Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Centre

Commentator: Shashank Kishore

That's that from the commentary desk. Do join us tomorrow for more from the World Cup qualifiers. This is Shashank Kishore signing out. Do look out out for Akshay Gopalakrishnan's match bulletin.

Rashid Khan: Feeling happy. We didn't play well in the first round, but it's good to come back and start with a win. The bowlers did superbly to restrict a big team. It was nervous as the chase went on, we lost our way much like we did in the first round. I wanted to keep playing till the end, bat through. We knew we'd win if we did that.

Jason Holder: Credit to them, we let ourselves down. 230 would've been a good total. Later in the field, we were sloppy. With the bat, we had wickets in hand, a solid foundation but couldn't launch. We have to regroup and come back against Zimbabwe.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is Player of the Match for his figures of 3 for 33. "This victory is to our people," he says through a translator. "I have no problem bowling with the new ball. I bowl with the new ball at training too, so I'm used to bowling in the powerplay. Nabi and Rashid have always supported me, the support of the senior players has been fantastic."

Jeevan Sanjay: "It is going to get tougher from here on out for West Indies! They will be facing Zimbabwe and Scotland in the coming days! If they lose even one of them, they would have to rely on other teams performing poorly to qualify."

A little closer than Afghanistan would've liked, but they'll take two points. They were cruising, but once again made it difficult for themselves with the loss of Rahmat. But the lower order held their nerve. On their part, West Indies were poor on the field, dropping two catches and missing a run-out.

Afghanistan nearly bottled what should have been a straightforward chase of 198, but the insurance provided by the brilliance of their spinners from earlier in the day just about bailed them out.

47.4
4
Paul to Sharafuddin Ashraf, FOUR runs, those are the winning runs. Afghanistan live to fight another day. West Indies, unbeaten until today, have been brought to their knees. This should give Afghanistan so much confidence, such a big boost. That's one out of three. Nervy alright, but they still got the job done in the end. The man to thank with the bat: Rahmat Shah.
47.3
2
Paul to Sharafuddin Ashraf, 2 runs, swivels back and pulls to deep square leg, back for the second comfortably
47.1
0
Paul to Sharafuddin Ashraf, no run, right into the blockhole, honing in towards the base of leg stump, somehow kept out

END OF OVER:
47 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | AFG: 192/7 (6 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.08, RRR: 2.00)

  • Sharafuddin Ashraf1 (3b)
  • Rashid Khan13 (11b)
  • JO Holder10-0-39-3
  • CR Brathwaite9-0-39-0
46.6
1
Holder to Sharafuddin Ashraf, 1 run, driven firmly to sweeper cover
46.5
0
Holder to Sharafuddin Ashraf, no run, beaten by a superb length ball that cuts back in from outside off
46.5
1w
Holder to Sharafuddin Ashraf, 1 wide, banged in short outside off, he thought of the ramp but let this go. Wide signalled. Way over his head, good call.

Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st9Javed AhmadiMohammad Shahzad
2nd8Mohammad ShahzadRahmat Shah
3rd66Samiullah ShenwariRahmat Shah
4th49Mohammad NabiRahmat Shah
5th20Najibullah ZadranRahmat Shah
6th16Gulbadin NaibNajibullah Zadran
7th22Gulbadin NaibRashid Khan
8th8Sharafuddin AshrafRashid Khan

ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier (ICC Trophy)

Super Sixes
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI54180.472
AFG53260.302
ZIM52250.420
SCOT52250.243
IRE52340.346
UAE5142-1.950
Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI44081.171
IRE43161.479
UAE4224-1.177
NL4132-0.709
PNG4040-0.865
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ZIM43071.035
SCOT43070.855
AFG41320.038
NEPAL4132-0.893
HKG4132-1.121