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Afghanistan vs West Indies, World Cup 2019: As it happened

West Indies defeated Afghanistan by 23 runs in the 42nd match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Headingley, Leeds on Thursday. 

Afghanistan vs West Indies, World Cup 2019: As it happened
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Jason Holder-led West Indies defeated Afghanistan by 23 runs in the 42nd match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Headingley, Leeds on Thursday. 

Here are the highlights from the match:

# West Indies beat Afghanistan by 23 runs! 

# Wicket! Shirzad has been dismissed off the final delivery of the match following a one-handed catch by Fabian Allen who dives mid-air following a miscued loft from the batsman over extra cover. Afghanistan 288/10 (50 overs)

# Oshane Thomas to bowl the final over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 278/9 (49 overs) with three runs from the over as the two batsmen complete three singles hitting the ball to deep mid-wicket, wide long on. 

# Carlos Braithwaite to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 275/9 (48 overs) with seven runs from the over as Mujeeb Ur Rahman scores his first boundary of the innings, hitting the ball past the diving mid-on fielder. 

# Oshane Thomas to bowl his sixth over of the innings! 

# Eight runs from the over as Shirzad scores his first six of the innings hitting the ball over long-on. Afghanistan 268/9 (47 overs) 

# Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the last batsman for Afghanistan! 

# Wicket! Rashid Khan dismissed for 9 runs off 16 deliveries following a bit hit straight down the ground following a low full toss which he hit straight to Jason Holder. Afghanistan 260/9 (46.3 overs)

# Carlos Braithwaite to continue with the ball! 

# Afghanistan 260/8 (46 overs) with five runs from the over as Shirzad scores his first boundary of the innings off the final delivery of the over, hitting the ball straight down the ground to the long-on fence. 

# Oshane Thomas is back in the attack! 

# Afghanistan 255/8 (45 overs)

Sayed Shirzad is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Dawlat Zadran departs for 1 off 2 deliveries as Sheldon Cottrell completes a fine catch following a slower delivery by Braithwaite, Afghanistan 255/8 (44.6 overs)

# Dawlat Zadran is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Asghar Afghan dismissed for 40 runs off 31 deliveries as Jason Holder completes a catch off a length delivery hit straight down the ground, Afghanistan 244/7 (44.2 overs)

# Carlos Braithwaite is back in the attack, set to bowl his 7th over! 

# Need 68 runs from 36 deliveries! 

# Afghanistan 244/6 (44 overs) with three runs from the over as Asghar Afghan and Rashid Khan complete three singles, hitting the ball to point, through the covers. 

# Kemar Roach to bowl his final over! 

# Afghanistan 241/6 (43 overs) with 12 runs from the over as Asghar Afghan scores two consecutive boundaries, lofting the ball over the infield followed by a boundary off a full toss bowled down the leg side.  

# Jason Holder to bowl his eighth over of the innings! 

# Need 83 runs from 48 deliveries! 

# Afghanistan 229/6 (42 overs), with three runs and a wicket off the over following two singles and a wide delivery. 

# Rashid Khan is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Shinwari dismissed for 6 runs off 9 deliveries as the batsman attempts to go for a big hit off a slower delivery, handing a catch to Shimron Hetmyer. West Indies 227/6 (41.4 overs) 

# Kemar Roach to bowl his ninth over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 226/5 (41 overs) with six runs from the over as the two batsmen complete three singles followed by a double with an extra run off a wide delivery. 

# Jason Holder is back in the attack! 

# Afghanistan 220/5 (40 overs) with five runs from the over as Afghan and Shinwari complete five singles hitting the ball to backward square leg, deep mid-wicket and mid-wicket. 

# Kemar Roach to bowl his eighth over! 

# Afghanistan 215/5 (39 overs) with 14 runs from the over as Asghar Afghan scores a boundary and a six off consecutive deliveries, hitting the ball over backward square leg. 

# Sheldon Cottrell to bowl his seventh over of the innings! 

# Wicket maiden by Kemar Roach, Afghanistan 201/5 (38 overs)

Samiullah Shinwari is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Nabi departs following a slower ball by Roach as the attempted lofted drive results in a catch to Fabian Allen at sweeper cover. Afghanistan 201/5 (37.4 overs)

# Kemar Roach is back in the attack! 

# Afghanistan 201/4 (37 overs) with five runs from the over as the two batsmen complete four singles with a wide delivery adding to the total. 

# Sheldon Cottrell to continue with the ball! 

# Nine runs from the over as Asghar Afghan gets off the mark with a boundary, as Afghanistan lose two wickets. Afghanistan 196/4 (36 overs) 

# Mohammad Nabi is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Najibullah departs for 31 runs off 28 deliveries as he is adjudged run-out following a miscalculated double which caught him short of the crease. Afghanistan 194/4 (35.5 overs)

# Asghar Afghan is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Ikram Ali Khil departs for 86 runs off 93 deliveries following a flat delivery off which the batsmen attempted a premeditated sweep, with the ball going on to hit the pads. Afghanistan 189/3 (35.3 overs)

# Chris Gayle to bowl his sixth over of the innings! 

# Five runs from the over as Najibullah and Ikram Ali Khil complete three singles and a double, hitting the ball to wide long-on, mid-wicket and deep mid-wicket. Afghanistan 187/2 (35 overs)

# Left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell is back in the attack! 

# Afghanistan 182/2 (34 overs) with two runs from the over as Najibullah and Ikram Ali Khil complete two singles, hitting the ball to long-on and mid-wicket. 

# Chris Gayle to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 180/2 (33 overs) with 13 runs from the over as Najibullah Zadran scores a six straight down the ground, followed by two doubles and three singles. 

# Carlos Braithwaite to bowl his sixth over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 167/2 (32 overs) with three runs from the over as Najibullah and Ikram Ali Khil complete three singles, hitting the ball to long-on, deep mid-wicket and sweeper cover. 

# Chris Gayle to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 164/2 (31 overs) with nine runs from the over as Najibullah scores his first boundary of the innings, past Oshane Thomas at short third man who fails to stop the ball despite a desperate dive. 

# Carlos Braithwaite to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 155/2 (30 overs) with just a single off the over as Ikram Ali Khil hits the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

# Chris Gayle to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 154/2 (29 overs) with eight runs from the over as Ikram Ali Khil scores his eighth boundary of the innings, hitting the ball wide of the deep fielder.  

# Carlos Braithwaite to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 146/2 (28 overs) with six runs from the over as the two batsmen complete two doubles followed by three runs off the final delivery, as Najibullah hit the ball to deep extra cover.  

# Chris Gayle to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Just a run off the over as Najibullah Zadran gets off the mark with a single off the final delivery hitting the ball to backward square leg. Afghanistan 139/2 (27 overs)

# Najibullah Zadran is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Rahmat Shah departs for 62 runs off 78 deliveries as Chris Gayle completes the catch following an edge to the veteran. Afghanistan 138/2 (26.2 overs)  

# Carlos Braithwaite to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 138/1 (26 overs) with six runs from the over as Ikram and Rahmat complete six singles, hitting the ball through the covers, deep square leg and deep mid-wicket. 

# Chris Gayle into the attack! 

# Afghanistan 132/1 (25 overs) with four runs from the over as Sheldon Cottrell drops a catch at long-on off the first delivery with the two batsmen completing four singles. 

# Carlos Braithwaite to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 128/1 (24 overs) with six runs from the over as Ikram Ali Khil scores his sixth boundary of the innings, hitting the ball to fine leg. 

# Jason Holder to bowl his sixth over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 122/2 (23 overs) with six runs from the over as Rahmat Shah scores his 10th boundary of the innings, hitting the ball to long-on. 

# Carlos Braithwaite into the attack! 

# Afghanistan 116/1 (22 overs) with seven runs from the over as Ikram Ali Khil scores his sixth boundary of the innings, hitting the ball to mid-on. 

# Jason Holder to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 109/1 (21 overs) with eight runs from the over as Ikram Ali Khil scores his first half-century in ODI cricket, hitting two boundaries through sweeper cover and mid-wicket. 

# Fabian Allen to continue with the ball! 

# Afghanistan 101/1 (20 overs) with just a single off the over as Ikram Ali Khil hits the ball to the extra cover in the deep. 

# Jason Holder to bowl his fifth over! 

# Afghanistan 100/1 (19 overs) with 12 runs from the over as Rahmat Shah and Ikram score a boundary apiece, hitting the ball to backward point and straight down the ground. 

# Fabian Allen to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 88/1 (18 overs) with eight runs from the over as Rahmat Shah scores his eighth boundary of the innings, hitting the ball firmly behind square. This was further followed by two singles through point and through point.   

# Jason Holder to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 80/1 (17 overs) with six runs from the over as Rahmat and Ikram Ali Khil complete four singles and a double, hitting the ball to long-off, long on and mid-wicket. 

# Spinner Fabian Allen into the attack! 

# Afghanistan 74/1 (16 overs) as Ikram Ali Khil scores his second boundary of the innings, hitting the ball to deep backward point.  

# Jason Holder to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 70/1 (15 overs) with three runs from the over as Rahmat Shah hits the ball to mid-off for a single along with two other singles. 

Oshane Thomas to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 67/1 (14 overs) with just two runs off Holder's opening over of the innings as Imram Ali Khil hits the first delivery of the over to third man followed by a single as Rahmat Shah hit the ball to fine leg. 

# Jason Holder into the attack! 

# Afghanistan 65/1 (13 overs) as Rahmat Shah scores two boundaries, hitting the ball into the empty square followed by a second boundary to deep extra cover. 

# Oshane Thomas to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 54/1 (12 overs) as the chasing side crosses the 50-run mark following five singles which the two batsmen hit to square leg, third man, sweeper cover and fine leg. 

# Kemar Roach to bowl his sixth over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 49/1 (11 overs) with five runs from the over as Rahmat Shah scores his fourth boundary of the innings hitting the ball between cover and point. 

# Oshane Thomas to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 44/1 (10 overs) with seven runs from the over as Ikram Ali Khil scores his second boundary of the innings, straight over the bowler's head. 

# Kemar Roach is back in the attack, set to bowl his fifth over! 

# Afghanistan 37/1 (9 overs) with three runs from the over as Rahmat Shah and Ikram complete a double and a single, hitting the ball behind square wicket. 

# Fast bowler Oshane Thomas into the attack! 

# Afghanistan 34/1 (8 overs) as Rahmat Shah scores his third boundary of the innings, flicking the ball past square leg. 

# Kemar Roach to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 29/1 (7 overs) as Rahmat Shah scores two boundaries, hitting the ball through the gap at cover and between mid-wicket, long-on.  

# Sheldon Cottrell to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 19/1 (6 overs) with three runs from the over as Rahmat hits the ball to the left of mid-on for a single, followed by two runs off the final delivery in the gap wide of mid-off. 

# Kemar Roach to continue with the ball! 

# Afghanistan 16/1 (5 overs) with five runs from the over as Ikram Ali Khil scores his first boundary of the innings, hitting the straight ball past short fine leg. 

# Sheldon Cottrell to bowl his third over! 

# Afghanistan 11/1 (4 overs) as Kemar Roach bowls the first maiden of the Afghanistan innings, making it difficult for the batsmen to score with good length deliveries. 

# Kemar Roach to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan 11/1 (3 overs) with three runs from the over as the two batsmen complete three singles hitting the ball to third man and wide of mid-on. 

# Sheldon Cottrell to bowl his second over! 

# Seven runs from the over as Afghanistan lose their first wicket in the form of Gulbadin Naib, with Ikram Ali Khil off the mark with a double. Afghanistan 8/1 (2 overs)

# Ikram Ali Khil is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Gulbadin Naib departs for 5 runs off 6 deliveries after scoring a boundary off the previous delivery over square leg, hitting the ball to Evin Lewis off a back of length delivery. Afghanistan 5/1 (1.3 overs)

# Kemar Roach to share the new ball! 

# Just a single off the opening over as Gulbadin Naib hits the ball to square leg to get off the mark. Afghanistan 1/0 (1 over) 

# Left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell to bowl the opening over of the innings! 

# Afghanistan openers Gulbadin Naib and Rahmat Shah are set to start the chase! 

# Afghanistan need 312 runs to win! 

# Windies finish on 311/6 (50 overs) with 14 runs from the over as Braithwaite finishes with 14 runs off 4 deliveries smashing two boundaries and a six. 

# Fabian Allen is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Jason Holder departs for 45 runs off 34 deliveries following a slower delivery which he hit across the line, resulting in a top-edge to Dawlat Zadran at long leg. Windies 297/6 (49.2 overs)

# Carlos Braithwaite is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Nicholas Pooran departs for 58 runs off 43 deliveries following a run-out after a complete lack of communication between Holder and Pooran. Windies 297/5 (49.1 overs)  

# Shirzad to bowl the final over of the innings! 

# Windies 297/4 (49 overs) with 20 runs from the over as Jason Holder and Nicholas Pooran score a six apiece, hitting the ball over long-on and over the deep mid region. 

# Dawlat Zadran to bowl his ninth over of the innings! 

# Windies 277/4 (48 overs) with 10 runs from the over as Nicholas Pooran completes his half-century, followed by a boundary by Jason Holder to third man.  

# Mujeeb Ur Rahman to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# Windies 267/4 (47 overs) with 15 runs from the over as Pooran and Holder smash a boundary and a six respectively, hitting the ball to long-on and deep mid-wicket. 

# Dawlat Zadran to bowl his eighth over of the innings! 

# Windies 252/4 (46 overs) with six runs from the over as the West Indies cross the 250-run mark following four singles and two wides, with the batsmen hitting the ball to long-on and long-off.  

# Rashid Khan to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# Windies 246/4 (45 overs) with 16 runs from the over as Jason Holder smashes a six across the line, followed by a boundary by Nicholas Pooran who scores a boundary to short fine leg. Pooran further hit the ball to deep backward point off the final delivery.  

# Mujeeb Ur Rahman to bowl his ninth over of the innings! 

# Windies 230/4 (44 overs) with 11 runs from the over as Jason Holder scores his first six of the innings, hitting the ball over long-off. Pooran and Holder further complete two doubles and a single, hitting the ball to the off-side and fine leg.  

# Rashid Khan to bowl his ninth over of the innings! 

# Windies 219/4 (43 overs) with seven runs from the over as Nicholas Pooran scores his third boundary of the innings, hitting the ball over cover. 

# Mujeeb Al Zadran to bowl his eighth over of the innings! 

# Windies 212/4 (42 overs) with three runs from the over as Pooran and Holder complete three singles, hitting the ball to on-side, off-side and past the slip.  

# Rashid Khan to bowl his eighth over of the innings! 

# Windies 209/4 (41 overs) with nine runs from the over as Nicholas Pooran scores his first boundary of the innings, hitting the ball behind square. 

# Shirzad to bowl his seventh over of the innings! 

# Windies 200/4 (40 overs) with a double and two singles off the over, as Pooran hit the ball to deep cover resulting in a double. The two batsmen further completed singles hitting the ball to long-on. 

# Mohammad Nabi to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# Windies 196/4 (39 overs) with four runs from the over as Pooran and Holder complete two singles hitting the ball to deep square leg, third man followed by a double off the final delivery to deep mid-wicket. 

# Shirzad to bowl his sixth over of the innings! 

# Windies 192/4 (38 overs) in an over comprising of eight runs as Hope departs having hit two consecutive boundaries straight down the ground and to mid-off. 

# Jason Holder is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Shai Hope departs for 77 runs off 91 deliveries in an innings comprising of six boundaries and two sixes, after handing a catch to Rashid Khan off a length delivery by Nabi. Windies 192/4 (37.4 overs) 

# Mohammad Nabi to bowl his ninth over of the innings! 

# Windies 184/3 (37 overs) with just four runs from the over as the two batsmen complete two singles and a double, hitting the ball to sweeper cover, through point and wide of long-on. 

# Dawlat Zadran to bowl his seventh over of the innings! 

# Windies 180/3 (36 overs) with two runs from the over as Pooran and Hope complete two singles, hitting the ball to point and cover. 

# Rashid Khan is back in the attack! 

# Windies 178/3 (35 overs) with 13 runs from the over as Hope scores a boundary from the first delivery, followed by a boundary off the final delivery by Pooran off his first delivery.  

# Nicholas Pooran is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Shimron Hetmyer departs for 39 runs off 31 deliveries as he is dismissed following a fine catch by substitute fielder Noor Ali after attempting a hit through short mid-wicket. Windies 174/3 (34.5 overs)

Dawlat Zadran is back in the attack! 

# Windies 165/2 (34 overs) with five runs from the over as Hope and Hetmyer complete three singles and a double, hitting the ball to cow corner and long-on.  

# Rashid Khan to bowl his sixth over! 

# Windies 160/2 (33 overs) with seven runs from the over as Hope and Hetmyer complete two doubles and three singles, hitting the ball to long-on and behind square. 

# Sayed Shirzad to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# Windies 153/2 (32 overs) with just a single off the over as Shai Hope completes a single off the final delivery, hitting the ball to sweeper cover. 

# Mujeeb Ur Rahman to bowl his seventh over of the innings! 

# Windies 152/2 (31 overs) with five runs from the over as Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer complete five singles, hitting the ball to mid-wicket, square leg and behind point.  

# Sayed Shirzad to continue with the ball! 

# Windies 147/2 (30 overs) with eight runs from the over as Hetmyer scores his second six of the innings, hitting the ball into cow corner. 

# Mohammad Nabi to bowl his eighth over of the innings! 

# Windies 139/2 (29 overs) with six runs from the over as Shimron Hetmyer scores his third boundary of the innings, with fine leg inside the circle, hitting the ball fine enough. 

# Shirzad to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Windies 133/2 (28 overs) with 12 runs from the over as Shimron Hetmyer scores two boundaries off the over, hitting the ball straight down the ground with a second boundary between deep sweeper and long-off.   

Mohammad Nabi to bowl his seventh over of the innings! 

# Windies 121/2 (27 overs) with four runs from the over as Shai Hope scores his fourth boundary of the innings, hitting the ball backward of point. 

# Rashid Khan to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# Windies 117/2 (26 overs) with eight runs from the over as Shimron Hetmyer scores his first six of the innings, hitting the ball over the fielder at long-off. 

# Mohammad Nabi to bowl his sixth over of the innings! 

# Windies 109/2 (25 overs) with nine runs and a wicket off the over as Shai Hope completes two boundaries off the first two deliveries, hitting the ball off the back foot and over mid-wicket. 

# Shimron Hetmyer is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Evin Lewis departs for 58 runs off 78 deliveries as he attempts to go for a big hit off a short delivery, without proper timing resulting in a catch to Mohammad Nabi. Windies 109/2 (24.5 overs)

# Rashid Khan to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# Windies 100/1 (24 overs) with three runs from the over as Hope and Lewis complete two singles hitting the ball to short fine leg and long-off, followed by a run off a wide delivery. 

# Mujeeb Ur Rahman to continue with the ball! 

# Windies 97/1 (23 overs) with six runs from the over as Evin Lewis scores his sixth boundary of the innings, hitting the ball through square leg. Lewis further hit the ball to long-off for a single. 

# Rashid Khan is back in the attack! 

# Windies 91/1 (22 overs) with three runs from the over as the two batsmen complete three singles, hitting the ball to sweeper cover and short fine leg. 

# Mujeeb Ur Rahman is back in the attack! 

# Windies 88/1 (21 overs) with two runs from the over as Hope and Lewis hit the ball square on the off-side and to sweeper cover. 

Mohammad Nabi to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# Windies 86/1 (20 overs) with four runs from the over as Lewis and Hope complete four singles, hitting the ball to sweeper cover, long-on and short fine leg. Evin Lewis further completes his half-century. 

# Rashid Khan to continue with the ball! 

# Windies 82/1 (19 overs) with just a single off the over as Hope hit the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single off the first delivery.  

# Mohammad Nabi to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# Windies 81/1 (18 overs) with three runs from the over as the two batsmen complete a double off the first delivery, after Shai Hope hit the ball to square leg. Hope further completed a single off the final delivery, hitting the ball behind square. 

# All-rounder Rashid Khan into the attack! 

# Windies 78/1 (17 overs) with two runs from the over as Lewis and Hope complete two singles, hitting the ball to long on and to the right of cover. 

Mohammad Nabi to bowl his third over! 

# Windies 76/1 (16 overs) with three runs from the over as the two batsmen complete three singles having completed a 50-run partnership hitting the ball to deep square leg and long-on. 

# Gulbadin Naib to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Windies 73/1 (15 overs) as Shai Hope scores his first six of the innings, off the first delivery hitting the ball straight down the ground. Lewis further followed it up with a single towards point. 

# Mohammad Nabi to continue with the ball! 

# Windies 65/1 (14 overs) with 12 runs from the over as Evin Lewis scores a boundary and a six off consecutive deliveries, hitting the ball to the right of mid-off for a boundary, before following it up with a six over cow corner. 

# Gulbadin Naib to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Windies 53/1 (13 overs) with three singles from Nabi's opening over of the innings as Hope and Lewis hit the ball to long-off, long-on and into the covers.

# Spinner Mohammad Nabi into the attack! 

# Windies 50/1 (12 overs) with three runs from the over as Hope and Lewis complete three singles hitting the ball to mid-off and deep cover. The West Indies have now reached the 50-run mark.  

# Skipper Gulbadin Naib into the attack!

# Windies 47/1 (11 overs) with four runs from the over as Shai Hope and Evin Lewis complete four singles, hitting the ball wide of the fielder at mid-off and deep cover.  

# Shirzad to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Windies 43/1 (10 overs) as Zadran bowls the first maiden of the innings, following back of the length deliveries which make it difficult for the batsmen to score runs. 

# Dawlat Zadran to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Windies 43/1 (9 overs) with eight runs from the over as Evin Lewis scores his first six of the innings following a delivery which angled into the pads. Lewis hit the ball behind square on the on-side into the stands. 

# Left-arm pacer Sayed Shirzad into the attack! 

# Windies 35/1 (8 overs) with seven runs from the over as Evin Lewis scores his fourth boundary of the innings, hitting the slower delivery past the fielder at short fine leg. 

# Dawlat Zadran to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# Windies 28/1 (7 overs) as Shai Hope and Evin Lewis complete three singles, hitting the ball to long-on and short fine leg. 

# Mujeeb Ur Rahman to continue with the ball! 

# Five runs and a wicket off the over as Shai Hope gets off the mark with a boundary, following a delivery bowled down the leg. Windies 25/1 (6 overs) 

# Shai Hope is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Chris Gayle departs for 7 runs off 18 deliveries following a full, wide delivery which the batsman edged to wicketkeeper Ikram Ali Khil. Windies 21/1 (5.3 overs)

# Dawlat Zadran to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Windies 20/0 (5 overs) as Evin Lewis scores his third boundary of the innings following a short delivery bowled outside off, which he hit between point and short third man. 

# Mujeeb Ur Rahman to bowl his third over! 

# Windies 15/0 (4 overs) with four runs from the over. Gayle scored his first boundary of the innings, backing away and hitting the ball through the mid-off. 

# Dawlat Zadran to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Windies 11/0 (3 overs) with five runs from the over as Chris Gayle completes a single off the first delivery, hitting the ball into the on-side. Evin Lewis further followed it up with his second boundary of the innings, hitting the ball off the back foot through the covers for a four. 

# Rahman is set to bowl his second over as Afghanistan look for an early wicket! 

# Windies 6/0 (2 overs) as Chris Gayle completes a single off the first delivery of the over, hitting the ball to mid-wicket. Evin Lewis gets off the mark with a boundary himself following a delivery down the leg side. 

# Pacer Dawlat Zadran to share the new ball! 

# Windies 1/0 (1 over) as Chris Gayle gets off the mark with a single off the final delivery of the over, hitting the ball to square leg. Lewis is yet to play a single delivery.  

# Spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman to bowl the opening over! 

# West Indies openers Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis are set to start the innings! 

# Players from both the sides are set for the national anthem ceremony! 

# West Indies skipper Jason Holder has won the toss and opted to bat! 

Afghanistan and West Indies are set to face off in their final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign on Thursday at Headingley, Leeds. The former are yet to register their maiden win in the tournament despite delivering impressive performances in the competition. Afghanistan came close to stopping this barren run in their previous clash against Pakistan where they were in a dominant position at one stage but failed to hold on to the advantage.

One of the prime factors in this regard has been the performance of the fast bowlers and batting unit who have failed to perform on a consistent basis. However, the spinners have made their presence felt which is one of the positives from the campaign so far. 

West Indies, on the other hand, started the tournament with a 7-wicket triumph against Pakistan. However, they failed to sustain that success in the remaining fixtures with a distinct lack of all-round performances. 

Pacer Sheldon Cottrell has been the find of the campaign delivering excellent performances with the ball. However, the Chris Gayle-led famed batting unit has consistently failed to post significant totals courtesy lack of partnerships. 

Afghanistan hold the edge over West Indies in recent clashes as they have defeated the Men in Maroon thrice in four completed matches, which includes a 7-wicket triumph in the World Cup Qualifier final last year. 

Lineups:

West Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach. 

Afghanistan (Playing XI): Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib(c), Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shinwari, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Sayed Shirzad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.