Afghanistan Vs West Indies Live Score (ODI)

Date: Saturday, 09 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 47 runs

247/9
Overs
50.0
R/R
4.94
Fours
22
Sixes
5
Extras
17
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Alzarri Joseph not out 1 4 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 10 1 52 1
Naveen-ul-Haq 9 0 60 3
200/10
Overs
45.4
R/R
4.41
Fours
21
Sixes
3
Extras
11
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Naveen-ul-Haq not out 8 11 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Sheldon Cottrell 9 0 29 3
Jason Holder 10 1 52 0
  • Now, then Afghanistan have a task in hand as they look to level the series here. The hosts would want to get off to a flying start from their openers and also would want contributions from each and every member of the team. West Indies, on the other hand, would love to see their bowlers repeat the performance of the first game and take the series in this game itself. Join us for the run chase in a while.
  • On the bowling front, Afghanistan were superb as their spinners strangulated the hard-hitting West Indies batsmen. Initially, the Afghan bowlers failed to get past the West Indies resistance but once Rashid Khan broke open, the other bowlers also went onto capitalise as they made life difficult for the West Indian batting. Naveen-ul-Haq was wayward in the initial overs but came back strongly in the second half as he bowled a string of slower balls.
  • So, West Indies manage to get a score close to 250-run mark. After being put into bat, the two openers Shai Hope and Evin Lewis started on a positive note as they put on a 98-run stand for the first wicket. But once Hope departed it was a slow passage of play for the visitors as boundaries dried up and run making became difficult with the slowness of the wicket coming into play. Wickets fell at regular intervals putting pressure on the incoming batsmen. But a handy cameo from Nicholas Pooran ensured that West Indies reach a respectable total.
  • 49.6 OUT! Caught! Slower ball outside off, Walsh aims to go downtown but manages to slice it towards mid off. Rashid Khan there settles under the ball and pouches it comfortably. West Indies end their innings on 247/9.
  • 49.5 FOUR! Wow! What timing on that one from Walsh. A full ball outside off, Walsh creams his drive through the covers to bag a vital boundary.
  • 49.4 Slower one again, Joseph pushes it uppishly to mid off for a single.
  • 49.3 Swing and a miss! A slower ball outside off, Joseph swings but misses to put any bat on ball.
  • Hayden Walsh is the new batsman in.
  • 49.2 OUT! Pooran holes out but not before playing a superb hand to take West Indies to a competitive total. This is again a slower ball, Pooran tries to clear long off again but fails to make the connection which was needed. The ball goes straight to Ashraf at long off who makes no mistake.
  • 49.2 WIDE! Well, he goes for the massive heave but misses. However, Pooran at the non-striker's end is alert and calls for a quick bye. Ali Khil throws at the striker's end but misses. Called wide for height by the umpire.
  • 49.1 Slower bouncer there. This is around off too. Pooran drags it to deep square leg with the pull shot for a single. Joseph to face now. Will he go big or try to get Pooran on strike?
  • 48.6 Around off, Joseph defends it out. 239/7
  • 48.5 Shortish ball, Pooran goes for the pull but mistimes it towards mid off for a single.
  • 48.4 Around off, Pooran works it wide of long on for a quick couple.
  • 48.3 On the pads, Pooran looks to paddle sweep but misses to get hit on the pads.
  • 48.2 Swing and a miss this time. Flighted ball, turning away. Pooran swings hard but makes no connection.
  • 48.1 FOUR! Superb short. Pooran was not in the perfect position but he does well to send it to the fence. A short ball around middle, Pooran moves across the leg side and hammers it to the long on fence.
  • 47.6 Slower one outside off, Joseph leaves it alone to make sure Pooran takes the strike next over. 232/7
  • Alzarri Joseph is the next batsman in.
  • 47.5 OUT! Shepherd holes out in search of quick runs. Naveen, in search of another blockhole delivery dishes out a low full toss. Shepherd looks to muscle it away but the timing is not right. The ball goes straight to Ashraf at long on.
  • 47.4 Superb yorker this time. Pooran does well to dig it out towards mid on for a single.
  • 47.3 Another short ball, Shepherd pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • 47.2 FOUR! Not from the bat but West Indies won't mind it. A bouncer on middle, Shepherd looks to pull but the ball hits the helmet and races to the third man fence.
  • 47.1 Short ball outside off, Pooran drags it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 46.6 Outside off, Nicholas guides it towards third man for a run. 225/6
  • 46.5 Quicker one on the pads, Shepherd looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit high on the pads. The ball goes towards point and a leg bye is taken.
  • 46.4 Another ball around off, Pooran once again stays back and directs it towards third man but this time the short third man fielder moves to his left and keeps it to a single.
  • 46.3 FOUR! Wow! That was done delicately. A quicker one outside off, Pooran waits for the ball and then guides it off the keeper's glove to the third man fence.
  • 46.2 SIX! What a way for Pooran to get to his third ODI half century. A short ball on middle from Rashid. Pooran goes back and sends this one sailing over the mid-wicket fence.
  • 46.1 Way down the leg side. Shepherd goes for the sweep but he is too early. The ball touches the gloves and goes behind for a single.
  • Finally, Rashid returns now. 8-0-25-1 are his figures so far.
  • 45.6 Full on the pads again, Shepherd flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 9 from the over. 211/6
  • 45.5 Full on the pads, Pooran pushes it through mid on for a single.
  • 45.4 SIX! Effortless from Pooran. Naveen bowls another slower one but this is in the arc of Pooran. He just hammers it back over the bowler's head for his second maximum.
  • 45.3 Another slower one which is working well for Naveen. A shortish length ball outside off, Pooran throws kitchen sink at the ball but makes no connection.
  • 45.2 Slower bouncer again, Pooran pulls but finds short fine leg.
  • 45.1 Good length ball around off, angled into the batter, Shepherd taps it towards point and takes a quick single.
  • 44.6 SIX! 200 comes up for West Indies and that is a superb shot to get there. A flighted ball around off, Pooran just launches it over the long off fence. That came from the middle of the bat. 202/6
  • 44.5 Full ball on middle, pushed to long on for a single.
  • 44.4 Superb effort from Ashraf there. He has saved a certain boundary. It is short and wide, Pooran cuts it hard but Ashraf dives to his left and saves a certain boundary. Just a single there.
  • 44.3 On middle, Pooran blocks it out.
  • 44.2 FOUR! Good shot. Flighted delivery on leg, Pooran works it towards fine leg for a boundary.
  • 44.1 Short delivery outside off, Pooran cuts it to point.
  • Rashid Khan wanted to bowl but it seems like he was off the field for a longer time than permitted. So he can't bowl after coming onto the field straightaway. Mujeeb comes on to bowl his final over.
  • 43.6 Slower ball on middle, turned towards mid-wicket for a single. 190/6
  • 43.5 Good length ball outside off, pushed to mid off uppishly.
  • 43.4 FOUR! That made a crunching sound. Short and on middle, Pooran pulls it with disdain to the deep mid-wicket fence.
  • 43.3 Another slower bouncer. Pooran looks to pull but gets a top edge which goes towards fine leg. Pooran scampers back for the second. Good running between the wickets. The fine leg fielder throws the ball and Ali Khil once again whips the bails but this time the batsman is well in.
  • 43.2 Length ball on the pads, Shepherd turns it behind square for a single and gets off the mark.
  • Romario Shepherd is the new batsman in.
  • 43.1 OUT! A suicidal second run that one and Holder has to make a long walk back to the pavilion. There was absolutely no need of that second run. This was a slower one on middle, Holder nudged it with the soft hands towards deep mid-wicket and wanted the second straightaway. Mujeeb there got to the ball and fired a rocket throw to the keeper who took the bails off. The third umpire is called and the tall Holder is found short.
  • A run out appeal taken upstairs.
  • 43.1 WIDE! That was nicely bowled. Took the pace off the ball and banged it short. Holder pulls but can't make any connection. Called wide for height.
  • Naveen-ul-Haq is back on. 5-0-30-0 are his figures so far.
  • 42.6 Outside off, pushed through point for a single. 180/5
  • 42.5 Short and wide, Pooran goes for the cut away from his body but gets an under edge which goes towards short third man for a single.
  • 42.4 This is on the pads, Holder works it towards the leg side for a single.
  • 42.3 Short ball on off, Holder tucks it towards point off the back foot.
  • 42.2 Full on the leg stump, swept to deep mid-wicket for a single this time.
  • 42.1 Short ball around off, tucked for a single through mid on.
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman is back. 8-1-35-1 are his figures so far.
  • 41.6 On the leg stump, Holder works it to mid-wicket for a single. 175/5
  • 41.5 Full and outside off, driven straight to the cover fielder.
  • 41.4 Short and outside off, tucked towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 41.3 FOUR! Innovation from Pooran. He is playing a very good hand here. A full ball outside off, Pooran gets in the position and reverse sweeps it superbly. The ball races through point and into the fence.
  • 41.2 Quicker one on the pads, Holder eases it through mid on for a single.
  • 41.1 Full ball outside off, Holder drives but straight to the cover fielder.
  • 40.6 FOUR! A much-needed boundary this one for West Indies and Pooran gets it with a superb cut shot. Rashid bowls it short and wide. Nicholas stays on the back foot and crunches the cut to the deep point fence. 168/5
  • 40.5 Another full ball on middle, Holder this time works it past the mid-wicket fielder for a single.
  • 40.4 Full on middle, flicked straight to mid-wicket.
  • 40.3 Full on off, pushed to long off for a run.
  • 40.2 On off, Pooran nudges it towards point with an angled bat. He wanted a run there but Holder sends him back.
  • 40.1 Around off, punched through mid off for a single.
  • Powerplay 3 time! Maximum 5 fielders permitted outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the innings.
  • 39.6 Shortish length, blocked off the back foot by Pooran. End of a successful over from Ashraf. 161/5
  • 39.5 Lands on off and turns in, Pooran keeps it out.
  • 39.4 Flighted ball outside off, the former skipper drives it through covers for a single to get off the mark.
  • Jason Holder is the new man in.
  • 39.3 OUT! The skipper departs. A soft dismissal this one. A flighted ball on middle, Pollard pushes it but it goes uppishly to the right of the bowler. Ashraf moves across and grabs the opportunity gleefully. Wickets continue to tumble for West Indies after that 98-run opening stand. This has been an excellent comeback from the Afghans.
  • 39.2 On the pads, Pollard flicks it to deep mid-wicket and scampers back for a couple.
  • 39.1 Full on off, Pollard pushes it back to the bowler.
  • Ashraf is back on. 7-0-27-0 are his numbers so far.
  • 38.6 Full ball on middle, Pollard flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single to get off the mark. 158/4
  • 38.5 A quicker one on middle, Pollard makes a solid defense.
  • 38.4 Short and on middle, Pooran turns it to deep square leg for a single.
  • 38.3 On middle, it is defended nicely.
  • 38.2 Short ball on middle, Pooran goes for the massive heave but misses to get hit on the ribs.
  • 38.1 Full on the pads from the skipper, Pooran pushes it back to the bowler.
  • Kieron Pollard comes out to bat. Can he show off his hard hitting skills and take West Indies to a respectable total? Rashid Khan is back on. 6-0-16-1 are his figures so far.
  • 37.6 OUT! Straight down the throat of Javed at deep mid-wicket. A suicidal shot this. He already smashed the previous ball for a maximum. There was no need for this shot. A slightly shortish length, Hetmyer takes a step down the track and pulls but straight to Ahmadi at deep mid-wicket. He is not going to miss out on that one. Nabi gets a wicket on the last ball of his spell. 156/4
  • 37.5 SIX! Amazing shot. Flighted delivery on off, Shimron comes down the track and lofts it over covers for a maximum.
  • 37.4 Floated delivery on off, Pooran plays it towards point for a run. 150 up for West Indies.
  • 37.3 Flighted delivery on off, Hetmyer plays it towards point. The batsmen take a run.
  • 37.2 Short delivery outside off, Pooran cuts it through point. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 37.1 Tossed up delivery on off, Pooran plays it to point.
  • 36.6 Loopy ball around off, Pooran pushes it uppishly towards mid off and takes a quick run. 147/3
  • 36.5 Sharp turn there. Pitches on off and comes into Pooran who gets his bat down in time to block it out.
  • 36.4 Full on the pads, flicked straight to the fielder.
  • 36.3 Full outside off, Pooran pushes it towards cover.
  • 36.2 On middle, Shimron eases it to mid on for a single.
  • 36.2 WIDE! Mujeeb bowls it down the leg side, Pooran looks to paddle sweep but makes no connection. The ball goes towards fine leg and the batters take three. The umpire calls it wide too.
  • 36.1 FOUR! That was not from the middle of the bat but Pooran will take it. A tossed up ball on off, Pooran looks to drive but it takes the outside edge and goes to the third man fence.
  • 35.6 Another dot. A top maiden over. Short and wide, Hetmyer this time cuts but again finds the fielder. 137/3
  • 35.5 That is five in a row. A flighted ball outside off, Hetmyer reaches out to cut but misses.
  • 35.4 And this time a fuller ball on off, Hetmyer defends it out. 4 dots in a row.
  • 35.3 Another ball around off, slightly short. Hetmyer can only find the fielder to his cut.
  • 35.2 Fullish length on the stumps line, pushed towards mid off this time.
  • 35.1 Shortish length on middle, Hetmyer goes back and punches it to cover.
  • 34.6 On middle, Pooran defends it out. 137/3
  • 34.5 Shortish ball, turning in, Pooran defends it out.
  • 34.4 Shortish length ball on middle, pushed towards bowler.
  • Nicholas Pooran walks in now.
  • 34.3 OUT! BOWLED! Tossed up delivery on middle and leg, Chase goes deep inside the crease and looks to heave it away but misses it completely. It goes between the bat and pad and hits the leg stump. Massive wicket for Afghanistan as they get rid of the in-form man.
  • 34.2 Tossed up delivery on off, Chase keeps it out.
  • 34.1 Flighted delivery on leg, Chase looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
  • 33.6 On the pads, Chase works it towards square leg for a single. 137/2
  • 33.5 Superb effort from the skipper. Setting the example for his side there. A poor ball that one, short and wide outside off, Hetmyer punches it but Rashid dives to his left to make a superb stop.
  • 33.4 Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 33.3 Slower through the air, Hetmyer nudges it onto the pitch on the leg side.
  • 33.2 Short ball on middle, Hetmyer goes back and punches but finds backward point.
  • 33.1 Full ball on middle, Hetmyer lunges forward to push it towards cover.
  • 32.6 Around off, Chase blocks it out. 135/2
  • 32.5 Beaten! Darts this one outside off, Chase plays the wrong line to get beaten.
  • 32.4 Quicker one on the pads, Chase works it towards square leg and looks for a single but he is sent back.
  • 32.3 Shortish length, pushed towards point this time.
  • 32.2 FOUR! First one for Roston. A loopy full ball outside off, Chase creams it superbly through the covers. He pierced the deep cover and long off fielder superbly there.
  • 32.1 On the pads of Shimron from Mujeeb. Hetmyer nudges it to mid-wicket for a run.
  • 31.6 Fuller outside off, Hetmyer drives it through mid off for a single to keep the strike for the next over. 130/2
  • 31.5 Lands it around off, Hetmyer comes forward to defend.
  • 31.4 Another short and wide ball. Again Hetmyer punches it superbly through cover-point for a couple. Zazai at deep cover does well to keep it for a couple.
  • 31.3 FOUR! Cut away! Nabi continues bowling short and outside off. This time Hetmyer goes back and crunches the square cut to the fence.
  • 31.2 Around off, pushed towards point.
  • 31.1 Another short and wide delivery, this time from Nabi. Chase punches it through point for a single.
  • 30.6 Superb save there! Short and wide, Hetmyer punches but can't beat the cover fielder inside the 30-yard circle. 122/2
  • 30.5 Short ball on middle, Shimron hits it straight to the mid-wicket fielder.
  • 30.4 Around off, a single through covers for Chase this time.
  • 30.3 Pitches on off and turns into the batter, Chase does well to push it to square leg.
  • 30.2 Short outside off, punched through point for a single.
  • 30.1 Starts with a quicker one on the pads, Hetmyer flicks but misses to get hit on the pads.
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman is back on. 4-0-18-0 are his figures so far.
  • 29.6 Tossed up ball on middle, it takes the outer half of the bat and rolls towards cover for a single. 120/2
  • 29.5 FOUR! A top shot to get his first boundary from Hetmyer. A flighted ball on middle, Hetmyer lofts it over mid on for a boundary.
  • 29.4 Short ball on middle, Hetmyer goes back and punches it but finds the point fielder.
  • 29.3 Full outside off, Chase eases it through mid on for a single.
  • 29.2 Full ball on middle, Shimron pushes it towards cover and takes a quick single.
  • 29.1 Darts this one on middle, Hetmyer tucks it towards mid-wicket.
  • Mohammad Nabi is back on. 5-1-11-0 are his figures so far.
  • 28.6 On the pads of right-hander this time. Chase looks to nudge it fine but gets hit on the pads and goes towards square leg. 113/2
  • 28.5 On the pads, Shimron tucks it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 28.4 Another short ball, Hetmyer goes back and punches it through covers for a single. Rashid once again showing his frustration on the fielding effort at deep cover.
  • 28.3 Short and wide again, Hetmyer looks to cut but he is beaten.
  • 28.2 Short and wide outside off, punched straight to the covers.
  • 28.1 Full ball outside off, Hetmyer drives it straight to mid off.
  • 27.6 The batsman defends it from within the crease. 110/2
  • 27.5 Poor ball but just a single. Javed will feel himself lucky. Short and wide, Hetmyer punches it to deep cover for a single.
  • 27.4 Tossed up ball on off, flicked towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • 27.3 Another ball spinning in, Chase pushes it towards square leg.
  • 27.2 Full ball on middle, Chase flicks but Nabi at mid-wicket makes a superb stop diving to his right.
  • 27.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Hetmyer punches it towards long on for a run.
  • 26.6 Bowls a googly on leg, Chase looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. 107/2
  • 26.5 Flighted delivery on middle, Chase defends it off the back foot.
  • 26.4 Floated delivery on middle, Roston defends it off the front foot.
  • Two slips in place. Rashid on the attack mode.
  • 26.3 Tossed up delivery on off, Chase defends it out.
  • 26.2 Flighted delivery on off, Hetmyer plays it towards covers for a run.
  • 26.1 BEATEN! Bowls a googly outside off, Hetmyer looks to drive but misses it.
  • Roston Chase walks out next to bat.
  • 25.6 OUT! Lewis has been bowled around his legs! The sweep shot fetched him a lot of runs but this time it becomes the reason for his departure. A full ball on middle from around the wicket, Lewis gets down to sweep but misses. The ball goes behind and disturbs the leg stump. Afghanistan and Javed celebrate. Two set batsmen sent to pavilion in quick time by the Afghans. 106/2
  • 25.5 Short again, Hetmyer punches it through the off side for a single.
  • 25.4 Good effort from the skipper there. He has saved a run for his side. Javed bowled it quick and closer to off pole. Lewis stayed back and then just punched it through the short third man and gully fielders. The ball races to the fence but Rashid gives a spirited chase to pull the ball back in play with a dive. 3 runs taken.
  • 25.3 Short outside off, Hetmyer eases a single through cover-point.
  • 25.2 Short and around off, Lewis punches it through mid off for a run this time.
  • 25.1 Starts with a length ball on the pads, Hetmyer turns it towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 100-up for West Indies with that run.
  • Javed Ahmadi is into the attack.
  • 24.6 Short and wide this time, Hetmyer punches it to point off the back foot. 99/1
  • 24.5 Darts this one short outside off, Hetmyer punches it through covers for a single to get off the mark.
  • Shimron Hetmyer is the new batsman in.
  • 24.4 OUT! The skipper strikes! Finally the umpire agrees with him. A google does the trick for Rashid. Lands on off and turns in sharply. Hope looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads. Rashid roars again and this time the umpire agrees with him. A much-needed wicket for Afghanistan.
  • 24.3 Tossed up ball around off, Hope pushes it towards cover.
  • 24.2 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 24.1 Fifty for Lewis, his 7th in ODIs. This has been a top knock after failing in the first ODI. This is a floater on middle, Lewis pushes it towards point to get to his half ton.
  • 23.6 End of a nice over from Naveen. Just a run from the over. Full ball on off, Hope defends it out. 97/0
  • 23.5 This is on a good length and outside off, Lewis goes back to punch but gets an inside edge onto the pads. Hope from the other end calls for a quick single and completes it.
  • 23.4 Outside off this time, Lewis is not falling this time as he leaves it alone.
  • 23.3 And again! This time a slower bouncer foxes Evin. Nicely bowled. Naveen bowls it short on middle, Lewis waits and waits and waits but the ball does not arrive. He eventually pulls but the ball arrives after he completes the shot.
  • 23.2 Another slower one from Naveen outside off on a fullish length. This time he deceives Lewis who looks to play at it away from the body. It goes to the keeper on the bounce.
  • 23.1 Starts with a slower one on middle, Lewis keeps it out.
  • Naveen-ul-Haq is back on. 4-0-29-0 are his figures so far.
  • 22.6 Slightly short on middle, Hope defends it towards mid-wicket. 96/0
  • 22.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 22.4 Slightly shortish this time, Hope lifts it over mid-wicket for a couple this time.
  • 22.3 Around off again, Hope blocks it out.
  • 22.2 Around off, Hope tucks it towards point.
  • 22.1 Another loud appeal from Rashid but not out says the umpire. This was a quicker one, pitched on middle and turned in as Hope looked to flick. He missed it and the ball thuds the pads. That looked going down the leg side.
  • 21.6 On the pads again, Lewis looks to paddle it again but finds the short fine leg fielder this time. 94/0
  • 21.5 On the pads, Lewis works it to square leg.
  • 21.4 Full ball on middle, Lewis looks to sweep but misses to get hit on the pads this time.
  • 21.3 SIX! First one of the innings. Tossed up ball on off, Lewis comes down the track and launches it over the long off fence. Superbly timed.
  • 21.2 Tossed up ball around off, pushed towards point.
  • 21.1 Shortish ball on middle, Hope pushes it towards long on for a run.
  • 20.6 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 87/0
  • 20.5 FOUR! Lewis this time connects his paddle sweep nicely. Full ball on middle, Evin gets in position and paddles it to the fine leg fence.
  • 20.4 Short ball on middle, Hope pulls it for a single to deep mid-wicket.
  • 20.3 On the pads, Lewis turns it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 20.2 Huge LBW appeal but that looked to be pitching down the leg side. Rashid can't believe it. It is a fuller ball on leg stump line, Lewis looks to paddle it but misses to get hit on the pads. That was surely going to hit the stumps but where did it pitch, well, not sure.
  • 20.1 A quicker one on middle, pushed towards point by Lewis.
  • 19.6 Once again tossed up around off, Hope drives it to the man at cover. 81/0
  • 19.5 Flighted one around off, Hope drives it straight to the cover fielder.
  • 19.4 Slightly shorter from Ashraf and Lewis pushes it of the back foot through covers for a run.
  • 19.3 This time Lewis plays the sweep to this fuller one and gets it wide of the short fine leg fielder for no run.
  • 19.2 Fuller one on middle, Lewis goes for the paddle but finds the short fine leg fielder to perfection.
  • 19.1 Ashraf tosses one up and Lewis pushes it to covers for a couple.
  • DRINKS BREAK! The West Indies openers have looked strong and have given a great start to their team. On the other hand, the Afghan bowling has not been great. They have not been consistent with their lines and lengths. They need quick wickets if they want to make a comeback in this game because Windies have very powerful hitters in the middle-order and they can muscle their way to a massive total. Interesting period ahead.
  • 18.6 Around off, Hope once again shows full face of the bat to defend it out. 78/0
  • 18.5 Shortish length this time, Hope tucks it towards mid on.
  • 18.4 Quicker one outside off, no turn there. Hope looks to block by coming forward but it takes the outside edge and goes past the first slip for a couple. Rashid was not happy there with his slip fielder's efforts.
  • 18.3 Shortish length on middle, Hope looks to muscle it but mistimes it to mid-wicket.
  • 18.2 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 18.1 Lands around off, a hint of away turn, Hope is solid in the defense.
  • Rashid Khan is into the attack.
  • 17.6 FOUR! Good effort from Ahmadi but it will be a boundary. Full marks for the effort but not to the delivery though. It is on the pads, Lewis paddles it to the fine leg region. Ahmadi from short fine leg chases the ball, dives and looks to pull the ball back in, he does so but the momentum takes the ball to the rope eventually which the third umpire confirms. 76/0
  • 17.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 17.4 A mild appeal from the keeper there. Ashraf fires this outside off, Lewis looks to block but is beaten. Ali Khil behind the wicket grabs the ball on the second attempt and appeals but nothing from the umpire.
  • 17.3 Shortish length on off, Lewis pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 17.2 Around off, Hope pushes it towards point for a single.
  • 17.1 Full on middle, pushed towards mid-wicket.
  • Sharafuddin Ashraf is back on. 4-1-12-0 are his figures so far.
  • 16.6 Chnages his angle and goes round the wicket does Naveen. He bowls it short and outside off, Lewis punches it just wide of the cover fielder and gets a couple. 8 runs from the over. 71/0
  • 16.5 Short ball on middle, Hope goes back and pulls it to deep square leg for a single by rolling his wrists to make sure the ball goes all along the ground.
  • 16.4 A couple now. Full and wide outside off, Hope drives it nicely through the covers and scampers back for the second. Zazai at deep cover was too slow in throwing the ball and that allowed the batters take an extra run there.
  • 16.3 Shortish length outside off, Hope cuts it nicely but Asghar Afghan runs across to his left and makes a sliding stop to keep it to a couple.
  • 16.2 Fullish outside off, Hope pushes it towards point.
  • 16.1 Ouch! Bouncer on middle, Lewis looks to pull but he is early into the shot. The ball hits him on the shoulder and goes towards point for a leg bye.
  • 15.6 Full around off, Hope keeps it out. 63/0
  • 15.5 Shortish length, punched through point for another single.
  • 15.4 Outside off, Lewis leaves it alone.
  • 15.3 Quicker one on middle, Lewis defends it off the back foot
  • 15.2 Full on off, Hope nudges it to mid-wicket for a run.
  • 15.1 Full ball on off, Lewis drives it through point for a single.
  • 14.6 Naveen trying to stay from the hitting zone as he bowls this way outside off on a good length. Hope lets it be. 60/0
  • 14.5 Back of a length again, in the channel. Hope looks to pull but he is late in his shot.
  • 14.4 Bouncer on off, Lewis pulls it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 14.3 Another short ball outside off, Hope drives and takes a single through cover.
  • 14.2 Closer to off pole and on a good length, Lewis pushes it to deep cover for a run.
  • 14.1 Again not an ideal line and length from Naveen to start the fresh over. Short and wide, Hope punches it through covers for a single.
  • Naveen-ul-Haq is back on. 2-0-18-0 are his figures so far.
  • 13.6 Full ball on middle, Lewis sweeps but finds the short fine leg fielder. 56/0
  • 13.5 Short ball outside off, Lewis punches it well but the cover fielder dives to his left and saves a certain boundary.
  • 13.4 Big turn there. It pitches on middle and goes away from Lewis who does well to defend.
  • 13.3 Flighted ball outside off, Lewis comes forward to defend but the ball takes the outside edge and goes to point.
  • 13.2 On the pads, Hope tucks it behind square leg for a single.
  • 13.1 Shortish length on middle, Hope goes back on the back foot to push it back to the bowler.
  • 12.6 Slightly short, Lewis blocks it off the back foot. 55/0
  • 12.5 Around off, Lewis blocks it out.
  • 12.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 12.3 Could've been a run out there. A full ball outside off, Lewis taps it towards point. Hope at the non-striker's end wants a single and takes off. Lewis says no initially but then seeing his partner looks to take off. But about that time, Hope backtracks. The throw comes towards Hope's end but he returns in time. The shy at the non-striker's end failed too.
  • 12.2 Flighted ball outside off, Hope looks to defend but it goes off the outer half of the bat towards cover for a run.
  • 12.1 FOUR! Shot of the day! Full ball on middle, Hope shuffles across the leg stump to get in position and then hammers it through the covers. Superb shot that one.
  • 11.6 Almost a wicket there! Full ball on middle, Lewis sweeps but this one takes the top edge and bounces just short of the short fine leg fielder. 50/0
  • 11.5 Another ball which turns into the batter after pitching around off, Hope helps it to mid-wicket for a single. 50 up for West Indies.
  • 11.4 This is on middle, turns in again, Hope defends it out.
  • 11.3 Lands on off and turns in, Hope pushes it to mid-wicket.
  • 11.2 Short and outside off again, Lewis punches it through the covers for a single.
  • 11.1 Outside off, Lewis leaves it alone.
  • 10.6 Flighted delivery on off, Shai plays it to point. 48/0
  • 10.5 Full delivery on off, Hope drives it to covers.
  • 10.4 Floated delivery on middle, Lewis sweeps it towards square leg for a run.
  • 10.3 Flighted delivery on off, Lewis looks to defend but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
  • 10.3 WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Lewis looks to sweep but misses it.
  • 10.2 Flighted delivery on middle, Lewis plays it to mid-wicket.
  • 10.1 Tossed up delivery on off, Hope taps it towards covers and takes a single.
  • Powerplay 2 begins. Maximum of four fielders permitted outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
  • 9.6 Outside off, Lewis leaves it alone. West Indies are 45/0 after 10 overs. A good Powerplay for West Indies. 45/0
  • 9.5 Floated delivery on off, Lewis keeps it out.
  • 9.4 FOUR! Nice shot. Tossed up delivery on leg, Lewis sweeps it towards fine leg for a boundary.
  • 9.3 Floated delivery on middle, Shai flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 9.2 Tossed up delivery on middle, Hope again flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 9.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Hope comes down the track and flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 8.6 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 40/0
  • 8.5 Short again, Lewis looks to help it to the fine leg fence with a gentle pull but it goes straight to the short fine leg fielder.
  • 8.4 Outside off, Evin taps it towards point.
  • 8.3 FOUR! Hammered away! Ashraf bowls it short on middle, Lewis goes back and pulls it brilliantly to the deep mid-wicket fence.
  • 8.2 Slightly short on middle this time, Lewis goes back on the back foot to block.
  • 8.1 Full on middle, Lewis defends it out.
  • Sharafuddin Ashraf has a change of ends.
  • 7.6 Full outside off, Hope looks to defend but gets a soft leading edge towards cover. 36/0
  • 7.5 Flatter and outside off, Hope punches it to the cover-point fielder this time.
  • 7.4 Short and outside off, Hope makes room and punches the ball but straight to the cover fielder.
  • 7.3 Lands on middle and turns in, Hope pushes it towards mid on.
  • 7.2 Shortish length ball outside off, Hope blocks it out.
  • 7.1 Nabi starts with a ball around off, Hope comes forward to defend it out.
  • Mohammad Nabi is into the attack.
  • 6.6 Full ball on off, Lewis defends it out. 36/0
  • 6.5 FOUR! Easy picking this one. Full on the pads, Lewis sweeps it comfortably to the fine leg fence. Second boundary for Lewis.
  • 6.4 This lands on middle, slightly quicker into the right-hander. Hope looks to tuck it towards the leg side but it goes to mid-wicket off the inner half of the bat for a single.
  • 6.3 Gives this one a lot of air around off, Lewis comes forward to defend but the ball takes the outside edge and goes towards gully for a single.
  • 6.2 Loopy full ball on middle, Evin this time pushes it towards cover.
  • 6.1 Short ball on off, Lewis punches it back to the bowler.
  • 5.6 Maiden to start with from Ashraf. This over got done in no time. A shortish ball on middle, Shai pushes it towards cover-point. 30/0
  • 5.5 Flatter one on the pads, Hope flicks but misses to get hit on the pads.
  • 5.4 On off this one, Hope once again blocks it solidly.
  • 5.3 Quicker and a shorter one outside off, Shai goes back to defend it off the back foot.
  • 5.2 This pitches around off, Hope lunges to defend it out.
  • 5.1 Starts with a stump line ball and bowls it flat. Hope looks to defend but he gets hit on the pads.
  • Sharafuddin Ashraf is into the attack.
  • 4.6 A couple to end the over. A fuller ball outside off, Evin pierces the gap between cover and point to pick a couple before the long off fielder can come across and field the ball. 30/0
  • 4.5 On the pads, Lewis tucks it towards square leg.
  • 4.4 FOUR! Nicely done. A flighted ball on middle, Lewis gets himself in the position and sweeps the ball to the fine leg fence.
  • 4.3 Lands on off and turns back into the batter, Lewis defends it back to the bowler.
  • 4.2 Full ball on middle, Lewis pushes it towards cover.
  • 4.1 Flatter ball on off, pushed back to the bowler by Lewis.
  • 3.6 Full outside off, Hope drives it straight to the cover fielder. 24/0
  • 3.5 FOUR! Well, Naveen goes wayward again and he is leaking runs. Sprays on the pads of Hope. Shai just helps it to the fine leg fence.
  • 3.4 Finally a good ball from Naveen. It is on a perfect line and length, it comes back in a hint to catch the inside edge of the bat and goes onto hit the pads.
  • 3.4 WIDE! This is on the off side. Naveen bowls it wide and on a slightly shortish length too. Hope slashes at it but misses. The umpire calls it wide and Naveen will have to re-bowl that one.
  • 3.3 FOUR! Superbly timed! Naveen overpitches it outside off. Hope drives it superbly through the covers. The ball races to the fence in no time.
  • 3.2 Outside off, Hope leaves it alone.
  • 3.1 Fuller length ball on middle, Hope punches it to mid on.
  • 3.1 WIDE! Naveen sprays down the leg side on the first ball of his second over. Hope flicks but makes no connection. A muted appeal from the bowler but the umpire deems it wide.
  • 2.6 On the stumps, Hope tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 14/0
  • 2.5 Beaten this time. A quicker ball outside off. Hope plays the wrong line to get beaten. The keeper behind the wicket could not gather the ball correctly there.
  • 2.4 Slightly shortish length ball on middle, Lewis goes back and pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
  • 2.3 And another defense which comes from the outer half. It lands on middle and turns in. Lewis looks to defend but it takes the outer half and goes towards cover.
  • 2.2 Loopy ball around off, Lewis pushes it towards cover off the outer half of the bat.
  • 2.1 Flighted ball on middle, Evin looks to work it to the leg side but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 1.6 Another ball outside off, Hope lets it be. 12/0
  • 1.5 In the channel outside off, Hope lets it go to the keeper.
  • 1.4 Landed around off, Shai tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • 1.3 Another full ball outside off, Shai drives it superbly but straight to cover-point.
  • 1.2 FOUR! Glorious from Shai Hope. This time Naveen bowls it way outside off and on a fullish length. Hope leans into the shot and creams the cover drive.
  • 1.1 FOUR! A delightful boundary from Hope this one. Naveen bowls it full on the pads, Hope just flicks it superbly to the deep mid-wicket fence.
  • Naveen-ul-Haq to bowl from the other end for the Afghans.
  • 0.6 Flighted fuller ball on off, Lewis looks to block but it takes the inner half of the bat and goes behind square. Lewis scampers back for the second. Good running between the wickets. 4/0
  • 0.5 Flatter ball on middle, Hope works it through mid-wicket for a single to get off the mark.
  • 0.5 WIDE! First runs in the form of extras. Mujeeb sprays down the leg side. Hope looks to flick but misses. Called wide by the umpire.
  • 0.4 A hint of turn there. It pitches on off and turns into the batter. Hope does well to defend it out.
  • 0.3 A quicker one on middle this time, Shai tucks it back to the bowler this time.
  • 0.2 This time he pushes it slightly fuller on off, Hope defends it towards mid off.
  • 0.1 He starts with a shortish ball around off, Hope punches it well but straight to cover.
  • The Afghanistan players are out in the middle. West Indies openers, Shai Hope and Evin Lewis are out in the middle too. Mujeeb Ur Rahman will start the proceedings for Afghanistan.
  • West Indies captain, Kieron Pollard says that Toss is always 50-50. Tells that they ticked most of the boxes in the last game but they can always do things better. Says that they will look to do the same in the this game too.
  • Afghanistan skipper, Rashid smiles afer winning the toss and says that bowling first has been their main strength. On the last game, The Afghan skipper says there was a little bit of dew. Mentions that gripping the ball in the last game was difficult. Tells that they will look to restrict the West Indies under 200. Reveals one change in the side.
  • Pitch Report - Alistair Campbell is down for the pitch report. He mentions that this is a different surface which is being used than the first ODI. Adds that the surface looks very tacky. This pitch can misbehave as there could be turn and bounce which will suit the Afghan bowlers. Adds that captain winning the Toss will look to bowl first.
  • West Indies (Unchanged Playing XI) - Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (C), Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh.
  • Afghanistan (Playing XI) - Hazratullah Zazai, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Ikram Ali Khil (WK), Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Sharafuddin Ashraf (In for Gulbadin Naib), Rashid Khan (C), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq.
  • Toss - Up goes the coin and it lands in the favour of Rashid Khan. Afghanistan have opted to field first.
  • It was a convincing win for the West Indies in the series opener against Afghanistan. After bundling the Afghans for a�very small total, courtesy a brilliant bowling performance from the pacers as well as spinners, Shai Hope and Roston Chase combined for a massive 163-run stand to chase the target down. Now, it's time for game number 2 of the 3-match series. Afghanistan have a lot to ponder while the men from the Caribbean would look to seal the deal in this game itself. Will Afghanistan manage to draw level in this game or will Kieron Pollard's men be able to clinch the ODI series here itself? We will soon find out. Welcome to our coverage for the game. Stay tuned for the toss and team updates soon.

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

  • 2-0 up then, go the West Indies, with a game to go. Will we expect the bench to play a part in the third game? Or is the fruit of a whitewash too hard to ignore? What can Afghanistan do to avoid a whitewash? Batted first, lost. Bowled first, lost again. Probably, the absence of pressure in the third game might just help them to do well, whatever they do. Join us on Monday, 11th November, 2019 at 2 pm local (0830 GMT) for all The action from the final ODI at this same venue. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
  • NICHOLAS POORAN HAS BEEN ADJUDGED THE MAN OF THE MATCH for his flamboyant innings. Thanks the almighty for giving him the opportunity to play well here. On his innings, Pooran says that he just stuck to his basics and then concentrated on playing his strokes. Promises that there is definitely more to come from him in future.
  • Victorious West Indies skipper, Kieron Pollard smiles on the reminder that West Indies have finally won an ODI series after 5 years. Praises his team for sticking to the pans which were laid out when they set foot from the Caribbean. On the pitch, Pollard says that it was on the slower side and they believed it will turn in the evening. Praises the openers for setting up a fine platform though, also admits that there was a collapse in the middle order. Wants to celebrate with the guys and soak in the atmosphere. Stresses that winning is a habit and they would like to keep winning. On the flies while playing, Kieron says that he has never played in such an environment and stresses that health too, is equally important. Hopes that in the final game, there are no such insects.
  • Afghanistan captain, Rashid Khan, feels that his team started well with the ball in the first 40 overs but then the momentum got snatched away. Praises Pooran for his knock. Although, he says that 248 was chaseable on this wicket, given the line-up that they have. On his bowling plans, in spite of the strong opening stand, Rashid says that the plan was to only keep bowling dots and wait for the batsmen to commit mistakes, which eventually happened, due to the sustained pressure. Lauds Najibullah and Nabi for putting their hands up but laments about his team not finishing off the job, which was the case in the first ODI as well. On the plans to break their losing rut in ODIs, Khan says that the focus only has to be on playing positive cricket and believing in themselves, as he adds that once that happens, they can get back to winning ways.
  • 248 to chase. With dew present. Easy? Should have been. But it wasn't. Afghanistan never got set in this chase and struggled to cope with the slowing track. Only Najibullah Zadran crossed 50 while the next highest scorer was Rahmat with 33. Sheldon Cottrell did the damage with the new ball, keeping the pressure uptight and finishing with 3 wickets overall. But how good was Roston Chase? His 3/30 in 10 overs was what choked Afghanistan and they could not find a way. Hayden Walsh then cleaned up the tail with a 3-fer, which also included the wicket of Nabi (albeit a lucky one). Please stay tuned for the presentation...
  • 2 matches, 2 different types of victories for West Indies. In the first game, Afghanistan were told to be unlucky, because dew hampered them in the second innings. If that was the case, what can be told about this game? Without a doubt, the pitch was difficult to bat on but the Windies batted really well. Hope and Lewis played sensibly, not trying to go too hard and their 98-run opening stand set the platform. There was a collapse thereon but Nicholas Pooran's 67 took the 'visitors' close to 250, which looked to be a competitive total. And by and large, it indeed was.
  • At last. An ODI series win for West Indies. August 2014 was the last time when the Men from the Caribbean tasted a series victory in this format. Boy, has it been a long time coming.
  • 45.4 OUT! CAUGHT! Flighted delivery on middle, Ashraf plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket but does not get the distance on it. It goes towards Hetmyer who takes a comfortable catch in the deep. WEST INDIES WIN BY 47 RUNS AND WIN THE SERIES 2-0!
  • 45.3 Tossed up delivery on off, Ashraf plays it to point.
  • 45.2 BEATEN! Flighted delivery outside off, Ashraf looks to cut but misses it.
  • 45.1 FOUR! Good shot. Full toss on leg, Ashraf lofts it over mid on for a boundary.
  • 44.6 Good length delivery on off, Naveen defends it out. 196/9
  • 44.5 BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Naveen looks to cut but misses it.
  • 44.4 FOUR! Length delivery on leg, Naveen flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.
  • 44.3 Good length delivery on leg, Naveen looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.
  • 44.2 On a good length on leg, Ashraf looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
  • 44.1 On a length on middle, Ashraf pushes it through mid on for a single.
  • 43.6 Floated delivery on middle, Naveen plays a paddle sweep over fine leg. The batsmen pick up a couple. 191/9
  • 43.5 Short and outside off, Ashraf cuts it through point for a run.
  • 43.4 Floated delivery on middle, Naveen flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 43.3 Flighted delivery on middle, Naveen defends it off the back foot.
  • 43.2 Tossed up delivery just outside off, Naveen looks to again defend but misses it.
  • 43.1 BEATEN! Flighted delivery outside off, Naveen looks to defend but misses it due to the turn on this one.
  • 42.6 Length delivery on leg, Naveen flicks it towards square leg for a run. 187/9
  • 42.5 On a length on middle, Ashraf flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 42.4 Play and a miss! Full delivery just outside off, Ashraf looks to go for a big shot but misses it. It just missed the off stump by a whisker.
  • Naveen-ul-Haq is the last man in.
  • 42.3 OUT! Caught! Cottrell has his third and he brings out the salute. A length ball, outside off, Mujeeb swings hard but gets a massive top edge. The ball goes high in the air and down to third man where Romario Shepherd, well, almost loses it in the lights but manages to take it at the last moment. Smiles. All is well that ends well. Not sure he would have smiled if the catch had gone down...
  • 42.2 A short ball, pulled towards short mid-wicket.
  • 42.1 Down the leg side, Ashraf plays it towards fine leg for a single.
  • Sheldon Cottrell is back on. 7-0-21-0 are his figures so far.
  • 41.6 Floated delivery on middle, Mujeeb defends it off the back foot. 3 runs and a wicket from the over. 184/8
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the new batsman in.
  • 41.5 OUT! STUMPED! Afghanistan lose their 8th wicket. Flighted delivery outside off, Rashid comes down the track and looks to go for a big shot but misses it. Nicholas Pooran whips the bails off in a flash. West Indies are two wickets away from winning the match.
  • 41.4 Full delivery on off, Ashraf drives it through covers for a single.
  • 41.3 BEATEN! Tossed up delivery outside off, Ashraf looks to defend but misses it.
  • 41.2 Flighted delivery on middle, Rashid plays a sweep over square leg. Cottrell does not go for the catch and picks it on one bounce. The batsmen take a run.
  • 41.1 Short delivery on middle, Ashraf pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 40.6 Outside off, RK looks to play the upper cut but misses. 181/7
  • 40.5 That ball has struck the batsman on the thigh pad.
  • 40.4 Fuller in length, pushed straight to point.
  • 40.3 A bouncer now, Khan ducks under.
  • 40.2 Outside off, played straight to point.
  • 40.1 Run out missed! Oh dear... comedy of errors. Landed outside off, Rashid pushes it towards cover. Now, he just takes a couple of steps but there is no calling. Ashraf though, thinks there is a single and starts running. Now, he has to return from halfway point. Hayden Walsh charges across from point, gets to the ball and first, thinks of a direct hit. But then, he sees Holder getting back and Pollard backing him up. He now lobs the throw to the former skipper but it is slightly off target. However, Holder still has enough time to collect, turn and whip the bails off. He looks to throw the ball but misses. Ashraf dives in but that would not have saved him had Holder connected. Rashid furiously asks his teammate to at least see and run and not run blindly.
  • Powerplay 3 is signalled. Maximum of 5 fielders will be outside the circle. Jason Holder is back on. 9-0-51-0 are his figures so far.
  • 39.6 Tossed up delivery outside off, Ashraf punches it through point. The batsmen get two runs. 4 runs and a wicket from the over. 181/7
  • 39.5 Floated delivery on off, Ashraf plays it to covers.
  • 39.4 Flighted delivery outside off, Ashraf looks to defend but misses it.
  • 39.3 Tossed up delivery on off, Rashid looks to cut but gets a bottom edge on this one. It goes to the keeper on one bounce. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 39.2 Flighted delivery on off, Ashraf drives it through mid off for a single.
  • Sharafuddin Ashraf walks in at number 9, replacing Nabi.
  • 39.1 OUT! LBW! Or shall we say, adjudged LBW? Because Nabi is not happy at all. He is walking off, shaking his head and hitting the ground with his bat in frustration. No reviews in this series, remember. Hard to see how that can be out. 1. It is a leg spinner. 2. Nabi got down and across his stumps and one could see two-and-a-half sticks when he attempted that paddle shot. Which means, that when he attempted the stroke, the impact could have been outside off. 3. Given that it is a leggie, couldn't it have been turning away? West Indies won't care. They are 3 wickets away from winning their first ODI series in 5 years...
  • Rashid Khan is the new batsman in. Hayden Walsh is back on. 3-0-21-0 are his figures so far.
  • 38.6 OUT! CAUGHT! West Indies break the 68-run stand. They finally get the wicket of Najibullah Zadran. Short delivery outside off, Zadran looks to cut but gets an outside edge. It goes towards Nicholas Pooran who is keeping wickets in place of Shai Hope, taking a simple catch. Najibullah Zadran looks to chase the delivery where he could have easily left that. Another batsman who has got set, departs. A fine knock, but it has probably opened the door for the West Indies. 71 more needed from 66 balls. 177/6
  • 38.5 Bowls a short delivery outside off, Najibullah lets it sail through to the keeper.
  • 38.4 Full delivery on off, Nabi drives it through mid off. The batsmen take a single.
  • 38.3 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
  • 38.2 Full on middle, pushed towards mid on.
  • 38.2 WIDE. Down the leg side, flick shot missed.
  • 38.1 That has hurt. But Walsh is still smiling. Short and outside off, Nabi cuts it uppishly and Hayden at point dives to his right. The ball lands just in front of him and hits him on the chest. The umpire has a word with him, then comes Pollard but the fielder is fine.
  • 37.6 SIX! Amazing shot. Short of a length delivery, Zadran pulls it over long on for a maximum. 14 from the over. 175/5
  • 37.5 On a length on off, Zadran plays it to point.
  • 37.4 FOUR! 50 for Najibullah Zadran. 11th ODI fifty for him. It has been a great innings from him. Full delivery outside off, Zadran drives it through covers for a boundary.
  • 37.3 On a length on off, Nabi taps it towards point. The batsmen take a run.
  • 37.2 On a good length on off, Najibullah guides it towards third man for a single.
  • 37.1 Length delivery outside off, Zadran guides it towards third man. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • Jason Holder is back on. 8-0-38-0 are his figures so far.
  • 36.6 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. 161/5
  • 36.5 Full delivery on middle, Nabi drives it to mid on.
  • 36.4 Length delivery on off, Nabi taps it to point.
  • 36.3 On a good length on leg, Nabi looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Probably it was going down leg.
  • 36.2 Good length delivery on off, Nabi defends it out.
  • 36.1 FOUR! Nice shot. Short delivery on middle, Nabi pulls it through mid-wicket. The fielder tries to stop it with a dive but it goes through him for a boundary.
  • 35.6 Length delivery on off, Nabi taps it towards the off side and takes a run. 157/5
  • 35.5 Good length delivery on off, Nabi keeps it out.
  • 35.4 FOUR! On a good length and outside off, Nabi looks to guide, gets on top of the bounce and plays it towards the third man region for a boundary.
  • 35.3 Length delivery on off, Zadran plays it towards point where the fielder stops it with a dive. The batsmen still take a run.
  • 35.2 On a length on middle, Nabi flicks it towards mid-wicket for a quick single.
  • 35.1 Short delivery on leg, Zadran rises on his toes and nudges it towards square leg. The batsmen take a single.
  • 34.6 On a length on middle, Najibullah flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends. 149/5
  • 34.5 Good length delivery on off, Zadran defends it off the back foot.
  • 34.4 Bowls a bouncer on leg, Zadran does well to duck under it.
  • A slight delay. Pollard and Holder are into the ears of the umpire and Mohammad Nabi joins in the party as well. They seem to be complaining about the difficult playing conditions with so many wasps, moths and bees around. They are not wrong entirely. But what can the umpires do? Will they stop the game? Because this is not something which will just disappear on its own. They might get the insecticide spray on but they have already done that and it has not been much of a help. The game goes on.
  • 34.3 Short and outside off, Nabi cuts it towards point where the fielder fumbles and then stops it. The batsmen take a single.
  • 34.2 On a length on middle, Zadran flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 34.1 Length delivery on off, Zadran taps it to point.
  • Sheldon Cottrell is back on. 4-0-12-1 are his figures so far.
  • 33.6 On a length and outside off, Nabi punches it through covers. The batsmen get two runs. 146/5
  • 33.5 Length delivery on off, Nabi plays it to point.
  • 33.4 BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Nabi looks to cut but misses it.
  • 33.3 On a length on off, Nabi taps it to point.
  • 33.2 Good length delivery on off, Zadran looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 33.1 On a good length on off, Nabi punches it towards point for a run.
  • Romario Shepherd is back on. 1-0-10-0 are his figures so far.
  • 32.6 Tossed up delivery on leg, Zadran looks to sweep but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. 142/5
  • 32.5 Flighted delivery on middle, Nabi flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 32.4 Full delivery on off, Nabi drives it to covers.
  • 32.3 Tossed up delivery on off, Nabi keeps it out.
  • 32.2 FOUR! Flighted delivery on off, Nabi looks to punch but gets an outside edge. It goes through the vacant slip cordon towards third man for a boundary. Extra bounce was the reason.
  • 32.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Zadran flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 31.6 On a length on middle, Zadran flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single. Afghanistan need 112 runs in 108 balls to win the match. 136/5
  • 31.5 BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Zadran looks to defend but misses it.
  • 31.4 Good length delivery on middle, Najibullah defends it out.
  • 31.3 On a length on leg, Nabi looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a single. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.
  • 31.2 On a good length on middle, Nabi defends it off the back foot.
  • 31.1 Length delivery on leg, Zadran flicks it through square leg for a single.
  • DRINKS BREAK! Afghanistan are just trying to hang in there. But they are simply struggling. The batsmen are trying to guts it out in the middle, but the moment they get settled, they are losing wickets.
  • 30.6 Flighted delivery on middle and leg, Zadran sweeps it through square leg for a single. Afghanistan need 115 runs in 114 balls to win the match. 133/5
  • 30.5 Tossed up delivery on off, Zadran plays it to point.
  • 30.4 Floated delivery on middle, Zadran flicks it to the leg side.
  • 30.3 FOUR! Good improvisation. Flighted delivery on off, Zadran plays a reverse sweep through covers for a boundary.
  • 30.2 Tossed up delivery on leg, Najibullah looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.
  • 30.1 Flighted delivery on off, Nabi drives it through mid off. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 29.6 Length delivery outside off, Nabi taps it through point. The batsmen take a run. 127/5
  • 29.5 Good length delivery on middle, Nabi nudges it to mid-wicket.
  • 29.4 On a good length on middle, Nabi flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 29.3 Length delivery on leg, Nabi looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.
  • 29.2 On a length on off, Nabi keeps it out.
  • 29.1 On a good length on off, Nabi defends it off the back foot.
  • Something wrong? Shai Hope is going off the park, not sure why. Seems to be some illness because don't remember any niggle or injury. NICHOLAS POORAN will don the gloves in his absence. He already scored a vital half century with the bat. A catch or two might just make his day even better.
  • 28.6 Loopy delivery on middle, Zadran flicks it to short fine leg. 126/5
  • 28.5 Tossed up delivery on off, Zadran drives it towards mid off where the fielder does well to stop it.
  • 28.4 Flighted delivery on off, Najibullah defends it off the front foot.
  • 28.3 Floated delivery on off, Nabi drives it towards covers for a run.
  • 28.2 FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Nabi. Tossed up delivery on off, Nabi drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.
  • 28.1 FOUR! Nice shot. Short delivery on middle, Nabi pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Mohammad Nabi gets off the mark in style.
  • Hayden Walsh is into the attack.
  • 27.6 FOUR! Cracking shot. Short delivery outside off, Zadran cuts it through point for a boundary. 117/5
  • 27.5 Length delivery on off, Zadran taps it to point.
  • 27.4 On a length on off, Najibullah plays it to covers.
  • 27.3 Good length delivery on off, Zadran defends it off the back foot.
  • 27.2 EDGE AND FOUR! On a good length and outside off, Zadran looks to cut but gets an outside edge. It goes over the first slip fielder and into the third man fence for a boundary.
  • 27.1 On a good length and outside off, Zadran pushes it to point.
  • Mohammad Nabi walks in now.
  • 26.6 OUT! Edged and taken! A wicket on the final ball of his spell for Roston Chase. A beautiful ball to get that too. First, the flight. Plenty of it. That makes the batsman come forward. Then, the dip. Add to that, a bit of turn as well. Nothing much wrong from the batsman. Ali Khil comes forward to defend but the away-spinning ball takes the outside edge. Simple catch to Jason Holder at first slip. Chase finishes with 3/30, with Afghanistan half their side down. Still 139 needed, from 138 balls. Looking very difficult now. 109/5
  • 26.5 Full and around middle, worked through mid-wicket for one.
  • 26.4 Outside off, punched off the back foot for a run.
  • 26.3 Finally gets it in the gap, through point for a single.
  • 26.2 Short and outside off, skids through, Zadran looks to cut but is cramped for room. Gets a bit of a bottom edge towards point.
  • 26.1 Full and around middle, Najibullah gets a big stride forward and defends.
  • 25.6 On a good length on off, Zadran guides it towards third man for a run. 106/4
  • 25.5 Length delivery outside off, Zadran plays it towards the off side.
  • 25.4 On a good length on off, Zadran taps it to point.
  • 25.3 Good length delivery outside off, Najibullah shoulders arms to this one.
  • 25.2 On a length on off, Najibullah taps it to point.
  • 25.1 BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Zadran looks to drive but misses it.
  • Kieron Pollard is into the attack.
  • 24.6 Flighted delivery on off, Ali Khil defends it out. 105/4
  • 24.5 EDGED, OVER SLIP! Extra bounce on this one. Flighted delivery on middle, Ali Khil looks to defend but the ball bounces sharply and surprised him. He looks to fend but gets an outside edge due to the extra bounce. It goes just over first slip, towards short third man.
  • 24.4 Outside off, tapped through point for one.
  • 24.3 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 24.2 Down the leg side, tucked through fine leg for a run. Leg bye signalled though.
  • 24.1 Short and outside off, cut through point for a single.
  • 23.6 On a length on off, Zadran plays it towards covers for a single. 102/4
  • 23.6 WIDE! Bowls a bouncer, Zadran lets it sail through to the keeper.
  • 23.5 Bowls a bouncer, Zadran does well to duck under it.
  • 23.4 The batsman has punched that ball through the off side.
  • 23.3 FOUR! Second boundary of the over. Fortuitous one. Length delivery on off, Zadran looks to push but gets an inside edge. The ball comes in, takes the inside edge and goes towards fine leg. Roston Chase in the deep tries to stop it with a dive but he slips and it goes past him. 100 up for Afghanistan. Another 148 needed from 159 balls.
  • 23.2 FOUR! Poor delivery from Shepherd. On a length on leg, Zadran flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.
  • 23.1 On a length on leg, Ali Khil looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards fine leg. The batsmen take a single. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.
  • Romario Shepherd is into the attack.
  • 22.6 Tossed up delivery on off, Ikram plays it towards point. The batsmen take a run. 91/4
  • 22.5 Full delivery on off, Zadran drives it through covers for a run.
  • 22.4 Floated delivery on off, Najibullah plays it to covers.
  • 22.3 FOUR! Good shot. Flighted delivery on off, Zadran plays a reverse sweep through point and gets a boundary. Nice innovation.
  • 22.2 Tossed up delivery on off, Zadran keeps it out.
  • 22.1 Flighted delivery on off, Najibullah defends it off the front foot.
  • 21.6 Short delivery on leg, Ali Khil pulls it to mid-wicket. 85/4
  • 21.5 Full delivery outside off, Najibullah drives it through covers. The batsmen take a run.
  • 21.4 On a length on off, Zadran again taps it to point.
  • 21.3 Length delivery on off, Ikram taps it towards point for a single.
  • 21.2 On a good length and outside off, Ali Khil looks to drive but misses it.
  • 21.1 Short of a length delivery on leg, Ali Khil looks to pull but misses it. It goes to Shai Hope who takes the catch and appeals for caught behind. The umpire shakes his head. Was there some noise? Not sure.
  • 20.6 Floated delivery on off, Ikram plays it towards covers for a run. 83/4
  • 20.5 Loopy delivery on middle, Ali Khil defends it off the back foot.
  • 20.4 Flighted delivery on off, Ikram drives it to mid off.
  • 20.3 Floated delivery on off, IAK defends it out.
  • 20.2 Tossed up delivery on middle, Ikram looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 20.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Ali Khil defends it off the back foot.
  • 19.6 Bowls a yorker on middle, Zadran does well to dig it out. It is still pretty even-stevens when it comes to the runs. Afghanistan are 82/4 while West Indies are 81/0. They need 166 runs in 180 balls to win the match. 82/4
  • 19.5 On a length and outside off, Zadran plays it to the off side.
  • 19.4 On a good length on off, Najibullah taps it to point.
  • 19.3 Good length delivery outside off, NZ taps it to point.
  • 19.2 On a length and outside off, Ali Khil taps it towards point for a single.
  • 19.1 Length delivery outside off, Zadran guides it towards third man for a run.
  • 18.6 Loopy delivery on middle, IAK keeps it out. 80/4
  • 18.5 Tossed up delivery on middle, Ikram defends it off the back foot.
  • 18.4 Floated delivery on off, Ali Khil plays it to point.
  • 18.3 Flighted delivery on middle, Zadran flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • Najibullah Zadran walks out to bat next.
  • 18.2 OUT! CAUGHT! Afghanistan lose their fourth wicket. This is going downhill now. Asghar, one of the best players of spin in their team, has thrown his wicket away. Flighted delivery on middle, Afghan comes down the track and looks to go big but cannot quite get the distance. He finds Evin Lewis at deep mid-wicket who gobbles it up. 169 more needed now, 190 balls.
  • 18.1 Tossed up delivery on middle, Ali Khil drives it towards mid on for a run.
  • 17.6 Plenty of height, but not distance. Full delivery on off, Ali Khil looks to go big, seeing mid off inside the circle. The idea is nice, but the execution is not that great. Luckily for him, the ball eludes the fielder running back and stops near the ropes. Three runs taken. 78/3
  • 17.5 FOUR! Nice shot. Short delivery on middle, Ali Khil pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 17.4 Play and a miss! On a good length and outside off, Ikram looks to cut but misses it.
  • 17.3 On a good length on off, Ali Khil blocks it off the back foot.
  • 17.2 Length delivery outside off, Afghan guides it towards third man for a single.
  • 17.1 BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Afghan looks to drive but misses it.
  • 16.6 Tossed up delivery on off, played to covers. 70/3
  • 16.5 Flighted delivery on middle, Ali Khil defends it off the back foot.
  • 16.4 Tossed up delivery on off, Ikram plays it to point.
  • 16.3 Floated delivery on middle, Ali Khil defends it off the back foot.
  • 16.2 Tossed up delivery on middle, Afghan flicks it towards the leg side for a single.
  • 16.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Afghan looks to sweep but gets it off the pads. It goes towards fine leg. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it just before the ropes. The batsmen get two runs. The umpire gives it as leg byes.
  • 15.6 Length delivery on middle, Afghan flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run. 67/3
  • 15.5 Full delivery outside off, Ikram looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes between second slip and gully towards third man for a single.
  • 15.4 Length delivery on off, Ali Khil taps it to point.
  • 15.3 On a length on off, Ali Khil plays it to point.
  • 15.2 Good length delivery on off, Ali Khil defends it out.
  • 15.1 FOUR! Off the edge! But why is there a gap between keeper and second slip? Why isn't there a first slip? Ahh... only Kieron Pollard can answer that. On a good length and outside off, Ikram looks to guide it but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a boundary. There was gap between the keeper and second slip.
  • 14.6 Tossed up delivery on middle, Afghan looks to defend but gets hit high on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Probably height could have been the reason. 61/3
  • 14.5 Flighted delivery on middle, Afghan flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • Asghar Afghan walks in at number 5, replacing Zazai. But looks like something has gone into Asghar Afghan's eyes. Seems like a fly. He is calling for the physio and the umpires call for the Drinks Break. The insecticide spray is being used, so that will be a relief. One more important thing to note is - no dew wiping being done with the rope. So does that mean dew has not made its presence felt yet? Last game, it came around the 10th over of the second innings...
  • 14.4 OUT! Caught this time! Less bottom-hand in that shot. Full and outside off, Zazai gets underneath it and looks to swing it over long on again. But this time, he finds Sheldon Cottrell who takes it calmly at the fence. A bizarre knock from Hazratullah - 23 from 30 balls, with just 3 hits to the fence. The Afghans now need another 187 from 212 balls.
  • 14.3 SIX! Cracking shot. Full and around middle, Zazai gets underneath it and swings it cleanly over long on! Terrific bottom-hand power.
  • 14.2 Around off, watchfully defended.
  • 14.1 Full and around middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Ikram Ali Khil is the new man in.
  • 13.6 OUT! RUN OUT! Miscommunication and Rahmat is gone. Tough luck. This is called being sold a dummy down the river. On a good length on off, Zazai taps it towards covers and calls for a single initially. Seeing that, Rahmat takes off from the non-striker's end. But then, Zazai sends him back as he sees Kieron Pollard charging in. The skipper throws it towards Joseph at the bowler's end where Alzarri runs back and takes the bails off. The run out appeal is referred upstairs. Now, here is the scene. When Joseph takes the bails off, they do not come off! It takes a second and then one of the bails gets dislodged! After watching the replays a few times, the third umpire gives it out. 54/2
  • A run out appeal taken upstairs. Rahmat Shah is the man in question.
  • 13.5 Length delivery on middle, Zazai flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 'One wicket boys, one wicket boys, then there will be a crumble!' says Shai Hope to his mates, on the stump mic.
  • 13.4 On a length and outside off, Shah plays it towards point where Walsh misfields and concedes a single.
  • 13.3 Another drive towards mid on, obstructed.
  • 13.2 Fuller in length, pushed straight to mid on this time.
  • 13.1 A short ball outside off, pulled straight to mid on.
  • 12.6 Tossed up delivery on off, Zazai blocks it off the front foot. 53/1
  • 12.5 Floated delivery on middle, Rahmat flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 12.4 Flighted delivery on middle, Shah drives it back towards the bowler.
  • 12.3 Tossed up delivery on off, Rahmat punches it to point.
  • 12.2 Flighted delivery on middle, Shah keeps it out.
  • 12.1 Short delivery on off, Shah looks to cut but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man. The batsmen pick up a couple. 50-run stand is up between Rahmat Shah and Hazratullah Zazai.
  • 11.6 Full delivery on middle, Shah drives it towards mid on for a single. 50/1
  • 11.5 On a length and outside off, Rahmat plays it towards point where the fielder makes a fine stop and saves a run for his team.
  • 11.4 On a good length on off, Shah plays it to point.
  • 11.3 Full delivery outside off, Rahmat drives it through point. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 11.2 Good length delivery on off, Shah keeps it out.
  • 11.1 On a good length on off, Rahmat defends it off the back foot.
  • Alzarri Joseph is into the attack.
  • 10.6 Flighted delivery on off, Rahmat drives it towards long off for a single. 47/1
  • 10.5 Full delivery on middle, Zazai drives it towards long on for a single.
  • 10.4 Flighted delivery on off, Zazai defends it off the back foot.
  • 10.3 Floated delivery on middle, Zazai keeps it out.
  • 10.2 Tossed up delivery on leg, Zazai looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
  • 10.1 Flighted delivery on off, Zazai blocks it off the front foot.
  • Powerplay 2 is signalled. Maximum of 4 fielders will be outside the circle till the 40th over.
  • 9.6 Full delivery on off, Shah drives it to mid off. Afghanistan are 45/1 after 10 overs. 45/1
  • 9.5 Short delivery outside off, Shah cuts it to point.
  • 9.4 FOUR! On a good length and just outside off, Rahmat looks to pull but gets an inside edge on this one. It goes off the toe end of the bat and goes past the dive of Shai Hope towards fine leg for a boundary.
  • 9.3 Full delivery outside off, Shah drives it to point.
  • 9.2 Length delivery on off, Shah keeps it out.
  • 9.1 On a good length on off, Shah plays it to covers.
  • 8.6 Flighted delivery on middle, Shah flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single. 41/1
  • 8.5 Tossed up delivery on leg, Zazai looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards fine leg. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs. Good running between the wickets. The umpire gives it as leg byes.
  • 8.4 BEATEN! Floated delivery outside off, Zazai looks to slog at this one but misses it.
  • 8.3 Flighted delivery on off, Zazai blocks it off the front foot.
  • 8.2 Tossed up delivery on off, Shah plays it towards point for a single.
  • 8.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Zazai flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • Roston Chase is into the attack.
  • 7.6 BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Rahmat looks to drive but misses it. 35/1
  • 7.5 On a good length on off, Shah defends it off the front foot.
  • 7.4 Good length delivery on off, Rahmat plays it to the off side.
  • 7.3 On a length on middle, Zazai flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 7.2 SIX! Zazai makes good use of the Free Hit. Short of a length delivery, Zazai pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum. That was a very good shot from him.
  • Free Hit coming up!
  • 7.2 NO BALL! Holder has overstepped. On a length on middle, Shah flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 7.1 On a good length on off, Rahmat defends it off the back foot.
  • 6.6 BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Zazai looks to swing at this one but misses it. 26/1
  • 6.5 On a good length on leg, Zazai looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.
  • 6.4 Full delivery on off, Rahmat drives it towards covers for a single.
  • 6.3 On a length on off, Shah plays it to covers.
  • 6.2 On a good length on off, Rahmat plays it to point.
  • 6.1 Good length delivery on off, Rahmat defends it out.
  • 5.6 On a good length on leg, Zazai looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad. 25/1
  • 5.5 Full delivery on off, Zazai drives it to mid off.
  • 5.4 FOUR! That has taken the top edge. A short ball, around off, Zazai looks to pull but there is extra bounce on that one. The ball takes the top edge and flies over the keeper to the fine leg fence.
  • 5.3 Length delivery outside off, Shah guides it towards third man for a single.
  • 5.2 On a length on off, Rahmat plays it to point.
  • 5.1 On a good length and outside off, Shah shoulders arms to this one.
  • 4.6 Full delivery on leg, Zazai looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. 20/1
  • 4.5 Length delivery on off, Shah dabs it towards third man for a run.
  • 4.4 FOUR! Second boundary of the over. On a length and outside off, Rahmat drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.
  • 4.3 On a good length on middle, Shah keeps it out.
  • 4.2 FOUR! Nice shot. Full delivery outside off, Shah drives it through point where the fielder dives and tries to stop it but it goes through him for a boundary.
  • 4.1 Good length delivery on off, Shah defends it off the back foot.
  • 3.6 Short delivery on middle, Shah pulls it over mid-wicket. Hetmyer chases it and does well to pull it back before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs. 11/1
  • 3.5 FOUR! Nice shot. Short delivery on middle, Shah pulls it over fine leg for a boundary.
  • 3.4 On a good length on middle, Rahmat keeps it out.
  • 3.3 Good length delivery on off, Shah defends it out.
  • 3.2 On a good length on off, Rahmat defends it off the back foot.
  • 3.1 Short of a length delivery on leg, Zazai pulls it towards square leg for a run.
  • 2.6 Outside off, pushed towards point. 3/1
  • 2.5 Landed around off on a good length, Shah defends it out.
  • 2.4 Huge appeal this time but it is turned down. Full ball on the pads, Shah looks to flick but misses out.
  • 2.3 Dropped! That should've been taken easily but that is not the case. Joseph has spilled the easiest of chances. This is a short of a length ball outside off, Zazai goes for the pull but gets a top edge which goes high towards square leg. Joseph gets under the ball but makes a mess of it. A single is taken.
  • 2.2 Zazai this time swings hard but misses out. Length ball outside off, Zazai drives but misses.
  • 2.1 Full ball on off, pushed towards mid off by Zazai this time.
  • 1.6 Full around off, tapped towards point. Just a single from this over. 2/1
  • 1.5 On middle, blocked onto the pitch.
  • 1.4 In the channel outside off, Shah shoulders arms.
  • 1.3 Shortish length ball outside off, Rahmat blocks it off the front foot towards point.
  • 1.2 Good length ball on middle, tucked towards mid-wicket for a quick single. There is a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Could've been a risky run that one.
  • 1.1 Good length ball around off, Zazai blocks it off the back foot.
  • Jason Holder to bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6 Outside off, Shah leaves it alone. 1/1
  • Rahmat Shah is the new batsman in.
  • 0.5 OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Early setback for Afghanistan in the chase. Cottrell bowls it back of a length and on middle, Ahmadi looks to break the shackles but is not in a position to play the pull. He gets a top edge on it and it goes to Sheldon Cottrell who moves to his right and takes a comfortable catch.
  • 0.4 Fuller one on the pads, Ahmadi flicks it to square leg.
  • 0.3 An appeal but Ahmadi is lucky to get an inside edge on this one. A typical left arm bowler's delivery pitching on off and getting back into the batsman. Ahmadi does well to get his bat down in time. Cottrell appeals, but only for the umpire to shake his head.
  • 0.2 On a good length, around off, Ahmadi defends it to covers.
  • 0.1 Afghanistan are underway! Length and on off, Zazai pushes it to the mid-wicket region and gets off the mark.
  • Welcome back for the chase. West Indies players are out on the field taking their respective fielding positions. Out come the two Afghanistan openers, Hazratullah Zazai and Javed Ahmadi. Sheldon Cottrell to start the proceedings with the ball.

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






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2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 England 4366 104
4 South Africa 3177 102
5 Australia 3270 99
6 Sri Lanka 3795 95
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2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
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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