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    Quote Originally Posted by Devadwal View Post
    Need herath like spell from someone but not happen
    Did herath even play a T20I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by battler View Post
    Damn 140 here and we would have had a match. That last over from Neesham will eventually knock India out of the cup.
    Not so sure. Afgan team have mediocre pace bowlers.

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    If Babar or Rizwan were 13 off 23 some here would be having fits

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    Hamid is back. He is the only threatening pacer Afghanistan have.


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    Western commentator's always taking the p@%$ about Asian cricketers fudged ages.

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    20/25 runs more frm Afghanistan would have made a match of this. They lost the game wen they scored 124.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed216 View Post
    Did herath even play a T20I?
    Herath played in 2014 World T20 (the one Sri Lanka won).

    Check: https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...full-scorecard.
    Last edited by sweep_shot; 7th November 2021 at 17:00.


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    *** is nz doing


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    NZ taking pressure for no reason. Who is their finisher?


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    NZ is teasing with India..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamzie View Post
    *** is nz doing
    Relax buddy itni tension kion le rahey ho

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    Kiwis are struggling a bit now.

    Scored only 18 runs from the last 5 overs.


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    NZ need to say goodbye to Williamson in T20s as England did to Root.

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    62 runs are needed from 54 balls.

    4 overs of spin to go.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed216 View Post
    Did herath even play a T20I?
    In T20 WC his figure vs NZ 3.3 over 2 maiden 3 run 5 wickets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kroll View Post
    Western commentator's always taking the p@%$ about Asian cricketers fudged ages.
    Lmao I booked Simon doull he kept putting so much emphasis on the fact that rashid is still 23 though it’s definitely the other way around

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    I think Karim and Naveen shouldn't bowl here. Gulbadin should bowl. He takes pace off the ball.


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    Afghan forgot to Appel there, think india withdrew their cheque

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    Oh dear sniko shows Conway had nicked an earlier delivery...

    More tv's will be getting smashed

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    Lol Conway nicked one last over and Afghan even didn't appeal.. Kaansparacy

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    LOL. Afghans didn't appeal.


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    New Zealand - 70/2 after 12 overs (target: 125).

    55 more runs are needed from 48 balls.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Devadwal View Post
    In T20 WC his figure vs NZ 3.3 over 2 maiden 3 run 5 wickets
    Amazing! Thanks

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    At this stage the plane must be in the air but circulating around Abu Dhabi...
    Holding pattern

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    Afghanistan badly need a proper 5th bowler.


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    Gulbadin is bowling. He probably may have to bowl 3 overs.


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    Too easy at the moment for NZ.

    No pressure at all being applied.



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    New Zealand - 78/2 after 13 overs (target: 125).

    47 more runs are needed from 42 balls.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 90MPH View Post
    Team India should demand the BCCI cancel the Afghan player IPL contracts.

    Indians fans must be seething
    That'll probably be more for NZ as they beat them. Afg played their part in helping Ind.
    Indian Afghan bhai bhai

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    Kane risking ipl contract....

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    Afghans only turn up when they Pakistan. Today playing like chickens

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    Chowka

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    The plane has left UAE airspace

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    Quote Originally Posted by shariqnoor View Post
    NZ need to say goodbye to Williamson in T20s as England did to Root.
    Dont know why you think so? Babar and Rizwan have shown every1 T20 isnt all about muscle. Kane is in a similar mould,he absorbs the pressure beautifully and can also accelerate. My God he manipulates the field amazingly a bit like mahela

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    36 runs are needed from 38 balls.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Visaal-E-Yaar View Post
    Chowka
    Mauka

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    Conway needs to continue to accelerate.

    Kane anchors rest of the innings.


    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Don't worry bro. Your other thread allows for rain. Maybe it will save you?

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    Subhana-alladhi sakh-khara la-na hadha ...


    DJ. BRAAVO. DJ. BRAAVO. CHAMPION. CHAMPION.

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    Conway has released the pressure Afghanistan were accumulating.


    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Don't worry bro. Your other thread allows for rain. Maybe it will save you?

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    Soo, will India show up for their game against Namibia? They might need to go home for therapy a few days early.

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    Amazing performance from Afghanistan

    Bye bye India

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    New Zealand in a rush to finish game

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    28 runs to go from 33 balls.


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    What a waste of money by BCCI

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    Good spell from Rashid.


    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Don't worry bro. Your other thread allows for rain. Maybe it will save you?

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    24 runs are needed from 5 overs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aman View Post
    Conway has released the pressure Afghanistan were accumulating.
    As a neutral i can tell you NZ never felt the pressure. 125 against minnows is not good enough to shake the mighty professional black caps

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    Why are our Indian mates still crying. We don’t deserve to be in the semis, especially after how we made Afghans play. May be next year we’ll win

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMMY69 View Post
    The plane has left UAE airspace
    India still has 1 match left

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faisalabadimunda View Post
    Afghans only turn up when they Pakistan. Today playing like chickens
    They're trying but it's hard to bring out passion when they've already thrown a game

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    Air India 152, line up runway 24 left, prepare for immediate departure

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    Did say Kane will see it through

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    Kohli’s testimonial match against Namibia is scheduled for tomorrow. Should be a good game.

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    12 runs to go from 22 balls.


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    Afghan will be devastated, not for themselves but that they couldn't help India go through to the semis.

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    9 runs are needed from 19 balls.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed216 View Post
    Dont know why you think so? Babar and Rizwan have shown every1 T20 isnt all about muscle. Kane is in a similar mould,he absorbs the pressure beautifully and can also accelerate. My God he manipulates the field amazingly a bit like mahela
    Williamson is a quality player. But NZ already has Conway in the middle order who can fulfill the Williamson role very easily. So ideally you don't want two similar players playing at the same time. NZ can easily add a power player in place of Williamson without losing much of the anchor role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzi View Post
    Kohli’s testimonial match against Namibia is scheduled for tomorrow. Should be a good game.
    LOL, wonder if many fans will turn up.

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    Safe to say BYE BYE India?

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    Congrats to India for qualifying for Mumbai International Airport.


    Don't let the door hit you on the way out

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    Mouka Mouka, abhi bhi 5 runs hain india... mouka moukaaaa

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    Hahahhahahahahhahahahah. India out .. now doesn't matter what happens next

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    Air India 152, cleared take-off, thanks for coming.

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    Bye bye India, better luck next time!

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    All over.

    Kiwis win and knock out India.


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    Okay guys...Now that we are officially out...I will also be taking break for few months from cricket and forums. Kaha suna maaf...hopefully will be back in future when interesting series returns

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajdeep View Post
    Okay guys...Now that we are officially out...I will also be taking break for few months from cricket and forums. Kaha suna maaf...hopefully will be back in future when interesting series returns
    Well a high profile series is returning this november

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    Lol at afghans 😁😁. That’s what u get for playing “games” the way u did against us Indians

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    The over hyped Afghan team got mashed by the better team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajdeep View Post
    Okay guys...Now that we are officially out...I will also be taking break for few months from cricket and forums. Kaha suna maaf...hopefully will be back in future when interesting series returns
    Bye bye

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kohli, The King of Chase View Post
    Why are our Indian mates still crying. We don’t deserve to be in the semis, especially after how we made Afghans play. May be next year we’ll win
    Exactly loosing against pak and new zealand you should not play semi.

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    Excellent stuff not to see India In the Semi Final best day of my life

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    Afghans are very thoughtful, they decided to chill in the last four overs just to appease the Pakistani fans.. they are duel nationals after all ,well most of them” & will be landing in Pak to go home to KPK.

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    New Zealand sealed their place in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 semi-finals in style courtesy of a comfortable eight-wicket win over Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi.

    Kane Williamson and Devon Conway’s unbroken 68-run third-wicket stand saw the Black Caps home with 11 balls to spare, securing their place as one of two Group 2 qualifiers alongside Pakistan and eliminating India in the process.

    Afghanistan had begun the match with slim qualifying hopes of their own but a poor start with the bat left them on the back foot on 19 for three.

    Najibullah Zadran’s sparkling 73 inspired a revival but Trent Boult was exceptional once more with the ball, taking three for 17 to limit Afghanistan to 124 for eight.

    And though New Zealand lost both openers in reply, Williamson and Conway – who finished unbeaten on 40 and 36 respectively – combined to steer their side home with a minimum of fuss and set up a semi-final with either England or Australia.

    Afghanistan opted to bat upon winning the toss but saw both openers dismissed in quick succession as New Zealand’s fast bowlers gained an early stranglehold.

    Mohammad Shahzad was superbly caught behind by Devon Conway attempting an upper-cut off Adam Milne before Trent Boult induced a leading edge from Hazratullah Zazai, whose departure left Afghanistan 12 for two.

    Tim Southee was next to strike, trapping Rahmanullah Gurbaz lbw, as the score limped to 23 for three by the end of the powerplay – the third lowest total after six overs in the tournament so far.
    Najibullah settled in more smoothly than his predecessors at the crease and got the scoreboard moving with consecutive boundaries off Jimmy Neesham.

    Another boundary off Ish Sodhi took Afghanistan past 50 but the spinner struck back in somewhat fortuitous fashion when a short ball was chopped on to his stumps by Gulbadin Naib.
    His departure saw Afghanistan reach the halfway point on 56 for four and Najibullah was content to nudge singles before stepping on the accelerator once more in the 14th over.
    Two sixes off Mitchell Santner, over long-on and deep midwicket respectively, took the run rate back above six, and Najibullah soon brought up his second half-century of the tournament – this one from 33 balls.

    He cleared the ropes again off Southee as Afghanistan looked for valuable late runs, though the seamer picked up his second scalp by holding a return catch to dismiss Mohammad Nabi for 14.
    The ever-reliable Boult then brought Najibullah's fine innings to an end, Neesham taking a fine diving catch at long-off, and also accounted for Karim Janat in a typically clinical death over.
    Neesham followed up by conceding just two from the final over, which also included the wicket of Rashid Khan from its final ball as Afghanistan set the Black Caps 125 to win.
    Knowing victory would be enough on its own, without net run-rate entering the equation, Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell made a steady start to the chase to lay the foundations.
    Mitchell cut the returning Mujeeb Ur Rahman to the point boundary but with the opening partnership worth 26, the spinner had his revenge in his next over by finding the batter’s outside edge.
    Williamson joined Guptill to safely negotiate the remainder of the powerplay, which concluded with consecutive Guptill boundaries off Mujeeb to take New Zealand to 45 for one.
    But the opener found life tougher against Rashid and fell aiming a heave at the spinner, who wheeled away to celebrate his 400th T20 wicket and give his side fresh hope.

    With Nabi’s off-breaks proving just as hard to get away, the Black Caps reached the halfway point of the chase on 61 for two – just five runs better off than Afghanistan at the same stage.
    Afghanistan continued to apply pressure, bringing close fielders in as the required rate ticked towards seven an over, and Williamson’s clip through the leg-side off Rashid midway through the 12th over brought his side’s first boundary for 33 balls.

    A typically elegant drive off Gulbadin brought the Black Caps skipper four more and Conway then made effective use of the sweep against Nabi, picking up consecutive boundaries before reverse sweeping Rashid through third man.

    The 50-run partnership came up in the 16th over as the pair continued to guide their side towards the finish line and Conway knocked the winning single down the ground from the first ball of the 19th over to seal his side’s progress.
    New Zealand will now wait until the conclusion of Pakistan’s clash with Scotland to discover their semi-final opponents.
    Should Pakistan win, New Zealand will finish second and take on England in Semi Final 1 in Abu Dhabi on 10 November.
    If Scotland are successful and the Black Caps finish top of the group, they will take on Australia in Semi Final 2 in Dubai the following day.

    Scores in brief
    New Zealand beat Afghanistan at Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi by eight wickets
    Afghanistan 124/8 in 20 overs (Najibullah Zadran 73; Trent Boult 3/17, Tim Southee 2/24)
    New Zealand 125/2 in 18.1 overs (Kane Williamson 40 not out, Devon Conway 36 not out; Rashid Khan 1/27, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 1/31)

    Player of the Match: Trent Boult (New Zealand)



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    New Zealand sealed their place in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 semi-finals in style courtesy of a comfortable eight-wicket win over Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi.

    Kane Williamson and Devon Conway’s unbroken 68-run third-wicket stand saw the Black Caps home with 11 balls to spare, securing their place as one of two Group 2 qualifiers alongside Pakistan and eliminating India in the process.

    Afghanistan had begun the match with slim qualifying hopes of their own but a poor start with the bat left them on the back foot on 19 for three.

    Najibullah Zadran’s sparkling 73 inspired a revival but Trent Boult was exceptional once more with the ball, taking three for 17 to limit Afghanistan to 124 for eight.

    And though New Zealand lost both openers in reply, Williamson and Conway – who finished unbeaten on 40 and 36 respectively – combined to steer their side home with a minimum of fuss and set up a semi-final with either England or Australia.

    Afghanistan opted to bat upon winning the toss but saw both openers dismissed in quick succession as New Zealand’s fast bowlers gained an early stranglehold.

    Mohammad Shahzad was superbly caught behind by Devon Conway attempting an upper-cut off Adam Milne before Trent Boult induced a leading edge from Hazratullah Zazai, whose departure left Afghanistan 12 for two.

    Tim Southee was next to strike, trapping Rahmanullah Gurbaz lbw, as the score limped to 23 for three by the end of the powerplay – the third lowest total after six overs in the tournament so far.
    Najibullah settled in more smoothly than his predecessors at the crease and got the scoreboard moving with consecutive boundaries off Jimmy Neesham.

    Another boundary off Ish Sodhi took Afghanistan past 50 but the spinner struck back in somewhat fortuitous fashion when a short ball was chopped on to his stumps by Gulbadin Naib.
    His departure saw Afghanistan reach the halfway point on 56 for four and Najibullah was content to nudge singles before stepping on the accelerator once more in the 14th over.
    Two sixes off Mitchell Santner, over long-on and deep midwicket respectively, took the run rate back above six, and Najibullah soon brought up his second half-century of the tournament – this one from 33 balls.

    He cleared the ropes again off Southee as Afghanistan looked for valuable late runs, though the seamer picked up his second scalp by holding a return catch to dismiss Mohammad Nabi for 14.
    The ever-reliable Boult then brought Najibullah's fine innings to an end, Neesham taking a fine diving catch at long-off, and also accounted for Karim Janat in a typically clinical death over.
    Neesham followed up by conceding just two from the final over, which also included the wicket of Rashid Khan from its final ball as Afghanistan set the Black Caps 125 to win.

    Knowing victory would be enough on its own, without net run-rate entering the equation, Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell made a steady start to the chase to lay the foundations.
    Mitchell cut the returning Mujeeb Ur Rahman to the point boundary but with the opening partnership worth 26, the spinner had his revenge in his next over by finding the batter’s outside edge.
    Williamson joined Guptill to safely negotiate the remainder of the powerplay, which concluded with consecutive Guptill boundaries off Mujeeb to take New Zealand to 45 for one.
    But the opener found life tougher against Rashid and fell aiming a heave at the spinner, who wheeled away to celebrate his 400th T20 wicket and give his side fresh hope.

    With Nabi’s off-breaks proving just as hard to get away, the Black Caps reached the halfway point of the chase on 61 for two – just five runs better off than Afghanistan at the same stage.
    Afghanistan continued to apply pressure, bringing close fielders in as the required rate ticked towards seven an over, and Williamson’s clip through the leg-side off Rashid midway through the 12th over brought his side’s first boundary for 33 balls.

    A typically elegant drive off Gulbadin brought the Black Caps skipper four more and Conway then made effective use of the sweep against Nabi, picking up consecutive boundaries before reverse sweeping Rashid through third man.

    The 50-run partnership came up in the 16th over as the pair continued to guide their side towards the finish line and Conway knocked the winning single down the ground from the first ball of the 19th over to seal his side’s progress.

    New Zealand will now wait until the conclusion of Pakistan’s clash with Scotland to discover their semi-final opponents.

    Should Pakistan win, New Zealand will finish second and take on England in Semi Final 1 in Abu Dhabi on 10 November.

    If Scotland are successful and the Black Caps finish top of the group, they will take on Australia in Semi Final 2 in Dubai the following day.

    Scores in brief
    New Zealand beat Afghanistan at Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi by eight wickets
    Afghanistan 124/8 in 20 overs (Najibullah Zadran 73; Trent Boult 3/17, Tim Southee 2/24)
    New Zealand 125/2 in 18.1 overs (Kane Williamson 40 not out, Devon Conway 36 not out; Rashid Khan 1/27, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 1/31)

    Player of the Match: Trent Boult (New Zealand)



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