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AFG vs AUS, T20 World Cup 2024 Super: Afghanistan Create History with 21-Run Win Over Australia. Afghanistan clinched a historic 21-run win against Australia during their T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8 match on Sunday (IST), thanks to outstanding bowling by Gulbadin Naib. In pursuit of 149 runs, the Australian team had a rough start as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. However, Glenn Maxwell’s 59 off 41 balls helped them stay in the game.

Despite an excellent performance from Maxwell, the Afghanistan bowlers made a strong comeback. The standout was Gulbadin Naib who took four crucial wickets that rattled the Australian batting line-up. He was well supported by Naveen-ul-Haq, who claimed three wickets, as well as Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai and Rashid Khan, who took each wicket. The Australian batsmen crumbled and were all out for 127 runs thereby handing Afghanistan a thrilling victory.

Afghanistan’s first-ever victory. over Australia in international cricket, this win is significant in demonstrating their global increase in competitiveness. Pat Cummins of Australia previously created history when he became the first bowler to take back-to-back hat-tricks in the T20 World Cup before this game. His remarkable performance resulted in early pressure on Afghanistan by taking important wickets. However, the batsmen from Afghanistan managed to do well for themselves—they posted a respectable total score of 148 runs despite facing this challenge.

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AFG vs AUS Playing XI

Afghanistan Playing XI: Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan(c), rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Karim Janat, Nangeyalia Kharote, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai.

Australia Playing XI: Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Matthew Wade(w), Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh(c), Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, David Warner.