Afghanistan and New Zealand share points after washout


The Men’s T20 World Cup match between New Zealand and Afghanistan was abandoned without a ball being bowled because of rain at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The wet weather had earlier cut short Ireland’s shock five-run victory over England at the same venue.

New Zealand and Afghanistan take a point apiece in Group One.

The Black Caps, who are the only unbeaten team, lead the group on three points, with four teams on two.

Afghanistan take their first point, but remain bottom of the table.

The washout could aid England’s bid to reach the semi-finals – a New Zealand win would have further narrowed their margin for error following the defeat by the Irish. (BBC Sport)

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