Afghanistan lost on Tuesday. Glenn Maxwell (201*) dashed Afghanistan's hopes by scoring a double century. Afghanistan had to suffer a 3-wicket defeat at the hands of Australia at the Wankhede Stadium.
Let us tell you that the Afghanistan team led by Hashmatullah Shahidi was very close to victory. He gave Australia a target of 292 runs and the Kangaroo team lost seven wickets for 91 runs. But then Glenn Maxwell changed the course of the entire match and Afghanistan team lost the won game.
Afghanistan had a great opportunity to greatly strengthen their hopes of reaching the semi-finals by defeating Australia. However, this was not possible. Many people believe that Afghanistan's journey in the World Cup 2023 has ended here, but it is not so at all.
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Afghanistan still has a chance to reach the semi-finals. Let us tell you how the Afghanistan team can secure its place in the last 4.
Afghanistan has to play its next match against South Africa in Ahmedabad. Afghanistan will have to win this match by a big margin. Apart from this, Afghanistan will also have to depend on Pakistan and New Zealand to reach the semi-finals.
Afghanistan will have to win their last league match by a big margin to reach the semi-finals. Apart from this, it will also have to depend on Pakistan and New Zealand. If New Zealand and Pakistan lose their last league matches then Afghanistan will qualify for the last-4. New Zealand has to play its last match against Sri Lanka while Pakistan has to play against England.
|1||India - Q||9||9||0||0||0||2.570||18|
|2||South Africa - Q||9||7||2||0||0||1.261||14|
|3||Australia - Q||9||7||2||0||0||0.841||14|
|4||New Zealand - Q||9||5||4||0||0||0.743||10|
|5||Pakistan - E||9||4||5||0||0||-0.199||8|
|6||Afghanistan - E||9||4||5||0||0||-0.336||8|
|7||England - E||9||3||6||0||0||-0.572||4|
|8||Bangladesh - E||9||2||7||0||0||-1.087||4|
|9||Sri Lanka - E||9||2||7||0||0||-1.419||4|
|10||Netherlands - E||9||2||7||0||0||-1.825||4|
|Recent Forms: W = Won, L = Lost, T = Tie, D = Draw, NR = No Result|