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Afghanistan stun West Indies to finally record victory

Afghanistan stun West Indies to finally record victory

Mar 27, 2016 - 17:24

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghanistaninfo-icon on Sunday recorded a historic six-run victory against unbeaten West Indies in their final Worldinfo-icon Cup Twenty20 match in Nagpur.

Winning the toss and opting to field, the West Indies stumbled to 117-8 in pursuit of Afghanistan’s 123.

Once at 56-5, Afghanistan managed to post 123-7, with Najib Zadran hitting a composed unbeaten 48.

While bowling, Afghanistan restricted the West Indies to 117-8 to record a historic six-run victory in their ICC World Twenty20 match.

Already out after three defeats in Group One, the Afghans were delighted to finally record a victory against a Test-playing nation.

West Indies, who had won their first three matches, set up a semi-final with Australia or India in Mumbai on Thursday. The result confirms that England will play New Zealand on Wednesday in their semi-final.

Zadran smashed an aggressive 48 to guide Afghanistan to 123/7, striking four fours and one six in his unbeaten 40-ball knock to bring cheers from the small but vocal crowd.

Opener Mohammad Shahzad made a confident 24, but was caught off legspinner Samuel Badree, trying to heave it over the infield, just as he was looking exciting.

Asghar Stanikzai also made a handy 16. The skipper shuffled down the wicket to smash a six over long on, but was caught the next ball by Dwayne Bravo off Badree attempting the same shot.



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