Afghanistan vs New Zealand result: Highlights, scorecard and man of the match

After a couple of upsets in three days, the Cricket World Cup in India returned to its normal ways with a one-sided game. The Afghanistan vs New Zealand result was as expected and the encounter was heavily in favour of the stronger team.

The Kiwis registered their fourth consecutive win of the tournament and are very much on their way to the semifinals. Afghanistan, on the other hand, succumbed under pressure after beating defending champions England.

The MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai hosted this match and spinners once again enjoyed bowling on this pitch. However, the batters who were willing to spend time in the middle also managed to score runs.

As far as the match is concerned, the Kiwis did well to post 288 runs on the board after 50 overs. Three of their batter including skipper Tom Latham scored half-centuries to post more than a competitive total despite struggling at 110/4 at one stage.

The Afghans, in response, started well but capitulated quickly to get bowled out in the 35th over of the innings. They could only muster 139 runs before losing all their 10 wickets and went down by 149 runs in the match.

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Afghanistan vs New Zealand result: New Zealand won by 149 runs

Afghanistan vs New Zealand result
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The Afghanistan vs New Zealand result of the 16th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 was won by the Kiwis. Courtesy of the win, they topped the points table with their fourth consecutive win. It was a dominating show from them against Afghanistan who couldn’t chase down 289 runs.

Match Highlights

New Zealand’s innings: After being put in to bat first, the BlackCaps found themselves in trouble at 110/4 at one stage. But Latham and Glenn Phillips added 144 runs for the fifth wicket. Both scored half-centuries while Mark Chapman smashed an unbeaten 25 to propel the team’s total to 288/6 after 50 overs.

Afghanistan’schase: Afghanistan openers added 27 runs up front but once wickets started to fall, they lost their way completely. They lost their last five wickets for just 14 in four overs with Mitchell Santner and Lockie Ferguson picking up three wickets apiece. Rahmat Shah was the top scorer for Afghanistan scoring 36 runs off 62 deliveries in the chase.

Man of the Match | Afghanistan vs New Zealand Result

Glenn Phillips came out to bat when New Zealand had lost three wickets and things could’ve gone either way. But the man batted patiently with his skipper and resurrected the innings big time. Phillips scored 71 off 80 deliveries with four fours and as many sixes to his name. He deservedly won the Player of the Match award in this match.

Afghanistan vs New Zealand Final Scorecard

The final scorecard of the New Zealand vs Afghanistan result is here:

New Zealand Innings: 288/6 after 50 overs

BatterRB4s6sSR
Conway201830111.11
Will Young 54644384.38
Rachin Ravindra32412178.05
Daryl Mitchell170014.29
Tom Latham68743291.89
Glenn Phillips71804488.75
Chapman25*1221208.33
Santner7*510140

Bowling

BowlerOMRWECO
Mujeeb ur Rahman1005715.7
Fazalhaq Farooqi713905.6
Naveen-ul-Haq804126
Mohammad Nabi814805.1
Rashid Khan1004314.3
Azmatullah Omarzai705628

Netherlands Innings: 223 all out after 46.3 overs

BatterRB4s6sSR
Rahmanuallah Gurbaz11210152.38
Ibrahim Zadran14152093.33
Rahmat Shah36621058.06
Hashmatullah Shahidi8291027.59
Azmatullah Omarzai27322084.38
Ikram Alikhil19*213090.48
Mohammad Nabi79177.78
Rashid Khan8130161.54
Mujeeb Ur Rahman4310133.33
Naveen-ul_haq01000
Fazalhaq Farooqi02000

Bowling

BowlerOMRWECO
Trent Boult711822.6
Matt Henry521613.2
Mitchell Santner7.403935.1
Lockie Ferguson711932.7
Glenn Phillips301304.3
Rachin Ravindra503416.8