West Indies’ Chris Gayle poses for a photograph with schoolchildren during nets at the The Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday. Reuters
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.
Cricket-crazy fans in Pakistan will be able to enjoy the whole of their Twenty20 league on home soil for the first time when the star-studded fifth edition begins on Thursday in Karachi.
The dashing batsman recently has become the first person from India to hit 50 million followers on Instagram.
Qualifier Jennifer Brady pulled a major upset of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday when she stunned two-time winner Elina Svitolina.