New Zealand beat Afghanistan; India also knocked out of the tournament
The most anticipated match of group two will be played today in Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Semi-Finals spot at the stake and three teams will look to grab that from group two. New Zealand, Afghanistan and India, all three can qualify for the last spot available for SemiFinals. New Zealand victory means that Afghanistan and India will pack their bags and go home while Afghanistan’s victory will turn the table upside down and the Semifinalist will be decided on the net run rate. Indian team and fans are cheering for Afghanistan today as their qualification heavily depends on Afghanistan’s victory today.
Afghanistan (Probabe 11): Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad(w), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq/Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hamid Hassan
New Zealand (Probable 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
Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat first.
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
After 15 overs, Afghanistan are 91/4.
20 overs done, Afghanistan posted 124 runs on the board for the loss of eight wickets. Can New Zealand chase this total to book their place in Semifinals?
Steady start by New Zealand as after two overs they are 15 without any loss of wickets.
Powerplay done, New Zealand are 45/1.
10 overs completed, New Zealand are 61/2.
New Zealand beat Afghanistan by eight wickets. Afghanistan and India knocked out of the tournament as New Zealand grabbed the last Semifinals spot.
Indian fans are dishearted after supporting the Afghanistan team but could not reap the fruits they were expecting. New Zealand knocked out both the teams in just one match.