Afghanistan upset table-toppers WI

Afghanistan 123 for 7 (Najibullah 48*, Badree 3-14) beat West Indies 117 for 8 (Bravo 28, Rashid 2-26) by six runs
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Highlights – Afghanistan spin circles around West Indies

Afghanistan kissed the World T20 goodbye by beating table-toppers West Indies by six runs in a low-scoring thriller. Asghar Stanikzai had shown his hand when he said they would use spin to restrict West Indies’ big hitters on the eve of the match. Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan backed up their captain’s confidence with figures of 2 for 26 each and bowled West Indies out for 117.

West Indies finished as the No. 1 team in Group 1 and will take on either India or Australia in the semi-final, but they will go to Mumbai with a sobering defeat. West Indies became Afghanistan’s second Full Member scalp after Zimbabwe and the match was another strong reminder that cricket needs to be inclusive.

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Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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