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AFG vs PNG: Afghanistan won the match by 7 wickets, qualified for Super-8

AFG vs PNG: Afghanistan won the match by 7 wickets, qualified for Super-8

AFG vs PNG: Afghanistan has qualified for the Super-8 stage of the T20 World Cup by defeating PNG. At the same time, all the doors are closed for New Zealand.

Afghanistan has qualified for the Super-8 stage of the T20 World Cup by defeating Papua New Geneva. This is the third consecutive win for the team captained by Rashid Khan. He easily won this match by 7 wickets in the match held in Trinidad.

AFG vs PNG: PNG collapsed for 95 runs

In the match held at Brian Lara Stadium, Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bowl first. Afghanistan’s pace attack did not let the PNG batsmen do anything. Wicketkeeper-batsman Kiplin Doriga (27), Alei Nao (13), and Tony Ura (11) scored the most runs for the team. Apart from this, not a single batsman could even touch the score of 10 runs, while three batsmen could not even open the account. Due to this, PNG collapsed for 95 runs.

For Afghanistan, Fazalhaq Farooqi took 3 wickets giving just 16 runs. Whereas, Naveen Ul Haq got 2 and Noor Ahmad got 1 wicket.

Gulbadin played a match winning innings

PNG gave early setbacks to Afghanistan in the form of Rahmanullah Gurbaz (11) and Ibrahim Zadran (0). Omarzai also returned after scoring just 13 runs. After this, Gulbadin Naib took over and played an unbeaten innings of 49 runs with the help of 4 fours and 2 sixes in 36 balls. He along with Mohammad Nabi (16) led the team to victory. Afghanistan scored 101/3 in 15.1 overs and registered an easy win.

On the other hand, Alei Nao and Semo Kamea took 1-1 wickets for PNG.

New Zealand out as soon as Afghanistan qualified

Afghanistan has qualified for the Super-8 by registering its third consecutive win. With this, they have closed all the doors for New Zealand captained by Kane Williamson. The Kiwi team will have to return to their country only after completing the group stage.

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