Published: Fri, July 05, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

West Indies post 311-6 against Afghanistan in World Cup match

West Indies post 311-6 against Afghanistan in World Cup match

Live Cricket Score, Afghanistan vs West Indies (AFG vs WI): West Indies posted a good total of 311 for 6 in their 50 overs against Afghanistan in their last league match of the World Cup, at Headingley in Leeds on Thursday. The average score for teams batting second has been 234.

After five relatively miserly overs he had Ikram lbw, sweeping; two balls later there was the chaotic run out of Najibullah Zadran, during which Gayle inadvertently revealed that he can still run fast if necessary.

Rashid Khan's luck didn't work in this World Cup!

Earlier, West Indies skipper Jason Holder won the toss and elected to bat first. Defeat today would have been intolerable - no wonder they were celebrating so effusively at the end after a string of spectacular catches meant they finished a tournament packed with many lows on a rare high.

"There are too many things you can pick from Chris", said West Indies batsman Shai Hope, when asked what he'll miss most about his charismatic teammate.

West Indies finish the 2019 World Cup with 5 points in total.

West Indies began the tournament with a comprehensive seven-wicket win against Pakistan and many tipped them as dark horses for the title, with a power-packed batting line-up and fearsome pace attack.

Chris Gayle was playing in his final World Cup match and his captain paid tribute to the opening batsman.

Opener Evin Lewis celebrated his return to the team with 58 and Nicholas Pooran also made 58, his third 50-plus score of the tournament. In four years' time, and with the right nurturing before India hosts the next World Cup, both of these sides could be looking forward to a stronger performance. Back then he was 18 years and 318 days old.

The Windies have made two changes, with opener Evin Lewis and paceman Kemar Roach in for Sunil Ambris and Shannon Gabriel.

Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib will marshal his troops once again and will hope his spinners weave their magic one last time before they head back home.

Afghanistan brought in Dawlat Zadran and Sayed Shirzad for Hashmatullah Shahidi and the newly retired Hamid Hassan.

Gayle contributed just seven from 18 balls as Shai Hope continued his love affair with Headingley by compiling 77 in the Windies' 311 for six, with Evin Lewis and Nicholas Pooran each adding 58.

In 15 World Cup matches across two editions, the Afghans have won once - against Scotland in 2015.

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