The Afghans did not care about the Kiwis



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The Afghans did not care about the Kiwis

The Afghans did not care about the Kiwis

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New Zealand is far ahead of Afghanistan in terms of ranking, ability and statistics. However, when the match was played at the West Indies ground, Kiwi captain Kane Williamson was worried about the Afghan spinners on the spin-favor pitch. In the end it happened. The Kiwi batters could not handle the spin of Rashid-Nabi. But in addition, they suffered from the pace of Fazlhaq Faruqi. With this, New Zealand was reduced to just 75 runs in front of the Afghans. Rashid Khan's team won by 84 runs.

The Afghans started their World Cup mission on a high note by defeating Uganda by a huge margin of 125 runs. This time with a big win against the Kiwis, they advanced a lot towards the next round of Super Eight. This is Afghanistan's first win against the Kiwis not only in T20 World Cup but also in T20 International. Rashids are at the top of Group-C with 4 points after winning both of the two matches. If Afghanistan wins the remaining two matches against West Indies and Papua New Guinea in any one of them, the Super Eight is guaranteed.

Meanwhile, the Kiwis started the World Cup with an accident. Even with a team full of experience, such a stumbling block was a big blow on the way to the Super Eight.

New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl at Providence Stadium. Afghanistan put up a challenging collection of 159 runs for 6 wickets in the scheduled 20 overs.

The Kiwis fell in pursuit of that goal from the start. Farooqi's pace and Rashid's spin in 6 overs 1 to get to 33 runs on the scoreboard, their opening four batters in the dressing room. From there the rest of the batters were also in the process of coming and going. Matt Henry scored 12 runs after Glenn Phillips' 18 runs. The remaining nine batters return before reaching double figures. They were all out by scoring 75 runs in 15 overs. Farooqui and Rashid have taken four wickets each at the cost of 17 runs for the Afghans. The Nabi took the other two.

Earlier, the Afghans got off to a great start with the opening pair of Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran. Their opening pair scored 103 runs. Ibrahim returned with 44 runs there. In the end, the rest of the batsmen lost a little bit, but with Omarzai's 22 and 56 balls, Gurbaz team scored 80 runs in a great innings, and the Afghans got fighting capital.

Having made the start in the World Cup so beautiful, Afghanistan's place in the Super Eight is now only a matter of time.

Summary Scoreboard:

Afghanistan: 159/6 (20 overs) (Gurbaz 80, Ibrahim 44; Boult 2/22, Henry 2/37)

New Zealand: 75 (15.2 overs) (Phillips 18; Rashid 4/17, Farooqui 4/17)

Result: Afghanistan won by 84 runs

Man of the Match: Rahmanullah Gurbaz. 

Argentina moves to final of Copa America beating Canada



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Argentina has been the most successful team in the Copa America in the last few years. The team has played in the finals in 3 of the last four seasons. Messi raised it to four finals in five seasons. Julian Alvarez and his goals beat Canada 2-0. Gone is another Copa America final.

Argentina took the lead in 22 minutes of the match. Rodrigo Di Paul's great long pass from midfield broke the Canadian defense. The ball goes to the feet of Julian Alvarez. Alvarez dodged the goalkeeper and put the ball into the net.

Even before this, Argentina got a chance. Lionel Messi got the ball outside the box from Angel Di Maria's pass in the 10th minute. He took the shot from there. But it misses the mark a bit.

Chances came after the goal. In the 44th minute, Messi had another chance to score. He took the ball from Angel Di Maria's pass and entered the Canadian box brilliantly. But this time his right foot shot went wide. Messi took another shot in the injury time of the first half. But this time his chip goes over the crossbar.

Canada had a chance from a long throw-in in the last minute of added time. However, Alfonso Davis' shot was blocked by Emiliano Martinez. As a result, Argentina went into the break with a one-goal lead.

In the 88th minute, Argentina almost conceded a goal from a wrong pass. But Amy Martinez came to the rescue of the azure whites with a great save. Canada had another chance in the 90th minute. Tani Oluaseyi misses a header from point-blank range, another goal-scoring opportunity missed by Canada. As a result, equality was not returned to them. Argentina advance to the final of the Copa America.

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England moves to Semi beating Switzerland in tie-breaker



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Harry Kene team defeated Switzerland in the tiebreaker to reach the semi-finals of the competition. England and Switzerland meet in the quarter-finals of the European Championship in Dusseldorf on Saturday night. If the score is tied at 1-1 in extra time after the scheduled time, the match will be played as a tiebreaker. England later won 5-3.

Neither team saw a goal in the first half of the match. After returning from the break, Switzerland got a goal in the 76th minute. Vargas receives the ball just outside the box. Brel Imbola ran onto his extended ball and headed the ball towards the goal post. Switzerland advanced.

After falling behind, England coach Gareth Southgate made three changes. However, Shaka, who was already there, scored the goal. Five minutes after conceding the goal, Shaka received the ball from Declan Rice. He took a shot from outside the box after overcoming two opposing footballers. The ball hit the post and went in. England equalized.

After that, there were no more goals in the scheduled 90 minutes. The Swiss made several good attacks in extra time. In between, Shaqiri was hooking the ball into the net directly from the corner, but the ball hit the post. England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made another good save. No team scored until the end.

Cole Palmer scored early in the tiebreaker with a shot. Soon after, Manuel Akanji came in to take the kick for the Swiss and missed. The English went ahead 1-0.

Jude Bellingham scored the second shot. Fabien Schaar came to take the second shot for the Swiss and narrowed the gap with a goal.

English goalscorer Shaka came to take the third shot. He also scored for the Three Lions. Shaqiri scored the third shot for the Swiss to make it 2-3.

Ivan Toney scored in the fourth shot to give England a 4-2 lead. Anthony scored for the Swiss to reduce the deficit to 4-3. When Alexander Arnold scored in the fifth shot, England won 5-3.

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Zia's death is an irreparable loss to the country's sports arena: Papan



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Youth and Sports Minister Nazmul Hasan MP has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sudden death of Bangladesh's famous chess grandmaster Ziaur Rahman. In his condolence message, the minister prayed for the soul of the deceased and expressed his deepest condolences to the bereaved family members.

In his condolence message, the minister said, 'Famous chess grandmaster Ziaur Rahman was an internationally renowned chess player of the country. He will be forever remembered for his outstanding contribution to the development of chess in the country as well as the entire sports arena. His death is an irreparable loss to the country's sports. I pray for the salvation of his departed soul.'

Minister of Youth and Sports, President of Bangladesh Cricket Board Mr. Nazmul Hasan Papon went to the deceased's residence in Mohammadpur shortly to console the bereaved family of Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman.

It should be noted that Ziaur Rahman, who won the Grandmaster title in 2002, was the second Grandmaster of Bangladesh. He earned the title of International Master in 1993 and Grandmaster in 2002. He is the second Grandmaster of Bangladesh. The grandmaster won the highest number of 14 titles in the open events of the National Chess Championship. Zia achieved the highest FIDE rating (2570) among Bangladeshi chess players in October 2005.

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Ronaldo's farewell bell sounded, France in the last four



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Kylian Mbappe's France and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal met today in the Euro battle for a ticket to the semi-finals. France had the last laugh in that fight.

After a goalless draw, the French won a penalty shootout 5–3. That's why the team went to the semi-finals of this year's Euro.

The first half of the match was quite hectic. French goalkeeper Mike Mignon made some good saves in the second half. Shots from Bruno Fernandez and Vitinia were Portugal's best chances of the match.

France, however, could not get that close. Kylian Mbappe is still suffering from a broken nose. Coach Didier Desham has to pick him up in extra time like today.

Without him, however, France had no problem in the penalty shootout. All 5 scored from penalties. Portugal's Joao Felix could not. His penalty miss ultimately decided the fate of the match. France went into the last four of the competition after winning 5-3.

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