Australia defeated Afghanistan by 4 runs | ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022
Chasing a target of 169, Afghanistan got off to a bad start as they lost their openers Usman Ghani and Rahmanullah Gurbaz in the powerplay. However, Ibrahim Zadran and Gulbadin Naib took charge and rescued Afghanistan from the situation with a 58-run stand. Gulbadin and Zadran then opened their hands and slammed Richardson for 17 runs with the help of two fours and one six. Adam Zampa then sent Zadran packing after scoring 26 off 33, on the fourth delivery of Zampa’s over saw the bowler deliver a stunning bowl to dismiss Najibullah Zadran for a two-ball duck. In the 14th over delivered by Zampa Australia bagged three wickets while conceding just three runs, leaving Afghanistan tottering at 99/5. Soon, Josh Hazlewood dismissed Mohammad Nabi to make it 103/6.
Australia Playing XI: Cameron Green, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w/c), Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Afghanistan Playing XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Usman Ghani, Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Darwish Rasooli, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi(c), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi