West Indies’ Chris Gayle leads the team as they leave the ground after their win over Afghanistan in Leeds on Thursday. Associated Press
The Caribbean side scored 311 for six in their 50 overs in Leeds and although the Afghans put up a brave fight, they ultimately went down by 23 runs.
West Indies captain Jason Holder vowed to “look after” Nicholas Pooran after his maiden one-day international century so nearly led to a stunning World Cup win over Sri Lanka on Monday. Sri Lanka posted an imposing 338 for six, a total built on Avishka Fernando’s first hundred at this level, in a match
West Indies crushed Pakistan by seven wickets in a one-sided World Cup match at Trent Bridge on Friday, with the two-time champions showing they are a resurgent force in the one-day game.
Kings XI Punjab will bank on in-form Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell to deliver in their Indian Premier League (IPL) opening match against Delhi Capitals on Sunday.
After holders Bayern Munich kicked-off the new Bundesliga season with a record 8-0 thrashing of Schalke, new-signing Jhon Cordoba scored on his debut in a 4-1 away romp at Werder Bremen on Saturday as the ambitious capital city club threw down an early marker.
Tottenham Hotspur have signed winger Gareth Bale and left back Sergio Reguilon from Spanish champions Real Madrid, the Premier League club announced in a statement on Saturday.