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Rashid is the most successful bowler in T20 World Cup as a captain: New Zealand crumbled in front of Afghan bowlers, Zadran got three lives; Moments and records

Rashid is the most successful bowler in T20 World Cup as a captain: New Zealand crumbled in front of Afghan bowlers, Zadran got three lives; Moments and records


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The 14th match of the T20 World Cup was full of excitement. Afghanistan defeated New Zealand for the first time and registered its third biggest victory in the T20 World Cup. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran made a quick partnership of 103 runs. During this, both of them got many lives. Zadran was saved from getting out thrice. In the second innings, the Afghan bowlers did not give New Zealand a chance to recover and won the match by bowling them out for 75 runs.

Moments and records made in the match…

1. Gurbaj got a lifeline, the ball hit him but the bails did not fall
New Zealand bowler Mitchell Santner bowled a full length ball to Rahmanullah Gurbaz in the fourth over. Gurbaz’s bat edged the ball and it touched the leg stump and went past the keeper. On New Zealand’s appeal, it was seen in the replay that the ball hit the wicket, but Gurbaz was saved from being out as the bails did not fall.

Gurbaz got a lease of life on the personal score of 16 runs.

Gurbaz got a lease of life on the personal score of 16 runs.

2. Jadran escapes being run out twice on the same ball
On the second ball of the 8th over of Afghanistan’s innings, Zadran, who was standing at the other end, escaped being run out twice. Lockie Ferguson bowled a thick length ball to Gurbaz, on which Gurbaz played a straight shot. The ball went under Ferguson’s leg and hit the wicket. At this time, Zadran, who was standing at the other end, was out of the crease.

After this Ferguson turned and put the ball back on the wicket and took out the stumps. During this time Zadran was trying to cross the crease. It was seen in the replay that neither the ball touched Ferguson’s foot nor was Zadran out of the crease when he took out the stumps. In this way Zadran got a lifeline.

Ibrahim Zadran played an innings of total 44 runs.

Ibrahim Zadran played an innings of total 44 runs.

3. The ball slipped out of Kane Williamson’s hands, Zadran survived for the second time
In the 10th over of Afghanistan’s innings, Ferguson bowled a full toss on the fourth ball. Zadran hit a shot towards mid-off. The ball was far away from fielder Kane Williamson. However, he jumped high and the ball went behind him touching his hands. Zadran got another life on 25 runs.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson dropped the catch of Jadran.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson dropped the catch of Jadran.

4. New Zealand suffered its first setback without even opening its account
New Zealand’s Finn Allen and Devon Conway came to the crease to chase the target of 160. Afghanistan’s Fazalhaq Farooqi bowled a full length ball on the middle stump. Due to slight turn, the ball went past Finn’s bat and hit the leg stump. Finn could not use his feet and was out on a duck. The team’s score became 0 runs for 1 wicket.

4 records made in the match…

1. Afghanistan’s fourth biggest win in T20 World Cup
Afghan bowlers bowled out New Zealand for 75 runs. The team won the match by 84 runs. This was the fourth biggest win of the Afghanistan team in the T20 World Cup. They had won by 130 runs against Scotland in the World Cup held in the year 2021. In the previous match of this World Cup, the team defeated Uganda by 125 runs.

2. New Zealand’s second lowest total in T20 World Cup
In this match, New Zealand collapsed at 75 in 15.2 overs. This was the second lowest total of the New Zealand team in the history of T20 World Cup. Earlier in 2014, the team had scored 60 runs against Sri Lanka. The team’s record against Asian teams has been quite poor. In the 2009 World Cup, New Zealand could score only 99 runs against Pakistan and 110 against Sri Lanka.

3. Third pair to take 4 wickets each in T20 World Cup
There are only three pairs of bowlers in the T20 World Cup who have taken 4 wickets each in an innings. In 2007, Pakistan’s Umar Gul and Shahid Afridi took 4 wickets each against Scotland. At the same time, Afghanistan’s Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan did this feat in a match against Scotland in 2021. Mujeeb took 5 wickets in that match. With this match, the names of Rashid and Farooqui have also been added to this list.

4. Rashid was the most successful bowler as a captain in the T20 World Cup
As a bowler in the T20 World Cup, Rashid Khan was the most successful bowler in a match. He took 4 wickets for 17 runs in 4 overs in this match against New Zealand. Earlier in 2007, New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori took 4 wickets for 20 runs against the Indian team. Pakistan’s Zeeshan Maqsood also did this in the match against Papua New Guinea in the 2021 World Cup.

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