Shocking! Afghanistan Defeats West Indies in ICC World Cup qualifying final, Check out the full story here

Sunday turned out to be a historic event for Afghanistan as the team pulled off a dramatic 7-wicket win over West Indies in ICC World Cup qualifying final at the Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe.

After a poor show in the group stage, the team has made a great comeback after beating Ireland in Super 6 match and booking their seats in  ICC  World Cup 2019.

Leg-spinner Rashid Khan became the fastest bowler in the cricket history to take 100 one-day international wickets as the West Indies while 16-year-old Mujeeb Ur Rahman took 4 wickets as the West Indies were bowled out for 204.

Opening batsman Mohammad Shahzad scored 84 runs, while Rahmat Shah hit his 11th ODI half-century to lift the winning trophy after scoring 206 runs in just 40.4 overs.

In his 93-ball innings, Shahzad smashed 11 fours and two sixes as he was finally named the Player of the Match.

While star batsman Chris Gayle had a poor tournament as he scored only 10 runs against the Asian minnows.

From Carribieans side only Rowman Powell scored 44 runs to take his team’s score past 200.

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Post the victory, Asghar Stanikzai said, “I can’t express how happy they [fans] will be back home.” “Everyone likes and supports this game back home.”

He said that the team had very low chance of winning of qualifying but after receiving massive support from the fans they can make their dream come true.

Brief Scores:

 Brief Scores: West Indies 204 in 46.5 overs (Rovman Powell 44, Shimron Hetmyer 38; Gulbadin Naib 2-28, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4-43) lost to Afghanistan 206/3 in 40.4 overs (Mohammad Shahzad 84, Rahmat Shah 51; Chris Gayle 2-38) by seven wickets
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