Windies pick up second win as Afghanistan finish winless
The target always seemed away from the reach from the reach of Afghanistan, but Ikram and Rahmat brought it closer with their 133-run partnership – the highest for the side this World Cup. Once both the set batsmen – and later their best batsman Najibullah Zadran – fell, it was curtains for them.
Batsmen from either side provided a glimpse of the promising future, but it also left Afghanistan and West Indies wondering what might have been had they got their act together when it really mattered.
Highlights of the ICC Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and West Indies from Leeds.
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AFGHANISTAN: Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib (capt), Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shinwari, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Sayed Shirzad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
WINDIES: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder (capt), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach
Venue: Headingley, Leeds
Series: World Cup 2019
Toss: West Indies , elected to bat first
Player Of The Match: Shai Hope
Match days: 4 July 2019
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney, Nigel Llong
TV Umpires: Ian Gould
Reserve Umpire: Paul Wilson
Match Referee: Chris Broad
Points: West Indies 2, Afghanistan 0