Afghanistan Vs West Indies Live Score (ODI)

Date: Wednesday, 06 November, 2019 14:00 IST Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow Match Status: Match Ended

West Indies beat Afghanistan by 7 wickets

194/10
Overs
45.2
R/R
4.29
Fours
18
Sixes
3
Extras
7
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Mujeeb Ur Rahman not out 0 0 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Sheldon Cottrell 7 0 33 1
Jason Holder 10 2 21 2
197/3
Overs
46.3
R/R
4.25
Fours
17
Sixes
0
Extras
8
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Shai Hope (W) not out 77 133 5 0
Nicholas Pooran not out 8 13 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 10 1 33 2
Naveen-ul-Haq 8 1 30 1
  • So, with a lot of purchase on the pitch for the spinners, the target looks confusing as Afghanistan possess the likes of Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman. But one good partnership is all West Indies need. Will they have to work hard to get to the target or will it be done easily? Stay tuned to find out!
  • Talking about the Windies bowling, it was a very good performance. Jason Holder and Roston Chase were the pick of them as both grabbed a couple of wickets and did not bowl any loose deliveries. Both the debutants also got wickets and it was a good outing for them. Alzarri Joseph was the only one who had a bad day as he was hit all over the park. However, when majority of the bowlers who bowled for you on that day do well, then you probably have done a decent job with the ball as a team.
  • The innings started on a poor note for Afghanistan as they lost both their openers even before crossing the 20-run mark. Ikram and Rahmat Shah though took Windies on top with a 100-plus stand with both scoring fifties. However, the stand was broken as Ikram was bizarrely run out. That was a crucial point in the innings and turned the match around as after that, Afghanistan lost all momentum. They lost 4 wickets within 32 runs. Afghan played a fighting knock but no one else was able to support him as Afghanistan were bowled out on 194.
  • A top bowling effort from the Windies sees them well on top at the moment. Their bowlers have justified their skipper's decision of bowling first, it is now onto the batters to do the rest.
  • 45.2 OUT! Wicket number 2 for Shepherd and Afghanistan are all out. Short ball outside off, Naveen goes for the pull but all he can manage is a top edge which goes high just behind the non-striker's end. Pollard from mid-wicket calls it his catch and snaffles it with ease. Afghanistan are bowled out for 194.
  • 45.1 Around off, Naveen defends it out.
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the last man in.
  • 44.6 RUN OUT! What a brilliant piece of fielding from Jason Holder. What an effort and they get the massive massive wicket of Afghan. A flighted fuller ball on off, Afghan looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge which goes to Holder at first slip on the bounce to his right. He gets down in time and then throws the ball on the stumps at the striker's end. Afghan thought that the ball would go past Holder because of the thick edge but that was not the case. He dives to get back but Hodler's accurate throw finds him short. Excellent work. 194/9
  • 44.5 Short ball on middle, pulled for a single by Naveen.
  • 44.4 Beaten this time. Walsh fires it outside off, Naveen pokes at it to get beaten. Hope whips the bails off in a jiffy but nothing from the leg umpire.
  • 44.3 Quicker one on middle and leg, Naveen looks to work it down the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads. A appeal but nothing from the umpire.
  • 44.2 Quicker on on off, Afghan punches it through the covers for a single.
  • 44.1 Quicker one on middle, Afghan guides it towards point and thinks of a run. This time Naveen shows no interest.
  • 43.6 Yes, as he makes another leave to this ball outside off. 192/8
  • 43.5 Shortish length outside off, Naveen leaves it alone. He would like to see off the final ball too. Can he do that?
  • 43.4 Good length ball outside off, pushed to point. Naveen wanted a run there but Afghan was not interested.
  • 43.3 Full ball outside off, Naveen comes forward to defend it out.
  • Naveen-ul-Haq is the new man in.
  • 43.2 OUT! Caught! The other Windies debutant, Shepherd gets a wicket now. A two-ball duck for the Afghan skipper. A good length ball in the channel outside off, Rashid pokes at it but finds an outside edge which goes straight in the mitts of Shai Hope behind the wicket. Rashid is a prized scalp as he could've added quick runs during the death overs.
  • 43.1 Short outside off, Afghan punches it through point for a run.
  • 42.6 Short outside off, Rashid punches it back to the bowler. 191/7
  • Rashid Khan walks in amidst huge cheers from the crowd.
  • 42.5 OUT! Caught! Straight at the throat of Chase. A flighted ball on off, Naib looks to send it over the long off region but he can only manage to hit the ball straight to Chase at long off who gobbles it with ease. Walsh gets his first ODI wicket for West Indies.
  • 42.4 Full again, Naib drives but to Pollard at extra cover.
  • 42.3 Full and outside off, Afghan eases a single through long off this time.
  • 42.2 Full flighted ball on middle, this time Afghan sweeps it towards deep square leg where Lewis dives to his right to keep it to two.
  • 42.1 Loopy ball outside off, Afghan goes for the sweep but gets hit on the pads.
  • 41.6 Short ball on middle, Afghan pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a run. 188/6
  • 41.5 Short on middle, pulled to short mid-wicket from the higher part of the bat.
  • 41.4 Just outside off, tapped towards point.
  • 41.3 Good length outside off, this time Afghan finds the cover fielder to his drive.
  • 41.2 Short and outside off again, Naib this time pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 41.1 FOUR! Not from the middle of the bat but Naib and Afghanistan won't mind it. Shortish length outside off, Naib slaps it past the bowler to the long on fence.
  • Romario Shepherd is back into the attack. 4-0-25-0 are his figures so far.
  • 40.6 Short and wide, this time Naib punches it through cover for a single. 182/6
  • 40.5 Short outside off again, tucked towards point.
  • 40.4 FOUR! A hit me ball and Naib accepts the offer. A short ball on middle, Naib goes back and hammers it over mid-wicket to get a boundary.
  • 40.3 Shortish ball on middle, this time Afghan pulls it behind square leg for a single.
  • 40.2 Beautiful ball. Slower through the air, it pitches on middle and turns away as Afghan drives hard to get beaten.
  • 40.1 Outside off, turning away. Afghan goes for the slog sweep but misses to make any connection with the ball.
  • Powerplay 3 is signalled. Maximum of 5 fielders can be outside the circle. Also, Hayden Walsh is back into the attack. 4-0-22-0 are his figures so far.
  • 39.6 Length ball on middle and leg, Afghan defends this one near the crease and takes a quick single. 176/6
  • 39.5 Great fielding in the deep. Short of a length delivery on off, Afghan rocks back and pulls it away towards backward square leg. Hetmyer races towards the ball from mid-wicket, dives and keeps the ball in play and Chase also does well to gather it just inside the ropes. 2 runs taken.
  • 39.4 Corker of a yorker and somehow Afghan survives. The ball is just outside the off pole line, Afghan tries to dig it out but the ball beats the outside edge of the bat.
  • 39.3 Naib pushes this good length ball towards cover for a single.
  • 39.2 On the body, Naib works this one towards the leg side.
  • 39.1 Length ball on middle and leg, Naib defends this one off the back foot.
  • 38.6 Good fielding by the skipper here. Short ball by Cottrell which is pulled away powerfully towards mid-wicket. The ball was travelling but it is well stopped by Kieron Pollard. 172/6
  • 38.5 On the pads of Naib, he flicks this one towards square leg for a single.
  • 38.4 EDGED AND FOUR! Bouncer on the leg pole line, Naib looks to hook but gets a top edge on it and the ball races to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
  • 38.3 Naib gets behind the line of the delivery and defends it.
  • 38.2 Good length ball on off, pushed towards point.
  • 38.1 Good length ball on the pads, Afghan flicks this one towards square leg for a single.
  • Sheldon Cottrell is back on. 6-0-27-1 are his numbers so far.
  • 37.6 Short again on the body, Afghan pulls this one towards square leg for a single. 166/6
  • 37.5 Fullish this time, Afghan blocks this one out.
  • 37.4 Good running by the Afghanistan batters here. Short of a length ball on the body, Afghan tucks this one towards deep backward square leg. The batters spot the opportunity for a second and Afghan is quick to get to the danger end.
  • 37.3 Another one on the body, Afghan taps it onto the leg side.
  • 37.2 Length ball on off, Afghan rocks back and defends it towards the leg side.
  • 37.1 On the pads of Afghan, he flicks it straight towards the man at mid-wicket.
  • 36.6 Shortish on off, Naib defends this one off the back foot. 163/6
  • 36.5 On the pads of Afghan, he flicks this one towards square leg for one.
  • 36.4 Another ball that has deceived the batter. Afghan looks to defend but he is hit on the pads due to the huge amount of spin on it. Going down leg though so no appeal.
  • 36.3 Floated on middle and off, Afghan blocks it out.
  • 36.2 On the pads of Afghan, he flicks this one fine down the leg side and takes a couple.
  • 36.1 Chase into the thick of things straightaway. Afghan looks to defend this ball but gets an inside edge on it. The ball hits the pads and flies towards the leg gully region but no man there to take it.
  • 35.6 Shorter on middle and leg, Afghan pulls this one towards square leg for a single. 160/6
  • 35.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 35.4 Length ball outside off, Naib gets a thick outside edge on it and the ball rolls towards third man for a single. Naib is off the mark.
  • Gulbadin Naib walks out to the middle.
  • 35.3 OUT! CAUGHT! Afghanistan 6 down now and in deep trouble. Short of a length ball on off, Nabi tries to pull this one towards the leg side. However, he only manages to get a top edge on that one. The ball flies high towards deep third man where Sheldon Cottrell runs to his left and takes the catch.
  • 35.2 Good length ball on middle and off, Nabi blocks this one out.
  • 35.1 Length ball on off, Nabi looks to fend at it but the ball beats his outside edge.
  • 34.6 On the pads of Nabi, he flicks this one towards mid-wicket for one. 158/5
  • 34.6 Wide! Down the leg side, Nabi leaves that one alone. Wide signalled.
  • 34.5 Floated on off, Nabi pushes this one towards cover.
  • 34.4 Shortish outside off, Nabi cuts this one towards point.
  • 34.3 On the pads, Nabi works it towards the leg side.
  • 34.2 Floated on middle and off, Afghan sweeps this one towards square leg for a single.
  • 34.1 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 33.6 Length ball on off, left alone. 155/5
  • 33.5 Nabi goes onto the back foot and pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 33.4 Length ball on middle and leg, Nabi defends it onto the leg side.
  • 33.3 Length ball on middle and off, Nabi defends this one off the back foot.
  • 33.2 On the pads, Afghan works it towards backward square leg for a single.
  • 33.1 On the pads of Afghan, he flicks this one off his pads towards fine leg and sets off for one. The fielder in the deep fumbles and the batters are allowed to take two. Sloppy!
  • Jason Holder is back into the attack. 6-2-9-1 are his figures so far.
  • 32.6 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 152/5
  • 32.5 Shortish in length, Nabi blocks this one out.
  • 32.4 Another loud appeal! Chase floats this one on off, it turns back in a long way. Nabi looks to defend but is beaten. He is hit on the pads.
  • Mohammad Nabi is the new batsman in.
  • 32.3 OUT! CAUGHT! Shah looks distraught here as he cannot believe what he has done. Floated on middle and off, Shah looks to play the paddle sweep shot. Chase identifies it early and gives the ball a little more loop. Shah gets a top edge on that one and the ball goes straight to Holder at square leg. Almost makes a mockery of that catch. Shah departs after a very fine innings and Afghanistan have half their side back in the hut.
  • 32.2 Floated on middle and off, pushed towards mid on.
  • 32.1 EDGED AND FOUR! Floated on middle and off, Shah looks to prod forward and drive. The ball takes the outside edge and beats the keeper to go into the third man fence. The fielder in the deep dives but cannot stop the ball from going to the fence. 150 up for Afghanistan.
  • 31.6 Shah comes down the track and pushes this one down the ground towards long off for a single. 148/4
  • 31.5 Walsh gives this one a lot of air around off, Asghar looks to drive it but it goes to mid on from the inner half of the bat for a single.
  • 31.4 SIX! Afghan slams it over the long on fence. Flighted ball on middle, Afghan skips down the track and sends this one sailing over the long on fence with the turn.
  • 31.3 Fires this outside off, Afghan goes for the sweep but can't connect. He is eying the square leg region.
  • 31.2 The batsman drives this through the covers.
  • 31.1 MISFIELD AND A FOUR! A much needed boundary for Afghanistan. It was a real freebie on the pads and a full toss. He sweeps but this does not come off the sweetest part of the bat. However, the square leg fielder misfields and allows the ball to go to the fence.
  • 30.6 On the pads this time, Shah tucks it to the right of Pollard at mid-wicket who dives to his right and stops the batters in taking the run. 136/4
  • 30.6 WIDE! Good turn but this is down the leg side. Shah looks to work it on the leg side but misses. Called wide.
  • 30.5 This one pitches on off and turns into Afghan. He stays back and guides it to fine leg for a single.
  • 30.4 Outside off this time, Afghan drags the sweep towards square leg.
  • 30.3 Quicker one on the pads, Afghan works it to square leg.
  • 30.2 On off this time, Shah skips down the track and flicks it to long on for a single.
  • 30.1 Loopy ball around off, Rahmat pushes it to mid-wicket.
  • Drinks! A double wicket over has taken the momentum away from Afghanistan. While, the wicket of Ikram was an unfortunate one but Zadran got out on a beauty in the same over. Shah is going strong and he needs to rebuild the innings with his senior partner Afghan. Let us see how the Windies bowler seize the opportunity. Interesting 20 overs ahead.
  • 29.6 Fuller and outside off again, Shah this time eases a single through long off. 133/4
  • 29.5 Full outside off, driven firmly to the cover fielder.
  • 29.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 29.3 Around off, Shah defends it out.
  • 29.2 Shah cuts but finds the point fielder again.
  • 29.1 Short outside off, Shah cuts it straight to point.
  • 28.6 On the pads, turned to square leg for a single. 132/4
  • 28.5 Full on the pads, turned towards deep mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 28.4 That could've been another disaster for Afghanistan. Fullish ball on the pads, Shah goes to reverse sweep it but can't connect. The keeper behind the wicket fails to grab the ball. It drops towards his left. Shah though is not sure about where the ball is and he ventures out of the crease for a single. The keeper tries running him out but he returns in time.
  • 28.3 Full on off this time, Aghan goes for the sweep but misses. The ball hits on his body and goes to short third man for a single.
  • 28.2 Full on off, worked towards square leg.
  • 28.1 Full ball on middle, Afghan tucks it to the leg side.
  • 27.6 Shortish length ball on middle, turns away. Afghan goes back and works it through mid on for a single to get off the mark. 128/4
  • 27.5 Short ball outside off, pushed to point.
  • 27.4 Flighted ball just outside off, he pushes at the ball but is beaten.
  • 27.3 Around off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 27.2 Flighted fuller ball outside off, Afghan drives but finds the fielder at cover.
  • 27.1 Short ball outside off, Shah punches it to deep cover for a single.
  • Asghar Afghan walks in now.
  • 26.6 OUT! CAUGHT! Zadran has to walk back now. Beautiful ball by Chase, he floats this one on off. Zadran looks to prod forward and defend but the ball goes off the outside edge towards Holder at first slip who takes a simple catch. Double trouble for the Afghans here and West Indies are into the lower middle order now. 126/4
  • 26.5 On off, pushed towards the off side by Zadran.
  • 26.4 Zadran shoulders arms to let that one through.
  • Najibullah Zadran is the next man in.
  • 26.3 OUT! RUN OUT! What happened suddenly? This is unfortunate for Ali Khil as he has to depart. A very crucial moment in this game. He was well-set but he will have to walk back to the pavilion now. Chase floats a ball on middle and leg, Shah flicks this one towards deep mid-wicket for a single. The batters complete the single and Ali Khil walks out of his crease to congratulate Shah on his half ton. All of a sudden, West Indies appeal for a run out and the square leg umpire takes it upstairs. Okay then, this is crazy and unfortunate at the same time. The replays show that after completing the single, Ikram waits for the throw to come and even planted his bat in to make way for the ball to go to the keeper. He then leaves to congratulate his partner and this is when the keeper broke the stumps. All of that happened in a flash. The ball became dead as far as Ikram thinks but for the keeper, the whole process got completed when he broke the stumps. Slightly debatable decision. Ikram wasn't attempting for a run, to be honest. But then, as per the rules you have to wait till the ball becomes dead for all. A bizarre way to get dismissed. 50 up for Shah but his celebration is spoiled by this incident. This dismissal takes our memory to the 2006 Test match involving New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Christchurch. In a similar incident, after grounding his bat to complete the run, Muralitharan turned back to congratulate Sangakkara for his fabulous century. But the ball had not been ruled dead and Brendon McCullum, the wicketkeeper, whipped the bails off. Then, it was a big controversy where Mahela Jayawardene felt it was not in keeping with the true spirit of the competition and Stephen Fleming said that they played by the rule. You won't hear much uproar here because it's a very low-keyed contest and Ikram Ali Khil isn't of the same stature as Muttiah Muralitharan.
  • What has happened here? A run out there? It will be a very unlucky dismissal if that happens. And, yes, Ikram is run out. It seemed like he was going to congratulate Shah after completing the single.
  • 26.2 Ali Khil opens the face of the bat and plays this one towards third man for a single.
  • 26.1 Floated on off, Ikram looks to sweep but misses it. He gets hit on the thigh pad and the ball goes straight to the man at slip.
  • 25.6 Shortish outside off, cut towards the man at point. 124/2
  • 25.5 Drags one back again, Ali Khil rocks back and pulls this one towards square leg for one.
  • 25.4 Shah pushes this one towards the cover region for a single.
  • 25.3 FOUR! Very good shot by Shah! Drags one back this time does Walsh. Shah rocks back and cuts this one through backward point for a boundary.
  • 25.2 Floats one on off again, Shah looks to drive but bottom edges it back to the bowler.
  • 25.1 Floats one on off to start off with, Ikram pushes it with soft hands towards cover for one.
  • Hayden Walsh, the debutant for West Indies is into the attack now.
  • 24.6 An appeal to end but nothing from the umpire. This lands outside off and turns back in. Rahmat plants his front foot outside the line of off stump and tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal but nothing from the umpire. 117/2
  • 24.5 Floats it up on off, Shah lunges and keeps it out.
  • 24.4 Big, big turn again! This is shorter around off, it spins back in sharply. Rahmat goes back and tries to cut but gets an inside edge onto the body.
  • 24.4 WIDE! A lot of turn again! It is tossed up outside off and turns to go down the leg side. Rahmat Shah looks to flick but misses.
  • 24.3 Another very full delivery on middle, Ali Khil eases it down to long on and a single is taken.
  • 24.2 Very full and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
  • 24.1 Sharp turn again! This lands on middle and then spins away from the left-hander. Ali Khil looks to work it on the leg side but is beaten by the away turn.
  • 23.6 100-run stand up between Ali Khil and Rahmat Shah. They have laid a wonderful platform here for the batters that will come. On the pads of Ikram, he flicks this one towards square leg and takes a single. 115/2
  • 23.5 Good length ball on off, Ikram defends it from within the crease.
  • 23.4 On the pads, Rahmat flicks this one towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 23.3 FOUR! Beauty! What a shot by Shah! Good length ball on middle and off, Shah drives this one down the ground for a wonderful boundary.
  • 23.2 Length ball on off, Ali Khil pushes this one towards cover-point and takes a single.
  • 23.1 Good length ball on middle and off, pushed towards the man at mid off.
  • 22.6 Shah brings out the paddle sweep. On middle and leg, Shah gets down on one knee and paddles this one fine towards the leg side for a couple. 108/2
  • 22.5 On the pads, Ali Khil flicks this one towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 22.4 Shah takes a quick single this time as he pushes this one towards point.
  • 22.3 Ikram pushes this one towards cover and takes a run.
  • 22.2 Another beauty by Chase! Lot of purchase for the spinners here.
  • 22.1 NOT OUT! Ali Khil gets his foot back in just in time! Good ball by Roston Chase. He floats this one on middle and off, the ball pitches and turns away. Ali Khil gets dragged out of the crease as he looks to play at it but he misses the ball. The ball beats his outside edge and Hope whips the bails off. The umpire refers it upstairs and the replays show that Ikram gets his foot back in just in time.
  • Stumping appeal taken upstairs. Looks like Ikram is inside the crease. Let's see what the third umpire decides.
  • 21.6 Good length ball on off, Shah looks to fend at it but misses. 103/2
  • 21.5 Half century for Ali Khil. He has played a fabulous knock here and steadied the ship for the Afghans. This one is on the pads, he flicks this one towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 21.4 FOUR! Superb shot! Back of a length, this time Ali Khil rocks back and pulls this one towards mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 21.3 SIX! Second one of the innings! Shorter one on the leg side, Ali Khil looks to pull but gets a top edge on that one. The ball flies towards fine leg and over the fence.
  • 21.2 This time Shah pierces the gap at point and gets a single.
  • 21.1 Good length ball on off, Shah pushes this one towards point. The man there dives to his left and saves at least a run.
  • Bowling change. Alzarri Joseph is back on. His figures so far reads, 3-0-23-0.
  • 20.6 Flighted ball outside off, pushed to long off for a run. 91/2
  • 20.5 Full on middle, Shah looks to reverse sweep but the ball hits the upper part of the bat and goes towards short mid-wicket.
  • 20.4 Full on the pads, Shah pushes it towards mid on where Pollard makes a nice stop.
  • 20.3 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 20.2 FOUR! Flighted ball on middle and off, Rahmat gets down on one knee and sweeps this uppishly towards the empty deep square leg region for a boundary.
  • 20.1 Floated outside off, Shah looks to drive this one towards cover but the ball comes off the inner half and goes straight back towards the bowler.
  • 19.6 Short again, down the leg side, this time Ali Khil leaves it alone. End of the over, 10 runs off it. 86/2
  • 19.5 Fourth shorter delivery of the over, this time Shah pulls this one towards backward square leg for one.
  • 19.4 Short on the body, Ikram pulls this one towards square leg for one.
  • 19.3 Shepherd goes short again and this time Shah pulls him towards fine leg for a single.
  • 19.2 SIX! That has come off the sweetest part of the bat. Rahmat takes just a single step down the track and hits it cleanly over Shepherd's head for a biggie. Effortless!
  • 19.1 Again a short ball and again Ikram pulls this one towards square leg for one. He is not shying away from them.
  • 18.6 Outside off, Ikram pushes this one towards cover and takes a single to end the over. 76/2
  • 18.5 Beauty by Chase! He gives a lot of air on this ball, pitches it on off. Ikram looks to defend but the ball turns away from him and beats the outside edge.
  • 18.4 Fuller on the pads, flicked towards backward square leg.
  • 18.3 Darted on off, pushed back towards Chase by Ali Khil.
  • 18.2 This time on the leg pole line, Shah looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards square leg and the batters take a leg bye.
  • 18.1 Floated on off by Chase, pushed back towards the bowler.
  • Spin for the first time. Roston Chase to bowl.
  • 17.6 Short outside off, Ali Khil this time guides it towards the third man region and gets a couple. 74/2
  • 17.5 Short ball again, this time Ali Khil pulls it to deep square leg where the fielder misfields and allows the batters to run through for an extra run.
  • 17.4 FOUR! Superbly done! Shortish length ball on off, Ikram stays back and hammers this one over mid-wicket. The ball bounces a few times and eventually goes to the fence.
  • 17.3 Short ball outside off, Shah cuts but the point fielder dives to get hands to it. It deflects towards third man and the batters get a single.
  • 17.2 On the pads, tucked towards the leg side for a single. The single brings up the 50-run stand between these two.
  • 17.1 Landed just around off, Shah pushes it through covers for a single.
  • 16.6 Good length ball outside off, pushed towards cover where Pollard fumbles and allows a single. 63/2
  • 16.5 A quick single. Actually two as they get an overthrow. Shortish length ball outside off, Rahmat pushes it towards backward point. Ikram hares towards the striker's end as the fielder there gets to the ball. Ikram completes the run but the fielder has a shy at the striker's end but misses. The ball goes towards deep mid-wicket for an overthrow.
  • 16.4 Landed around off on a good length, Shah defends it out.
  • 16.3 Beaten! Short ball on off, Rahmat pokes at the ball but is beaten as the ball shaped away just a hint.
  • 16.2 Short this time, Ikram pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • 16.1 FOUR! Top shot! Full ball on off, Ikram drives it superbly through mid on to earn a boundary.
  • 15.6 Short ball around off, Rahmat guides it towards point. 55/2
  • 15.5 Fuller ball outside off, Rahmat drives well but straight to the cover fielder.
  • 15.4 On middle, Rahmat defends it out.
  • 15.3 Short ball on middle, Ali Khil pulls it towards square leg for a single.
  • 15.2 Shortish length outside off, Ali Khil punches it to point.
  • 15.1 Full and outside off, Rahmat drives it superbly but Joseph at mid off intervenes and keeps it to a single.
  • 14.6 On middle, Ikram turns it towards mid-wicket and scampers back for the second run. 53/2
  • 14.5 Length ball outside off, Ikram leaves it alone.
  • 14.4 Short outside off, guided through point for a single.
  • 14.3 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 14.2 Short outside off, Ikram punches it through cover-point for a single. 50 up for the Afghans. A nice little stand after two early wickets.
  • 14.1 He starts with a full ball outside off, Ali Khil drives but finds the cover fielder.
  • Sheldon Cottrell is back on. 4-0-15-1, his figures so far.
  • 13.6 Beaten! A top ball to finish the over. A good length ball in the channel. Rahmat drives but is beaten. Just 2 runs from the first over of the debutant. 49/2
  • A slight halt in play. Looks like Shepherd has hurt himself here on his left hand. The physio is out in the middle to have a check on him. It seems to be a long delay and the umpires have taken the opportunity for the Drinks break as well.
  • 13.5 On the pads, Ikram turns it behind square for a run.
  • 13.4 Full on middle, Ikram blocks it back to the bowler.
  • 13.3 Outside off and slightly short, Rahmat cuts but the point fielder dives to his left to make a half stop. A single taken.
  • 13.2 Nicely bowled. This one lands on off and goes away as Shah pokes at it.
  • 13.1 Around off, Shah pushes it to mid off.
  • The debutant, Romario Shepherd, is into the attack now. He replaces Jason Holder after a long spell of 6 overs.
  • 12.6 EDGED AND FOUR! Fullish length ball outside off, inviting the batter to drive. Ikram obliges but does so away from the body. The ball takes the outside edge and goes between the second and third slip fielder to the third man fence. 47/2
  • 12.5 Slightly fuller on off, Ikram pushes it towards point.
  • 12.4 On middle this time, Rahmat taps it on the off side and calls for a quick single. Smart batting.
  • 12.3 FOUR! Pleasing to the eye! Full and outside off, Rahmat gets forward and creams the drive through the covers. Shot of the day so far.
  • 12.2 Good length ball on middle, Rahmat defends it out off the back foot.
  • 12.1 Shortish length outside off, Ikram goes back and guides this one through the diving point and gully fielder for a easy single to third man.
  • 11.6 Width outside off, Shah cuts but can't beat the point fielder. A dot to finish the over. 37/2
  • 11.5 Around off, Rahmat defends it back to the bowler this time.
  • 11.4 Outside off, Shah pushes it towards the cover region.
  • 11.3 Nice shot but a superb effort from the mid off fielder. A full ball outside off, Shah drives it on the up past the bowler. But the mid off fielder makes a diving half stop. A couple taken.
  • 11.2 Another leave as this is too wide outside off on a good length.
  • 11.1 In the channel outside off, Shah makes a watchful leave.
  • 10.6 Beaten this time. He bowls this one on a good length on middle, Ikram looks to defend but is beaten as the ball goes away after pitching. 35/2
  • 10.5 FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries now for Ikram. Joseph wants to test him with another short of a length ball. Ikram is well prepared as he takes the short ball on and pulls it superbly to the deep square leg fence again.
  • 10.4 FOUR! No more ducking from Ikram. Another bouncer on middle, Ikram this time hammers it to the deep square leg fence.
  • 10.3 Bouncer on middle, Ikram ducks under it.
  • 10.2 Landed around middle, Ikram defends it out.
  • 10.1 Short outside off, Rahmat tucks it through gully for a single.
  • Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.
  • 9.6 Length ball on off again, Ikram pushes this one towards cover. A maiden to end Powerplay 1. West Indies piling on the pressure. 26/2
  • 9.5 Length ball on middle and off, pushed out by the batsman.
  • 9.4 Another beauty by Holder! This time a length ball on middle, again angles back in. Ikram looks to defend but misses it.
  • 9.3 Huge appeal by the Windies but turned down by the umpire. Good length ball on the leg pole, the ball angles in. Ikram looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. The West Indies players appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Close call that.
  • 9.2 Similar ball, this time Ikram leaves it alone.
  • 9.1 Good ball! On a length on middle, the ball angles away from the southpaw. Ikram looks to fend at it but the ball whizzes past his outside edge.
  • 8.6 Landed on middle, Shah flicks it straight to mid-wicket. 26/2
  • 8.5 Another shortish length ball on off, Rahmat pushes it towards the slip cordon.
  • 8.4 Length ball on middle, Rahmat keeps it out.
  • 8.3 Back of a length on off, Rahmat stands tall to bunt it towards point.
  • 8.3 WIDE! Down the leg side, Rahmat plays but misses. Called wide by the umpire.
  • 8.2 Shortish length on the body this time, Ikram nudges it behind square leg for a single.
  • 8.1 Just away from the diving point fielder there. A shortish length ball outside off, Ikram punches it through point for a couple of runs.
  • Alzarri Joseph is into the attack now.
  • 7.6 Outside off, pushed for a single through mid off. 22/2
  • 7.5 Good length ball on middle, Ikram pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 7.4 On off, Ikram comes forward to push it to cover.
  • 7.3 On off this time, Ikram pushes it to mid off.
  • 7.2 Another leave as this is too wide to make the batter play.
  • 7.1 Outside off, Ikram leaves it alone.
  • 6.6 FOUR! Lovely timing on that one. A top shot to finish the over. Good length ball outside off, Shah pushes it superbly through cover-point for a boundary. 21/2
  • 6.5 Landed around off, Rahmat comes forward and defends it out.
  • 6.4 Top nut this one. This just goes away after landing on middle. Rahmat comes forward to defend but it beats the outside edge and goes to the keeper.
  • 6.3 Fullish length outside off, Rahmat drives it through point to pick a couple. The point fielder made a diving attempt but the ball eluded him.
  • 6.2 Shortish length around off, Shah stands tall to defend it out.
  • 6.1 On middle, Shah pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 5.6 Wow! A snorter to end the over. It lands on middle and goes away from the push of Ikram. 15/2
  • 5.5 OUT! Caught! Javed departs now. It is Holder who removes him. A good length ball in the channel, Javed goes for the drive but gets an outside edge which goes to Pooran at second slip. He snaffles it easily. Superb start for the visitors after winning the toss. Ikram Ali Khil walks out to join Rahmat Shah in the middle.
  • 5.4 On off again, too close to cut. Javed goes for the cut but gets an under edge to the slip region.
  • 5.3 Gets closer to the off pole, Javed pushes it to gully.
  • 5.2 In the channel outside off, left alone.
  • 5.1 FOUR! Nicely done! Short and wide, Javed rocks back and cuts it through point for a boundary.
  • 4.6 Shortish length outside off, Rahmat leaves it alone. 6 runs and a wicket from the over. 11/1
  • Rahmat Shah is the next man in for Afghanistan.
  • 4.5 OUT! Bowled! Wow! What a delivery as a response after going for a boundary on the last ball. A superb yorker on the leg stump line. Zazai looks to dig out but misses it as his bat comes down late. The leg stump is uprooted and out comes the Sheldon Salute. Zazai's uncomfortable stay ends. A superb ball to someone who has a very high backlift. A top start for West Indies.
  • 4.4 FOUR! First boundary for Zazai and Afghanistan. Shortish length outside off, Hazratullah clears his front leg and slaps it through mid off. The ball races to the fence.
  • 4.4 WIDE! Cottrell sprays this down the leg side. Zazai flicks but misses. The umpire calls it wide.
  • 4.3 Shortish length on off, Zazai punches it straight to mid off.
  • 4.2 Yorker there, Javed does well to keep it out towards mid-wicket. A single for him and he is underway.
  • 4.1 Fullish length outside off, pushed to extra cover.
  • 3.6 Swing and a miss again. Shortish length, outside off, Zazai swings hard but misses the ball completely. 5/0
  • 3.5 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the backfoot.
  • 3.4 DROPPED! Zazai survives. He has been looking so itchy out in the middle. He is going after every ball but can't make any connection. This time he does to this fuller ball outside off, he goes for the drive but slices it high in the air over cover. Hetmyer runs across from the 30-yard ring, gets his hands to the ball but can't hold on. A couple of runs taken.
  • 3.3 Shortish length on middle, Zazai this time goes for the pull but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 3.2 Full and outside off, Zazai again throws his bat at the ball but can't put any bat on ball. Impatient.
  • 3.1 On middle, worked towards mid-wicket.
  • 2.6 Full on the pads, turn to the left side for a single. Good over this from Cottrell. 3/0
  • 2.5 Good length delivery on the fifth stump line, it shapes away as Zazai comes forward to defend. Beaten again.
  • 2.4 Swing and a miss again. Another ball outside off, Zazai throws his willow again but fails again.
  • 2.3 And again. This time Zazai wants to hammer the ball over the long off fielder but no connection again.
  • 2.2 Beaten! Superb delivery. Cottrell continues to hit the good length area just outside off, Zazai pokes to get beaten.
  • 2.1 Driven through mid off by the batsman.
  • 1.6 Outside off, Ahmadi lets it go. Jason Holder starts with a maiden. 2/0
  • 1.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 1.4 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 1.3 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 1.2 The batsman fails to put bat on ball.
  • 1.1 On a good length and outside off, Ahmadi shoulders arms to this one.
  • 0.6 Outside off, on the pads this time, Zazai looks to turn it on the leg side but the ball hits him high on the thigh pads. 2/0
  • 0.5 In the channel outside off, Zazai looks to defend but is beaten.
  • 0.4 Around off again, Zazai pushes it to point with ease.
  • 0.3 Full around off, Zazai defends it out.
  • 0.2 Shortish length outside off this time, Zazai cuts it between cover-point and picks a couple.
  • 0.1 Cottrell starts with a fuller ball outside off, Zazai pushes at it but is beaten.
  • Done and dusted with the National Anthems. The West Indies players walk out to the middle and take their fielding positions. The Afghanistan openers, Hazratullah Zazai and Javed Ahmadi follow them. Sheldon Cottrell to start the proceedings with the ball.
  • The players are out for the National Anthems. First up is the Afghanistan National Anthem which will be followed by the West Indies National Anthem.
  • Rashid Khan, the Afghanistan captain, says that the wicket looks helpful for the fast bowlers. Says that while he too wanted to bowl first, but that is not in their hand. Tells that everything in the side is going well and he is enjoying the challenge as a skipper. Mentions that Javed Ahmadi is back in the side. Says that the practice game experience will help them.
  • Kieron Pollard, the West Indies skipper, says that the weather conditions and the moisture on the track is the reason for opting to bowl first. Adds that he is trying to integrate the entire team. Tells that they arrived here five days prior so they have prepared well. Adds that the top order of the side needs to occupy the crease as long as possible.
  • West Indies (Playing XI): Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (C), Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell, Romario Shepherd (debut), Hayden Walsh.
  • Afghanistan (Playing XI): Hazratullah Zazai, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan(c), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq
  • Alistair Campbell is down for the Pitch Report. The ODIs will be played on the red soil. There is a bit of grass and a tinge of green as well. It will be interesting to see what the teams will choose to do first because in the warm up game the team batting first lost. The ground is big and running between the wickets will be the key. Hitting boundaries will be tough out here.
  • Mohammad Nabi is down for an interview. He says that these are totally different conditions and a new ground where not many ODIs have been played. Says that the Afghanistan team have been here since the last week and have had a brilliant time. Adds that they had a brilliant warm up game as well. When asked about their newly appointed head coach, Lance Klusener, Nabi says he is happy with the coach and they are working out the different team combinations for different formats.
  • TOSS - West Indies have won the Toss and they have asked Afghanistan to bat first.
  • It is almost time then. The no. 9 and no. 10 ranked sides are taking on each other. West Indies were blanked by India at home, in the three formats. Afghanistan, on the other hand, are coming from an impressive T20I tri-series involving Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. The spin-heavy side will look to take on the power-hitters of the opposition while the pace-battery of West Indies will be looking to punish the Afghanistan batters. One can term this affair as Afghan bowlers versus the West Indian batting but both the sides will be eager to perform in all the formats and start the series with a victory. Let us see what unfolds. Stay with us for the Toss update and Pitch Report.

Afghanistan Vs West Indies Live Score (ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • 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 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 Fuller and on the pads, Pooran works it towards mid on.
  • 46.1 On middle, Pooran defends it solidly. West Indies are in no hurry to finish this.
  • 45.6 A dot to end! On a good length around off, it is pushed to covers. 193/3
  • 45.5 Another single! Slower one on the pads, it is worked towards square leg for one. Two runs needed.
  • 45.4 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 Doing it in singles are the Windies. Shorter and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
  • 45.2 Just the run! Short and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one. A boundary away now.
  • 45.1 A slower bumper outside off, Pooran looks to pull but misses.
  • Gulbadin Naib is back on. 4-0-25-0 are his figures so far.
  • 44.6 A dot to end! On middle, it is worked to mid-wicket. 190/3
  • 44.5 Pooran is off the mark as he pushes this one towards cover.
  • 44.4 Flatter and on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
  • 44.3 Slower through the air on off, it pitches and turns away. Pooran initially looks to put bat on ball but then bails out.
  • 44.2 On off, this is pushed to covers.
  • 44.1 Shorter and outside off, Pooran looks to cut but ends up chopping it on the off side.
  • Javed Ahmadi is back on. 2-0-10-0 are his figures so far.
  • 43.6 Almost gets another! This is flatter and outside off, Pooran looks to cut but that shot is not on. He gets an inside edge which goes past the leg pole and down towards fine leg for one. West Indies a biggie away now. 189/3
  • Nicholas Pooran is the new batsman in.
  • 43.5 OUT! TIMBER! Heartbreak for Chase! He falls six short of his first ODI ton. What an innings though by him. He has done the job he was sent out for. His 163-run stand with Hope has taken his team almost over the line. A round of applause as he walks back. Afghanistan finally have something to be happy out. Mujeeb bowls a short one on off, it stays a touch low. Chase looks to bring his ton up with a hit as he tries to pull this. Misses and the ball clips the off pole. For a second, Chase waits as he must have felt the bails would have come off of the gloves of the keeper but that is not the case. He needs to walk back.
  • 43.4 Flatter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
  • 43.4 Down the leg side, Hope tries to flick but misses. Wided.
  • 43.3 Another single as this is worked through square leg.
  • 43.2 Tosses it up on off, Hope creams it down to long on and takes one.
  • 43.1 On off, defended.
  • 42.6 This is angled into the pads, it is worked towards mid on. 184/2
  • 42.5 FOUR! Past the diving fielder and into the fence. Fuller and on middle, Chase shows the full face of the bat and creams it through mid on. Once it beat the diving fielder, the man running after it from mid off had no chance. 11 more needed.
  • 42.4 A short slower one outside off, Chase throws the kitchen sink at it but misses.
  • 42.3 Well fielded! A yorker outside off, Chase jams it out towards point. The fielder there dives to his left and makes a half stop but no runs conceded.
  • 42.2 Good length and on off, Hope strokes it on the up through covers. The fielder in the deep fumbles but no runs conceded. The batsmen still take a single.
  • 42.1 Shorter and on middle, it is pulled through square leg for one.
  • 41.6 On the pads, this is worked down towards fine leg for two. 178/2
  • 41.5 Very full, this is jammed out towards mid-wicket where the fielder dives to his right and saves a run.
  • 41.4 On middle, Hope keeps it out.
  • 41.3 Tosses it up on off, Chase strokes it nicely but to covers.
  • 41.2 This is angled into the batter, Chase looks to defend but it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
  • 41.1 On middle, Chase defends it out.
  • 40.6 Just the single from the over! Shorter and outside off, Chase guides it down to third man for one. Just the 20 runs needed now. 150-run stand comes up between Shai Hope and Roston Chase. 175/2
  • 40.5 This is angled into the pads, it is worked towards mid-wicket.
  • 40.4 Slower one outside off, this is guided to point.
  • 40.3 Slower one on middle, Chase defends it nicely.
  • 40.2 Fuller and on middle, Chase strokes it nicely towards mid on.
  • 40.1 This is on middle, Chase blocks it back to the bowler.
  • Powerplay 3 has been signaled! Five fielders can be placed outside the circle. Do not think the game will last for 50 overs. Also, Naveen-ul-Haq is back on. 6-0-23-1 are his figures so far.
  • 39.6 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 174/2
  • 39.5 On off, it is defended.
  • 39.4 Overthrow and two! Flatter and outside off, Hope pushes it towards cover. They take one. The fielder there scores bull's eye at the non-striker's end. The ball deflects away from the fielder backing up and another run is taken.
  • 39.3 Shorter and outside off, this is pushed towards cover for one.
  • 39.2 Edged but dropped! Flatter and outside off, Chase pushes at it. It goes off the outside edge, the outer part of the keeper's glove and lands short of first slip. Wouldn't have mattered though had that been taken.
  • 39.1 Tosses it up on off, Chase prods forward and keeps it out.
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman is back on. 7-1-22-1 are his figures so far.
  • 38.6 Shortish outside off, Hope cuts it to the man at point. 171/2
  • 38.5 FOUR! Superb batting by Hope! This is shorter in length, Hope hops back and slaps it back past the bowler for a boundary towards long on.
  • 38.4 On the pads, Chase works this one towards square leg for a single.
  • 38.3 EDGED AND FOUR! This has just not been Rashid's day! Bowls a beauty on off, the ball pitches and turns away taking the outside edge of Chase's bat. The ball evades first slip and races to the third man fence.
  • 38.2 Chase pushes this delivery straight back towards the bowler.
  • 38.1 Floated on middle and off, punched towards mid off for a single.
  • 37.6 Shortish on middle and leg, the batter goes onto the back foot and pushes this one towards long on for one. 161/2
  • 37.5 On the leg side, Chase works it fine down the leg side and the batters take one.
  • 37.4 FOUR! A brilliant effort from Rashid but in vain. Floated outside off, Chase looks to defend but gets an outside edge on it. The ball is racing to the third man fence but Rashid races towards the ball, dives and tries to keep it in play. The umpire wants to check it upstairs. The third umpire takes a lot of time and eventually gives it in the favour of the batsman. Rashid is really disappointed by the decision as it looks like he kept the ball in play.
  • 37.3 Down the leg side, Chase flicks it towards the leg side.
  • 37.2 On the pads again, Chase works it towards fine leg. No runs taken.
  • 37.1 On the pads, flicked towards square leg for a single.
  • 36.6 Straight down the ground for two! Fuller and on middle, this is eased down towards long on for two. 154/2
  • 36.5 EDGY FOUR! To the third man fence! Everything today has gone the Windies' way. The leg spinner now on off, Chase looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge, past first slip and down to the third man fence. Into the 70s is Chase.
  • 36.4 FOUR! A googly on the pads, Chase flicks it nicely towards the fine leg fence. 47 more needed now.
  • 36.3 Shorter and on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
  • 36.2 Outside off, it is left alone.
  • 36.1 Shorter and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
  • 35.6 On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one. 144/2
  • 35.5 A single as this is pushed down to long on for one.
  • 35.4 Shorter outside off, Hope looks to cut but the ball turns back in. Hits the higher part of the bat and goes towards cover.
  • 35.3 A short delivery which has been pulled away. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 35.2 Direct hit and it would have been close! On middle, it is worked towards short fine leg. Chase wants a run but Hope takes off late. The throw is at the bowler's end but Hope makes it in.
  • 35.1 On middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
  • 34.6 Tossed up delivery outside off, Chase looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Rashid appeals again but that looked to be going down. 140/2
  • 34.5 That was close. Lands outside off and turns in. Chase shoulders arms but ball turns enough and just tickles the flap of the pad. Rashid appeals but the umpire shakes his head.
  • 34.4 Floated delivery on leg, Chase looks to defend but gets hit on the pads.
  • 34.3 Tossed up delivery on off, Hope plays it towards point. The batsmen take a run.
  • 34.2 Flighted delivery on middle, Hope defends it out.
  • 34.1 Flighted delivery on off, Chase punches it towards the off side for a run.
  • 33.6 Floated delivery on middle, Hope flicks it to mid-wicket. 138/2
  • 33.5 Tossed up delivery on middle, Chase flicks it towards square leg for a single.
  • 33.4 Flighted delivery on middle, Chase blocks it off the back foot.
  • 33.3 Short delivery on middle, Chase pulls it through mid-wicket where the fielder goes for the catch but it goes wide of him. The fielder in the deep does well to stop it. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 33.2 FOUR! Too short and put away! Chase goes back and pulls it over the mid-wicket region and into the boundary behind.
  • 33.1 This is on middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
  • Mohammad Nabi to bowl now. 7-0-25-0, his figures so far.
  • 32.6 Flighted delivery on off, Chase looks to defend but gets an inside edge. It goes to the leg side. 130/2
  • 32.5 BEATEN! Tossed up delivery outside off, Chase looks to defend but misses it.
  • 32.4 Floated delivery on middle, Hope defends it towards mid-wicket and takes a run.
  • 32.3 Flighted delivery on off, Hope defends it off the front foot.
  • 32.2 Tossed up delivery on middle, Chase drives it towards mid on for a single.
  • 32.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Hope punches it towards point for a single.
  • Rashid Khan returns again. Can he do some magic with the bowl?
  • 31.6 Tossed up delivery on off, Chase drives it to covers. 127/2
  • 31.5 Full on middle, Hope drives it through mid on for a single.
  • 31.4 Tossed up delivery on middle, Chase flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 31.3 Shortish length ball outside off, pushed through mid off for a single. 100-run stand up between Shai Hope and Roston Chase.
  • 31.2 Another ball which is full outside off, Shai drives it straight to the cover fielder.
  • 31.1 Full ball on off, Hope defends it out.
  • 30.6 FOUR! What a way to get to his half century, his 2nd in ODIs. Short and outside off, Chase cuts it hard through point for a boundary. He came in to bat when his side looked in trouble but he has played a superb knock. He will look to stay till the end and take the side home. 124/2
  • 30.5 Short delivery on leg, Hope pulls it through square leg. The batsmen take a single.
  • 30.4 On a length on off, Hope drives it to mid off.
  • 30.3 On a good length on off, Hope defends it off the front foot.
  • 30.2 Full delivery on off, Hope drives it straight back towards the bowler.
  • 30.1 Short of a length delivery, Chase pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 29.6 Flighted delivery on middle, Hope blocks it off the back foot. 118/2
  • 29.5 Full delivery on off, Hope drives it to covers.
  • 29.4 Floated delivery on off, Chase guides it towards third man. The batsmen take a run.
  • 29.3 Flighted delivery on off, Hope drives it through mid off. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 29.2 Tossed up delivery on off, Hope defends it out.
  • 29.1 Short delivery outside off, Hope makes room and cuts it towards point where Najibullah Zadran makes a good stop and saves a run for his team.
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman is back on. 5-1-17-1 are his figures so far.
  • 28.6 Full and outside off, Chase drives this one superbly towards the man at cover. 116/2
  • 28.5 Length ball outside off, Roston chases the ball away from his body but is beaten. One of the very few loose strokes by him.
  • 28.4 Short of a length ball on the hips, Hope pulls it away towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 28.3 Good length ball on off, Chase drives this one towards cover-point for one.
  • 28.2 Length ball outside off, Chase cuts it to the man at point.
  • 28.1 Short ball to start off the second spell. Chase lets that one through to the keeper.
  • Naveen-ul-Haq is back on. 4-1-15-1 are his number so far.
  • 27.6 On the pads again, worked towards mid-wicket for a single. 114/2
  • 27.5 Shortish again, Hope pushes this one down to long on for one.
  • 27.4 Hope goes back in his crease and defends it off the back foot.
  • 27.3 On the thighs of Hope, he flicks it towards square leg.
  • 27.2 On the pads of Chase, he flicks it away towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 27.1 Tossed up on middle and off, pushed to the man at mid on.
  • 26.6 FOUR! 50 for Shai Hope. 14th ODI fifty for him. It has been a brilliant innings from him. Flighted delivery on middle, Hope flicks it through mid-wicket. Mujeeb in the deep slides, stops the ball but it continues to roll towards the rope. Mujeeb again tries to pull the ball back but as he touches the ball he is also in contact with the ropes. After a long look, the third umpire gives it a boundary. 111/2
  • 26.5 Tossed up delivery on middle, Hope flicks it towards the leg side.
  • 26.4 Flighted delivery on off, Hope keeps it out.
  • 26.3 Tossed up delivery on middle, Chase punches it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 26.2 Bowls a quicker delivery outside off, Chase looks to defend but misses it. The bowler appeals for caught behind but the umpire shakes his head.
  • 26.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Hope pushes it towards long on for a single.
  • 25.6 Big turn again! This lands on middle, it turns back in. Chase looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. 105/2
  • 25.5 Shortish and outside off, this one turns back in. Chase initially looks to push it through the off side but ends up keeping it out.
  • 25.5 Down the leg side, Chase looks to sweep but misses. Wided.
  • 25.4 This is worked to mid-wicket.
  • 25.3 One more single! On middle, the batter goes back and flicks it through square leg for one.
  • 25.2 On middle, Chase works it to mid-wicket.
  • 25.1 Shorter in length and on off, Chase punches it to long on for one.
  • Mohammad Nabi is back on. 5-0-19-0 are his figures so far.
  • 24.6 Shorter and on middle, Chase strokes it past mid on and down to long on for one. 102/2
  • 24.5 Another googly on off, Chase prods forward and keeps it out.
  • 24.4 Another googly on off, Chase prods forward and keeps it out.
  • 24.3 Flatter and on middle, Chase pushes it to mid-wicket.
  • 24.2 Good delivery! Afghanistan though need these to take the edge. It is the leg spinner on off, it pitches and turns away. Chase looks to defend but is beaten.
  • 24.1 Loopy ball on off, Hope strokes it down to long on and takes one.
  • 23.6 Very full and on off, Chase jams it out to mid-wicket. 100/2
  • 23.5 Flatter and on middle, this is eased down to long on for one. 100 up for the West Indies.
  • 23.4 On middle, this is worked to the man at square leg.
  • 23.3 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.
  • 23.2 FOUR! Runs needed below 100 now! That was uppish but wide! Shorter and on off, Hope goes back and pulls it hard, wide of the fielder at mid-wicket and into the fence. The long on fielder did run to his right and dive but no chance for him.
  • 23.1 Shorter in length, this is pulled hard towards deep square leg for one.
  • 22.6 Flighted delivery on off, Chase looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a run. 94/2
  • 22.5 Loopy delivery on off, Chase plays it to covers.
  • 22.4 Tossed up delivery on middle, Chase blocks it off the back foot.
  • 22.3 Floated delivery on off, Hope drives it towards mid off for a run.
  • 22.2 BEATEN! Bowls a googly outside off, Hope looks to defend but misses it due to the turn on this one.
  • 22.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Chase flicks it towards the leg side for a run.
  • 21.6 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. 91/2
  • 21.5 Is that another chance! This is on middle, it turns back into the batter. Chase looks to flick but it goes off the gloves, brushes the finger tips of the keeper and goes down towards fine leg for one.
  • 21.4 Slower through the air, this lands on middle and turns into the batter. Chase looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
  • 21.3 On the pads, this is worked fine on the leg side for two.
  • 21.2 On off, Chase works it to mid-wicket.
  • 21.1 Flatter and on middle, Hope goes back and works it through mid-wicket for one.
  • Javed Ahmadi is into the attack.
  • 20.6 Almost! The googly, shorter and outside off, it turns back in and skids through. Chase goes back and pushes it to covers. 87/2
  • 20.5 Another tossed up ball on off, Chase prods forward and defends it onto the ground.
  • 20.4 On off, blocked.
  • 20.3 Is that a chance? Not sure! This lands outside off, it turns away. Chase looks to defend but misses. The keeper fails to collect it. Rashid felt there was an edge but replays are not conclusive.
  • 20.2 Very short. This is pulled wide of the fielder at deep mid-wicket for one.
  • 20.1 Flatter and on off, Hope pushes it back to the bowler.
  • Rashid Khan is back on. 2-0-6-0 are his figures so far.
  • 19.6 FOUR! Lovely use of the wrists by Chase! He is playing an absolute gem here. Fuller and on middle, Roston works it wide of mid on and bags another boundary. 86/2
  • 19.5 One more single! Short and around middle, Hope shuffles across and works it through mid-wicket for one.
  • 19.4 One more easy run! On middle, this is worked through square leg and a single is taken.
  • 19.3 A little too straight, this is worked through square leg for one.
  • 19.2 Good fielding! This is a slower one and it is way too wide outside off, Hope slaps it through covers. Mujeeb runs to his right, slides and saves two for his side.
  • 19.1 Good length and on off, Hope pushes it to covers.
  • 18.6 Hope comes down the track and strokes it down to long on for one. 77/2
  • 18.5 On middle, it is worked to the man at mid-wicket.
  • 18.4 On off, this one turns back in. Hope stays back and keeps it out.
  • 18.3 Shorter and outside off, Hope goes back and cuts it through point for one.
  • 18.2 Shorter and outside off, this one turns back in. Chase pushes it to covers.
  • 18.1 Flatter and on off, this is pushed to the short mid-wicket fielder.
  • Drinks break! After losing two quick wickets, Shai Hope along with Roston Chase have added 50 runs between them and are looking solid out in the middle. Afghanistan need to tighten the grip if they are to defend this low score. Skipper Rashid will hold the key for them. We will have to wait and see how Hope and Chase respond this mini-break. Will they be able to continue or will the Afghans strike post the break to pull things back? Interesting times ahead.
  • 17.6 A slower one on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket. 75/2
  • 17.5 One more slower one on off, Hope keeps it out.
  • 17.4 Shorter in length and on middle, Hope ducks under it.
  • 17.3 Another slower one on off, Hope guides it to point.
  • 17.2 Slower one outside off, Chase waits for it and then guides it down to third man for one. 50-run stand is up. Important one as West Indies lost two early. They still need to keep going.
  • 17.1 Shorter and on off, Hope stands tall and pushes it through covers for one.
  • 16.6 A couple to end! Flatter and on the pads, Chase goes back and whips it through square leg, it is uppish but wide of the fielder. Two taken. 73/2
  • 16.5 Very full on off, Hope strokes it down with the turn towards long on for one.
  • 16.4 Slower through the air on middle, this is hit back to the bowler.
  • 16.3 Flatter and on off, Hope goes back and keeps it out.
  • 16.2 Loopy ball on middle, Hope works it to mid-wicket.
  • 16.1 Easy at the moment! Fired on the pads, Chase goes back and works it through mid-wicket for one.
  • 15.6 A slower one wide outside off, Chase goes after it away from his body. It goes off the inner half through covers for one. 69/2
  • 15.5 Once again it is a little too straight, this is whipped through mid-wicket for one.
  • 15.4 Finally gets it right! It is a slower one on off, Hope pushes it to covers.
  • 15.3 Poor bowling! This is too easy at the moment for Chase. It is once again on the pads, Roston works it towards fine leg and gets to the other end.
  • 15.2 This is angled into the pads, it is worked down towards fine leg for one.
  • 15.1 Shorter and outside off, Chase slaps it through covers for one.
  • 14.6 Continues bowling it on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one. 64/2
  • 14.5 On middle, this is worked to the man at mid-wicket.
  • 14.4 Another straighter line, this is worked fine on the leg side for one more single.
  • 14.3 On the pads again, this is also worked through square leg for a single.
  • 14.2 Slower through the air on off, this is worked towards square leg for one.
  • 14.1 On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
  • 13.6 Good placement and good fielding! Shorter and outside off, Chase opens the face of the bat and guides it through backward point. Mujeeb from third man runs to his right, slides and keeps it down to two. 60/2
  • 13.5 Another short one! It is not going to trouble the Windies batters at this pace. Hope pulls it through square leg and takes one.
  • 13.4 Shorter in length, that is not going to trouble the batter. Chase pulls it down to fine leg for one.
  • 13.3 A little too straight, Chase works it through backward square leg for two.
  • 13.2 On middle, it is worked towards mid on for one.
  • 13.1 A couple! Fuller and outside off, Hope leans into it and creams it through covers for two.
  • Gulbadin Naib is into the attack.
  • 12.6 Shorter and on middle, Hope goes back and pushes it down to long on for a single. 51/2
  • 12.5 On off, this is defended onto the ground.
  • 12.4 Easy single as this is hit down to long on. 50 up for West Indies.
  • 12.3 Flatter and outside off, it turns back in. Chase looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 12.3 Wide! Down the leg side, wided.
  • 12.2 Loopy ball on off, Chase lunges forward and keeps it out.
  • 12.1 Slower through the air on off, it is pushed down to long on for a single.
  • 11.6 A short one on middle, this is pulled through square leg for a single. 47/2
  • 11.5 FOUR! Too short and put away! It is on the pads and it skids through. Hope goes back and tries to pull but it goes off the inner half and down to the fine leg fence.
  • 11.4 Confusion but Mujeeb just did not collect the ball. Would have been out. This is full and on the pads, it is worked towards short fine leg. Hope wants a run and sets off but is sent back. Had Mujeeb picked the ball there, it could have been close. Hope makes it in easily.
  • 11.3 Extra bounce! Well played in the end! Flatter and on off, this one takes off after pitching. Hope does well to defend it.
  • 11.2 Flatter and on middle, Hope defends it out.
  • 11.1 One more googly, Hope works it to mid-wicket.
  • 10.6 FOUR! Nice shot. Short delivery outside off, Chase makes room and cuts it hard through point for a boundary. 5 runs have come from Nabi's first over. 42/2
  • 10.5 Tossed up delivery on middle, Chase drives it back towards the bowler.
  • 10.4 Floated delivery on off, Chase blocks it off the back foot.
  • 10.3 Flighted delivery on off, Chase keeps it out.
  • 10.2 Tossed up delivery on off, Chase defends it off the front foot.
  • 10.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Hope flicks it towards mid on for a single.
  • Powerplay 2 is on now. Maximum 4 players are allowed outside the circle till 40 overs. Mohammad Nabi is into the attack now partnering his skipper.
  • 9.6 A dot to end! On off, this is worked to mid-wicket. 37/2
  • 9.5 DROPPED? Given as runs. Shorter and outside off, it is the googly. Hope goes back and looks to pull but misses. It just about kisses the off pole. The keeper fails to collect it and it goes behind for a run. Replays though show, there was a gap between bat and pad.
  • 9.4 Flatter and on off, Hope pushes it to cover-point.
  • 9.3 On middle, Hope shuffles across and works it to mid-wicket.
  • 9.2 That seems to be the googly, it lands on off, Hope picks it and works it to mid-wicket.
  • 9.1 Starts well, tosses it up on off, Hope prods forward and keeps it out.
  • Rashid Khan is into the attack. His 10 overs will decide where the game will probably go.
  • 8.6 Slightly short again, this is pushed to the right of the bowler. Back-to-back poor overs from Mujeeb. 36/2
  • 8.5 Flatter and on off, Chase pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 8.4 Another poor ball! On the pads, Chase works it through backward square leg for two.
  • 8.3 Gets it right now! Flatter and on off, Chase goes back and pushes it down to mid on.
  • 8.2 FOUR! Second boundary in three balls for Chase! This time the bowler pays for bowling it a little too full. It is a half volley. It is creamed through covers for a boundary. Mujeeb has bowled quite a few bad deliveries in the last two overs.
  • 8.1 Flatter and on off, this is pushed wide of the fielder at mid off for one.
  • 7.6 Gets away with one there does Chase! Short and outside off, Chase looks to slap it but ends up chopping it on the off side. End of another successful over for the 'hosts'. 29/2
  • 7.5 FOUR! Off the mark in style is Chase! A little too straight, Chase says thank you very much as he flicks it through mid-wicket. No chance for the fielder at mid-wicket.
  • Roston Chase is the next batsman in.
  • 7.4 OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! There goes another one! It is Naveen who strikes. Big wicket as Hetmyer is a very talented player, however, in the recent past, he has not put that talent to good effect. This though is a beautiful delivery. It lands on off and then shapes away a touch. Hetmyer pushes at it ahead of his body and also inside the line. It kisses the outside edge and goes into the gloves of Ikram Ali Khil. Game on here. West Indies need another 170 runs with 8 wickets in hand.
  • 7.3 A little too straight, it is worked around the corner for a single.
  • 7.2 A good slower one on middle, Hope does well to keep it out.
  • 7.1 This is angled into the batter, it is worked wide of the fielder at mid on for one.
  • 6.6 FOUR LEG BYES! Another poor ball! This is on the pads, it is shorter in length. Hope looks to pull but misses. It hits the pads and goes down to the fine leg fence. An expensive over by Mujeeb, 10 from it. 23/1
  • 6.5 Corrects his line and lands it on the off pole. Blocked.
  • 6.4 FOUR! Beautiful shot! First boundary of the chase! Width on offer outside off, Hope goes down on one knee and drives it square on the off side for a boundary.
  • 6.3 Another single! A very full ball is eased down to long on for one.
  • 6.2 Loopy ball on middle, this is hit down to long on for a single.
  • 6.1 Goes wide of the crease and angles it into the batter, Hope keeps it out.
  • 5.6 Yes, it is a maiden! This is on a length again, Hetmyer blocks it out. Good bowling by Naveen, he is really keeping it nice and tight. Exactly what his skipper needs of him. 13/1
  • 5.5 Length delivery this time, Hetmyer is solid in defense. 5 dots, can this be another maiden?
  • 5.4 That was the sucker ball! Full and wide outside off, Hetmyer does not go after it and lets it be.
  • 5.3 Makes the batter play! Full and on off, Hetmyer strokes it back towards the bowler who makes a half stop but no runs taken.
  • 5.2 One more length ball outside off, Hetmyer shoulders arms to it.
  • 5.1 Bowls it fuller but outside off from around the wicket. It is left alone.
  • 4.6 Flatter and on off, Hope goes back and pushes it to covers. End of a successful over for Mujeeb. 13/1
  • 4.5 A huge appeal but not given! Hope looks to innovate. He tries to reverse sweep it but misses and gets hit high on the pad. An appeal but the umpire shakes his head.
  • 4.4 On middle, Hope is happy to play it off the back foot and keeps it out.
  • 4.3 Hetmyer is off the mark! It is on middle, once again slightly short, it is pushed down to long on for one.
  • 4.2 Almost! The length though was shorter this time. It is on off and it comes back in. Hetmyer hence has enough time to go back and work it to mid-wicket.
  • Shimron Hetmyer is the new batsman in.
  • 4.1 OUT! LBW! That is absolutely plumb! First ball Mujeeb bowls to a left-hander and he strikes. The spinner is really good against left-handers and that was visible here. Also, Lewis can be blamed as he went back to a ball he should have played by coming forward. Flatter and on off, it skids through and turns back in a little. Lewis goes back but is late in bringing his bat down in time. It hits the pad. An appeal and up goes the finger. Early wicket, exactly what you need while defending an average total.
  • 3.6 A good ball to end! On off and it is on a length. Comes back in a little. Hope looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 12/0
  • 3.5 Another misfield! Three this time! Poor start by Afghanistan. Fuller and on off, it is stroked towards Rashid, the skipper lets it through and the batters take three. Afghanistan have started off well with the ball but not in the field. They need to be at their best in both the departments if they are to defend this score.
  • 3.4 Another couple! This is on the pads, it is worked through square leg for two.
  • 3.3 Lewis is off the mark courtesy a misfield. Poor by Zazai. Can't let such deliveries through when you are not defending a huge total. Back of a length on off, Lewis pushes it towards cover. Zazai lets it through, he recovers well though, gives it a chase and keeps it down to two.
  • 3.2 Good shot! Shorter and on off, Lewis off the back foot pushes it towards cover-point. The fielder there fumbles but no runs taken.
  • 3.1 Fuller in length and just outside off, Lewis lets it be.
  • 2.6 A maiden by Mujeeb! Flatter and on off, Hope goes back and guides it to the man at point. 5/0
  • 2.5 On middle, this is defended solidly.
  • 2.4 Once again a good delivery is followed by a poor one. On the pads, Hope tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads again.
  • 2.3 BEAUTY! This is slower through the air on off, it pitches and straightens. Hope looks to defend but is beaten.
  • A short leg in place with Mujeeb operating. Rashid going with attacking approach.
  • 2.2 On the pads, Hope looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Mujeeb gets away with one there.
  • 2.1 Floats it up on off, this one turns back in. Hope goes back and keeps it out.
  • 1.6 From around the wicket to the left-hander, it is on a length and around off, Lewis goes back and keeps it out. A tight start by Naveen as well. 5/0
  • 1.5 Confusion but safe in the end! Fuller and outside off, Hope looks to cream it through the off side but it goes off the inner half towards mid on. Hope wants a run, Lewis is a touch late to begin. The fielder picks the ball up and fires it to the keeper, Lewis though makes it in time.
  • 1.5 WIDE! An inswinger again but this one is down the leg side, Hope looks to flick but misses.
  • 1.4 Wide outside off, Hope does not fiddle with it. 4 disciplined deliveries by Naveen to begin.
  • 1.3 Full and on the stumps, Hope strokes it nicely back towards mid on.
  • 1.2 Drags his length back this time and lands it on off, Hope stands tall and punches it to mid off.
  • 1.1 Starts off with a fuller delivery, it shapes in from outside off. Hope shows the full face of the bat and strokes it to mid on.
  • Naveen-ul-Haq to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
  • 0.6 A single to end the first! A testing over by Mujeeb. Shorter and on middle, this is worked through square leg for one. 3/0
  • 0.5 A poor ball! Short and on middle, Hope pulls it behind square on the leg side. The fielder in the deep runs to his right and saves a couple for his side. West Indies are off the mark.
  • 0.4 Top class delivery! This is quicker and on off, once again it pitches and straightens. Hope is on the back foot to defend but is beaten as the ball straightens.
  • 0.3 Flatter again and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
  • 0.2 BEATEN! That is a beauty! This lands on off and then straightens. Hope does nothing wrong as he tries to defend the original trajectory but gets beaten.
  • 0.1 Flatter and on off, Hope lunges and keeps it out.
  • We are back for the chase. Evin Lewis and Shai Hope will open the batting for West Indies. Mujeeb Ur Rahman will start the proceedings for Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Vs West Indies Live Score (ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary






Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4659 119
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 England 4366 104
4 South Africa 3177 102
5 Australia 3270 99
6 Sri Lanka 3795 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8366 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5568 265
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 9349 260
6 New Zealand 6056 252