West Indies defeat Afghanistan in the 2nd ODI:
West Indies: 247/9
Afghanistan: 200 all out (45.4/50 overs, target 248)
West Indies won the match by 47 runs.
West Indies vs Afghanistan, West Indies’ dominant victory in the 2nd ODI has given them a lead of 2-0 in the 3-match ODI series against Afghanistan. West Indies scored 247 runs at the cost of 9 wickets while batting first after 50 overs. In response to a target of 248, Afghanistan collapsed on 200 runs in 45.4 overs and lost the match by 47 runs.
West Indies vs Afghanistan, Nicholas Pooran, Evin Lewis score fifties:
Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field first. Shai Hope and Evin Lewis came to bat first for their team. Shai Hope and Evin Lewis shared a 98 runs partnership for the first wicket. Shai Hope scored 43 runs for 77 balls for 5 fours before getting lbw by Rashid Khan. Evin Lewis made his seventh half-century and scored 54 runs from 75 balls, hitting 6 fours and a six before getting bowled by Javed Ahmadi.
Shai Hope in ODIs in 2019:
High score: 170
Only four other West Indians have made 1000 ODI runs in a calendar year. Can you name them?#AFGvWI pic.twitter.com/aLGiLmL4mj
— ICC (@ICC) November 9, 2019
Shimron Hetmyer contributed 34 runs from 43 balls and Roston Chase added 9 from 22. West Indies was 4 down on 156 runs after 38 overs of the match. Nicholas Pooran came to bat and helped his team to set up a defendable total against Afghanistan. Wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran scored 67 runs from 50 balls with 7 fours and 3 sixes. He achieved his third ODI half-century on 38 balls. Nicholas Pooran got dismissed in the last over of the innings and brought his team’s total to 247/9 after 50 overs.
Afghanistan’s Naveen-ul-Haq took 3 wickets for 60 runs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Sharafuddin Ashraf took 1 wicket. Mohammad Nabi, Javed Ahmadi, and Rashid Khan also got 1 wicket against West Indies.
Cottrell, Chase, and Walsh secure the game for West Indies:
Afghanistan required 248 runs from 50 overs to win the match and level the 3-match ODI series against West Indies. Hazratullah Zazai and Javed Ahmadi opened the innings for Afghanistan. Javed Ahmadi lost his wicket on a duck in the first over of the innings at the hands of Sheldon Cottrell.
Rahmat Shah came to bat and took a stand of 53 runs with Hazratullah Zazai. Rahmat Shah got run out after scoring 33 runs from 54 balls with 4 fours. Hazratuallah Zazai also lost his wicket in the next over after adding 23 runs from 30 balls with 2 sixes and a four before getting dismissed by Roston Chase.
Roston Chase took the wickets of both Asghar Afghan and wicketkeeper-batsman Ikram Alikhil after they scored 3 and 19 runs. Afghanistan was 5 down on 109 runs after 27 overs. Najibullah Zadran and Mohammad Nabi came to bat and kept the chase alive with their 68 runs partnership.
Najibullah Zadran scored his 11th half-century and finished his innings on 56 runs from 66 balls with 7 fours and a six before getting caught behind on Sheldon Cottrell’s delivery. Mohammad Nabi added 32 runs from 38 balls with 5 fours as he got lbw by Hayden Walsh on the next ball of the innings. The rest of the wickets crumbled down in the next 6 overs and Afghanistan finished their innings on 200 runs after 45.4 overs.
Two wickets in two balls! Is that the game for West Indies?
Afghanistan had rallied through Najibullah Zadran and Mohammad Nabi, who added 68 for the sixth wicket. But with both gone the hosts need 67 runs just three wickets in hand.#AFGvWI ?https://t.co/PgJiJ9RlUD pic.twitter.com/4ybXFlaOOa
— ICC (@ICC) November 9, 2019
Sheldon Cottrell claimed 3 wickets for 29 runs. Roston Chase and Hayden Walsh also took 3 wickets each for their team against Afghanistan. West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran was named the “Player of the Match” for his match-winning batting performance that led West Indies to a total of 247 after 50 overs.
West Indies has won their first ODI series since 2014 as they lead the 3-match ODI series by 2-0. The third ODI between West Indies and Afghanistan will be played on November 11.