After the victory against New Zealand, Rashid said, this is the first time we have got such a victory

Orhan Wadia
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New Zealand are looking for their first win in T20 World Cup 2024 Afghanistan defeated Williamson's team by a big margin

New Delhi. Afghanistan made a big upset by defeating New Zealand by 84 runs in the T20 World Cup. The Afghanistan team led by Rashid Khan did not allow the Kiwi team to play even the full 20 overs. Under the leadership of captain Rashid Khan, the Afghan fighters dominated the match from start to finish. Rashid is very happy after the victory. He says that his team focuses on its skills instead of focusing on the strength of the opponents. He urged to continue this in the future as well.

In the match played in Guyana, Afghanistan set a target of 159 runs for New Zealand (AFG vs NZ). The Kiwi team collapsed for 75 runs in front of the brilliant bowling of Rashid Khan and Fazalhaq Farooqui. Left-arm fast bowler Fazalhaq Farooqui and Rashid took four wickets each for Afghanistan. After the match, Rashid said, 'Now we have to defeat the teams by believing in our skills instead of thinking about the opposing team. I am constantly telling my players to focus only on their skills.'

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“It doesn't matter who we're playing against,
Rashid Khan said, 'It doesn't matter who we are playing against. What is important is how well we are performing. And what kind of energy you are playing with on the field. To be honest, I don't really think too much about the result. I focus on my efforts. This is something that gives me a lot of happiness.'

Afghanistan defeated England, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in last year's ODI World Cup
Afghanistan defeated England, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the ODI World Cup last year. While in 2016, it registered a memorable victory over West Indies in the T20 World Cup. Rashid said, 'We have not got such a victory in the T20 World Cup till now. We performed well in ODIs but in T20, I think this was the best performance of our players.'

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