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New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Super 12 - Match 40 Match Summary

NZ vs AFG, 2021 - T20 Summary

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Scorecard
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Match Ended   
125/2 (18.1/20)
124/8 (20.0/20)
New Zealand beat Afghanistan by 8 wickets
AFG 124/8
Bat Top Batsmen
73 (48)
  • 6x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 152.08SR
15 (18)
  • 1x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 83.33SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 4.25
4
OVERS
17/3
R/W
Bowler
ECON 6.00
4
OVERS
24/2
R/W
NZ 125/2
Bat Top Batsmen
40 (42)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 95.23SR
36 (32)
  • 4x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 112.50SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 6.75
4
OVERS
27/1
R/W
4
OVERS
31/1
R/W
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So, that is it from this game! We have our four semi finalists. It will be England and Australia from Group 1 and Pakistan and New Zealand from the other. Now, the next game will decide if Pakistan finishes on top or not when they face Scotland. If they win, they will do so. That game begins at 6 pm local time (2 pm GMT). You can change tabs and enjoy the coverage. Cheers!
Kane Williamson, the Kiwi skipper says that, it was a strong performance against a very good Afghanistan side who have a lot of match winners and the bowlers did the job really well as it was a 150 plus pitch. Mentions that they would have batted first today, which hasn't been the case in this tournament as the pitches have been challenging and that's nice because it helps the overall performance and the fielding effort was brilliant today. Adds that everyone put their 100 percent effort in today and the crowd was supportive as well. On facing England, he mentions that it's going to be a good challenge but they are ready for it and are looking forward to the encounter.
Mohammad Nabi, the skipper of Afghanistan, says that it was their plan to put up a good score after winning the toss but they were not able to do it. Adds that they were few runs short and they should have got atleast got to 140. Tells that they tried really hard but felt that they were 30 runs short. Says that they know how to play in UAE but unfortunately they were not able to execute their plans and they will come back strong next time.
Trent Boult is the Player of the Match. He says that it's nice to top off the performance today and the boys are playing well. Adds that they've had some day games and some night games as well, so that gives them experience and they are confident about the conditions. Mentions that batting or bowling first, they are happy doing both and today the bowlers did the job and then the guys finished it off nicely with the bat.
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Afghanistan needed wickets early on but they failed to get many! Their spinners really did not get a lot of assistance on this very good wicket. There were a couple of wickets to fall but they needed a lot more to actually build pressure. To be honest, they were at least 40 runs short of what could have been a competitive score.
Their batters too did not let the efforts by their bowlers go in vain. The openers got off to a decent start before Mitchell fell. Williamson and Guptill then put on another decent stand before Guptill was dismissed. Then came the stand though which took them over the line and it was between Conway and Williamson. They took their time, paced it well and in the end, chased it down easily.
End of a clinical performance from the Kiwis to book their spot in the semis! Excellent stuff from them in a high-pressure game. To be honest, 120 odd was never going to be enough and it surely did not. Have to credit the efforts from the bowlers who rose to the occasion and restricted Afghanistan to a low score.
Over 18.1 : 125/2
1 Runs
  • 118.1
D. Conway
36 (32)
K. Williamson
40 (42)
G. Naib
1.1-0-9-0
18.1
1
Gulbadin Naib To Devon Conway
Slower ball, on a length, around middle. Devon Conway eases it to long on for a single. New Zealand WIN THE MATCH BY 8 WICKETS! The Kiwis are into the semi-final!
Over 18 : 124/2
6 Runs
  • 217.1
  • 017.2
  • 117.3
  • 117.4
  • 117.5
  • 1 LB17.6
D. Conway
35 (31)
K. Williamson
40 (42)
Naveen
2-0-16-0
17.6
lb
Naveen-ul-Haq To Devon Conway
Leg bye! Good-length ball, darted on the pads. Devon Conway misses his nudge and gets hit on the pad. The ball rolls away to the leg side for a leg bye! New Zealand are just 1 run away from a victory now!
17.5
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To Kane Williamson
Length ball, outside off. Kane Williamson drives it to wide of mid off. The fielder there runs to his left to stop the ball. The batters cross for a run.
17.4
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To Devon Conway
Length ball, strayed on the pads. Devon Conway clips it to deep square leg for one.
17.3
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To Kane Williamson
Good-length ball, outside off. Kane Williamson punches it past covers and takes a single.
17.2
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Kane Williamson
Back of a length, around off. Kane Williamson looks to cut but gets it from the inner half of the blade back to the bowler.
17.1
2
Naveen-ul-Haq To Kane Williamson
Slower ball, on a length, outside off. Kane Williamson skips down the track and lofts it towards deep cover for a couple.
Over 17 : 118/2
10 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 416.2
  • 016.3
  • 1 WD16.4
  • 216.4
  • 016.5
  • 216.6
D. Conway
34 (29)
K. Williamson
36 (38)
Ur Rahman
4-0-31-1
16.6
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Devon Conway
Good running! Tossed up, on middle. Devon Conway clips it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. Just 7 runs needed off 18 balls now!
16.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Devon Conway
Flatter ball, outside off. Devon Conway punches it to cover.
16.4
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Devon Conway
Floated, outside off. Devon Conway reverse-sweeps it to deep point for a couple.
16.4
wd
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Devon Conway
Wide! Mujeeb spills this one way down leg. Devon Conway lets it be. Wided!
16.3
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Devon Conway
A stifled appeal for LBW but the umpire says no. Tossed up, around middle. Devon Conway looks to sweep but he misses and gets hit on his glove.
16.2
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Devon Conway
FOUR! CRUNCHED! Tossed up, around off. Devon Conway skips down and smacks it back past the bowler to collect a boundary.
16.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Kane Williamson
Tossed up, outside off. Kane Williamson skips down and eases it to long off for a single.
Over 16 : 108/2
7 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 1 LB15.4
  • 415.5
  • 115.6
K. Williamson
35 (37)
D. Conway
26 (24)
H. Hassan
3-0-14-0
15.6
1
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
Short of a length, around off. Kane Williamson stays back and looks to defend but gets an inside edge behind the sticks. A single taken. 17 runs needed off 24 balls.
15.5
4
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Easy pickings! A juicy full toss, around off. Kane Williamson carves it past mid off and the ball races away to the fence.
15.4
lb
Hamid Hassan To Devon Conway
Leg bye! Back of a length, around middle. Devon Conway looks to pull but he misses and gets hit on his body. The ball rolls away for a leg bye!
15.3
0
Hamid Hassan To Devon Conway
Banged into the deck, around middle. Devon Conway pulls it along the ground towards mid-wicket.
15.2
0
Hamid Hassan To Devon Conway
Swing and a miss! Slower ball, shorter in length, outside off. Devon Conway looks to heave it across the line but he misses.
15.1
1
Hamid Hassan To Kane Williamson
Back of a length, around off. Kane Williamson stays back and taps it to backward point for one.
Over 15 : 101/2
10 Runs
  • 414.1
  • 114.2
  • 114.3
  • 114.4
  • 114.5
  • 214.6
D. Conway
26 (21)
K. Williamson
29 (34)
R. Khan
4-0-27-1
14.6
2
Rashid Khan To Devon Conway
Devon Conway is clearly riding his luck here! Tossed up, around middle. Conway looks to sweep but gets a top edge. The ball goes over the short fine leg fielder and the batters take two. 24 runs needed off 30 balls.
14.5
1
Rashid Khan To Kane Williamson
Another googly, around middle and leg. Kane Williamson stays back and flicks it behind square on the leg side for a run.
18 OV
6 Runs
Naveen to K. Williamson D. Conway
  • 217.1
  • 017.2
  • 117.3
  • 117.4
  • 117.5
  • 1 LB17.6
17 OV
10 Runs
Ur Rahman to K. Williamson D. Conway
  • 116.1
  • 416.2
  • 016.3
  • 1 WD16.4
  • 216.4
  • 016.5
  • 216.6
16 OV
7 Runs
H. Hassan to K. Williamson D. Conway
  • 115.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 1 LB15.4
  • 415.5
  • 115.6
15 OV
10 Runs
R. Khan to D. Conway K. Williamson
  • 414.1
  • 114.2
  • 114.3
  • 114.4
  • 114.5
  • 214.6
14 OV
13 Runs
M. Nabi to D. Conway K. Williamson
  • 213.1
  • 413.2
  • 413.3
  • 113.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
13 OV
8 Runs
G. Naib to K. Williamson D. Conway
  • 112.1
  • 112.2
  • 112.3
  • 112.4
  • 412.5
  • 012.6
12 OV
7 Runs
R. Khan to K. Williamson D. Conway
  • 111.1
  • 111.2
  • 411.3
  • 111.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
11 OV
2 Runs
H. Hassan to D. Conway K. Williamson
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 110.5
  • 110.6
10 OV
3 Runs
M. Nabi to D. Conway K. Williamson
  • 19.1
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 29.6
9 OV
5 Runs
R. Khan to K. Williamson M. Guptill D. Conway
  • 1 WD8.1
  • 18.1
  • 18.2
  • 18.3
  • 08.4
  • W8.5
  • 18.6
8 OV
3 Runs
M. Nabi to K. Williamson M. Guptill
  • 17.1
  • 17.2
  • 07.3
  • 17.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
7 OV
5 Runs
R. Khan to K. Williamson M. Guptill
  • 16.1
  • 16.2
  • 16.3
  • 16.4
  • 06.5
  • 16.6
6 OV
9 Runs
Ur Rahman to K. Williamson M. Guptill
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 15.3
  • 05.4
  • 45.5
  • 45.6
5 OV
6 Runs
H. Hassan to M. Guptill K. Williamson
  • 44.1
  • 04.2
  • 14.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 14.6
4 OV
4 Runs
Ur Rahman to D. Mitchell K. Williamson M. Guptill
  • W3.1
  • 03.2
  • 13.3
  • 13.4
  • 13.5
  • 13.6
3 OV
11 Runs
Naveen to D. Mitchell M. Guptill
  • 42.1
  • 12.2
  • 02.3
  • 42.4
  • 12.5
  • 12.6
2 OV
8 Runs
Ur Rahman to M. Guptill D. Mitchell
  • 11.1
  • 01.2
  • 21.3
  • 01.4
  • 41.5
  • 11.6
1 OV
7 Runs
M. Nabi to M. Guptill D. Mitchell
  • 00.1
  • 20.2
  • 10.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 40.6
Match Info
  • Venue Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
  • Weather Bright and Sunny
  • Toss Afghanistanwon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result New Zealand beat Afghanistan by 8 wickets
  • Player of the Match Trent Boult
  • Umpire Kumar Dharmasena (SL), Langton Rusere (ZIM) and Richard Illingworth (ENG)
  • Referee Javagal Srinath (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan 124/8 in 20.0 overs
  • Afghanistan 100/4 in 16.5 overs
  • Najibullah Zadran 6th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 33 balls (4x4) (2x6)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 56/4 in 10.0 overs
  • Afghanistan 53/3 in 9.2 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Afghanistan 23/3
  • New Zealand 101/2 in 15.0 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 61/2 in 10.0 overs
  • New Zealand 50/1 in 7.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): New Zealand 45/1
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