Afghanistan bow out with shock WI win

Najib Zadran plays a shot

Najib Zadran made a composed 48 and took a brilliant late catch

West Indies set up a semi-final with Australia or India despite suffering a shock six-run defeat by Afghanistan.

Batting first, Afghanistan recovered from 56-5 to post 123-7, with Najib Zadran hitting a composed unbeaten 48.

West Indies, who had won their first three matches, slumped from 79-3 to 117-8 to hand Afghanistan their biggest ever win, but still top Group 1.

The result confirms that England will play New Zealand on Delhi on Wednesday in their semi-final.

West Indies will play their semi-final in Mumbai on Thursday.

Afghanistan return home having lost their first three games at this stage, but they will be buoyed by their first-ever victory over a Test-playing nation other than Bangladesh or Zimbabwe.

More to follow.


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