AUS vs AFG highlights, T20 World Cup 2022 38th Match: Australia won by four runs
Australia vs Afghanistan Live Cricket Score, T20 WC 2022, 38th Match, Super 12 Group 1: Australia have beaten Afghanistan in a nailbiting contest by the slimmest of the margins. Rashid Khan right at the end produced some fireworks with his blistering 48 of just 23 balls. However, They fell short by four runs. On the other hand, Australia had other things in their mind like the mere matter of qualifying for the World Cup Semifinals. The pressure showed throughout the game. During their batting innings, they looked like they will be able to make 200 runs when Glenn Maxwell 54(32) and Marcus Stoinis 25(21) were batting together but they collapsed because of some brilliant death bowling by Naveen-ul-Haq whose four overs went for 21 runs and he picked three for. In their bowling innings, after a substantial partnership between Gulbadin Naib 39(23) and Ibrahim Zaidan 26(33), Australia bought themselves back into the game at one stage Afghanistan was 101/5. However, the pendulum swung again when Rashid tonked a few. All in all another timid performance by the Aussies has put their semis chances in Jeopardy. Sri Lanka has to beat England tomorrow at SCG for Australia to go through or else that’s that for the defending champions.
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)