New Zealand Vs Afghanistan
ICC Cricket World Cup
16th Match, October 18, 2023, Chennai
Afghanistan won the toss, and they decided to field first.
It was fantastic how we were able to hold on to the end, and I believe we realized what we could possibly get in the final 10 overs. It was incredible how Chapman and Santner finished it. I thought 250 was normal. We are in an environment where we continue to work for each other and perform the role of teachers. Afghanistan’s spinners are really talented. We did lose a couple of wickets early in the middle there, but the way we handled it was really impressive.
Afghanistan Captain: Hashmatullah Shahidi, Yes, I am very disappointed because, at this level, you have to take those kinds of catches. At the end of the day, those catches hurt us; otherwise, the team was doing well, but the fielding made us feel a little bit down. We will go back and discuss where we can improve and will try to come back stronger against Pakistan in our next match.