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Australia vs Afghanistan, World Cup highlights: Maxwell's record-breaking 201* seals semis berth for Cummins and Co.

Glenn Maxwell slammed a stunning double century to help Australia enter the World Cup semi-finals with a 3-wicket win over Afghanistan.
Australia's Glenn Maxwell celebrates with his captain Pat Cummins (R) after scoring a century (100 runs)
Australia's Glenn Maxwell celebrates with his captain Pat Cummins (R) after scoring a century (100 runs)

Australia vs Afghanistan highlights, Cricket World Cup 2023: Staging an epic fightback for Australia, superstar Glenn Maxwell slammed a record-breaking double-century to seal a famous win for Pat Cummins and Co. at Mumbai. 'Big Show' Maxwell rescued Australia after Naveen-ul-Haq and Azmatullah Omarzai sparked a shocking batting collapse of the five-time winners at the famous Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai....Read More

Maxwell remained unbeaten on 201 off 128 balls while skipper Cummins chipped in with a small cameo of 12 off 68 balls to help Australia upstage the World Cup giant killers. Australia have become the third team after India and South Africa to enter the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup. Player of the Match Maxwell smashed the highest individual score in an ODI run-chase. Maxwell's 201* is also the third-highest individual score in the history of the World Cup.

Earlier, pacer Naveen removed explosive batter Travis Head for 0(2) and shortly after trapping Mitchel Marsh LBW for 24(11) as Afghanistan managed to keep things under control. Joining forces with the on-song pacer, Omarzai then got rid of David Warner and Josh Inglis in consecutive deliveries as Australia were reduced to 49/4 in 8.2 overs.

Batting first in the recently concluded encounter, Ibrahim Zadran led the Afghanistan fight and helped them pile a stiff 291/5 on the board batting first. Zadran, who walked in to open the innings, returned unbeaten on 129(143), making him the first Afghanistan cricketer to slam a century in ODI World Cups. Apart from Zadran, Rashid Khan chipped in with an 18-ball 35*.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Zadran gave Afghanistan a decent start after they won the toss and opted to bat. The duo added 38 for the opening stand before Josh Hazlewood got rid of Gurbaz for 21(25). Zadran and Rahmat Shah then added 83 runs for the third wicket before Maxwell broke the stand. Shah fell for 30(44), and shortly after Mitchell Starc cleaned up Afghanistan skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi for 26(43). Adam Zampa then provided Australia with another inroad in the 43rd over. Azmatullah Omarzai was caught by Glenn Maxwell for 22(18). Hazlewood then removed Mohammad Nabi for 12(10).

Superstar Steve Smith was not a part of the Aussie playing XI and Cameron Green too was not included. Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell walked in as replacements for Smith and Green. Afghanistan made one change, bringing in Naveen-ul-Haq in place of Fazalhaq Farooqi. A win for Australia has taken them to 12 points and ensured a semifinal berth at the World Cup. Before meeting the giant killers, Australia defeated traditional rivals England by 33 runs in its last encounter.

AUS vs AFG, World Cup 2023: Key updates

- Glenn Maxwell's unbelievable 201-run knock sealed Australia's three-wicket win over Afghanistan.

- Fighting back spasms and cramps, Maxwell slammed his first-ever ODI double-century to stun the cricket fraternity.

- Maxwell slammed his second century of the World Cup 2023 to help Australia reach 186-7 in 33 overs.

- Maxwell earlier struck a crucial half-century off 51 balls to keep Australia in the hunt.

- Rashid Khan bagged crucial wickets of Marcus Stoinis and Mitchell Starc as Australia were reduced to 91-7 in 18.3 overs.

-Afghanistan reduced Australia to 49/4 in 8.2 overs.

-Zadran returned unbeaten on 129(143), making him the first Afghanistan cricketer to hit a ton in ODI World Cup.

-Zadran and Rahmat Shah added 83-run for second wicket. Maxwell removes Rahmat for 30(44)

-Ibrahim Zadran hit 50 in 62 balls.

-Afghanistan accumulated 46/1 in the first powerplay.

-Afghanistan only made one change in the playing XI.

- No Steve Smith in the playing XI as Australia made two changes.

-Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bat at Wankhede Stadium.

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Nov 7, 2023 5:12 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Glenn Maxwell speaks out!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: "It was hot while fielding today, I haven't done a lot of exercise in the heat, it got a hold on me today. I wanted to stay back and get some movement (on my legs). Not too much (when asked about plans at 92/7), just stick to the batting plans as much as possible, for me, still be positive, still look to play my shots, that LBW, it was going just above (the stumps), probably that made me be more proactive," said Maxwell, who scored 201* to win the Player of the Match award.

Nov 7, 2023 4:56 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Australia are in semis!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: With the thrilling win over Afghanistan, Australia have sealed its berth for the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup 2023. The five-time champions were reduced to 91-7 when Mitchell Starc received his marching orders in the 18th over. Australia didn't lose a single wicket afterwards as Maxwell slammed a record-breaking double century. Maxwell's 201 off 128 balls and Pat Cummins' crucial cameo (12 off 68 balls) guided Australia to a three-wicket win. The record-time winners have joined India and South Africa in the last four of the ICC World Cup.

Nov 7, 2023 4:46 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Maxwell seals Australis's win!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: WOW! Six, six and four - Maxwell has ended the contest in style - Australia have sealed a famous win. Maxwell has slammed a double ton off 128 balls. Australia won by 3 wickets.

Nov 7, 2023 4:43 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Kapil Dev's record is broken!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Glenn Maxwell is a man on a mission. He has shattered Kapil Dev's record for the highest score while batting at No.6 or lower in men's ODIs. Kapil smashed 175* for India while Maxwell is eyeing a brilliant 200!

Nov 7, 2023 4:33 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Maxwell still in mood for a spectactular!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: What a hit! A six and a four for Maxwell and all of a sudden - Australia need 33 off 38 balls. Who is writing the script for this one? Maxwell, who can barely stand or fancy a single, is smashing the Afghan bowlers all around the park. On top of that, the Aussie batter has retained the strike on the final ball of the over.

Nov 7, 2023 4:28 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Did you know?

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: The stunning partnership between Cummins and Maxwell is the highest stand for the seventh wicket or lower in the history of the ODI World Cup in men’s cricket. Five-time champions Australia are still in it! The duo has added 154 runs off 146 balls.

Nov 7, 2023 4:26 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Supernatural! Maxwell slams 150!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Take a bow MAXWELL! A stunning knock is keeping Australia alive in the contest. Maxwell manufactured two breathtaking shots to get 8 runs off the over. He can't barely stand, forget about taking singles. AUS 245-7 after 42 overs. Australia need 47 runs in 48 balls.

Nov 7, 2023 4:22 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: A Maxwell-Cummins show!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: The batting duo has added a 130-plus run stand for Australia against Afghanistan. The Aussies were down and out. The physios are busy treating Maxwell for his lower back issue. Maxwell lifted Australia from 91-7 to 237-7 in 41 overs.

Nov 7, 2023 4:18 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: What just happened? Glenn Maxwell goes down!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Glenn Maxwell has put his body on the line for Australia. Remember Australia were 91-7 before the Big Show played an innings of a lifetime. He goes to the ground all of a sudden. Maxi has braved some serious cramps to bat like a champion for Australia. Australia need 55 runs in 58 balls.

Nov 7, 2023 4:14 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: PlayStation batting from Maxwell!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Wow! No foot movement is needed. Maxwell smashed a stunning boundary and even Matthew Hayden is having a hard time believing the batting wizardry on commentary. This is sensational batting from the Big Show. Naveen-ul-Haq has leaked two fours in his 7th over. After leaking nine runs, he allows Cummins to play a dot. Australia need 60 runs in 60 balls. What a World Cup classic this has been!

Nov 7, 2023 4:08 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Maxwell fighting back spasm!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Maxwell is struggling! Can Big Show take Australia over the line? The ton-up batter of the Australian side is fighting back spasm to spearhead what has been a stunning fightback. Australia need 69 runs in 69 balls. A win will seal Australia’s berth in the semi-finals of the World Cup. Who will be the third team to join India and South Africa in the semi-finals?

Nov 7, 2023 4:03 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Can Maxwell lead Australia to glory?

Nov 7, 2023 3:58 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: How Maxwell slammed match-changing century for Australia!

Nov 7, 2023 3:52 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Did you know?

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Glenn Maxwell has become the first player to score two centuries in a single World Cup while batting at No.5 position or lower. Australia need 88 runs in 88 balls!

Nov 7, 2023 3:48 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Afghanistan putting bodies on the line!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Gurbaz saved three runs as Maxwell settled for a single in the 34th over. Afghanistan are paying the penalty of dropping Maxwell earlier. The Aussie batter has slammeed a match-changing century. Australia need 95 runs in 93 balls. Naveen-ul-Haq has been brought into the attack.

Nov 7, 2023 3:44 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Who is writing the script at Wankhede?

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Australia were 7 down at a score of 91 when Starc was removed by Rashid in the 18th over. Since then, Afghanistan players have witnessed a batting exhibition from Big Show Maxwell. He is batting on 109 off 81 balls. Maxwell and Cummins have added 104 runs for the 8th wicket in 93 balls. Aussie skipper Cummins is batting on 8 off 38 balls!

Nov 7, 2023 3:35 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: A batting masterclass by Maxwell

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Take a bow Maxwell! He gets to his second century of the World Cup 2023 with a single. Big Show Maxwell completed his stunning century off just 76 balls as Australia are closing in on a miraculous run chase at the iconic Wankhede. Australia need 106 runs in 102 balls. Who is winning this one?

Nov 7, 2023 3:34 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Maxwell on 97!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: He goes high and handsome against Mujeeb, who is clueless at the moment. Cummins sliced the next ball on the offiside after taking a single. Maxwell refuses to take a single. He is three runs away from a century!

Nov 7, 2023 3:30 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Maxwell for 150?

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: "He could get to 150. That's the immense skill, Maxwell has. At this point, he also has a bit of luck," former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson said on air as the Big Show is doing the bulk of scoring for the Aussies. "Maxwell is the man to do it," added Watson as the Aussie batter gives back the strike to captain Cummins in the 30th over. AUS 172/7 after 31 overs and they now need 120 runs.

Nov 7, 2023 3:24 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Big Show Glenn Maxwell into the 70s!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: WOW! Maxwell smoked back-to-back sixes off Noor Ahmad in the 28th over. A total of 13 runs have come in this over. Maxwell is in the 70s and he has Cummins by his side, who has scored 7 off 28 balls. An in-form Maxwell can take the game away from Afghanistan with his power-hitting even though Afghans need just three more wickets at Wankhede.

Nov 7, 2023 3:20 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: What's the equation?

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: To boost their chances of making it to semi-finals at the World Cup, the Rashid Khan-starrer Afghanistan side need three more wickets to defeat Pat Cummins’ Australia at Wankhede Stadium. Glenn Maxwell-inspired Australia need 141 runs to seal its berth in the semi-finals. Will Australia be joining India and South Africa in the last four of the ICC World Cup?

Nov 7, 2023 3:17 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: How Big Show Maxwell brought up his 50!

Nov 7, 2023 3:11 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Freebies for Aussies!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Rashid Khan leaks a couple of boundaries as Australia have reached 140 in 27 overs after losing 7 wickets. The five-time world champions will need to score 152 more runs to outclass giant killers Afghanistan. Glenn Maxwell and skipper Pat Cummins have stitched a 49-run stand for the 8th wicket.

Nov 7, 2023 3:05 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Glenn Maxwell slams 50!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: A boundary to Glenn Maxwell and with that, the power-hitter has his half-century. Australia need 162 runs and Big Show Maxwell is keen on playing a massive role in the thrilling run chase at the Wankhede Stadium.

Nov 7, 2023 3:00 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Afghanistan on fire! Sehwag hails Rashid and Co.

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Former India skipper Virender Sehwag is mighty impressed with giant killers - Afghanistan. "Wow , Afghanistan on fire. Maxwell surviving that lbw could well see him go in Mata aa gayi mode. Should be interesting to watch #AUSvAFG," the legendary Indian opener said on X.

Nov 7, 2023 2:57 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Maxwell takes charge!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: He is putting up a fight for Aussies! The Big Show is closing in on a crucial half-century. He is riding on his luck after Afghanistan failed to grab its chances to dismiss the on-song batter. Australia are on the back foot but Maxwell is keeping the five-time world champions in the hunt.

Nov 7, 2023 2:53 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Drama! Maxwell is dropped, again!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Noor Ahmad should have bagged the wicket of Maxwell. A simple catch is dropped. Mujeeb, what have you done? A fruitful over for Australia, 12 runs came off it. AUS 113-7 after 22 overs. Rashid Khan is back!

Nov 7, 2023 2:51 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Almost...Noor Ahmad almost had Maxwell!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: A successful review for LBW dismissal and Maxwell has extended his stay at the crease. He gets into the act with a fine boundary in the same over. The fight is on! AUS 112/7 in 21.4 overs.

Nov 7, 2023 2:47 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Maxwell dropped?

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Oh no! This would have decided the contest. Maxwell survived! Afghan fielders stranded in two minds. However, a brilliant over by Rashid, he leaks only 3 runs. AUS 101/7 after 21 overs. Australia need 192 runs.

Nov 7, 2023 2:43 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Was this the match-changing moment?

Nov 7, 2023 2:40 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Rashid gets Starc on the next ball!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Oh, wait! Rashid has his man in the next one. A blinder by Ikram Alikhil as the wicketkeeper sends Starc packing. His juggling act has paved the way for Rashid to complete a brace of wickets. The Aussies are SEVEN down! AUS 91/7 after 18.3 overs. Starc hesitated for the review and would have been given not out. Tough luck!

Nov 7, 2023 2:37 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: What is happening? Rashid has another!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Rashid Khan has completed a stunning caught and bowl dismissal of Mitchell Starc. The Aussie southpaw is dumbfounded! We will be taking another look for this one. Australia need 201 runs and they only have four wickets in hand. BUMP! It is not out! Rashid will have to wait for his second as Starc survives.

Nov 7, 2023 2:30 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: The verdict is out! Marcus Stoinis is a goner

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Clueless Marcus Stoinis has wasted a review for the Aussies. This one looked pretty straight! Three reds and Rashid has his first wicket. Australia are on the verge of a shocking defeat! AUS 87/6 after 16.4 overs.

Nov 7, 2023 2:26 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Eventful spell from Rashid Khan

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: A wicket in his first over. Followed by a review to keep Australia under the pump. Rashid returned for his second over and the start spinner has bagged the wicket of Marcus Stoinis. The Aussie batter had a quick conversation and Australia have gone for review after the LBW dismissal.

Nov 7, 2023 2:15 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Setback for Aussies in Rashid's 1st over!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: A late reaction from Marnus Labuschagne, who came up with a desperate dive following Glenn Maxwell's call for a quick run. Rahmat has done the trick for Afghanistan with his direct hit - Labuschagne is a goner! Australia need 223 runs and the five-time world champions have lost half of their side. "He was very late in responding," Ponting said after Afghanistan bagged the crucial wicket in Rashid Khan's first over of the contest.

Nov 7, 2023 2:12 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Despite losing four wickets, Australia are still in it!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: “Soak up the pressure and drag the game deep by building a partnership. Yes, you have to show a bit more intent. Boundaries will eventually come,” Ponting said on-air as Maxwell and Labuschagne are busy tackling the on-song fast bowlers of giant killers Afghanistan at Wankhede Stadium. AUS 69-4 after 14 overs.

Nov 7, 2023 2:06 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Why no Rashid Khan? Ricky Ponting explains

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: "This ball is swinging. They will be telling Rashid Khan to calm down. There's enough for you (later)," Legendary Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting explained why Hashmatullah Shahidi has decided not to unleash superstar Rashid Khan.

Nov 7, 2023 2:01 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: How Azmatullah Omarzai stunned Australia with match-changing over!

Nov 7, 2023 1:58 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Onus on Labuschagne and Maxwell as Australia suffer top-order collapse

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Premier batter Marnus Labuschagne is tasked to build a match-saving partnership with superstar Glenn Maxwell as Australia have lost four early wickets inside the first 8 overs. Australia need 234 runs to beat giant killers Afghanistan at the Wankhede Stadium. AUS 58/4 after 11.3 overs.

Nov 7, 2023 1:44 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: AFG on fire

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Hattrick delivery and Azmatullah manages to get Maxwell's outside edge but the ball is collected by the wicketkeeper on the bounce. AFG is on fire at the moment. AUS: 51/4 (9 overs)

Nov 7, 2023 1:39 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: OUT!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Azmatullah Omarzai strikes in consecutive deliveries as Josh Inglis gets a leading edge, which is collected by Ibrahim Zadran at slips. He falls for a golden duck. AUS: 49/4 in 8.2 overs

Nov 7, 2023 1:34 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Warner departs!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Labuschagne hits Naveen for a boundary as six runs come in the over.

Azmatullah Omarzai then cleans up David Warner in the next over as Australia are reduced to 49/3 in 8.1 overs.

Nov 7, 2023 1:18 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: LBW!

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: The boundaries keep coming as Mitchell Marsh smashes Azmatullah Omarzai for a boundary, then follows it with a six.

He does the same against Naveen ul Haq in the next over but the bowler has the last laugh. Traps Marsh LBW with a good length delivery, which skids after bouncing. Marsh falls for 24(11). AUS: 43/2 (5.4 overs)

Nov 7, 2023 1:08 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Warner gets a boundary

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Warner hits Mujeeb for another four as seven runs come in the over.

Naveen-ul-Haq continues from the other end and keeps it tight. Three runs come in his over as AUS reach 19/1 after 4 overs.

Nov 7, 2023 12:56 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Naveen strikes

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Naveen ul Haq strikes in his first over as he swings the ball away from Travis Head, who gets an outside edge which is collected by the wicketkeeper. He falls for 0(2).

Mitchell Marsh joins the run chase. AUS: 5/1 (1.3 overs)

Nov 7, 2023 12:52 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Warner hits a four

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Mujeeb offers some width in his first ball and Warner slashes it towards cover for a boundary. Four runs come in the first over.

Naveen-ul-Haq will share the new ball duties with Mujeeb and he starts with a dot. AUS: 4/0 (1.1 overs)

Nov 7, 2023 12:48 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: The chase begins

David Warner and Travis Head arrive in the middle to start the 292-chase. Mujeeb Ur Rahman will lead the attack for Afghanistan.

Nov 7, 2023 12:19 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: AFG pile 291/5

Stand and deliver by Rashid Khan. Mitchell Starc pitches it at length, wide of off stump and Rashid slashes the ball straight down the ground for a maximum. He started the over with a boundary.

Starc then bowls a bouncer, which is pulled away by Rashid for a six.

Starc concedes 16 in the over as Afghanistan pile 291/5 on the board. Rashid returns unbeaten on 35(18). Ibrahim Zadran also returns unbeaten on 129(143).

Nov 7, 2023 12:13 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: AFG reach 275

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Ibrahim Zadran hits Pat Cummins for a six and follows it up with a four as Afghanistan reach 275/5 in 49 overs.

Nov 7, 2023 12:07 PM IST

Australia vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Rashid survives

Afghanistan switch gear as Rashid Khan hits Glenn Maxwell for a six and a four.

Ibrahim Zadran then hits Mitchell Starc for a maximum in the next over. Starc then gets rid of Rashid later in the over. He is caught for 17(10) by Marcus Stoinis at deep square. The umpires decide to take a second look, and Rashid survives as the ball had bounced in front of the Stoinis. AUS: 261/5 (48 overs)