The IS ICC World Cup 2023 A match between Australia and Afghanistan is taking place in Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium. Ibrahim Zadran played a fighting knock of 129 runs which helped Afghanistan set a target of 292 runs for Australia. After completing his century, the right-hander went on to hit 3 massive sixes. He was joined by Rashid Khan who scored 35 runs in just 18 balls.
Afghanistan started their innings with a very slow pace as the Australian bowlers started their bowling attack with a firm hand. No bowlers were leaking runs and they were struggling for Afghanistan for every single run.
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Opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz played a knock of 21 runs before departing Josh Hazlewood. After his dismissal, Rahmat Shah shouldered Ibrahim Zadran in the innings but soon lost his wicket to Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell.
The consistent performer for Afghanistan in the ICC World Cup 2023, skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi went into the ground to lead Afghanistan to a fighting total. They were falling a lot of runs short by the takeover.
Ibrahim Zadran who had earlier completed his fifty runs was trying to score boundaries but could not find as the Aussies continued their fierce bowling. Australia didn’t let up Hashmatullah Shahidi score many runs this time. Mitchell Starc made a breakthrough in the 37th ball of the second over and bowled the Afghanistan skipper for just 26 runs. Azmatullah Omarzai played a cameo by scoring 22 runs with 1 four and 2 sixes.
Opener Ibrahim Zadran completed his century in 131 balls and stood strong for Afghanistan.
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At the end of 35 matches, both Josh Hazlewood and Glenn Maxwell had a wicket each. The five-time Australian champions are giving their all in the must-win match of the ICC World Cup 2023. Later, Hazlewood dismissed Mohammad Nabi for 12 runs.
Currently, Australia have 10 points in the points table and if the result of today’s match goes in their favour, they will be the third team to qualify for the ICC World Cup 2023 semi-finals.
Ibrahim Zadran (143) 129
Rashid Khan (18) 35
Rahmat Shah (44) 30
Josh Hazlewood: Bowl haul (9), runs (39), wickets (2)
Glenn Maxwell: Overs (10), runs (55), wickets (1)
Adam Zampa: Bowl haul (10), runs (58), wickets (1)
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