West Indies Defeat Afghanistan in the 1st ODI:
Afghanistan: 194 all out (45.2/50 overs)
West Indies: 197/3 (46.3/50 overs, target 195)
West Indies won the match by 7 wickets with 21 balls remaining.
West Indies vs Afghanistan, 1st ODI resulted in West Indies’ favor as they now lead the 3-match ODI series by 0-1. Afghanistan collapsed on 194 runs in 45.2 overs while batting first. West Indies chased the target of 195 runs in 46.3 overs at the cost of 3 wickets with Roston Chase playing a significant role.
West Indies vs Afghanistan, Ikram and Rahmat score half-centuries:
West Indies won the toss and decided to bowl first against Afghanistan. Afghanistan sent Hazratullah Zazai and Javed Ahmadi to bat first. Afghanistan started slow, scoring 15 runs in the first 6 overs of the match at the cost of two wickets. Hazratullah Zazai added 9 from 21 balls while Javed Ahmadi made 5 for 13 before getting dismissed by Jason Holder.
Rahmat Shah and wicketkeeper-batsman Ikram Alikhil shared a 111 runs partnership to set up a solid foundation for their team. Rahmat Shah scored his 16th half-century and finished his innings on 61 runs from 80 balls for 6 fours and a six. Wicketkeeper-batsman Ikram Alikhil scored his second ODI fifty on 62 balls before he got run out.
Afghanistan have collapsed from 191/6 to 194 all out!
What a performance from West Indies in the field ?
— ICC (@ICC) November 6, 2019
Asghar Afghan added 35 runs from 52 balls with the rest of his team collapsing around him as he carries his team to a total of 194 runs. Afghanistan just went down the slope after both Rahmat Shah and Ikram Alikhil lost their wickets. Jason Holder bowled brilliantly, taking 2 wickets for 21 runs from his 10 overs. Debutant Romario Shepherd and Roston Chase claimed 2 wickets each for their team. Sheldon Cottrell and Hayden Walsh took 1 wicket each against Afghanistan.
Shai Hope and Roston Chase secure victory for West Indies in 1st ODI:
West Indies required 195 runs from 50 overs to win the match. Evin Lewis and wicketkeeper-batsman Shai Hope came to bat first for their team. Evin Lewis lost his wicket after scoring 7 runs from 7 balls. Shimron Hetmyer also lost his wicket after adding 3 runs from 11 deliveries as he got caught behind. West Indies had lost 2 wickets for 25 runs.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Shai Hope and Roston Chase shared a 163 runs partnership to ensure that their team had the upper hand at all points of the game. Shai Hope scored his 14th fifty as he remained not out after scoring 77 runs from 133 balls with 5 fours in his innings.
Roston Chase and Shai Hope are batting Afghanistan out of the game in Lucknow!
After stumbling to 25/2 early on, they have taken West Indies to 102/2 at the halfway stage.
— ICC (@ICC) November 6, 2019
Roston Chase, on the other hand, scored his second ODI fifty and was just 6 runs short from his maiden ODI hundred but he got bowled by Mujeeb ur Rahman when his team was just 7 runs short of winning the 1st ODI. Roston Chase scored 94 runs from 115 balls with 11 fours throughout his innings. Nicholas Pooran struck the winning shot for a four and ended his innings with 8 runs not out.
West Indies finished their innings on 197 for 3 wickets in 46.3 overs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman claimed 2 wickets for 33 runs from his 10 overs. Naveen-ul-Haq took 1 for 30 runs. Roston Chase was named the “Player of the Match” for his outstanding all-round performance with both bat and ball. Roston Chase claimed 2 wickets for 31 runs and played a classy innings of 94 runs from 115 balls
West Indies are now leading the 3-match ODI series by 1-0 against Afghanistan and the 2nd ODI will be held on November 9 at Lucknow.