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Tye leads Western Australia to big win

Pacer takes 4 for 30 in seven-wicket win against Afghanistan, with visiting side bowled out for 114

Tye leads Western Australia to big win - Cricket News
Western Australia;s bowlers came up with a collective effort to bowl Afghanistan out for 114 and seal a seven-wicket win.
Western Australia’s bowlers backed the decision of William Bosisto, the captain, to field first against Afghanistan in the ICC High Perfromance Programme Tour of Australia and New Zealand, bowling the visiting side out for just 114 in 28.5 overs at the Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) Ground in Perth on Monday (September 22).
Andrew Tye, the right-arm medium pacer, led the way with 4 for 30, and Bosisto helmed the chase with an unbeaten 43 to help the home side seal a seven-wicket win in just 33.3 overs.
It was Matt Dixon who provided the opening breakthrough for Western Australia, when he had Usman Ghani caught for a duck. Dixon ably supported Tye with his right-arm pace bowling, returning figures of 3 for 24 off eight overs.
Mohammad Nabi, the Afghanistan captain, tried to lead a resistance with a 39-ball 35. Nabi, who arrived with Afghanistan on 47 for 4, made 35 of the 55 runs his team scored during his stay.
It was a lone battle though, as Afghanistan’s batsmen found it hard to adapt to the bouncy conditions and the pace of the WACA wicket.
Ryan James was also among the wickets for the home side, picking up 2 for 7 off 1.5 overs.
Western Australia lost Marcus Harris early during its chase. Bosisto and Luke Towers, the opener, then stitched together a 39-run stand after which Afghanistan made a couple of quick inroads again. But Nick Hobson (24 not out) then joined Bosisto and ensured there were no further hassles for the home team.
Dawlat Zadran fought valiantly for Afghanistan with 2 for 24 off eight overs, but a 115-run target was always going to be hard to defend.

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Afghanistan's upcoming fixtures:

September 23:
Match v Western Australia

September 26 - Match v Comets

September 28 - Match v Comets

October 2 - Match v Auckland

October 4 - Match v Auckland

October 7 - Match v Northern Districts

October 9 - Match v Northern Districts

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