Afghanistan Secures Stunning Victory Over New Zealand in T20 World Cup


Providence, June 07, 2024 – In an exhilarating match at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, Afghanistan triumphed over New Zealand by 84 runs in the 14th Match, Group C. The encounter, held under the lights at Providence, showcased a dominant performance by Afghanistan, led by their star batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz.

Afghanistan, after winning the toss and electing to bat, posted a competitive total of 159/6 in their allotted 20 overs. The backbone of their innings was Rahmanullah Gurbaz, who played a sensational knock, scoring 80 runs off 56 balls. His innings was laced with boundaries and sixes, setting the tone for Afghanistan’s innings. Gurbaz’s brilliance at the crease earned him the well-deserved Player of the Match accolade.

Contributions from other Afghan batsmen, although modest, were crucial in building partnerships. However, it was Gurbaz’s innings that stood out, providing a solid foundation and ensuring Afghanistan had a defendable total.

New Zealand’s chase got off to a disastrous start, with Afghan bowlers striking at regular intervals. The Kiwi batsmen struggled to build momentum, collapsing under pressure. They were bowled out for a mere 75 runs in 15.2 overs, far short of the 160-run target. Afghanistan’s bowlers, led by their spinners, delivered an exceptional performance, exploiting the conditions and keeping the New Zealand batsmen in check.

This victory marks a significant moment for Afghanistan in the T20 World Cup, showcasing their growing prowess in international cricket. With this win, Afghanistan has boosted their chances of advancing further in the tournament, while New Zealand will need to regroup and address their shortcomings ahead of their next matches.

Key Performances:

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan): 80 runs off 56 balls, Player of the Match
  • Afghan Bowlers: Collective effort to restrict New Zealand to 75 runs

Afghanistan’s commanding victory is a testament to their hard work and determination. As the tournament progresses, they will look to build on this performance and continue their quest for glory in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

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