|ICC Males’s World Cup, Lucknow|
|Netherlands 179 (46.3 overs): Engelbrecht 58 (86), O’Dowd 42 (40); Nabi 3-28, Noor 2-31|
|Afghanistan 181-3 (31.3 overs): Hashmatullah 56* (64), Rahmat 52 (54), Azmatullah 31* (28)|
|Afghanistan gained by seven wickets|
Afghanistan continued their late surge for a spot within the World Cup semi-finals with a snug seven-wicket win over the Netherlands in Lucknow.
The victory strikes Afghanistan degree with Australia and New Zealand on eight factors, with solely web run-rate now retaining them out of the highest 4.
Hashmatullah Shahidi hit an unbeaten 56 as Afghanistan handed their goal of 180 with 18.3 overs to spare.
Netherlands have been earlier dismissed for 179 inside 47 overs.
The win tees up a probably pivotal encounter in opposition to Australia in Mumbai on Tuesday, although the five-time winners have a recreation in hand in opposition to England on Saturday.
Afghanistan additionally nonetheless should play in-form South Africa of their closing group recreation.
Pakistan are additionally nonetheless within the top-four race and might transfer to eight factors in the event that they beat New Zealand in Saturday’s early match.
Extra to comply with.