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The West Indies break several records in stunning T20 World Cup win against Afghanistan: In a thrilling display of power-hitting and strategic play, the West Indies cricket team broke several records in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup match against Afghanistan.

Played in a stadium packed with enthusiastic fans, the match showcased the might of the Caribbean team and was a historic moment in T20 cricket.

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 Team wise Highest score

West Indies set a tough target by scoring 218/5. The score is the highest of the current edition of the T20 World Cup, surpassing the previous best scores of 201/6 by Sri Lanka against the Netherlands and 201/7 by Australia against England.

The West Indies innings were characterized by aggressive batting and well-timed boundaries, which set Afghanistan a challenging target.

West Indies218/5Afghanistan
Sri Lanka201/6Netherlands

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024: Highest Individual Innings

Nicholas Pooran emerged as the star of the match with an outstanding innings of 98 runs, the highest individual score of the tournament so far. Pooran’s knock surpassed the unbeaten 94 by USA’s Aaron Jones against Canada.

His innings included a spectacular array of shots, combining finesse with power, and was crucial in propelling the West Indies to their record total.

Nicholas Pooran98Afghanistan
Aaron Jones94*Canada
Rahmanullah Gurbaz80New Zealand
Rahmanullah Gurbaz76Uganda
Ibrahim Zadran70Uganda

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024: Highest powerplay score

West Indies set a new standard for the highest powerplay score in T20 World Cup history, scoring 92 runs in the first six overs against Afghanistan.

This surpassed the previous record of 91 runs set by the Netherlands against Ireland in the 2014 edition. The blazing start laid a strong foundation for their huge score.

West Indies92Afghanistan2024
England89South Africa2016
South Africa83England2016

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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024: West Indies’ highest score

The score of 218/5 is now the highest score recorded by West Indies in any T20 World Cup, surpassing their previous best of 205/6 against South Africa in 2007. This match will be remembered as a milestone in West Indies’ T20 cricket history.

South Africa205/62007

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup history Equals most runs conceded in an over

Afghanistan pacer Azmatullah Umarzai had an unfortunate outing, conceding 36 runs in a single over during the powerplay. Nicholas Pooran put up a valiant performance, smashing three sixes and two fours to equal Yuvraj Singh’s record for most runs conceded in an over in T20 World Cup history.

Most T20 sixes by West Indies men

With eight sixes against Afghanistan, Nicholas Pooran became the player with the most sixes for West Indies in T20 cricket, surpassing the legendary Chris Gayle. Pooran now has 128 sixes, which shows his incredible power-hitting ability.

Nicholas Pooran128
Chris Gayle124
Evin Lewis111
Kieron Pollard99
Rovman Powell90

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024: Most Sixes

Puran’s performance also took him to the top of the list of six sixers in the tournament, where he is tied with USA’s Aaron Jones. Both have hit 13 sixes so far, which shows their dominance in the competition.

Nicholas Pooran13West Indies
Aaron Jones13USA
Marcus Stoinis10Australia
Rahmanullah Gurbaz10Afghanistan
Travis Head9Australia

The West Indies’ emphatic win over Afghanistan not only demonstrated their strength in T20 cricket but also set numerous records that will be remembered for years to come. Nicholas Pooran’s exceptional performance was the highlight of a match that showcased the West Indies’ potential to dominate on the world stage.

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Source: ICC