Star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, despite being injured, displayed incredible resilience and skill, leading his team to a remarkable victory with a brilliant double century. His performance was nothing short of heroic and will be remembered as a defining moment in the game.
Australia secured their spot in the semi-finals by defeating Afghanistan, significantly diminishing Afghanistan’s chances of qualifying. Australia has accumulated 12 points from 6 victories in 8 matches, positioning them firmly in third place on the points table. Meanwhile, Afghanistan has managed 8 points with 4 wins out of 8 matches, leaving them in the sixth position. The road to the semi-finals remains an intense competition as the tournament.
Afghanistan batted first and posted a total of 291 runs on the scoreboard after losing 7 wickets in their allotted 50 overs. The star of the Afghan innings was Ibrahim Zadran, who played a magnificent unbeaten innings, scoring 129 runs.
Australia, in response, successfully chased down the target of 292 runs set by Afghanistan, achieving the victory in 46.5 overs while losing 7 wickets. The standout performer for Australia was Glenn Maxwell, who put on a remarkable show with the bat, scoring a double century of 201 runs and finishing unbeaten. His explosive innings paved the way for an astonishing 201-run partnership for the 8th wicket, securing an unforgettable victory for the Australian team. It was a memorable match with exceptional individual performances on both sides.