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New Zealand vs Afghanistan highlights, World Cup 2023: Santner and Phillips guide NZ to massive 149-run win over AFG

New Zealand vs Afghanistan, highlights World Cup: New Zealand thrashed Afghanistan by 149 runs to register its fourth win of the tournament in Chennai.
New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023
New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023

New Zealand vs Afghanistan highlights, Cricket World Cup 2023: Trent Boult and Matt Henry struck early as Afghanistan lost openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran cheaply in the 289-run chase. Following the dismissals the two speedsters combined to deliver three consecutive maidens as Afghanistan accumulated 28/2 in the first 10 overs. Lockie Ferguson then injected a third blow as he removed Hashmatullah Shahidi for 8(29)....Read More

Pacer ace Trent Boult teamed up with Ferguson as the Kiwi bowlers shared five wickets to make sure Afghanistan suffered a batting collapse at the Chepauk. Mitchell Santner, who became the second New Zealand bowler to take 100 wickets, removed Mohammad Nabi, Naveen-ul-Haq, and Fazalhaq Farooqi as New Zealand defeated Afghanistan by 149 runs.

Earlier, Tom Latham and Glenn Phillips slammed respective half-centuries to help New Zealand pile a stiff 288/6 in 50 overs. Latham scored 68(74), while Phillips smashed 71(80) before getting out against Naveen-ul-Haq in the same over. Sloppy fielding also helped New Zealand up to a certain extent as Afghanistan missed multiple chances throughout the course of the innings. Mark Chapman then chipped in with a late cameo, hammering 25 off 12 deliveries.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman gave Afghanistan a good start after they won the toss and invited New Zealand to bat first in the World Cup encounter in Chennai on Wednesday. He trapped Devon Conway LBW for 20(18). However, the fielding was bit off-colour. Will Young and Rachin Ravindra were dropped early in the innings before Azmatullah Omarzai bagged two wickets in his first over to spark a mini-collapse. Afghanistan fielded an unchanged playing XI while New Zealand brought Young in place of Kane Williamson, who has been ruled out due to a fracture on the left thumb.

After stunning defending champions England by 69 runs, Afghanistan were looking to make two wins in a row against New Zealand in a spin-friendly Chepauk. New Zealand, on the other hand, arrived in the contest on the back of a dominating win over Bangladesh. The Kiwis maintained their 100 percent record with a win over Afghanistan. With the win, New Zealand have also climbed to the pole position in the World Cup standings.

Here's what all has happened in the World Cup encounter between New Zealand and Afghanistan at Chepauk:

  • Afghanistan won the toss and opted to field.
  • New Zealand accumulated 43/1 in 1st powerplay.
  • Will Young slammed his second consecutive half-century in the World Cup.
  • New Zealand reached 105-1 in the first 19 overs.
  • From 109/1 to 110/4 - New Zealand suffered a mini batting collapse inside 22 overs.
  • Tom Latham and Glenn Phillips slammed respective half-centuries to help New Zealand pile 288/6
  • Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson shared five wickets as Afghanistan lost 8 wickets for 138 in 34 overs.
  • Ferguson and Mitchell Santner bagged 3 wickets each as Afghanistan folded for 139 in 34.4 overs.
  • Spinner Mitchell Santner completed 100 wickets in ODIs.
  • Kane Williamson missed the match due to a fracture on left thumb.
  • Afghanistan stunned England by 69 runs in the previous match.
  • New Zealand have now won 4 matches in a row at the ODI World Cup.

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Oct 18, 2023 9:11 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan World Cup Live score: Player of the Match goes to…

New Zealand vs Afghanistan World Cup Live score: Glenn Phillips is named the Player of the Match for his brilliant 71-run knock. The Kiwi all-rounder also chipped in with 3 overs. "The Afghanistan spinners are incredibly talented and strong. Was really pleasing to see me and Tom go well in the middle after losing a few early. It was really good the way we batted here, especially on a dusty track here. Was great how we were able to take it down till the end and get the runs. We thought we’d be able to get 60 off the last 6 if we both were out there," he said after the match.

Oct 18, 2023 9:02 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan World Cup Live score: Kiwis on top!

New Zealand vs Afghanistan World Cup Live score: New Zealand vs Afghanistan World Cup Live score: The New Zealand side has now won the first four matches of their 2023 World Cup campaign in India. A healthy NRR of +1.923 makes them strong contenders to enter the semi-final stage of the World Cup. The Black Caps are followed by India, who are second on the World Cup points table.

Oct 18, 2023 8:57 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan World Cup Live score: New Zealand win by 149 runs!

New Zealand vs Afghanistan World Cup Live score: Another comfortable win for the Kiwis. Santner gets his third wicket of the match. Farooqi was the last batter dismissed. Another simple catch for Mitchell. Afghanistan bundled out for 139 in 34.4 overs. A massive 149-run win over the Black Caps.

Oct 18, 2023 8:55 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan World Cup Live score: Afghanistan are nine down!

New Zealand vs Afghanistan World Cup Live score: Santner hands Naveen-ul-Haq a golden duck in the 35th over. Earlier, Ferguson dismissed Mujeeb and Rashid in the same over.

Oct 18, 2023 8:46 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan World Cup Live score: Rashid Khan departs!

New Zealand vs Afghanistan World Cup Live score: Williamson-less New Zealand are in the driving seat. Rashid Khan is out for 8 off 13 balls. Taking on Ferguson in the 34th over, Rashid mistimed his shot and Mitchell was safe as houses. AFG 134/7 after 33.3 overs. Afghanistan need 155 runs to beat New Zealand.

Oct 18, 2023 8:39 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan World Cup Live score: Mitchell Santner already in special company!

New Zealand vs Afghanistan World Cup Live score: Spinner Mitchell Santner is only behind Daniel Vettori in the list of bowlers with the most ODI wickets for New Zealand. Former Kiwi skipper Daniel Vettori picked up 305 wickets while Santner completed 100 scalps in the previous over. He is followed by Nathan McCullum (63) and Ish Sodhi (63).

Oct 18, 2023 8:34 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan World Cup Live score: All down from here for Afghanistan?

Ikram Alikhil has chipped in with a 17-run knock for the Asian side. He is joined by Mohammad Nabi, who gets his first boundary in the 31st over. OUT! He is cleaned up on the next ball. And with that, Mitchell Santner has registered 100 wickers. Nabi b Santner 7(9). AFG 125/6 after 30.4 overs.

Oct 18, 2023 8:27 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan World Cup Live score: Ravindra hits jackpot!

New Zealand vs Afghanistan World Cup Live score: OUT! Another wicket for New Zealand. Ravindra has bagged his first wicket of the match. Rahmat, who was batting so well, is a victim of a soft dismissal. A simple catch for Ravindra from his own bowling. Rahmat opted for a review but he was adjudged out by the officials. AFG 114-5 after 29 overs.

Oct 18, 2023 8:18 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan World Cup Live score: All eyes on Rahmat Shah

New Zealand vs Afghanistan World Cup Live score: Rahmat Shah has played a gritty knock for Afghanistan. He is working hard for every single run against the Kiwis at the Chepauk. In 61 balls he has faced so far, the Afghan batter has creamed only a single boundary. Batting at a strike rate of 59, Shah is not out on 36. AFG 107/4 after 28 overs.

Oct 18, 2023 8:10 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan World Cup Live score: Trent Boult strikes!

New Zealand vs Afghanistan World Cup Live score: OUT! Trent Boult returns with a wicket. Azmatullah Omarzai is dismissed for 27 off 32 balls. Afghanistan need 192 runs and they are four down for 97 in 25.4 overs.

Oct 18, 2023 8:05 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan World Cup Live score: Brilliant over from Glenn Phillips

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Since Santner plucked a screamer to send Hashmat back to the pavilion, the runs are being dried out for the Asian side. Glenn Phillips leaks just three runs in his 3rd over. AFG 82-3 after 24 overs.

Oct 18, 2023 7:53 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Afghanistan pin hopes on Rahmat Shah

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Can Rahmat Shah stage Afghanistan's comeback? Shah is batting on 24 off 44 balls. He is supported by Azmatullah Omarzai, who earlier turned the tie on its head with the ball. He is unbeaten on 6 off 11 balls. Rachin Ravindra has come into the attack. He leaks just 3 runs in his first over. AFG 71-3 after 21 overs.

Oct 18, 2023 7:40 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Afghanistan need 233 runs!

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Rahmat Shah and Azmatullah Omarzai have added 13 runs in 18 balls. Afghanistan need 233 runs to beat New Zealand. AFG 57/3 after 17 overs.

Oct 18, 2023 7:27 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: OUT!

Mitchell Santner keeps it tight from his end and gives away three singles in his second over.

Lockie Ferguson then strikes in the final ball of his second over. He removes Hashmatullah Shahidi for 8(29). But the credit should also be given to Mitchell Santner, who takes a blinder. AFG 43-3 (14 overs)

Oct 18, 2023 7:18 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Lockie Ferguson joins attack

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Lockie Ferguson is introduced from the other end. He starts with a two-run over. AFG: 39/2 (12 overs)

Oct 18, 2023 7:14 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Boundary!

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Mitchell Santner is introduced after the end of first powerplay. Shahidi hits the spinner for a boundary, which will definitely give them some confidence after a hattrick of maiden overs. He steps down against the spinner, gets to the pitch of the ball, and plays a lofted driver over mid-off for a four. AFG: 37/2 (11 overs)

Oct 18, 2023 7:05 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Consecutive maiden overs

Matt Henry bowls a maiden over as Hashmatullah Shahidi and Rahmat Shah batting in the middle.

Boult follows it up with another maiden. AFG: 28/2 (9 overs)

Oct 18, 2023 6:59 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: OUT!

Trent Boult injects second blow in the next over as Ibrahim Zadran falls for 14(15). He gets a leading edge while trying to guide a ball on the leg side and Mitchell Santner completes an easy catch. AFG 28-2 (7 overs)

Oct 18, 2023 6:53 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: OUT!

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Trent Boult bowls at the same length in the next over and almost gets the wicket of Ibrahim Zadran. The batter plays it late and gets an inside edge, following which the ball misses the leg stump by a small margin and rolls away for a four.

Matt Henry is then hit for a maximum by Rahmanullah Gurbaz in the next over but it is the bowler, who has the final laugh. Gurbaz is cleaned up later in the over as he departs for 11(21). AFG: 27/1 (6 overs)

Oct 18, 2023 6:45 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: AFG take it slow

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmanullah Gurbaz take things slow at the moment.

Meanwhile, Zadran hits a back of a length ball by Matt Henry for a boundary. He makes full advantage of the width offered and slaps it towards backward point, which races away to the ropes. AFG: 13/0 (4 overs)

Oct 18, 2023 6:38 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: NZ keep it tight

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Matt Henry will share the new ball duties with Trent Boult. He too makes a similar start as three runs come in his over. AFG: 6/0 (2 overs)

Oct 18, 2023 6:32 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Economical start

Boult starts with an economical over as just three runs come in it, which include two wides.

Oct 18, 2023 6:26 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: The chase begins

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran start the 289-run chase. Trent Boult leads the attack for New Zealand.

Oct 18, 2023 5:56 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: New Zealand post 288/6

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: An expensive penultimate over by Azmatullah Omarzai as 20 runs come from it, with Mark Chapman doing all the damage.

Naveen-ul-Haq then comes to bowl the final over and does a decent job. Concedes just seven runs in the first five balls, but is hit for a boundary in the final delivery. NZ post a stiff 288/6 in 50 overs.

Oct 18, 2023 5:48 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Two wickets in same over

New Zealand lose both their set batters as Glenn Phillips and Tom Latham depart in the same over. Naveen-ul-Haq first get rids of Phillips with a full toss. Phillips once again went for the big hit but was caught by Rashid near the fence.

He then gets rid of Latham, who is cleaned up after failing to connect a length ball. He departs for 68(74), while Phillips was packed for 71(80). NZ: 257/6 (48 overs)

Oct 18, 2023 5:37 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Expensive over

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Latham hits Azmatullah Omarzai for consecutive sixes, plays a dot and hits the bowler for another four. New Zealand are eyeing 300 with three overs to go. NZ: 254/4 (47 overs)

Oct 18, 2023 5:34 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Latham completes 50

Tom Latham hits Naveen-ul-Haq for a boundary as he directs a short delivery in the vacant space behind square. 10 runs come from the over. He also completes his half-century in the over. NZ 236-4 (46 overs)

Oct 18, 2023 5:26 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Phillips goes Bang Bang

A length ball by Farooqi, with very little pace and Phillips uses the depth of the crease to knock it over wide long-on for a maximum.

Phillips does it again as Farooqi drops a back of length delivery with some increase in pace. Phillips gets under it and dispatches it over deep square leg. NZ: 226/4 (45 overs)

Oct 18, 2023 5:21 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Mujeeb keeps things under control

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Mujeeb keeps things under control in the next over as just five singles come from it. NZ: 210/4 (44 overs)

Oct 18, 2023 5:18 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Glenn Phillips slams half-century

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live score: Glenn Phillips slams 3rd half-century. He takes 69 balls to reach the milestone. New Zealand 205/4 in 43 overs vs Afghanistan in Chennai

Oct 18, 2023 5:15 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan, World Cup Live Score: Unlucky Rashid!

New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Live Score: Another drop catch! A sitter has been dropped by captain Hashmatullah Shahidi. Mistimed! Two runs were taken. A forgetful day for Afghan fielders at the Chepauk. Rashid was superb in his last over. He should have taken a few more wickets. NZ 205-4 after 43 overs.

Oct 18, 2023 5:09 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan, ODI World Cup 2023 Live Score: Mujeeb, what have you done?

New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Live Score: Mujeeb drops Latham! How casual was that? Looked like Mujeeb was in no mood to take it. Rashid is livid, he takes the cap from the umpire - sheer frustration. You have to feel for the bowler here. Seven runs off Rashid’s last over. NZ 192-4 after 41 overs.

Oct 18, 2023 5:03 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Live Score: Time for Kiwis to switch gears!

New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Live Score: The partnership has swelled to 73 off 107 balls. In the last five overs, only 23 runs have been scored by the Kiwis batter. We are heading towards the end of the innings. Only 10 overs to go now. Can NZ switch gears? NZ 185/4 after 40 overs.

Oct 18, 2023 5:01 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Live Score: Slow and steady - Kiwis recovering from mini collapse

New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Live Score: Tom Latham is hoping to cash in on his start against Afghanistan. A captain's knock on cards? He moves to 32 off 48 balls. Power-hitter Glenn Phillips has played a patient knock. He is batting on 36 off 55 balls. NZ 181/4 after 39 overs. Another stare from Rashid! A lot will happen in the innings team talk at the Afghan camp.

Oct 18, 2023 4:48 PM IST

NZ vs AFG, live World Cup score: Rashid Khan gives a death stare

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live Score: Superstar Rashid Khan was not a happy man after his teammate Gurbaz leaked an extra run. The fielding has not been up to the mark. Rashid's reaction says it all. Meanwhile a review for an LBW Afghanistan. Umpire's call - The verdict is not out!

Oct 18, 2023 4:42 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Live Score: How Azmat stunned Kiwis with double strike

Oct 18, 2023 4:36 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Live Score: Latham leading New Zealand's charge

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live Score: New Zealand have six wickets in hand and the Kiwis have started to fightback. Spin at both ends for Afghanistan. Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi have bowled seven overs each so far. Phillips smokes a 6 off the last ball. NZ 159/4 after 34 overs.

Oct 18, 2023 4:27 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Live Score: Runs dry up for Kiwis at Chepauk

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live Score: Kiwi batters Latham and Phillips are trying their best to soak up the pressure after New Zealand suffered a mini-batting collapse. The partnership for the fifth wicket has reached 32 off 56 balls. NZ 142/4 after 31 overs.

Oct 18, 2023 4:20 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Live Score: Azmatullah Omarzai and Mohammad Nabi working in tandem

Mohammad Nabi and Azmatullah Omarzai have been deployed by Hashmatullah Shahidi as Afghanistan are eyeing the sixth wicket which can force the Kiwis to settle on a below-par total. Nabi leaks 5 runs in his 5th over. NZ 138-4 after 30 overs.

Oct 18, 2023 4:14 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Live Score: Onus on Tom Latham!

Stand-in skipper Tom Latham has joined Glenn Phillips at the crease. New Zealand lost three wickets in just 9 balls as Afghanistan have bounced back in the contest. Since then, Latham and Phillips have added 17 runs off 41 balls. NZ 127/4 after 28.3 overs.

Oct 18, 2023 4:01 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Live Score: 3 wickets in 9 balls - How Rashid and Co. sparked a mini collapse

Azmatullah Omarzai was brought into the attack in the 21st over. Azmatullah first dismissed Ravindra for 32 on the second ball before he capped off his first over by removing an on-song Will Young. Spinner Rashid Khan then dismissed Mitchell in the next over to open his account. From 109/1 to 110/4 - Williamson-less New Zealand have suffered a mini batting collapse.

Oct 18, 2023 3:52 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Live Score: OUT! Rashid Khan opens his account in style

Rashid Khan gets the better of Mitchell in the 22nd over. A simple catch for Ibrahim Zadran and Mitchell departs for 1 off 7 balls. New Zealand, what have you done? End of the over, just 3 runs off it.

Oct 18, 2023 3:47 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Live Score: Another 1 for Omarzai! Two wickets in 1 over

"This is a magnificent catch," Sunil Gavaskar on commentary sums up Ikram Alikhil's heroics. Will Young is out in the same over. Omarzai gets two wickets in his first over. Will Young c Ikram Alikhil b Azmatullah 54(64). NZ 110-3 after 21 overs.

Oct 18, 2023 3:40 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Live Score: OUT - Azmatullah strikes for Afghanistan!

OUT! A big wicket! Rachin Ravindra has been cleaned up by Azmatullah Omarzai. A wicket in his first over and that too on the second ball - should have come early into the attack! Ravindra b Azmatullah 32(41). NZ 109/2 after 20.2 overs.

Oct 18, 2023 3:27 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Live Score: 50-up goes Will Young!

Will Young gets to his fifty off 57 balls. After losing Kiwi opener Devon Conway (20), Rachin Ravindra and Young have added 68 runs off 68 balls. In the last five overs, New Zealand have scored 33 runs. NZ 98/1 after 18 overs.

Oct 18, 2023 3:21 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live Score: Will Young on 49!

Will Young is closing in on his half-century. The Kiwi opener is batting on 49 off 56 balls. New Zealand 86-1 after 16.3 overs.

Oct 18, 2023 3:15 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live Score: 50-run partnership

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live Score: Nabi continues from the other end and concedes 10 runs, which include a six by Will Young.

He and Rachin also stitch a 50-run stand for the second wicket. NZ: 80/1 (15 overs)

Oct 18, 2023 3:08 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live Score: Naveen bowls well

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live Score: Naveen-ul-Haq keeps thing tight from his end as five singles come in his over. NZ: 70/1 (14 overs)

Oct 18, 2023 3:04 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live Score: Nabi hammered for two 6s

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live Score: Mohammed Nabi is hit for two sixes one each by Will Young and Rachin Ravindra. New Zealand move to 65/1 in 13 overs.

Oct 18, 2023 2:53 PM IST

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live Score: Nabi joins the attack

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live Score: Mohammad Nabi is introduced after the powerplay and he starts with a two-run over. NZ: 45/1 (11 overs)