Australia vs Afghanistan World Cup 26th Match 2015

  • Australia
    50 Overs
    David Warner
    Steve Smith
    Shapoor Zadran
    Dawlat Zadran
  • Afghanistan
    37.3 Overs
    Nawroz Mangal
    Najibullah Zad..
    Mitchell Johns..
    Mitchell Starc

Australian batting takes Afghans out with their batting - The 26th match of the World Cup 2015 was played at the WACA in Perth. It was a Pool A matches to be played between Australia and Afghanistan. Australia got a slow start in the tournament and was looking to gain some places in the points table of Pool A. in this match after winning the toss Afghanistan elected to field first.

David Warner and Steven Smith gave their team a dream start. Aaron Finch lost the wicket after scoring only 4 runs but Warner and Smith batted well and took the team to a score of 274 runs. The partnership was broken in the 38th over when Warner after scoring 178 runs lost his wicket. Glenn Maxwell came in to bat and he along with Smith took the innings to the next level. Smith scored 95 runs in his innings and lost his wicket while Maxwell scored 88 run in 39 balls these batsmen took the team to a score of 417 in 50 overs. This was a target which was built well as Afghans required a great batting effort to reach somewhere near to this target. Dawalat Zadran gave away 101 runs in 10 overs while bowling.

Afghan openers made a slow opening stand scoring 30 runs for the 1st wicket. The partnership was beginning to build but Australians struck taking 3 quick wickets. Javed Ahmadi and Usman Ghani lost their wicket at a score of 13 and 12 while Ashgar Stanikzai lost his wicket scoring only 4 runs, the Afghans then saw a partnership of nearly 50 runs but the wickets never stopped felling. Nawroz Mangal scored 33 runs but he lost his wicket and the Australians never stopped striking and the Afghans lost all their wickets at a score of 142 runs. The Australians won the match by 275 runs. Mitchell Johnson took 4 wickets in the game for Australia. Davis Warner won the man of the match award for his batting.