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Aussies Semifinal Hopes Dashed as Afghanistan Creates History by Beating Australia

Australia vs Afghanistan Super 8 Match Highlights

Australia vs Afghanistan Super 8 Match Highlights: In a day where records are shattered the underdog team Afghanistan came up with yet another upset, where they defeated the former champions Australia by 21 runs to stay alive in the race for Semifinals. It was a game full of exciting and thrilling moments where the Aussies failed to win against a team small unit.

For Afghanistan first with the bat, it was Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran who set the tune and later with the ball Gulbadin Naib and Naveen ul Haq helped Afghanistan pull off a miracle to beat former World Cup winners Afghanistan.

After winning the toss Australia decided to bowl first, where the Afghanistan side got off to a great start. The opening pair scored 118 runs in 15.5 overs. This knock from both Gurbaz and Ibrahim set the tone for Afghanistan to put up a decent target. However, the Aussies came back to restrict the Afghan side to 148/6 in 20 Overs.


Afghanistan Create History

In yet another upset in this World Cup this time it is Australia who crumbled to the attack of Australia. With this win, Afghanistan stays alive in the race for the semifinals, while Australia’s chances are now slim as they will be facing India in the next match. For Australia Pat Cummins was the highest wicket taker with three wickets. While Adam Zampa with two and Stoinis with one wicket restrict Afghanistan to less than 150.

After the batting performance, it was time for the Afghan side to show their skills with the ball. Australia was down to three men and the score was just 33 at the end of the powerplay for Aussies. Only Glenn Maxwell was able to score against Afghanistan as the rest of the batting lineup was crumbled to an Afghan bowling attack.

Australia vs Afghanistan Super 8 Match Highlights
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Star Player of the Match: Game Changer

With a modest total of 148, the Aussies believed that they could chase this down easily but that did happen as Gulbadin Naib delivered one of his best performances of his life to outsmart the Aussies. In his four overs, he picked up four wickets and gave away just 20 runs.

For Naib’s support, Naveen-ul-Haq also picked up three wickets to help the Afghanistan side build pressure over the Aussies in this important clash to stay alive in the race for the semifinals  

Conclusion: Afghanistan beat Australia by 21 Runs

In a historic match that will be remembered for years as Afghantan side pulled off a shocker to outsmart former champions Australia in this interesting Super 8 clash. Now the future of Group 1 in the Super 8 round looks pretty interesting, where If India defeats Australia and Afghanistan defeats Bangladesh then India and Afghanistan will qualify for the Semi-Finals.

Abhinandan Krishnan
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