Here comes the 18th Super 10 match of this World T20 2016 tournament which is been played between Afghanistan and West Indies. This competition is soon coming to an end and very soon, we’ll get to the conclusion of this competition. Meanwhile, let’s see who takes victory in this match! Scroll down to find out.
In this match, West Indies won the toss and elected to field first. Well, maybe this time Afghanistan can show up themselves in the game. They have to score some big target to put West Indies under pressure. They’re already in the Semis, but still Afghanistan should work hard. Well, Only 3 batsmen in Afghanistan scored more than 10 runs. It was Najibullah Zadran who played fabulous knock of 48 runs to cross the 100 runs milestone for Afghanistan to make it defendable. Otherwise, West Indies can chase it quiet comfortably if they’re under 100. Well, in the end with 7 wickets down, Afghanistan gave the target of 124 to West Indies. It seems just nothing and very comfortably West Indies can reach it because they’re in good form. Let’s see how it goes for them.
Afghanistan’s Fall of Wickets: 8-1 (Usman Ghani, 1.5 ov), 33-2 (Mohammad Shahzad, 5.6 ov), 50-3 (Asghar Stanikzai, 9.3 ov),52-4 (Samiullah Shenwari, 10.2 ov), 56-5 (Gulbadin Naib, 11.5 ov), 90-6 (Mohammad Nabi, 16.3 ov), 103-7 (Shafiqullah, 18.1 ov)
In the 2nd innings, West Indies took a good start with Johnson Charles, but lost the 1st wicket of Evin Lewis earlier. Their game have been quiet slower than what we’ve witnessed before. They’ve played a good game but none of their batsmen scored 30 or 30+. Afghanistan were all prepared to defend their low-total. West Indies is been in quiet a low form in this match. But that doesn’t hurt their reach in the semi-finals. But still it was surprised to see that Afghanistan well-defended their total and took victory in the end by 6 runs. It’s been a good game for them! In fact, their first win in this big competition. Congratulations to Afghanistan cricket team for their first win in this tournament. Well defended! WOW!
West Indies Fall of Wickets: 17-2 (Lewis, 2.3 ov), 33-2 (Charles, 5.3 ov), 34*-2 (Fletcher, retired not out, 5.6 ov), 38-3 (Samuels, 6.2 ov), 79-4 (Bravo, 13.6 ov), 89-5 (Ramdin, 15.6 ov), 98-6 (Russell, 17.3 ov), 107-7 (Sammy, 18.4 ov),114-8 (Brathwaite, 19.3 ov)
So, it’s been a good defending by Afghanistan and West Indies cricket team fans must be astonished about this one. It couldn’t be said that West Indies won’t perform in the semi-final because they’ve already won previous matches against the world class teams. Well, best of luck to Afghanistan for the next time if they can reach to the semi-finals. Much expectations! They can improve.
What do you say about Afghanistan’s victory against West Indies? Do you think that West Indies loosen themselves to give victory to Afghanistan? Share your thoughts!
Don’t forget to check out the previous match of the tournament: World T20 2016: 29th Match (Super 10), England vs Sri Lanka [Summary]
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