AUS vs AFG, T20 WC: Australia win over Afghanistan.. Semis hopes alive.. But..

In the T20 World Cup Super 12 match between Australia and Afghanistan, Australia won against the young team Afghanistan. The match lasted till 13 overs. Spinner Adam Zampa bowled the 14th over and took three wickets in the same over.

In the T20 World Cup Super 12 match between Australia and Afghanistan, Australia won against the young team Afghanistan. The match lasted till 13 overs. Spinner Adam Zampa, who bowled the 14th over, took three wickets in the same over and the Kangaroo team took a breather. At the end of the 13th over, Afghanistan scored 98 runs for the loss of two wickets. Needing 71 runs off 42 balls for victory, the match became one-sided as Afghanistan lost three crucial wickets in a single over. Afghanistan won the toss and invited Australia to bat. Batting first, Australia made 168 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Australian batsmen Glenn Maxwell scored 54, Mitchell Marsh scored 45 and Marcus Stoinis scored 25 runs. At one stage, the Aussies were expected to score 180 runs, but with the loss of four wickets in the last five overs, Australia were limited to 168 runs.

Among the Afghanistan bowlers, Naveen Ul Haq took 3 wickets and Farooqui took 2 wickets. The Afghanistan team, which came into the ring with a target of 169 runs, played fast in the beginning. At the end of 6 overs power play scored 47 runs for the loss of two wickets. Afghanistan lost 2 wickets at team score of 40 runs. But Afghanistan batsmen were careful not to lose another wicket till 99 runs. But in the 14th over bowled by Zampa, Afghanistan fell into trouble as the team lost three consecutive wickets at 99. Afghanistan batsmen Gulabuddin 39, Rahmanullah Gurbaz 30 and Ibrahim Zardan scored 26 runs. After a successful start to the chase, Afghanistan faltered at the end. With this, Australia won by 4 runs over Afghanistan.

Semis hopes alive

Australia’s semis hopes are alive with win over Afghanistan. However, Australia’s semis hopes will depend on the match between England and Sri Lanka on Saturday. If Sri Lanka wins, Australia will reach the semis along with New Zealand from Group A. If England win, Australia will have to face home.

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