Rashid Khan fails to live up to billing at Cricket World Cup

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West Indies finished on a high with a win over Afghanistan, but Jason Holder acknowledged they must be more consistent after a poor Cricket World Cup.

"It's hard to see him playing his last World Cup game, but I just personally want to say congratulations to Chris", Holder said.

Gayle had bowling figures of 1-28 off six overs to make up for only getting 7 off 18 balls with the bat in West Indies' 311-6.

He needed just 18 to leapfrog Brian Lara and become the Windies' all-time leading one-day worldwide run-scorer but did not make it out of single figures after toe-ending behind off Dawlat Zadran.

Afghanistan are place at the bottom of the table with zero points.

He leaves with just six wickets at an average of 69 and an economy of 5.79, and just 105 runs in nine innings.

Gayle needed 18 to leapfrog Brian Lara and become the Windies' leading one-day worldwide run-scorer of all-time in this dead rubber fixture, only to toe-edge behind off Dawlat Zadran.

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West Indies is 147-2 after 30 overs against Afghanistan.

They watched West Indies beat Afghanistan by 23 runs, thereby signing off with a second win and condemning their opponents to a dismal return of nine defeats from nine, a huge disappointment for an emerging cricketing nation which, although nascent, had been expected to spring the odd surprise. This was a similar situation, with West Indies looking possibly out of sight after going through the 300-run barrier before being ultimately relieved to fend off the minnows. However, his 86 is the highest ever World Cup score by an 18-year-old, taking the record from India superstar Sachin Tendulkar.

While Hope, who made a serene 77, was named man of the match against Afghanistan, he would be disappointed with recording only three half-centuries in the competition, given his regal form leading into the tournament.

Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (capt), Sayed Ahmad Shirzad, Hazratullah Zazai, Asghar Afghan, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Nabi, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Dawlat Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Samiullah Shinwari, Rahmat Shah, Noor Ali Zadran, Ikram Alikhil (wk). In the 2023 World Cup, Shimron Hetmyer will be 26, Nicholas Pooran 27, and Shai Hope 29.

Afghanistan won one of its six group matches in the 2015 World Cup, when the country was making its debut.

The West Indies middle order looks packed with players that could stay there for years to come, and young Alikhil delivered a dazzling innings for Afghanistan.

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