Favourites West Indies failed in their bid to put the finishing touches on an otherwise successful campaign as memeses Afghanistan trounced them by seven wickets yesterday to lift the ICC World Cup Qualifiers trophy.
Hoping for revenge in the final at Harare Sports Club after two losses in the competition to the Asian side, West Indies never mounted a serious challenge, dismissed for 204 and then watching as Afghanistan strolled to their target with nearly 10 overs remaining.
The West Indies suffered a humiliating 53-run defeat in its world cup warm-up match against Afghanistan this morning.
In a 35-over match, the afghans posted 163 for nine from its allotment.
Sheldon Cottrell finished with three wickets.
The US has dropped the 'largest ever non-nuclear bomb' targeting ISIS tunnels in Afghanistan.
The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb — nicknamed the "Mother of All Bombs" (MOAB) — was dropped in at 7pm. local time today (4pm UK time).
The Pentagon confirmed the strike was carried out using a 21,000lb weapon
The target was ISIS tunnels and extremists in the Achin district of Nangarhar province.
It is believed to be the first time the bomb has been used in the battlefield.
Discarded West Indies coach Phil Simmons believes Afghanistan’s One-Day series against West Indies in the Caribbean later this year, will serve as a great opportunity for the fledgling side to begin to make strides in international cricket.
An associate member of the International Cricket Council, Afghanistan will be playing their first-ever bilateral ODI series against a major international full member when they take on West Indies in May/June.