Samiullah Shenwari 54 (110) & Najibullah Zadran 56 (56) deserve to be knighted. When everyone around them was falling apart, these two gentlemen showed the others a thing or two about batting. 186 was never going to trouble the Kiwi batsmen. We are curious to know what McCullum 42(19) does after he finishes games early. Thankfully for Afghanistan they had their man in the 6th over (he had done enough damage already) else the New Zealand innings would have lasted only 15 overs than the 37 overs it actually did. Ross Taylor 24 (41) on his day could be deadly but nowadays is struggling for form. The McCullum blitz has been saving the middle order until now but come the knockout games and if Bazz fails opponents would fancy their chances against the Kiwis.
Daniel Vettori seemed like an Einsteinian formula to the Afghan batsmen - they just couldn't figure him out.