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Maxwell's double ton powers Australia to a dramatic win over Afghanistan

Maxwell and Pat Cummins' 175-run partnership is Australia's highest for eighth wicket in ODIs

11:08 AM | 7 Nov, 2023
Maxwell's double ton powers Australia to a dramatic win over Afghanistan
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MUMBAI – Australia's Glenn Maxwell struck a magnificent 201 not out to save his country from a humiliating defeat at the hands of Afghanistan in the 39th match of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday.

As Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat first, they set a 292-run target for Australia in 50 overs at the loss of five wickets. Chasing the target, Australia lost four wickets for less than 50 runs. Then Australian batter Glenn Maxwell faced the Afghan bowlers defiantly until his team won the match. He scored 201 runs not out in 128 balls with the help of 21 fours and 10 sixes. 

Glenn Maxwell and Pat Cummins' 175-run partnership is Australia's highest for the eighth wicket in ODIs, breaking the record of 119-run partnership between Shane Warne and Paul Reiffel.

Earlier, a splendid century by Ibrahim Zadran helped Afghanistan post a reasonable target of 292 runs for Australia in a crucial match of the ICC World Cup 2023. 

Zardan smashed unbeaten 129 while a hefty charge by the lower-order helped Afghanistan get to their highest Cricket World Cup score.

Rahmat Shah made 30 while Rashid Khan scored unbeaten 35 as Afghanistan made 291 in complete 50 overs.

The two sides will face off in 39th game of the ongoing ODI World Cup in Mumbai, and Tuesday’s encounter is touted to be an exciting game as both squads will push to win this one to keep their qualification hopes alive for the semifinals.

So far, Hashmatullah-led Afghanistan have come up strong and they are coming into the contest with wins against Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Netherlands.

Australia on the other hand bounced back after facing two early blows. Kangaroos have so far bagged five games in a row to stand behind India and South Africa. Today’s win for them will take them to the semifinals.

If we look back, Cummins-led squad faced Afghanistan three times in ODI cricket and have won all three matches.

Australia vs Afghanistan Squads

Australia: Travis Head, David Warner, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis(w), Cameron Green, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Sean Abbott, Alex Carey.

Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil(w), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Noor Ahmad, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen-ul-Haq, Abdul Rahman, Riaz Hassan.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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