australia have claimed their second wicket and are looking to take control of this game.
5.2
1
Kane Richardson To Ibrahim Zadran
This is full as well and on the pads, Ibrahim Zadran clips this to deep square leg and takes one.
5.1
1
Kane Richardson To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
DROPPED! Kane Richardson begins with a full delivery angled into the stumps, Rahmanullah Gurbaz swings this to the leg side and gets a lot of elevation but not the distance. Cameron Green comes running in from deep square leg but does not judge it well and drops the ball. Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets a life here as they take a single.
End Of The Over 5 : 38/1
9 Runs
  • 24.1
  • 14.2
  • 14.3
  • 1 WD4.4
  • 14.4
  • 24.5
  • 14.6
R. Gurbaz
29 (15)
I. Zadran
6 (8)
M. Stoinis
1-0-9-0
4.6
1
Marcus Stoinis To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Bowls this one short and wide outside off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets on his toes and slaps the ball to deep cover-point for one to retain strike.
4.5
2
Marcus Stoinis To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Attacking the pads this time on a fuller length, Rahmanullah Gurbaz clips the ball towards deep backward square leg and they run wonderfully well to complete two runs.
4.4
1
Marcus Stoinis To Ibrahim Zadran
This is on a fuller length and outside the off pole, Ibrahim Zadran knocks this wide of mid off and takes another run.
4.4
wd
Marcus Stoinis To Ibrahim Zadran
WIDE! Attempts a slower delivery but gets it wrong as he sprays it down leg side. Ibrahim Zadran leaves it alone and the umpire calls this wide.
4.3
1
Marcus Stoinis To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Short once again and outside the off stump, Rahmanullah Gurbaz pulls this to deep square leg and rotates the strike with a run.
4.2
1
Marcus Stoinis To Ibrahim Zadran
This is slightly short and closer to the off stump, Ibrahim Zadran guides this towards short third man and takes a single.
4.1
2
Marcus Stoinis To Ibrahim Zadran
Marcus Stoinis begins his spell with a good-length delivery outside the off stump, Ibrahim Zadran knocks this to deep cover and they take a brace.
End Of The Over 4 : 29/1
7 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 13.4
  • 23.5
  • 43.6
R. Gurbaz
25 (12)
I. Zadran
2 (5)
P. Cummins
2-0-12-0
3.6
4
Pat Cummins To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
FOUR! This has been delicately played! Pat Cummins continues bowling on an outside off stump line on a good length, Rahmanullah Gurbaz waits for it and plays this late towards third man for four runs.
3.5
2
Pat Cummins To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Bowls this one back of a length and outside off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz charges down the wicket and goes hard at the ball. Gets an inside edge to deep backward square leg for a couple of runs.
3.4
1
Pat Cummins To Ibrahim Zadran
Goes full this time and outside the off pole, Ibrahim Zadran drives this to the left of mid off and takes a single.
3.3
0
Pat Cummins To Ibrahim Zadran
Bangs this in short and outside the off stump, Ibrahim Zadran sways out of the way and lets it through to the keeper.
3.2
0
Pat Cummins To Ibrahim Zadran
This is slightly wider outside off but on a good length, Ibrahim Zadran hangs his bat out to dry and is beaten.
3.1
0
Pat Cummins To Ibrahim Zadran
Pat Cummins bowls this on a good length and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran drives this firmly straight to short cover.
End Of The Over 3 : 22/1
7 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • W2.3
  • 12.4
  • 02.5
  • 62.6
R. Gurbaz
19 (10)
I. Zadran
1 (1)
J. Hazlewood
2-0-17-1
2.6
6
Josh Hazlewood To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
SIX! Another maximum for Rahmanullah Gurbaz and he is striking them beautifully! Josh Hazlewood bangs this in short and outside off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz is in position in a flash and pulls this over deep square leg for six more runs.
2.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Outside the off stump this time on a good length, Rahmanullah Gurbaz knocks the ball to cover and looks for a single which is refused by Ibrahim Zadran.
2.4
1
Josh Hazlewood To Ibrahim Zadran
This is on a good length as well but angled into the pads, Ibrahim Zadran clips this down to fine leg and takes a single to get off the mark.
Ibrahim Zadran walks in.
2.3
W
Josh Hazlewood To Usman Ghani OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Australia have drawn first blood and Usman Ghani has to depart! Josh Hazlewood decides to bowl this on a good length and outside the off pole, Usman Ghani looks to pull but gets a top edge that soars high into the air. There is some confusion between David Warner and Pat Cummins on which one will go for the catch and eventually Pat Cummins is the one to go for it. He takes it tumbling forwards behind the bowler after coming in running from mid on.
2.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Usman Ghani
Full once again and on the pads, Usman Ghani flicks this off his pads but finds the short mid-wicket fielder.
2.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Usman Ghani
Josh Hazlewood starts the over with a fullish delivery in line with the stumps, Usman Ghani taps the ball towards mid on.
End Of The Over 2 : 15/0
5 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 11.2
  • 01.3
  • 31.4
  • 01.5
  • 11.6
U. Ghani
2 (4)
R. Gurbaz
13 (8)
P. Cummins
1-0-5-0
1.6
1
Pat Cummins To Usman Ghani
Goes straight this time on a good length. Usman Ghani clips this towards mid-wicket and takes a quick single to keep strike.
1.5
0
Pat Cummins To Usman Ghani
Continues bowling on a good length and outside the off stump, Usman Ghani nudges this straight to point.
1.4
3
Pat Cummins To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
On a good length but really wide outside the off stump and Rahmanullah Gurbaz has room to swing his arms. Lofts the ball with a cross-bat over the mid on fielder and the batters complete three runs as the fielder cuts off the ball in front of the boundary.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz seems to have hurt his shoulder and the team doctor has arrived to check on him. He looks fine and we are good to go.
1.3
0
Pat Cummins To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Bowls this one wide outside the off stump on a fuller length, Rahmanullah Gurbaz looks to thump this through the off side but gets beaten.
1.2
1
Pat Cummins To Usman Ghani
This is on a good length and angled into the stumps, Usman Ghani gets an inside edge onto his pads and the ball rolls onto the pitch. Rahmanullah Gurbaz looks to get strike as Pat Cummins runs and kicks the ball onto the stumps. Replays show Rahmanullah Gurbaz has made it back in the crease.
1.1
0
Pat Cummins To Usman Ghani
Pat Cummins bowls this back of a length and outside off, Usman Ghani taps the ball watchfully towards point.
Pat Cummins to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 10/0
10 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 40.4
  • 00.5
  • 60.6
R. Gurbaz
10 (6)
U. Ghani
0 (0)
J. Hazlewood
1-0-10-0
0.6
6
Josh Hazlewood To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
SIX! This has been smoked away for a huge hit! Josh Hazlewood bowls this slightly full and on the pads, Rahmanullah Gurbaz flicks this nonchalantly over the deep square leg boundary for a maximum. What a hit!
0.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
This is on a good length and angled into the batter, Rahmanullah Gurbaz blocks this to the leg side.
0.4
4
Josh Hazlewood To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
FOUR! Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Afghanistan are off the mark with a boundary! Josh Hazlewood bowls this a fraction full and outside off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz hits through the line and gets a thick edge that flies high over the infield and finds the deep point fence for four runs.
0.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Bowls this back of a length and in line with the stumps, Rahmanullah Gurbaz looks t make room but is beaten by the extra bounce.
0.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
That's a beauty from Josh Hazlewood! He bowls this on a good length and gets the ball to move away after angling in. Rahmanullah Gurbaz is beaten as he looks to defend.
0.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Josh Hazlewood begins with a good-length delivery outside the off stump, Rahmanullah Gurbaz blocks this towards point.
Match Info
  • Venue Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Australia beat Afghanistan by 4 runs
  • Player of the Match Glenn Maxwell
  • Umpire Aleem Dar (PAK), Langton Rusere (ZIM) and Adrian Holdstock (SA)
  • Referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Australia 168/8 in 20.0 overs
  • G Maxwell 10th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 29 balls (5x4) (2x6)
  • Australia 152/5 in 17.1 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 53 off 27 balls between M Stoinis (17) and G Maxwell (33)
  • Referral 2 (13.1 ovs): AFG against M Stoinis (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS: 1, AFG: 1)
  • Australia 101/4 in 11.5 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 83/3 in 10 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Australia 52/3
  • AUS 52/3: S Smith Lbw b N Haq 4(4)
  • Referral 1 (5.6 ovs): S Smith against AFG (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS: 1, AFG: 2)
  • Australia 52/2 in 5.5 overs
  • Afghanistan 151/6 in 19.2 overs
  • Afghanistan 101/5 in 13.5 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 51 off 37 balls between I Zadran (13) and G Naib (37)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 72/2 in 10.0 overs
  • Afghanistan 50/2 in 6.5 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Afghanistan 47/2
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