Reuters – TAUNTON, England, June 8 (Reuters) – A classy unbeaten half-century by captain Kane Williamson helped New Zealand to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Afghanistan in the Cricket World Cup at Taunton on Saturday.

Summary

  • TAUNTON, England, June 8 (Reuters) – A classy unbeaten half-century by captain Kane Williamson helped New Zealand to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Afghanistan in the Cricket World Cup at Taunton on Saturday.
  • The Kiwis never looked in any trouble chasing a paltry 173 for victory despite losing two early wickets as Williamson and Ross Taylor shared a century partnership for the third wicket before New Zealand got home with more than 17 overs to spare.
  • Williamson top-scored with an unbeaten 79 after surviving a missed run out chance on 22.
  • Earlier, fine bowling by Jimmy Neesham and Lockie Ferguson helped New Zealand dismiss Afghanistan for 172.
  • New Zealand have won their first three matches of the tournament while Afghanistan have lost their three games.


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