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T20 World Cup: Afghanistan Defeats Australia in Super 8 Stage

In the Super 8 stage of the T20 World Cup, Afghanistan made history by defeating Australia by 21 runs.

In a crucial match held at Kingstown Stadium in the West Indies, Afghanistan set a target of 148 runs in the allotted 20 overs. In response, Australia was bowled out for 127 runs. This marks the first time Afghanistan has defeated Australia in any format in an international match.

Gulbadin Naib played a key role in Afghanistan’s victory by taking four wickets for just 20 runs, earning him the Player of the Match award for his outstanding performance.

In the Super 8 match against Afghanistan, Pat Cummins dismissed Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, and Gulbadin Naib, with all three players being caught out. Prior to this, the Australian player had also taken a hat-trick against Bangladesh in a match on Thursday.

Squads:

Afghanistan (Playing XI): Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Nangialai Kharoti, Rashid Khan (c), Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

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

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