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Rashid Khan and Afghanistan have been waiting for maiden win vs Australia ‘since two years’

Rashid Khan and Afghanistan have been waiting for maiden win vs Australia ‘since two years’

Rashid Khan attributed the victory to the team's abundance of all-rounders who can chip in at important moments.

Afghanistan’s captain Rashid Khan praised his team for their “massive” victory over Australia in the T20 World Cup, citing the team’s abundance of all-round players as the reason for the triumph. Rashid Khan said that such magnificent moments had been lacking in the previous couple of years.

In their must-win super 8 match to maintain their hopes of making it to the semifinals, Afghanistan defeated Australia by 21 runs to notch up their first win against the Aussies in T20Is.

Allrounders proved to be the difference: Rashid Khan

Massive win for us as a team and as a nation. Great feeling. It’s something we missed in last two years. Really happy with the win and super proud of the guys,” Rashid said at the post-match presentation.

140 was a good total on this wicket. We didn’t finish as well as we should have. Opening partnership gave us best start. On this wicket, anything 130-plus, we were capable of defending it as long as we kept calm and had the belief. That’s the beauty of this team, having all-rounders and having options,” he added.

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Gulbadin Naib’s spell impresses Afghan skipper

Rashid Khan also praised Gulbadin Naib’s spell, claiming the all-rounder’s experience came in handy today.

The way Gulbadin bowled today – the experience he has, it came good today. The way Nabi started – the wicket of Warner – was also pleasing to see,” Rashid said.

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