AFG VS NED ICC ODI World Cup 2023: The Afghanistan team has put everything into this World Cup. They are completely in the race for the knockout and a win against the Netherlands will make that even more prominent.
That is why they are extra aggressive and their intent can be seen. Their fielding has been on point which has resulted in 3 Netherlands players getting run out. This is just a different level of fitness.
One of the run-outs has shocked everyone. It was a direct hit from the boundary line and the wicket completely stopped the momentum that the Netherlands had. One of the best moments of the World Cup.
A Superhuman Throw
The incident happened in the 12th over when Max O’Dowd was playing on a decent tone. He was setting a good partnership with Colin Ackerman and the Men In Orange were looking at a decent total.
A ball on the middle stump was paddle swept by Dowd towards fine leg and both batsmen demanded 2 runs. They were running fast but Max started struggling in the middle of it. Till Azmatullah Omarzai had thrown the ball.
Max did dive but not quickly enough to beat the rocket throw from Omarzai. It was a direct throw and the umpire quickly called for the third umpire. The replay showed that Max was a couple of inches short and had to go.
Marching Towards Knock-Outs
Afghanistan is marching towards the semi-finals and winning in AFG VS NED ICC ODI World Cup 2023 will play a huge part in that. If they can somehow win all their remaining matches they will play in the semi-finals of the tournament.
Considering that this Afghan team has defeated three former World Champions in this tournament only, they deserve to be part of the knockouts.