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ICC Cricket World Cup, 4th match: Afghanistan v Australia at Bristol, Jun 1, 2019

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Afghanistan 207

Australia 209/3 (34.5/50 ov)

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 91 balls remaining)

Batsman R B S.R
David Warner (lhb) 89 114 78.07
Aaron Finch (rhb) 66 49 134.69
Bowller O M R W Econ
Gulbadin Naib (rmf) 5.0 0 32 1 6.40
Mujeeb Ur Rahman (rmf) 4.5 0 45 1 9.31
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Right that wraps it up for this game. Join us tomorrow, because only this match has ended, the World Cup hasn’t. Till then, this is Saurabh Somani signing off on behalf of Peter Della Penna and Chandan Duorah.

7.30pm: Captains speak time.

Gulbadin Naib: “They are a champion side, so you can’t have any mistake against them. We didn’t have a good start with our openers, so obviously we were a bit on the back foot. After that Rahmat and Nabi got stuck in the wicket, so the pressure was there. Looking at the England conditions, you can take this kind of step (bringing in Hamid). Hope there is something for spin in the upcoming matches.”

Aaron Finch: “Always a bit of nerves, we’ve been training together so long now. We were probably ready to go four days ago, long build up. But good to get a first win. Wickets in the Powerplay are crucial to any side, if you look at the data, so pretty good to get a couple early. Couple of sharp run-out chances from Smithy. I felt good today, you get a couple away early and get a good flow going. Warner is very important to our side. He was struggling to time the ball in the first half, but the fact that he kept hanging in there was great for him. He did the job at the end. Important you don’t look too far ahead.”

7.24pm: David Warner is the Man of the Match. “Good to be back. Great win and good start for us. Gotta keep the ball rolling. Nerves getting back into the camp and getting back into the full intensity of training. I was a bit more relaxed when Finchy started going. For us it’s getting past this first victory and move on to the West Indies. We know the bowlers always say that one-day cricket is a batsman’s game, but you saw the out and out quicks going through the batsmen. For us as batters, its about holding our nerve. This team is a different one from the team back then (in 2015) but there is a great energy and great buzz about this team.”

7.20pm: Command performance by Australia, particularly while batting. While bowling too, they had the better of Afghanistan except for a few overs at the end. But the good work done upfront meant they didn’t have much to chase. The batsmen came out with purpose. Finch was aggressive, Warner was intent on batting through. Both did that. Would have been perfect if Smith had stayed unbeaten, but you can’t deny the perfection of a finish that has a Maxwell boundary at the end. Australia’s defence is up and running, and in some style too. Stick around for the presentations.

34.5 4 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Maxwell well my forecasting skills are not exact but Maxwell does finish it off with a boundary. Full ball outside off and slaughtered over extra cover, two bounces into the fence to clinch victory for Australia. FOUR

So it won’t be a fairytale comeback of Smith and Warner sharing an unbeaten partnership to drive Australia to victory. Maybe Glenn Maxwell will hit a six to finish to compensate?

34.4 W Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Smith anti-climax wide outside off and it was there to be square driven, but bounced a bit more than he expected and he gets an upper edge that loops to short third man. Smith falls with just three runs to get for victory OUT
SPD Smith c Hazratullah Zazai b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 18 (36m 27b 1×4 0x6) SR: 66.66
34.3 . Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Smith fuller outside off, gets to the pitch of the ball to cover drive, but very gently and the in-field is able to cut it off no run
34.2 1 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Warner quicker and darting into him, he gives himself room and slaps it to long-on with a horizontal bat 1 run
34.1 . Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Warner fuller, driven back to the bowler no run

Hamza: “4 one-sided matches in the world cup so far. What does your score predictor say for the remaining 44 matches and today’s champions league final?” – says the magic formula for exciting cricket is to log on to ESPNcricinfo and get 10 other friends to log on. Who must each get 10 friends too. And so on…

Rahul Gupta: “This partnership is a statement! Beware, Aussies will dominate this world cup too. ”

End of Over No.34 Australia 204/2 Last Over (5 runs)

33.6 1 Rashid Khan to Warner fuller length outside off, nudged to square leg 1 run
33.5 . Rashid Khan to Warner googly, pitches outside off and straightens, he flat-bats it to mid-on no run
33.4 1 Rashid Khan to Smith fuller outside off, takes a stride out to get to the pitch and drive it to long-off 1 run
33.3 1 Rashid Khan to Warner flat and quick outside off, slapped through cover 1 run
33.2 2 Rashid Khan to Warner tossed up on leg stump, flicked off his toes into a gap. Into the gap of course means a guaranteed two runs the way these two are going 2 runs
33.1 . Rashid Khan to Warner good length on the stumps, big stride out to defend no run

These two are strolling towards the target metaphorically. Sprinting to it literally – with their running between the wickets. What a comeback story

End of Over No.33 Australia 199/2 Last Over (8 runs)

32.6 1 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Warner quicker homing in on the stumps, punched to long-off 1 run
32.5 1 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Smith good length around the fourth stump, walks across to flick to short fine leg 1 run
32.4 2 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Smith fuller angled into him, and they’re sprinting between the wickets again. Flicked to square leg and they get another two 2 runs
32.3 1 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Warner back of a length on the stumps, shuffles across to flick to square leg 1 run
32.2 2 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Warner angled into the pads, and Warner busily works it to deep midwicket with soft hands. These guys sprint between the wickets so they get two 2 runs
32.1 1 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Smith fullish outside off, punched to long-off 1 run

End of Over No.32 Australia 191/2 Last Over (3 runs)

31.6 1 Dawlat Zadran to Smith short ball again but doesn’t rise above the chest and Smith paddle-pulls it around the corner to deep square leg 1 run
31.5 . Dawlat Zadran to Smith digs in a better bouncer that time, targetted at the head and Smith ducks under no run

Sam Caruana: “Any chance of a Predictor update?” – Afghanistan have a chance of winning. Unfortunately that chance is 0.01%

31.4 . Dawlat Zadran to Smith good length outside off, Smith moves across and wrists it to mid-on no run
31.3 1 Dawlat Zadran to Warner angled into him on a length, steered to point’s left for a quick single 1 run
31.2 1 Dawlat Zadran to Smith too short outside off, not enough pace for the bouncer to be effective. Smith gets into position and pulls it down to square leg 1 run
31.1 . Dawlat Zadran to Smith length ball outside off, clipped to midwicket no run

End of Over No.31 Australia 188/2 Last Over (8 runs)

30.6 1 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Smith length ball on the stumps, shuffles across to clip to backward square leg 1 run
30.5 . Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Smith no run
30.4 4 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Smith think that was deliberate. Smith runs it off the outside edge very fine for a boundary. Perhaps didn’t mean to get it so fine, but gets a good result for it FOUR
30.3 1 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Warner flat on a length outside off, he comes forward to push it to long-off 1 run
30.2 . Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Warner no run
30.1 2 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Warner 2 runs

End of Over No.30 Australia 180/2 Last Over (9 runs)

29.6 1 Dawlat Zadran to Warner short of a length on off, tip and run with soft hands behind point and Smith responds in a jiffy. 1 run

What is it?

ICC Cricket World Cup, 4th match: Afghanistan v Australia at Bristol, Jun 1, 2019.

When is it?

Jun 1, 2019.

What time does it start?

2019-06-01 12:30:00 GMT, 2019-06-01 13:30:00 local

Which Ground is it Playing?

The match will be played at County Ground, Bristol

Score Cards

  • Bowling O M R W Econ
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4.5 0 45 1 9.31
    Hamid Hassan 6 2 15 0 2.50 (1w)
    Dawlat Zadran 5 0 32 0 6.40 (1nb, 1w)
    Gulbadin Naib 5 0 32 1 6.40 (1nb, 2w)
    Mohammad Nabi 6 0 32 0 5.33 (2w)
    Rashid Khan 8 0 52 1 6.50
  • Partnerships
    Wkt Runs Players
    1st 96 AJ Finch 66 DA Warner 28
    2nd 60 UT Khawaja 15 DA Warner 32
    3rd 49 SPD Smith 18 DA Warner 29
    4th 4* DA Warner 0 GJ Maxwell 4
  • DA Warner 89*
    v Bowler Dot 4 6 R B SR
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2 0 0 12 10 120.00
    Hamid Hassan 16 1 0 8 21 38.09
    Dawlat Zadran 9 2 0 16 17 94.11
    Gulbadin Naib 13 2 0 16 21 76.19
    Mohammad Nabi 12 0 0 7 19 36.84
    Rashid Khan 8 3 0 30 26 115.38
  • To bat
    Player Mat Runs HS Ave 100
    6. MP Stoinis 41 1050 146* 33.87 1
    7. AT Carey 29 804 85 40.20 0
    8. NM Coulter-Nile 32 252 92 16.80 0
    9. PJ Cummins 58 234 36 10.17 0
    10. MA Starc 85 348 52* 12.42 0
    11. A Zampa 48 100 22 6.66 0
  • Batting R B 4 6
    AJ Finch caught 66 49 6 4
    DA Warner not out 89 114 8 0
    UT Khawaja lbw 15 20 1 0
    SPD Smith caught 18 27 1 0
    GJ Maxwell not out 4 1 1 0
    MP Stoinis
    AT Carey
    NM Coulter-Nile
    PJ Cummins
    MA Starc
    A Zampa
    Extras (lb 1, w 14, nb 2) 17
    Total (3 wkts; 34.5 ovs) 209
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    Summary

    Sports Event
    4th match Afghanistan vs Australia

    Location

    County Ground, Bristol,
    Bristol,Bristol,ENG
    Starting on
    Jun 1, 2019
    Ending on
    Jun 1, 2019
    Description
    ICC Cricket World Cup, 4th match: Afghanistan v Australia at Bristol, Jun 1, 2019.

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