/ 24 June 2024

Crushed in the Caribbean

Image source: Instagram (@travishead34)
Image source: Instagram (@travishead34)

Australia’s Men’s T20 World Cup campaign took an unexpected blow yesterday following our shock loss to Afghanistan – our first ever – after they scored a compelling 21-run victory. Glenn Maxwell made a valiant effort, batting like a champ and registering a spectacular half-century, while Pat Cummins achieved a back-to-back hat-trick, but it wasn’t enough… The Aussies just couldn’t overcome some crucial half-centuries from Afghanistan’s Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran, paired with some top-notch bowling by Player of the Match Gulbadin Naib. The historic loss means Australia will need to defeat India in tomorrow’s Super Eight clash to keep their dream of qualifying for the semi-finals alive. Speaking after the match, Australian captain Mitchell Marsh conceded they’d simply been “outplayed” saying “they just played a really good game of cricket”.

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