WC T20: Afg beat WI by 6 runs; list of non-Test-playing sides causing upsets

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Nagpur, March 27: Afghanistan created history by beating the West Indies by 6 runs in their final Super 10 match in the 2016 T20 World Cup. [Afghanistan stun West Indies by 6 runs; Match scorecard]

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The minnows, who were playing their third T20 World Cup, topped their group in the preliminary stage to qualify for the Super Ten stage. They put up gritty performance against Sri Lanka, South Africa and England but could not pull off a win. Finally, it was the group toppers in the Super Ten, West Indies, who failed to tame the Asian side. [Sri Lanka crash out; defenders' poor performance in WT20 continues]


Non-Test-playing sides beating Test teams in t20 World Cup:

This is however, not the first time that a non-Test-playing side beat a Test-playing side in the T20 World Cup. Here is a brief look at such matches:

  • Ireland beat Bangladesh by 6 wickets in group stage at Nottingham in 2009 [Ban 137/8 in 20 overs; Ire 138/4 in 18.2 overs]
  • The Netherlands beat England by 4 wickets in group stage at the Lord's in 2009 [Eng 162/5 in 20 overs; Net 163/6 in 20 overs]
  • Hong Kong beat Bangladesh by 2 wickets in group stage at Chittagong in 2014 [108 in 16.3 overs; HK 114/8 in 19.4 overs]
  • Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 3 wickets in group stage at Sylhet in 2014 [Zimbabwe 163/5 in 20 overs; Ireland 164/7 in 20 overs]
  • The Netherlands beat England by 45 runs in Super Ten at Chittagong in 2014 [Net 133/5 in 20 overs; Eng 88 in 17.4 overs]
  • Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 59 runs in group stage at Nagpur in 2016 [Afg 186/6 in 20 overs; Zim 127 in 19.4 overs]

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