/Afghanistan vs West Indies Highlights, World Cup 2019: West Indies Beat Afghanistan By 23 Runs

Afghanistan vs West Indies Highlights, World Cup 2019: West Indies Beat Afghanistan By 23 Runs

Afghanistan vs West Indies Highlights, World Cup 2019: West Indies Beat Afghanistan By 23 Runs

Afghanistan vs West Indies Highlights: West Indies finished their World Cup campaign with a win. © AFP

West Indies beat Afghanistan by 23 runs in the final group match for both sides at the Cricket World Cup on Thursday. Shai Hope top-scored for the West Indies at Headingley with 77 while Nicholas Pooran and captain Jason Holder stepped up the pace as they reached 311-6 in their 50 overs. Afghanistan mustered 288 all out in reply to fall to their ninth defeat out of nine despite a fighting 86 from Ikram Alikhil. Neither side can qualify for next week’s World Cup semi-finals. (SCORECARD)

World Cup 2019 Match Today, Highlights Between Afghanistan vs West Indies, Straight from Headingley, Leeds.

  • That’s it from us!

    Thank you for tuning-in today. We will be back tomorrow with another cracking contest between Pakistan and Bangladesh. Pakistan have an unrealistic chance to qualify for the semis. Can they pull off a miracle, we will have to wait and see.  

  • It’s all over!

    West Indies win by 23 runs off the last ball and what an exceptional take to end the game by Fabian Allen. Carlos Brathwaite finishes with 4/64.

  • SIX!

    Second six for Sayed Shirzad, where have you been young man? A cameo, he will remember for a very long time.

  • Four!

    Sayed Shirzad gets hist second boundary. He is having fun out there, Afghanistan will go down without a single win in this tournament.

  • Milestone for Afghanistan!

    This (277*) is now Afghanistan’s highest total batting second in an ODI. 

  • Four!

    Mujeeb Ur Rahman gets his first boundary, straight down the ground.

  • SIX!

    2 balls and 10 runs for Sayed Shirzad, the youngster has impressed one and all in this match.

  • OUT!

    Rashid Khan is gone now and Carlos Brathwaite gets his fourth wicket. Once again it was the captain Jason Holder who grabs a brilliant catch at long off.

  • Four!

    Sayed Shirzad the young man gets off the mark with a powerful straight drive down the ground.

  • Dropped!

    Nicholas Pooran drops Rashid Khan in the covers after wobbling it for a couple of times.

  • OUT!

    Carlos Brathwaite gets his third wicket. Dawlat Zadran goes for the big hit but Sheldon Cottrell gets around and takes a good catch.

  • SIX!

    Rashid Khan is into the act now, sends this slower ball from Carlos Brathwaite over long off for a maximum.

  • OUT!

    Asghar Afghan departs after a good innings of 40 off 31 balls. He tried to clear the long-off, where Jason Holder the catch right on the boundary. Afghanistan are now 244/7.

  • Kemar Roach ends his spell!

    A brilliant spell of fast bowling by Kemar Roach comes to an end. He finishes with figures of /37 in 10 overs.

  • Afghanistan need 71 runs off the last 7!

    42 balls and 71 runs needed by Afghanistan to get their first win of tournament.

  • Four!

    Drifted down the leg side and Asghar Afghan gets a little tickle on to it and it raced away for another boundary. 9 off the over from the first two deliveries.

  • Four!

    Too full from Jason Holder and Asghar Afghan takes the aerial route over extra cover for a boundary.

  • OUT!

    Kemar Roach has once again got the batsman with a slower-delivery. Samiullah Shinwari departs for six. Afghanistan six down in the chase.

  • Chris Gayle is off the field!

    After picking up a wicket and a sprint that led to a run-out. The universe boss has decided to take a break and he is off the field now.

  • The target is under 100!

    Afghanistan now need under 100 runs in the last 11 overs. Can they chase down 312 and register their first win of the World Cup 2019?

  • Four!

    Asghar Afghan gets it through the off-side and that’s 10 runs in two balls.

  • SIX!

    Asghar Afghan is not going down without a fight. He waited for that slower ball from Sheldon Cottrell and lifts it over square leg for a maximum.

  • Samiullah Shinwari is in at seven!

    Samiullah Shinwari has walked out to bat with his team needing 111 runs in 12 overs.

  • OUT!

    Mohammad Nabi departs as Kemar Roach gets his second wicket of the match. Nabi was looking to go aerial but finds Fabian Allen in the deep. Afghanistan lose their fifth.

  • 200 up for Afghanistan!

    Afghanistan are still fighting it out there. They need 111 in 78 balls with six wickets in hand.

  • OUT!

    Run-out, Afghanistan are throwing it away now. Second wicket in the over. A big mix-up between the batsmen and Najibullah had to depart. Afghanistan four down now.

  • Four!

    Former Afghanistan captain gets off the mark with a boundary. Chris Gayle just missed his line and Asghar Afghan was up for the challenge.

  • OUT!

    Chris Gayle gets the big one, Ikram Ali Khil is given out LBW. He goes for the review and the replay shows he was caught right in front of the stump. Afghanistan lose their review. What an exceptional innings from the youngster.

  • SIX!

    Straight down the ground from Najibullah Zadran. Carlos Braithwaite bowled it right in the slot and Najibullah lofts it over long off for a huge maximum.

  • Ikram survives!

    Chris Gayle beat the bat of Ikram Ali Khil and the keeper went up for stumping. But Shai Hope has missed the ball and broken the stumps with his hands. Ikram survives.

  • OUT! Big breakthrough for West Indies!

    Carlos Brathwaite strikes for the West Indies and a brilliant 133-run stand is broken. Rahmat Shah chips one and Chris Gayle takes a diving catch.

  • Four!

    The youngster celebrates his half-century by lofting Jason Holder over his head for another boundary. Afghanistan are really giving this target a go.

  • Four! 50 for Ikram Ali Khil!

    What a knock this has been from the teenager. Ikram Ali Khil has brought up his maiden ODI half-century in just 57 balls.

  • Four!

    West Indies are leaking boundaries here at Headingley. Half tracker from Fabian Allen and Ikram Ali Khil cuts it past point for a boundary.

  • 100 up for Afghanistan!

    Afghanistan still have a lot of time left in this game and they are looking comfortable. They have managed to put 100 on the board inside 20 overs.

  • 50 for Rahmat Shah!

    Rahmat Shah has scores his first fifty of this World Cup and third of his career.

  • Four!

    Rahmat Shah again finds the gap on the off-side and Afghanistan are now pressing the accelerator.

  • Four!

    Ikram Ali Khil dances down the track and smashes it over mid-off for a boundary.

  • No-ball!

    Jason Holder has overstepped on the last ball of his over and it is a free hit for Afghanistan. Rahmat Shah fails to find the boundary and Holder gets away with just a single.

  • Four!

    Jason Holder has bowled it short and Rahmat Shah just swivels around and finds the gap on the leg side, another four for Afghanistan’s opening batsman.

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