Final, Harare, March 25, 2018, ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier
(40.4/50 ov, T:205) 206/3

Afghanistan won by 7 wickets (with 56 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
84 (93) & 2 catches
Player Of The Series
319 runs • 15 wkts
West Indies Innings
Afghanistan Innings
Match Flow
West Indies  (50 ovs maximum)
c Sharafuddin Ashraf b Mujeeb Ur Rahman1018-1055.55
c †Mohammad Shahzad b Gulbadin Naib2736-6075.00
lbw b Rashid Khan2333-0169.69
c Rahmat Shah b Gulbadin Naib1726-1165.38
c †Mohammad Shahzad b Sharafuddin Ashraf3851-3074.50
run out (Rahmat Shah/Mohammad Nabi)00-00-
b Mujeeb Ur Rahman4475-1258.66
c Asghar Stanikzai b Dawlat Zadran1410-11140.00
not out 2629-3089.65
lbw b Mujeeb Ur Rahman02-000.00
b Mujeeb Ur Rahman01-000.00
Extras(lb 2, w 3)5
TOTAL46.5 Ov (RR: 4.35)204
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Chris Gayle, 5.1 ov), 2-50 (Evin Lewis, 10.6 ov), 3-73 (Marlon Samuels, 17.2 ov), 4-99 (Shai Hope, 22.6 ov), 5-101 (Jason Holder, 23.2 ov), 6-138 (Shimron Hetmyer, 32.5 ov), 7-163 (Carlos Brathwaite, 37.4 ov), 8-204 (Rovman Powell, 46.2 ov), 9-204 (Keemo Paul, 46.4 ov), 10-204 (Kemar Roach, 46.5 ov)
37.4 to CR Brathwaite, slices to mid-off. Brathwaite's aggressive approach ends up costing him. This is a short of a length ball on off stump and he wants to slap it over midwicket. But it skids on faster than he has anticipated and he gets it off the high part of the bat. It's a simple catch in the end. 163/7
5.1 to CH Gayle, cover point runs backwards, wobbles, and then dives to his left to hold on to this. Sharafuddin the fielder. Superb catch. Mujeeb tosses this up at off stump and Gayle is looking to go over midwicket with the angle. The ball straightens though and he gets a leading edge that hangs high over cover. 16/1
46.2 to R Powell, loses off stump. An ugly heave from Powell brings a close to an important knock. It's a regulation length ball pushed through flat towards off stump and he completely misses the line as he clears the front leg and swings from middle. It hits the top of off. 204/8
46.4 to KMA Paul, trapped in front! Mujeeb has snuck a googly past the inside edge after drawing the batsman forward. He's looking to defend on the front foot and is struck in front of off stump. Not too difficult to give that out. 204/9
46.5 to KAJ Roach, another googly! Roach is drawn in on the front foot as well. He leaves a small gap as well. The fall pitches and rips through the defence to take out off stump. 204/10
10.6 to E Lewis, he retains strike and he's gone next ball. A loose shot. Length ball wide outside off with some lift. He looks to thump it through cover on the up and gets a healthy edge through to the keeper. 50/2
17.2 to MN Samuels, ah, what a dolly to get out to! Really, he had all of the leg side field to slam that through and he picks short midwicket like he's giving him a free practice session. A slower short one, a little too wide outside off, so he had to fetch his pull. He wouldn't be too proud with the placement there. 73/3
32.5 to SO Hetmyer, has he nicked off here? Oh, yes, he has! A slider, pushed across outside his off-stump and he dares to flick against the turn, gets an outside edge to the keeper. Just a feather, well-spotted by the umpire. 138/6
22.6 to SD Hope, 100th ODI wicket for Rashid! The fastest. That looks tight, the umpire took a long time before raising his finger but this seems pretty close. It was a shortish delivery, sliding towards leg. Hope shaped to pull but it's the wrong'un and strikes him around the leg-stump region.. 99/4
Afghanistan  (T: 205 runs from 50 ovs)
c Holder b Gayle8493-11290.32
c Gayle b Paul1428-3050.00
st †Hope b Gayle5178-4065.38
not out 2033-1060.60
not out 2712-03225.00
Extras(lb 2, w 8)10
TOTAL40.4 Ov (RR: 5.06)206/3
Fall of wickets: 1-58 (Gulbadin Naib, 9.4 ov), 2-148 (Mohammad Shahzad, 30.4 ov), 3-170 (Rahmat Shah, 36.2 ov)
9.4 to Gulbadin Naib, there's the opening they were looking for. He's paid the price for sticking his bat out well away from his body. Shortish, feels for it loosely without getting behind the line and some late away movement results in an outside edge to third man. 58/1
30.4 to Mohammad Shahzad, and he's got him! Oh this is...comical, really. Shahzad is sulking like he's been mankaded after facing bodyline bowling for four hours. But the truth is, it's just extremely slow bowling that has completely suckered him. Another loopy length ball from Gayle. Shahzad lines up, then decides to step out. Yorks himself and chips it straight to mid-off. Gayle is bemused. Shahzad shrugs...then pulls out a big celebration just outside the dressing room that hasn't caught Phil Simmons' imagination...absolute Under-14s stuff this!. 148/2
36.2 to Rahmat Shah, throws it away by needlessly stepping down for a glorious shot. Good innings, nonetheless, but he'd be kicking himself for not finishing it off. Blindly skips down to a flat length ball and doesn't get anywhere close to the pitch. Swings and makes no room, leaving the keeper to complete a straightforward stumping. 170/3
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  • West Indies innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 43 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 132 runs, 6 wickets)
  • West Indies: 50 runs in 10.4 overs (64 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: West Indies - 71/2 in 16.0 overs (SD Hope 15, MN Samuels 16)
  • West Indies: 100 runs in 23.2 overs (140 balls), Extras 3
  • West Indies: 150 runs in 34.3 overs (207 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: West Indies - 151/6 in 35.0 overs (R Powell 25, CR Brathwaite 8)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 29 runs, 3 wickets)
  • West Indies: 200 runs in 45.2 overs (272 balls), Extras 5
  • Innings Break: West Indies - 204/10 in 46.5 overs (AR Nurse 26)
  • Afghanistan innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 59 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 8.5 overs (53 balls), Extras 4
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 53 balls (Mohammad Shahzad 36, Gulbadin Naib 14, Ex 4)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 128 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Mohammad Shahzad: 50 off 45 balls (7 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan - 79/1 in 16.0 overs (Mohammad Shahzad 50, Rahmat Shah 11)
  • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 20.2 overs (122 balls), Extras 5
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 72 balls (Mohammad Shahzad 24, Rahmat Shah 24, Ex 2)
  • Afghanistan: 150 runs in 31.1 overs (187 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: Afghanistan - 159/2 in 33.0 overs (Rahmat Shah 46, Samiullah Shenwari 5)
  • Rahmat Shah: 50 off 74 balls (4 x 4)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 19 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Afghanistan: 200 runs in 40.3 overs (243 balls), Extras 10
Harare Sports Club
TossWest Indies, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultAfghanistan won the 2017/18 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier
Match numberODI no. 4007
Match days25 March 2018 - day (50-over match)
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