Australia has bought their T20 World Cup defence at least another day.
Filling in for the injured Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade’s side achieved their first goal of beating Afghanistan at Adelaide Oval on Friday night by claiming a narrow four run win.
Whether it is enough will be determined in 24 hours.
Australia’s 89-run defeat in their World Cup opener against New Zealand immediately put them on the backfoot regarding their Net Run-Rate.
It means that should England defeat Sri Lanka on Saturday night in Sydney, Australia will be sent packing because of their horrendous NRR.
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