Afghanistan's top-order was brilliant against the Windies in their last group match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Ikram Alikhil and Rahmat Shah played exceptionally well and contributed to a partnership of 133 runs.
Ikram Alikhil made 86 were as Rahmat Shah got out after playing well for his 62. There were some good contributions from Najibullah Zadran and Asghar Afghan as well.
But their performance went in vain after Windies made a good comeback and bowled out Afghanistan for 288 runs. In this process, Ikram Alikhil became the youngest half-century maker of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. These are good signs for the Afghanistan team that their batsmen have also started to show some resilience and fight.