West Indies Samuel Badree, center, celebrates with teammates the wicket of Afghanistans Mohammad Shahzad during their ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket match in Nagpur, India, Sunday, March 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
NAGPUR, India (AP) Spirited Afghanistan upset former champions West Indies at the World Twenty20 with a thrilling six-run victory in their last Group 1 match on Sunday.
Afghanistan's four-pronged spin attack led by 17-year-old Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi, who returned identical figures of 2-26, restricted the West Indies to 117-8 on a turning wicket after Najibullah Zadran's 48 off 40 balls earlier anchored them to 123-7.
Despite the defeat, West Indies topped Group 1 on a superior net run-rate than England as both teams finished on six points with one defeat and three victories. West Indies will take on the winner of the India vs. Australia match in the second semifinal at Mumbai next Thursday.