Afghanistan registered their highest-ever World Cup total on Tuesday, November 6, against Australia. They rode on a spectacular century from Ibrahim Zadran to score 291 runs for the loss of five wickets at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Their previous highest score was 288/10 against West Indies in the 2019 edition of the World Cup at Leeds in Headingley.
Upon winning the toss, Afghanistan’s opener, Ibrahim Zadran, justified the call by scoring an unbeaten 129 runs from just 143 balls, marking him as the first Afghan cricketer to score a century in World Cup history and helped Afghanistan to post their highest ever World Cup total.
However, fortune did not smile upon Afghanistan, as Australia managed to secure a close three-wicket win, thanks to Glenn Maxwell’s exceptional double-century performance. He held firm amidst a flurry of wickets from the opposing side and persevered to lead Australia to a remarkable victory.