AUS vs AFG Live Cricket Result, World Cup 2023: Glenn Maxwell hits 201*, Australia beat Afghanistan by 3 wickets to become third team to reach semi-finals.
Glenn Maxwell Slams Heroic 201*, Australia vs Afghanistan Live Updates:
Glenn Maxwell – take a bow! The Cricket World Cup witnessed one of the most heroic innings of all time as the Australian star battled through cramps and spasms to hit an unbeaten double ton and lead his team to a memorable victory. Thanks to the heroic double ton, Australia defeated Afghanistan by three wickets and reached the target of 292 runs in just 46.5 overs. This happened despite Australia falling to 91/7 in the interim. But Glenn Maxwell held on till the end, hitting 10 sixes and 21 fours.
Earlier, Ibrahim Zadran (129 not out off 143 balls) became the first Afghan batsman to score a hundred in a Cricket World Cup, leading his team to 291 for five in 50 overs. Rashid Khan’s unbeaten 35 off 18 balls towards the end of the match also played a crucial role in Afghanistan posting a good total after deciding to bat.
Thanks to a superhuman performance by Glenn Maxwell, Australia has qualified for the semi-finals of the World Cup. Glenn Maxwell was struggling with cramps and back problems, but he helped Australia to victory in incredible fashion. Glenn Maxwell put his team back on the winning track with an epic double-century as Australia beat Afghanistan at the World Cup.
Glenn Maxwell delivered one of the most astonishing innings at the Cricket World Cup as he hit 201 off 128 balls to lead Australia into the semi-finals ahead of Afghanistan by 19 runs on Tuesday.
Australia joined India and South Africa in the last four, ending Afghanistan’s unlikely run to the semi-finals.
Maxwell ended his top ODI knock as he was unable to run between the wickets due to cramps and simply hit the ball out for a boundary without moving his legs as Australia chased them off 292 goals. He hit 21 fours and 10 sixes, the last ball being the last ball of the match.
Australia, who were expected to win by 292 runs, were thrashed 91-7, but Maxwell helped the five-time champions return to contention with a score of 186-7.
When all-rounder Maxwell, Australia’s last recognized batsman, scored 33, they would have been in trouble had Mujeeb Ur Rahman not missed a simple catch at short leg. big trouble.
Maxwell, who bizarrely missed the match against England after suffering a concussion after falling off a golf cart, finished fifth on 51 balls.
He then needed just 25 more balls to complete a hundred with 10 fours and 3 sixes, causing more pain for Afghanistan.
Australia trailed by 7 runs against Afghanistan in 25 overs at the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in Mumbai.
Earlier, Naveen-ul-Haq batted in his first over, allowing Travis Hyde to score behind the wicket. Mitchell Marsh launched an attack to extend the lead but was ultimately negated by a fine strike from Naveen, who slid in and hit his pads, with the referee holding up his finger following an appeal. Azmatullah Omarzai’s double knock reduced Australia to 49/4 from 49/2 in the ninth over.
Ibrahim Zadran, 21, who made a name for himself in Afghanistan’s cricketing history by scoring Afghanistan’s first hundred in the World Cup, scored against Australia on Tuesday A respectable score of 291 runs for 5.
Zadran remained unbeaten on 129 off 143 balls as Afghanistan scored 64 points in the last five overs against the five-time champions in a crucial match as they reached the semi-finals for the first time.