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Pooran Masterclass Guide West Indies to their Fourth Straight Win of T20 World Cup 2024

WI vs AFG Highlights 

WI vs AFG Highlights: In the final match of the group stage fixtures, the host completely dismantled the Afghanistan team and continued their winning streak into the Super 8 of this 2024 T20 World Cup. In what was a high-scoring game by the West Indies the Afg bowlers and batter failed to stand up as they crumbled to a 104-run defeat to host ahead of the Super 8 round of fixtures.

Afghanistan who won the toss and decided to bat bowl first cost them heavily as the hosts West Indies registered the tournament-high score of 218/5 in 20 overs. Even though Brandon King lost his wicket in the second over Johnson Charles and Nicholas Pooran took the charge to another level.

West Indies also set a new T20 World Cup record for the highest powerplay score, racing to 92 runs in the first six overs. This surpassed the previous record of 91 set by the Netherlands in 2014. Pooran’s 98 is now the highest individual score in this World Cup, breaking Aaron Jones’ record of 94 not out.

WI vs AFG Highlights
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Afghanistan’s Poor Bowling Performance

For Afghanistan Gulbadin, Naveen ul Haq, and Azmatullah picked up wickets, and the rest were wicketless in the onslaught given by the hosts. The West Indies showed why they are the two-time T20 World Cup champions. Even big players like Rashid Khan failed to make an impact as he was costly in this high-scoring West Indies innings.

In reply, the Afghanistan batter never looked in good touch as Ibrahim Zadran was the highest run scorer for Afghanistan with 38 runs from 28 balls. The rest of the Afghan batting lineup crumbled down as they were unable to chase down the target of 218 and scored 114/10 in 16.4 overs.

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West Indies Powerful Attack

First, it was Nicholas Pooran, who blazed his way to 98 off 53 balls and joined an elite club by smashing 36 runs in a single over off Azmatullah Omarzai in the T20 World Cup. Pooran’s onslaught included three sixes, three boundaries, a no-ball boundary, and five runs from wides.

Then in the bowling department, Obed McCoy picked up three wickets in his three overs, while Gudakesh Motie and Akeal Hosein picked up two wickets each. Alzarri Joseph and Andre Russell also picked one wicket each to restrict Afghanistan to 114 inside 17 overs.

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Conclusion: West Indies Best Afghanistan by 104 Runs

West Indies shattered records against Afghanistan. Batting first, West Indies set a tournament-high score, this will boost their performance in the Super 8 fixtures and help them reach even further in the World Cup. Afghanistan can learn from their mistakes and come back strong against India and Australia in Super 8 fixtures.

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