Sammy says defeat against Afghanistan is a 'blip' in WT20

West Indies Samuel Badree, left, celebrates with captain Darren Sammy after claiming his third wicket of Afghanistans captain Asghar Stanikzai during their ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket match in Nagpur, India, Sunday, March 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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NAGPUR, India (AP) West Indies captain Darren Sammy wants his team to quickly forget Sunday's six-run defeat against unfancied Afghanistan and concentrate on the upcoming World Twenty20 semifinals.

Afghanistan's spinners restricted the 2012 champions to 117-8 after Najibullah Zadran's 40-ball unbeaten 48 had led Afghanistan to 123-7 on a turning wicket in their last Group 1 match.

Sammy says ''we leave this game here and see it as the blip in the tournament, now we have two knockouts to play … semifinals in Mumbai, take that step, then Kolkata here we come.''

Despite losing its first game in the tournament, West Indies topped the group on superior net run-rate ahead of England.