Dropping upwards of five gets at essential crossroads and neglecting to peruse the idea of the track turned into their demise, Afghanistan skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi said after his group’s embarrassing 149-run rout because of New Zealand in a World Cup game on Wednesday. Batting first, New Zealand scored 288/6 out of 50 overs and Glenn Phillips (71) and Tom Latham (68) got respites at helpful minutes to summon a game dominating 144-run stand. In answer, Afghanistan were bowled out for 139 in 34.4 overs.
“Extremely frustrated in light of the fact that at this level you need to take those sort of gets. Day’s end those gets harmed us as in any case the group was doing great yet the handling let us a tad down,” Shahidi was straight-forward in his evaluation.
Afghanistan surrendered 78 runs in the last six overs and it was the defining moment on a track that offered a ton of turn.
“Last six overs, a ton of runs were scored by New Zealand. Before that, we dropped two gets before the 40th over and the set hitters (Latham and Phillips) were there. That is the reason we were unable to stop them as everything turned out well for them,” Shahidi said.
On the off chance that five gets harmed them seriously, selecting to handle in the wake of winning the throw was likewise a colossal component.
“The throw I can say…We couldn’t pass judgment on the pitch appropriately. I think in the main innings, the ball was turning (turning) and was a piece slow. We bowled well however our handling wasn’t great.” Not having the option to keep up the energy after a success against Britain would have an effect, Shahidi concurred.
“This evening’s down will hurt us however we actually have more games to come. Next match is against Pakistan. We will return and talk about where we can improve and will attempt to return more grounded.” New Zealand captain Latham said that his group is doing great.
“I surmise on the rear of a few decent exhibitions, we are stepping in the correct way. We have a week or something like that (4 days) and afterward we will play India (October 22) and afterward Australia (October 28), we are wanting to proceed with the energy,” substitute captain Latham said.
Latham was glad that he and Phillips could take the game profound with their 144-run stand.
“We were put under tension at specific times yet returning strain on them toward the finish of the innings was perfect. I think around then we lost three wickets in a limited capacity to focus time, we attempted to get an organization there…took it overall quite profound,” he said.
The dropped gets helped, Latham conceded.
“There were a couple of chances to a great extent I presume. We attempted to gain by those possibilities. Glenn played a fabulous innings, eased the heat off me. The folks set the vibe at the top in the initial 10 overs and continued to contribute.” Man of the match Phillips commended Imprint Chapman and Mitchell Santner, who gave the last push making 34 runs in the last 2.5 overs.
“It was extraordinary the way that we had the option to take it till the end and I think we comprehended what we might actually get in the last 10 overs. It was astounding how Chapman and Santner completed it. I thought 250 was standard.
“We are in a climate where we continue to work for one another and play collectively. Latham was great towards the end,” Phillips said.