In the opening match of the World Cup of Afghanistan vs Australia, Afghani Captain Gulbadin Naib won the toss and took the essential liberty of batting first against the Aussies at Bristol on Saturday.
The legendary Batsman, David Warner took a good cover at the pitch as always, and led the team to an excellent victory in their first match.
Steve Smith’s fielding, Adam Zampa’s timely wickets, and Mitchell Stark’s or Pat Cummins blowing start highlighted the Aussies into a timely and easy seven wicket win over Afghanistan.
Australia Beat Afghanistan in the Second World Cup Match by 7 Wickets
Adam Zampa and Pat Cummins took the three-wicket hauls, and whereas on the batting side, Aaran Finch and David Warner half centuries led them to an easy win.
After selecting to bat first, both of the Afghani openers were gone at ducks by Mitchell Starch and Pat Cummins pace.
From the batting side of the Afghanistan, Rehmat Shah scored a steady 43 run and Hashmatullah Shahidi scored 18, to do what was the best for the team, adding 51 runs to the third wicket.
Steve Smith’s full from brilliance in the field combined with Adam Zampa’s on-point boiling, dominated Afghanistan and collapsed the Afghanistan from 56/2 to 77/5.
However, the next batsman in line Najibullah Zadran managed to get a score of 51, and kept hitting a boundary from 25th over until the 27th over, and in the 29th Over, Adam Zampa faced 22 runs.
Zadran and Gulbadin, 31 runs scored a total of 83 runs in the sixth wicket, which was somehow, the highest sixth-wicket stand against Australia in the World Cups since 2003, after this Afghanistan vs Australia match.
Zadran hitting his 50 in just 46 balls, helped the Afghanis get a total of 200+. Australia gained the control of the car and steered three wickets of only six runs, and a final hitting from Rashid, 11 runs from 27 balls, led Afghanistan to a total score of 207.
The Australia opener David Warner made a comeback after a 12 month ball-tempernig ban, in the form hitting 89 not out, and Aaron Finch, 66 took off Australia on skyways as they landed Afghanistan with seven wickets.