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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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. Photo: @T20Worldcup

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.

For Afghanistan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan took a wicket each.

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.

For New Zealand, Trent Boult took three wickets for 17 runs while Tim Southee got two. Adam Milne, James Neesham and Ish Sodhi 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, Trent Boult.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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6:41 PM

New Zealand wins by 8 wickets

Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 45 runs, 1 wicket)
New Zealand: 50 runs in 6.6 overs (42 balls), Extras 0
Drinks: New Zealand - 61/2 in 10.0 overs (KS Williamson 13, DP Conway 2)
New Zealand: 100 runs in 14.6 overs (90 balls), Extras 1
3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 42 balls (KS Williamson 23, DP Conway 26, Ex 1)
6:31 PM

New Zealand vs Afghanistan live score after 18 Overs: 124-2 | New Zealand needs 1 run in 12 balls

Over Summary:  2 0 1 1 1 1lb ; New Zealand: 124-2  ; Devon Conway (35), Kane Williamson (40)

Naveen-ul-Haq [1.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: ONE LEG BYES.
 
Ball 5: Williamson collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Conway works towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 3: Williamson collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Williamson hits towards deep extra cover for FOUR.

6:27 PM

New Zealand vs Afghanistan live score after 17 Overs: 118-2 | New Zealand needs 7 runs in 18 balls

Over Summary:  1 4 0 Wd 2 0 2 ; New Zealand: 118-2  ; Devon Conway (34), Kane Williamson (36)

Mujeeb Ur Rahman [3.0-0-21-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Conway collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: DOT

Ball 4: Conway reverse-sweeps towards deep point for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: WIDE
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Conway down the wicket and smashes down the ground for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Williamson collects a single.

6:23 PM

New Zealand vs Afghanistan live score after 16 Overs: 108-2 | New Zealand needs 17 runs in 24 balls

Over Summary:  1 0 0 L1 4 1 ; New Zealand: 108-2  ; Devon Conway (26), Kane Williamson (35)

Hamid Hassan [2.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Williamson collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Williamson drive through extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: ONE LEG BYES
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Williamson collects a single.

6:19 PM

New Zealand vs Afghanistan live score after 15 Overs: 101-2 | New Zealand needs 24 runs in 30 balls

Over Summary:  4 1 1 1 1 2 ; New Zealand: 101-2  ; Devon Conway (26), Kane Williamson (29)

Rashid Khan [3.0-0-17-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Conway collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: A single for Williamson.
 
Ball 4: Conway collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Williamson collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Conway collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Conway reverse-sweeps towards deep backward point for FOUR.

6:14 PM

New Zealand vs Afghanistan live score after 14 Overs: 91-2 | New Zealand needs 34 runs in 36 balls

Over Summary:  2 4 4 1 1 1 ; New Zealand: 91-2  ; Devon Conway (18), Kane Williamson (27)

Mohammad Nabi [3.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Conway collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Williamson collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Conway taps towards short third man for a single.
 
Ball 3: Conway smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Conway sweeps towards deep backward square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Conway collects a couple of runs.

6:11 PM

New Zealand vs Afghanistan live score after 13 Overs: 78-2 | New Zealand needs 47 runs in 42 balls

Over Summary:  1 1 1 1 4 0 ; New Zealand: 78-2  ; Devon Conway (6), Kane Williamson (26)

Gulbadin Naib, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Williamson drives through extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Conway punches down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 3: Williamson hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 2: Conway collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Williamson collects a single down the ground.

6:06 PM

New Zealand vs Afghanistan live score after 12 Overs: 70-2 | New Zealand needs 55 runs in 48 balls

Over Summary:  1 1 4 1 0 0 ; New Zealand: 70-2  ; Devon Conway (4), Kane Williamson (20)

Rashid Khan [2.0-0-10-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Williamson collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Williamson smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Conway collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Williamson collects a single towards mid-wicket.

6:01 PM

New Zealand vs Afghanistan live score after 11 Overs: 63-2

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 1 1 ; New Zealand: 63-2  ; Devon Conway (3), Kane Williamson (14)

Hamid Hassan [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Williamson collects a single towards deep point.
 
Ball 5: Conway pushes towards mid-off for a quick single.
 
Ball 4: Conway taps towards backward point for no run. DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

5:54 PM

New Zealand vs Afghanistan live score after 10 Overs: 61-2

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 2 ; New Zealand: 61-2  ; Devon Conway (2), Kane Williamson (13)

Nabi continues....

Ball 6: Williamson collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Conway collects a single.

5:51 PM

New Zealand vs Afghanistan live score after 9 Overs: 58-2 | Rashid castles Guptill

Over Summary: Wd 1 1 1 0 W 1 ; New Zealand: 58-2  ; Devon Conway (1), Kane Williamson (11)

Rashid Khan continues...

Ball 6: Devon Conway, left handed bat, comes to the crease and pushes towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 5: Guptill tries to sweep but beaten, BOWLED. Guptill b Rashid Khan 28(23) [4s-4]
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Williamson collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Guptill collects a single.

Ball 1: Williamson collects a single.
 
Ball 1: WIDE

5:47 PM

New Zealand vs Afghanistan live score after 8 Overs: 53-1

Over Summary: 1 1 0 1 0 0 ; New Zealand: 53-1  ; Martin Guptill (27), Kane Williamson (9)

Mohammad Nabi [1.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack and concedes three singles.
5:45 PM

New Zealand vs Afghanistan live score after 7 Overs: 50-1

Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 0 1 ; New Zealand: 50-1  ; Martin Guptill (26), Kane Williamson (7)

Rashid Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack and concedes five singles.
5:37 PM

New Zealand vs Afghanistan live score after 6 Overs: 45-1

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 4 4 ; New Zealand: 45-1  ; Martin Guptill (24), Kane Williamson (4)

Mujeeb continues...

Ball 6: Guotill drives through mid-off for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: A half tracker and Guptill smashes towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Williamson collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

5:35 PM

New Zealand vs Afghanistan live score after 5 Overs: 36-1

Over Summary: 4 0 1 0 0 1 ; New Zealand: 36-1  ; Martin Guptill (16), Kane Williamson (3)

Hamid Hassan, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Williamson collects a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Williamson defends.
 
Ball 3: Guptill collects a single towards long-on.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Guptill knocks the low full toss through mid-off for FOUR.

5:32 PM

New Zealand vs Afghanistan live score after 4 Overs: 30-1 | Mujeeb scalps Mitchell

Over Summary: W 0 1 1 1 1 ; New Zealand: 30-1  ; Martin Guptill (11), Kane Williamson (2)

Mujeeb continues...

Ball 6: A single for Guptill.
 
Ball 5: A single for Williamson.
 
Ball 4: Guptill collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Williamson collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Kane Williamson, right handed bat, comes to the crease and Mujeeb beats him outside off. 
 
Ball 1: Mitchell edges the ball to the keeper, GONE. Daryl Mitchell c Mohammad Shahzad b Mujeeb 17(12) [4s-3]

5:28 PM

New Zealand vs Afghanistan live score after 3 Overs: 26-0

Over Summary: 4 1 0 4 1 1 ; New Zealand: 26-0  ; Martin Guptill (9), Daryl Mitchell (17)

Naveen-ul-Haq, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and concedes 11 runs as Guptill, Mitchell smash a FOUR each.
5:27 PM

New Zealand vs Afghanistan live score after 2 Overs: 15-0

Over Summary: 1 0 2 0 4 1 ; New Zealand: 15-0  ; Martin Guptill (4), Daryl Mitchell (11)

Mujeeb Ur Rahman, right-arm off break, comes into the attack and concedes eight runs.
5:25 PM

New Zealand vs Afghanistan live score after 1 Over: 7-0

Over Summary: 0 2 1 0 0 4 ; New Zealand: 7-0  ; Martin Guptill (3), Daryl Mitchell (4)


Guptill and Daryl Mitchell are at the crease. Guptill is on strike. Nabi opens the attack and concedes seven runs.
5:24 PM

New Zealand needs 125 runs to win

Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 23 runs, 3 wickets)
Afghanistan: 50 runs in 9.2 overs (56 balls), Extras 2
Drinks: Afghanistan - 56/4 in 10.0 overs (Najibullah Zadran 27)
Najibullah Zadran: 50 off 33 balls (4 x 4, 2 x 6)
Afghanistan: 100 runs in 16.5 overs (101 balls), Extras 4
5th Wicket: 50 runs in 44 balls (Najibullah Zadran 36, Mohammad Nabi 14, Ex 2)
Innings Break: Afghanistan - 124/8 in 20.0 overs (Mujeeb Ur Rahman 0)

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First Published: Nov 07 2021 | 11:09 AM IST

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