194/10 (45.2 ov)AFG
VS
WI 197/3 (46.3 ov)
CRR: 4.23 | West Indies beat Afghanistan by 7 wickets

WI beat AFG by 7 wickets | Afghanistan vs West Indies, Highlights And Cricket Score 1st ODI Match

Afghanistan and West Indies in India, 3 ODI Series, 2019

Date: Nov 06, 2019 Start Time: 14:00 IST | 08:30 GMT | 14:00 Local
Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

Afghanistan vs West Indies Highlights And Cricket Score 1st Match - ODI Summary

End of Over : 46.3 WI: 197/3

That is it from this game then. Afghanistan will have the chance to level the series when both sides return on the same ground on 9th November for the 2nd ODI of the 3-match series. That game starts at 1400 local (0830 GMT). Till then, take care!

Man of the Match, Roston Chase, says the pitch was not easy to bat on and that helped him when he was bowling. States he was pleased they kept them under 200. Ends by saying the skipper has always supported him and he just needs to bat his normal way and he need not do anything special.

West Indies skipper, Kieron Pollard, says losing early wickets has been an issue for them but they dug it out well today. States Chase and Hope showed their class and they fulfilled their roles and it was a complete team effort. Mentions they have had chats about how they want to go about the game, Jason Holder was brilliant with the new ball, the debutants were also good, there were a couple of blemishes but it was a good overall performance.

Afghanistan skipper, Rashid Khan, says 240-250 would have been a good score. Further adds had they fielded well and bowled well even this could have been defended. States the Windies gave them a few opportunities but they could not capitalize and then they took the game away from them completely. Ends by saying they will learn a lot from this game and come out with an improved performance in the next one.

Earlier in the day, it was the Windies bowlers who set the match up for them! They did extremely well to bowl Afghanistan out for below 200 especially after 111-run stand between Ali Khil and Rahmat Shah. When the two were batting, 250 seemed possible but in the end, exceptional spells by Holder and Chase with good support by the others saw them being bundled out for 6 short of 200 which was chased easily.

The Afghanistan bowling began nicely but started running out of gas as the game progressed. Not sure what the actual reason was, maybe the dew or just that the wicket eased out way too much in the end though, it seemed that Afghanistan were at least 50 runs short of what could have been a competitive total.

Way too easy in the end for the Windies! All the talks about the pitch being tough, there is a lot of purchase for the spinners and the Afghan spinners could cause a lot of problem has been thrown out of the window. One partnership is what they needed and they got a huge one, 163-run stand between Hope and Chase. However, West Indies were in a spot of bother when the two joined association but the duo played their shots and tackled the Afghanistan spinners at ease. Hope remained unbeaten. Chase though was unfortunate to miss out on his first ODI ton by just the six runs. However, they will be happy with this victory.

46.3 4

Javed Ahmadi to Nicholas Pooran. FOUR! Pooran finishes it off in style! All smiles in the Windies camp as they have taken a 1-0 lead in the series. Pooran gets a gift to end the game, short and wide outside off. He slaps it through covers for a boundary. WEST INDIES WIN BY 7 WICKETS!

46.2 0

Javed Ahmadi to Nicholas Pooran. Fuller and on the pads, Pooran works it towards mid on.

46.1 0

Javed Ahmadi to Nicholas Pooran. On middle, Pooran defends it solidly. West Indies are in no hurry to finish this.

End of Over : 46 3 Runs 46.3: 193/3
45.6 0

Gulbadin Naib to Shai Hope. A dot to end! On a good length around off, it is pushed to covers.

45.5 1

Gulbadin Naib to Nicholas Pooran. Another single! Slower one on the pads, it is worked towards square leg for one. Two runs needed.

45.4 0

Gulbadin Naib to Nicholas Pooran. A slower short one on the body, Pooran looks to pull but is early in the shot. It hits the glove and rolls back to the bowler.

45.3 1

Gulbadin Naib to Shai Hope. Doing it in singles are the Windies. Shorter and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.

45.2 1

Gulbadin Naib to Nicholas Pooran. Just the run! Short and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one. A boundary away now.

45.1 0

Gulbadin Naib to Nicholas Pooran. A slower bumper outside off, Pooran looks to pull but misses.

End of Over : 45 1 Runs 46.3: 190/3
44.6 0

Javed Ahmadi to Shai Hope. A dot to end! On middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.

44.5 1

Javed Ahmadi to Nicholas Pooran. Pooran is off the mark as he pushes this one towards cover.

44.4 0

Javed Ahmadi to Nicholas Pooran. Flatter and on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.

44.3 0

Javed Ahmadi to Nicholas Pooran. Slower through the air on off, it pitches and turns away. Pooran initially looks to put bat on ball but then bails out.

Summary

Afghanistan will battle against West Indies in the first ODI on Wednesday (November 6). The Afghanistan vs West Indies 2019 series starts with the ODI series, which consists of three matches.

 

The first ODI is scheduled to be played at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, India. While West Indies' previous series was against India, Afhganistan played a tri-nation tournament against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

 

Afghanistan Squad: Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Rashid Khan (c), Hazratullah Zazai, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ibrahim Zadran, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Afsar Zazai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yamin Ahmadzai.

 

West Indies Squad: Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh, Romario Shepherd, Khary Pierre, Sunil Ambris.

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