Afghanistan defeats West Indies in Super Sixes of ICC World Cup Qualifiers
By Khaama Press - Thu Mar 15 2018, 7:12 pm
The Afghan team qualified for the Super Sixes with a higher run rate in Group B by having a higher rate as compared to Nepal and Hong Kong.
Played in Harare in Zimbabwe, the West Indies national team won the toss for today’s match and elected to bat first.
West Indies set a target of 198 runs from 50 overs by losing 8 wicket with Mujeeb Ur Rahman taking 3 wickets with Mohammad Nabi who took 2 wickets.
Sharafuddin Ashraf and Rashid Khan also took one wicket each to restrict the West Indies batsmen to 197 runs.
Despite losing the opening batsmen in the initial overs of the game, it was Rahmat Shah and Samiullah Shinwari whose partnership helped the Afghan team to create a run chasing momentum.
Rahmat Shah scored 68 runs while Shinwari scored 27 runs to help lift the Afghan team as other batsmen in the middle order also contributed well to chase the target.
The Afghan team chased the given target by losing 7 wickets with 14 balls remaining.