Video: Rashid Khan’s storming Australia, Afghanistan play another mind game.
AUS vs AFG: Rashid Khan will play a big role in dismissing Australia. He blew Australia’s sleep by batting top-down order.
New Delhi: Despite Australia’s victory in the 38th match of the T20 World Cup played between Australia and Afghanistan, its worries did not subside. After registering a 4-run win over Afghanistan, Australia is now completely dependent on the England-Sri Lanka match.
If Sri Lanka beat England, Australia will qualify, otherwise they will have to return home empty-handed this time. Rashid Khan will play a big role in getting Australia out. He blew Australia’s sleep by batting top-down order.
48 runs not out in 23 balls
Rashid Khan scored an unbeaten 48 off 23 balls at a strike rate of 208.70. Australia’s legendary bowlers collapsed in Rashid’s storm. After captain Mohammad Nabi was dismissed for 1 run, Rashid Khan, who came to the crease, created a storm on the balls of Kane Richardson, Josh Hazlewood and Marcus Stoins.
Rashid Khan hit great sixes while playing one brilliant shot. After seeing their storm, it seemed once that Afghanistan should not win the match but chasing the target of 22 runs to win in the last over, Afghanistan managed to score only 17 runs. In such a situation, Afghanistan lost this match by 4 runs.
Afghanistan played a mind game!
Afghanistan played mental game and did not give Australia a chance in net run rate plus. They won the toss and decided to bowl first. Had Afghanistan batted first, Australia would have wanted to finish the game in less overs and net run rate plus. In such a situation, he did not make the mistake of bowling first to Australia.
After this win, Australia may have moved to the second position with 7 points but their net run rate is still in minus. Australia’s NRR is -0.173. In such a situation, their entire hope now depends on the defeat of England. Australia will be hoping that Sri Lanka pull off a big upset and defeat England. After that, Australia will reach the semi-finals.
— Sachin pathankoti (@Sachinpathankot) November 4, 2022