West Indies beat Afghanistan by 23 runs to end on winning note

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Afghanistan and Ikram give West Indies fright but still end up winless

Even though, Ikram played exceptionally well against the Windies, the Afghans witnessed yet another defeat in the tournament and ended their World Cup campaign without a win.

The wicket-keeper's 86 off 92 deliveries against the West Indies saw him move ahead of Tendulkar's best of 84 which came 27 years ago. Both the teams West Indies and Afghanistan bowed out of this edition of the World Cup.

While right-hander Rahmat was the more graceful as he found the gaps time times easily, it was exciting to watch 18-year-old left-hander Alikhil, who has beaten Sachin Tendulkar to record highest individual score by the youngest player in World Cup.

Afghanistan and West Indies, two teams lurking at the bottom of the table, will take each other on in the 42nd match of the World Cup at Headingley on Thursday.

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Ikram also said that he is happy that he scored 86 runs, which was the top score for Afghanistan.

"We have a great bunch, some great youngsters as well and it's up to them to lift West Indies cricket from here on", he added in a reference to players such as Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer. In the same over, Najibullah found himself short at the non-striker's end attempting a second run and when the experienced Mohammad Nabi was taken at deep cover by Allen for two in the 38th over, Afghanistan were wobbling on 201 for five.

"If you don't improve and learn from this experience, we're not going anywhere, we're not learning anything", he said. "But these are big games and big teams". "I think we lost some of those games in some crucial situations".

"As a team, we need to regroup", Brathwaite, who almost pulled off a trilling victory against New Zealand with a spectacular century, told reporters. "In a tournament like this you have to play your best game in each game".

"I'm not happy with the team performance, we didn't really give 100 percent and our audience expects more for us", he added.

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