AFG vs NED: Afghanistan’s hat-trick of wins, set for semi-finals.

Afghanistan has completed the hat-trick of victories in the ODI World Cup. In the match held in Lucknow, they defeated the Netherlands by 7 wickets.

He completed the challenge of 180 runs given by the Netherlands in 31.3 overs for 3 wickets. This is Afghanistan’s third win in a row and fourth in the last five matches.

After this victory, Afghanistan has eight points after seven matches, and they have overtaken Pakistan in the points table to take the fifth position.


Campaign Fatta from the Middle Order

Like the matches against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the middle order also fulfilled the responsibility of Afghanistan’s victory against the Netherlands.

Rahmat Shah scored 52 runs scoring his third consecutive half-century in this tournament. Captain Hashmatullah Shahidi also maintained his form in this tournament.

Hashmatullah scored an unbeaten 56 off 64 balls to seal Afghanistan’s victory. Azmat Omarzai gave strong support to his captain by scoring 31 not out.

Square off for the semi-finals.

Afghanistan, who have won only one match in the first two World Cups, have a great chance to reach the semi-finals of the tournament this year.

Afghanistan now has matches against Australia and South Africa remaining. If they win both these matches, they can enter the semi-finals with 12 points.

Even if Afghanistan wins one of the remaining two matches, they have a chance to qualify for the semi-finals. But for that they have to depend on the results of other matches.

Hosts India have secured their place in the semi-finals. At the same time, the entry of South Africa is almost certain.

Afghanistan, Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan are vying for the remaining two spots in the final four.

A poor start for the Netherlands

Before that, Netherlands captain Scott Edwards won the toss and decided to bat first. His decision was not successful.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman dismissed Wesley Baresi in the first over to give Afghanistan their first win.

After Wesley’s dismissal, Max O’Dwod and Colin Ackerman put on a 70-run partnership for the second wicket to salvage the Netherlands’ innings.


4 run out.

With O’Dwod and Ackerman combining, Afghanistan was dominated by their fielders.

Azmat Omarzai broke the pair early by dismissing O’Dwad (42). Colin Ackerman (29) and skipper Scott Edwards (0) were then dismissed in quick succession to take the Netherlands to 92 for 4.

The team of the Netherlands did not recover from this shock. Sybrand Engelbrecht tried to recover this fall by marking half a century. But he too was dismissed for 58 runs.

Four of the Netherlands’ top five batsmen were run out.

Mohammad Nabi became the most successful bowler from Afghanistan. He took 3 wickets. Noor Ahmed took 2 wickets and Mujeeb ur Rahman took 1 wicket.

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