From 118/0 in the 16th over to 148/6 at the end - this illustrates Australia's resilience and Afghanistan's inexperience in high-pressure situations. Despite the openers' outstanding start, their clutch god Pat Cummins shone again, completing back-to-back hat-tricks to guarantee the innings finished in a disaster. Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran both had excellent starts on a challenging surface. They took a while to powerplay, but they subsequently took a couple of chances to register the fifties.

They stole many doubles, running like Olympic sprinters while australia was abnormally slow in the field. afghanistan benefited from many misfields and missed opportunities along the road. At one stage, they were looking good for 170-180, but the innings collapsed when both openers were out in the space of eight balls. Although australia would be proud of their comeback, the batting surface is challenging due to early seam movement and spongy bounce.

However, the chasing isn't easy on a tricky pitch and Maxwell once again becoming a thorn for Afghanistan. But,  Gulbadib Naib who is the hero scalped the priceless wicket and after the departure of Maxwell, it was just a formality to complete the proceedings. Afghanistan cricket's victory against australia is a huge event. They nearly succeeded in mumbai the previous year, but Maxwell's valour prevented it. He made a threat to repeat it tonight, but Gulbadin Naib saved afghanistan with a 4/20 performance that ended the match. Both on the pitch and in the fans, the emotions are running wild.

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