Live Updates

  • 7:22 PM IST

    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: OUT! Rahmat Shah falls for 51. Chris Gayle does it again. He charged down the track and missed the ball to get stumped. Mohammad Nabi is the new man in for Afghanistan.

  • 6:59 PM IST

    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: OUT! Mohammad Shahzad falls for 84. This is second time in this tournament Shahzad misses out on a hundred. Chris Gayle seems shocked as well to pick up the wicket. Rahmat Shah is joined by Samiullah Shenwari.

  • 6:34 PM IST

    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: This has been a thumping show by Afghanistan so far. Mohammad Shahzad is milking the West Indies bowling for runs. Rahmat Shah to has joined in the fun. They have so far added 64 runs for the second wicket. Afghanistan are 83 runs away from win.

  • 5:52 PM IST

    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: 50! This is Mohammed Shahzad’s 12th ODI fifty. It has taken him just 45 balls. Gulbadin Naib was out for 14. Keemo Paul doing the trick for West Indies. Rahmat Shah has joined Shahzad in the middle.

  • 5:25 PM IST

    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: Afghanistan have blazed past the fifty run mark. Mohammad Shahzad is leaving no stones unturned in the middle. He is nearing his 12th ODI fifty. Shahzad along with Gulbadin Naib added 50 runs in 53 deliveries. West Indies bowling in tatters.

  • 5:09 PM IST

    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: Mohammad
    Shahzad and Gulbadin Naib have come out all guns blazing. Shahzad in particular
    has taken an attack to the West Indies’ opening bowlers. He has already slapped
    four boundaries in his 20-ball stay.

  • 4:21 PM IST

    West Indies are bowled out for 204. Mujeeb Zadran picks 4 wickets, including three in his last over to wrap up the tail. Afghanistan need 205 to win. Rovman Powell and Shimron Hetmyer were the only resistance from West Indies’ side.

    Innings report: HERE
  • 3:49 PM IST

    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: Rovman Powell and Ashley Nurse are giving it their all in the middle. Powell in particular is holding on end up. Nurse meanwhile has struck some boundaries thanks to luck riding his way. Important for West Indies to play out their 50 overs to manage a commendable score.

  • 3:15 PM IST

    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: OUT! just as things were looking good, Hetmyer falls. Sharafuddin Ashraf has managed to get the breakthrough. Hetmyer made a valiant 51-ball 38. Carlos Brathwaite is in the middle.

  • 2:57 PM IST

    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: West Indies are in a lot of trouble. They are already 5 down and have only made 109 runs. Jason Holder was run out without even facing a ball. Hetmyer and Rovman Powell are in the middle.

  • 2:52 PM IST

    Another feather in the cap for Rashid Khan!

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  • 2:40 PM IST

    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: 100 up for West Indies. Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer have taken West Indies to somewhat safety. Rashid Khan is into the attack, he is one wicket away from 100 ODI wickets; quickest to the tally.

  • 2:21 PM IST

    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: West Indies are in a bit of trouble after a steady start. Gulbadin Naib has got his second wicket in the form of Marlon Samules. He made just 17. Naib’s first wicket was Lewis. He scored 27.

  • 1:51 PM IST

    OUT! Evin Lewis falls trying to go up and over Naib. He made a 36-ball 27.

  • 1:49 PM IST

    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: Evin Lewis has taken the attack to Afghanistan. He is slowly opening up his arms against slow-medium bowlers. Fifty up for West Indies. Shai Hope too is looking solid so far.

  • 1:25 PM IST

    OUT! Mujeeb gets rid of the dangerous Chris Gayle. Gayle made 10 off 18 balls. This has too be one of the best catches of the tournament.


    Sharafuddin Ashraf take a bow!
  • 1:19 PM IST

    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: After a silent start, suddenly the boundaries have started following. First Evin Lewis slammed Mujeeb for a boundary, now Gayle charges against Dawlat.

  • 1:07 PM IST

    Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Updates: Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis will open the batting for West Indies. It will important for Afghanistan to snap up Gayle, before he gets into his groove. Dawlat Zadran and Mujeeb Ur Rahman will start proceedings for Afghanistan.

  • 12:58 PM IST

    Both teams are looking confident, remember Afghanistan had beaten West Indies in group stages.

  • 12:50 PM IST

    Windies XI: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Marlon Samuels, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (c), Rovman Powell (wk), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach

  • 12:49 PM IST

    Afghanistan XI: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Gulbadin Naib, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi, Asghar Stanikzai (c), Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

  • 12:42 PM IST

    Toss Update: West Indies elect to bat vs Afghanistan in final

Afghanistan and West Indies meet for the final encounter © Getty Images
Afghanistan and West Indies meet for the final encounter © Getty Images

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018‘s final. In the summit clash, we see West Indies take on Afghanistan  at Harare Sports Club in Harare. While both the sides have fulfilled their purpose of the tournament by proceeding to 2019 World Cup in England and Wales, they would want to finish it off in style on Sunday. Some of the other strong contenders Scotland, Ireland and hosts Zimbabwe — stumbled at the final hurdle to miss the World Cup ticket.

Afghanistan and West Indies came across each other in the inaugural Super Sixes’ clash. Afghanistan presented the best of themselves courtesy their spin trio— Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Zadran and Rashid Khan. They shared six wickets to restrict West Indies below 200. In reply, though Afghanistan struggled on the verge of victory but went past the finish line by 3 wickets and 14 balls to spare.

With a berth in next year’s World Cup already in the grasp, both Afghanistan and West Indies will come hard against each other and be competitive. Expect a thrilling end to what has been a rollicking tournament between inexperienced teams.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.