Match Detail

Afghanistan Men 172 ( 41.1 ) overs
New Zealand Men: 3-173 ( 32.1 ) overs
New Zealand win by 7 wickets
Toss - New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsman
R
B
4S
6S
SR
79
99
9
0
79.8
13
18
1
0
72.22
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
8.1
0
45
3
5.51
Man of the Match
Jimmy Neesham
Commentary
In over# 33
Runs : 1 Bowler: Aftab Alam Wickets : 0
Over 33. 1 run. Bowler: Aftab Alam. New Zealand: 3-173(rr 5.24)
32.1
1
Aftab Alam to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Zazai. Williamson gets the winning runs for New Zealand. A convincing win against Afghanistan and that puts them on three wins from three, a great start to their campaign. Afghanistan now have three losses on the bounce. Some decent performances from Alam and Shahidi made the game a little more contested but New Zealand managed to pass through Afghanistan with ease.
In over# 32
Runs : 4 Bowler: Hamid Hassan Wickets : 0
Over 32. 4 runs. Bowler: Hamid Hassan. New Zealand: 3-172(rr 5.38)
31.6
.
Hamid Hassan to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khil.
31.5
.
Hamid Hassan to Tom Latham. Back of a length, off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khil.
31.4
1
Hamid Hassan to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to fourth slip for 1 run, fielded by Khil.
31.3
1
Hamid Hassan to Tom Latham. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Zazai.
31.2
1
Hamid Hassan to Kane Williamson. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Khil.
31.1
1
Hamid Hassan to Tom Latham. Beamer, middle stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run.
In over# 31
Runs : 6 Bowler: Aftab Alam Wickets : 0
Over 31. 6 runs. Bowler: Aftab Alam. New Zealand: 3-168(rr 5.42)
30.6
1
Aftab Alam to Tom Latham. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
30.5
1
Aftab Alam to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Zazai.
30.4
1
Aftab Alam to Tom Latham. Length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Hassan.
30.3
1
Aftab Alam to Kane Williamson. Length ball, off stump on the back foot working, leading edge to backward point for 1 run, shy attempt by Zadran.
30.2
1
Aftab Alam to Tom Latham. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
30.1
1
Aftab Alam to Kane Williamson. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Hassan.
In over# 30
Runs : 7 Bowler: Hamid Hassan Wickets : 0
Over 30. 7 runs. Bowler: Hamid Hassan. New Zealand: 3-162(rr 5.40)
29.6
.
Hamid Hassan to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khil.
29.5
1
Hamid Hassan to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Naib.
29.4
.
Hamid Hassan to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Hassan.
29.3
1
Hamid Hassan to Tom Latham. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, hit pad to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Naib.
29.2
1
Hamid Hassan to Kane Williamson. Length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
29.1
4
FOUR! Hamid Hassan to Kane Williamson. Half volley, middle stump on the back foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Nice and full for Williamson to flick away past mid-wicket for four. He is seeing the ball well now the New Zealand skipper.
In over# 29
Runs : 12 Bowler: Gulbadin Naib Wickets : 0
Over 29. 12 runs. Bowler: Gulbadin Naib. New Zealand: 3-155(rr 5.34)
28.6
1
Gulbadin Naib to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Zazai.
28.5
4
FOUR! Gulbadin Naib to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. This time Williamson plays on the front foot and drives it through the covers for four. He is looking in good nick now.
28.4
4
FOUR! Gulbadin Naib to Kane Williamson. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. The slower ball is pulled too short and wide, Williamson plays a cut on the back foot and times it too perfection. New Zealand are nearly there.
28.3
1
Gulbadin Naib to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
28.2
1
Gulbadin Naib to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run.
28.1
1
Gulbadin Naib to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
Afghanistan Men: 172 ( 41.1 ) overs
New Zealand Men 3-173 ( 32.1 ) overs
Toss - New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl.
New Zealand win by 7 wickets
RR : 0
CRR : 5.38
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
H Zazai

c: Munro b: Neesham

34
28
5
121.43
N Ali

c: Latham b: Ferguson

31
38
5
81.58
R Shah

c: Guptill b: Neesham

0
4
0
0
H Shahidi

c: Henry b: Ferguson

59
99
9
59.6
G Naib

c: Latham b: Neesham

4
4
1
100
M Nabi

c: Latham b: Neesham

9
24
0
37.5
N Zadran

c: Latham b: Neesham

4
3
1
133.33
I Ali

c: Guptill b: de Grandhomme

2
22
0
9.09
R Khan

b: Ferguson

0
4
0
0
A Alam

c: Latham b: Ferguson

14
10
3
140
H Hassan

not out

7
11
1
63.64
Extras 8(b 0, lb 6, WD 2, NB 0)
Total 172/10 41.1 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
8.0
0
50
0
6.25
10.0
0
34
0
3.40
9.1
3
37
4
4.04
10.0
1
31
5
3.10
4.0
1
14
1
3.50
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
M Guptill

c: Zadran b: Alam

0
1
0
0
C Munro

c: Hassan b: Alam

22
24
4
91.67
K Williamson

not out

79
99
9
79.8
R Taylor

b: Alam

48
52
6
92.31
T Latham

not out

13
18
1
72.22
Not bat : Jimmy Neesham,Colin de Grandhomme,Mitchell Santner,Matt Henry,Lockie Ferguson,Trent Boult
Extras 11(b 0, lb 4, WD 6, NB 1)
Total 173/3 32.1 overs

FOW: (Jimmy Neesham) , (Colin de Grandhomme) , (Mitchell Santner) , (Matt Henry) , (Lockie Ferguson) , (Trent Boult)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
8.1
0
45
3
5.51
7.0
0
30
0
4.29
9.0
1
55
0
6.11
3.0
0
18
0
6.00
5.0
0
21
0
4.20
In over# 42
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 1
41.1
W
OUT! Caught. Lockie Ferguson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, down leg side backing away flick, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to third man, by Henry. That's the end of Afghanistans innings. Shahidi after a good knock goes for 59. He gets a thick edge on the ball trying to flick it onto the leg-side. Henry at third man takes a good catch. An innings of varying success for both teams. Afghanistan will be annoyed with their middle order not staying at the crease long enough and New Zealand will be dissapointed not to have gotten any wickets in the first powerplay. 173 the target for New Zealand which shouldn't be an issue.
In over# 36
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 1
35.4
W
OUT! Caught. Lockie Ferguson to Aftab Alam. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to short third man, by Latham. Alams little flourish comes to an end. Like the last few balls he gets his front foot out of the way. This time he slices the ball far up into the air and gets caught by Latham.
In over# 34
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 1
33.4
W
OUT! Bowled. Lockie Ferguson to Rashid Khan. Back of a length, off stump ducked Leave, hit helmet to. Rashid has out now. He tries to duck a shorter ball but it isn't short enough for him to get out of the way fully. The ball hits his helmet and hits the wicket. A very strange dismissal in the end.
In over# 33
Runs : 0 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 1
32.4
W
OUT! Caught. Colin de Grandhomme to Ikram Ali Khil. Slower ball yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air uncontrolled to backward point, by Guptill. Ali Khil is dismissed now. He scoops the ball up to backward point who takes an easy catch. It looked like a slower ball from de Grandhomme and that stopped the batsman from finding the gap.
In over# 24
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jimmy Neesham Wickets : 2
23.6
W
OUT! Caught. Jimmy Neesham to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot defending, Spliced to wicketkeeper, by Latham. And another wicket this over. The ball comes to Zadran short and he waves his bat in front of his body and gets a nick off the shoulder of his bat.
23.3
W
OUT! Caught. Jimmy Neesham to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, top edge to wicketkeeper, fielded by Latham. Another wicket for New Zealand here. A lack of foot movement proves costly for Nabi who tries to drive one from outside off stump.
In over# 15
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jimmy Neesham Wickets : 1
14.1
W
OUT! Caught. Jimmy Neesham to Gulbadin Naib. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, bottom edge to wicketkeeper, by Latham. Another wicket for New Zealand. After smashing a drive down the ground two overs ago he tries to do the same with this ball but all he manages to do is get a bottom edge to the ball. He reviews the decision after a few seconds of deliberation but the decision stands.
In over# 13
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jimmy Neesham Wickets : 1
12.3
W
OUT! Caught. Jimmy Neesham to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to backward point, by Guptill. After the great start to the innings Afghanistan are struggling. Three wickets in the last three overs for New Zealand. This time a leading edge goes straight to Guptill at backward point.
In over# 12
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 1
11.1
W
OUT! Caught. Lockie Ferguson to Noor Ali Zadran. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, Spliced in the air uncontrolled to leg slip, by Latham. The two openers have gone now. This time a back of a length ball gets tickled down to the keeper on the leg-side. Great bowling by Ferguson.
In over# 11
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jimmy Neesham Wickets : 1
10.5
W
OUT! Caught. Jimmy Neesham to Hazratullah Zazai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep point, by Munro. Zazai is dismissed. He drives a wide ball from Neesham and mis-times it. Munro out on the off-side boundary takes a simple catch. It will be interesting to see how Afghanistan go about the next few overs with New Zealand applying pressure now.
In over# 9
Runs : 6 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
8.2
6
SIX! Matt Henry to Hazratullah Zazai. Length ball, off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs. Afghanistan get another boundary! This time it's Zazai teeing off. He crunches one over square-leg for six.
In over# 26
Runs : 0 Bowler: Aftab Alam Wickets : 1
25.4
W
OUT! Bowled. Aftab Alam to Ross Taylor. Full toss, off stump on the front foot driving, missed to. The full toss is missed by Taylor and he pays the price. He is bowled on the base of off stump. Good recovery from Alam who conceded four the ball before.
In over# 25
Runs : 6 Bowler: Mohammad Nabi Wickets : 0
24.1
6
SIX! Mohammad Nabi to Ross Taylor. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. That's been destroyed over mid wicket by Taylor. A new ball is needed it went that far.
In over# 8
Runs : 0 Bowler: Aftab Alam Wickets : 1
7.5
W
OUT! Caught. Aftab Alam to Colin Munro. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, in the air uncontrolled to third man, by Hassan. Munro gets out cheaply trying to help the short ball for six. He gets too much on the ball and Hassan catches the ball at third man.
In over# 1
Runs : 0 Bowler: Aftab Alam Wickets : 1
W
NEW BALL. OUT! Caught. Aftab Alam to Martin Guptill. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, inside edge in the air uncontrolled to backward point, by Zadran. The perfect start for Afghanistan as Guptill departs for a golden. He clips the ball onto his pads, the ball then loops up to backward point who takes the catch.

Hazratullah Zazai

0 (0)

0(0)

Noor Ali Zadran

0 (0)

Noor Ali Zadran

0 (0)

0(0)

Rahmat Shah

0 (0)

Rahmat Shah

0 (0)

0(0)

Hashmatullah Shahidi

0 (0)

Hashmatullah Shahidi

0 (0)

0(0)

Gulbadin Naib

0 (0)

Hashmatullah Shahidi

0 (0)

0(0)

Mohammad Nabi

0 (0)

Hashmatullah Shahidi

0 (0)

0(0)

Ikram Ali Khil

0 (0)

Hashmatullah Shahidi

0 (0)

0(0)

Rashid Khan

0 (0)

Hashmatullah Shahidi

0 (0)

0(0)

Aftab Alam

0 (0)

Hashmatullah Shahidi

0 (0)

0(0)

Hamid Hassan

0 (0)

Martin Guptill

0 (0)

0(0)

Colin Munro

0 (0)

Colin Munro

0 (0)

0(0)

Kane Williamson

0 (0)

Kane Williamson

0 (0)

0(0)

Ross Taylor

0 (0)

Kane Williamson

0 (0)

0(0)

Tom Latham

0 (0)