Mumbai: Australia’s batter Maxwell’s smoky double century secured a victory for Australia as they defeated Afghanistan.
According to official sources, in a crucial match of the ongoing World Cup in India, Afghanistan set a target of 292 runs for Australia. Australia successfully completed the chase in the 47th over, losing seven wickets. Maxwell played a key role in Australia’s victory with his explosive batting.
As Australia pursued the target, they lost wickets at regular intervals, and only seven of their players were left with a total score of 81 runs. Australia’s opening batsman David Warner scored 18 runs, while Travis Head managed to score zero. Then, Mitchell Marsh scored 24, and Marcus Labuschagne contributed 14 runs. However, Josh Inglis was out for a duck, Marcus Stoinis scored 6, and Mitchell Starc managed only 3 runs before returning to the pavilion.
Later on, Glenn Maxwell’s explosive performance, with his powerful boundaries and sixes, led to a memorable double century, and Australia secured victory in the 47th over. Maxwell scored a total of 210 runs, hitting 10 boundaries and 21 sixes. With him at the crease, the Australian captain, Pat Cummins, managed to score only 12 runs on 68 balls but held his wicket in support of Maxwell.
Afghanistan’s bowlers, including Naveen-ul-Haq, Azmatullah Omarzai, and Rashid Khan, took two wickets each during the match.
Before the match, Afghanistan won the toss and chose to bat first. They played 50 overs, scoring a total of 291 runs and losing five wickets.