AUS vs AFG highlights, T20 World Cup 2022 38th Match: Australia won by four runs
Live Cricket Score: Australia vs. Afghanistan, 38th Match, Super 12 Group 1, T20 WC 2022: Australia defeated Afghanistan by the thinnest of margins in a thrilling match. Rashid Khan’s blazing 48 off just 23 balls right at the end set off some fireworks. They were outscored by four runs, though. Australia, on the other hand, was more concerned with the straightforward matter of making it to the World Cup Semifinals.
Throughout the entire game, there was pressure. When Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis were batting together during their batting innings, they appeared to be capable of scoring 200 runs, but they fell victim to some outstanding death bowling by Naveen-ul-Haq, whose four overs resulted in 21 runs and he selected three. After a significant partnership between Gulbadin Naib (39/23) and Ibrahim Zaidan (26/33) in their bowling innings, Australia brought themselves back into the game when Afghanistan was 101/5. Rashid tonked a few, though, and the pendulum began to swing once more. Overall, the Australians’ chances of making the semifinals are now in jeopardy after another timid performance.
Tomorrow at the SCG, Sri Lanka must defeat England if Australia is to advance. If not, the defending champions will be eliminated.
Australia: 168/8 Glen Maxwell 54(32), Mitchell Marsh 45(30) Naveen-ul-Haq 3-21(4)
Afghanistan: 164-7 Rashid Khan 48(23), Gulbadin Naib 39(23) Adam Zampa 2-22(4)
Player of the match: Glenn Maxwell