Match Details

AFG vs AUS 39th Match, ODI WC 2023

team important image
AUS
293-746.5
Australia won by 3 wickets 🏆
AFG
50.0291-5
team image
G Maxwell Logo
G Maxwell Jersy

201

(128)

G Maxwell
201(128)
4s: 21
6s: 10
SR:157.03
+
P Cummins Logo
P Cummins Jersy

12

(68)

P Cummins
12(68)
4s: 1
6s: 0
SR:17.65
M Ur Rahman Logo
M Ur Rahman Jersy

0-72

(8.5)

M Ur Rahman

0-72(8.5)
Econ: 8.15
44th Over:
4
0
6
4
0
1
 
= 15
45th Over:
6
0
0
0
0
1
 
= 7
Last Over:
1
wd
0
1
0
0
1
 
= 4
This Over:
0
6
6
4
6
 
= 22
AUSAUS - 2nd Innings
SessionOpenPASS
10 Over 6652
15 Over 7673
20 Over 9498
AFGAFG - 1st Innings
SessionOpenPASS
10 Over 4846
20 Over 9499
30 Over 153142
35 Over 170165
40 Over 199195
50 Over 277291

Commentary

All
Highlights
Overs
W
6s
4s
Inn 1
Inn 2
Milestone
REMEMBER THE NAME- Glenn James Maxwell- He is the man who writes his own scripts! A script that has been itched in the history of this beautiful game. You can watch this Maxi special time and time out, and I bet that you won't get bored. You can do nothing. Just stand wherever you are, applaud that and walk away wearing a smile. The Big Show would be proud of what he has done for Australia. 

If I continue to write, I will definitely fall short of adjectives. So it's time for me, AkshayaKrishna Polya, to stop writing for the night and sign off on behalf of my esteemed co-commentators, Akshay Bhide and Sidharth Gulati, who, alongside our star scorer/analyst Raju Khariya brought a ridiculous game of cricket. It's the World Cup, and now we have seen 3 semi-finalists- India, South Africa and Australia, and it's South Africa vs Australia in the semifinal. The battle for the 4th spot goes on. We have England vs Netherlands tomorrow! Until then, it's cheers!
Lowest strike rate in a World Cup innings for a minimum of 10 runs scored:

16.43 - Jack Heron of Zimbabwe vs West Indies, Worcester, 1983

17.64 - Pat Cummins of Australia vs Afghanistan, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, 2023

Fastest double hundreds in ODIs (by balls)

126 - Ishan Kishan vs Bangladesh in Chattogram, 2022

128 - Glenn Maxwell vs Afghanistan in Mumbai - TODAY

138 - Chris Gayle vs Zimbabwe in Canberra, 2023

Highest partnerships for 7th wicket or below in ODI cricket:

201* - Glenn Maxwell
🤝 Pat Cummins vs Afghanistan in Mumbai - TODAY

177 - Jos Buttler
🤝 Adil Rashid vs New Zealand in Birmingham, 2015

174* - Afif Hossain
🤝 Mehidy Hasan Miraz in Chattogram, 2022

Highest individual scores in ODI World Cups:

237* - Martin Guptill vs West Indies in Wellington, 2015

215 - Chris Gayle vs Zimbabwe in Canberra, 2015

201* - Glenn Maxwell vs Afghanistan in Mumbai - TODAY

188* - Gary Kirsten vs UAE in Rawalpindi, 1996

Highest individual scores in an ODI while chasing:

201* - Glenn Maxwell vs Afghanistan in Mumbai - TODAY

193 - Fakhar Zaman vs South Africa in Johannesburg, 2021

185* - Shane Watson vs Bangladesh in Mirpur, 2011

183* - MS Dhoni vs Sri Lanka in Jaipur, 2005

183 - Virat Kohli vs Pakistan in Mirpur, 2012

Highest individual scores for Australia in ODI cricket:

201* - Glenn Maxwell vs Afghanistan in, Mumbai - TODAY

185* - Shane Watson vs Bangladesh in Mirpur, 2011

181* - Matthew Hayden vs New Zealand in Hamilton, 2007

179 - David Warner vs Pakistan in Adelaide, 2017

Pat Cummins (Australia Captain): "I mean, just ridiculous. I don't know how you describe this I mean great win, but Maxi is out of this world. It has got to be the greatest thing that has ever happened. One of those days people will say yeah, when that happened, I was here at the stadium and we feel very lucky to be here. 

He was great, he was calm. Whenever you're chasing, he's always got a plan, even from 200 behind, he's still mapping out a way to win the game. 

[Talking about whether Maxwell wanted to go off the field or not] Yeah, we had two new South Welshmen coming in next. They were lining up, they wouldn't have missed a thing. But, yeah, I think Zamps was on and off about three times, but Maxie wanted to stay out there. 

I think it's important, not only for our team to think that you can win from anywhere, but I think the opposition look at that as well. When you start mapping your 50 overs out with that in mind, and you maybe use your bowlers a little bit differently, you have to when someone's running that hot. So, yeah, real belief, and obviously into the semifinals now, it's great. 

[Speaking about what they could do better] I don't think it's the time and the place, but, I mean, of course, I think the toss is pretty difficult here. Those first 20 overs were tricky and they bowled really well. So, yeah, of course, you can do some things differently, but I thought both teams played well, but Maxi dragged us out of that one."
Hashmatullah Shahidi (Afghanistan Captain): "Yeah. Very disappointed. As you said, cricket is a funny game. It was unbelievable for us.

Yeah. We were in the game. Our bowlers started very well. The dropped chances hurt us at the end of the day. We missed those moments and Maxwell didn’t stop after that. He played any kind of shots and I have to give credit to him.

I think that catches were the key point. After that, he played really well. He had all the shots and he didn’t give any chance. Our bowlers tried hard to come back but have to give credit to him.

Yeah. Proud of the team. The team will be disappointed tonight. We didn’t take the advantage after the wickets. But it is cricket and it happens. We will focus on the next game against South Africa and try to bounce back.

Zadran must be proud of himself. I’m also proud because he became the first Afghan player to score a century in the World Cup. I wish him all the best."
10:25 PM IST and Local Time: The contrast couldn't have been more evident. Afghanistan, who at one stage looked like putting a foot in the semi-final, were left clueless all because of insane hitting from a man who was in sheer pain, didn't have a leg to stand on, yet was smiling at the end as his unbeaten 201 guided his team to the knockouts of the 2023 World Cup!

Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bat first. Plenty of the batters got starts and batted around Ibrahim Zadran, who became the first Afghan batter to hit a World Cup hundred and carried his bat through the 50 overs as the Afghan Atalans posted a competitive total of 291/5 in 50 overs. There were 20s and 30s from the top and middle order, with Zadran involved in many good partnerships before Rashid Khan finished things off in style to challenge Australia under the lights. Josh Hazlewood picked a couple of wickets, while Starc, Maxwell and Zampa bagged a wicket each.

The seamers of Afghanistan got the ball to move both ways and rocked the five-time champions really hard. Naveen-ul-Haq and Azmatullah Omarzai shared a couple of wickets each before Rashid Khan struck twice to leave the Aussies on the verge of a massive defeat. The run-out of Marnus Labuschagne in between just summed up the disaster of Australia as they were left in the deep ocean at 91/7 in just 18.3 overs.

Omarzai was in the middle of an impressive spell, and the right-arm pacer was on a hat-trick at one point, with Maxi facing the hat-trick ball, surviving a review as well. Mujeeb Ur Rahman dropped a sitter at short fine leg to give Maxwell a life early on his innings, only to see a historic run chase from the Aussies.

Glenn Maxwell battled with cramps and lower back pain and had no energy to even move an inch but never opted to retire and continued to fight till the last breath, which indeed became one of the greatest ODI innings ever to be played in the history of cricket.

Afghanistan had themselves to blame at. Their bowlers were breathing fire in the first half of the second innings and also had some words to say at the batting side. As the night deepened, Maxi just showed great batting skills, greatness to fight and fight it till it's end just to leave everyone in Mumbai and in the world Speechless. 

Maxwell hit miraculous shots without moving his feet and fought like a proper warrior, taking his team home with a six over square leg and getting to his individual 200 as well.
Cummins, at the other end, was a spectator of this masterclass and supported Maxi in the unbeaten 202-run partnership to lift Austalia from the slump and get the five-time champions a magical win by a margin of 3 wickets and 19 balls remaining. 

Where did Afghanistan lose this game? Mujeeb dropping Maxwell early or couldn't handle the pressure of a champion batter! There might be plenty of reasons. But one thing is sure. A wounded Kangaroo is far better than..........
Glenn Maxwell (Player of the Match): "Terrific. I’m shocked. Obviously, it was quite hot when we were fielding. I didn’t do much high-intensity training in the heat and it got to me. It was good to stick out till the end.

Not too much to be honest. Just stick to our batting plans. I was trying to be positive and take them on. If I had defended all the way, I would have lost my wicket. That lbw call as well and I decided to go after the bowling.

We saw some swing and a nip around under lights as it always happens throughout this tournament. They did well to put us on the backfoot and the spinners also bowled well straightaway.

It would have been good if it was chanceless. But I had the charm. I have had those innings before where I get the chance and I score. But to be there with Patty at the end was good.

Amazing. After the first two games, everyone was quick to rub us off. But we had the belief in the changing room and today, we were ready for the challenge. Happy to get to the semi-finals."
Player of the Match: Glenn Maxwell
Commentary