Jaipur Herald

ICC World T20 – Afghanistan Upset West Indies to Go Home with Heads Held High

 Breaking News
  • No posts where found

ICC World T20 – Afghanistan Upset West Indies to Go Home with Heads Held High

March 28
12:12 2016

afghaniNew Delhi, Monday, March 28 – Afghanistan left the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 to go home with heads held high on Sunday after thrashing table-toppers West Indies by 6 runs. The team that remained at top by defeating England, Sri Lanka and South Africa at different time intervals were upset by Afghanistan, who made this thing happen post having faith that they can do what others couldn’t.

The support for 6 West Indies side was bigger than Afghanistan but cheers were equal for both squads when shots were struck of wickets were taken. Toss was won by West Indies who elected to bowl first. West Indies Playing XI included Evin Lewis, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell, Denesh Ramdin, Darren Sammy Carlos Brathwaite, Samuel Badree and Sulieman Benn, while on the other hand, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Shahzad, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Rashid Khan, Hamid Hassan and Amir Hamza were in the group led by Asghar Stanikzai.

Afghanistan scored 123 runs in 20 overs losing seven wickets. Mohammad Shahzad played a knock of 24 runs, Usman Ghani of 4, Asghar Stanikzai of 16, Gulbadin Naib of 8, Samiullah Shenwari of 1, Mohammad Nabi of 9 and Shafiqullah Shafiq of 4 runs. Najibullah Zadran was not out at 48 runs that comprised four 4s and a six, while Rashid Khan was not out at 6 runs that came through a boundary. West Indies only managed to get 117 runs in the limited over game, losing eight wickets. Things were okay for them till 18th over but chances were fifty-fifty for both squads after that. Zardan was declared Player of the Match. People enjoyed watching Gayle joining Afghanistan celebration by shaking a leg.