NZ vs AFG: Rashid Khan and co sweep Black Caps aside to notch up huge 84-run win

NZ vs AFG: Rashid Khan and co sweep Black Caps aside to notch up huge 84-run win

Photo: X/ACBofficials
Afghans rode on Gurbaz's 80 to post a target of 159. From there on, it was all about the bowlers as New Zealand looked hapless.

Afghanistan are on a roll! Rashid Khan and his team on Saturday brushed New Zealand aside by 84 runs to bring up their second consecutive victory in the T20 World Cup 2024. Courtesy of the win, Afghanistan sit pretty at the top of Group C with 4 points from two matches with a healthy net run rate courtesy of the easy win.

Afghan openers on song once again

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to field first. Afghanistan had a slow start to the game but their openers paced their innings according to the needs of the game.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran produced a 103-run partnership before the latter got out. Gurbaz, who has been in fine form in the T20 World Cup, scored his second successive half-century to help Afghans reach 159.

More News

Rashid Khan proves too hot to handle for Kiwis

Chasing 160, New Zealand kept losing wickets at regular intervals as Afghan bowlers maintained fantastic discipline in their line and length. Pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi and skipper Rashid Khan took 4 wickets each while Mohammad Nabi grabbed the other two to ensure New Zealand were bundled out for 75 runs.

Rashid was particularly impressive, giving away just 16 runs in four overs. The Kiwis find it hard to pick Rashid, and gave away their wickets with ease.


Editors pick

India 'undercooked' for Super 8? Rohit Sharma & Co get no gametime as rain spoils match vs Canada
Share article
Follow us on social media
Google News Whatsapp channel
Tell us why didn’t you like our article so that we can improve on?