Spirited Afghanistan Upsets Former Champions West Indies at World T20214 views
NAGPUR — Spirited Afghanistan upset former champions West Indies at the World Twenty20 with a thrilling six-run victory in their last Group 1 match on Sunday.
Afghanistan’s four-pronged spin attack led by 17-year-old Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi, who returned identical figures of 2-26, restricted the West Indies to 117-8 on a turning wicket after Najibullah Zadran’s 48 off 40 balls earlier anchored them to 123-7.
Despite the defeat, West Indies topped Group 1 on a superior net run-rate than England as both teams finished on six points with one defeat and three victories. West Indies will take on the winner of the India vs. Australia match in the second semifinal at Mumbai next Thursday.
Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad, Usman Ghani, Asghar Stanikzai (captain), Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Amir Hamza, Hamid Hassan.
West Indies: Johnson Charles, Evin Lewis, Marlon Samuels, Andre Fletcher, Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy (captain), Carlos Brathwaite, Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn.