We tried our best but – Mohammad Nabi after Afghanistan’s defeat eliminates India from T20 WC
Mujeeb, who didn’t play the last two games due to a leg injury, gave Afghanistan an early breakthrough when he had Mitchell caught behind. Then, Rashid picked up his 400th wicket in T20s when he clean bowled Guptill off a missed sweep shot but that’s all Afghanistan could muster in the field as Williamson and Conway took New Zealand home with ease in the important game of the ICC T20 World Cup.
“On this kind of pitch, this is not a decent total,” conceded Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi. “We tried our best with the ball, (overall) we played good cricket in the tournament and we will take a lot of positives. We need to correct the mistakes we made with the bat.”
Afghanistan finished the tournament with two wins from five games, with the victories coming against Namibia and Scotland.
Earlier, New Zealand’s pace attack, led by Trent Boult (3-17) and Tim Southee (2-24), set up the big win by restricting Afghanistan to 124-8 after Williamson lost the toss and was asked to field.