New Zealand Dominates Afghanistan in ICC World Cup 2023
New Zealand, led by Lockie Ferguson and Mitchell Santner, secures a convincing 149-run victory over Afghanistan in World Cup 2023.
New Zealand 288 for 6 (Phillips 71, Latham 68, Naveen 2-48, Omarzai 2-56) beat Afghanistan 139 (Rahmat 36, Omarzai 27, Santner 3-39, Ferguson 3-19) by 149 runs
New Zealand Soars to Victory: World Cup 2023 Highlights
In a thrilling encounter at the World Cup 2023, New Zealand continued their perfect start to the tournament, overpowering Afghanistan with an impressive 149-run win. The match showcased stellar performances from Kiwi bowlers, Lockie Ferguson and Mitchell Santner, who both claimed three wickets, while Rahmat Shah top-scored for Afghanistan.
Dominance by Kiwi Bowlers
The star of the match was undoubtedly the New Zealand bowling attack. Led by Lockie Ferguson and Mitchell Santner, they proved to be a formidable force against the Afghan batsmen. Both Ferguson and Santner secured three wickets each, consistently troubling their opponents. Their exceptional bowling display played a pivotal role in dismantling the Afghan batting line-up.
While Afghanistan had created a buzz with their victory over England in the previous match, they faced a tough challenge against New Zealand. Rahmat Shah emerged as the top-scorer for the Afghan team, contributing 36 runs. However, the pressure from New Zealand’s bowlers proved too much for Afghanistan to handle, and they struggled to maintain the momentum they had gained earlier in the tournament.