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RESULT
38th Match, Group 1 (N), Adelaide, November 04, 2022, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
(20 ov, T:169) 164/7

Australia won by 4 runs

Match centre 
Scores: M Venkat Raghav
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Comms: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
Australia 168/8(20 overs)
Afghanistan 164/7(20 overs)
Adam Zampa2/22 (4)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
Rashid KhanAFG110.248(23)59.4274.561/291.335.64
Naveen-ul-HaqAFG89.73--03/213.989.73
Adam ZampaAUS74.641(1)0.540.292/223.0474.35
Glenn MaxwellAUS71.754(32)61.9571.7--0
Josh HazlewoodAUS61.05--02/332.9961.05
end of over 2017 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 164/7CRR: 8.20 
Rashid Khan48 (23b 3x4 4x6)
Naveen-ul-Haq0 (0b)
Marcus Stoinis 2-0-26-0
Josh Hazlewood 4-0-33-2

10.15pm: Time for the captains to speak, starting with Mohammad Nabi: "Really good game of cricket. They started really well but at the end Naveen and Farooqi bowled well and it wasn't a big total on that pitch. We started well in the powerplay and the middle, but threw away four wickets back to back and that put us under pressure. [Two washouts] Tough when you play first game and then don't play for 10 days. We didn't get that momentum but improved every game from there."

Australia's Matthew Wade: [Feelings at the end?] "Okay, four overs out probably, brought our bowlers forward and gave Stoiny the last. Knowing you have the allrounder to bowl one of the last two is a bit nerve-wracking but I've seen Rash do that plenty of times. Never really felt safe. [Eng-SL game] We'll stay here and watch that game, hoping for a bit of an upset. We put ourselves in that situation, been trying to chase a bit of run rate but it hasn't gone our way. Bit slow out of the blocks this tournament, hopefully it doesn't cost us. [Finch, David fitness?] Yeah, hopeful they'll be right to go if we make the semis."

Right, that's it from amazing Adelaide tonight. Afghanistan missed out on a famous win despite Rashid Khan's blitz, but Australia's failure to boost their NRR in the City of Churches has left them on their last prayer as defending T20WC champs. You can catch up with how it all played out on the Live Report, and Valkerie's full write-up will be in the slot shortly. Tomorrow we head back to the SCG for England versus Sri Lanka and the conclusion of Group 1. Join us then... for now, from myself, Matt and Raghav, it's goodnight. Bye!

10.07pm: Raucous finish at Adelaide Oval, courtesy of Rashid Khan's dead-eyed tonking. But the mood is subdued for both teams as they leave the field. Afghanistan finish winless, having had two of their five games washed out, while Australia's semi-final hopes are hanging by a slender blue-and-yellow, fully recyclable thread. Oh, and speaking of Sri Lanka - they're out, even if they beat England in the final group game

Here is Player of the Match Glenn Maxwell: [Got close at end] "Certainly did, Afghanistan played well, struck the ball cleanly. Started well in the powerplay and we were able to haul it back, but there was some pretty clean hitting at the end. [Run-out, catches] Nice to have an impact in the field, knew I wouldn't bowl much. The wicket was quite slow during the day, quite hard to push on. Had to put a total on to give ourselves a chance to win the game. They executed well and we couldn't get away. [Eng-SL game] We'll be following it, we put ourselves in this situation but hopefully SL can do the job for us."

19.6
4
Stoinis to Rashid Khan, FOUR runs

honked over the leg side, one-bounce four! But it won't be enough for Afghanistan... and although Australia win by 4 runs, it may not be enough for them either. They know if England beat Sri Lanka tomorrow, they're out

Stoinis just needs to land this straight

19.5
2
Stoinis to Rashid Khan, 2 runs

this one goes straight up, but lands safely! Back-of-the-hander full outside off, Rashid is looking to launch but can only plink a couple between long-on and long-off

Two more of those to win it...

19.4
6
Stoinis to Rashid Khan, SIX runs

banged into the crowd over deep square! Pace off again and Rashid is waiting, sits back and wallops it 83m over the leg side

19.3
Stoinis to Rashid Khan, no run

another slowie out the back of the hand, wide of off and Rashid mistimes to long-on. Won't be running here

19.2
4
Stoinis to Rashid Khan, FOUR runs

helped away to long leg! Stoinis is trying to tuck him up, the legcutter sliding down leg and Rashid swivels to belt it to an untended part of the field

19.1
Stoinis to Rashid Khan, no run

slower delivery, Rashid looks to swing it leg side but gets an inside edge. Declines a single to square leg

19.1
1W
Stoinis to Darwish Rasooli, 1 wide, OUT

loopy delivery down leg, and they run on the wide... Wade misses with an attempt to run out Rashid, but Stoinis makes no mistake at the bowler's end, Darwish well short. But there are still six balls in the over for Rashid to target

Stoinis to bowl it, Darwish on strike

end of over 1911 runs
AFG: 147/6CRR: 7.73 RRR: 22.00 • Need 22 from 6b
Rashid Khan32 (17b 1x4 3x6)
Darwish Rasooli15 (13b 1x4)
Josh Hazlewood 4-0-33-2
Kane Richardson 4-0-48-1
18.6
4
Hazlewood to Rashid Khan, FOUR runs

pitched up and powered through long-off!! Afghanistan are still dreaming here! Rashid hammers another boundary over the man in the ring. Brings it down to 22 from the last 6

18.5
Hazlewood to Rashid Khan, no run

dug in short, swing and a miss. Rashid chides himself for the lapse

18.4
6
Hazlewood to Rashid Khan, SIX runs

slaughtered! Wristy whippage over deep midwicket! Sits up nicely and he targets the shorter part of the ground, into the stands for a 72m six

18.3
Hazlewood to Rashid Khan, no run

full and wide, Rashid swings himself off his feet but fails to connect! He launched into a crouching, rolling attempted slog-sweep... and ended with his face in the mud

18.2
1
Hazlewood to Darwish Rasooli, 1 run

moves across his stumps, Hazlewood slips in a 140kph/87mph wide yorker, dug out for one

18.1
Hazlewood to Darwish Rasooli, no run

Darwish leaves a wide length ball... but it was inside the tramlines

Hazlewood back, 33 needed from 12. Australia will have to bowl one of Stoinis or Green (or Maxwell) for the 20th

end of over 1816 runs
AFG: 136/6CRR: 7.55 RRR: 16.50 • Need 33 from 12b
Rashid Khan22 (13b 2x6)
Darwish Rasooli14 (11b 1x4)
Kane Richardson 4-0-48-1
Pat Cummins 4-0-22-0

Look out: Afghanistan's chances up to 6.5% on Forecaster!

17.6
6
Kane Richardson to Rashid Khan, SIX runs

slammed over long-off! Rashid helicoptering to the rescue? Slightly too full and Rashid frees his arms, hits it a long way back

This is from Rajesh: "Confirmed now (when Afg reached 122) that any margin of win for Eng will be enough for them to stay ahead of Aus on NRR"

17.5
6
Kane Richardson to Rashid Khan, SIX runs

creamed into the stands! Expansive mow of the bat, hauling a length ball over deep midwicket for six

17.4
1
Kane Richardson to Darwish Rasooli, 1 run

short ball with pace off, sliced high over point, lands between two men out on the rope

17.3
1
Kane Richardson to Rashid Khan, 1 run

fullish on the stumps, big wind-up from Rashid but he can only plink another single leg side

17.2
1
Kane Richardson to Darwish Rasooli, 1 run

pitched up and blapped through the covers

"SL is officially out from the race." Not quite, Deepak Khanal. Afghanistan haven't lost this yet

17.1
1
Kane Richardson to Rashid Khan, 1 run

short of a length outside off, pulled for one

Richardson again

end of over 178 runs
AFG: 120/6CRR: 7.05 RRR: 16.33 • Need 49 from 18b
Darwish Rasooli12 (9b 1x4)
Rashid Khan8 (9b)
Pat Cummins 4-0-22-0
Kane Richardson 3-0-32-1

Here's Sid with the size of it: "England destiny in their own hands... Win and through to SF or go HOME"

16.6
Cummins to Darwish Rasooli, no run

bumper with pace on, brings a swing and a miss

Best performances - batters
GJ Maxwell
GJ Maxwell AUS
54 runs (32)
6 fours2 sixes
Control
73%
Productive shot
cover drive
20 runs
3 fours0 six
0420243219
Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan AFG
48 runs (23)
3 fours4 sixes
Control
74%
Productive shot
slog shot
20 runs
0 four2 sixes
0082013520
Best performances - bowlers
Naveen-ul-Haq
Naveen-ul-Haq AFG
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
3
ECO
5.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
A Zampa
A Zampa AUS
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
2
ECO
5.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossAfghanistan, elected to field first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Australia
Glenn Maxwell
Match numberT20I no. 1864
Match days4 November 2022 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
Zimbabwe
Langton Rusere
TV Umpire
South Africa
Adrian Holdstock
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsAustralia 2, Afghanistan 0
Language
English
Hindi
Win Probability
AUS 100%
AUSAFG
100%50%100%AUS InningsAFG Innings

Over 20 • AFG 164/7

Darwish Rasooli run out (†Wade/Stoinis) 15 (13b 1x4 0x6 28m) SR: 115.38
W
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NED3214-0.162
NAM31220.730
UAE3122-1.235
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ZIM32140.200
IRE32140.105
SCOT31220.304
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SL5234-0.422
IRE5133-1.615
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PAK53261.028
SA52250.874
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ZIM5133-1.138