Afghanistan Thrash West Indies To Win Qualifying Final

ICC World Cup Qualifiers: Afghanistan Thrash West Indies To Win Qualifying Final

Each West Indies and Afghanistan have already certified for the ICC International Cup 2019 © AFP

Mohammad Shahzad stole the limelight as Afghanistan laid down a marker forward of subsequent yr’s International Cup by means of romping to a seven-wicket thrashing of the West Indies in Sunday’s qualifying ultimate in Harare. Leg-spin sensation Rashid Khan turned into the quickest bowler ever to achieve 100 one-day world wickets because the Windies have been bowled out for 204, sooner than big-hitting opener Shahzad smashed 84 as Afghanistan knocked off the runs with nine.2 overs to spare. Each Afghanistan and West Indies had already made positive in their puts within the 2019 International Cup by means of topping the 10-team qualifying event in Zimbabwe. West Indies megastar Chris Gayle capped a deficient non-public event as he was once brushed aside for most effective 10 by means of 16-year-old leg-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who completed with Four-43.

Rovman Powell hit 44 because the two-time International Cup winners recovered to no less than move 200.

Rashid, 19, brushed aside Shai Hope to take his 100th ODI wicket in most effective his 44th sport, beating the former document held by means of Australia’s Mitchell Starc by means of 8 fits.

Shahzad performed some exceptional pictures in his 93-ball innings, clubbing 11 fours and two sixes sooner than holing out to the part-time spin of Gayle.

Rahmat Shah struck an confident 11th ODI half-century as Afghanistan cruised to victory to raise the trophy.

West Indies 204 all out in 46.five overs (Mujeeb Ur Rahman Four-43) v Afghanistan 206-Three in 40.Four overs (Mohammad Shahzad 84, Rahmat Shah 51)