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Afghanistan claim historic win over Australia to shake up T20 World Cup semi-final race

Afghanistan claim historic win over Australia to shake up T20 World Cup semi-final race

The Australian openers could not replicate the heroics of their opposition, Travis Head departing for a third-ball duck.

Mitch Marsh followed for 12 and David Warner for three as they slipped to 32 for three before Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis repaired the innings.

Maxwell was the only Australian who offered any resistance with 59, but once Naib dismissed them both, the innings subsided to 127 all out with Naveen-ul-Haq taking three for 20.

Australia take on India and Afghanistan face off with Bangladesh in the final pool matches with only India knowing a win is enough to guarantee a last four spot with net run rate possibly making the difference.

“They got 20 runs too many,” admitted Marsh. “To be honest, they played a really good game of cricket. We were outplayed tonight… It was an off-night in the field and we own that.”