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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

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

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 top-scored with an unbeaten 40 while Devon Conway contributed 36 not out.

For Afghanistan, and took a wicket each.

Earlier, opting to bat, Afghanistan posted 124 for 8.

top-scored for Afghanistan with a 73 while his other team-mates failed to make any substantial contribution.

For New Zealand, took three wickets for 17 runs while got two. Adam Milne, and also grabbed one wicket each.

England and Australia are already qualified for semifinals from Group 1. (Check semifinal schedule here)
 

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New Zealand vs Afghanistan FULL SCORECARD

New Zealand scorecard

Batters Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
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
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Mohammad Nabi 4 0 26 0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4 0 31 1
Naveen-ul-Haq 2 0 16 0
Hamid Hassan 3 0 14 0
Rashid Khan 4 0 27 1
Gulbadin Naib 1.1 0 9 0

Afghanistan full scorecard

Batters Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
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
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Tim Southee 4 0 24 2
Trent Boult 4 0 17 3
Adam Milne 4 0 17 1
James Neesham 4 0 24 1
Mitchell Santner 2 0 27 0
Ish Sodhi 2 0 13 1

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, .

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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