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Afghanistan vs Australia, 39th Match at Mumbai, World Cup 2023, Nov 07 2023 - Match Result

RESULT
39th Match (D/N), Wankhede, November 07, 2023, ICC Cricket World Cup
(46.5/50 ov, T:292) 293/7

Australia won by 3 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
201* (128) & 1/55
glenn-maxwell
Cricinfo's MVP
433.07 ptsImpact List
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Scorecard summary
Afghanistan 291/5(50 overs)
129* (143)
35* (18)
1/55 (10)
Australia 293/7(46.5 overs)
201* (128)
2/44 (10)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
AUS433.07201(128)297.8382.881/551.2650.19
AFG134.85129(143)125.13134.85--0
AFG123.4835(18)46.8847.762/442.3875.72
AFG99.66--02/473.6999.66
AUS91.27--02/392.2191.27

Glenn Maxwell, Player of the Match: It was obviously quite hot when we were fielding today. I haven't really done a whole lot of high intensity exercise in the heat and it certainly got a hold of me today and just luckily enough we came out with a plan to stay at the same end for a little bit until I could sort of get some movement back, luckily enough I was able to stay till the end. It was basically to stick to our batting plan. I suppose for me it was still trying to be positive, still trying to take them on and trying to produce bad balls or something else I could score off. Even with the lbw, that was just going over the top, that was probably the kick-start I needed to sort of tell myself to start playing my shots and be a bit more proactive. I think you obviously saw a little bit more swing and nip around under lights as it always happened throughout this tournament. Credit to them, they bowled absolutely beautifully upfront and put us on the back foot. What we struggled to do was take early wickets and put them under pressure, but credit to them, they bowled really well upfront. I feel like I had those types of innings before where I was given the chance and I haven't made the most of it so to make the most of it is probably the most pleasing thing, to be not out with Patty at the end is something I am really proud of.

I think after the first two games everyone was pretty quick to write us off and to come back and win six straight now is a great effort from this group. The belief is always there to win a game like tonight, hopefully that belief spreads through the change room.

Pat Cummins, Australia captain: Ridiculous. Don't know how to describe it. Great win! It has got to be the greatest thing that has ever happened. One of those days people will say yeah, I was at the stadium for this game. He always had a plan. Even from 200 behind to be able to win the game that way, it was really special. It is important to remember you can win from anywhere. Real belief in the team and we are in the semi-finals now, that's great.

Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afghanistan Captain: Very disappointed, cricket is a funny game. It was unbelievable for us. We were in the game, our bowlers started really well. The dropped chances hurt us at end of the day, we missed those moments and after that Maxwell didn't stop, credit to him. I think that catch was the key point. After that, he played really well, he had all the shots and didn't give us any chance. Our bowlers tried their best. Proud of the team; team will be disappointed tonight but it's part of the game. We will try our best to come stronger in our next game against South Africa. Ibrahim Zadran must be proud of himself. I am also proud. He is the first Afghan player to score a hundred on World Cup

It's time for some quotes from the match presentation

It's hard to wrap my head around what has just transpired! It's been a pleasure bringing all the action to you and watching this World Cup classic. It was a one-man army show from Maxwell who, against all odds, decided to take the game deep. Props to Pat Cummins for holding his end of the bargain and not capitulating to pressure. You have to applaud the perseverance, tenacity, resolve, fantastic game awareness, and self-belief that led to a stunning comeback in this game after being pegged back early on and tottering at 91/7. Afghanistan dominated this game for the most part but will rue the dropped chances that took the game away from them. They did most of the things right and should be very proud of their effort and overall performance in this World Cup. No team will take them lightly from here on; they have been a formidable opposition in this showpiece event. The noticeable improvement has been the calmness shown by the batters, and the tendency to collapse is no longer their Achilles' heel

An action-packed high drama World Cup blockbuster comes to an end with Australia emerging on top. Amid the turbulence and chaos, Maxwell kept his calm and despite losing the seventh wicket, he orchestrated a brilliant run-chase with some able support from Cummins. The night clearly belonged to the man, the myth, the legend - Maxwell. Australia have qualified for the semifinal with this victory!

Maxwell's amazing performance will be penned down into cricketing folklore and will be rejoiced and relived for ages to come!

46.5
6
Mujeeb to Maxwell, SIX runs

How far will it go? All the way! OUTRAGEOUS! Heaved over deep midwicket, and he finishes the game in style. Australia have beaten Afghanistan in an absolute humdinger. This has got to be one of the best ODI knocks ever as Maxwell etches his name in the history books. He punches the air in ecstasy and gets a warm hug from Cummins

46.4
4
Mujeeb to Maxwell, FOUR runs

Slaps it past cover for a sizzling boundary! Only a hit away from a double ton

46.3
6
Mujeeb to Maxwell, SIX runs

Manufactures pace for himself and pumps it for six yet again! Maxwell reaches his highest ever score for Australia. Another biggee - that's the currency we see him dealing in! He has been on a six-hitting spree tonight!

46.2
6
Mujeeb to Maxwell, SIX runs

Flogs him for a six over deep midwicket, that has been belted out of the park right off the middle. He is into 180s now! Classical shot

Nitin Sharma : "Max show at par to Kapil's 175 in 1983"

46.1
Mujeeb to Maxwell, no run

Quicker on a length, holds its line on middle and leg, tries to slug that over midwicket, ends up getting a thick inside edge onto the pads

end of over 464 runs
AUS: 271/7CRR: 5.89 RRR: 5.25 • Need 21 from 24b
Glenn Maxwell179 (123b 20x4 7x6)
Pat Cummins12 (68b 1x4)
Rashid Khan 10-0-44-2
Naveen-ul-Haq 9-0-47-2
45.6
1
Rashid Khan to Maxwell, 1 run

Presses it down to long-on and his running between the wickets has improved, gallops across to the other end as Australia inch closer to a miraculous victory

45.5
Rashid Khan to Maxwell, no run

Short and sliding into the thigh pad, gently eased down to square leg. Looks like nothing can breach Maxwell's defence now

45.4
Rashid Khan to Maxwell, no run

Floated up fuller right up to the toes, blocked solidly back to Rashid

45.3
1
Rashid Khan to Cummins, 1 run

Bit of confusion in the middle, they were thinking about a run but then decided against it in the end, ball was clipped into the leg side

45.2
Rashid Khan to Cummins, no run

Floated up fuller and outside off, driven all along the carpet to cover

45.2
1w
Rashid Khan to Cummins, 1 wide

Fired it quicker on a full length but the line is wrong, outside leg and umpire signals a wide

45.1
1
Rashid Khan to Maxwell, 1 run

Lobbed up on a length just outside off, flicked off the backfoot into the vacant peninsula at midwicket

end of over 457 runs
AUS: 267/7CRR: 5.93 RRR: 5.00 • Need 25 from 30b
Glenn Maxwell177 (119b 20x4 7x6)
Pat Cummins11 (66b 1x4)
Naveen-ul-Haq 9-0-47-2
Azmatullah Omarzai 7-1-52-2
44.6
1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Maxwell, 1 run

Getting it right in the blockhole and Mazwell nearly chipped it back to the bowler; Naveen went airborne and tried to pluck it out of thin air but the ball kept swirling away from him and dribbles away down the ground to long-off. Maxwell is still out there

44.5
Naveen-ul-Haq to Maxwell, no run

Arrows it in from over the wicket on a slightly shorter length around the line middle, shanks it to the left of mid-on

44.4
Naveen-ul-Haq to Maxwell, no run

Summons a well disguised slower one on back of a length and it goes inches over the middle stump, too early into the pull, completely deceived

44.3
Naveen-ul-Haq to Maxwell, no run

On a length and skidding through the right hander very very quickly, tries to whip it over square leg but ends up getting thumped on his pads - shot was on

44.2
Naveen-ul-Haq to Maxwell, no run

Takes the pace off the ball, lands it on a length around the line middle, pushes it down to long-on

Jey Santhosh: "I think Maxi's wicket is just around the corner. He is too tired to continue a loose shot is on the cards. Maybe time for Rashid?"

Arun: "Max got all the luck today, hope he has some in reserves for knock-outs!"

44.1
6
Naveen-ul-Haq to Maxwell, SIX runs

Geez! How on Earth can you do that? Hangs back, stands tall, swings the blade using brute force in his wrists and sends it miles up into the night sky and clears deep midwicket and long on! #Clubbed

end of over 4415 runs
AUS: 260/7CRR: 5.90 RRR: 5.33 • Need 32 from 36b
Glenn Maxwell170 (113b 20x4 6x6)
Pat Cummins11 (66b 1x4)
Azmatullah Omarzai 7-1-52-2
Noor Ahmad 10-1-53-0
43.6
1
Azmatullah to Maxwell, 1 run

Oh, he is taking a run! Dug in short and into his body, pulled away looking a bit ungainly towards deep backward square and somehow manages to get to the non-striker's end

43.5
Azmatullah to Maxwell, no run

Spiteful bumper on chest height, mousses it down to deep midwicket's right

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
GJ Maxwell
201 runs (128)
21 fours10 sixes
Productive shot
flick
48 runs
3 fours4 sixes
Control
78%
Ibrahim Zadran
129 runs (143)
8 fours3 sixes
Productive shot
cover drive
27 runs
3 fours0 six
Control
88%
Best performances - bowlers
JR Hazlewood
O
9
M
0
R
39
W
2
ECO
4.33
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Rashid Khan
O
10
M
0
R
44
W
2
ECO
4.4
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TossAfghanistan, elected to bat first
Series
Season2023/24
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 4696
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.00, Second Session 18.00-21.30
Match days7 November 2023 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsAustralia 2, Afghanistan 0
Language
English
Win Probability
AUS 100%
AFGAUS
100%50%100%AFG InningsAUS Innings

Over 47 • AUS 293/7

Australia won by 3 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
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TEAMMWLPTNRR
IND990182.570
SA972141.261
AUS972140.841
NZ954100.743
PAK9458-0.199
AFG9458-0.336
ENG9366-0.572
BAN9274-1.087
SL9274-1.419
NED9274-1.825