West Indies lose to Afghanistan

Spirited Afghanistan upset former champions West Indies at the World Twenty20 with a thrilling six-run victory in their last Group 1 match on Sunday.

Afghanistan’s Najibullah Zadran plays a shot during their ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket match against West Indies in Nagpur, India, Sunday, March 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
Afghanistan’’s Najibullah Zadran plays a shot during their ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket match against West Indies (Photo: AP)

Afghanistan’s four-pronged spin attack led by 17-year-old Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi, who returned identical figures of 2-26, restricted the West Indies to 117-8 on a turning wicket after Najibullah Zadran’s 48 off 40 balls earlier anchored them to 123-7.

West Indies’ Samuel Badree, center, celebrates with teammates the wicket of Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad during their ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket match in Nagpur, India, Sunday, March 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
West Indies’ Samuel Badree, center, celebrates with teammates the wicket of Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad (Photo: AP)

Despite the defeat, West Indies topped Group 1 on a superior net run-rate than England as both teams finished on six points with one defeat and three victories. West Indies will take on the winner of the India vs. Australia match in the second semi-final at Mumbai next Thursday.


Source: AP

17 Responses to West Indies lose to Afghanistan

  1. Megan Farmer
    Megan Farmer March 27, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Congrats to Afghanistan. Hopefully our men can learn from this and come back even stronger… until next time!

  2. Sandra Madea
    Sandra Madea March 27, 2016 at 10:05 am


  3. Sue Donym March 27, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Afghanistan? I think I can hear a book maker screaming… or was that the sound of West Indies fans steupsing

  4. Tony Webster March 27, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Bet we cud beat Russia; Turkey; Outer Mongolia; Faroes Istands; Egypt….hmm Alaska too. Day Fuh lick yah!

  5. Melissa S Rollins
    Melissa S Rollins March 27, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Anything is possible with cricket! You can never take anyone granted plus this Afghanistan team have talent & promise with a little more attention & work they can do good things. As for us i hope it serves as a kick up the backside as this performance today cannot be done again if we want to win. Rest & regroup come back better!

  6. Anson Sobers
    Anson Sobers March 27, 2016 at 11:37 am

    WI must always lose to a low ranked team in any championship they play lololol

  7. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce March 27, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Best of Luck for the Semi-Finals!

  8. Alex Alleyne March 27, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    AFG gave all the TOP teams a run for their money and in the end got over the line against WI.
    I do believe that the only reason RAMDIN is still in the WI team is because “he lead’s the team in group prayers every time”.

  9. Suzette Clarke
    Suzette Clarke March 27, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Congrats to Afghanistan. For a team that is new to cricket they play with a lot of heart during this tournament. They were beaten but not disgraced. As for Windies ,it’s no surprise we lost today. I have not been particularly impressed with some of the batting that I have seen through out this tournament. You cannot have so many dot balls in a T20 game and post a decent score. You cannot expect the big hitters to dig you out of a hole all the time if you put pressure on them. Some batsmen are 4 or 6 or nothing e.g Johnson Charles. Samuels can accelerate if he stays long enough at the crease but he uses up a lot of balls before he gets going. The less said about Ramdin,the better. Just hope they improve for the semis.

  10. junior March 27, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    The Afghans played good cricket and deserved to win. Windies do not play spin well and that is our let down.. Why you bring Ervine out there to India to make nought and Ramadin is not aking any. I am certain that reservations are ready for our trip back home.
    By the way, if you get less money you expect more work?

  11. Adrian M Chase
    Adrian M Chase March 27, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Some of the comments here really show the true T20 cricket fans and those looking for likes…smh.

  12. Mhizz Sharika
    Mhizz Sharika March 27, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    When WI win everybody glad but as soon as them lose wunna ppl does get and talk ah bunch ah f$$$&@$…… Dem int need pad wunna is too take de pads and put pun wunna mout ah bunch ah bandwagoners stupse

  13. Sonia Smith
    Sonia Smith March 27, 2016 at 2:41 pm
  14. Coralita March 27, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Sorry you lost guys; however, I will keep praying for you. Keep it together and get back into your winning streak.

    Afghans played well so if they won, what?? You win some, you lose some. That’s life.

  15. Ricardo March 28, 2016 at 12:01 am

    Too many hit or miss men in this team. 120 is a run a ball score but these guys make it look like 200. Russell, Bravo are overrated. I always knew anything over 100 would have given them trouble. None of them are capable of putting consecutive innings together if they score one match fail the next…check the stats.ridiculous and shameful no pride whatsoever. Gayle will not get 160 aggregate.

  16. Ricardo March 28, 2016 at 12:05 am

    They Just dont think the game through… played with fire too often. Sammy looks like a novice…two full tosses on legstump and missed both . Who does that at such a time?

  17. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean March 28, 2016 at 5:58 am



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