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Afghanistan vs New Zealand, Match 13 Commentary, Live Updates

AFG vs NZ, 2019 - ODI Live Commentary

Afghanistan vs New Zealand Scorecard
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Match Ended   
172 (41.1/50)
173/3 (32.1/50)
New Zealand beat Afghanistan by 7 wickets
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 The Over 32 : 172/3
4 Runs
  • 131.1
  • 131.2
  • 131.3
  • 131.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
T. Latham
13 (18)
K. Williamson
78 (98)
H. Hassan
7-0-31-0
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
lb
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 The Over 31 : 168/3
6 Runs
  • 130.1
  • 130.2
  • 130.3
  • 130.4
  • 130.5
  • 130.6
T. Latham
11 (14)
K. Williamson
77 (96)
A. Alam
8-0-44-3
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.
End Of The Over 30 : 162/3
7 Runs
  • 429.1
  • 129.2
  • 1 LB29.3
  • 029.4
  • 129.5
  • 029.6
T. Latham
8 (11)
K. Williamson
74 (93)
H. Hassan
6-0-27-0
29.6
0
Hamid Hassan To Tom Latham
BEATEN! Latham pushes at a ball outside off, it whizzes past the outside edge.
29.5
1
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
Back of a length and on off, Williamson guides it down to third man and gets to the other end.
29.4
0
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
On the shorter side on off, Williamson stands tall and defends it.
29.3
lb
Hamid Hassan To Tom Latham
Drifts on the pads again, Latham looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls on the leg side. The batters take a leg bye.
29.2
1
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
On the pads again and this is flicked towards square leg for one.
29.1
4
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Raining boundaries now! Full and on the pads, easy pickings for Kane. He flicks it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.
Hamid Hassan is back on!
End Of The Over 29 : 155/3
12 Runs
  • 128.1
  • 128.2
  • 128.3
  • 428.4
  • 428.5
  • 128.6
K. Williamson
68 (89)
T. Latham
8 (9)
G. Naib
9-1-55-0
28.6
1
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
Now keeps strike by guiding it down to third man for one. 18 more needed.
28.5
4
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Through covers once again, this time off the front foot. Full and outside off, Williamson caresses it through the off side and bags a boundary.
28.4
4
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Slapped! Short and wide outside off, Williamson goes back and hits it hard through covers for a boundary. 150 up.
28.3
1
Gulbadin Naib To Tom Latham
Once again it is worked with the angle, this time through mid-wicket for one. They are happy to do it in singles.
28.2
1
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
On the shorter side and on middle, Williamson pulls it through square leg for one.
28.1
1
Gulbadin Naib To Tom Latham
Works it with the angle through square leg for one.
End Of The Over 28 : 143/3
2 Runs
  • 027.1
  • 127.2
  • 027.3
  • 027.4
  • 127.5
  • 027.6
K. Williamson
58 (85)
T. Latham
6 (7)
A. Alam
7-0-38-3
27.6
0
Aftab Alam To Kane Williamson
Short and on middle, Williamson first looks to duck but then at the end, eh, wants to upper cut. Misses!
27.5
1
Aftab Alam To Tom Latham
Full and on off, Latham strokes it through covers for one.
27.4
0
Aftab Alam To Tom Latham
A huge appeal but not given! The bowler can't believe it but he can't do anything about it as Afghanistan do not have a review left. Good length around the leg stump. Latham looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. A huge shout but the umpire shakes his head. Seems to have pitched outside leg and also there was a doubt whether it was pad first or bat. Difficult to judge by the replays. Hawk Eye though shows that there were three reds.
27.3
0
Aftab Alam To Tom Latham
On the stumps, kept out.
27.2
1
Aftab Alam To Kane Williamson
This is angled into the batter, Williamson works it through mid-wicket for one.
27.1
0
Aftab Alam To Kane Williamson
The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 27 : 141/3
7 Runs
  • 226.1
  • 126.2
  • 026.3
  • 126.4
  • 226.5
  • 126.6
K. Williamson
57 (82)
T. Latham
5 (4)
G. Naib
8-1-43-0
26.6
1
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
Outside off, KW guides it down to third man for one.
26.5
2
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
On the pads, this is flicked wide of long on for a couple.
26.4
1
Gulbadin Naib To Tom Latham
This is angled into the batter, Latham works it nicely through square leg and takes one.
26.3
0
Gulbadin Naib To Tom Latham
Good length on off, Latham blocks it out.
26.2
1
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
Uses his wrists now and works it through mid on for a run.
26.1
2
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
Good shot! Leans into the stroke and just pushes it through covers for a brace.
Gulbadin Naib is back!
End Of The Over 26 : 134/3
10 Runs
  • 125.1
  • 125.2
  • 425.3
  • W25.4
  • 025.5
  • 425.6
T. Latham
4 (2)
K. Williamson
51 (78)
A. Alam
6-0-36-3
25.6
4
Aftab Alam To Tom Latham
FOUR! A freebie to get off the mark! A full toss, Latham shows the full face of the bat and strokes it down the ground. Kane Williamson ducks out of harm's way. So 10 runs and a wicket from the over, an action-packed one. 39 more needed.
25.5
0
Aftab Alam To Tom Latham
Outside off, it has been left alone.
Tom Latham walks out to bat.
25.4
W
Aftab Alam To Ross Taylor OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Alam has his revenge! Not the best of balls to get a batsman though. Taylor has been cleaned up off a full toss. It is on off, Taylor plays outside the line, the ball sneaks between the gap of bat and pad and hits the off pole. So just as Taylor looked to break free, he has been dismissed. A good partnership though for New Zealand, it has more-or-less sealed the deal for them.
25.3
4
Aftab Alam To Ross Taylor
FOUR! Another misfield! Just sums up their performance in the field today. Short and on the body, Taylor pulls it towards fine leg. The fielder there moves to his right and then lets it through his legs.
25.2
1
Aftab Alam To Kane Williamson
Williamson now works it through square leg and takes one.
25.1
1
Aftab Alam To Ross Taylor
Shorter and on middle, Taylor works it through mid-wicket and takes one.
Aftab Alam returns. 5-0-26-2 so far.
End Of The Over 25 : 124/2
11 Runs
  • 624.1
  • 124.2
  • 024.3
  • 124.4
  • 124.5
  • 224.6
K. Williamson
50 (77)
R. Taylor
43 (49)
M. Nabi
3-0-18-0
24.6
2
Mohammad Nabi To Kane Williamson
A couple for Williamson to get to his half ton. His 38th in ODIs. It has not been a trademark innings from him. Has struggled to find the gaps and has gone about things quite slowly. His fifty comes up in 77 balls. He cuts this through point and takes a brace. He would love to stay there till the end. Runs needed one below 50 now.
24.5
1
Mohammad Nabi To Ross Taylor
Very full, Taylor strokes it down to long on and gets to the other end.
24.4
1
Mohammad Nabi To Kane Williamson
A quicker full toss, Williamson works it through mid-wicket for one.
24.3
0
Mohammad Nabi To Kane Williamson
On the stumps, defended.
24.2
1
Mohammad Nabi To Ross Taylor
Well bowled! Fires this one just outside off, Taylor looks to guide it down to third man but there is not a lot of width on offer. He ends up chopping it past the off pole and down towards fine leg for one. The bowler was appealing but not sure for what.
The ball is lost. So we have a box of replacement balls coming out.
24.1
6
Mohammad Nabi To Ross Taylor
SIX! That has gone all the way! First biggie of the innings! Taylor may have decided to attack the offie. He shuffles across and goes with the turn. Connects well and it goes over the mid-wicket fence. NEW BALLS PLEASE! That has gone out of the stadium.
Mohammad Nabi is back!
End Of The Over 24 : 113/2
6 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 123.4
  • 123.5
  • 423.6
K. Williamson
47 (74)
R. Taylor
35 (46)
R. Shah
5-0-21-0
23.6
4
Rahmat Shah To Kane Williamson
FOUR! A drag down and Williamson puts it away. A rare bad delivery from Shah. Kane goes back and pulls it behind square, away from the fielder in the deep and a boundary. 60 more needed now.
23.5
1
Rahmat Shah To Ross Taylor
On the leg pole, Williamson strokes it down to long on for one.
23.4
1
Rahmat Shah To Kane Williamson
Flatter and on middle, KW pushes it down to long on and takes one.
23.3
0
Rahmat Shah To Kane Williamson
On the stumps, Kane defends it out.
23.2
0
Rahmat Shah To Kane Williamson
Loopy ball on off, KW strokes it to covers.
23.1
0
Rahmat Shah To Kane Williamson
Floats it on middle, Williamson keeps it out.
End Of The Over 23 : 107/2
6 Runs
  • 122.1
  • 022.2
  • 122.3
  • 022.4
  • 422.5
  • 022.6
R. Taylor
34 (45)
K. Williamson
42 (69)
G. Naib
7-1-36-0
22.6
0
Gulbadin Naib To Ross Taylor
A swing and a miss! Taylor shuffles across and looks for his favourite mid-wicket region. He misses though.
22.5
4
Gulbadin Naib To Ross Taylor
EDGED AND OVER! FOUR! New Zealand continue riding their luck today! Short and outside off, Taylor looks to get on top of the bounce and guide it down to third man but fails to do so. The top edge is taken and it goes over the keeper for a boundary.
22.4
0
Gulbadin Naib To Ross Taylor
Slower one on off, Taylor guides it to point. The fielder fumbles. Williamson wants a run but is sent back.
22.3
1
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
This is on the stumps, this is whipped down to long on for one.
22.2
0
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
Good length again on off, Williamson looks to run it down but once again can't beat third slip.
Rahmat Shah is doing a terrific job. He has rarely bowled a bad ball. Even Rashid Khan slips in the odd loose delivery but Rahmat has been mighty consistent and accurate.
22.1
1
Gulbadin Naib To Ross Taylor
Shortish and outside off, this is cut past point and down towards third man for one.
End Of The Over 22 : 101/2
4 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 121.2
  • 021.3
  • 121.4
  • 121.5
  • 121.6
R. Taylor
29 (41)
K. Williamson
41 (67)
R. Shah
4-0-15-0
21.6
1
Rahmat Shah To Ross Taylor
A touch short, punched down to long on for another single.
21.5
1
Rahmat Shah To Kane Williamson
Thrown up around off, milked down to long on for one. 100 UP FOR NEW ZEALAND. 73 more needed.
21.4
1
Rahmat Shah To Ross Taylor
Comes down the track now and pushes it down to long off for a run.
21.3
0
Rahmat Shah To Ross Taylor
Full and straight, watchfully kept out.
21.2
1
Rahmat Shah To Kane Williamson
Tossed up around middle, pushed down to long off for a single. Williamson moves to 40.
21.1
0
Rahmat Shah To Kane Williamson
Full and around off, pushed back defensively.
End Of The Over 21 : 97/2
8 Runs
  • 5 NB20.1
  • 120.1
  • 120.2
  • 020.3
  • 120.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
R. Taylor
27 (38)
K. Williamson
39 (64)
G. Naib
6-1-30-0
20.6
0
Gulbadin Naib To Ross Taylor
Played to the point region by the batsman. 8 from the over. A productive one for the Kiwis.
20.5
0
Gulbadin Naib To Ross Taylor
Angled into the batsman, Taylor tries to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.
20.4
1
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
This is eased through mid on for one.
20.3
0
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
Williamson now looks to guide it down to third man but can't get past second slip.
20.2
1
Gulbadin Naib To Ross Taylor
This is guided down to third man for one.
20.1
1
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
Now works it through mid-wicket for one. Just a single from the Free Hit.
20.1
nb
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Williamson gets this through point! Short and asking to be hit, there is also width on offer. KW cuts it through point for a boundary. The bowler has also overstepped so the next ball is a Free Hit. The 50-run stand is also up. The two have gone along their own way but it is a useful stand.
End Of The Over 20 : 89/2
1 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 119.3
  • 019.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
R. Taylor
26 (35)
K. Williamson
33 (60)
R. Shah
3-0-11-0
19.6
0
Rahmat Shah To Ross Taylor
Edged but short! Played that with soft hands did Taylor. This is on off, it once again turns away. Taylor plays inside the line with soft hands but the ball goes off the outside edge and on the bounce to first slip. Good over by Shah.
19.5
0
Rahmat Shah To Ross Taylor
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
19.4
0
Rahmat Shah To Ross Taylor
BEATEN! Good delivery that! Lands it on off and Taylor plays the original trajectory. The ball pitches and spins away. Beats the outside edge.
19.3
1
Rahmat Shah To Kane Williamson
Flatter and on middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
19.2
0
Rahmat Shah To Kane Williamson
Looks to work it against the turn but ends up getting a soft leading edge to the bowler.
19.1
0
Rahmat Shah To Kane Williamson
Floats it up on off, Kane strokes it to cover.
End Of The Over 19 : 88/2
7 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 418.2
  • 1 WD18.3
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 118.5
  • 018.6
R. Taylor
26 (32)
K. Williamson
32 (57)
G. Naib
5-1-22-0
18.6
0
Gulbadin Naib To Ross Taylor
Naib gets away with another short ball. It is outside off, Taylor looks to cut but gets an inside edge which goes along the ground to the keeper. 7 from the over, could have gone for more though.
18.5
1
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
Another back of a length ball, KW pushes it through covers and gets to the other end.
18.4
0
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
Kane misses out! Generally so good through that region but struggling to find the the gap today. Short and outside off, he cuts it but finds point.
18.3
0
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
Back of a length on off, Williamson guides it to second slip.
18.3
wd
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
Goes short again and this one is way too short. Wided.
18.2
4
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Finally some intent shown by Williamson. He steps down the track but Naib looks to outsmart him by bowling it short. Williamson though adjusts and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
18.1
1
Gulbadin Naib To Ross Taylor
Short and wide outside off, Ross slaps it through covers for one.
Gulbadin Naib is back!
End Of The Over 18 : 81/2
6 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 417.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
K. Williamson
27 (53)
R. Taylor
25 (30)
R. Shah
2-0-10-0
17.6
0
Rahmat Shah To Kane Williamson
Plays this late and looks to guide it past slip but can't get it past the fielder there.
17.5
1
Rahmat Shah To Ross Taylor
Taylor now drops it towards cover and takes one.
17.4
4
Rahmat Shah To Ross Taylor
MISFIELD AND FOUR! Poor from Afghanistan! They have missed a run out opportunity to go by early on and now given away three extra runs. Flighted on off, Taylor strokes it nicely through covers. Hassan in the deep runs to his right and looks to stop the ball but lets it through.
17.3
0
Rahmat Shah To Ross Taylor
Flatter and outside off, RT guides it to point.
17.2
0
Rahmat Shah To Ross Taylor
Flighted ball on off, Taylor drives it to covers.
17.1
1
Rahmat Shah To Kane Williamson
Drop and run! Williamson pushes it towards cover and gets to the other end.
End Of The Over 17 : 75/2
4 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 1 WD16.2
  • 016.2
  • 116.3
  • 016.4
  • 1 LB16.5
  • 116.6
K. Williamson
26 (51)
R. Taylor
20 (26)
H. Hassan
5-0-21-0
16.6
1
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
Chance of an overthrow but not taken! Full and on middle, Williamson strokes it towards mid on and takes off. The fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end but away from the fielder backing up. The fielder at deep mid-wicket though gets to the ball quickly and does not let the batters take another one.
16.5
lb
Hamid Hassan To Ross Taylor
LEG BYE! Back of a length ball and on the pads, Taylor once again is beaten for pace as he fails to get his bat down in time to flick. It hits the thigh pad and rolls beside the pitch. Williamson takes a quick single.
16.4
0
Hamid Hassan To Ross Taylor
Good bowling! A yorker and at a good pace! Taylor fails to bring his bat down in time and gets beaten. Taylor will be thankful that was not on the stumps.
16.3
1
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
Back of a length around middle, Williamson nudges it on the leg side and takes one.
16.2
0
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
Another one on the shorter side and on the body, Kane ducks under it. No wide this time.
16.2
wd
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
WIDE. A bouncer, dug in too short, Kane ducks.
16.1
0
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
Landed outside off, cutting back in, dabbed straight to gully. He has been stationed there to stop that favourite 'run-down-to-third man' shot of Willy.
DRINKS BREAK. A sluggish game going along right now. The Kiwis are making a hard work of a modest target. The bowling is not all that great but the New Zealand batters are not even milking the runs. Probably Taylor and Williamson would be cautious for now and then start to use the long handle when the runs required come under 70.
End Of The Over 16 : 71/2
4 Runs
  • 415.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
R. Taylor
20 (24)
K. Williamson
24 (47)
R. Shah
1-0-4-0
15.6
0
Rahmat Shah To Ross Taylor
Flatter and on middle, Taylor goes back and pushes it to mid-wicket. So just the fortunate boundary from this over.
15.5
0
Rahmat Shah To Ross Taylor
Once again uses his feet but the length is short. Taylor again defends it.
15.4
0
Rahmat Shah To Ross Taylor
On off again and Taylor is happy to keep it out.
15.3
0
Rahmat Shah To Ross Taylor
On the off pole, RT defends it onto the ground.
15.2
0
Rahmat Shah To Ross Taylor
Taylor comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of it. He keeps it out.
15.1
4
Rahmat Shah To Ross Taylor
EDGY FOUR! Some turn though for Shah. Encouraging signs for him. He bowls it on middle and it spins away a little. Taylor is half-forward as he tries to defend. The ball goes off the outside edge and into the third man fence.
RASHID KHAN UPDATE - Sadly, for Afghanistan, Rashid has failed both the concussion tests. He will not be taking any further part in this game and will be assessed again tomorrow. In case you missed it, Khan was hit on the helmet by a Lockie Ferguson delivery while batting. Left the field in a dizzy state. Rahmat Shah to bowl now. He is probably the bowler who is going to fill in for Rashid Khan.
End Of The Over 15 : 67/2
3 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 114.2
  • 014.3
  • 214.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
K. Williamson
24 (47)
R. Taylor
16 (18)
H. Hassan
4-0-18-0
14.6
0
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
One more leave outside off.
14.5
0
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
Landed outside off, left alone.
14.4
2
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
A short ball, pulled behind square for a couple.
14.3
0
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
Landed outside off, left alone.
14.2
1
Hamid Hassan To Ross Taylor
Outside off, Taylor looks to punch but gets a bottom edge through point. A single taken.
14.1
0
Hamid Hassan To Ross Taylor
Outside off, punched towards cover.
End Of The Over 14 : 64/2
3 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
R. Taylor
15 (16)
K. Williamson
22 (43)
M. Nabi
2-0-7-0
13.6
1
Mohammad Nabi To Ross Taylor
NOT OUT! Yes, the poor throw has saved Williamson. He is just in. However, a better throw and KW was a goner. Taylor works it towards mid-wicket and wants a run. Williamson initially hesitates but then goes for it. Shahidi picks the ball up and throws it above the keeper's head. He collects it with a jump and then dislodges the bails. His appeal is a confident one and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that Williamson is in. An opportunity goes abegging. Can't let such chances go while defending a low score. A life for Williamson. Just the three runs from the over. Afghanistan could have easily had a wicket but it did not end that way.
Is Williamson run out? Afghanistan do feel so. The throw was not a good one though and that might have saved him.
13.5
1
Mohammad Nabi To Kane Williamson
Flatter and on off, Williamson pushes it through covers for a run.
13.4
0
Mohammad Nabi To Kane Williamson
Another dot as Williamson strokes it back towards the bowler. Nabi deflects it onto the stumps at his end but Taylor is in.
13.3
0
Mohammad Nabi To Kane Williamson
Works it with the turn to mid-wicket. Williamson is finding it difficult to score runs here.
13.2
0
Mohammad Nabi To Kane Williamson
Flatter and on off, Williamson guides it to backward point.
13.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To Ross Taylor
Gives it a lot of air but it is too full, Taylor hits it down to long on for one.
End Of The Over 13 : 61/2
5 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 412.3
  • 012.4
  • 112.5
  • 012.6
K. Williamson
21 (39)
R. Taylor
13 (14)
G. Naib
4-1-15-0
12.6
0
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
Slightly short and outside off, Williamson cuts it nicely but finds point.
12.5
1
Gulbadin Naib To Ross Taylor
This is squeezed past the diving point fielder for a single.
12.4
0
Gulbadin Naib To Ross Taylor
This has been crisply driven but straight to the man at covers.
12.3
4
Gulbadin Naib To Ross Taylor
FOUR! Short, wide and slashed away! Shortish and outside off, Taylor throws his bat at it, gets it past point and the ball races away to the fence.
12.2
0
Gulbadin Naib To Ross Taylor
Back of a length on off, Taylor guides it to point.
12.1
0
Gulbadin Naib To Ross Taylor
On the off pole, Taylor blocks it out.
End Of The Over 12 : 56/2
4 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 1 WD11.2
  • 111.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
K. Williamson
21 (38)
R. Taylor
8 (9)
M. Nabi
1-0-4-0
11.6
0
Mohammad Nabi To Kane Williamson
The arm ball on off, Williamson goes back and pushes it back to the bowler. A tight start by Nabi.
11.5
0
Mohammad Nabi To Kane Williamson
Flighted ball, Williamson pushes it to covers.
11.4
1
Mohammad Nabi To Ross Taylor
Flatter and on off, Taylor punches it down to long on for one.
11.3
1
Mohammad Nabi To Kane Williamson
Flicks it with soft hands through square leg and gets to the other end.
11.2
1
Mohammad Nabi To Ross Taylor
Taylor now eases this down to long on and takes an easy run.
11.2
wd
Mohammad Nabi To Ross Taylor
A loopy delivery down the leg side, Ross misses the sweep and the umpire has wided it.
11.1
0
Mohammad Nabi To Ross Taylor
Slower through the air on off, it is worked to mid-wicket.
Mohammad Nabi is on now!
End Of The Over 11 : 52/2
0 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
K. Williamson
20 (35)
R. Taylor
6 (6)
G. Naib
3-1-10-0
10.6
0
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
Well fielded! Full and on off, Williamson strokes it but finds cover. A maiden by Gulbadin.
10.5
0
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
Outside off again and the batter has left it alone.
10.4
0
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
BEATEN! Another length ball and just outside off. Williamson plays inside the line and the ball whizzes past the outside edge.
10.3
0
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
Another ball outside off, it has been left alone.
10.2
0
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
On the stumps, kept out.
10.1
0
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
Outside off, Williamson looks to guide it down to third man but can't beat gully.
Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over. Don't think the game will last till then though.
End Of The Over 10 : 52/2
6 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 19.2
  • 49.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
R. Taylor
6 (6)
K. Williamson
20 (29)
A. Alam
5-0-26-2
9.6
0
Aftab Alam To Ross Taylor
On the fuller side on middle, this is hit to mid on. End of Powerplay 1! It is a decent one for both the sides but New Zealand ahead in the game.
9.5
0
Aftab Alam To Ross Taylor
The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
9.4
0
Aftab Alam To Ross Taylor
Goes back to bowling length on off, it is kept out.
9.3
4
Aftab Alam To Ross Taylor
FOUR! Taylor has no problem with the short one. He rocks back and powers it through square leg. No stopping those. 50 up for New Zealand.
9.2
1
Aftab Alam To Kane Williamson
In the air... but safe! Once again, Williamson is a touch late on the shot. Not often do we see this. It is a short one and Williamson looks to pull. The ball hits the higher portion of the bat and lobs in the vacant mid-wicket region for a run.
9.1
1
Aftab Alam To Ross Taylor
The batsman has driven it through mid on. They pick up a single.
End Of The Over 9 : 46/2
5 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 48.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
K. Williamson
19 (28)
R. Taylor
1 (1)
G. Naib
2-0-10-0
8.6
0
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
Fuller again on middle, this is hit to mid on.
8.5
0
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
On the stumps, kept out.
8.4
0
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
NOT OUT! Absolutely nothing on that! It is on a length and outside off, Williamson looks to drive it. He misses. The keeper takes it and appeals. The umpire shakes his head. Afghanistan review. Replays roll in and it shows nothing on Ultra Edge. Afghanistan lose their only review.
8.3
0
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
The batsman works it down the leg side.
Is there an outside edge? Afghanistan feel so but the umpire feels different as he has ruled it in favor of the batsman. Afghanistan have reviewed though.
8.2
4
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Poor ball and put away! Short and wide outside off, Williamson goes back and cuts it past point for a boundary.
8.1
1
Gulbadin Naib To Ross Taylor
Off the mark straightaway is Taylor! He works it towards mid on and gets to the other end.
End Of The Over 8 : 41/2
2 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 17.2
  • 07.3
  • 17.4
  • W7.5
  • 07.6
K. Williamson
15 (23)
R. Taylor
0 (0)
A. Alam
4-0-20-2
7.6
0
Aftab Alam To Kane Williamson
Good length and on off, it is defended. End of a successful over.
Ross Taylor walks out to bat!
7.5
W
Aftab Alam To Colin Munro OUT!
OUT! In the air... taken! Aftab Alam strikes. The change of ends does wonders for him. He bangs it short and outside off, Munro looks to upper cut it but only manages to get a lot of height on it. It goes towards third man where Hassan takes an easy catch. Both the openers back in the hut inside Powerplay 1! Afghanistan hanging in there. 132 needed with 8 wickets in hand.
7.4
1
Aftab Alam To Kane Williamson
A single now as Williamson works it in the mid-wicket region.
7.3
0
Aftab Alam To Kane Williamson
This is angled into the pads, Williamson works it towards mid-wicket.
7.2
1
Aftab Alam To Colin Munro
Another length ball on off, Munro looks to push it through the off side but it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket for one. It may have been the cutter and hence, Munro was a touch early in the shot.
7.1
0
Aftab Alam To Colin Munro
Back of a length and on off, Munro defends it onto the ground.
Change of ends for Aftab Alam.
End Of The Over 7 : 39/1
5 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 16.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 46.6
K. Williamson
14 (20)
C. Munro
21 (21)
G. Naib
1-0-5-0
6.6
4
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
FOUR! In the gap and it races away! This should get Williamson going. Back of a length and on off, Kane pushes it through covers and the ball races away to the fence. Spoils the over somewhat. 134 more needed.
6.5
0
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
Another length ball on off, Williamson plays it late and onto the ground.
6.4
0
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
Back of a length on off, it is defended.
6.3
0
Gulbadin Naib To Kane Williamson
Shorter in length and around off, KW looks to cut but ends up chopping it to the cover fielder.
6.2
1
Gulbadin Naib To Colin Munro
The third man fielder was almost bamboozled by the spin! Short and outside off, Munro looks to cut but the ball flies off the outside edge. It bounces in front of the fielder at third man. He looks to stop it casually but then it spins to his right. He though reacts quickly, sticks his hand out and stops it. Single taken by the batters.
6.1
0
Gulbadin Naib To Colin Munro
On the middle pole, the batter defends it onto the ground.
Gulbadin Naib is on now!
End Of The Over 6 : 34/1
6 Runs
  • 15.1
  • 05.2
  • 45.3
  • 1 WD5.4
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
K. Williamson
10 (16)
C. Munro
20 (19)
H. Hassan
3-0-15-0
5.6
0
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
Outside off, it has been left alone.
5.5
0
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
Another full ball on middle, Williamson keeps it out.
5.4
0
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
Corrects his line and bowls it on off, blocked.
5.4
wd
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
WIDE! Short and down the leg side, it is wided.
5.3
4
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
Off the inside edge and FOUR! Once again Williamson is slightly late on the shot. Back of a length on off and it zips through. Williamson looks to keep it out but the ball hits the inside edge and it races to the fine leg fence. Just nothing going Afghanistan's way.
5.2
0
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
Good pace! 140 KPH to be precise! It is angled into Williamson. He hops and tries to flick but misses to get hit on the thigh pad.
5.1
1
Hamid Hassan To Colin Munro
Quick running! This is tapped towards cover and Munro sets off. Williamson responds nicely and they complete it easily.
End Of The Over 5 : 28/1
2 Runs
  • 14.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 14.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
K. Williamson
6 (11)
C. Munro
19 (18)
A. Alam
3-0-18-1
4.6
0
Aftab Alam To Kane Williamson
Another ball which is angled into the batsman, KW looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. A good tight over by Alam, just the two from it.
4.5
0
Aftab Alam To Kane Williamson
On the fuller side and around middle and leg. Williamson strokes it to mid on.
4.4
1
Aftab Alam To Colin Munro
This time he uses the pace and works it nicely through mid-wicket for one.
4.3
0
Aftab Alam To Colin Munro
Shorter and on middle, Munro looks to flat-bat it but the ball hurries onto him and he mistimes it to mid on. Munro seems to be going to hard at the deliveries.
4.2
0
Aftab Alam To Colin Munro
Bowls this on the pads, Munro looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
4.1
1
Aftab Alam To Kane Williamson
This is on the pads, Williamson works it through square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 4 : 26/1
6 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 13.3
  • 13.4
  • 43.5
  • 03.6
C. Munro
18 (15)
K. Williamson
5 (8)
H. Hassan
2-0-9-0
3.6
0
Hamid Hassan To Colin Munro
A dot to end! Another testing over by Hassan! Length and on off, this is guided to point.
3.5
4
Hamid Hassan To Colin Munro
FOUR! Right off the middle! Risky shot though. He looks to play it on the up with two slips and a gully in place. Gets it off the middle though and it races through cover for a boundary.
3.4
1
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
Good running! This is worked towards square leg and the batsmen set off for a run. The fielder has a shy at the striker's end but misses.
3.3
1
Hamid Hassan To Colin Munro
Leading edge but in the gap! Fortunate single for Munro. He looks to work it on the leg side but due to the angle away the ball flies off the leading edge. It evades the gully fielder and the point fielder. Goes down towards third man where the fielder runs to his left and keeps it down to one. Afghanistan need luck to go their way. On another day, this could have easily gone to a fielder's hand.
3.2
0
Hamid Hassan To Colin Munro
Edge but does not carry! Back of a length on off, Munro looks to push at it but the ball takes the outside edge and goes on the bounce towards gully. Good stop by the fielder there.
3.1
0
Hamid Hassan To Colin Munro
On the fuller side, Hassan is hitting the bat hard. Munro strokes it to mid off.
End Of The Over 3 : 20/1
6 Runs
  • 1 WD2.1
  • 02.1
  • 42.2
  • 1 LB2.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
K. Williamson
4 (7)
C. Munro
13 (10)
A. Alam
2-0-16-1
2.6
0
Aftab Alam To Kane Williamson
On the pads, Williamson works it towards mid-wicket. Three dots to end the over. A good comeback by the bowler after going for a boundary on the second ball. Just the 6 from it in the end.
2.5
0
Aftab Alam To Kane Williamson
On off again and it is on a length, defended.
2.4
0
Aftab Alam To Kane Williamson
Good line and length! On off and straightens a touch. Williamson goes back and looks to defend but it goes off the outer half towards point.
2.3
lb
Aftab Alam To Colin Munro
Good change in pace but the line is a little too straight. Munro is done in a little by the pace. He looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.
2.2
4
Aftab Alam To Colin Munro
FOUR! Beautiful shot by Munro! He has not looked to hit that hard, just a mere punch. Slightly fuller and on off, CM strokes it past the diving mid off fielder and it races away.
2.1
0
Aftab Alam To Colin Munro
Back of a length around off, Munro guides it to point.
2.1
wd
Aftab Alam To Colin Munro
WIDE! Down the leg side, Munro looks to flick but misses. The keeper does well to dive to his right and take it.
End Of The Over 2 : 14/1
3 Runs
  • 11.1
  • 01.2
  • 1 WD1.3
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 11.5
  • 01.6
K. Williamson
4 (4)
C. Munro
9 (7)
H. Hassan
1-0-3-0
1.6
0
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
Another good nut! Back of a length and just outside off, Williamson covers his off pole and shoulders arms nicely. A tight second from Hassan.
1.5
1
Hamid Hassan To Colin Munro
Edgy run! shortish and outside off, Munro slashes at it but the ball flies off the top edge down to third man and the batters take one.
1.4
0
Hamid Hassan To Colin Munro
BEATEN! This is a good delivery. It is on off and takes off after pitching and also angles away. Munro looks to force it through the off side but gets beaten.
1.3
0
Hamid Hassan To Colin Munro
Goes wide and full outside off, Munro goes after it but misses.
1.3
wd
Hamid Hassan To Colin Munro
Munro steps down the track and Hassan spots that, he bangs it short but it is too short and it has been wided.
1.2
0
Hamid Hassan To Colin Munro
Back of a length again on off, Munro pushes it to covers.
1.1
1
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
Shorter and on the body, Williamson hops and works it through square leg for one.
Hamid Hassan to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
End Of The Over 1 : 11/1
11 Runs
  • W0.1
  • 20.2
  • 10.3
  • 40.4
  • 40.5
  • 00.6
C. Munro
8 (3)
K. Williamson
3 (2)
A. Alam
1-0-11-1
0.6
0
Aftab Alam To Colin Munro
The batsman gets a leading edge on that one.
0.5
4
Aftab Alam To Colin Munro
FOUR! Consecutive boundaries! Short and outside off, Munro punches it through the covers for a boundary again!
0.4
4
Aftab Alam To Colin Munro
FOUR! Bash. Full and outside off, Munro hammers it down the ground for a boundary!
0.3
1
Aftab Alam To Kane Williamson
On middle and leg, worked through mid-wicket for a single.
0.2
2
Aftab Alam To Kane Williamson
On middle and leg, Williamson works it through square leg. The fielder makes a mess of a simple throw and concedes the second.
Kane Williamson walks in at number 3, replacing Guptill.
0.1
W
Aftab Alam To Martin Guptill OUT!
OUT! A wicket first ball! Superb start for Afghanistan. A length ball, around off, coming in, Guptill looks to tuck it to the leg side but the ball takes the inside edge, hits the pads and lobs to backward point. Simple catch for Najibullah Zadran. Afghanistan appeal and the umpire raises his finger!
We are back for the chase. The players and umpires are out in the middle. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro will open the batting for New Zealand. Aftab Alam will start off proceedings to Guppy.
Match Info
  • Venue The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
  • Weather Overcast
  • Toss New Zealand won the toss and elected to field
  • Result New Zealand beat Afghanistan by 7 wickets
  • Player of the Match Jimmy Neesham
  • Umpire Michael Gough (ENG), Aleem Dar (PAK) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG)
  • Referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan 172/10 in 41.1 overs
  • Power play 2 (11-40): Afghanistan 171/9 (110 runs, 9 wickets)
  • H Shahidi 8th ODI Fifty: 50 runs in 84 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • Afghanistan 151/9 in 35.5 overs
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 131/8 in 33.4 overs
  • I Khil dropped on 0 by R Taylor in 30.6 overs
  • J Neesham maiden ODI 5-wicket haul: 5/28 (7.0)
  • Afghanistan 100/4 in 22.4 overs
  • Change of ball: Afghanistan 99/4 in 22.3 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: Afghanistan 99/4 in 22.2 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: Afghanistan 84/4 in 20.0 overs
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 70/4 in 14.1 overs
  • Afghanistan 70/4: G Naib c Tom Latham b Jimmy Neesham 4(4)
  • Referral 1 (14.1 ovs): G Naib against NZ (Caught) Unsuccessful
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Afghanistan 61/0
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 52 balls between H Zazai (29) and Ali Zadran (21)
  • Afghanistan 50/0 in 8.4 overs
  • H Zazai dropped on 18 by R Taylor in 7.2 overs
  • H Zazai dropped on 16 by de Grandhomme in 4.5 overs
  • New Zealand 150/3 in 28.4 overs
  • K Williamson 38th ODI Fifty: 50 runs in 77 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • New Zealand 100/2 in 21.5 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 53 off 74 balls between K Williamson (22) and R Taylor (26)
  • Drinks: New Zealand 71/2 in 16.0 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10): New Zealand 52/2
  • New Zealand 52/2 in 9.3 overs
  • Referral 1 (8.4 ovs): AFG against K Williamson (Caught) Unsuccessful (AFG: 0, NZ: 1)
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Match Poll

Who will win the Match

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PlayerRunsAvg.
Rohit Sharma IND64881.00
David Warner AUS64771.88
Shakib Al Hasan BAN60686.57
Kane Williamson NZ57882.57
Joe Root ENG55661.77
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PlayerWicketsEco.
Mitchell Starc AUS275.43
Lockie Ferguson NZ214.88
Jofra Archer ENG204.57
Mustafizur Rahman BAN206.70
Jasprit Bumrah IND184.41
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