Live Cricket Score, ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018 final, Afghanistan vs West Indies: AFG win by 7 wickets

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  • 7:22 PM IST


    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: OUT! Rahmat Shah falls for 51. Chris Gayle does it again. He charged down the track and missed the ball to get stumped. Mohammad Nabi is the new man in for Afghanistan.



  • 6:59 PM IST


    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: OUT! Mohammad Shahzad falls for 84. This is second time in this tournament Shahzad misses out on a hundred. Chris Gayle seems shocked as well to pick up the wicket. Rahmat Shah is joined by Samiullah Shenwari.



  • 6:34 PM IST


    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: This has been a thumping show by Afghanistan so far. Mohammad Shahzad is milking the West Indies bowling for runs. Rahmat Shah to has joined in the fun. They have so far added 64 runs for the second wicket. Afghanistan are 83 runs away from win.



  • 5:52 PM IST


    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: 50! This is Mohammed Shahzad’s 12th ODI fifty. It has taken him just 45 balls. Gulbadin Naib was out for 14. Keemo Paul doing the trick for West Indies. Rahmat Shah has joined Shahzad in the middle.



  • 5:25 PM IST


    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: Afghanistan have blazed past the fifty run mark. Mohammad Shahzad is leaving no stones unturned in the middle. He is nearing his 12th ODI fifty. Shahzad along with Gulbadin Naib added 50 runs in 53 deliveries. West Indies bowling in tatters.



  • 5:09 PM IST


    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: Mohammad
    Shahzad and Gulbadin Naib have come out all guns blazing. Shahzad in particular
    has taken an attack to the West Indies’ opening bowlers. He has already slapped
    four boundaries in his 20-ball stay.



  • 4:21 PM IST


    West Indies are bowled out for 204. Mujeeb Zadran picks 4 wickets, including three in his last over to wrap up the tail. Afghanistan need 205 to win. Rovman Powell and Shimron Hetmyer were the only resistance from West Indies’ side.



  • 3:49 PM IST


    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: Rovman Powell and Ashley Nurse are giving it their all in the middle. Powell in particular is holding on end up. Nurse meanwhile has struck some boundaries thanks to luck riding his way. Important for West Indies to play out their 50 overs to manage a commendable score.



  • 3:15 PM IST


    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: OUT! just as things were looking good, Hetmyer falls. Sharafuddin Ashraf has managed to get the breakthrough. Hetmyer made a valiant 51-ball 38. Carlos Brathwaite is in the middle.



  • 2:57 PM IST


    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: West Indies are in a lot of trouble. They are already 5 down and have only made 109 runs. Jason Holder was run out without even facing a ball. Hetmyer and Rovman Powell are in the middle.

Afghanistan and West Indies meet for the final encounter © Getty Images
Afghanistan and West Indies meet for the final encounter © Getty Images

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018‘s final. In the summit clash, we see West Indies take on Afghanistan  at Harare Sports Club in Harare. While both the sides have fulfilled their purpose of the tournament by proceeding to 2019 World Cup in England and Wales, they would want to finish it off in style on Sunday. Some of the other strong contenders Scotland, Ireland and hosts Zimbabwe — stumbled at the final hurdle to miss the World Cup ticket.

Afghanistan and West Indies came across each other in the inaugural Super Sixes’ clash. Afghanistan presented the best of themselves courtesy their spin trio— Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Zadran and Rashid Khan. They shared six wickets to restrict West Indies below 200. In reply, though Afghanistan struggled on the verge of victory but went past the finish line by 3 wickets and 14 balls to spare.

With a berth in next year’s World Cup already in the grasp, both Afghanistan and West Indies will come hard against each other and be competitive. Expect a thrilling end to what has been a rollicking tournament between inexperienced teams.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.