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New Zealand vs Afghanistan 40th Match ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - New Zealand vs Afghanistan 40th Match ICC T20 World Cup 2021


Watch the highlights of New Zealand vs Afghanistan 40th Match ICC T20 World Cup 2021 - ICC World Twenty20 International tournament of the 40th T20I match first time played between Afghanistan and New Zealand at Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi in 07th November 2021.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan 40th Match ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Highlights
Trent Boult is congratulated by team-mates after picking a wicket © Getty Images

Trent Boult and Tim Southee's combined 5-wickets before An superb unbeaten 68-run stand between Kane Williamson and Devon Conway helped to New Zealand registered their historic first T20I win against Afghanistan by 8-wickets and qualify for the semis in a one-sided game of the 40th match of a T20 World Cup.

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Match Stats :
  • New Zealand chased 125 was their tenth lowest successful run-chase in T20 international and It is their sixth lowest chase in T20 World Cups.
  • New Zealand registered their first T20I win against Afghanistan
  • Rashid Khan became the fourth player to took 400 T20 wickets after Dwayne Bravo (553), Sunil Narine (425) and Imram Tahir (420).
  • 53 Matches : Rashid Khan became the fastest to take a 100 T20I wickets in terms of Innings, beating Lasith Malinga's record, He took 73 matches to reach this epic feat.
  • Afghanistan's 124 was their 11th lowest score in T20 international and It is their sixth lowest total in T20 World Cups.
  • 68 : Kane Williamson and Devon Conway set up the ninth highest third-wicket partnership for New Zealand in T20 international and It is their third highest third-wicket stand in T20 World Cups.
  • Najibullah Zadran became the first Afghanistan batsman to score a fifty against New Zealand in T20 international cricket history.
  • Najibullah Zadran's 73 was his highest score for Afghanistan in T20 international and the joint fifth highest-score by an Afghanistan batsman in T20 World Cups, jointly with Usman Ghani.

* Afghanistan and India knocked out of the tournament after New Zealand comfortable eight-wicket win against Afghanistan.

Afghanistan scored 124-8 in 20 overs with top scorer by Najibullah Zadran hammered a 73 off 48-balls including 6-fours & 3-sixes with strike rate of 152.08, Gulbadin Naib 15 and Mohammad Nabi 14.

New Zealand best bowler by Trent Boult 3-17, Tim Southee takes 2-wickets, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne and James Neesham each took one-wickets.

New Zealand chased 125-2 in 18.1 overs with top scorer by Kane Williamson cracked a unbeaten 40 off 42-balls including 3-fours.

Devon Conway scored a unbeaten 36 off 32-balls including 4-fours, Martin Guptill scored 28 off 23-balls included four-fours and Daryl Mitchell 17.

Afghanistan best bowler by Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman both took one-wickets.

Trent Boult named Player of the match for his brilliant bowling attack to picked up 3-wickets for 17-runs in 4-overs.