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.
Batsmens
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
Commentry
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
Batsmen
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
Batsmen
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# 39
Runs : 4 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
38.4
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Full toss, off stump on the back foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Boult delivers a full toss at Shahidi and he creams it past the leg-side sweeper for four. This was a really well timed shot from Shahidi.
In over# 38
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
37.1
4
FOUR! Lockie Ferguson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Shahidi gets his fifty with a four down the ground. These two are attacking the ball at every opportunity.
In over# 37
Runs : 4 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
36.2
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, down leg side backing away Slog, top edge in the air uncontrolled past fine leg for 4 runs.
In over# 36
Runs : 12 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
35.5
4
FOUR! Lockie Ferguson to Hamid Hassan. Half volley, middle stump on the back foot working, well timed past long on for 4 runs.
35.2
4
FOUR! Lockie Ferguson to Aftab Alam. Back of a length, down leg side backing away Slog, top edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs.
35.1
4
FOUR! Lockie Ferguson to Aftab Alam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, in the air uncontrolled past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Alam is not messing around here. He moves his front foot out of the way and smashes one past mid-on for four.
In over# 34
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
33.5
4
FOUR! Lockie Ferguson to Aftab Alam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
In over# 29
Runs : 4 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
28.1
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Huge stroke of luck for Shahidi as he gets an inside edge onto the ball after attempting a drive. The ball just manages to miss the stumps and rolls away for four.
In over# 27
Runs : 4 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
26.1
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Henry opens up with a wide one and gets hit for four through cover. Afghanistan need these two to get a partnership if they have any chance of winning this one.
In over# 25
Runs : 4 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
24.1
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Yorker, off stump on the back foot working, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Boult misses the yorker and is made to pay for it. Shahidi works this ball off his legs and gets it behind square for a four.
In over# 24
Runs : 8 Bowler: Jimmy Neesham Wickets : 0
23.5
4
FOUR! Jimmy Neesham to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, to leg on the back foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. A beautiful shot from Zadran as he punches this back of a length delivery through the gap between cover and point.
23.1
4
FOUR! Jimmy Neesham to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs.
In over# 21
Runs : 4 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
20.1
4
FOUR! Colin de Grandhomme to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. The first ball after the rain delay and Shahidi smacks it through the covers for four.
In over# 19
Runs : 4 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
18.4
4
FOUR! Colin de Grandhomme to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Shahidi gets his first four of the day. He cuts this one past point for four. De Grandhomme gives him a bit of width which he makes the most of.
In over# 13
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jimmy Neesham Wickets : 0
12.6
4
FOUR! Jimmy Neesham to Gulbadin Naib. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Four for Naib. He gets a wide ball and lets his hands go at it. Really well timed straight drive.
In over# 11
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jimmy Neesham Wickets : 0
10.2
4
FOUR! Jimmy Neesham to Noor Ali Zadran. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Another boundary for Zadran. He straight drives this one down the ground after Neesham overpitches one.
In over# 10
Runs : 8 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
9.5
4
FOUR! Lockie Ferguson to Noor Ali Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs.
9.1
4
FOUR! Lockie Ferguson to Hazratullah Zazai. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Zazai tickles this one just fine enough to beat fine leg. So far so good for Afghanistan.
In over# 9
Runs : 4 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
8.4
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Hazratullah Zazai. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Zazai gets this four through the off-side. No hope for the fielders as the ball races past them before they can react.
In over# 7
Runs : 4 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
6.2
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Noor Ali Zadran. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Another class shot from Zadran as he flicks the ball into the gap around cow corner for four. Afghanistan are looking good so far.
In over# 6
Runs : 4 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
5.3
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Noor Ali Zadran. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Boult just misses his length there and pays the price for it. Zadran just manages to get it past Williamson at mid-off.
In over# 5
Runs : 4 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
4.1
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Noor Ali Zadran. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Class shot from Zadran. The half volley comes nice and straight to him and he cracks it past the bowler for four.
In over# 1
Runs : 12 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Hazratullah Zazai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Hazratullah Zazai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Taylor nearly gets it at first slip but it just goes over him. Zazai just gets a healthy edge on the ball and it loops over the slip cordon.
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Hazratullah Zazai. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Zazai gets a boundary early on. He just helps the ball on its way to third man.
In over# 30
Runs : 4 Bowler: Hamid Hassan Wickets : 0
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 : 8 Bowler: Gulbadin Naib Wickets : 0
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.
In over# 26
Runs : 8 Bowler: Aftab Alam Wickets : 0
25.6
4
FOUR! Aftab Alam to Tom Latham. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs.
25.3
4
FOUR! Aftab Alam to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, past deep backward square leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Zazai. Taylor hooks one to the man at fine leg, the fielder there mis-judges the line and lets it through for four runs. Poor fielding from Afghanistan this innings.
In over# 24
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rahmat Shah Wickets : 0
23.6
4
FOUR! Rahmat Shah to Kane Williamson. Leg spinner back of a length, to leg on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Shah drops his ball too short and as a result Williamson sweeps it down behind square leg for four.
In over# 23
Runs : 4 Bowler: Gulbadin Naib Wickets : 0
22.5
4
FOUR! Gulbadin Naib to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, top edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs.
In over# 19
Runs : 4 Bowler: Gulbadin Naib Wickets : 0
18.2
4
FOUR! Gulbadin Naib to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Williamson charges at this ball and pulls it through mid-wicket for four. He needed that to relieve some pressure.
In over# 18
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rahmat Shah Wickets : 0
17.4
4
FOUR! Rahmat Shah to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Hassan.
In over# 16
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rahmat Shah Wickets : 0
15.1
4
FOUR! Rahmat Shah to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. This time it's Taylor that gets lucky. He edges one to first slip but with no man there it runs down to the boundary for four.
In over# 13
Runs : 4 Bowler: Gulbadin Naib Wickets : 0
12.3
4
FOUR! Gulbadin Naib to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Another loose and wide ball and another boundary. Taylor this time gets the boundary through the off-side.
In over# 10
Runs : 4 Bowler: Aftab Alam Wickets : 0
9.3
4
FOUR! Aftab Alam to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Ross Taylor slaps this one into the ground and to the boundary for four. A cracking shot from the newcomer
In over# 9
Runs : 4 Bowler: Gulbadin Naib Wickets : 0
8.2
4
FOUR! Gulbadin Naib to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Williamson gets a wide one and cuts it through point for four. They have the ability to chase this down by just putting away the bad balls and it looks like Williamson is sticking to that.
In over# 7
Runs : 4 Bowler: Gulbadin Naib Wickets : 0
6.6
4
FOUR! Gulbadin Naib to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Backfoot punch from Williamson gets him a four. A cracking shot beating the in-field and racing away.
In over# 6
Runs : 4 Bowler: Hamid Hassan Wickets : 0
5.3
4
FOUR! Hamid Hassan to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. A slice of luck for Williamson there with him inside edging the ball for four. That ball nearly chopped on to the stumps then.
In over# 4
Runs : 4 Bowler: Hamid Hassan Wickets : 0
3.5
4
FOUR! Hamid Hassan to Colin Munro. Back of a length, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Too much width on offer from the bowler and Munro takes full advantage with another drive through the off-side for four.
In over# 3
Runs : 4 Bowler: Aftab Alam Wickets : 0
2.2
4
FOUR! Aftab Alam to Colin Munro. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed past long off for 4 runs.
In over# 1
Runs : 8 Bowler: Aftab Alam Wickets : 0
0.5
4
FOUR! Aftab Alam to Colin Munro. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs.
0.4
4
FOUR! Aftab Alam to Colin Munro. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Munro drives right through that ball and gets a four straight down the ground.

Hazratullah Zazai

34 (28)

65(65)

Noor Ali Zadran

31 (37)

Noor Ali Zadran

0 (1)

0(2)

Rahmat Shah

0 (1)

Rahmat Shah

0 (3)

0(8)

Hashmatullah Shahidi

0 (5)

Hashmatullah Shahidi

0 (6)

4(10)

Gulbadin Naib

4 (4)

Hashmatullah Shahidi

19 (32)

28(56)

Mohammad Nabi

9 (24)

Hashmatullah Shahidi

19 (30)

21(52)

Ikram Ali Khil

2 (22)

Hashmatullah Shahidi

1 (2)

1(6)

Rashid Khan

0 (4)

Hashmatullah Shahidi

2 (2)

16(12)

Aftab Alam

14 (10)

Hashmatullah Shahidi

18 (22)

25(33)

Hamid Hassan

7 (11)

Martin Guptill

0 (1)

0(1)

Colin Munro

0 (0)

Colin Munro

22 (24)

37(46)

Kane Williamson

15 (22)

Kane Williamson

36 (56)

84(108)

Ross Taylor

48 (52)

Kane Williamson

28 (21)

41(39)

Tom Latham

13 (18)