AUS vs AFG Highlights, World Cup 2023: Afghanistan captain Hasmatullah Shahidi has won the toss and Afghanistan will bat first against Australia at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Aus vs Afg Highlights, Cricket World Cup 2023: Glenn Maxwell scored the first double hundred of the 2023 ODI World Cup to power Australia to a three-wicket heist against Afghanistan at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Ibrahim Zadran became the first Afghan batter to score a hundred at the World Cup as Afghanistan posted 291 against Australia. Earlier, Afghanistan skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi won the toss and elected to bat. Veteran Australian batter Steve Smith missed out with a vertigo and was replaced by Mitchell Marsh, while Glenn Maxwell returned to the playing eleven in place of Cameron Green. Afghanistan made one change, bringing in seamer Naveen-ul-Haq for Fazalhaq Farooqi.
Australia will look to overcome their middle-order woes and secure a final-four spot when they come up against a fearless Afghanistan on Tuesday. Only two places remain up for the taking, with India slated to finish atop the World Cup points table. South Africa have also qualified. With no other team directly threatening Australia’s progression into the semifinals, Pat Cummins’ men would like to finish the job at the Wankhede Stadium.
In ICC ODI World Cup tournaments, Australia and Afghanistan have faced each other in two matches. Out of these, the Kangaroos have emerged victorious on both occasions.