ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 42 Match Result West Indies beat Afghanistan by 23 runs
July 4, 20190
22:53 (IST)West Indies beat Afghanistan to end their 2019 World Cup campaign on a winning note! OUT! Fabian Allen takes a blinder running backwards from covers to end the West Indies’ World Cup campaign on high! West Indies (311/6) beat Afghanistan (288/10) by 23 runs.
22:40 (IST)OUT! Carlos Brathwaite has his fourth wicket! Rashid Khan whacks the ball straight down the ground but Holder times his jump perfectly to take another catch at the fence. Rashid Khan c Holder b Brathwaite 9 (16b)
22:32 (IST)OUT! Sheldon Cottrell makes up for the earlier drop with an excellent catch. Dawlat Zadran looks to hoick Brathwaite for a six on the on side but doesn’t time it well. Cottrell runs in from long-in and takes a low catch. Dawlat Zadran c Cottrell b Brathwaite 1(2)
22:28 (IST)OUT! Asghar Afghan reads the slower ball from Brathwaite and hits high in the air. Jason Holder gets underneath the ball and takes an easy catch at long-off. Asghar Afghan c Holder b Brathwaite 40(32)
22:12 (IST)OUT! Samiullah Shinwari fails to pick up the slower ball and smacks the ball straight down Shimron Hetmyer’s throat at deep mid-wicket. Samiullah Shinwari c Hetmyer b Roach 6 (9b)
21:54 (IST)OUT! Mohammad Nabi, the hero for Afghanistan against India, looks to hit Roach over covers for a six but finds Fabian Allen at the boundary. Afghanistan collapsing after a good start. Nabi c Fabian Allen b Roach 2(6)
21:45 (IST)OUT! Poor communication between Najibullah and Asghar and the left-hander is run out! Asghar played the ball towards mid-wicket. Gayle went after the ball. Asghar and Najibullah stutter while deciding to go for the second run but that’s too long. Hetmyer charges in from deep mid-wicket and his throw is accurate and over the stumps. Najibullah is run out at the non-striker’s end. Najibullah run out (Hetmyer) 31(38)
21:41 (IST)OUT! The Universe Boss strikes! Gayle couldn’t star with the bat today but has delivered with the ball. Ikram looks to sweep but can’t connect with the ball and ends up being rapped on the pads. Hope appeals loudly. Gayle just turns to umpire with arms raised and laughs. Nigel Llong raises his finger. Ikram reviews unsuccessfully. Big wicket for West Indies! Ikram Ali departs after playing a beautiful knock. Ikram Ali Khil lbw b Gayle 86(93)
21:17 (IST)After 30 overs,Afghanistan 155/2 ( Ikram Ali Khil (W) 74 , Najibullah Zadran 10)Missed stumping! Najibullah takes a big stride trying to sweep Gayle but misses the ball. He is a long way out of the crease. However, Hope fails to collect the ball cleanly and stumps him without the ball in his gloves. That’s a big chance wasted. Just one run off the over.
21:04 (IST)OUT! Carlos Brathwaite strikes and Rahmat Shah has to depart. He tried to play across the line but got the leading edge. The ball flies to Chris Gayle at extra cover who goes down on his knees and dives forward to grab the ball. Brathwaite joins him on the grass and the duo celebrates with a series of pushups. Rahmat c Gayle b Brathwaite 62(78)
20:39 (IST)FIFTY for Ikram Ali! He pulls the ball to the mid-wicket boundary to bring up his first ODI 50. This is one heck of a knock from the youngster.
20:33 (IST)FIFTY for Rahmat Shah! His first of the World Cup and he has provided Afghanistan with a good platform to get their first win of the World Cup.
18:35 (IST)OUT! Holder c Dawlat Zadran b Shirzad 45(34)The slower delivery gets Afghanistan the wicket. Shorter delivery and Holder played across the line but top-edged the shot to the long leg fielder.
18:33 (IST)OUT! N Pooran run out (Ikram Alikhil/Sayed Shirzad) 58 (43)Pooran was haflway down the track after Holder failed to connect to a wide delivery. But Holder had no plans to leave the crease. Pooran was forced to run back but he was away out of the crease as the bails were removed.
18:24 (IST)FIFTY!Pooran collects a triple with a shot over backward point and that takes him to his half-century
17:38 (IST)OUT! Shai Hope c Rashid Khan b Nabi 77(92)Hope has thrown it away again. There is no demon in the pitch. He could have played a big innings but he got greedy. After hitting two fours, went for another big shot. But Nabi changed the angle from coming round the wicket as the slog sweep was taken at cow corner.
17:23 (IST)OUT! Hetmyer c (sub)Noor Ali b Dawlat Zadran 39(31) Once again Hetmyer throws away his wicket after a solid start. Went to pull the short ball from Zadran but failed to keep it wide of the mid-wicket fielder as Noor Ali took a brilliant catch on his right with a dive.
17:00 (IST)FIFTY!Half-century for Hope in 65 deliveries. He is back in form after a mini slump
16:40 (IST)OUT! Lewis c Nabi b Rashid Khan 58(78) Lewis wanted to up the ante and threw his bat on the delivery for a pull shot but it was fired in quickly by Rashid. And batsman failed to find the timing as Nabi took a good running catch.
16:23 (IST)FIFTY!Lewis brings up his half-century in 62 deliveries. Round of applause from the crowd. He has been good today
15:20 (IST)OUT! Gayle c Ikram Ali Khil b Dawlat Zadran 7(18)The rush of blood has got better of Gayle! And there’s silence all around the park. Gayle departs for seven in his final World Cup innings. Zadran pitched it wide of off and full. A tempted Gayle rocked back for a shot in front of the wicket but edged it to the keeper. Standing ovation as he walks back.
14:37 (IST)Afghanistan XI:Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib(c), Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shinwari, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Sayed Shirzad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
14:36 (IST)West Indies XI:Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach
14:33 (IST)TOSS: Jason Holder makes the right call and West Indies will bat first against Afghanistan