New Zealand beat Afghanistan by six wickets


Chasing 187 to win, Martin Guptill hit 57 and skipper Brendon McCullum a 19-ball 42 as tournament debutants Afghanistan slipped to a fourth defeat in five Pool A matches.

Afghanistan were all out for 186 in the 47th over batting first as veteran spinner Daniel Vettori took four for 18 to become the first New Zealand bowler to take more than 300 ODI wickets.

Najibullah Zadran top scored for Afghanistan with 56 while Samiullah Shenwari made 54, with the competition debutants having been in the dire position of 59 for six earlier in their innings.