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Australia vs Afghanistan, Super 12 - Match 26 Match Summary

AUS vs AFG, 2022 - T20 Summary

Australia vs Afghanistan Scorecard
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168/8 (20.0/20)
164/7 (20.0/20)
Australia beat Afghanistan by 4 runs
AUS 168/8
Bat Top Batsmen
54 (32)
  • 6x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 168.75SR
45 (30)
  • 3x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 150SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 5.25
4
OVERS
21/3
R/W
4
OVERS
29/2
R/W
AFG 164/7
Bat Top Batsmen
48 (23)
  • 3x4s
  • 4x6s
  • 208.69SR
39 (23)
  • 3x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 169.56SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 5.50
4
OVERS
22/2
R/W
4
OVERS
33/2
R/W
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
20 OV
17 Runs
M. Stoinis to D. Rasooli R. Khan
  • 1 WDW19.1
  • 019.1
  • 419.2
  • 019.3
  • 619.4
  • 219.5
  • 419.6
19 OV
11 Runs
J. Hazlewood to D. Rasooli R. Khan
  • 018.1
  • 118.2
  • 018.3
  • 618.4
  • 018.5
  • 418.6
18 OV
16 Runs
K. Richardson to R. Khan D. Rasooli
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • 117.3
  • 117.4
  • 617.5
  • 617.6
17 OV
8 Runs
P. Cummins to D. Rasooli R. Khan
  • 216.1
  • 116.2
  • 016.3
  • 116.4
  • 416.5
  • 016.6
16 OV
6 Runs
K. Richardson to R. Khan D. Rasooli
  • 215.1
  • 115.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 115.5
  • 115.6
15 OV
5 Runs
J. Hazlewood to M. Nabi D. Rasooli R. Khan
  • 114.1
  • 114.2
  • W14.3
  • 014.4
  • 214.5
  • 114.6
14 OV
3 Runs
A. Zampa to I. Zadran G. Naib N. Zadran D. Rasooli
  • W13.1
  • W13.2
  • 013.3
  • W13.4
  • 213.5
  • 013.6
13 OV
2 Runs
P. Cummins to G. Naib I. Zadran
  • 112.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 112.6
12 OV
17 Runs
K. Richardson to I. Zadran G. Naib
  • 111.1
  • 011.2
  • 1 WD11.3
  • 611.3
  • 411.4
  • 111.5
  • 411.6
11 OV
7 Runs
A. Zampa to I. Zadran G. Naib
  • 110.1
  • 110.2
  • 210.3
  • 110.4
  • 210.5
  • 010.6
10 OV
12 Runs
C. Green to G. Naib I. Zadran
  • 09.1
  • 69.2
  • 19.3
  • 49.4
  • 09.5
  • 19.6
9 OV
9 Runs
A. Zampa to G. Naib I. Zadran
  • 18.1
  • 38.2
  • 48.3
  • 18.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
8 OV
1 Runs
C. Green to G. Naib I. Zadran
  • 17.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
7 OV
3 Runs
A. Zampa to G. Naib I. Zadran
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 26.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
6 OV
9 Runs
K. Richardson to R. Gurbaz I. Zadran G. Naib
  • 15.1
  • 15.2
  • W5.3
  • 05.4
  • 45.5
  • 35.6
5 OV
9 Runs
M. Stoinis to I. Zadran R. Gurbaz
  • 24.1
  • 14.2
  • 14.3
  • 1 WD4.4
  • 14.4
  • 24.5
  • 14.6
4 OV
7 Runs
P. Cummins to I. Zadran R. Gurbaz
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 13.4
  • 23.5
  • 43.6
3 OV
7 Runs
J. Hazlewood to U. Ghani I. Zadran R. Gurbaz
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • W2.3
  • 12.4
  • 02.5
  • 62.6
2 OV
5 Runs
P. Cummins to U. Ghani R. Gurbaz
  • 01.1
  • 11.2
  • 01.3
  • 31.4
  • 01.5
  • 11.6
1 OV
10 Runs
J. Hazlewood to R. Gurbaz
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 40.4
  • 00.5
  • 60.6
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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