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ICC World T20 2016: Afghanistan beat West Indies by 6 runs

Updated: 27 March 2016 18:42 IST - Published: 27 March 2016 13:34 IST
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After three close games, Afghanistan finally have their reward. The fairytale continues. Is it really fair if they are denied of an opportunity to play more, against the top sides? The questions will continue to raise as the best story of the current World T20 continues to develop into something magical.
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Despite that second no ball that shouldn't have been and being on the back foot after scoring just 123, Afghanistan have overcome all odds once again to complete a historic win over West Indies.
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19.6 Nabi to Badree, 1 run, that was dragged to deep mid-wicket and Afghanistan win by 6 runs. In the grand scheme of things this might not matter much in the grand scheme of things but that is some finish from Afghanistan.
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8 needed off the last ball.
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19.5 Nabi to Fletcher, 1 run, single down to long on and Afghanistan on the brink of vctory.
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9 needed off 2. Andre Fletcher, who is injured comes to bat.
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19.4 Nabi to Badree, 1 run, full toss and that is hit into the leg side for a single.
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19.3 Nabi to Brathwaite, WICKET, that was a full toss and that was a fantastic tumbling catch by Najibullah Zadran to bring Afghanistan on the brink of victory.
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10 needed off 4 balls.
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19.2 Nabi to Brathwaite, no run, goes down the track but doesn't connect with the ball.
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19.1 Nabi to Brathwaite, no run, that was a beauty, just missed the stumps.
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They needed 9 against the Proteas and Brathwaite got them home, can he do it again?
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Afghanistan's all-time leading T20I wicket-taker to bowl the last over.
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10 needed off the last over.
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18.6 Naib to Brathwaite, 1 run, another full toss on the pads this time he just takes a single to keep strike.
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18.5 Naib to Brathwaite, SIX, that was a low full toss and Brathwaite just launches into it over long-on and that is a 100m six.
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17 needed from 8 balls.
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18.4 Naib to Sammy, WICKET, that was wide and full but Sammy picked out the fielder at sweeper cover.
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18.3 Naib to Brathwaite, 1 legbye, there is an appeal but all three stumps are visible and that is going down leg and that goes to third man for a legbye. In his appeal, the bowler falls down as well.
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18.2 Naib to Brathwaite, SIX, that was in the slot and that was hammered over long-off and that takes some of the pressure off the Windies.
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18.1 Naib to Sammy, 1 run, yorker on leg stump and it can only be dug out for a single to bring up the 100.
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25 needed off the last 12 balls.
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17.6 Shenwari to Brathwaite, no run, goes for the sweep but doesn't connect but thankfully gets a glove and that saves him from lbw.
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17.5 Shenwari to Russell, 1 run, driven firmly to cover and another run-out opportunity but the fielder doesn't release the ball.
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17.4 Shenwari to Sammy, no run, good ball on the pads and he doesn't do much with it.
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17.3 Shenwari to Russell, RUN-OUT, that was excellent work first from Russell to get to the ball but he goes for the second that wasn't there and he is run out as the throw is to the keeper and Shahzad completes the run-out with a direct hit.
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17.2 Shenwari to Sammy, 1 run, run-out opporunity but Nabi doesn't collect the ball.
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17.1 Shenwari to Russell, 1 run, full ball and that is driven down to long-off
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29 needed off the last three overs.
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16.6 Naib to Sammy, no run, that was down the leg side again but Sammy misses out again. There is an appeal again but nothing from the umpire.
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16.5 Naib to Sammy, no run, low full toss on the pads and Sammy misses out.
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Gulbadin Naib to finish the over.
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16.5 Hassan to Russell, 1 legbye, that was a full toss over waist height. FREE-HIT coming up. But that didn't look over waist height. But as that is the second full toss he bowled today he is out of the attack.
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16.4 Hassan to Sammy, 1 run, hit back to the bowler but they take a single after Russell and Hassan almost collide.
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16.3 Hassan to Sammy, no run, gets an inside-edge onto his pads and Sammy picks up the ball and throws it to the bowler.
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16.2 Hassan to Sammy, 2 runs, excellent running by Sammy who picks up two after beating point with his cut shot.
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16.1 Hassan to Russell, 1 run, that is a brilliant yorker to begin with and the batsman can just hit it down to long-on for a single.
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35 needed off 24 balls.
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The captain wanted a wicket off his last over and Rashid delivered.
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15.6 Rashid to Ramdin, WICKET, walks down the track and Ramdin misses the ball and he is gone by a country mile. Easy stumping for Shahzad.
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15.5 Rashid to Ramdin, 2 runs, nails the cut shot this time and he places it better and picks up a couple.
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15.4 Rashid to Russell, 1 run, that should have been cut off as Russell just dabs it into the off-side for a quick single.
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15.3 Rashid to Ramdin, 1 run, tries to slog but it goes along the ground to deep mid-wicket.
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15.2 Rashid to Ramdin, no run, wide again but this is cut straight to the fielder.
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15.1 Rashid to Russell, 1 run, that was short and wide and that just beats point and it is a single.
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Rashid to bowl his final over.
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40 needed off the last 30 balls.
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14.6 Shenwari to Ramdin, no run, there is an appeal for caught behind but how did that miss the stumps.
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14.5 Shenwari to Russell, 1 run, driven down the ground and he is off the mark.
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