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Afghanistan crowned champions of the World Cup Qualifiers

From losing the first three games to almost be dumped out of the tournament, to having other results go your way whilst being busy at winning every game that you’ve on your hands, has to be a part of Afghanistan’s folklore. In the end, who knew that this team will end up as the champions of the World Cup qualifiers. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ উইন্ডিজদের স্বপ্ন ভেঙ্গে চ্যাম্পিয়ন আফগানিস্তান]

West Indies opted to bat first after winning the toss in the final match. Opener Chris Gayle again became the victim of Mujeeb while Evin Lewis departed after playing a steady knock. After his departure, none of the batsman couldn’t make a mark and the Afghanistan bowlers kept troubling them.

Rovman Powell was the highest scorer for West Indies but it was a very slow knock as he scored only 44 runs from 75 balls. Mujeeb’s four-wicket and Naib’s two restricted West Indies to a small total of 204 runs.

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In reply, Afghanistan lost Naib early but that didn’t stop the dynamic opener Mohammad Shahzad from hitting the bowlers all over the park. He felt short off 14 runs from scoring a hundred in the end, but at the other end Rahmat Shah scored a fifty. Windies looked nowhere in the game and Mohammad Nabi finished it in style with three sixes to win the match comfortably and become the champions of the World Cup qualifiers.

Watch the celebration video of Afghanistan in dressing room-

With this win, Afghanistan have won against Windies three times in a month. At first, in the practice match, then in the Super sixes and now in the final of the qualifiers.

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Brief score:

WI 204 (46.5 ov) | Powell 44 | Mujeeb 4/43, Naib 2/28
AFG 206/3 (40.4 ov) | Shahzad 84, Rahmat 51 | Gayle 2/38

Result: Afghansitan won by 7 wickets

Watch the video how Afghanistan sealed the match over Windies-

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