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AFG172(41.1ov)NZ173/3(32.1ov)

New Zealand beat Afghanistan by 7 wickets
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Jimmy Neesham

32.1Alam to Williamson

1
A single to finish the game! Williamson gets one on his body, he works it fine on the leg side and gets to the other end. The customary handshakes take place as NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 7 WICKETS!

31.6Hassan to Latham

0
So we will have one more over. Good bowling. Follows the short one up with a full one outside off. Latham looks to drive but misses.

31.5Hassan to Latham

0
Good short one, Latham ducks under it. One more ball to finish it in this over.

31.4Hassan to Williamson

1
A single to LEVEL THE SCORES! Back of a length and on off, this is guided down to third man for one.

31.3Hassan to Latham

1
Another single as Latham guides tihs down to third man.

31.2Hassan to Williamson

1LB
Doing it in singles! On the pads, Williamson tucks it around the corner and gets to the other end. Leg bye signalled.

31.1Hassan to Latham

1
On the pads, it is flicked to fine leg for one. A boundary away now.

30.6Alam to Latham

1
Just a single now! Short and on middle, Latham pulls it through square leg for one.

30.5Alam to Williamson

1
A biggie away now are New Zealand. Length and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.

30.4Alam to Latham

1
On the pads again, this is worked to fine leg for one.

30.3Alam to Williamson

1
Angled into the batsman, Williamson looks to work it on the leg side. The ball goes off the leading edge towards point. They think of a run but then seeing the fielder misfield, they readily go for it and complete it.

30.2Alam to Latham

1
Shorter in length, Latham goes back and pulls it through square leg for one.

30.1Alam to Williamson

1
Sprays it on the pads, Williamson works it to fine leg and takes one.

29.6Hassan to Latham

0
BEATEN! Latham pushes at a ball outside off, it whizzes past the outside edge.

29.5Hassan to Williamson

1
Back of a length and on off, Williamson guides it down to third man and gets to the other end.

29.4Hassan to Williamson

0
On the shorter side on off, Williamson stands tall and defends it.

29.3Hassan to Latham

1LB
Drifts on the pads again, Latham looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls on the leg side. The batters take a leg bye.

29.2Hassan to Williamson

1
On the pads again and this is flicked towards square leg for one.

29.1Hassan to Williamson

4
FOUR! Raining boundaries now! Full and on the pads, easy pickings for Kane. He flicks it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.

28.6Naib to Williamson

1
Now keeps strike by guiding it down to third man for one. 18 more needed.

28.5Naib to Williamson

4
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Through covers once again, this time off the front foot. Full and outside off, Williamson caresses it through the off side and bags a boundary.

28.4Naib to Williamson

4
FOUR! Slapped! Short and wide outside off, Williamson goes back and hits it hard through covers for a boundary. 150 up.

28.3Naib to Latham

1
Once again it is worked with the angle, this time through mid-wicket for one. They are happy to do it in singles.

28.2Naib to Williamson

1
On the shorter side and on middle, Williamson pulls it through square leg for one.

28.1Naib to Latham

1
Works it with the angle through square leg for one.

27.6Alam to Williamson

0
Short and on middle, Williamson first looks to duck but then at the end, eh, wants to upper cut. Misses!

27.5Alam to Latham

1
Full and on off, Latham strokes it through covers for one.

27.4Alam to Latham

0
A huge appeal but not given! The bowler can't believe it but he can't do anything about it as Afghanistan do not have a review left. Good length around the leg stump. Latham looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. A huge shout but the umpire shakes his head. Seems to have pitched outside leg and also there was a doubt whether it was pad first or bat. Difficult to judge by the replays. Hawk Eye though shows that there were three reds.

27.3Alam to Latham

0
On the stumps, kept out.

27.2Alam to Williamson

1
This is angled into the batter, Williamson works it through mid-wicket for one.

27.1Alam to Williamson

0
The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.

26.6Naib to Williamson

1
Outside off, KW guides it down to third man for one.

26.5Naib to Williamson

2
On the pads, this is flicked wide of long on for a couple.

26.4Naib to Latham

1
This is angled into the batter, Latham works it nicely through square leg and takes one.

26.3Naib to Latham

0
Good length on off, Latham blocks it out.

26.2Naib to Williamson

1
Uses his wrists now and works it through mid on for a run.

26.1Naib to Williamson

2
Good shot! Leans into the stroke and just pushes it through covers for a brace.

25.6Alam to Latham

4
FOUR! A freebie to get off the mark! A full toss, Latham shows the full face of the bat and strokes it down the ground. Kane Williamson ducks out of harm's way. So 10 runs and a wicket from the over, an action-packed one. 39 more needed.

25.5Alam to Latham

0
Outside off, it has been left alone.

25.4Alam to Taylor

W
OUT! TIMBER! Alam has his revenge! Not the best of balls to get a batsman though. Taylor has been cleaned up off a full toss. It is on off, Taylor plays outside the line, the ball sneaks between the gap of bat and pad and hits the off pole. So just as Taylor looked to break free, he has been dismissed. A good partnership though for New Zealand, it has more-or-less sealed the deal for them.

25.3Alam to Taylor

4
FOUR! Another misfield! Just sums up their performance in the field today. Short and on the body, Taylor pulls it towards fine leg. The fielder there moves to his right and then lets it through his legs.

25.2Alam to Williamson

1
Williamson now works it through square leg and takes one.

25.1Alam to Taylor

1
Shorter and on middle, Taylor works it through mid-wicket and takes one.

24.6Nabi to Williamson

2
A couple for Williamson to get to his half ton. His 38th in ODIs. It has not been a trademark innings from him. Has struggled to find the gaps and has gone about things quite slowly. His fifty comes up in 77 balls. He cuts this through point and takes a brace. He would love to stay there till the end. Runs needed one below 50 now.

24.5Nabi to Taylor

1
Very full, Taylor strokes it down to long on and gets to the other end.