NZ vs AFG: New Zealand trapped in Rashid Khan's trap, all out on 75, Afghanistan defeated badly

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. The 14th match of T20 World Cup 2024 was played between New Zealand and Afghanistan. Afghanistan registered a spectacular victory in this match. New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl first. Which proved costly for them. Batting first, the Afghanistan team scored 159 runs in 20 overs. While chasing, the New Zealand team could score only 75 runs. Rashid Khan took a total of 4 wickets in the match.

Batting first after losing the toss, Afghanistan scored 159 runs in 20 overs. Openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran played brilliant innings. Gurbaz scored 80 runs in 56 balls. During this, he hit 5 fours and 5 sixes. Zadran scored 44 runs in 41 balls. Azmatullah, who came to bat at number three, scored 22 runs in 13 balls. Apart from this, no player could score in double digits.

Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan scored 0 and 6 runs respectively. In this way Afghanistan scored 159 runs in 20 overs. Talking about New Zealand's bowling, Trent Boult took 2 wickets. Apart from this, Matt Henry also got 2 wickets. Lockie Ferguson got 1 wicket in the form of Mohammad Nabi.

Now it was New Zealand's turn to chase the target. None of the New Zealand batsmen could play a good innings. Finn Allen and Devon Conway, who came to open, were out after scoring 0 and 8 runs respectively. Captain Kane Williamson, who came at number three, also returned to the pavilion after scoring 9 runs. Apart from this, dashing batsman Daryl Mitchell scored 5, Glenn Phillips scored 18 and Mark Chapman scored 4 runs. In this way, the New Zealand team could not even play the full 20 overs and was all out for 75 runs.

Fazalhaq Farooqi bowled brilliantly for Afghanistan and took 4 wickets. Captain Rashid Khan also took 4 wickets. He took the wicket of Kane Williamson, one of New Zealand's most powerful batsmen. Apart from this, he also took the wickets of Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman and Lockie Ferguson.

first published : June 8, 2024, 08:19 IST

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