AFG vs AUS, Match 4, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, 01 June 2019
AUS won by 7 wickets
BALL BY BALL
M U Rahman
Australia getting into the groove early in the tournament! David Warner was under control throughout the chase smashing an unbeaten 89 off 114 balls. Aussies have steered to the target without suffering through too many hiccups. Afghanistani pacers were imposing with the new ball especially Hamid Hassan but Finch kept the scoreboard ticking and the Afghanistan spinners had no response whatsoever to the clinical counterattack from the Australian openers who rotated the strike well. Dave Warner has returned to the Australian ODI colors in fine style and has set the tone for the reigning champions for the rest of the tournament. Signing off for tonight are Momin Butt and Rvel Zahid. We hope to catch up with you tomorrow as the Proteas take on Bangladesh at the Oval. Goodnight!
34.5 - M U Rahman to G Maxwell
There he goes! No hanging around from the Big Show! Fuller in length, Maxwell waits and smokes this over the covers. Thumping 7-wicket triumph for the Aussies.
34.4 - M U Rahman to S Smith
Taken at backward point! This spoils the party a bit for Australia and gives an opportunity for a few laughs to Mujeeb. Looped up, getting lift off the surface, Smith not able to get the meat of the bat and gets a top edge
34.3 - M U Rahman to S Smith
Fuller in length, Smith pats it softly towards the fielder at short-cover.
34.2 - M U Rahman to D Warner
Short of a length on middle and leg, Warner swipes this in front of square for a run, still not going for the hoick
34.1 - M U Rahman to D Warner
Fuller, Warner leans into it and almost pops it back to the bowler.
Ov 34: 0 2 1 1 0 1 ( 5 Runs )
33.6 - R Khan to D Warner
Fuller, spinning into him, Warner bends low and guides this to square leg for a run, not going for the glorious finish
33.5 - R Khan to D Warner
Wrong'un again, Warner tries to work it through the legside but finds short midwicket with his half-hearted swat. Australia just a hoick away now.
33.4 - R Khan to S Smith
Tosses this one up on the off stump, Smith punches this to long off. Singles galore!
33.3 - R Khan to D Warner
Round the wicket now, short of length, Warner remains on backfoot and slaps it through the offside.
33.2 - R Khan to D Warner
Full on his toes, Warner tucks this off his legs to long leg, bustling for two runs. Immaculate fitness to accumulate singles and doubles
33.1 - R Khan to D Warner
Googly on off-stump, Warner comes forward and works it into the off-side but cannot thread through.
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