In the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2018, Afghanistan defeated Ireland by five wickets to qualify for the finals and tournament proper. But they go back now and they've probably got three games of cricket this summer. With AP Photos.Mohammad Nabi smashed three straight sixes to give Afghanistan a seven-wicket victory over West Indies in the final of the cricket World Cup qualification tournament with nearly 10 overs to spare.
The West Indies fielded big players like Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels and left nothing to chance, and despite a relatively easy campaign than that of Afghanistan, Caribbean captain Jason Holder was relieved that they had managed to live up to expectations.
Afghanistan emerged as the champions of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers after thrashing Windies in the finals by seven wickets.
Afghanistan's Rashid Khan, second left, celebrates with his teammates after the dismissal of Bangladesh's Taijul Islam during the second one-day worldwide cricket match in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.
Given the increase of the Test playing nations from 10 to 12, with the admission of Ireland and Afghanistan in June 2017, it will be the first World Cup to be contested without all of the Test playing nations being present and this will also be the first World cup to feature no Associate members.
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A record of six victories against one loss during the tournament would suggest that it was a good outing for the West Indies. The Windies will be up against teams like India, Australia, England, South Africa, and New Zealand in England next year, not teams like UAE, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong, and Nepal. "That is good for cricket, says a lot about world cricket and the standard of cricket".
"I feel sorry for Scotland how it ended for them".
"Our spinners are the best in the world". Shahzad played some remarkable shots in his 93-ball innings, clubbing 11 fours and two sixes before holing out to the part-time spin of Gayle.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman was the star performer with the ball for Afghanistan, returning 4-43 as Rovman Powell top-scored for the Windies with 44. "I will dance with them, I'll interact with the crowd on Sunday as well, I will have some fun for sure", said one of the world's most destructive batsmen.