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Highlights, 2019 World Cup: West Indies beat Afghanistan by 23 runs to end on winning note

Another tale of Afghanistan presenting a good fight but came short against a determined West Indies side, who have given their star player Gayle a fitting World Cup farewell.

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New Delhi Updated on: July 04, 2019 23:30 IST
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Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Cricket Score, 2019 World Cup: Quick wickets hurt Afghanistan in 312 chase

Afghanistan vs West Indies, Match 42, 2019 World Cup: Unable to register even a single win in the ongoing World Cup so far, Afghanistan would aim to end the tournament on a high when they face West Indies in their final group stage encounter at Headingley on Thursday. West Indies, on the other hand, have failed to produce an all-round performance, barring their opening match victory against Pakistan where they bundled out the Green Brigade for mere 105. The batsmen have failed to contribute consistently and the bowlers too have been guilty of coming out with only one plan against their opponents, making them almost ineffective on England pitches. Follow the live updates, including the live cricket score from Afghanistan vs West Indies here. (When and Where to watch - AFG vs WI) (Match Scorecard - Afghanistan vs West Indies)

Highlights, Afghanistan vs West Indies, 2019 World Cup: WI beat AFG by 23 runs

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  • 10:53 PM (IST)

    Windies end on a high!

    2019 World Cup, Match 42: West Indies (311/6) beat Afghanistan (288) by 23 runs in Leeds. Ikram 86, Braithwaite 4/63, Roach 3/37

  • 10:52 PM (IST)

    Four for Braithwaite!

    Carlos Brathwaite to Rashid Khan, OUT! Once again the Brathwaite-Holder partnership combine. West Indies are a wicket away now. CB goes fuller and around off, Rashid hits it flat towards long off. It is hit well but does not get the distance as Holder takes another good catch.

  • 10:40 PM (IST)

    Four for Braithwaite!

    Carlos Brathwaite to Rashid Khan, OUT! Once again the Brathwaite-Holder partnership combine. West Indies are a wicket away now. CB goes fuller and around off, Rashid hits it flat towards long off. It is hit well but does not get the distance as Holder takes another good catch.

  • 10:36 PM (IST)

    Two in two!

    Carlos Brathwaite to Dawlat Zadran, OUT! Sheldon redeems himself this time! This is a very good catch by him. Not sure why Zadran went for that shot though! He needed to hang out there with Rashid but fails to do so. Brathwaite bowls this fuller and on middle, Zadran looks to go big. He does not get the desired elevation and hits it flat towards wide long on. Cottrell runs to his right and takes a tumbling catch. So 11 runs did come off the over but two wickets from it. 57 in 30 needed with only two wickets in hand.

  • 10:29 PM (IST)

    OUT!?

    * Is that caught cleanly? Jason Holder has taken a skier near the long off fence. Has he touched the boundary line? He's sure and is celebrating with his teammates.

    Carlos Brathwaite to Asghar Afghan, OUT! Yes, that is clean! This is probably the final nail in the coffin as Afghan is walking back. Brathwaite bowls a slower one and fuller in length outside off. Afghan looks to go downtown but it goes off the toe end. Holder there takes a well-judged catch just inside the ropes. The umpire does go upstairs to check and replays show that it is fine.

     

  • 10:21 PM (IST)

    Dropped!

    Jason Holder to Asghar Afghan, DROPPED! But that was nailed! Holder had little time to react and he could not do so in time. He goes fuller and around off, Afghan smashes it back to the bowler. Holder does get his hands in position to take it but can't close his hands in time. AFG 242/6 in 42.5 overs

  • 10:16 PM (IST)

    FOUR!

    Jason Holder to Asghar Afghan, MUSCLED!

  • 10:12 PM (IST)

    OUT!

    Roach removes Shinwari for 6. Hetmyer takes a beauty! Another one bites the dust! Roach his third. A good comeback for him. It is a slower one, an off-cutter outside off and shorter in length. Shinwari looks to drag it from outside off but does not get enough power behind it. Afghanistan 227/6 in 41.4 overs

  • 10:11 PM (IST)

    EXCELLENT OVER!

    Jason Holder to Samiullah Shinwari, A dot to end! Very full and outside off, Shinwari looks to carve it but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler. just the 6 from the over. Afghanistan need a few more than that. 86 needed in 54. AFG 226/5 41 Overs

     

  • 9:57 PM (IST)

    SIX!

    Sheldon Cottrell to Asghar Afghan, SMASHED! Afghan gets into the position early, rocks back and waits for the ball to arrive. Sheldon serves it in his zone and Asghar launches it over mid-wicket. Muscled. AFG 208/5 in 38.2 Overs

  • 9:54 PM (IST)

    OUT!

    Roach removes Nabi for 2. Nabi holes out and the wheels for Afghanistan are coming off! This is a big wicket as Nabi is a very, very dangerous player. Roach strikes in the first over of his new spell. He bowls a slower one outside off, Nabi lofts it over covers. Afghanistan 201/5 in 37.4 overs

  • 9:44 PM (IST)

    OUT!

    Zadran run-out for 31. Two wickets in this over and this is a run out! The last thing Afghanistan would have wanted. The game has turned on its head. West Indies back on top again. This was just not needed. Very poor from Afghan. He works this with soft hands through mid-wicket and the batters take the first one quickly. Afghan wants a second but Zadran is not interested. AA sees that but still keeps going for it. Zadran eventually has to go for it. IT is too late till then. Hetmyer from the deep runs in, picks the ball up and throws it to Brathwaite who comes to the stumps at the non-striker's end from covers. He collects it and whips the bails off. The umpire gives it out on-field. Two new batsmen out there now. Afghanistan 194/4 in 35.5 overs

  • 9:42 PM (IST)

    FOUR!

    First ball and Asghar smashed if for the boundary. Gayle fires it in full and on middle, Afghan sweeps firmly and the square leg fielder fails to stop it. A boundary to open the account for Afghan.

  • 9:40 PM (IST)

    OUT!

    Chris Gayle removes Ikram Ali Khil for 86. Ikram Ali Khil has to go back! No century for the young man. But what a knock by him, truly showed his class and character. Gayle strikes here after bowling some really tidy overs. A flighted full off-spinner, on middle, Ali Khil tries to sweep but misses. He is rapped on the pads, they appeal and the finger goes up. Afghanistan 189/3 in 35.3 overs

  • 9:25 PM (IST)

    SIX!

    Carlos Brathwaite to Najibullah Zadran, BANG! That is straight as an arrow! That will surely release the pressure which was built in the last over. Full and on middle, Zadran extends his arms and lofts it over the long off fence. Brathwaite is leaking runs. AFG 173/2 in 32.1 Overs

     

  • 9:21 PM (IST)

    FOUR!

    Carlos Brathwaite to Najibullah Zadran, EDGE AND BOUNDARY! Slower ball and fuller in length outside off, Zadran swings but it goes off the outer half, past the dive of Thomas at short third man and into the fence.

     

  • 9:10 PM (IST)

    FOUR!

    Carlos Brathwaite to Ikram Ali Khil, EXCELLENT SHOT! This is good batting from the young man. Picks the shortish length outside off very early and puts it away via a pull shot to the deep mid-wicket fence. 150 comes up for Afghanistan!

     

     

     

     

  • 9:03 PM (IST)

    OUT!

    OUT! Brathwaite removes Rahmat for 62. Leading edge and taken! Rahmat Shah's charmed life comes to an end. Cottrell will be relieved man at the moment and this is a much-needed wicket for West Indies as they have broken the 133-run stand which was worrying them. Carlos bowls this on off, it is the slower one. Rahmat plants his front foot across and looks to flick but closes the face of the bat early. It goes off the leading edge towards cover where Gayle takes a good catch diving forward. Afghanistan 138/2 in 26.2 overs

  • 8:54 PM (IST)

    CATCH DROP!

    Probably the safest hands in the Windies squad Sheldon Cottrell has dropped the crucial catch of Rahmat Shah. AFG 129/1 in 24.1 Overs

  • 8:52 PM (IST)

    FOUR!

    Holder to Ikram Ali Khil, Spoils the over! Ends up begin a good one for Afghanistan. Ali Khil is on the charge! This is fuller and on the pads, Ikram works it through backward square leg and it races away to the fence.

     

     

     

  • 8:45 PM (IST)

    FOUR!

    Carlos Brathwaite to Rahmat Shah, CLASS! Afghanistan are chasing the total with the right intent. The Windies are under pressure here. On middle, Shah strokes it past mid on and the ball races to the fence.

     

  • 8:41 PM (IST)

    FOUR & FIFTY!

    Fabian Allen to Ikram Ali Khil, FOUR! Now gets to his fifty in style! Maiden ODI fifty for him. What a knock this has been. He has shown great character and has really fought hard there. A big score is on the offer here. He gets a freebie to get there. Short and on middle, Ali Khil goes back and pulls it hard through mid-wicket.

  • 8:34 PM (IST)

    FOUR and FIFTY!

    Fabian Allen to Rahmat Shah, Fifty for Rahmat Shah, his 15th in ODIs and first in the World Cup! Full and flighted on off, Rahmat drives it down through mid off for a run. It has been a fine knock so far from him but he needs to carry on if Afghanistan want to get a win.

  • 8:28 PM (IST)

    Nervous moment?

    This is a danger period for Rahmat Shah! His last four scores are 35, 24, 36 and 46. That suggests that Rahmat usually throws away his start at this time of his innings. He is on 38 at the moment.

  • 8:24 PM (IST)

  • 8:24 PM (IST)

    Drinks Break!

    Drinks break. So far so good from Afghanistan in this big run chase. After an early blow, they have recovered well through this partnership between Rahmat Shah and Ikram Ali Khil. West Indies have been quite inconsistent with their bowling and have not managed to create enough pressure. 232 needed off 198 balls and this match is still very much in the balance.

  • 8:20 PM (IST)

    Time for some spin! Fabian Allen to roll his arm now. He is the only genuine spinner in the XI for West Indies. In the last match against Sri Lanka, he did well to bowl an economical spell and then impressed one and all with his batting prowess. Can he provide the breakthrough here?

  • 8:14 PM (IST)

    Good running!

    Oshane Thomas to Rahmat Shah, Good running once more. A length ball outside off, Rahmat presses forward and drives it gently to the right of mid off. They scamper across for a single as the fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end.

  • 8:09 PM (IST)

    Nearly!

    Jason Holder to Ikram Ali Khil, Nearly edges it to the keeper! Slants across a short of a length ball outside off, Ali Khil attempts to dab it to third man but misses. 2 runs from Jason's first over.

  • 8:03 PM (IST)

    FOUR! Smashed!

    FOUR! Thomas to Rahmat, FOUR! What a shot! That's top class! Picked the length early there! This was fractionally short around off, Rahmat Shah stands tall and pulls it over the mid-wicket fielder and bags another boundary. AFG 60/1 in 12.3 overs

  • 7:56 PM (IST)

    FOUR! Cut across!

    Thomas to Rahmat, FOUR! How easily has he played that! Yes, it is a poor ball but still. Short and wide outside off, Shah waits for it, uses the pace of the bowler and guides it through cover-point. AFG 49/1 in 10.5 overs

  • 7:45 PM (IST)

    FOUR!

    Kemar Roach to Rahmat Shah, FOUR! Easy-peasy! A half volley on the pads and Shah flicks it through square leg for a boundary. Runs coming thick and fast for Afghanistan now.

  • 7:41 PM (IST)

    FOUR!

    Sheldon Cottrell to Rahmat Shah, FOUR! Ends the over with a boundary! 10 from the over, a good one for Afghanistan. Once again Sheldon opts for a straighter line. This time Shah works it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence. AFG 29/1 in 7.1 overs

  • 7:37 PM (IST)

    FOUR!

    Cottrell to Rahmat, FOUR! Classy! Slightly shorter and outside off this time. Shah waits for it and then guides it past point for a boundary. Welcome boundary. AFG 24/1 in 6.1 overs

  • 7:33 PM (IST)

    FOUR!

    Sheldon Cottrell to Ikram Ali Khil, FOUR! Nicely played! Cottrell fails to adjust to the left-hander. He drifts it on the pads. Ikram works it fine on the leg side and bags a boundary. AFG 16/1 in 5.2 overs

  • 7:27 PM (IST)

    Sheldon Cottrell to Ikram Ali Khil, Lovely delivery! This is fuller and around off, it shapes away. Ikram looks to defend but it goes off the outer half down to third man for one.

  • 7:21 PM (IST)

    Good fielding!

    Kemar Roach to Ikram Ali Khil, Good fielding! On the shorter side and on the body, Ikram pulls it towards fine leg. Cottrell runs to his right, dives and stops it. Saves two for his side.

  • 7:17 PM (IST)

    Naib back in the hut!

    Kemar Roach to Gulbadin Naib, OUT! CAUGHT! Roach has the last laugh and Naib falls. One short too many by him. It is on the fuller and around off, Naib looks to heave it over the leg side but it goes off the inner half straight to mid-wicket. Lewis makes no mistake. Bad start for Afghanistan and the perfect one for West Indies. Afghanistan 5/1 in 1.3 overs

  • 7:10 PM (IST)

    And we're back for the 312 Chase!

    And we're back for the chase! 312 on the board, Afghanistan have one last chance to end on a high! Sheldon Cottrell to bowl with the new ball. Rahmat Shah and Gulbadin Naib to open. Let's get started!

  • 6:57 PM (IST)

    Right then, one final chance for Afghanistan to get a consolation win in this World Cup. But they have a tall task in front of them. Can their batting step up and scale down this big target? Do join us in a short while to find out.

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  • 6:53 PM (IST)

    Those numbers though!

  • 6:41 PM (IST)

    14 runs in the last three balls, 111 in the last 10 overs and West Indies have ended up with a big total on the board! A strong batting show by them after losing Chris Gayle cheaply.

  • 6:39 PM (IST)

    FOUR!

    Windies ended the innings on a high note with a boundary as Gulbadin Naib drops the catch at the final ball of the innings. WI 311/6 in 50 overs

  • 6:37 PM (IST)

    SIX!

    A Carlos Braithwaite special, Over long off! Brute force that! Another slower one around off, Brathwaite picks it this time, waits for it and brings up 300 in style.

     

  • 6:35 PM (IST)

    OUT!

    Sayed Shirzad to Jason Holder, OUT! Two wickets of the first two balls! Holder is the man walking back now. Shirzad gets is first. It is another slower one on middle, Holder is a little early in the shot. He ends up dragging it up in the air towards square leg where Zadran takes a good catch running in. A top innings by the skipper as well. He has surely done his job.

     

  • 6:34 PM (IST)

    OUT!

    Sayed Shirzad to Jason Holder, OUT! A big mix-up and Pooran is run out! A dot to begin the last over. This is a slower one outside off, Holder swings but misses. Pooran charges to the other end but Holder is not interested. The keeper throws it back to the bowler who collects it and calmly takes the bails off at his end. End of another excellent knock by NP.

  • 6:29 PM (IST)

    SIX!

    Dawlat Zadran to Nicholas Pooran, This time Pooran was the man who cleared the boundary rope with brute power. WI 290/4 in 48.4 Overs

  • 6:27 PM (IST)

    SIX!

    Dawlat Zadran to Jason Holder, Bowler missed the yorker here and Holder does the damage here with 85m maximum.

  • 6:24 PM (IST)

    FIFTY!

    Nicholas Pooran slams his 2nd ODI half-century. He is a serious talent and he has shown that in this World Cup. West Indies 272/4 in 47.4 overs against Afghanistan

  • 6:21 PM (IST)

    SIX!

    Dawlat Zadran to Jason Holder, IN THE AIR and MAXIMUM IT IS! Another biggie for Windies skipper, That was hit really high but it was handsome too. A slower one on off, Holder picks it early, waits for it and drags it way over the mid-wicket fence. WI 265/4 in 46.5 Overs

  • 6:20 PM (IST)

    FOUR!

    Dawlat Zadran to Nicholas Pooran, HAMMERED! It was an off-cutter from the seamer but Pooran read it clearly to send it through the boundary ropes. WI 258/4 in 46.3 Overs 

  • 6:09 PM (IST)

    SIX!

    Mujeeb to Jason Holder, NAILED IT! A 98m maximum from Windies skipper, he has decided to attack the spinner now. WI 237/4 in 44.2 Overs

  • 6:08 PM (IST)

    SIX!

    Rashid Khan to Jason Holder, MASSIVE! Rashid Khan is feeling the pressure now as Windies skipper is taking the charge now.

  • 5:54 PM (IST)

    FOUR!

    Sayed Shirzad to Nicholas Pooran, SMASHED! Nicholas Pooran has timed it quite well as ball races towards the boundary rope. WI 206/4 in 40.3 Overs

  • 5:52 PM (IST)

    CATCH DROP!

    Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib dropped an important catch of Nicholas Pooran, which can turn costly for them. WI 201/4 in 40.1 Overs

  • 5:47 PM (IST)

    Appeal for LBW!

    Shirzad delivers it on a length around middle and off, straightening a bit, Holder sticks back to defend but misses. The bowler puts in a muted appeal before realizing that it's too high. WI 193/4 in 38.4 Overs

     

  • 5:40 PM (IST)

    OUT! Windies lose Hope!

    Mohammad Nabi to Shai Hope, OUT! CAUGHT! Nabi has the last laugh! Hope holes out! No ton for him today also.The change of angle does the trick for Nabi. After going for two boundaries, he comes from around the wicket. He firs this full and on middle, Hope looks to play the slog sweep, the risk is minimum as it is with the turn but he does not time it right. It goes straight to Rashid at deep mid-wicket who does not make a mistake. Once again the shot can be questioned as two boundaries had already been hit in this over and with 13 more overs to go, was it necessary to go for that shot?

  • 5:37 PM (IST)

    FOUR!

    Nabi to Hope, FOUR! Mistimed and misfield, costly runs for Afghanistan. That has gone through and a boundary to start Nabi's new spell. Short and outside off, Hope goes back and slaps it towards mid off. Afghan there runs to his right and dives but does not stop it.

  • 5:28 PM (IST)

    FOUR!

    Dawlat Zadran to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! Pooran continues from where he left off in the last game. Some shot to get off the mark. This is short and on the body, Pooran goes back and hammers the pull through mid-wicket for a boundary. A huge over, 13 from it but a wicket. WI 178/3 in 35 overs

  • 5:24 PM (IST)

    OUT! What A Catch!

    Dawlat Zadran to Shimron Hetmyer, OUT! Another excellent catch! Hetmyer looks to the heavens but in disappointment. He has thrown away yet another start. Just a needless stroke. They already had 9 from the over but Hetmyer got greedy, he took another risk to make this a huge one. He takes a few steps down the track and Zadran bangs it short. Hetmyer pulls but does not keep it down. It goes to the right of Noor Ali Zadran who takes a good catch diving to his right. West Indies 174/3 in 34.5 overs

  • 5:21 PM (IST)

    SIX! Maximum!

    Zadran to Hope, SIX! Stand and deliver! This is fuller and on off, Hope extends his arms and lofts it with ease over the long off fence for a biggie. WI 173/2 in 34.3 overs

  • 5:19 PM (IST)

    Rashid Khan to Shimron Hetmyer, A huge shout but the umpire is not interested! The leg spinner and on middle, Hetmyer goes back and looks to work it on the leg side. It hits the higher part of the pad, hits the keeper's glove and rolls towards fine leg for one. Leg bye signaled!

  • 5:07 PM (IST)

    300 on the cards?

    Sayed Shirzad to Shai Hope, Shorter and on the body, this is pulled through square leg for one. 150 up for West Indies. 300 is surely on the cards here.

  • 5:05 PM (IST)

    Appeal!

    * Appeal for a stumping has been referred upstairs! Has Hetmyer dragged his back foot outside the crease while trying to play the slog sweep? The replays show that it's inside the line comfortably.

    Mohammad Nabi to Shimron Hetmyer, NOT OUT! Hetmyer is well in! This is floated up outside off, Hetmyer once again looks to slog sweep it over mid-wicket. This time he misses. The keeper whips the bails off and appeals. The umpire takes it upstairs and replays show that Hetmyer is fine. Another expensive over by Nabi. 8 from it.

  • 5:02 PM (IST)

    Add a maximum to that fifty!

    Mohammad Nabi to Shimron Hetmyer, SIX! That is right off the middle and it sails into the stands. Hetmyer is taking Nabi to the cleaners here. Mohammad tosses it up on middle, Hetmyer brings the slog sweep out and clears the mid-wicket fence.WI 147/2 in  29.3 overs

  • 5:00 PM (IST)

    FIFTY!

    Mohammad Nabi to Shai Hope, Fifty for Hope, his 13th in ODIs! Good to see him back amongst the runs. He would look to bat throughout and he would love to get a big one here. He gets there by easing this one down to long on and getting to the other end.

  • 4:59 PM (IST)

    It's raining fours!

    Shirzad to Hetmyer, FOUR! It's raining boundaries here in Leeds and Hetmyer is not stopping!  Short and on the body with fine leg up, Hetmyer helps it past that fielder and the ball races away to the fence.

  • 4:53 PM (IST)

    Back to Back!

    Mohammad Nabi to Shimron Hetmyer, FOUR! Dealing in boundaries is Hetmyer. Through covers this time. Another flighted ball on off, Hetmyer stays leg side of the delivery and hits it through covers. No stopping those.

  • 4:50 PM (IST)

    FOUR! Whacked!

    Nabi to Hetmyer, FOUR! Blasted down the ground! Hetmyer has come out all guns blazing here! If it is in his arc, he will go for it. This is tossed up on middle, it is fuller. Hetmyer smashes it over mid on and one bounce over the long on fence.

  • 4:48 PM (IST)

    FOUR! Rashid can just watch it go!

    Rashid to Hope, FOUR! Releases all the pressure that was building! This is shorter and outside off, Hope goes back and cuts it past backward point for a boundary. WI 121/2 in 27.4 overs

  • 4:46 PM (IST)

    SIX! Smashed!

    Nabi to Shemron Hetmyer! SIX! That has been smacked over long on! Hetmyer has dismissed this one! Flighted delivery but it's too full and wide outside off, Shimron latches onto it and smashes it over long off for a biggie. If it's there to be hit, he will always go for it, doesn't matter if he has just come out to bat or not.

  • 4:43 PM (IST)

    OUT! Rashid gets his first!

    Rashid Khan to Evin Lewis, OUT! In the air... and that is a very, very good catch by Nabi. Rashid is ecstatic and the dangerous Lewis departs! Rashid looks up to the heavens in delight, just shows how much that wicket means to him. A much-needed wicket for Afghanistan as they have broken the 88-run stand. Not the best of deliveries to get out to though. It is short and on middle, Lewis looks to pull but ends miscuing it towards wide long on. Nabi there runs across and then forward and takes it nicely. Lewis fails to make the most of the start he got. West Indies 109/2 in 24.5 overs

  • 4:39 PM (IST)

    FOUR! Another one!

    Rashid to Hope, FOUR! Over the covers! This is right off the middle! A poor ball, it is short and on middle, Hope goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket. WI 108/1 in 24.2 overs

  • 4:38 PM (IST)

    FOUR!

    Rashid to Hope, FOUR! Windies won't mind though. Shorter and outside off, Hope looks to punch it off the back foot but it goes off the outside edge and through short third man for a boundary. WI 104/1 in 24.1 overs

  • 4:32 PM (IST)

    FOUR! Welcome Rashid!

    Rashid Khan to Evin Lewis, FOUR! A welcome boundary for West Indies! It was nicely played in the end! It is very full on the pads, Lewis initially looks to sweep but then stands and just guides it through backward point for a boundary.

  • 4:26 PM (IST)

  • 4:25 PM (IST)

    FIFTY!

    Rashid Khan to Evin Lewis, Fifty for Lewis! 5th ODI fifty for him. A good comeback in the side but one would believe this innings has come a little too late. He gets there by driving this through covers for one.

  • 4:14 PM (IST)

    DRINKS BREAK!

    Drinks break. Steady going for West Indies after losing Chris Gayle early. Shai Hope was given a reprieve on 5 and he along with Evin Lewis are amidst a 57-run stand. Lewis has played some extraordinary shots in his knock of 48 so far and is looking in fine form.

  • 4:10 PM (IST)

    Pressure is back on!

    Mohammad Nabi to Evin Lewis, OHH! This is flatter and just outside off, it drifts back in. Lewis looks to punch it on the off side but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler.

  • 4:03 PM (IST)

    SIX! Lewis is not holding back!

    Nabi to Lewis, SIX! Shai Hope gets into the act now! He comes down the track, gets to the pitch of it and lofts it over the bowler's head for a biggie. The 50-run stand is up in style. It has steadied the ship after they lost Gayle early. WI 72/1 14.1 overs

  • 4:01 PM (IST)

    SIX! Smashed away!

    Naib to Lewis, SIX! He has just walloped that! A short one and it won't be troubling Lewis at Naib's pace. Lewis goes back and hammers it over the mid-wicket fence. 10 from the last two balls.

  • 4:00 PM (IST)

    FOUR! The long awaited boundary comes!

    Naib to Lewis, FOUR! Finds the gap this time! Fuller and on off, Lewis hits it through extra cover, past the mid off fielder and into the fence. WI 59/1 in 13.4 overs

  • 3:58 PM (IST)

    Ooooh!

    Sayed Shirzad to Shai Hope, BEATEN! A slower one outside off, Hope is foxed by the lack of pace. He looks to push at it but is early in his attempt, gets beaten.

  • 3:54 PM (IST)

    Misfield!

    Gulbadin Naib to Evin Lewis, Another misfield! Rashid Khan it is! Not had a good day in the field till now. This is pushed through covers and the batters take the first one quickly. Rashid gets to the ball quickly to stop the second but he takes his eyes off at the very end and lets it through. The second becomes easy.

  • 3:49 PM (IST)

    Windies slowing down!

    Dawlat Zadran to Evin Lewis, Slower one and it is on the shorter side, comes off slower from the surface. Lewis looks to pull but misses and is hit on the tummy. He was way too early into the shot. 5 dots in the over so far. WI 47/1 in 11 overs

  • 3:41 PM (IST)

    An appeal!

    Dawlat Zadran to Evin Lewis, An appeal but not given! This is down the leg side, Lewis looks to flick but misses. The ball hits the pads and goes low towards the keeper. He dives to his right and takes it.

  • 3:38 PM (IST)

    SIX! Lewis goes big!

    Sayed Shirzad to Evin Lewis, SIX! Into the crowd! First biggie of the game! This is a delivery which Lewis would hit all day. Short and on the pads, Lewis pulls it high and handsome over the backward square leg fence. The new bowler is under pressure. WI 43/1 in 8.5 overs

  • 3:25 PM (IST)

    Hope off the mark!

    Dawlat Zadran to Shai Hope, FOUR! Poor ball to the new batter! This is down the leg side, a freebie for Hope to get off the mark. He flicks it to the fine leg fence. WI 25/1 in 5.5 overs

    * Shai Hope is the new man in!

  • 3:22 PM (IST)

    OUT! The Universe Boss departs!

    Zadran to Gayle, OUT! The big man departs in his final appearance for Windies in the World Cup. Not the way he would have wanted. Gayle fails to make an impact. Gayle makes room and goes down on one knee. Dawlat bowls it full and wide outside off, it was there to be hit but as Gayle made a lot of room. He had to reach out for it. It goes off the outside edge and straight into the mitts of the keeper. Early wicket for Afghanistan, just the start they would have wanted. West Indies 21/1 in 5.3 overs

  • 3:17 PM (IST)

    FOUR!

    Mujeeb to Lewis, FOUR! In the gap, shorter boundary on that side and a boundary! Short and outside off, Lewis goes back and slaps it through cover-point and the ball races away to the fence. WI 19/0 in 4.2 overs

  • 3:15 PM (IST)

    FOUR! Straight down the ground!

    Zadran to Gayle, FOUR! Back of a length delivery outside off, Gayle keeps his weight on the back foot and smashes it past his partner at the other end for a boundary down to long off, first from his bat. WI 15/0 in 3.3 overs

  • 3:10 PM (IST)

    FOUR! Whacked Away!

    Mujeeb to Lewis, FOUR! Better this time! Mujeeb goes short and wide outside off, Lewis camps back and whacks it through the gap at covers for a boundary. WI 11/0 in 2.5 overs

  • 3:04 PM (IST)

    Dawlat Zadran takes the ball from the other end.

  • 3:03 PM (IST)

    1 run of the first over, as Gayle pushes the final ball of the over towards mid-on. Good start from Mujeeb ur Rahman. West Indies 1/0 in 1 over.

  • 3:00 PM (IST)

    Chris Gayle set to play his final World Cup innings for the West Indies.

  • 2:54 PM (IST)

    The players are out for the national anthems.

  • 2:39 PM (IST)

    Playing XI:

    West Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach

    Afghanistan (Playing XI): Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib(c), Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shinwari, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Sayed Shirzad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

  • 2:37 PM (IST)

    TOSS! West Indies win toss, opt to bat against Afghanistan in Leeds. Two changes for the West Indies - Kemar Roach and Evin Lewis return in place of Sunil Ambris and Shannon Gabriel.

     

  • 2:23 PM (IST)

    Today will mark the final appearance of Chris Gayle for the West Indies in the World Cups. It may not have been the best of the tournaments for the 'Universe Boss', but he can end the tournament on a high. Gayle is 47 runs behind Brian Lara to become the highest scorer for West Indies in the World Cup. Can he break the record?

  • 2:15 PM (IST)

    Brief Preview: Mujeeb ur Rahman, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi -- have lived up to their reputation with consistent performances throughout the tournament for Afghanistan but the fast bowlers and the batting unit have failed to contribute significantly to the team's cause - a main reason for their dismal performance so far. West Indies, meanwhile, have faced issues with building partnerships, and skipper Jason Holder will look to inspire his team to play with full intensity in their final game and end what has been a disappointing tournament on a high. 

  • 2:08 PM (IST)

    Hello and welcome to our Live Blog of Match 42 of the 2019 World Cup between Afghanistan and West Indies at Headingley.

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