West Indies Crush Afghanistan In Final T20 World Cup Group Game

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west indies crush afghanistan in final t20 world cup group game

Nicholas Pooran was run out agonisingly short of a maiden T20 World Cup hundred as a rampant West Indies humbled Afghanistan by 104 runs in a clash of unbeaten teams on Monday.

With both sides already into the Super Eights, Pooran smashed 98 off 53 balls in the final group match at the Daren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia to propel the hosts to 218-5 after being put in to bat.

A rattled Afghanistan never recovered from the loss of Rahmanullah Gurbaz in the first over of the reply and were bundled out for 114 off 16.2 overs, seamer Obed McCoy marking his first match of the tournament with best figures of 3-14.

The next phase of the competition, the Super Eights, starts on Wednesday.

Batters have their day

'When you get the good wickets you have to capitalise as batters. When it's your day you have to take it and make the most of it,' said Pooran, who thumped six fours and eight sixes in a spectacular innings took him past 2,000 T20I runs.