The West Indies have once again demonstrated their prowess in the T20 World Cup, clinching the top spot in Group C with a convincing 104-run victory over Afghanistan on Monday, June 17. Nicholas Pooran’s extraordinary batting display, which included a remarkable 36 runs in an over, played a significant role in the team’s success.

Batting first, Nicholas took the Afghan bowlers to task in the fourth over, repeating the feat of Yuvraj Singh, who had achieved a similar feat in the 2007 edition of the tournament.

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However, Nicholas’s innings was even more impressive, as he smashed seven balls for 36 runs, including six sixes and three fours. The highlight of his innings was the free hit ball, which resulted in four byes and allowed him to stay on the field despite being bowled.

Pooran’s incredible display of batting helped West Indies to post a formidable total of 218/5 in their 20 overs. He went on to score 98 runs before being dismissed, setting the stage for Afghanistan’s chase. However, the Afghan batsmen were unable to match West Indies’ score, being bowled out for 114 in 16.2 overs.

WATCH: Pooran hits 36 runs in an over

Pooran’s incredible over has sent shockwaves through the cricketing world, with many experts hailing it as one of the greatest individual performances in T20 cricket. His ability to adapt and thrive under pressure is a testament to his exceptional skills as a batsman.

With this win, West Indies have secured a spot in the Super 8 stage of the tournament, while Afghanistan have also qualified for the next round. The team’s performance has been impressive throughout the group stage, with Pooran’s incredible display being the icing on the cake. As they look ahead to their next challenge, West Indies will be buoyed by Pooran’s confidence-boosting innings and his ability to perform under pressure.


Nicholas’s magical over has given West Indies a significant advantage in the T20 World Cup.

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