3 Boult Wickets See New Zealand Into Semi-Finals

Trent Boult

3 wickets for left-arm seamer Trent Boult saw New Zealand qualify for the semi-final stage in Sunday and Monday’s ICC T20 World Cup action. In the other games, Pakistan would complete the group by winning their fifth game of the group while India would finish off the group stage with a 9-wicket victory over Namibia.

Afghanistan vs New Zealand

Australia would win the toss and elect to field first.

Mohammad Shahzad would be caught behind by Devon Conway off the bowling of Adam Milne for 4 before Hazratullah Zazai would be caught by Mitchell Santner off the bowling of Trent Boult for 2. Rahmanullah Gurbaz would be LBW to Tim Southee for 6 before Gulbadin Naib would be bowled by Ish Sodhi for 15.

Mohammad Nabi would be caught & bowled by Southee for 14 before Najibullah Zadran (pictured below) would be caught by Jimmy Neesham off the bowling of Boult for 73 off 48 balls. Karim Janat would be caught by Sodhi off the same bowler for 2 with Rashid Khan the final man out off the final ball of the innings, caught by Kane Williamson off the bowling of Neesham, for 3 with Mujeeb Ur Rahman 0 not out at the change of innings.

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Daryl Mitchell would be caught behind by Shahzad off the bowling of Mujeeb for 17 with Martin Guptill the other wicket to fall, bowled by Rashid, for 28 as Williamson (pictured below) and Conway finished 40 and 36 not out respectively.

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AFG 124/8 (20 overs), NZ 125/2 (18.1 overs)

Pakistan vs Scotland

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first.

Mohammad Rizman would be caught behind by Matthew Cross off the bowling of Hamza Tahir for 15 before Fakhar Zaman would be caught by Michael Leask off the bowling of Chris Greaves for 8. Mohammad Hafeez would be LBW to Sharif for 31 off 19 balls before opener Babar Azam (pictured below) would be caught by Munsey off the bowling of Greaves for 66 off 47 balls – Shoaib Malik (54 off 18 balls) and Asif Ali (5) would be the not out batsmen.

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Kyle Coetzer would be bowled by Hasan Ali for 9 before Cross would be run out by Imad Wasim for 5. George Munsey would be caught by Haris Rauf off the bowling of Shadab Khan for 17 before Dylan Budge would be bowled a couple of balls later by the same bowler without scoring.

Leask would be bowled by Shaheen Afridi for 14 before Greaves would be the final man out, bowled by Rauf, for 4 with Richie Berrington (pictured below, 54 off 37 balls) and Matt Watt (2) were the not out batsmen at the end of the innings.

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PAK 189/4 (20 overs), SCO 117/6 (20 overs)

India vs Namibia

India would win the toss and elect to field first.

Michael van Lingen would be caught by Mohammed Shami off the bowling of Jasprit Bumrah for 14 before Craig Williams would be stumped by Rishabh Pant off the bowling of Ravindra Jadeja (pictured below) without scoring. Stephan Baard would be LBW to the same bowler for 21 before Jan Loftie-Eaton would be caught by Rohit Sharma off the bowling of Ravichandran Ashwin for 5.

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Gerhard Erasmus would be caught by Pant off the same bowler for 12 before JJ Smit would be caught by Sharma off the bowling of Jadeja for 9. Zane Green would be bowled by Ashwin for a golden duck before David Wiese would be the final man out, caught by Sharma off the same bowler for 26 – Jan Frylinck (15) and Ruben Trumpelmann (13 off 6 balls) the two not out batsmen.

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Sharma would be the only man out for India, caught behind by Green off the bowling of Frylinck, for 56 off 37 balls with KL Rahul (54 off 36 balls) and Suryakumar Yadav (25) the not out batsmen.

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NAM 132/8 (20 overs), IND 136/1 (15.2 overs)

Remaining Fixtures (All start 14:00 GMT)

Wed 10th – England vs New Zealand
Thurs 11th – Australia vs Pakistan
Sun 14th – Final


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