Afghanistan In Surprise Victory Over West Indies

Little known Afghanistan cricket team got cricket fans talking after springing a surprised victory over long-time king pin West Indies.

The Afghan won by six runs in a low-scoring but thrilling Group 1 Super 10 game in Nagpur at the World T20 in India on Sunday to leave the tournament with a consolation victory.

cricket ballAfghanistan who had lost all three previous matches in the Super 10 stage, recovered from 56-5 in the 12th over to post 123-7 after being sent in to bat.

Mohammad Shahzad was Afghanistan’s top-scorer with 24 against Samuel Badree 3-14 and Andre Russell 2-23.

The West Indies who have already qualified for the semifinals, entered the last five overs needing 40 runs but stumbled badly in their run chase and were restricted to 117-8 in their 20 overs.

Dwayne Bravo 28 and Johnson Charles 22 were the top scorers against Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan who had identical figures of 2-26.

The West Indies who topped Group 1 now await the runner-up in Group 2 for the second semifinal in Mumbai on March 31.

New Zealand will oppose England in the first semifinal on March 30 in Delhi.

Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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