1. Shahid Afridi Led the World XI in absence of injured Eoin Morgan
2. West Indies won by 72 runs. All fund for rebuilding the Caribbean Cricket Stadiums
A charity T20I match played between West Indies and World XI at Home of Cricket Lords. The main objective of this match to rebuilding the five cricket grounds in the Caribbean that were damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria last year. Carlos breathwaite led the West Indies side while Shahid Afridi lead the World XI side in the absence of injured Eoin Morgan.
Earlier, world XI won the toss and elected to field first. West Indies found good start in as usual manner. West Indian opener smashed 75 runs in 7.5 overs. West Indies scored 199/4 runs in 20 overs with the help of Lewis half century 58runs off 26 balls. Ramdin and Samuels also played handy innings of 44 and 43 runs respectively. World XI Rashid Khan grab 2 wickets in 4 overs.
To chased down the 199 runs,It was the massive task for world XI against best team of T20I format. That it was more than enough became apparent in as early as the fourth over of the chase. Tamim Iqbal, Luke Ronchi, Sam Billings and Dinesh Karthik were all back in the hut by then. A comeback looked almost impossible. Perera who scored important 61 runs but all vain
World XI skipper Afridi walked in with Billings as his runner, and the result, not entirely surprisingly, was comical most times the batsmen looked for quick singles. The rule of allowing the runner came as a special one-off from the ICC for this game. Once they trio settled in, they started to give the bowlers a run for their money. Perera went on to bring up his fifty off just 28 balls, giving World XI just a smidgen of hope, and their total a boost of respectability.
Afridi holed out for 11, and signalled the end of his international career – walking off to a rapturous applause from the crowd. Kesrick Williamson then pulled off a stunner off his own bowling to send back Perera, and leave the rest of the match as a foregone conclusion.
But the result mattered for little in this game. The fans got most of what they had come out to see – a great cricket event that encouraged reaching out to the affected and helping them out.
Brief Scorecard : – West Indies 199/4 in 20 overs. ( Evin Levis 58, Denesh Ramdin 44*, Samuels 43, Rashid Khan 2/48) World XI : 127/9 in 16.4 overs. ( K.Perera 61, Samuel Badree 2/4, Andre Russell 2/25)