ICC Cricket World Cup, 26th Match, Pool A: Australia v Afghanistan at Perth, Mar 4, 2015
ICC Cricket World Cup - 26th match, Pool A
Australia won by 275 runs
4 March 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DA Warner c Mohammad Nabi b Shapoor Zadran 178 164 133 19 5 133.83
37.3 84.7 mph, there won't be a triple hundred today. At least one undesirable record avoided by Afghanistan. This is bowled cross-seam, which is possibly why it has come slower on to him. Warner gets under, goes on a knee, and wants to hit a massive six. Just gets too much under it, and sends it miles into the air. It has hit a meteor or something and has come back for Nabi to take a really difficult catch at mid-on. He goes reverse cup and just about holds on to it with the ball not landing sweetly in the palms 274/2
View dismissal AJ Finch c Nawroz Mangal b Dawlat Zadran 4 14 9 0 0 44.44
2.6 84.5 mph, beautiful over. Perfect seam and swing bowling. A few outswingers, then inswinger from wide on the crease, and ends up with a sucker punch of an outswinger. Full, just outside off, Finch thinks he can drive at it, but it is not quite as full as he expects. Which means there is time for the ball to move and take the edge through to first slip where Nawroz Mangal takes a smart low catch 14/1
View dismissal SPD Smith c Najibullah Zadran b Shapoor Zadran 95 173 98 8 1 96.93
42.5 85.4 mph, Smith won't have a hundred. Shapoor has bowled well, has gone for a lot still, but this is good reward. Again the cross seam means it doesn't quite come on, and he is early into the drive. Straight to mid-off. Taken 339/3
View dismissal GJ Maxwell c Mohammad Nabi b Dawlat Zadran 88 45 39 6 7 225.64
47.2 67.3 mph, there won't be a fastest WC hundred here. Maxwell yet to score an ODI hundred. Slower ball, half-volley, draws a sort of a mis-hit, and he ends up offering a catch to extra cover. Another excellent innings by Maxwell at the WACA, but still not a hundred for him 390/5
View dismissal JP Faulkner b Hamid Hassan 7 15 6 1 0 116.66
46.1 87.6 mph, that's a lovely yorker. Hassan brings out the mini chainsaw. Inswinging yorker. On the middle and leg. Dips on him too. Beats the inside edge. Possibly takes the toe on the way to the stumps 382/4
View dismissal MR Marsh c Najibullah Zadran b Nawroz Mangal 8 17 9 0 0 88.88
49.6 48.4 mph, short ball, down the wicket, doesn't quite time this, and he finds deep midwicket with this hit 417/6
BJ Haddin not out 20 10 9 2 1 222.22
Extras (b 2, lb 5, w 7, nb 3) 17
  Total (6 wickets; 50 overs; 221 mins) 417 (8.34 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Dawlat Zadran 10 1 101 2 10.10 27 10 4 (2nb, 3w)
2.6 to Finch, 84.5 mph, beautiful over. Perfect seam and swing bowling. A few outswingers, then inswinger from wide on the crease, and ends up with a sucker punch of an outswinger. Full, just outside off, Finch thinks he can drive at it, but it is not quite as full as he expects. Which means there is time for the ball to move and take the edge through to first slip where Nawroz Mangal takes a smart low catch 14/1
47.2 to Maxwell, 67.3 mph, there won't be a fastest WC hundred here. Maxwell yet to score an ODI hundred. Slower ball, half-volley, draws a sort of a mis-hit, and he ends up offering a catch to extra cover. Another excellent innings by Maxwell at the WACA, but still not a hundred for him 390/5
View wickets Shapoor Zadran 10 0 89 2 8.90 25 7 5 (1nb, 2w)
37.3 to Warner, 84.7 mph, there won't be a triple hundred today. At least one undesirable record avoided by Afghanistan. This is bowled cross-seam, which is possibly why it has come slower on to him. Warner gets under, goes on a knee, and wants to hit a massive six. Just gets too much under it, and sends it miles into the air. It has hit a meteor or something and has come back for Nabi to take a really difficult catch at mid-on. He goes reverse cup and just about holds on to it with the ball not landing sweetly in the palms 274/2
42.5 to Smith, 85.4 mph, Smith won't have a hundred. Shapoor has bowled well, has gone for a lot still, but this is good reward. Again the cross seam means it doesn't quite come on, and he is early into the drive. Straight to mid-off. Taken 339/3
View wicket Hamid Hassan 10 0 70 1 7.00 18 7 0 (1w)
46.1 to Faulkner, 87.6 mph, that's a lovely yorker. Hassan brings out the mini chainsaw. Inswinging yorker. On the middle and leg. Dips on him too. Beats the inside edge. Possibly takes the toe on the way to the stumps 382/4
  Mohammad Nabi 10 0 84 0 8.40 22 6 4 (1w)
  Samiullah Shenwari 5 0 34 0 6.80 13 5 0
  Javed Ahmadi 4 0 18 0 4.50 8 0 0
View wicket Nawroz Mangal 1 0 14 1 14.00 1 1 1
49.6 to Marsh, 48.4 mph, short ball, down the wicket, doesn't quite time this, and he finds deep midwicket with this hit 417/6
  Afghanistan innings (target: 418 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Javed Ahmadi c Clarke b Hazlewood 13 34 24 1 0 54.16
7.4 87.0 mph, and this was long due. Ahmadi has not been fancying getting behind the line of the ball. Hazlewood bowls short of a length, Ahmadi is away from the line and just opens the face. Easy enough catch head high for Clarke at second slip 32/2
View dismissal Usman Ghani c Faulkner b Johnson 12 28 19 0 0 63.15
6.3 89.2 mph, full and straight, swinging back in a touch, Ghani gets the bat down in time, hits it well, but there is a short straight midwicket in place. Sharp catch but straight at him 30/1
View dismissal Nawroz Mangal c Finch b Johnson 33 54 35 2 2 94.28
20.1 89.7 mph, lovely catch by Finch. Short of a length, just outside off, he has opened the face on it, everybody is looking towards third man to cut it, but Finch from first slip has gone flying to his right and pouched this. Goes two handed, but it gets stuck in one hand 94/5
View dismissal Asghar Stanikzai c Smith b Johnson 4 12 10 0 0 40.00
10.2 91.7 mph, lovely catch by Smith. Great hands he has. Stanikzai swings hard again, gets a thick edge that flies towards third man. M Marsh is the man running in, and this should be his catch, which is what Smith believes too, but Marsh doesn't look too keen. Smith goes back into the catch. There can be a collision. Smith catches it over his shoulder, arches back. A collision is avoided. Catch is taken 46/3
View dismissal Samiullah Shenwari c Johnson b Clarke 17 33 31 2 0 54.83
19.4 49.7 mph, Clarke has a wicket took. Another sweep. To a length ball. Gets a top edge for an easy catch at short fine leg. His first ODI wicket since September 2012 94/4
View dismissal Mohammad Nabi* c Clarke b Maxwell 2 20 10 0 0 20.00
24.2 50.8 mph, Nabi has reviewed this. Nabi looks to paddle, Clarke is running back towards short fine, then he realises Nabi has got a soft edge, and he runs back in towards the stumps to catch this. Nabi says this has come off the arm. He is right, it has come off the arm, but after hitting the top edge. And oh by the way, the snicko has not registered anything even though there is a clear edge here 103/6
View dismissal Najibullah Zadran b Starc 24 42 31 1 1 77.41
31.1 92.3 mph, Starc and his yorker. Swinging in towards the base of the middle stump. At 148ks. Under the toe end of the bat. Too good for Najib 131/7
View dismissal Afsar Zazai c †Haddin b Hazlewood 10 47 40 0 0 25.00
36.2 86.0 mph, they don't have a review left, and he has to walk back even if he has not edged it. This is short of a length, outside off, nips back in, goes between the bat and him. Haddin takes the catch. Australia are pretty confident they have got the edge, but Zazai is not walking until the umpire raises the finger. Snicko registers a small little spike 140/9
View dismissal Dawlat Zadran b Starc 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
31.5 93.6 mph, it was a matter of time with Dawlat backing away every ball. Out comes this dipping yorker at 151ks at the base of off. Too good again 131/8
View dismissal Hamid Hassan c Warner b Johnson 7 27 18 0 0 38.88
37.3 87.1 mph, a simple catch at short midwicket ends it. The biggest win WCs. This is short, gets on to him quicker than he expects it, gets a soft edge on the pull, and Johnson collects his fourth wicket 142/10
Shapoor Zadran not out 0 5 4 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 5, w 10, nb 1) 20
  Total (all out; 37.3 overs; 157 mins) 142 (3.78 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets MA Starc 6 0 18 2 3.00 24 1 0
31.1 to Najibullah Zadran, 92.3 mph, Starc and his yorker. Swinging in towards the base of the middle stump. At 148ks. Under the toe end of the bat. Too good for Najib 131/7
31.5 to Dawlat Zadran, 93.6 mph, it was a matter of time with Dawlat backing away every ball. Out comes this dipping yorker at 151ks at the base of off. Too good again 131/8
View wickets JR Hazlewood 8 1 25 2 3.12 37 2 0 (3w)
7.4 to Javed Ahmadi, 87.0 mph, and this was long due. Ahmadi has not been fancying getting behind the line of the ball. Hazlewood bowls short of a length, Ahmadi is away from the line and just opens the face. Easy enough catch head high for Clarke at second slip 32/2
36.2 to Afsar Zazai, 86.0 mph, they don't have a review left, and he has to walk back even if he has not edged it. This is short of a length, outside off, nips back in, goes between the bat and him. Haddin takes the catch. Australia are pretty confident they have got the edge, but Zazai is not walking until the umpire raises the finger. Snicko registers a small little spike 140/9
View wickets MG Johnson 7.3 0 22 4 2.93 35 1 0 (5w)
6.3 to Usman Ghani, 89.2 mph, full and straight, swinging back in a touch, Ghani gets the bat down in time, hits it well, but there is a short straight midwicket in place. Sharp catch but straight at him 30/1
10.2 to Asghar Stanikzai, 91.7 mph, lovely catch by Smith. Great hands he has. Stanikzai swings hard again, gets a thick edge that flies towards third man. M Marsh is the man running in, and this should be his catch, which is what Smith believes too, but Marsh doesn't look too keen. Smith goes back into the catch. There can be a collision. Smith catches it over his shoulder, arches back. A collision is avoided. Catch is taken 46/3
20.1 to Nawroz Mangal, 89.7 mph, lovely catch by Finch. Short of a length, just outside off, he has opened the face on it, everybody is looking towards third man to cut it, but Finch from first slip has gone flying to his right and pouched this. Goes two handed, but it gets stuck in one hand 94/5
37.3 to Hamid Hassan, 87.1 mph, a simple catch at short midwicket ends it. The biggest win WCs. This is short, gets on to him quicker than he expects it, gets a soft edge on the pull, and Johnson collects his fourth wicket 142/10
View wicket MJ Clarke 5 0 14 1 2.80 18 0 0
19.4 to Samiullah Shenwari, 49.7 mph, Clarke has a wicket took. Another sweep. To a length ball. Gets a top edge for an easy catch at short fine leg. His first ODI wicket since September 2012 94/4
  MR Marsh 3 0 25 0 8.33 10 1 2 (1w)
  JP Faulkner 4 0 8 0 2.00 19 0 0 (1nb, 1w)
View wicket GJ Maxwell 4 1 21 1 5.25 15 1 1
24.2 to Mohammad Nabi, 50.8 mph, Nabi has reviewed this. Nabi looks to paddle, Clarke is running back towards short fine, then he realises Nabi has got a soft edge, and he runs back in towards the stumps to catch this. Nabi says this has come off the arm. He is right, it has come off the arm, but after hitting the top edge. And oh by the way, the snicko has not registered anything even though there is a clear edge here 103/6

Match details


Toss - Afghanistan, who chose to field
Points - Australia 2, Afghanistan 0
Player of the match - DA Warner (Australia)
Umpires - HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and MA Gough (England)
TV umpire - BF Bowden (New Zealand)
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - NJ Llong (England)

Match Notes


    • Australia innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 68 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 8.4 overs (52 balls), Extras 5
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 41 balls (DA Warner 41, SPD Smith 9, Ex 3)
    • DA Warner: 50 off 40 balls (7 x 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 88/1 in 14.0 overs (DA Warner 63, SPD Smith 15)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 16.3 overs (99 balls), Extras 6
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 95 balls (DA Warner 76, SPD Smith 22, Ex 4)
    • DA Warner: 100 off 92 balls (11 x 4)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 24.6 overs (150 balls), Extras 7
    • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 139 balls (DA Warner 101, SPD Smith 45, Ex 5)
    • SPD Smith: 50 off 60 balls (4 x 4)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 29.6 overs (180 balls), Extras 7
    • 2nd Wicket: 200 runs in 170 balls (DA Warner 137, SPD Smith 63, Ex 5)
    • DA Warner: 150 off 116 balls (15 x 4, 4 x 6)
    • Drinks: Australia - 233/1 in 33.0 overs (DA Warner 156, SPD Smith 64)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 33.1 - 38.0 (Batting side - 45 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 35.0 overs (211 balls), Extras 10
    • 2nd Wicket: 250 runs in 199 balls (DA Warner 169, SPD Smith 74, Ex 9)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 40.1 overs (243 balls), Extras 12
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 27 balls (SPD Smith 14, GJ Maxwell 34, Ex 2)
    • GJ Maxwell: 50 off 21 balls (5 x 4, 4 x 6)
    • Australia: 350 runs in 43.6 overs (266 balls), Extras 16
    • Australia: 400 runs in 48.3 overs (294 balls), Extras 17
    • Innings Break: Australia - 417/6 in 50.0 overs (BJ Haddin 20)
    • Afghanistan innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 44 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 12.3 overs (75 balls), Extras 9
    • Drinks: Afghanistan - 85/3 in 17.0 overs (Nawroz Mangal 31, Samiullah Shenwari 11)
    • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 22.3 overs (135 balls), Extras 17
    • Over 24.2: Review by Afghanistan (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - Mohammad Nabi (Struck down)
    • Drinks: Afghanistan - 137/8 in 34.0 overs (Afsar Zazai 9, Hamid Hassan 4)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 4 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Attendance: 12,710
 
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