T20 World Cup 2024: Afghanistan restrict Papua New Guinea to 95

Afghanistan will qualify for the Super 8 stage if they win this game

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Afghan players celebrating after taking a wicket against Papua New Guinea in this image from June 14, 2024.— X@ESPNCricInfo

Afghanistan bowled out Papua New Guinea for a mere 95 runs in 19.5 overs after winning the toss and deciding to put Papua New Guinea into bat on Friday at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad.

PNG had a drastic start as they fell to 17-4 in the fourth over of their innings, significantly undermining their prospects of setting a competitive total.

Afghan pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi stood out for Afghanistan with remarkable figures of 3-16 in his four overs.

Wicketkeeper-batter Kiplin Doriga was the highest score for PNG with 27 runs in 32 balls.  

A victory today will secure Afghanistan's spot in the Super 8 stage of the tournament.


Papua New Guinea (Playing XI): Tony Ura, Assad Vala(c), Lega Siaka, Sese Bau, Hiri Hiri, Chad Soper, Kiplin Doriga(w), Norman Vanua, Alei Nao, John Kariko, Semo Kamea.

Afghanistan (Playing XI): Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan(c), Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi.