New Zealand have continued their dominance in this edition of World Cup as they once again emerged victorious against Afghanistan by 7 wickets on Saturday in Taunton.
Chasing a target of 173, the Kiwis went over the line in 33rd over. Though they had a disappointing start to the chase after losing Martin Guptill for a golden duck but captain Kane Williamson once again came in for the rescued and notched up another half-century. He remained unbeaten at 79 to take his team over the line.
Earlier, Jimmy Neesham and Lockie Ferguson ripped apart the Afghanistan batting line up as the two shared a total of 9 wickets among themselves.
Neesham returned with a fifer while Ferguson bagged four wickets in the innings. On the other side, only four Afghan batsmen managed to go past the double-figure mark as Hashmatullah Shahidi top-scored with 59. Afghanistan were bowled out for 172 in 41.1 overs.