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Windies fall again


Windies fall again
Roston Chase (GP)

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Dubai – West Indies suffered another dent to their confidence before the official start of the ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup when Afghanistan combined belligerent batting and disciplined bowling to clinch a 56-run win in their final warm-up match yesterday.

Chasing 190 for victory, the Windies batting failed to fire, as off-spinner Mohammad Nabi opened the bowling and bowled straight through, making maximum use of the slow ICC Academy pitch, and he ended with the figures of 4-2-2-3.

Roston Chase held the West Indies innings together with 56 off 58 balls, playing the anchor role of the innings as he was expected, and Nicholas Pooran gave proof that he may have overcome his recent dip in form with 35 from 26 balls, as the defending world champions reached 133 for five.

The Windies were starved of runs early, as Nabi and his fellow bowlers restricted them to 50 for three at the halfway stage. (CMC)


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