World Cup 2019: West Indies beat Afghanistan by 23 runs

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World Cup 2019: West Indies beat Afghanistan by 23 runs

Leeds (Web Desk): West Indies on Thursday beat Afghanistan by 23 runs in the World Cup 2019 match at Headingley.


West Indies won the toss and opted to bat first against Afghanistan and posted 312 runs in 50 overs. Bats Shai Hope scored 77 runs while Nicholas Pooran contributed 58 runs; Dawlat Zadran took 2 wickets.

Afghanistan, in response Chasing the target, Afghanistan were able to score 288 runs in 50 overs as Ikam Ali Khil scored 86 runs while Rahmat Shah scored 62 runs.

Carlos Braithwaite took 4 wickets while Kemar Roach sent three players to the pavilion; gayle took one wicket.

Both Afghanistan and West Indies have been eliminated from the World Cup.

Teams

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

Afghanistan: Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib (c), Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shinwari, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Sayed Shirzad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman