T20 World Cup, Australia defeated Afghanistan by 4 runs
Adelaide (92 News) – Australia defeated Afghanistan by 4 runs in the T20 World Cup group one match.
In the match played in Adelaide, Australia, the defending champion, playing first, set a target of 169 runs for Afghanistan to win. Australia scored 168 runs for the loss of 8 wickets.
Glenn Maxwell played an unbeaten innings of 54 runs, Mitchell Marsh 45, David Warner and Stones scored 25 and 25 respectively.
On behalf of Afghanistan Naveen ul Haq took 3 wickets, Fazalul Haq Farooqi took 2 wickets.
In reply, the Afghanistan team managed to score 164 runs for 7 wickets in the allotted 20 overs in pursuit of the target of 169 runs. Rashid Khan remained unbeaten by scoring 48 runs, Gulbuddin Nabi scored 39 runs and Abdul Rehman Gurbaz scored 30 runs.
Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa took 2 wickets each for Australia.
Glenn Maxwell was declared man of the match for his unbeaten innings of 54 runs from Australia.