ICC T20 World Cup 2012: Chris Gayle's fifty helps West Indies roll over Afghanistan in practice game

Chris Gayle scored an unbeaten 65 runs off 48 balls as West Indies won by 8 wickets Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Colombo: Sep 17, 2012

An unbeaten fifty by Chris Gayle helped West Indies beat Afghanistan by 8 wickets to win the warm-up match of International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup 2012 at Colombo on Monday.

Earlier Afghanistan captain Nawroz Mangal won the toss and chose to bat first against West Indies in the warm-up match at Colombo on Monday.

Azghar Stanikzai top scored with 53 runs as Afghanistan could manage a paltry score of 122 runs for the loss of seven wickets.

The West Indies have been drawn in Group B alongside Australia and Ireland and both first round matches will be at the Premadasa Stadium here.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan were adjudged winners of the Asia versus the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament after three teams won the same number of matches.

The win is expected to boost the confidence of the Afghan players ahead of the ICC World Twenty20tournament starting in Sri Lanka Sep 18.

Brief Scores Afghanistan 122 for 7 in 20 overs (Azghar Stanikzai 53, Nawroz Mangal 15; Fidel Edwards 3 for 24) lost to West Indies 125 for 2 in 15.5 overs (Chris Gayle 65*, Marlon Samuels 15*; Mohammad Nabi 2 for 29) by 8 wickets

Catch the live score & ball-by-ball commentary of the warm-up match here

ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2012: Match time table with group details