West Indies beat Afghanistan: Here are the records brokenLast updated on Jul 04, 2019, 10:57 pm
West Indies beat Afghanistan in the match number 42 of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Thursday at Headingley in Leeds.
Afghanistan's loss meant that they bowed out of the tournament with zero wins from nine matches.
Batting first, Windies posted 311/6. The Afghans failed to chase down the target, despite a valiant effort by Ikram Alikhil and Rahmat Shah.
Here're the records broken.
Pooran and Hope
Impressive feats for Pooran and Hope
Nicholas Pooran (58) ended as the highest run-scorer for Windies in CWC 19 (367).
The left-handed batsman slammed his second fifty in the ongoing World Cup.
Shai Hope (77) slammed his third fifty in CWC 19.
This was also his 13th career ODI fifty.
Hope is now the fifth highest ODI run-scorer this year (859).
This was Hope's sixth fifty in 2019.
Lewis impresses, Zadran scripts this record for Afghanistan
Evin Lewis (58) slammed his second fifty in CWC 19. The opener also notched his fifth career ODI fifty. Dawlat Zadran (2/73) is now the second highest wicket-taker for Afghanistan in ODIs this year (17). He is also Afghanistan's highest wicket-taker in World Cups (14).
Windies post sixth highest total at Headingley
311/6 by Windies is now the sixth highest ODI total at Headingley in Leeds.
Hope's 77 is the second best by a West Indian at this venue after Gordon Greenidge and Larry Gomes (78 each).
This was third score of 300-plus by WI in CWC 19.
Afghanistan's Rahmat Shah (62) notched his maiden World Cup fifty.
It was also his 15th career ODI fifty.
Rahmat and Ikram script a fascinating record for Afghanistan
Ikram Ali Khil (86) scored his maiden ODI fifty. He shared a century-plus stand alongside Rahmat for the second wicket (133). This was Afghanistan's maiden century-plus stand in World Cup history. Najibullah Zadran is now Afghanistan's highest run-scorer in World Cup history (353).
AFG vs WI
How did the match pan out?
West Indies lost Chris Gayle early, but the other batsmen rallied around and contributed.
The partnerships between Lewis/Hope and Pooran/Holder helped the side get past 300.
Afghan spinners were effective today with all three bowlers conceding 50-plus runs each from their 10.
In reply, Afghanistan lost Gulbadin naib early, before Rahmat and Ikram got along.
Windies somehow managed to make a comeback.