Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MS Wade
75(108) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 5 2 7 0 5 2
Asghar Stanikzai
66(106) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 3 6 6 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

MA Starc
O9.0
M1
R47
W4
Eco5.22
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Karim Sadiq
O6.0
M0
R22
W2
Eco3.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

The four early wickets pegged Afghanistan back early but from there on we saw some fight from them. Nabi and Stanikzai were slow to start off but gradually opened up and would have had Australia a bit concerned at one point. But Nabi gave his wicket away and Australia tightened their grip during the batting Powerplay. Both teams will be reasonably happy with how things panned out, in tough conditions. We'll get you the details from the presentation in a bit.

Mitchell Starc is the Man of the Match: "It's a bit humid, quite sweaty, took a little bit of time to get accustomed to. It was quite sweaty, it was a bit hard to hold the ball, also with the dew. We all bowled quite well, we've been here for a couple of days to get used to the conditions. Afghanistan put up a good fight today. It's a bit different to play cricket this late."

Nowroz Mangal: "The players played very well. Australia is one of the best teams in the world. Our top order didn't click this time. The way the bowlers performed and the way we fielded, it was quite satisfactory and we proved we can compete with such big sides. We have learned a lot. This is a good preparation for the T20 World Cup. This was a better performance than we put up against Pakistan. I'd like to thank Cricket Australia for allowing us to play their team. We played the T20 World Cup in the West Indies and we'll rectify the errors we made then. It's a historic game. We are happy we have played the 200th game on this ground."

Michael Clarke: "After our trip to England, a very good performance. We've got three important games coming up, and tonight it was important to get off a good start. We've probably got areas to work on with both bat and ball. We coped pretty well with the heat. We had a good preparation. Mitch bowled very well, the ball got a little slippery there. Our batsmen deserve some credit as well. Nice to make some runs. Michael Hussey is an important player in this team. We have to be at our best against Pakistan, they know these conditions well."

There's a trophy for this one-off game and it's been handed to Michael Clarke. That's all from us here. Thanks for tuning in and we'll see you when the Pakistan-Australia series begins. See ya. You can read the report for this match here.

43.5
W
Doherty to Dawlat Zadran, OUT, holes out, tossed up and he swings hard, gets too much elevation there and finds Michael Hussey at deep midwicket
43.4
4
Doherty to Dawlat Zadran, FOUR runs, that's been swept powerfully, tossed up and he smacks that through deep square leg
43.3
0
Doherty to Dawlat Zadran, no run, goodish length on the off, pushes that back down the pitch
43.2
0
Doherty to Dawlat Zadran, no run, comes down the track and tries to swing it into the stands, gets a thick inside edge
43.1
1
Doherty to Shapoor Zadran, 1 run, slog-sweep, drags it towards deep midwicket for a single

Doherty to bowl

END OF OVER:
43 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | AFG: 201/9

  • Shapoor Zadran0 (3b)
  • Dawlat Zadran4 (14b)
  • JL Pattinson9-1-46-3
  • XJ Doherty7-1-29-0
42.6
1lb
Pattinson to Shapoor Zadran, 1 leg bye, full outside leg stump, clips the pads and they take a leg-bye this time

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MS Wade
75(108) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 5 2 7 0 5 2
Asghar Stanikzai
66(106) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 3 6 6 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

MA Starc
O9.0
M1
R47
W4
Eco5.22
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Karim Sadiq
O6.0
M0
R22
W2
Eco3.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF