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New Zealand won four consecutive World Cup after defeating Afghanistan

Afghanistan were bowled out for 139 runs against the target of 289 runs given by New Zealand. Afghans’ innings stopped at 139 runs on Kiwi bowling. None of the six in the dismal Afghan team managed to score double-digit runs. He got out before scoring 10 runs. Two were out for zero runs. As a result, Afghanistan, who defeated the current champions England in the previous match, were all out for 139 runs in 34 overs and 4 balls. With this victory, New Zealand won four consecutive victories in the current World Cup.

In other words, miss the catch, miss the match. That is, if you leave the catch, you can lose the match. The same happened with the Afghans. Afghans conceded three catches to New Zealand today. Which included catches by Will Young, Tom Latham and Glenn Phillips. These three batsmen picked up half centuries after getting life. As a result, the Kiwis scored 288 runs in the scheduled 50 overs.

New Zealand, riding high on three consecutive World Cup victories, lost the toss against Afghanistan and lost their first wicket for just 30 runs. But after that, Will Young took the lead of the team. His half-century brought up the team’s century in 18 overs. But after that there is a slump. Kiwis fell into a batting disaster losing 4 wickets for 110 runs. But Tom Latham and Glenn Phillips scored 144 runs for New Zealand again. In the end, the Kiwis were able to score 288 runs, losing 6 wickets in the allotted 50 overs. In response to 289 runs, the Afghans were bowled out for only 139 runs by the Kiwi bowlers. And New Zealand won by 149 runs.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran could not take their opening pair far for Afghanistan today. This pair was broken by Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s departure for the team’s 27 runs.

Gurbaz scored 11 runs off 21 balls and went to the pavilion after falling victim to Matt Henry. On his departure, the Afghans broke the opening pair by 27 runs.

Ibrahim Zadran returned to Sajghar after 1 ball of Gurbaz’s dismissal. He returned with 14 runs off 15 balls after being caught by Mitchell Santner off Trent Boult. On his departure, Afghans lost 2 wickets for 27 runs.

Afghan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi took the path of Sajghar with 43 runs by Ibrahim Zadran. 8 runs from 29 balls Lockie returned after being dismissed by Ferguson.

Rahmat Shah and Azmatullah Omarzai led the team after 3 wickets for 43 runs. 54 runs came from the pair of these two. This pair was broken after the departure of Azmatullah Omarzai for the team’s 97 runs.

27 off 32 balls Trent Boult returned to become his second victim. Rahmat Shah also returned to the pavilion on the way of Azmatullah. Rahmat Shah, who scored 36 runs off 62 balls, was returned by Rachin Ravindra.

Mohammad Nabi, the experienced cricketer of the team, was still unsuccessful. With only 7 runs off 9 balls, Mitchell went back to Santner. On his departure, Afghans lost 6 wickets for only 125 runs.

After Mohammad Nabi, leg spinner Mohammad Rashid also returned. He returned after being caught by Daryl Mitchell off Lockie Ferguson. After Rashid’s departure, Mujib-ur-Rehman Naveen-ul-Haq and Fazal Haque Farooqui returned to the dressing room. The Afghans were able to score 139 after losing all the wickets in 34 overs. And New Zealand left the field with a victory of 149 runs.

Earlier, Devon Conway and Will Young, who opened for New Zealand today, could not take their pair far. The pair was broken by the departure of Devon Corway for just 30 runs. Although the team broke the opening pair by 30 runs, the Afghans got a chance to break the opening pair of New Zealand by only 2 runs. But Will Young got a life when Rehmat Shah dropped Will Young’s catch at slip.

Devon Conway scored 20 off 18 balls but was caught lbw by Mujeeb-ur-Rahman and returned to the dugout. New Zealand’s opening pair was broken by 30 runs on his departure. After that Will Young took the lead of the team with Rachin Ravindra. A lively Will Young has already picked up a personal half-century. He scored 57 runs off 57 balls. Which includes 4 fours and 3 sixes.

But when Rachin Ravindra returned to the team’s 109 runs, this pair was broken. Once given life, Rachin Ravindra could not take the innings far on his own. After scoring 32 runs off 41 balls, Azmatullah Omarzai went back to Sajghar.

Will Young, who scored a half-century, could not stay at the crease for long after Rachin Ravindra’s departure. He returned as Azmatullah Omarzai’s second victim. Azmatullah Omarzai’s ball was caught by Ikram Alikhil and he returned with 54 runs from 64 balls.

After the departure of Will Young, Daryl Mitchell also could not stay long at the crease. He returned with only 1 run from 7 balls. Tom Latham and Glen Phillips led the New Zealand team that lost 4 wickets for 110 runs. New Zealand turned around with this pair. Tom Latham and Glenn Phillips both brought up individual fifties today. Glenn Phillips took 50 runs off 69 balls. Which includes 4 fours and 2 sixes.

On the other hand, Tom Latham made a personal fifty off 67 balls. Which includes 2 four mars.

Glenn Phillips’ departure for the team’s 255 runs broke this pair. He returned after being a victim of Naveen-ul-Haq for 71 runs off 80 balls. This pair broke by 144 runs on his departure. Another half-centurion Tom Latham returned to become Naveen-ul-Haq’s second victim just 1 ball after the dismissal of Glenn Phillips. He returned to Sajghar after scoring 68 runs off 74 balls. After the departure of these two batters, New Zealand scored 288 runs in the scheduled 50 overs. Mark Chapman remained unbeaten on 25 runs and Mitchell Santner on 7 balls.

(October 18/NBW/ES)


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