Afghanistan outclass West Indies in warm-up shocker
Afghanistan beat West Indies Wednesday comprehensively by 56 runs during their warm-up match for the ICC World T20.
While defending 190 runs, Afghan bowlers contained the Windies batters at 133/5.
Skipper, Mohammad Nabi was splendid with the bowl, as the 36-years-old Afghan all-rounder took 3 wickets for 2 runs with a terrific bowling economy rate of 0.50. The openers Lendl Simmons was done and dusted by Mohammad Nabi for a duck. Another opener Evin Lewis walked back to the pavilion for just three runs.
Nabi with his experience tightened the screw for the West Indies batsmen. Roston Chase (scored 54 runs) and Nicholas Pooran (scored 35 runs), were the only two batters who showed display with the bat.
In the first Innings, Afghanistan with the help of fifties of Hazratullah Zazai and Mohamad Shahzad, managed to post mountain total of 189/5 against West Indies in the warm-up match. Zazai scored 56 runs off 35 balls with 8 fours & 2 sixes while Bavuma smoked blazing 54 off 35 balls with 6 fours and single sixer.
For West Indies, Obed McCoy picked up 3 wickets by conceding 43 runs, while Rampaul, Walsh and Russell grabbed 1 wickets each.
Earlier, Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi won the toss and opted to bat first against West Indies in the warm-up game of T20 World Cup 2021. This match is being played at ICCA, Dubai.