Afghanistan stun West Indies with historic win

27 Mar, 2016 6:40 pm

NAGPUR (92 News) – Afghanistan held their nerve to beat West Indies by six runs in a World Twenty20 Super 10 stage match in Nagpur on Sunday to register their first win in Group One and ruin their opponents’ 100 percent record.

West Indies opted to field as Afghanistan rode an unbeaten 48 off 40 balls by Najibullah Zadran to post 123-7 and their bowlers then saw the team home, with off-spinner Mohammad Nabi and leg-spinner Rashid Khan taking two wickets each.

The result, though, does not change the outcome of Group One and West Indies finished as its winners and will play either India or Australia in the semi-finals. England will face New Zealand after beating Sri Lanka on Saturday.

 


Afghanistan’s Samiullah Shenwari, left, celebrates with Mohammad Shahzad, second from left, the run-out of West Indies’ batsman Andre Russell during their ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket match in Nagpur, India, Sunday, March 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)




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