Hello, cricket lovers! The 2024 T20 World Cup is definitely going to be an exciting tournament and Afghanistan’s recent showdown with New Zealand only made it even more exciting. Afghanistan cemented their spot at the top of Group C as they defeated New Zealand by 84 runs thanks to brilliant performances from Rashid Khan, Fazal Haq Farooqi and Rehmanul Raghubaz. Let’s analyze this exciting match in detail and see how Afghanistan got there.

Under the scorching sun of Providence, Afghanistan chose to strike first and set a daunting target. Rahmanullah Gubaz and Ibrahim Zadran led the charge with a superb opening partnership.

Rahmanullah Gubaz: A powerhouse in the offensive line, Gubaz hit 80 of 56 balls with precision and flair. Every one of his innings was a masterclass, full of aggressive yet well-choreographed batting.

Ibrahim Zadran: Ibrahim contributed a crucial 44 off 45 balls and provided steady support to the team. Together they built a strong base, racked up a century stand and frustrated the New Zealand bowlers.
New Zealand’s defensive lapses, including errors in catches and outs, only exacerbated their woes. Gurbanz and Zadran seized every opportunity to lead Afghanistan to a brilliant score of 159 runs for 6 wins.

Trent Boult: Bolt has been reliable, taking 2-for-22.

Matt Henry: Henry went 2-for-37 and had key drives but couldn’t consistently stop the run.
Despite their efforts, the New Zealand bowlers could not contain the Afghanistan batsmen and they exploited every loose delivery to set a challenging target.

Defending 160, Afghanistan’s bowlers unleashed a torrent of accuracy and aggression that dismantled the New Zealand batting line-up with ruthless efficiency.

Fazalhaq Farooqi: Farooqi came out firing, taking three wickets in the power play and finishing with an impressive figure of 4 for 17. The game set the tone.

Rashid Khan: Rashid, a former magician, made 4 of 17 shots, exactly the same data as Farooqi.

New Zealand’s innings was miserable, with only Glenn Phillips and Matt Henry reaching double figures. The Afghanistan bowlers maintained relentless pressure, ensuring there were no easy runs and sealing a spectacular victory.

Defensive lapses: New Zealand’s defensive lapses, including key catches and turnovers, allowed Afghanistan to capitalize and register a strong total.

Gubaz’s luck: Gubaz was lucky when a ball grazed his leg stump, but the bail remained intact, allowing him to continue his attacking innings.

LBW Drama: Ibrahim Zadran had an LBW decision overturned on review, adding a crucial run to the frustration of the New Zealand bowlers.

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How did Afghanistan perform against New Zealand?

Afghanistan defeated New Zealand by 84 runs with Gulbaaz, Rashid Khan and Fazal Haq Farooqi playing brilliantly.

Who performed best in the game?

Rahmanullah Gubaz top-scored with 80 runs while Rashid Khan and Fazalhaq Farooqi bagged four trebles each Stumps, 17 points in total.

How many points did New Zealand score in this match?

New Zealand were bowled out for 75 in 15.2 overs, unable to equal Afghanistan’s 159 for six.

What were the key moments from the Afghanistan game?

Century stands from Gubaz and Ibrahim Zadran, as well as New Zealand’s defensive lapses, were crucial to Afghanistan’s strong total.

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Afghanistan’s resounding win over New Zealand was a testament to their growing prowess in international cricket. With star performances from Gubaz, Rashid and Farooqi, Afghanistan sent a clear message to other teams in the 2024 T20 World Cup.

By Robin

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