Najibullah Zadran’s departure in the penultimate over of the innings curtained Afghanistan’s progress when they were eyeing a total in excess of 140 in the T20 World Cup clash against New Zealand. Afghanistan ended up with a below-par 124/8, a number that won’t intimidate the power-packed batting line-up of New Zealand. Najibullah was the chief contributor with his 73 off 48 balls, rescuing Afghanistan after they lost wickets in a heap upfront. The Blackcaps, in response, have been dented early as Martin Guptill fell prey to Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman.
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The left-hander has fallen now after pretty much having to do it on his own for #Afghanistan – a great knock with some big blows! It’s 121-7 in the 19th over. #T20WorldCup
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— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) November 7, 2021