This happened in the fifth over of Australia’s innings after a verbal exchange between Azmatullah Omarzai and Mitchell Marsh. Rashid got involved in a conversation with Warner while he was speaking with Marsh.
Notably, Warner and Rashid were on the same team, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), in the Indian Premier League (IPL) from 2017 to 2021. You can watch the video here:
Australia needs to achieve their biggest successful chase of 292 runs in a 50-over World Cup if they want to defeat Afghanistan. Currently, at the time of writing, Australia is at 49-4 after 8.2 overs, with Glenn Maxwell and Marnus Labuschagne at the batting crease.
Naveen-ul-Haq secured the initial two wickets by removing Travis Head for a low score and dismissing Mitchell Marsh, who had scored 24 runs off 11 balls. Additionally, Azmatullah Omarzai bowled out David Warner for 18 runs off 29 balls and got Josh Inglis out for a golden duck.
Rashid Khan’s effort helped Afghanistan achieve a total of 291/5 against Australia
A highly efficient batting display from Ibrahim Zadran, along with Rashid Khan’s impactful contribution, allowed Afghanistan to reach a total of 291/5 in their allotted 50 overs.
Zadran played a stellar innings, remaining unbeaten with 129 runs from 143 balls, which included three sixes and eight boundaries.
Rashid Khan provided a late boost with 35 runs from 18 deliveries, featuring three sixes and two fours. Together, they formed an unbeaten partnership of 59 runs for the sixth wicket.
Josh Hazlewood performed exceptionally well for Australia, taking 2 wickets for 39 runs, while Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell, and Adam Zampa each secured one wicket.
Afghanistan enters the 2023 World Cup on a three-game winning streak, defeating Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Netherlands, and even defending champions England by 69 runs while defending a total of 284. A win against Australia would boost their semi-final chances in the ICC tournament.
Australia faced initial losses to India and South Africa but recovered with five consecutive victories, including a 33-run win over England in their last match.