Afghanistan beat West Indies by six runs in World T20

 27 Mar 2016 - 16:34

Afghanistan beat West Indies by six runs in World T20
Afghanistan's players led by Mohammad Shahzad (C) celebrate after winning the World T20 cricket tournament match against West Indies at The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on March 27, 2016. (AFP / Punit Paranjpe)

 

Afghanistan held their nerve to beat West Indies by six runs in a World Twenty20 Super 10 stage match in Nagpur on Sunday to register their first win in Group One and ruin their opponents' 100 percent record.

West Indies opted to field as Afghanistan rode an unbeaten 48 off 40 balls by Najibullah Zadran to post 123-7 and their bowlers then saw the team home, with off-spinner Mohammad Nabi and leg-spinner Rashid Khan taking two wickets each.

Scoreboard

Afghanistan

Mohammad Shahzad c Benn b Badree 24

Usman Ghani b Badree 4

Asghar Stanikzai c Bravo b Badree 16

Gulbadin Naib c Bravo b Sammy 8

Samiullah Shenwari c Sammy b Benn 1

Najibullah Zadran not out 48

Mohammad Nabi c Samuels b Russell 9

Shafiqullah Shafiq c Fletcher b Russell 4

Rashid Khan not out 6

Extras (lb 2, w1) 3

Total (7 wickets, 20 overs) 123

Did not bat: Amir Hamza, Hamid Hassan

Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Ghani), 2-33(Shahzad), 3-50 (Stanikzai), 4-52 (Shenwari), 5-56 (Naib), 6-90 (Nabi), 7-103 (Shafiq)

Bowling: Russell 4-0-23-2, Badree 4-0-14-3, Brathwaite 2-0-21-0, Benn 4-0-18-1, Bravo 4-0-28-0, Sammy 2-0-17-1

West Indies

Johnson Charles b Hassan 22

Evin Lewis c Khan b Hamza 0

Andre Fletcher not out 11

Marlon Samuels b Khan 5

Denesh Ramdin st Shahzad b Khan 18

Dwayne Bravo lbw b Nabi 28

Andre Russell run out 7

Darren Sammy c Shenwari b Naib 6

Carlos Braithwaite c Zadran b Nabi 13

Samuel Badree not out 2

Extras (lb 1, w 2, nb 2) 5

Total (8 wickets; 20 overs) 117

Did not bat: Sulieman Benn

Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Lewis), 2-33 (Charles), 2-34 (Fletcher rtd not out), 3-38 (Samuels), 4-79 (Bravo), 5-89 (Ramdin), 6-98 (Russell), 7-107 (Sammy), 8-114 (Braithwaite)

Bowling: Hamza 4-0-9-1, Nabi 4-0-26-2, Hassan 2.4-0-19-1, Khan 4-0-26-2, Shenwari 4-0-22-0, Naib 1.2-0-14-1

Result: Afghanistan won by six runs

Toss: West Indies

Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Bruce Oxenford (AUS)

TV umpire: Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)

Reserve umpire: Ian Gould (ENG)

Reuters / AFP