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Rashid Khan’s Record-Breaking Performance Leads Afghanistan to Historic Win Over New Zealand in T20 World Cup 2024

Captain Rashid Khan bowled lethally to register the first win in T20I against New Zealand. In the match, Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan also broke a 17-year-old record with his amazing bowling. During the match, Rashid took four important wickets for just 17 runs in 4 overs and became the first player to bowl the best as a captain in the T20 World Cup.

Afghanistan made a big upset in the 14th league match of T20 World Cup 2024. Afghanistan defeated New Zealand by a huge margin of 84 runs. This was Afghanistan’s first win against New Zealand in T20 international cricket history. Captain Rashid Khan played an important role in this historic victory and created history.

Rashid Khan broke Vettori’s record

Rashid Khan broke Vettori's record

Rashid broke the record of former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori. The legendary New Zealand spinner took four wickets for 20 runs against India in the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup, 2007. Now Rashid Khan’s name has been recorded at the top in this list.

Best bowling figures by a captain in T20 World Cup

  • 4/17 – Rashid Khan vs New Zealand, 2024
  • 4/20 – Daniel Vettori vs India, 2007
  • 4/20 – Zeeshan Maqsood vs PNG, 2021
  • Two bowlers to take 4 wickets in an innings of T20 World Cup
  • Umar Gul (4/25) and Shahid Afridi (4/19) vs Scotland, 2007
  • Mujeeb Rahman (5/20) and Rashid Khan (4/9) vs Scotland, 2021
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi (4/17) and Rashid Khan (4/17) vs New Zealand, 2024

Afghanistan’s third big win in T20 World Cup

Rashid Khan broke Vettori's record

In this match, New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl first and after that Afghanistan scored 159 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs on the basis of a strong innings of 80 runs by opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz. In response, the Kiwi team was all out for 75 runs in 15.2 overs. This proved to be Afghanistan’s third biggest win in the T20 World Cup. Captain Rashid Khan and Fazalhaq Farooqui took 4-4 wickets for Afghanistan while Mohammad Nabi took 2 wickets.

Difficulties arise for New Zealand

Let us tell you that Afghanistan registered its second consecutive win in the T20 World Cup. In the first match, Uganda was defeated by a huge margin. In this match too, the batsmen and bowlers gave a great performance. This defeat has increased difficulties for New Zealand. Its net run has become weak. To make it to the Super-8, it will have to perform well.

New Zealand’s condition is also like Pakistan’s

New Zealand's condition is also like Pakistan's

After losing to Afghanistan, New Zealand’s condition has now become exactly like Pakistan’s after losing to USA. Both these big teams will not only have to win the remaining matches in their respective groups but will also have to take care of the run rate in them. Only by doing this, both of them will be able to accomplish their mission of reaching Super-8.