Lucknow: West Indies produced an all-round effort to record a comprehensive 47-run win over Afghanistan in the second ODI that was threatened by an invasion of thousands of moths and flies in Lucknow on Saturday.
It forced many West Indies players to wear masks as batting and fielding became difficult in the day-night game at the city's Ekana Cricket Stadium.
The West Indies, though, still managed to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Put into bat, West Indies posted 247 for nine in their stipulated 50 overs, riding on a 50-ball 67 by Nicholas Pooran and a 75-ball 54 from opener Evin Lewis.
Shai Hope (43) and Shimron Hetmyer (34) were the other contributors for West Indies.
Seamer Naveen-ul-Haq claimed three wickets to emerge as the best bowler for Afghanistan.
West Indies returned to dismiss Afghanistan for 200 in 45.4 overs to complete the win.
Afghanistan all-rounder Najibullah Zadran emerged as the top-scorer with a 66-ball 56, his knock studded with seven boundaries and a six.
Hazratullah Zazai (23), Rahmat Shah (33) and Mohammad Nabi (32) got starts but failed to stay long enough.
Chasing 248 to win, Afghanistan didn't have a good start and were reduced to 61 for three in the 15th over.
Afghanistan lost half their side for 109 in 27 overs. Najibullah and Nabi then added 68 runs but both the batsmen left in successive overs as they slipped to 177 for seven in the 40th over.
For West Indies, Sheldon Cottrell (3/25) and Roston Chase (3/30) took three wickets each, while Hayden Walsh (2/32) snapped two.
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West Indies team has been in isolation since arriving in New Zealand on 30 October for the T20I and Test series. All the members had cleared the first two rounds of testing.
While Bangladesh is yet to play any international cricket since March, West Indies were one of the first to resume post the COVID-19 break when it toured England in July.
Taylor, 36, though admitted that it would be a challenge to go on for another three years and sign off at the mega-event.