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New Zealand vs Afghanistan LIVE: Cricket score and updates from 20/20 World Cup

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Follow live coverage of New Zealand vs Afghanistan from the 20/20 World Cup today.

The ICC Test Championship sees nine teams compete across a two-year cycle of matches before a two-team final decides the winner. The inaugural competition was won by New Zealand after a thrilling victory over India in June 2021.

The 50-over World Cup is far older and has been competed for since back in 1975. Australia are the record winners having run out victorious on five occasions (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015). England took the 2019 crown after a dramatic Ben Stokes-inspired super-over win over New Zealand at Lord's.

The shortest form of the game sees teams compete in Twenty20. The newest format has been an instant global hit with a number of hugely-lucrative competitions massively popular all over the world. Australia are reigning world champions having taken victory in the 2021 tournament.

Follow all the latest live coverage of today's match in the live blog below:

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:45

Afghanistan win by 84 runs

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:45

15.2

OUT! Caught. Fazalhaq Farooqi to Matt Henry. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Slog, top edge in the air uncontrolled to fine leg, caught by Janat.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:44

15.1

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Matt Henry. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:42

14.6

Naveen-ul-Haq to Trent Boult. Yorker, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:42

14.5

Naveen-ul-Haq to Trent Boult. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly point for no runs.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:41

14.4

APPEAL! Naveen-ul-Haq to Trent Boult. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by Naib, appeal made for L.B.W.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:40

14.3

Naveen-ul-Haq to Matt Henry. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, in the air under control to long on for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:40

14.2

Naveen-ul-Haq to Matt Henry. Length ball, wide outside off stump on the back foot driving, mis-timed to short extra cover for no runs.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:39

14.1

Naveen-ul-Haq to Trent Boult. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:38

13.6

Noor Ahmad to Trent Boult. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Murid.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:38

13.5

Noor Ahmad to Trent Boult. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, missed for no runs, mis-fielded by Gurbaz.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:37

13.4

Noor Ahmad to Matt Henry. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:37

13.3

SIX! Noor Ahmad to Matt Henry. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:36

13.2

Noor Ahmad to Trent Boult. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:35

13.1

Noor Ahmad to Matt Henry. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to long off for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:34

12.6

OUT! Caught & Bowled. Rashid Khan to Lockie Ferguson. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, leading edge in the air uncontrolled back to bowler, caught by Khan.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:33

12.5

Wide Rashid Khan to Lockie Ferguson. Googly length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, fielded by Gurbaz.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:33

12.5

Rashid Khan to Lockie Ferguson. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Janat.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:32

12.4

Rashid Khan to Lockie Ferguson. Leg spinner length ball, wide outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:32

12.3

Rashid Khan to Lockie Ferguson. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Lakanwal.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:32

12.2

Rashid Khan to Lockie Ferguson. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:31

12.1

Rashid Khan to Matt Henry. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Omarzai.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:30

11.6

OUT! Bowled. Mohammad Nabi to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, hit pad.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:29

11.5

Mohammad Nabi to Matt Henry. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Janat.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:29

11.4

Mohammad Nabi to Matt Henry. Arm length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zadran.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:28

11.3

Mohammad Nabi to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Janat.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:28

11.2

Mohammad Nabi to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to point for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:28

11.1

Mohammad Nabi to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Zadran.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:27

10.6

Rashid Khan to Matt Henry. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Lakanwal.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:26

10.5

Rashid Khan to Matt Henry. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Lakanwal.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:26

10.4

Wide Rashid Khan to Matt Henry. Googly back of a length, off stump on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, fielded by Gurbaz.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:26

10.4

Rashid Khan to Matt Henry. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:25

10.3

Rashid Khan to Matt Henry. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:25

10.2

Rashid Khan to Matt Henry. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:25

10.1

Rashid Khan to Matt Henry. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:22

9.6

Mohammad Nabi to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:21

9.5

Mohammad Nabi to Matt Henry. Arm length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:20

9.4

OUT! Caught. Mohammad Nabi to Glenn Phillips. Arm length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, caught by Khan.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:19

9.3

Mohammad Nabi to Glenn Phillips. Arm length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Lakanwal.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:18

9.2

Mohammad Nabi to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:17

9.1

Mohammad Nabi to Glenn Phillips. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot slog sweeping, mis-timed to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Janat.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:17

8.6

APPEAL! Rashid Khan to Mitchell Santner. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz, appeal made for Caught.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:16

8.5

Rashid Khan to Glenn Phillips. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Janat.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:15

8.4

FOUR! Rashid Khan to Glenn Phillips. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:15

8.3

Rashid Khan to Mitchell Santner. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to short mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Gurbaz, fielded by Zadran.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:13

8.2

OUT! L.B.W. Rashid Khan to Michael Bracewell. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, hit pad.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:11

8.1

OUT! Bowled. Rashid Khan to Mark Chapman. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot pulling, missed.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:09

7.6

Mohammad Nabi to Glenn Phillips. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Zadran.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:09

7.5

Mohammad Nabi to Mark Chapman. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for 1 run, fielded by Gurbaz.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:08

7.4

Mohammad Nabi to Mark Chapman. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, mis-timed to first slip for no runs, fielded by Naib.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:08

7.3

Mohammad Nabi to Glenn Phillips. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Omarzai.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:07

7.2

Mohammad Nabi to Mark Chapman. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, leading edge to point for 1 run, fielded by Farooqi.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:06

7.1

Mohammad Nabi to Mark Chapman. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:05

6.6

Rashid Khan to Glenn Phillips. Googly length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:05

6.5

Rashid Khan to Mark Chapman. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for 1 run, overthrow by Lakanwal, shy attempt by Murid, run save by Zadran.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:04

6.4

Rashid Khan to Glenn Phillips. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Janat.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:03

6.3

FOUR! Rashid Khan to Glenn Phillips. Googly back of a length, to leg on the front foot Slog, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:03

6.2

Rashid Khan to Mark Chapman. Leg spinner half volley, to leg on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:02

6.1

OUT! Caught. Rashid Khan to Kane Williamson. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, outside edge to first slip, caught by Naib.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

03:00

5.6

Naveen-ul-Haq to Glenn Phillips. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:59

5.5

Naveen-ul-Haq to Glenn Phillips. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Zadran.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:58

5.4

Naveen-ul-Haq to Glenn Phillips. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Nabi.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:56

5.3

Naveen-ul-Haq to Glenn Phillips. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Zadran.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:55

5.2

Naveen-ul-Haq to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakanwal.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:54

5.1

Naveen-ul-Haq to Kane Williamson. Length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:53

4.6

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Glenn Phillips. In-swinging length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:53

4.5

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Glenn Phillips. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to mid off for 2 runs, fielded by Khan.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:52

4.4

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Glenn Phillips. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Murid.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:51

4.3

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Glenn Phillips. Back of a length, wide outside off stump on the back foot driving, inside edge to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Lakanwal.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:49

4.2

OUT! Caught. Fazalhaq Farooqi to Daryl Mitchell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, outside edge, caught by Gurbaz.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:49

4.1

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Daryl Mitchell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to cover for no runs, shy attempt by Murid, fielded by Naib.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:47

3.6

Naveen-ul-Haq to Kane Williamson. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Zadran.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:46

3.5

FOUR! Naveen-ul-Haq to Kane Williamson. Off cutter back of a length, wide outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:46

3.4

Naveen-ul-Haq to Kane Williamson. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to point for no runs, fielded by Janat.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:45

3.3

Naveen-ul-Haq to Kane Williamson. Slower length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:44

3.2

Naveen-ul-Haq to Daryl Mitchell. Back of a length, wide outside off stump down the track working, to mid wicket for 1 run.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:44

3.1

APPEAL! Naveen-ul-Haq to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Zadran, appeal made for L.B.W.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:41

2.6

FOUR! Fazalhaq Farooqi to Daryl Mitchell. In-swinging length ball, middle stump down the track working, inside edge past deep backward square leg for 4 runs.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:40

2.5

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Daryl Mitchell. In-swinging length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, hit pad for no runs, run save by Gurbaz, fielded by Omarzai.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:38

2.4

OUT! Caught. Fazalhaq Farooqi to Devon Conway. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to short extra cover, caught by Zadran.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:37

2.3

FOUR! Fazalhaq Farooqi to Devon Conway. Out-swinging length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:36

2.3

Wide Fazalhaq Farooqi to Devon Conway. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, run save by Gurbaz.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:36

2.2

APPEAL! Fazalhaq Farooqi to Kane Williamson. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakanwal, appeal made for L.B.W.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:35

2.1

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, inside edge to silly point for no runs.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:34

2.1

Wide Fazalhaq Farooqi to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, fielded by Gurbaz.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:33

1.6

Mohammad Nabi to Devon Conway. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed back to bowler for no runs.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:33

1.5

Mohammad Nabi to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Farooqi.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:32

1.4

Mohammad Nabi to Devon Conway. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Murid.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:31

1.3

APPEAL! Mohammad Nabi to Devon Conway. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, hit body to first slip for no runs, fielded by Naib, appeal made for L.B.W.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:30

1.2

Mohammad Nabi to Devon Conway. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, Gloved to short third man for no runs, fielded by Lakanwal.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:29

1.1

Mohammad Nabi to Devon Conway. Off break length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Lakanwal.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:28

0.6

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Devon Conway. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, mis-fielded by Nabi.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:27

0.5

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Devon Conway. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, missed for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:26

0.5

Wide Fazalhaq Farooqi to Devon Conway. Length ball, wide outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed for 1 run, fielded by Gurbaz.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:26

0.4

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Devon Conway. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, hit pad to fine leg for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Gurbaz, fielded by Janat.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:25

0.3

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Kane Williamson. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 3 runs, run save by Omarzai.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:24

0.2

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Kane Williamson. In-swinging full toss, off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zadran.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:22

0.1

NEW BALL. OUT! Bowled. Fazalhaq Farooqi to Finn Allen. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, missed.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:11

19.6

Trent Boult to Najibullah Zadran. Reverse Swing-In full toss, middle stump on the front foot Slog, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Henry.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

02:10

19.5

OUT! Caught. Trent Boult to Gulbadin Naib. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, caught by Phillips.

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