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WI Vs AFG: West Indies Script History, Become First Team To Register Highest Powerplay Score In T20 World Cup

The Men from the Caribbean registered an unique record when they scored 92 runs in the powerplay against Rashid Khan’s Afghanistan on Tuesday at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium

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West Indies' Nicholas Pooran bats in action against Afghanistan during an ICC Men's T20 World Cup cricket match. Photo: AP
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West Indies cricket team amassed the highest powerplay score in T20 World Cup history when they scored 92 runs in the first 6 overs against the Afghanistan in a Group C match on Tuesday, June 18 at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia. They broke Netherlands' record of 91 runs, who had scored against Ireland back in 2014 World Cup at the Sylhet International Stadium in Bangladesh. (Scorecard | Full Coverage | More Cricket News)

This also included a 36-run over as Nicholas Pooran (98) went on a rampage against AFG's Azmatullah Omarzai in the fourth over of the West Indies innings.

The record was previously held by the Netherlands, who had amassed 91 runs against Ireland in 2014 at the Sylhet International Stadium in Bangladesh.

The English hold the third spot thanks to their 89 runs hammering of the Proteas in the 2016 T20 World Cup in India. The Men In Blue are also on the list when they hit 83 against Scotland in the 2021 World Cup.

Highest Powerplay Score In T20 World Cups

West Indies – 92 against Afghanistan, 2024

Netherlands – 91 against Ireland, 2014

England – 89 against South Africa, 2016

South Africa – 83 against England, 2016

India – 82 against Scotland, 2021

Earlier, Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bowl first against the West Indies in this final group stage match. Both the sides are already through the Super 8 stage.

West Indies Playing XI: Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shai Hope, Rovman Powell (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Obed McCoy

Afghanistan Playing XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan (c), Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

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