Result
30th Match, Nagpur, Mar 27 2016, Super 10 Group 1 (N), World T20
123/7
(20 ov, target 124)
117/8
Afghanistan won by 6 runs
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorer: M Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Will Luke
Scorecard summary
Afghanistan123/7(20 overs)
West Indies117/8(20 overs)
end of over 203 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 117/8CRR: 5.85 
Samuel Badree2 (2)
Andre Fletcher11 (13)
Mohammad Nabi4-0-26-2
Gulbadin Naib1.2-0-14-1

""Obviously very disappointed," says Darren Sammy, "but there's no doubt we're not going to let this dampen ours spirits.

"We just need to find a way to chase down those small totals. This was the only game we could afford to lose in terms of winning the cup. We have two more games, so we have to regroup and come back strongly."

My last match for a while - it's been a fun stint, and perhaps I'll see you around again some time. I'm Will Luke, thanks for joining us this evening, and don't forget about India v Australia (as if) - coming up very shortly. T'ra.

Najibullah is named Player of the Match but injured himself in that incredible final catch, so he's in the changing rooms.

6.20pm A lovely moment just now as Gayle joins in the celebrations with Afghanistan and Shahzad. That might be my moment of the tournament. Shahzad demands a selfie, and eventually the entire team crowd round Gayle in front of the cameras. I'm sure we'll have the shot for you shortly. Cricket is a wonderful sport.

And there's Inzi! Broad smile on his face. A wonderful victory in so many ways. They've shown what Associate cricketers can bring to a global tournament, and to do it in their last match is quite telling, too. Difficult for administrators to ignore a win like this, or the inevitable clamour that there will be by former players to give Afghanistan and co more matches against Full Members.

Shahzad leads the celebrations as Fletcher trudges off disconsolate. Afghanistan's last match of the tournament and what an effort - and what celebrations! They're all dancing, singing "Champions! Champions!"

19.6
1
Mohammad Nabi to Badree, 1 run
pulled to leg, and Afghanistan notch a famous, brilliant win!

8 from 1 ( :~ )

They've almost done it!!

19.5
1
Mohammad Nabi to Fletcher, 1 run
a full toss, pushed down the ground - he can't get hold of it and hobbles through for a single

Fletcher only has one leg. His other is injured - bust his hamstring. But it's up to him to try and get West Indies 9 from 2

19.4
1
Mohammad Nabi to Badree, 1 run
full toss but only for one, pushed to deep midwicket

Fletcher is back. He's injured, but he's back. 10 from 3

That was quite remarkable. To take that, on the run, under that pressure - what a snaffle.

19.3
w
Mohammad Nabi to Brathwaite, OUT
lofted it high, high, long, long and here comes Naib who takes an amazing, brave, brilliant running catch! What an incredible take under pressure, falling awkwardly and he looks in some pain. Stunning!
CR Brathwaite c Najibullah Zadran b Mohammad Nabi 13 (11m 8b 0x4 2x6) SR: 162.50

10 from 4. This is ridiculous!

19.2
Mohammad Nabi to Brathwaite, no run
down the pitch and swings and misses again! Dot ball

Around the wicket

19.1
Mohammad Nabi to Brathwaite, no run
swings and misses! Dot ball

Here we go!

Ten needed off the final over. They shouldn't have got themselves into this position, though Afghanistan have been quite excellent in the field. Rashid the stand-out.

end of over 1915 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 114/7CRR: 6 • RRR: 10.00
Carlos Brathwaite13 (5)
Samuel Badree0 (0)
Gulbadin Naib1.2-0-14-1
Samiullah Shinwari4-0-22-0
18.6
1
Gulbadin Naib to Brathwaite, 1 run
another yorker attempted but Brathwaite calmly, cooly, turns it to leg for a single

11 from 7

18.5
6
Gulbadin Naib to Brathwaite, SIX runs
he's second-tiered him. A massive, massive blow as Naib offers a full-toss. Monstrous blow over midwicket

17 from 8. Who wants this? Who wants it?

18.4
w
Gulbadin Naib to Sammy, OUT
he's off balance, trying to loft this over cover but Afghanistan have another one! A loose shot in the circumstances, picking out deep extra cover who, cool as a cucumber, takes an easy catch
DJG Sammy c Samiullah Shinwari b Gulbadin Naib 6 (17m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

It's all happening. 17 from 9

18.3
1lb
Gulbadin Naib to Brathwaite, 1 leg bye
speared into his legs, Naib is convinced he's got his man, jogging backwards while appealing, then falling onto his backside!

"West Indies batsmen out to prove they don't panic, even when they should!" Good bants, Steve the Bajan.

18.2
6
Gulbadin Naib to Brathwaite, SIX runs
shot. Absolutely nailed it over long-off. He really can hit a laaaang ball!

Yowks. They need a four, or more

18.1
1
Gulbadin Naib to Sammy, 1 run
spearing into his pads, driven to mid-off

25 from 12 balls!

end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 99/6CRR: 5.5 • RRR: 12.50
Carlos Brathwaite0 (1)
Daren Sammy5 (8)
Samiullah Shinwari4-0-22-0
Gulbadin Naib0.2-0-0-0
17.6
Samiullah Shinwari to Brathwaite, no run
tossed up, Shenwari's appealing throatily as Brathwaite misses a sweep and is struck on the pads...but he's outside the line
17.5
1
Samiullah Shinwari to Sammy, 1 run
tossed up, driven to mid-off. Run out again?! No, the captain doesn't let go of the ball...no one's backing up
17.4
Samiullah Shinwari to Sammy, no run
touch too straight and defended on the back foot

Oh, Afghanistan. You little beauties. I am, of course, neutral, but it's impossible not to enjoy this

17.3
w
Samiullah Shinwari to Russell, 1 run, OUT
Russell corrects his stroke, crashing it out to the off side for a single. He loses his balance and is slow out of the traps. Russell turns for two, but Sammy sends him back - trouble here! In comes the ball to Shazad (the wrong end), so he brilliantly throws down the non-striker's stumps to leave Russell a foot short!
AD Russell run out (Rashid Khan/†Mohammad Shahzad) 7 (19m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 77.77
17.2
1
Samiullah Shinwari to Sammy, 1 run
again he gives this flight, Sammy cracks it to cover but the captain fluffs it! Could easily have caused a run-out there
17.1
1
Samiullah Shinwari to Russell, 1 run
flighted on middle-and-leg, driven out to long-off

29 from 18

Best performances - batsmen
Najibullah Zadran
48 runs (40)
4 fours
1 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
flick
10 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
456469410
DJ Bravo
28 runs (29)
1 fours
1 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
pull
10 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
S Badree
O
4
M
0
R
14
W
3
Eco
3.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
AD Russell
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
2
Eco
5.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur
TossWest Indies , elected to field first
SeriesWorld T20 2016
Player Of The Match
Najibullah Zadran
Match numberT20I no. 552
Season2015/16
Hours of play (local time)15:00 start First Session 15.00-16.25, Interval 16.25-16.45, Second Session 16.45-18.10
Match days27 March 2016 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Evin Lewis
Umpires
Bruce Oxenford
Aleem Dar
TV Umpire
Richard Kettleborough
Reserve Umpire
Ian Gould
Match Referee
Chris Broad
PointsAfghanistan 2, West Indies 0