Rashid spins West Indies to another low


Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan took the fourth best one-day international bowling figures with 7-18 in a 63-run win over the West Indies. The 18-year-old helped dismiss the hosts for 149 after Afghanistan scored 212-6 in St Lucia.

The Windies were 68-2 before Rashid entered the attack and took two wickets in two balls in both of his first two overs. At one point Rashid had figures of 4-1 in a spell which lasted 8.4 overs.

SCORES: Afghanistan 212-6 from 50 overs (Javed Ahmadi 81, Gulbadin Naib 418, Mohammad Nabi 27*, Ashley Nurse 2-34) West Indies 149 all out off 44.4 overs (Shai Hope 35, Alzarri Joseph 27, Rashid Khan 7-18, Dawlat Zadran 2-25).

Sri Lanka left-arm pace bowler Chaminda Vaas has the best bowling figures in an ODI, taking 8-19 against Zimbabwe in 2001. Afghanistan’s win came after they had lost the Twenty20 series 3-0 to the Windies, with the second game of the three-match ODI series on Sunday (June 11).  

Top five ODI bowling figures

1. Sri Lanka’s Chaminda Vaas – 8-19 v Zimbabwe, December 2001

2. Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi – 7-12 v West Indies, July 2013

3. Australia’s Glenn McGrath – 7-15 v Namibia, February 2003

4. Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan – 7-18 v West Indies, June 2017

5. Australia’s Andy Bichel – 7-20 v England, March 2003

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