West Indies shatters T20 WC Powerplay record with a fierce batting display

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In a scintillating display of aggressive batting, the West Indies cricket team etched their name in the record books during the T20 World Cup match against Afghanistan. The West Indies blazed their way to a jaw-dropping 92 runs in the first 6 overs of the innings. This remarkable feat shattered the previous record for the highest powerplay score in T20 World Cup history.

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The Caribbean team surpassed the Netherlands’ record of 91 runs set back in 2014 against Ireland. Their explosive start left the Afghan bowlers reeling and set the tone for an imposing total.

Windies batsmen Brandon King, Johnson Charles, and Nicholas Pooran unleashed a flurry of boundaries and sixes. Their fearless approach showcased the West Indies’ trademark flair and power-hitting prowess.

The match took place at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia. The wind, blowing at over 20kmph, added an extra challenge for both teams.

Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan lauded West Indies’s “incredible” start in the powerplay and said despite a huge 104-run defeat his side would pocket learnings from the match as they failed in many departments.

“They were incredible with the way they started in the powerplay but we pulled it back in the middle overs and it was a good effort to restrict them to under 220,” Rashid said in a post-match presentation.

Afghanistan was all out for 114, suffering their first defeat of the World Cup and pocketing some important findings before their second-round tilt.

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