In the fourth match of the ICC Cricket World Cup, Australia defeated Afghanistan by 7 wickets. Afghanistan scored 207 runs in 38.2 overs. Australia scored 209 runs by losing 3 wickets in 34.5 overs and easily won the match. A year later, David Warner, who made an unbeaten 89, has done a great inning. Australia captain Aaron Finch scored 66 runs. Rashid Khan got only one wicket. Aaron Finch was the victim of Gulbadin Naib.
Rashid Khan Help To Afghanistan To Cross 200 Runs
Australia all-out Afghanistan for 207 runs in 38.2 overs in their first match of ICC World Cup-2019. The Australian bowlers have been dominated by this match being played on the County Ground. Afghanistan lost eight wickets at 166, but in the end, Rashid Khan scored 27 runs in 11 balls with two fours and three sixes to help his team cross 200.
Not only Rashid, but some batsmen have also been an important contributor to reaching Afghanistan 200 runs. Among them is the name of Najibullah Zadran, who is the team’s top scorer. Najibullah scored 51 runs off 49 balls with seven fours and two sixes. Rahmat Shah also scored 43 runs.
Afghanistan, who decided to bat after winning the toss, lost their two wickets for just five runs on a total score. Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi (18) brought the team to a total score of 56. Shahidi got stuck in Adam Jumpa’s finest googly.
Rahmat also returned to the pavilion on a total score of 75. His 60 balls innings included six boundaries. After two runs, Mohammad Nabi (7) also returned to the pavilion.
Jadran and Naib shared an 83-run partnership for the seventh wicket. This partnership had the hopes of a respectable score of the team which Marcus Stoinis broke out by dismissed to Naib. After two runs, Jadran also became the victim of Stoinis. Pat Cummins gave Australia the eighth wickets with his dismissal to Dawlat Zadran.
From there, Mujib and Rashid started making runs in a quick way and got the team crossed 200. On the total score of 205, Jampa’s ball was declared lbw and Rashid Khan returned to the pavilion. After this Cummins made Mujeeb Ur Rahman as his prey and all-out Afganistan.
Adam Zampa and Pat Cummins took three-three wickets for Australia. Marcus Stoinis’ got two and Mitchell Starc took one wicket.