“We had an off night on the field.”Mitchell Marsh Reflects on Australia’s Heartbreaking Defeat to Afghanistan

The Australian squad had a forgetful game in the Super Eight stage. After being unbeaten in the tournament, they faced their first defeat against Afghanistan. In the 8th match of the Super Eight stage, Australia faced Afghanistan at the Arnos Vale Stadium. The crowd saw a crazy game as Australia faced a 21-run defeat against the Afghans. That was a setback for them. After the heartbreaking defeat, Mitchell Marsh focused on the game. 

Australia’s Heartbreaking Defeat:

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Australia had a great start to the tournament. Before this game, they were maintaining their unbeaten streak. They faced Afghanistan on the big stage of Super Eight. In this match, Australia won the toss and opted to bowl first. But they faced setbacks since the beginning. They struggled hard to break the opening partnership.

 Marcus Stoinis got the first breakthrough by dismissing Rahmanullah Gurbaz. After that, the Aussie side bounced back in the game. Pat Cummins registered his second hat trick in this edition of the T20 World Cup. Adam Zampa secured 2 wickets. Marcus Stoinis ended up taking one wicket. They restricted Afghanistan in 148 runs. 

But the second innings was devastating. In front of the Afghan bowling, Australia’s batting lineup shattered. Glenn Maxwell scored a crucial half-century and played an innings of 59 runs. Marcus Stoinis added 11 runs. Other than them, no other bowler got a chance to stand tall. They got all out in 127 runs and faced a defeat of 21 runs. 

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Mitchell Marsh on the Defeat:

That defeat against Afghanistan was a huge setback for Australia. While reflecting on the performance, he said, “They probably got 20 too many. Lot of teams have bowled first in this tournament. Don’t think it was won or lost at the toss. We had an off night on the field.”

Later he added, “Wasn’t the easiest of wickets but both teams played on it. As I said, we got outplayed today. We just need to win and there’s no better team to do it against.”

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The Australian squad had a forgetful game in the Super Eight stage. After being unbeaten in the tournament, they faced their first defeat against Afghanistan. In the 8th match of the Super Eight stage, Australia faced Afghanistan at the Arnos Vale Stadium. The crowd saw a crazy game as Australia faced a 21-run defeat against the Afghans. That was a setback for them. After the heartbreaking defeat, Mitchell Marsh focused on the game. 

Australia’s Heartbreaking Defeat:

Australia had a great start to the tournament. Before this game, they were maintaining their unbeaten streak. They faced Afghanistan on the big stage of Super Eight. In this match, Australia won the toss and opted to bowl first. But they faced setbacks since the beginning. They struggled hard to break the opening partnership.

 Marcus Stoinis got the first breakthrough by dismissing Rahmanullah Gurbaz. After that, the Aussie side bounced back in the game. Pat Cummins registered his second hat trick in this edition of the T20 World Cup. Adam Zampa secured 2 wickets. Marcus Stoinis ended up taking one wicket. They restricted Afghanistan in 148 runs. 

But the second innings was devastating. In front of the Afghan bowling, Australia’s batting lineup shattered. Glenn Maxwell scored a crucial half-century and played an innings of 59 runs. Marcus Stoinis added 11 runs. Other than them, no other bowler got a chance to stand tall. They got all out in 127 runs and faced a defeat of 21 runs. 

Mitchell Marsh on the Defeat:

That defeat against Afghanistan was a huge setback for Australia. While reflecting on the performance, he said, “They probably got 20 too many. Lot of teams have bowled first in this tournament. Don't think it was won or lost at the toss. We had an off night on the field.”

Later he added, “Wasn't the easiest of wickets but both teams played on it. As I said, we got outplayed today. We just need to win and there's no better team to do it against.”

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