7.4 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
    6.3 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
    20.1 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
    10.2 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
    19.4 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
    24.2 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
    31.1 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
    36.2 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
    31.5 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
    37.3 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
    not out
    20 (b 4, lb 5, nb 1, w 10)
    142 all out (37.3 Overs, RR: 3.78)
    Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Usman Ghani, 6.3 ov), 2-32 (Javed Ahmadi, 7.4 ov), 3-46 (Asghar Stanikzai, 10.2 ov), 4-94 (Samiullah Shenwari, 19.4 ov), 5-94 (Nawroz Mangal, 20.1 ov), 6-103 (Mohammad Nabi, 24.2 ov), 7-131 (Najibullah Zadran, 31.1 ov), 8-131 (Dawlat Zadran, 31.5 ov), 9-140 (Afsar Zazai, 36.2 ov), 10-142 (Hamid Hassan, 37.3 ov)
    MA Starc6.001823.00241000
    JR Hazlewood8.012523.12372030
    MG Johnson7.302242.93351050
    MJ Clarke5.001412.80180000
    MR Marsh3.002508.33101210
    JP Faulkner4.00802.00190011
    GJ Maxwell4.012115.25151100

Match Notes

Best of the rest


Samiullah Shenwari's batting average in ODIs - the second highest an associate batsman with at least 1000 runs averages.

Best at No. 3


Smith's average batting at No. 3 from 7 innings before today - the best he at from any position in ODIs.

Not today


The most Afghanistan had conceded in the mandatory Powerplays in this World Cup. They went for 68 today.



Afghanistan's economy in the mandatory Powerplays this World Cup - only Zimbabwe have done better (2.97).