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Afghanistan beats New Zealand by 84 runs inT20 World Cup 2024

The country’s national cricket team set a challenging 160 for victory, the Black Caps crashed to 75 all out of 15.2 overs to suffer their first defeat ever to Afghanistan in T20Is, the statement said.

KABUL: The Afghanistan national cricket team in their second match, defeated New Zealand by 84 runs, securing a remarkable victory in the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 at Providence Stadium in Guyana, the Cricket Board said in a statement the other day. The country’s national cricket team set a challenging 160 runs target for victory, the Black Caps crashed to 75 all out in15.2 overs to suffer their first defeat ever to Afghanistan in T20Is, the statement said. According to the statement, Opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz led the way for the Afghans with a top score of 80 off 56 balls, which included five sixes, posting 103 for the first wicket with Ibrahim Zadran (44) on the way to 6-159. Rahmanullah Gurbaz shone for Afghanistan, scoring an impressive 80 runs off 56 balls, earning him the title of player of the match. In the second innings, Afghan captain Rashid Khan and fast bowler Fazalhaq Farooqi each took four wickets, while Mohammad Nabi contributedwith two wickets. At the post-match press conference, Rashid Khan described the victory as a significant achievement for Afghanistan, mentioning that the strong start by Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran in the first innings, and Fazalhaq Farooqi in the second innings, paved the way for Afghanistan’s win in the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. Also, the country’s cricket team is scheduled to play their third match of the ongoing World Cup against Papua New Guinea on June 14. In the T20 World Cup 2024, the Afghan team is placed in Group C alongside Uganda, West Indies, Papua New Guinea, and New Zealand. The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.