T20 World Cup 2024: Afghanistan Beat New Zealand by 84 Runs

This 14th match of T20 WORLD CUP 2024 was played at Providence Stadium in Guyana. The match was played between Afghanistan and New Zealand

T20 World Cup 2024: Rashid Khan’s Afghanistan scripted a historic victory in the 14th match of the T20 World Cup 2024, defeating New Zealand by a massive 84 runs at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.

At present, the captaincy of the Afghanistan team in this mega tournament is in the hands of Rashid Khan. That is why all the Kiwi batsmen fell to the very tight bowling of the Afghan team under his captaincy. In this match, the entire Kiwi team was all out on a score of only 75 runs. That is why the Afghanistan team won this match by a margin of 84 runs against the New Zealand team.

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In this match, Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan bowled very well and dismissed 4 Kiwi batsmen for just 17 runs in his 4-over spell. Fazalhaq Farooqui also took 4 wickets for 17 runs in this match. After this, Mohammad Nabi also dismissed two Kiwi batsmen.

This is how the Kiwi team lost this match by 84 runs in front of the lethal bowling of the Afghanistan team. This is Afghanistan’s first win over New Zealand in the history of the T20 World Cup.

In this match, the New Zealand captain won the toss and decided to bowl first. And invited the Afghanistan team to bat first. the Afghanistan team batted very amazingly. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran gave their team a very strong start with 1st wicket partnership of 103 runs in this match. Ibrahim Zadran scored 44 runs off 41 balls. At the same time, Mohammad Gurbaz also played a blistering innings of 80 runs off 56 balls.

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AFG vs NZ T20 World Cup Match Score and Key Performance 

  • Afghanistan: 183/5
  • Key Performance: Gurbaz 80 (56), Rashid Khan 4/17
  • New Zealand: 75/10
  • Key Performance: Glenn Philips 18 (18), Trent Boult 2/22

Looking Ahead to T20 World Cup 2024

This win puts Afghanistan in a strong position in Group C. Their next match will be crucial as they look to continue their winning momentum in the tournament. The New Zealand team’s next match is on Thursday with the West Indies.

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