On Tuesday, November 7, in the ICC One Day World Cup, Australia achieved a remarkable victory against Afghanistan, thanks to Glenn Maxwell’s historic double century. Initially, Afghanistan scored 291 runs, mainly due to Ibrahim Zadran’s century. After losing 7 wickets for 91 runs, Glenn Maxwell’s unbeaten double century led Australia to victory in just 46.5 overs. With this win, Australia secured a place in the semi-finals.
Both teams made changes in their playing XI. Navin-ul-Haq got a chance in place of Fazalhaq Farooqi for Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Steve Smith and Cameron Green didn’t play for Australia, and Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh returned to the team.
Australia has won 5 out of the 7 matches they have played so far. On the other hand, Afghanistan has been successful in winning 4 out of 7 matches. The match is scheduled to start at 2 PM, with the toss at 1:30 PM. If Australia defeats Afghanistan, it will secure a spot in the semi-finals for the 9th time, despite losing their first 2 matches. Australia has won the One Day World Cup title a record 5 times. Currently, India and South Africa have reached the semi-finals.
Australia’s leg-spinner Adam Zampa has been performing exceptionally well, taking 3 or more wickets in each of his last 5 matches. The Kangaroos hope for a strong performance against Afghanistan. However, batter Steve Smith hasn’t shown outstanding performance recently and might be dropped for this match. Marnus Labuschagne has secured his place in the team after some good performances.