Australia and Afghanistan are locking horns in Match 39 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on Tuesday, November 07 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. After Afghanistan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi gained the toss and elected to bat first, the choice was vindicated by Ibrahim Zadran who grew to become the first-ever participant from his nation to attain 100 in ODI World Cup historical past.
Zadran went on to play an impressive innings of 129* off 143 balls smashing eight fours and three sixes in his innings. He single-handedly carried the Afghanistan batting line up serving to his staff to put up an excellent complete of 291/5 of their allotted 50 overs.
After scripting historical past along with his innings, Zadran expressed his delight after attaining the landmark and revealed that he had instructed his teaching workers that he would rating 100 quickly.
“I’m feeling nice to attain Afghanistan’s maiden hundred in (World Cup). I labored actually arduous for this event, I missed 100 in opposition to Pakistan however made it right this moment. I used to be speaking to my teaching workers and I instructed them I’ve a sense I’ll get 100 in subsequent three matches. Wicket is wanting good, ball is coming so nicely,” stated Zadran within the mid-innings interview.
He additional thanked legendary Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar for sharing his expertise forward of the sport.
“If we had made good partnerships and saved wickets in hand, we might have scored 330 however we misplaced just a few wickets and did not get the form of partnership (we have been on the lookout for) however Rashid performed nicely in the long run. We’ll attempt to bowl and area nicely. I had an excellent chat with Sachin Tendulkar; he shared his expertise and I stated earlier than the match that I’ll bat like Sachin Tendulkar; he gave me a variety of vitality and confidence,” he added.