Who Won? New Zealand Vs Afghanistan | 16th Match of World Cup 2023 – 18 Oct Match Performance, Scores Updates

Uswa Toheed

Who Won New Zealand Vs Afghanistan 16th Match of World Cup 2023 – 18 Oct Match Performance, Scores Updates

The New Zealand vs Afghanistan match was organized at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India on October 18, 2023. It was the 2023 ICC World Cup’s 18th match.

Afghanistan won the toss. After that, they elected to bowl first. The decision went wrong. The New Zealand team scored 288 runs in the loss of 6 wickets. The Afghanistan team’s poor bowling let them score more. On the other hand, Afghanistan’s batting could not win them. They scored just 139 runs and the New Zealand team won the match with 149 runs. Glenn Phillips was declared the Player of the match due to scoring 71 runs off 80 balls.

Afghanistan vs New Zealand 16th match ICC World Cup 2023

Playing XI

New ZealandAfghanistan
Devon ConwayRahmanullah Gurbaz
Will YoungIbrahim Zadran
Rachin RavindraRahmat Shah
Daryl MitchellHashmatullah Shahidi (C)
Tom Latham (C)Azmatullah Omarzai
Glenn PhillipsIkram Alikhil
Mark ChapmanMohammad Nabi
Mitchell SantnerRashid Khan
Matt HenryMujeeb Ur Rahman
Lockie FergusonNaveen-ul-Haq
Trent BoultFazalhaq Farooqi

The New Zealand team is unbeatable to date. They played four matches so far and achieved all four victories. On the other side, the Afghanistan team had only one victory. It is bad luck and also poor partnership that they faced three defeats.

NZ batting against Afg, 16th match

At the start of the first innings, the Afghanistan bowlers put pressure on the more open batsman but they put pressure back on Afghanistan. The openers Devon Conway and Will Young give a slow but steady start. But Devon’s wicket fell after 6.3 overs. He scored just 20 runs and was out to face the ball of Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Rachin Ravindra joined the Young but the 2nd wicket fell on 109 runs. On the sixth ball of the 21st over, Young was out by Azmatullah.

The loss of 3 three wickets in just 22 overs created pressure in the team. Moreover, Daryl was out after playing 7 shots. The captain Latham and Phillips made a partnership of 144 runs. This partnership proved beneficial for the New Zealand team. Latham scored 68 runs in 74 deliveries. Additionally, he made three boundaries and hit two sixes. Phillips played powerful innings of 71 off 80 balls. Unfortunately, he was dismissed by Naveen-ul-Haq.

Afghanistan Bowling

After breaking the partnership, Latham was also sent back to the pavilion. Back-to-back two were wickets taken by Naveen-ul-Haq and the New Zealand team was limited to a low target. Mark and Mitchell added 32 runs on target. The New Zealand team gave up 288 runs to chase. This was not a big target but did not prove easy for the Afghanistan team.

Like Afghanistan’s bowling, the batting also failed miserably. The opening batsman could not contribute any big runs. Rahmanullah and Ibrahim gave a start of only 27 runs. The first wicket was taken by Henry in the 6th over. Rahmanullah scored just 11 runs off 21 balls. Moreover, in the very next ball of the 7th over, Boult took Ibrahim’s wickets. The loss of two wickets after scoring 27 runs put pressure on the batsman.

Rahmat Shah who is a great batsman never added more score. He scored just 36 in 62 deliveries. In Addition, Afghanistan’s top-order slow innings made more trouble for them. New Zealand’s great bowlers never let them score freely. They gave a hard time to the Afghan batsmen. Hashmatullah played 29 balls but scored only 8 runs.

Both sides’ batsmen struggled to score runs but the spinners and fast bowlers did a great job. Azmatullah seemed to struggle but never succeeded in playing long shots. After Azmatullah’s dismissal, all wickets dropped one by one. All batsmen who played well in previous matches could not score runs to chase the target.

They just scored 139 runs and all players went back to the pavilion. They used 34.4 overs to get these runs. New Zealand did a great job in batting as well as in bowling. Scoring 71 runs Glenn won the title of the Player of the Match.

Scorecard of Both Teams

New Zealand Batting

Devon Conway20182730111.11
Will Young5464984384.37
Rachin Ravindra3241642178.04
Daryl Mitchell1760014.28
Tom Latham (C)68741143291.89
Glenn Phillips71801094488.75
Mark Chapman25121521208.33
Mitchell Santner751310140.00
Total288/650 Ov

Afghanistan Bowling

Mujeeb Ur Rahman1005715.7010
Fazalhaq Farooqi713905.5720
Mohammad Nabi814105.1200
Rashid Khan1004314.3020
Azmatullah Omarzai7056280001

Afghanistan Batting

Rahmanullah Gurbaz1121240152.38
Ibrahim Zadran1415272093.33
Rahmat Shah3662861058.06
Hashmatullah Shahidi829301027.58
Azmatullah Omarzai2732392084.37
Ikram Alikhil1921423090.47
Mohammad Nabi79101077.77
Rashid Khan813100161.53
Mujeeb Ur Rahman43210133.33
Fazalhaq Farooqi021000.00
Total13934.4 Ov

New Zealand Bowling

Trent Boult711822.5720
Matt Henry521613.2000
Mitchell Santner7.403935.0810
Lockie Ferguson711932.7110
Glenn Phllips301304.3310
Rachin Ravindra503416.8000

Uswa, a cricket admirer, provides keen and perceptive information. In the same way, she writes after proper and deep research and gives clear details.

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