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T20 World Cup: Pooran's explosive 98 take West Indies to 104-run win over Afghanistan in their final group match

Afghanistan's decision to bowl first backfired as Pooran hit as many as 8 maximums and 6 fours during his stay

T20 World Cup: Pooran's explosive 98 take West Indies to 104-run win over Afghanistan in their final group match

West Indies bowler Akeal Hosein celebrates the dismissal of Rahmanullah Gurbaz during an ICC Men's T20 World Cup cricket match in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia, June 17, 2024. AP/PTI



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Gros Islet (St Lucia), June 18

A superlative batting display led by Nicholas Pooran powered West Indies to a 104-run win over Afghanistan in their final Group C match of the T20 World Cup.

With both teams assured of a Super 8 berth, it was the two-time champions WI who displayed their batting might, amassing a formidable 218 for five, with Pooran going on a six-hitting spree during his 53-ball 98.

Afghanistan's decision to bowl first backfired as Pooran hit as many as 8 maximums and 6 fours during his stay.

In reply, Afghanistan succumbed to scoreboard pressure, managing just 114 in 16.2 overs.

The hosts will face England in their Super 8 Group 2 match on June 20.

Brief Score:

West Indies: 218 for five in 20 overs (Nicholas Pooran 98; Gulbadin Naib 2/14).

Afghanistan: 114 all out in 16.2 overs (Ibrahim Zadran 38; Obed McCoy 3/14, Akeal Hosein 2/21).

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