ICC World Cup 2023 Australia vs Afghanistan, 39th Match Highlights: AUS won by 3 wickets

AFG won the toss and chose to bat first setting a target of 291 runs. AUS chased down the target in just 46.5 overs, thanks to incredible unbeaten knock of 201 runs by Glenn Maxwell. With this impressive performance, AUS secured their spot in the semis.

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ODI World Cup 2023 Australia vs Afghanistan 39th Match at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

In the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, Afghanistan (AFG) and Australia (AUS) are set to face each other in a highly anticipated match. This clash between two cricketing powerhouses is scheduled to take place at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday, November 7. Both teams have had a rollercoaster journey in the tournament so far, making this encounter even more exciting. In this article, we will delve into the details of the match, including the team line-ups, head-to-head record, pitch conditions, and the probable best performers. So, let's dive in!



  Australia vs Afghanistan 39th Match 
  publive-image   AUS won by 3 wkts
publive-imageAFG    291/5 (50)
publive-imageAUS   293/7 (46.5)
  Venue   Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
  Date & Time   Tue, Nov 07, 02:00 PM IST
  Toss   AFG opt to bat
  Player of the Match   Glenn Maxwell


World Cup 2023 Live Cricket Score



AUS vs AFG Match Highlights

Afghanistan Inning:

Afghanistan (AFG) won the toss and chose to bat first. In the powerplay, the team managed to score 46 runs while losing one wicket of Gurbaz. Unfortunately, Gurbaz was dismissed when his attempt to play a pull shot fell short and resulted in a catch by starc. Gurbaz had scored 21 runs off 25 balls with 2 fours.


Rahmat Shah contributed 30 runs off 44 balls to the team's total. The team's total was further boosted by Shahidi (26), Omarzai (22), and Nabi (12) before they were dismissed. Ibrahim Zardan displayed an exceptional performance, scoring an impressive unbeaten 129 runs, achieving a well-deserved century from 143 deliveries. Zardan's inning featured 8 fours and 3 sixes. In addition, Rashid Khan also played a remarkable unbeaten inning, contributing a quickfire 35 runs off just 18 balls with the help of 2 fours and 3 sixes.

AFG displayed a commendable performance by scoring a total of 291 runs in 50 overs despite losing 5 wickets. AUS bolwers Hazelwood managed to take 2 wickets, while Maxwell, Zampa, and Starc each contributed by taking 1 wicket.

Australia Inning:


In the pursuit of the target of 291 runs, AUS faced early setback as Naveen-Ul-Haq dismissed dangerous Travis Head for a duck on his second delivery of the spell. Alikhil took a catch to get Head out. During the powerplay, the team managed to score 52 runs while losing 4 wickets. David Warner scored 18 runs off 29 balls with 3 fours before getting bowled out. Mitchell Marsh contributed with 24 runs off just 11 balls, including 2 fours and 2 sixes, but was lbw out on Naveen's delivery. Unfortunately, Josh Inglis got caught out without scoring any runs. The powerplay saw both Naveen and Omarzai taking a total of 2 wickets each.

Labushagne, with a score of 14, unfortunately became a victim of a run out by Rahmat. Following him, Marcus Stoinis was dismissed lbw by Rashid Khan after scoring a mere 6 runs. Shortly after, Mitchell Starc (3) also fell prey to Rashid Khan, as he was caught out by Alikhil.

Glenn Maxwell showcased exceptional skills and single-handedly guided the team to a swift victory. Australia initially faced difficulties in today's match, with hopes of winning diminishing. However, it was Glenn Maxwell, batting at number 6, who turned the tide in favor of AUS. In his remarkable innings, Maxwell scored an unbeaten total of 201 runs off just 128 balls. His outstanding performance included 21 impressive boundaries and 10 explosive sixes. Maxwell's individual brilliance elevated the match and secured a triumphant victory over Afghanistan for Australia. The match was concluded in just 46.5 overs, with Australia emerging victorious despite losing 7 wickets. This impressive win has ensured Australia's qualification for the World Cup 2023 Semis.



Top Performers of the Match

  Batting Prowess
  Batter   Team   R   B   4s   6s   SR
  Ibrahim Zardan   AFG   129*   143   8   3   90.21
  Glenn Maxwell    AUS    201*    128   21   10   157.03


  Bowling Prowess
  Bolwer   Team   O   M   R   W   NB   WD   ECO
  Hazelwood   AUS   9   0   39   2   0   1   4.30
  Naveen   AFG   9   0   47   2   0    1   5.20
  Rashid   AFG  10   0   44   2   0   3   4.40

Match Details

The highly anticipated match between Afghanistan and Australia will take place at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday, November 07, at 2:00 PM (IST). This ODI World Cup 2023 fixture is set to be a thrilling encounter between these two cricketing powerhouses. Don't miss out on all the action!

Previous Performances

Afghanistan's Resilient Streak

Afghanistan has been on a remarkable winning streak, securing victories in their last three matches against formidable opponents like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Netherlands. Led by the talented Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afghanistan currently stands sixth in the ODI World Cup points table. Their recent successes have propelled them into contention for a spot in the semi-finals, making this match against Australia crucial for their qualification hopes.

Australia's Comeback Trail

Australia, on the other hand, faced a shaky start in the tournament, suffering defeats in their first two games. However, under the captaincy of Pat Cummins, they made a stunning comeback by winning five consecutive matches and climbing up the points table. With their resurgence, Australia has firmly placed themselves in the top half of the rankings. A win in the upcoming game would secure their spot in the semi-finals, further solidifying their position as one of the tournament favorites.

AUS vs AFG Head-to-Head Record

The first encounter between the two teams took place on August 25, 2012, with Australia emerging victorious. The most recent clash occurred on June 1, 2019, where Australia once again came out on top. Despite Afghanistan's recent successes, they have yet to taste victory against the five-time champions. This head-to-head record adds an extra layer of motivation for Afghanistan to break their winless streak and create history in the ODI World Cup.

Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report

The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is well-known for its batting-friendly conditions. It is expected to be a paradise for the batsmen, with a high-scoring encounter on the cards. The surface is likely to offer good bounce and carry, allowing stroke-making to be relatively easier. Considering these factors, the toss-winning captain is likely to opt for batting first and set a challenging total for the opposition.


Stadium Cap  Wicket Nature Avg ODI Score (runs) Win Prob
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 33,000 Flat Batting-Friendly 240 Chase

Probable Best Performers

Probable Best Batter: David Warner (Australia)

David Warner, the explosive opener, is expected to be the standout performer in this clash between Australia and Afghanistan. He has been in exceptional form throughout the tournament and is currently the leading run-scorer for the five-time champions. Warner has amassed an impressive 428 runs at an average of 61.14 and a strike rate of 111.74, including two centuries. His ability to dominate the opposition bowlers makes him a vital asset for Australia in their quest for victory.

Probable Best Bowler: Adam Zampa (Australia)

In the bowling department, Adam Zampa has been the pick of the bowlers in the ongoing ODI World Cup. The leg-spinner has consistently troubled batsmen with his variations and guile, resulting in him being the tournament's leading wicket-taker. Zampa has scalped an impressive 19 wickets at an excellent economy rate of 5.52. His ability to take crucial wickets in the middle overs and control the flow of runs will be crucial for Australia in their battle against Afghanistan.

Match Prediction

In a clash of titans like this, both teams will be determined to come out on top. Considering Afghanistan's recent winning streak and Australia's resurgence after a slow start, this match promises to be a thrilling contest. The team that bats first and sets a challenging total on the board is likely to have the upper hand. However, cricket is a game of uncertainties, and anything can happen on the day. So, let's sit back, relax, and enjoy the battle between Afghanistan and Australia in the ODI World Cup 2023.

AUS vs AFG Playing XIs

Australia Playing XI: Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Bench: Cameron Green, Sean Abbott, Alex Carey, Steven Smith

Support Staff: Andrew McDonald, Andre Borovec, Daniel Vettori, Michael Di Venuto, Andy Flower

Afghanistan Playing XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq

Bench: Fazalhaq Farooqi, Najibullah Zadran, Abdul Rahman, Riaz Hassan

Support Staff: Jonathan Trott, Hamid Hassan, Ryan Maron, Raees Ahmadzai


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The clash between Afghanistan and Australia in the ODI World Cup 2023 is set to be a spectacle of high-quality cricket. Both teams have shown resilience and determination in their respective journeys so far. The head-to-head record, pitch conditions, and probable best performers add to the excitement surrounding this match. As cricket fans, let's gear up to witness a thrilling battle between these two cricketing powerhouses and enjoy the magic of the ODI World Cup.

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