Afghanistan upset table-toppers West Indies

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Afghanistan 123 for 7 (Najibullah 48*, Badree 3-14) beat West Indies 117 for 8 (Bravo 28, Rashid 2-26) by six runs

 

Afghanistan kissed the World T20 goodbye by beating table-toppers West Indies by six runs in a low-scoring thriller. Asghar Stanikzai had shown his hand when he said they would use spin to restrict West Indies’ big hitters on the eve of the match. Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan backed up their captain’s confidence with figures of 2 for 26 each and bowled West Indies out for 117.

West Indies finished as the No. 1 team in Group 1 and will take on either India or Australia in the semi-final, but they will go to Mumbai with a sobering defeat. West Indies became Afghanistan’s second Full Member scalp after Zimbabwe and the match was another strong reminder that cricket needs to be inclusive.

Afghanistan's players celebrate after winning the World T20 cricket tournament match against West Indies at The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on March 27, 2016. / AFP / PUNIT PARANJPE        (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
Afghanistan’s players celebrate after winning the World T20 cricket tournament match against West Indies at The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on March 27, 2016. (AFP/ PUNIT PARANJPE)
during the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 Group 1 match between Afghanistan and West Indies at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium on March 27, 2016 in Nagpur, India.
Andre Russel and Mohammad Shazad during the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 Group 1 match between Afghanistan and West Indies earlier today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. The Afghanistan win over the West Indies,indicates that no team is invincible,likewise,no political party is also invisible.TAKE NOTE PPP,don`t be FOOLS all the TIME.

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