2019 World Cup, Match 42: West Indies end tournament on high with 23-run win over Afghanistan

The win will hardly be any consolation for West Indies, who started the tournament on a high, but are going back with only two wins from nine games.

India TV Sports Desk [ Published on: July 04, 2019 23:41 IST ]
  • Batting first, West Indies scored 311 for six with fifties from Shai Hope (77), Evin Lewis (58) and Nicholas Pooran (50).
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    Batting first, West Indies scored 311 for six with fifties from Shai Hope (77), Evin Lewis (58) and Nicholas Pooran (50).

  • In reply, Rahmat Shah (62 off 78 balls) and Ikram Alikhil (86 off 93 balls) shared 133 runs to put Afghanistan in good position before they were stopped at 288 with the last eight wickets going for 99 runs.
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    In reply, Rahmat Shah (62 off 78 balls) and Ikram Alikhil (86 off 93 balls) shared 133 runs to put Afghanistan in good position before they were stopped at 288 with the last eight wickets going for 99 runs.

  • Kemar Roach (3/37) and Carlos Brathwaite (4/63 in 9 overs) provided the breakthroughs at crucial moments to avoid an upset, which looked imminent at one point of time.
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    Kemar Roach (3/37) and Carlos Brathwaite (4/63 in 9 overs) provided the breakthroughs at crucial moments to avoid an upset, which looked imminent at one point of time.

  • Afghanistan were cruising at 189 for two but Alikhil's prized scalp was taken by veteran Chris Gayle and they went out of steam. 
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    Afghanistan were cruising at 189 for two but Alikhil's prized scalp was taken by veteran Chris Gayle and they went out of steam. 

  • Earlier, Pooran (58 off 43 balls) and Holder (45 off 34 balls) added 105 runs in 71 balls to take the total past 300-run mark.
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    Earlier, Pooran (58 off 43 balls) and Holder (45 off 34 balls) added 105 runs in 71 balls to take the total past 300-run mark.

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