Afghanistan Vs West Indies Live Score (ODI)
West Indies beat Afghanistan by 47 runs
West Indies 247/9 (50.0 ov) R/R 4.94
Afghanistan 200/10 (45.4 ov) R/R 4.41
- Naveen-ul-Haq 8,
- Sharafuddin Ashraf 7
15 ( 3.1 ) R/R:4.73
Sharafuddin Ashraf 7(8)
Last Wicket 200/10 (45.4 over)
Sharafuddin Ashraf 13 (16) S.R (81.25)
c Shimron Hetmyer b Hayden Walsh
- 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.