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Australia and Afghanistan locked horns within the Tremendous 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 on the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. The match was a must-win contest for the hosts and defending champions to maintain themselves alive within the race of semi-finals.

The Aussies have been put to bat first and put up a aggressive whole of 168/8  on the again of Glenn Maxwell’s quickfire 54 off 32 that had six fours and two sixes and Mitchell Marsh’s 45 off 30. Nevertheless, at first of their innings, Australia grew to become the sufferer of an umpiring blunder.

Within the fourth over of the innings, Afghanistan’s Naveen-ul-Haq took the ball and was up and able to face the rival batters. Sadly sufficient for the Aussies, Naveen solely bowled 5 balls earlier than the umpire referred to as the top of the over. Curiously, neither of the 2 sides noticed the umpiring blunder because the umpires then swiftly moved to the fifth over.

Australia clinch the must-win recreation 

Australia had their title defence on the road towards Afghanistan as they have been seeking a victory with a large margin to enhance their internet run fee. Nevertheless, that didn’t occur as Afghanistan ran the Aussies shut, ultimately falling solely 4 runs in need of the ultimate goal. 

In the meantime, as New Zealand grew to become the primary workforce to qualify from Group 1 to the semi-finals following their win towards Eire on November 4. Australia have tough state of affairs in place for his or her qualification contemplating their broken internet run fee as they want Sri Lanka to defeat England on November 5 to qualify for the semi-finals.

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