New Zealand vs Afghanistan
T20 World Cup 2021 Live Cricket Score Updates: Najibullah Zadran On The Charge As Afghanistan Eye Big Finish vs New Zealand
T20 World Cup 2021 Live Score, NZ vs AFG: Najibullah Zadran going strong as Afghanistan eye for a big finish against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi.
After opting to bat, Afghanistan have lost four wickets early in their must-win game against New Zealand in the ongoing T20 World Cup. Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee and Adam Milne got one wicket each for New Zealand. Earlier, Afghanistan made one change in their playing XI as spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman came back into the side in place of Sharafuddin Ashraf while New Zealand made no changes in their line-up. New Zealand go into the game on the back of three consecutive victories — against Scotland, India and Namibia — after losing their first match to Pakistan, who have already qualified for the last-four stage. Afghanistan, on the other hand, have won two of their four matches till now and need a big win against the Kane Williamson-led side to have any chance of qualifying for the semi-finals. The result of this game will also be significant to India who sit third in the Group 2 points table with four points. If the Mohammad Nabi-led side comes out as winners against the Black Caps, India will have a chance of making it to the semi-finals when they take the field against Namibia on Monday. For New Zealand, the equation is simple: if they win this game, they will seal their place in the final four and both Afghanistan and India will be eliminated.