Watch: Mohammad Shahzad and Chris Gayle dance after ICC World Cup Qualifiers final

Afghanistan won the qualifiers final and along with West Indies have qualified for ICC World Cup 2019.

Afghanistan players celebrate their ICC World Cup qualifiers final win. | Twitter/ICC

Afghanistan secured a seven-wicket win over the West Indies in Sunday's qualifying final in Harare. Both Afghanistan and West Indies had already booked their places in the 2019 World Cup by topping the 10-team qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe.

Mohammad Shahzad, not only stole the show with his 84-run innings in the final, but his celebration won the hearts too. He and West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle danced together after the match, setting spirit of cricket goals when cricket world is busy discussing the ball-tampering scandal.

"This is the #SpiritOfCricket," ICC wrote, sharing the video on Twitter. 

In the final on Sunday, Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan became the fastest bowler ever to reach 100 one-day international wickets as the Windies were bowled out for 204. Afghanistan had chased down the target with 9.2 overs to spare. 

Gayle was dismissed for only 10 by 16-year-old leg-spinner Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, who finished with 4-43.

"This is Afghanistan's by far the greatest victory. Beating the mighty Windies in the final of a tournament which is no less than a mini-World Cup, is something like a dream come true for all of us. We used to only imagine if we will ever get an opportunity to ever play against them, and now beating them twice in the same tournament is something that sits on the very top of our cricketing history," Afghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai said after the win. 


By Sihyeu Prakash Singh - 26 Mar, 2018

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