AFG vs PNG: Afghanistan Secures Spot in Super 8, Black Caps Exit T20 World Cup

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AFG vs PNG: Afghanistan Secures Spot in Super 8, Black Caps Exit T20 World Cup
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In the game 29th of ICC World Cup 2024 between AFG vs PNG at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad. Afghanistan defeated Papua New Guinea by seven wickets.

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In the AFG vs PNG, the afghan qualified for Super 8 and eliminated Papua New Guinea and Black Caps the biggest giant of Cricketing World New Zealand.

PNG on batting first posted a total of 95 runs, Afghanistan chased down the target in 15.1 overs with the loss of three wickets.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (7) and Ibrahim Zadran (0) were removed from the field early on, but Gulbadin Naib’s unbeaten 49 runs in 36 balls, including two sixes and four fours, helped his team cross the finish line.

Afghanistan had earlier bowled Afghanistan out for just 95 runs in 19.5 overs thanks to a masterful showing.


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PNG’s hopes of scoring a competitive score were seriously damaged when they swiftly fell to 17-4 in the fourth over of the innings.

With 27 runs in 32 balls, Kiplin Doriga, the wicketkeeper-batter, recorded the best score for PNG.

Afghanistan’s top bowler again was pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi, who amassed remarkable figures of 3-16 in four overs.

“I want to congratulate the entire team because we have now officially qualified for the Super 8. I feel proud,” Farooqi, who was named Player of the Match, said.

“Before the warm-up match, I was in the IPL. I did not get any chances there, unfortunately. I played just one warm-up game. I know how to carry my body and I just tried to keep it simple. I try to get some wickets if there is some movement or swing. If there is nothing, then I try to go to plan B, not go for boundaries and keep it simple. We have to give our 100% and we will try our best to do it in the last match as well,” he added.

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Afghanistan and the West Indies are the two teams that will be going through from Group C into the Super 8. PNG and New Zealand are now out of the tournament.

AFG vs PNG Teams:

Papua New Guinea Playing XI:

Tony Ura, Assad Vala(c), Lega Siaka, Sese Bau, Hiri Hiri, Chad Soper, Kiplin Doriga(w), Norman Vanua, Alei Nao, John Kariko, Semo Kamea.

Afghanistan Playing XI:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan(c), Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi.

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