Afghans bid to sign off in style against Windies


NAGPUR: Afghanistan will hope to catch the West Indies with a hangover Sunday as they look to sign off from cricket’s World Twenty20 with a much-deserved consolation victory.

West Indies’ captain Darren Sammy said his team would have a party after qualifying for the semi-finals with their third straight win of the tournament on Friday — a nervy last over victory against South Africa.

So with their opponents’ eyes already on next week’s last four showdown against either India or Australia, the conditions are ripe for Afghanistan to spring an upset in their last match of the tournament.