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Afghanistan Vs West Indies, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Highlights - As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: July 5, 2019, 12:49 PM IST

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Match 42 ODI, Headingley, Leeds, 04 July, 2019

West Indies

311/6

(50.0) RR 6.22

v/s
Afghanistan

288/10

(50.0) RR 5.76

West Indies beat Afghanistan by 23 runs

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  • 22:55 (IST)

    And OUT! Fabian Allen picks up a blinder of a catch on the last ball of the innings. West Indies have won by 23 runs here, as Sayed Shirzad is dismissed for 25-runs. What an end to the West Indies campaign. They win by 23 runs, and cap off their campaign in the ICC World Cup 2019. That's a wrap!

  • 22:44 (IST)

    FOUR! Mujeeb is not giving up hope here, and hits Oshane Thomas for a boundary through the mid-on region. Seven runs come off the over, and Afghanistan are 275/9 after 48 overs.

  • 22:41 (IST)

    OUT! Rashid Khan is gone, and Afghanistan look like they are going to complete the World Cup without a single victory to their name. That would be a pity for a team with so much spirit. Afghanistan need 44 runs to win off the last 18 balls, with one wicket remaining.

  • 22:32 (IST)

    OUT! Dawlat Zadran is caught in the deep by Sheldon Cottrell off the bowling of Brathwaite. This, just after Rashid Khan swings and swings hard, hitting Brathwaite for a six through the mid off region. Fortunes change in the blink of an eye. Afghanistan are 255/8.

  • 22:29 (IST)

    OUT! Brilliant catch from a composed Jason Holder at the boundary rope means that the dangerous Asghar Afghan is dismissed for 40 off 32 balls. Afghanistan's hopes have also dwindled significantly after that dismissal.

  • 22:19 (IST)

    Afghanistan need 83 runs off the last eight overs. Technically still an achievable score, but when wickets are tumbling, it's tough not to risk losing even more while trying to hit out. Asghar Afghan however, brings the deficit down with two consecutive boundaries off Jason Holder's bowling. And now, by the end of this post, the deficit is even further down. At the end of 43 overs, Afghanistan need 71 runs to win off 42 balls.

  • 22:13 (IST)

    OUT! Samiullah Shenwari, as is the case with so many batsmen at this stage, is dismissed while trying to hit out on Kemar Roach's bowling. He goes for six, and Afghanistan have lost six here. The perils of losing wickets in a bunch.

  • 21:58 (IST)

    SIX! Asghar Afghan tries to keep the tempo going, and hits a slower ball from Cottrell for a six. He follows it up with a cut from the point region for a four. Afghanistan need that and more to have any hope of getting back into the match.

  • 21:54 (IST)

    Nabi goes! He has no choice but to go for the big shots, and is caught by Roach off the bowling of Allen for just two runs. Afghanistan have lost half their side here in no time, and the slide continues.

  • 21:44 (IST)

    OUT! What are Afghanistan doing here?! Najibulah Zadran is forced to go for two runs by his captain Asghar Afghan, but he doesn't make the ground, and is comfortable short. He's gone as well, and there are now two new batsmen at the crease. 194/4! How quickly have things turned.

  • 21:41 (IST)

    OUT! Well well well, it's Gayle who gets the big wicket of Ikram Ali Khil, who makes 86 off 93 balls. In trying to sweep the ball, he is trapped in front of the stumps and even after he takes the review, the third umpire stays with the decision. Big blow, Afghanistan are 189/3!

  • 21:16 (IST)

    Gayle is so close to picking up a wicket here, but the wicketkeeper Hope has fumbled it, and the ball left his gloves before he could execute his stumping. Ikram gets a reprieve! Will West Indies rue that chance? It's 155/2 after 30 overs.

  • 21:12 (IST)

    Najibullah Zadran has gotten off to a quite a handy start here, he is not sitting back and waiting for things to happen, and has already picked up a run-a-ball 10 runs. And Ikram punished Brathwaite from the mid-wicket region for a boundary! That was a good 29th over, 154-2 reads the score, as eight runs came from it.

  • 21:04 (IST)

    GONE! Rahmat Shah is finally dismissed for 62 off 78 balls, and guess who takes the catch at cover off Brathwaite's bowling? It's Gayle! And he follows it up with a few push-ups for good measure. What a character!

  • 20:39 (IST)

    West Indies need a wicket here as both Rahmat and Ikram are moving along nicely. Ikram is going after Allen as he slaps him past sweeper cover for another boundary. He then got another boundary through the leg side and brought up his maiden fifty. They will have to build some pressure on these two batsmen by bowling some quiet overs. Afghanistan are 109 for 1 in 21 overs.

  • 20:33 (IST)

    Holder drops one short and Rahmat pulls it towards deep square leg for four. Ikram then came down the wicket and lofted Allen towards long off for four. 22 runs have come in the last two overs and Rahmat also completed his fifty. Both Rahmat and Ikram are well set now and at least one of these two will have to get that big score. End of 19 overs, Afghanistan are 100 for 1. 

22:55 (IST)

And OUT! Fabian Allen picks up a blinder of a catch on the last ball of the innings. West Indies have won by 23 runs here, as Sayed Shirzad is dismissed for 25-runs. What an end to the West Indies campaign. They win by 23 runs, and cap off their campaign in the ICC World Cup 2019. That's a wrap!

22:51 (IST)

A flurry of sixes being seen here towards the end! Afghanistan, all said and done have provided bounteous entertainment to all the supporters through the tournament!

22:44 (IST)

FOUR! Mujeeb is not giving up hope here, and hits Oshane Thomas for a boundary through the mid-on region. Seven runs come off the over, and Afghanistan are 275/9 after 48 overs.

22:41 (IST)

OUT! Rashid Khan is gone, and Afghanistan look like they are going to complete the World Cup without a single victory to their name. That would be a pity for a team with so much spirit. Afghanistan need 44 runs to win off the last 18 balls, with one wicket remaining.

22:32 (IST)

OUT! Dawlat Zadran is caught in the deep by Sheldon Cottrell off the bowling of Brathwaite. This, just after Rashid Khan swings and swings hard, hitting Brathwaite for a six through the mid off region. Fortunes change in the blink of an eye. Afghanistan are 255/8.

22:29 (IST)

OUT! Brilliant catch from a composed Jason Holder at the boundary rope means that the dangerous Asghar Afghan is dismissed for 40 off 32 balls. Afghanistan's hopes have also dwindled significantly after that dismissal.

22:24 (IST)

Kemar Roach finishes an outstanding spell and concludes with figures of 10 overs, 37 runs and three wickets. Afghanistan need 68 runs from 36 balls. They really have nothing to lose here.

22:19 (IST)

Afghanistan need 83 runs off the last eight overs. Technically still an achievable score, but when wickets are tumbling, it's tough not to risk losing even more while trying to hit out. Asghar Afghan however, brings the deficit down with two consecutive boundaries off Jason Holder's bowling. And now, by the end of this post, the deficit is even further down. At the end of 43 overs, Afghanistan need 71 runs to win off 42 balls.

22:13 (IST)

OUT! Samiullah Shenwari, as is the case with so many batsmen at this stage, is dismissed while trying to hit out on Kemar Roach's bowling. He goes for six, and Afghanistan have lost six here. The perils of losing wickets in a bunch.

22:10 (IST)

226/5 at the end of 41 overs. The Afghan batsmen must decide which bowler they want to target and then back their abilities to go after him. That's the only way they could hope to get near the score. A crucial few overs are remaining!

22:04 (IST)

Afghanistan is showing some real urgency in the run-chase here. At the end of 40 overs, the score reads 220/5. A huge last ten overs awaits us here!

21:58 (IST)

SIX! Asghar Afghan tries to keep the tempo going, and hits a slower ball from Cottrell for a six. He follows it up with a cut from the point region for a four. Afghanistan need that and more to have any hope of getting back into the match.

21:54 (IST)

Nabi goes! He has no choice but to go for the big shots, and is caught by Roach off the bowling of Allen for just two runs. Afghanistan have lost half their side here in no time, and the slide continues.

21:53 (IST)

Afghanistan are still trying to run hard between the wickets and maintain the run-rate, but those two wickets in the middle have been like a sucker punch to their plans. Completely brought upon to them by themselves. 

21:44 (IST)

OUT! What are Afghanistan doing here?! Najibulah Zadran is forced to go for two runs by his captain Asghar Afghan, but he doesn't make the ground, and is comfortable short. He's gone as well, and there are now two new batsmen at the crease. 194/4! How quickly have things turned.

21:41 (IST)

OUT! Well well well, it's Gayle who gets the big wicket of Ikram Ali Khil, who makes 86 off 93 balls. In trying to sweep the ball, he is trapped in front of the stumps and even after he takes the review, the third umpire stays with the decision. Big blow, Afghanistan are 189/3!

21:37 (IST)

A good over Cottrell to pull things back here, as only five runs are conceded off it, helping to stem the flow of runs. At the end of 35 overs, the score reads 187/2. West Indies need more of the same!

21:31 (IST)

The score is 182/2 in 34 overs, and the Afghans are still not scoring at the required run-rate. What they are doing well though, is keeping within touching distance of it, and that will only hold them in good stead till the final overs.

21:28 (IST)

Gayle is throwing darts at the batsman, and his overs are going a long way in rushing the duo of Ikram and Najibullah through their shots. Brathwaite is now tonked for a beautiful six over long-off in the very next over by Ikram! Perfectly struck, perfectly timed. There are a few misfields by the West Indies fielders, not a good sign considering the Afghans are growing in confidence. The score is 180/2 after 33 overs.

21:21 (IST)

FOUR! A despairing dive from Oshane Thomas cannot prevent the ball from sneaking away down third man for a boundary. A good over spoilt by a four, Afghanistan will take that. It's 164/2 after 31 overs.

21:16 (IST)

Gayle is so close to picking up a wicket here, but the wicketkeeper Hope has fumbled it, and the ball left his gloves before he could execute his stumping. Ikram gets a reprieve! Will West Indies rue that chance? It's 155/2 after 30 overs.

21:12 (IST)

Najibullah Zadran has gotten off to a quite a handy start here, he is not sitting back and waiting for things to happen, and has already picked up a run-a-ball 10 runs. And Ikram punished Brathwaite from the mid-wicket region for a boundary! That was a good 29th over, 154-2 reads the score, as eight runs came from it.

21:06 (IST)

139/2 after 27 overs. Right. West Indies needed that breakthrough, as the Afghan pair looked set. Gayle is back into the attack, can he do it with the ball after contributing in the field?

21:04 (IST)

GONE! Rahmat Shah is finally dismissed for 62 off 78 balls, and guess who takes the catch at cover off Brathwaite's bowling? It's Gayle! And he follows it up with a few push-ups for good measure. What a character!

21:01 (IST)

With all options for West Indies coming up short, Jason Holder turns to Chris Gayle to provide him with the breakthrough. The Afghan duo must be careful of not succumbing to the temptation of hitting him out of the park. Sensible from the pair so far. 138/1 at the end of 26 overs.

20:55 (IST)

DROPPED! Can you believe it? It's Cottrell! One of the best fielders of this tournament! Rahmat wanted to go down the ground but ended up mistiming it towards long where Cottrell made a mess of a simple catch. Rahmat also survived a close run out call. 25 done, Afghanistan are 132 for 1.

20:47 (IST)

Mid on up and Ikram gets enough meat on this one to get a boundary straight down the ground. Carlos Brathwaite then comes into the attack and Rahmat greets him with a drive down the ground. The two are getting a move on and West Indies need to break this partnership. 23 done, Afghanistan are 122 for 1.

20:39 (IST)

West Indies need a wicket here as both Rahmat and Ikram are moving along nicely. Ikram is going after Allen as he slaps him past sweeper cover for another boundary. He then got another boundary through the leg side and brought up his maiden fifty. They will have to build some pressure on these two batsmen by bowling some quiet overs. Afghanistan are 109 for 1 in 21 overs.

20:33 (IST)

Holder drops one short and Rahmat pulls it towards deep square leg for four. Ikram then came down the wicket and lofted Allen towards long off for four. 22 runs have come in the last two overs and Rahmat also completed his fifty. Both Rahmat and Ikram are well set now and at least one of these two will have to get that big score. End of 19 overs, Afghanistan are 100 for 1. 

20:20 (IST)

Time for some spin as Fabian Allen comes into the attack and almost gets rid of Ikram. The wicketkeeper-batsman mistimes a heave that just goes over the mid-off fielder. 17 done, they are 80 for 1.

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Afghanistan Vs West Indies, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Highlights - As It Happened

Afghanistan Vs West Indies, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 ODI Match at Headingley Latest Updates: And OUT! Fabian Allen picks up a blinder of a catch on the last ball of the innings. West Indies have won by 23 runs here, as Sayed Shirzad is dismissed for 25-runs. What an end to the West Indies campaign. They win by 23 runs, and cap off their campaign in the ICC World Cup 2019. That's a wrap!

Afghanistan Vs West Indies in the ICC World Cup 2019 on July 4 (Thursday) will be broadcast on the Star Sports network and Live streaming will be available on Hotstar. The match will be played at Headingley, in Leeds and will begin at 1500 HRS IST. You can also follow all the action on our live blog. (AFG vs WI).

PREVIEW: Unable to register even a single win in the ongoing World Cup so far, Afghanistan would aim to end tournament on a high when they face West Indies in their final group stage encounter at Headingley on Thursday.

The Afghanistan team came close to defeat India and Pakistan in their last two matches. However, their inability to cash-in on the crucial junctures of the game denied them with the opportunity of causing what would have been the biggest upsets in this edition of the World Cup.

While the spinners -- Mujeeb ur Rahman, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi -- have lived up to their reputation with consistent performances throughout the tournament, 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.

However, against West Indies, they will feel confident as they have beaten them thrice in four completed matches.

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.

Despite some good individual performances, Windies have failed to put up a significant total due to the lack of partnerships. That's why 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.

Squads:

Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (c), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah (wk), Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ikram Ali Khil

West Indies: Jason Holder (c), Chris Gayle, Kemar Roach, Darren Bravo, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope (wk), Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Shannon Gabriel, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Shimron Hetmyer, Fabian Allen, Oshane Thomas, Nicholas Pooran

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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