New Zealand secure convincing 7 wicket win over Afghanistan in Taunton
New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl against Afghanistan at the County Ground, Taunton today in the ICC Cricket World Cup match.
Afghanistan 172 (Hashmatullah Shahidi 57; Jimmy Neesham 5-31, Lockie Ferguson 4-37)
New Zealand 173-3 (Kane Williamson 73*, Ross Taylor 48; Aftab Alam 3-45)
Result – New Zealand won by 7 wickets
Put into bat first, Afghanistan were 172 all out – with Hashmatullah Shahidi 57 top scoring and Jimmy Neesham 5-31 and Lockie Ferguson 4-37 simply brilliant with the ball for New Zealand.
In reply, New Zealand cruised to a convincing 7 wicket win over Afghanistan, scoring 173-3 in 32.1 overs - Kane Williamson 73* and Ross Taylor 48 top scoring and Aftab Alam 3-45 the pick of the bowlers for Afghanistan.
New Zealand move to the top of the table with 6 points, with three straight wins in their World Cup campaign.
Afghanistan - Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Gulbadin Naib(c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Ikram Ali Khil(wk), Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan
New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(wk), Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
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