NZ vs AFG: New Zealand crush Afghanistan by 149 runs in World Cup


NZ vs AFG: New Zealand maintained their perfect record in the World Cup with a huge win over Afghanistan in Chennai. The Black Caps recovered from a middle-order collapse to post 288-9, thanks to Glenn Phillips (71) and Tom Latham (68), who shared a 144-run partnership. Mark Chapman also chipped in with a quick-fire 25.

Afghanistan’s chase never got going as they were bowled out for 139. They dropped several catches and missed a stumping, allowing Will Young to score 50.

Trent Boult and Matt Henry removed the openers cheaply, while Mitchell Santner took a stunning catch to dismiss Hashmatullah Shahidi. Rahmat Shah and Azmatullah Omarzai put on 54, but the rest of the batsmen crumbled under the rising required rate. Santner and Lockie Ferguson picked up three wickets each.

The win lifted New Zealand to the top of the table, ahead of India on net run-rate. Both teams are unbeaten so far and will face each other in Dharamsala on Sunday

Player of the match Glenn Phillips: “Our top order has done really well over the last couple of games, so to be tested in the middle is really good.

“We’ve got such a team-first mentality, everyone’s working for each other and thinking how can we make the best of the moments we’re in.

“Understanding we’ve all got experience in different areas of the world, understanding what I can do for my mates and what he can do for me, just keep trusting each other.”

NZ vs AFG: Full Scorecard

New Zealand  (50 ovs maximum)

Devon Conway lbw b Mujeeb Ur Rahman20182730111.11
Will Young c †Ikram Alikhil b Azmatullah Omarzai5464984384.37
Rachin Ravindra b Azmatullah Omarzai3241642178.04
Daryl Mitchell c Ibrahim Zadran b Rashid Khan1760014.28
Tom Latham (c)†b Naveen-ul-Haq68741143291.89
Glenn Phillips c Rashid Khan b Naveen-ul-Haq71801094488.75
Mark Chapman not out25121521208.33
Mitchell Santner not out751310140.00
Extras(lb 4, nb 1, w 5)10
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.76)288/6
Did not bat: Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult 
Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Devon Conway, 6.3 ov), 2-109 (Rachin Ravindra, 20.2 ov), 3-110 (Will Young, 20.6 ov), 4-110 (Daryl Mitchell, 21.4 ov), 5-254 (Glenn Phillips, 47.1 ov), 6-255 (Tom Latham, 47.3 ov) • DRS
Mujeeb Ur Rahman1005715.70324210
Fazalhaq Farooqi713905.57232220
Mohammad Nabi814105.12301400
Rashid Khan1004314.30354020
Azmatullah Omarzai705628.00174301

Afghanistan  (T: 289 runs from 50 ovs)

Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Henry1121240152.38
Ibrahim Zadran c Santner b Boult1415272093.33
Rahmat Shah c & b Ravindra3662861058.06
Hashmatullah Shahidi (c)c Santner b Ferguson829301027.58
Azmatullah Omarzai c †Latham b Boult2732392084.37
Ikram Alikhil †not out1921423090.47
Mohammad Nabi b Santner79101077.77
Rashid Khan c Mitchell b Ferguson813100161.53
Mujeeb Ur Rahman c Young b Ferguson43210133.33
Naveen-ul-Haq c Chapman b Santner011000.00
Fazalhaq Farooqi c Mitchell b Santner021000.00
Extras(w 5)5
TOTAL34.4 Ov (RR: 4.00)139
Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 5.5 ov), 2-27 (Ibrahim Zadran, 6.1 ov), 3-43 (Hashmatullah Shahidi, 13.6 ov), 4-97 (Azmatullah Omarzai, 25.4 ov), 5-107 (Rahmat Shah, 28.1 ov), 6-125 (Mohammad Nabi, 30.4 ov), 7-134 (Rashid Khan, 33.3 ov), 8-138 (Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 33.6 ov), 9-139 (Naveen-ul-Haq, 34.2 ov), 10-139 (Fazalhaq Farooqi, 34.4 ov) • DRS
Trent Boult711822.57321020
Matt Henry521613.20221100
Mitchell Santner7.403935.08243110
Lockie Ferguson711932.71322010
Glenn Phillips301304.3370010
Rachin Ravindra503416.80114000

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