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AFG288(50.0ov)WI311/6(50.0ov)

West Indies beat Afghanistan by 23 runs
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Shai Hope

49.6Thomas to Shirzad

W
OUT! What a catch to end the game! That is a screamer! Fabien Allen, he is a good fielder but this is something extraordinary. It is outside off, Shirzad looks to hit it over the off side but it goes off the toe-end. Loops towards Allen at cover-point, who runs back, dives by stretching his left hand out and takes a one-handed stunner. He is elated and so are the West Indian players. They end the World Cup with a win by beating AFGHANISTAN BY 23 RUNS!

49.5Thomas to Shirzad

6
SIX! This guy can hit the ball really well! Oshane goes full and on off, Shirzad smashes it over the long off fence for a biggie.

49.4Thomas to Shirzad

0
Outside off again, Shirzad swings but misses.

49.3Thomas to Shirzad

4
FOUR! Another boundary for Shirzad! A full toss outside off, he gets bat on ball, clears the in-field and it races away to the fence.

49.2Thomas to Shirzad

0
Shorter now and outside off, Shirzad looks to flat-bat it but misses.

49.1Thomas to Shirzad

0
Yorker outside off, this is jammed out to point.

48.6Brathwaite to Rahman

0
He does not! He misses by a whisker. Mujeeb makes room and Brathwaite follows him. Mujeeb swings but misses, the ball just about kisses the leg pole. An excellent day with the ball for Brathwaite. His figures are 9-0-63-4.

48.5Brathwaite to Shirzad

1
On the bounce! Fuller and on off, Shirzad chips it to long off for one. So one ball left for Brathwaite to get a fifer. Can he?

48.4Brathwaite to Rahman

1
Fuller and on middle, this is hit through mid-wicket for one.

48.3Brathwaite to Shirzad

1
Make that three now as Shirzad mistimes this down to long on for one.

48.2Brathwaite to Shirzad

0
Slower one outside off, the batter swings but misses. 4 more balls left for Brathwaite to get a fifer.

48.1Brathwaite to Shirzad

0
A yorker on middle, this is jammed out to the bowler.

47.6Thomas to Shirzad

1
A single to end! A yorker on middle, this is jammed out through mid-wicket for one.

47.5Thomas to Rahman

1
On the fuller side, Mujeeb smashes it hard but to deep mid-wicket for one.

47.4Thomas to Rahman

4
FOUR! Beats the fielder inside the circle and bags a boundary! Mujeeb joins the action. Fuller and on middle, Mujeeb hits it past the diving mid on fielder and a boundary results.

47.3Thomas to Shirzad

1
Fuller this time and on off, Shirzad drags it over mid-wicket for one.

47.2Thomas to Shirzad

0
Length and outside off, Shirzad swings but misses.

47.1Thomas to Shirzad

0
Shorter and outside off, it is flat-batted to mid on for no runs.

46.6Brathwaite to Shirzad

1
Keeps strike now as he guides this through point for one.

46.5Brathwaite to Shirzad

6
SIX! In the air... but over this time! Good shot, this! A low full toss on middle, Shirzad gets low and lofts it over the long on fence for a biggie. He also wants to present a fight.

46.4Brathwaite to Rahman

1
He is off the mark as he pulls this through mid-wicket for one.

46.3Brathwaite to Khan

W
OUT! Once again the Brathwaite-Holder partnership combines to hunt down a wicket. West Indies are a wicket away now. CB goes fuller and around off, Rashid hits it flat towards long off. It is hit well but does not get the distance as Holder takes another good catch near the fence. Fourth wicket for CB!

46.2Brathwaite to Khan

0
Another dot as this is just inside the tramline on the off side, Rashid leaves it thinking it is a wide. It is not.

46.1Brathwaite to Khan

0
Swing and a miss! Slower one outside off, Rashid swings across the line and misses.

45.6Thomas to Shirzad

4
FOUR! Wow, Shirzad opens his account with a delightful boundary. Very full in length around leg, Shirzad gets behind it and bludgeons it down to long on for a boundary.

45.5Thomas to Khan

1
Pooran drops! A full toss on off, Rashid gets bat on ball and pumps it through the line. It goes aerial to Pooran at extra cover who puts down a sitter at the edge of the circle. A single taken.

45.4Thomas to Khan

0
Another miss. Good length and wide outside off, Rashid flashes and misses.

45.3Thomas to Khan

0
Big swing and a miss. This time Rashid gives the charge to the fast bowler. Tries dismissing it over the boundary line but is beaten for pace.

45.2Thomas to Khan

0
Beaten! Thomas delivers it on a length outside off, Rashid though is glued inside the crease and ends up pushing and missing inside the line. The last delivery forced him to do that.

45.1Thomas to Khan

0
A bouncer around middle and leg, Rashid ducks to save his life.

44.9Brathwaite to Zadran

W
OUT! Sheldon redeems himself this time! This is a very good catch by him. Not sure why Zadran went for that shot though! He needed to hang out there with Rashid but fails to do so. Brathwaite bowls this fuller and on middle, Zadran looks to go big. He does not get the desired elevation and hits it flat towards wide long on. Cottrell runs to his right and takes a tumbling catch. So 11 runs did come off the over but two wickets from it. 57 in 30 needed with only two wickets in hand.

44.8Brathwaite to Khan

1
A yorker outside off, Rashid jams it through point for one.

44.7Brathwaite to Khan

6
SIX! Bowls one inside the tramline and Rashid tonks it over the fence. Khan ain't going down without a fight. Slower one and it is fuller in length. Rashid waits for it and lofts it over the long off fence.

44.6Brathwaite to Khan

WD
Three wides in a row! Brathwaite is looking to stay away from Rashid's hitting zone but is bowling it too wide outside off.

44.5Brathwaite to Khan

WD
Another wide as once again this is bowled outside the tramline.

44.4Brathwaite to Khan

WD
Way too wide outside off, Rashid lets it be. Wided.

44.3Brathwaite to Zadran

1
Fuller and outside off, this is hit through covers for one.

44.2Brathwaite to Afghan

W
OUT! Yes, that is clean! This is probably the final nail in the coffin as Afghan is walking back. Brathwaite bowls a slower one and fuller in length outside off. Afghan looks to go downtown but it goes off the toe end. Holder there takes a well-judged catch just inside the ropes. The umpire does go upstairs to check and replays show that Holder has done well to stay away from the boundary line. A good innings by AA but he needed to be there till the end.

44.1Brathwaite to Afghan

0
Well bowled! A yorker just inside the tramline. Afghan fails to put bat on ball.

43.6Roach to Afghan

1
Pitches it up and outside off, it's pushed square of the wicket on the off side for a run. Outstanding over to finish an outstanding spell, Roach bowls out with figures of 10-2-37-3!

43.5Roach to Khan

1LB
Again a grunt is followed by a slower delivery. On a length around middle and leg, Rashid fails to flick and it deflects to point off his pads. They cross for a leg bye.

43.4Roach to Khan

0
Slants in a length ball on off, defended back to the bowler from the crease.

43.3Roach to Khan

0
Roach lets out a grunt and serves a slower short ball outside off. Rashid is early into his flat-batted shot and gets a bottom edge. It goes on one bounce to the keeper.

43.2Roach to Khan

0
Misses out there! Full delivery on the pads, Rashid clips it across the line but finds short fine leg.

43.1Roach to Afghan

1
Short and wide outside off, slapped to sweeper cover for a single.