ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

NZ beat AFG by 7 wickets | Afghanistan vs New Zealand Highlights And Cricket Score 13th ODI Match

ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

Date: Jun 08, 2019 Start Time: 18:00 IST | 12:30 GMT | 13:30 Local
Venue: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
AFG
172/10 Overs: 41.1
NZ
173/3 Overs: 32.1
New Zealand beat Afghanistan by 7 wickets

Afghanistan vs New Zealand Highlights And Cricket Score - 13th ODI Match - Summary

End of Over : 32.1 NZ: 173/3

Right then! New Zealand have 3 wins in as many games and they sit comfortably at the top of the table. But this was pretty much expected given their fixtures, with 3 relatively easy games set up first. The tough assignments arrive now, with India lined up on Thursday, June 13. Sunday sees a mouth-watering clash between Australia and India at the Kennington Oval at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson, lauds the win as an outstanding effort. Reckons Afghanistan got off to a terrific start but praises his seamers for sticking to the plan and landing the ball in the right areas. On the brief given to Lockie Ferguson, Williamson says that Lockie likes to bowl really fast and they don't quite tell him to do anything else. Praises the way he hit the deck hard and overall reckons that it was a very good first half while with the bat, Kane says that it was better than the last game. On New Zealand's current position, Williamson is happy to have 3 wins on the board and states that the team is looking to have a couple of days off, have some rest and then come back refreshed for their next contest against India.

Afghanistan skipper, Gulbadin Naib, smiles on being asked about the decline from 66/0. Admits that the batsmen did not take enough responsibility and they threw their wickets away. Praises New Zealand for bowling with sustained pressure. Feels that they are missing out in the middle overs as to post a good total, they need to play out the entire 50 overs and of those, the middle period is the most important. Agrees that the team missed Rashid Khan very much but states that the team gave its best and tried very hard. Feels that the team has a lot of work to do but the side is improving day by day.

JIMMY NEESHAM HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Neesham says that he is very happy with his bowling performance. Adds that Afghanistan put them under pressure but the Kiwis bounced back well. Informs that the conditions were slower and lower and as a tall bowler, these conditions suited him perfectly. Stresses that he was just looking to hit the deck and not trying to swing the ball as it is not his forte.

Earlier in the day, Afghanistan lost their way after a good start and folded for 172. Jimmy Neesham was the wrecker-in-chief with his maiden ODI 5-fer. Lockie Ferguson took a 4-fer. Hashmatullah Shahidi was the lone warrior for the Afghans with a stubborn 59. Please stay tuned for the presentation...

New Zealand would have wanted some batting practice for all their batsmen and their two main batters, Williamson and Taylor got a good hit. They took their time, but then, ensured that the team crosses the line.

The pitch was slightly tricky to bat on, with the track not as flat as predicted. There was something in it for the bowlers with the seamers getting some bounce and the spinners extracting some turn. Rahmat Shah was brilliant, making up nicely for the absence of Rashid Khan. He was missed a lot and would have been a great foil to Aftab Alam who took all the 3 wickets to fall.

Comprehensive win for the Kiwis. The result was never in doubt once the Afghans folded for 172 but losing Guptill and Munro inside Powerplay 1 would have given them some nervous moments in the dressing room. However, the 89-run stand between Taylor and Williamson for the third wicket allayed all fears. Job well done.

32.1 1

Aftab Alam to Kane Williamson. A single to finish the game! Williamson gets one on his body, he works it fine on the leg side and gets to the other end. The customary handshakes take place as NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 7 WICKETS!

End of Over : 32 4 Runs NZ: 172/3
31.6 0

Hamid Hassan to Tom Latham. So we will have one more over. Good bowling. Follows the short one up with a full one outside off. Latham looks to drive but misses.

31.5 0

Hamid Hassan to Tom Latham. Good short one, Latham ducks under it. One more ball to finish it in this over.

31.4 1

Hamid Hassan to Kane Williamson. A single to LEVEL THE SCORES! Back of a length and on off, this is guided down to third man for one.

31.3 1

Hamid Hassan to Tom Latham. Another single as Latham guides tihs down to third man.

31.2 1

Hamid Hassan to Kane Williamson. Doing it in singles! On the pads, Williamson tucks it around the corner and gets to the other end. Leg bye signalled.

31.1 1

Hamid Hassan to Tom Latham. On the pads, it is flicked to fine leg for one. A boundary away now.

End of Over : 31 6 Runs NZ: 168/3
30.6 1

Aftab Alam to Tom Latham. Just a single now! Short and on middle, Latham pulls it through square leg for one.

30.5 1

Aftab Alam to Kane Williamson. A biggie away now are New Zealand. Length and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.

30.4 1

Aftab Alam to Tom Latham. On the pads again, this is worked to fine leg for one.

30.3 1

Aftab Alam to Kane Williamson. Angled into the batsman, Williamson looks to work it on the leg side. The ball goes off the leading edge towards point. They think of a run but then seeing the fielder misfield, they readily go for it and complete it.

30.2 1

Aftab Alam to Tom Latham. Shorter in length, Latham goes back and pulls it through square leg for one.

30.1 1

Aftab Alam to Kane Williamson. Sprays it on the pads, Williamson works it to fine leg and takes one.

Summary

In-form New Zealand will take on Afghanistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (CWC 2109) match 13 at the County Ground in Taunton. The Blackcaps currently lead the ICC CWC 2019 points table and are undefeated in two matches. The Afghanistan vs New Zealand live streaming online and live telecast will be available in India as well.

 

New Zealand have thus far registered wins against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. While Afghanistan, on the other hand, lost to Australia and Sri Lanka. The Gulbadin Naib-led side will be looking to prove their worth in the tournament and hope for an upset.

 

The Kiwis thus far have been tested only against Bangladesh while against Sri Lanka they had an easy outing. This looks like will be one more easy going match for the Kiwis unless Afghanistan steppe their game.

 

New Zealand (From): Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tom Blundell, Henry Nicholls, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi.

 

Afghanistan (From): Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib(c), Ikram Ali khil(w), Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Samiullah Shinwari, Asghar Afghan, Noor Ali Zadran.

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