West Indies beat Afghanistan by 23 runs in Cricket World Cup

West Indies' Kemar Roach (C) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi for 2 during the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match between Afghanistan and West Indies at Headingley in Leeds, northern England, on July 4,

West Indies beat Afghanistan by 23 runs in the final group match for both sides at the Cricket World Cup on Thursday.

Shai Hope top-scored for the West Indies at Headingley with 77 while Nicholas Pooran and captain Jason Holder stepped up the pace as they reached 311-6 in their 50 overs.

Afghanistan mustered 288 all out in reply to fall to their ninth defeat out of nine despite a fighting 86 from Ikram Alikhil.

Neither side can qualify for next week’s World Cup semi-finals.