Twitter reactions: Australia survive Rashid Khan scare to keep semifinals hope alive – T20 World Cup 2022

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  • Australia defeated Afghanistan to keep themselves alive in T20 World Cup 2022.

  • Rashid Khan almost took his team over the finish line with an unbeaten 23-ball 48 run knock.

Twitter reactions: Australia survive Rashid Khan scare to keep semifinals hope alive – T20 World Cup 2022
Australia beat Afghanistan in a thriller (Image Source: Twitter)

Australia have somehow kept themselves alive in the semi-final race at the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 after managing to beat Afghanistan in a thriller at Adelaide Oval on Friday.

Chasing the massive target of 169, Afghanistan were in the game when Gulbadin Naib and Ibrahim Zadran were in the middle. The duo formed a vital stand of 59 runs for the third wicket and were looking solid to cruise through. But a direct hit from deep mid-wicket by Glenn Maxwell and then some ordinary batting saw the Afghans lose the momentum completely.

However, another twist came when senior player Rashid Khan took charge and kept the fight alive with his dead-eye tonking. But he had too much to do in the end and couldn’t take the team home as Afghanistan fell four runs short. Rashid entertained one and all with an unbeaten 23-ball 48, including three fours and 4 sixes.

Earlier, Glenn Maxwell smacked an undefeated 54 from 32 deliveries to power Australia to 168/8 in 20 overs. Maxi hit six fours and a couple of maximums during his game-changing knock. Apart from the Victorian, Mitchell Marsh also shined with the bat, scoring 45 off 30 balls, including three fours and two sixes.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

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