After losing a couple of games, team Afghanistan went on to play against New Zealand today at the County Ground in Taunton. Kane Williamson and men registered their third victory in the CWC 2019 as they went on to beat Afghanistan by seven wickets as they chased a total of 174 runs. Jimmy Neesham went on to be the star of the match with his maiden ODI fifer. Team Afghanistan had a good start to the match as the openers Hazratullah Zazai and Noor Ali made 34 and 31 runs respectively. But the good times didn’t last long as Neesham created havoc and snapped wickets one after the other. Afghanistan vs New Zealand Live Cricket Score.
Only Hashmatullah Shahidi survived and scored a half-century for the team, thus becoming the highest scorer for Afghanistan. In reply, the Black Caps lost the opener quite early in the game. But captain Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor stitched of 89 runs and stabilised the team. While Taylor missed out on his half-century by a couple of runs, Williamson scored a 50. After the departure of Taylor, Tom Latham stayed till the end and led the team to the finishing line. Aftab Alam got all the three wickets of the game. The team won the game by seven wickets. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – Points Table.
Now, let’s have a look at a few stats of the match:
# Lockie Ferguson who scalped four wickets in the game is now the high-wicket taker of CWC 2019.
# Jimmy Neesham not only registered his first ODI maiden fifer but also claimed the best bowling figures.
# Kane Williamson registered his 38th ODI fifty.
Team New Zealand will next face India on June 13, 2019, at the Trent Bridge Stadium. Meanwhile, Afghanistan will play South Africa in the 21st tie of the World Cup 2019 at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. Team New Zealand continues to dominate the CWC 2019 Points Table with six points. Whereas, Afghanistan is still at the bottom of the table.