Afghanistan has defeated West Indies in WT20. Afghans have created history as they defeated West Indies by 6 runs. Afghanistan batted first and scored 123 runs on their 20 overs. Najibullah Zadran smashed 48 crucial runs of 40 balls. However, in response, West Indies managed 117 runs in their 20 overs.
Afghanistan vs West Indies – Summary
Afghanistan vs West Indies was said to be a low intensity match between the champions of the WT20 and relatively minnows Afghanistan. However, Afghanistan came close to beat England and played well throughout the tournament. They defended a very low score that one would have thought not enough. This is one of the major win for the Afghanistan team. This could be a great moment for the Associate Team as Afghans won the match.
Afghanistan vs West Indies – Match Analysis
In a match against the toughest team of Twenty Cricket, Afghans looked very confident. West Indies already qualified for the Semi Final for the WT20 and rested star batsman Chris Gayle. The team regrouped and spirited performance gave them the only win in the Super 10 of the stage. However, as the West Indies Captain Darren Sammy said that this was the only match they could afford to lose, Afghanistan took their last chance and made it count.
This is a match that will be remembered for long time. This actually showed how Associated Cricket can make Global Cricket interesting and integrating. Afghanistan has spoken for the entire Associate cricket and time for ICC to understand and recognize that Afghans are here to stay and perform.