ICC T20 WC, NZ vs AFG highlights: New Zealand wins by 8 wkts to enter semis
The win by the Kiwis meant that India -- currently with four points from four matches -- cannot qualify for the semifinals even if they beat Namibia in their final Super 12 on Monday
New Zealand comfortably beat Afghanistan by eight wickets in their final Super 12 match to qualify for the semi-finals and send India out of the T20 World Cup at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
New Zealand chased down the small target of 125 with 11 balls to spare to secure a top-2 finish in Group 2 with eight points from five matches.
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The win by the Kiwis meant that India -- currently with four points from four matches -- cannot qualify for the semifinals even if they beat Namibia in their final Super 12 on Monday.
Afghanistan ended their campaign on four points from five matches from which they secured two wins.
Captain Kane Williamson top-scored with an unbeaten 40 while Devon Conway contributed 36 not out.
Earlier, opting to bat, Afghanistan posted 124 for 8.
Najibullah Zadran top-scored for Afghanistan with a 73 while his other team-mates failed to make any substantial contribution.Check semifinal schedule here)
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New Zealand vs Afghanistan FULL SCORECARD
New Zealand scorecard
|Martin Guptill||b Rashid||28||23||4||0|
|Daryl Mitchell||c Shahzad b Mujeeb||17||12||3||0|
|Kane Williamson||not out||40||42||3||0|
|Devon Conway||not out||35||31||4||0|
Total: 125-2 in 18.1 Overs
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||4||0||31||1|
Afghanistan full scorecard
|Hazratullah Zazai||c Santner b Boult||2||4||0||0|
|Mohammad Shahzad||c Conway b Milne||4||11||1||0|
|Rahmanullah Gurbaz||lbw b Southee||6||9||1||0|
|Gulbadin Naib||b Sodhi||15||18||1||0|
|Najibullah Zadran||c Neesham b Boult||73||48||6||3|
|Mohammad Nabi||c & b Southee||14||20||0||0|
|Karim Janat||c Sodhi b Boult||2||2||0||0|
|Rashid Khan||c Williamson b Neesham||3||7||0||0|
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||not out||0||1||0||0|
Total: 124-8 in 20 Overs
New Zealand vs Afghanistan Playing 11
Afghanistan playing 11: Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad(w), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi(c), Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
New Zealand playing 11: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson(c), Devon Conway(w), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult.