T20 World Cup Highlights: NZ v AFG

In a stunning game, Afghanistan has defeated New Zealand by 84 runs in the T20 World Cup, claiming the top spot in Group C. The Afghans, led by opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s 80 off 56 balls, set a challenging 160-run target for the Black Caps. New Zealand’s batsmen failed to rise to the occasion, falling to 75 all out off 15.2 overs.

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Fazalhaq Farooqi and Rashid Khan were the pick of the bowlers for Afghanistan, taking four wickets each. Farooqi’s 3.2-17-4 spell and Rashid’s 4-17-4 haul were instrumental in restricting New Zealand’s batting. The Afghan bowlers were well-supported by their fielding, which was impeccable throughout the match.

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With this win, Afghanistan has taken the top spot in Group C, while New Zealand has suffered their first defeat in T20 Internationals to Afghanistan. The T20 World Cup has seen its fair share of upsets, and this victory is one of the most significant ones so far.

T20 World Cup Highlights: CAN v IRE

The T20 World Cup has witnessed its share of thrilling matches, and the latest encounter between Canada and Ireland was no exception. In a nail-biting contest, Canada emerged victorious, defending a target of 138 to claim their maiden T20 World Cup victory by 12 runs.


Canada’s batting performance was a mixed bag, with Nicholas Kirton and Shreyas Movva sharing a 75-run partnership for the fifth wicket. However, Barry McCarthy’s two-wicket haul in the 19th over and Mark Adair’s economical 20th over restricted Canada’s total to 137/7 in 20 overs.

The Irish batting line-up, on the other hand, struggled to get going against the Canadian bowlers. Jeremy Gordon and Dilon Heyliger were the standout performers, with Gordon recording impressive figures of 2/16 and Heyliger picking up two wickets for just 18 runs.

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Ireland’s chase was further hampered by a series of misfields and drops, which allowed Canada to stay on top. The Canadian bowlers were relentless in their pursuit of victory, with Gordon and Heyliger leading the charge.

This win marks a significant milestone for Canada in the T20 World Cup, as they claim their first-ever victory in the tournament. The team’s performance will be a boost to their confidence ahead of their next match.


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