09 Jun, 00:50 (IST)

That's all we have from the match today. Good night and see you tomorrow. 

09 Jun, 00:49 (IST)

With that single by Kane Williamson, New Zealand wins the game by seven wickets. 

09 Jun, 00:40 (IST)

So by now, the Kiwis are cruising to a massive victory. Kane Williamson and men are just 11 runs away from winning the game. 

09 Jun, 00:23 (IST)

Just when we thought that both Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor will get their half-centuries, the latter got BOWLED by Aftab Alam. Taylor missed out his half-century by a couple of runs. Kane Williamson is still playing on 51. 

09 Jun, 00:00 (IST)

New Zealand looks in total control of the game after losing a couple of early wickets in the game. Kane Williamson is currently on the score of 33 and Taylor is on 26.  

08 Jun, 23:37 (IST)

Hasan is here and he starts with a dot ball and then a single. No run again. Two runs from the next ball. A single and then a dot ball. Three runs from six balls. 

08 Jun, 23:34 (IST)

Second over for Nabi. Starts off with a single and then a couple of dots to follow. Three runs from the over for the team 

08 Jun, 23:30 (IST)

Naib is here to bowl his fourth over. A couple of dot balls to begin with. A loose ball from the bowler and Taylor sends it for a FOUR to the third man. No run from the next ball. A dot ball to follow. No run to end the over. 

08 Jun, 23:26 (IST)

Nabi continues. Starts off with no run and then bowls a WIDE. Three runs from the next three balls and a dot ball. No run to end the over. 

08 Jun, 23:23 (IST)

Naib is back to business and bowls a maiden over. Team NZ is playing quite patiently to avoid the fall of wickets. 

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Team New Zealand will take on Afghanistan today at the County Ground in Taunton. On one hand, where New Zealand, who occupies the number one spot at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 points table would want to keep up their winning momentum, Team Afghanistan would want to win their first game. Both teams have had quite a contrasting fortune in the tournament so far. The Black Caps have won both their games, whereas, Afghanistan is yet to win a game in CWC 2019. Afghanistan vs New Zealand Cricket Score 13th ODI Match.

Ahead of the game, Ross Taylor said, “I think against Afghanistan, they have a lot of spins there, so something to factor in. But two from two, that was what we wanted to do and we were able to do it." The team did not rule out the fact that Afghanistan is quite a dangerous side. Team New Zeland won their first game against  Sri Lanka by 10 wickets but had to toil very hard for a victory against Bangladesh. Afghanistan vs New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Preview: On-Song NZ Look for Hat-Trick of Wins Against AFG.

The onus of Team Afghanistan will be on the players like Mohammad Nabi who registered a staggering figure of 4-30 against the Sri Lankans. The team would also want their senior medium pacer, Mirwais Ashraf, to fire. The team would also want the batsmen to do well in the game to register their first win in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.