Afghanistan pulled off an upset by thrashing West Indies by 63-runs courtesy of a Rashid Khan blitz where the leggie finished with figures of 7/18. However, that wasn't the most interesting part of the day as some parts of the match had to be played without any bails due to strong winds in St Lucia.
In the 20th over of the Afghanistan innings, the wind speed at the ground increased to such a level that it was virtually impossible to play with the
As bizarre as it might sound, it is actually allowed by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in accordance with Law 8.5 which states that if the two captains and the umpires decide to play the game without
"The umpires may agree to dispense with the use of
There is a further addition to the rule under section 28 which reads, "If the umpires have agreed to dispense with
While removing the bails did not create any controversies in the game, the match itself turned out to be one of the best days in Afghanistan’s cricket history.
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