Afghanistan and West Indies in India, 3 ODI Series, 2019

Afghanistan vs West Indies - 3rd ODI

Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

Date & Time: 11 November 2019

West Indies 253/5

RR: 5.19 | West Indies beat Afghanistan by 5 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Shai Hope not out not out 10914583
Evin Lewis lbw Mujeeb Ur Rahman lbw Mujeeb Ur Rahman 1400
Shimron Hetmyer lbw Mujeeb Ur Rahman lbw Mujeeb Ur Rahman 0300
Brandon King bowled Rashid Khan (C) bowled Rashid Khan (C) 395651
Nicholas Pooran c Ibrahim Zadran & b Sharafuddin Ashraf c Ibrahim Zadran & b Sharafuddin Ashraf 212611
Kieron Pollard c Najibullah Zadran & b Mohammad Nabi c Najibullah Zadran & b Mohammad Nabi 322612
Roston Chase not out not out 423230
Keemo Paul
Romario Shepherd
Alzarri Joseph
Hayden Walsh
Extras 9 (b 4, lb 1, w 4, nb 0)
Total 253 (5 Wkts, 48.4 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
4-1 (Evin Lewis,2.1), 4-2 (Shimron Hetmyer,2.4), 68-3 (Brandon King,19.2), 119-4 (Nicholas Pooran,28.3), 182-5 (Kieron Pollard,37.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mujeeb Ur Rahman10 1 49 2 4.90
Yamin Ahmadzai8.4 1 49 0 5.83
Sharafuddin Ashraf10 0 57 1 5.70
Mohammad Nabi10 1 47 1 4.70
Rashid Khan10 0 46 1 4.60

So 3-0 to West Indies! A new captain and a different result. Different because West Indies rarely win and even more rarely win consistently. Given that they are already strong in T20Is, will this ODI series win enhance the chances of successive series whitewashes? Join us on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7 pm local (1330 GMT) for all the action from the first T20I. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious West Indies skipper, Kieron Pollard, thanks the almighty for giving West Indies the opportunity to win 3-0. On the plans, Pollard says that before they set foot from the Caribbean, specific plans were laid for every individual and all performed. On not letting anything away even in a dead rubber, Kieron says that winning is a habit and they have not been in this position for quite a while. Stresses that when other teams have been in this position, they have put their foot on the Windies' throat, so KP did not want to lose that opportunity. On the game here, Pollard says that the advice was only to stay till the end. Adds that the main try is to follow the same processes every game. Praises Hope and Chase and even King for batting well. Lauds the bowlers for keeping the Afghans consistently below 250 in all games. Expects them to come back refreshed in 2 days' time for the next series, which is the T20I one.

ROSTON CHASE HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE SERIES. On his batting demotion in this game, Chase says that he got the information last night and was surprised but quickly says that Pollard told him that the move is just to try new things and that he has done really well. On his batting approach, Chase too, like Hope, says that the aim was to bat watchfully and put the bad balls away. On his bowling, Roston says that he only tried to bowl in the right areas. Is thankful for his skipper to let him bowl 10 overs.

SHAI HOPE HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH for his unbeaten century. On this being as a birthday cake, Hope says that he will take the series win as well, as a replacement for the candles. Then adds that the team has been waiting for a long time to win a series. On the plan in this game, Hope says that it was to stay till the end and read the situation well.

Afghanistan captain, Rashid Khan, first thanks the crowd for its support. Stresses that his team has tried its best in every game. Looking at this match, he praises Afghan and Nabi's partnership and feels that the total should have been defended, but then praises Shai Hope for his knock. On Yamin Ahmadzai's performance, Khan is very happy that he bowled as he usually does in First-Class matches. Believes that this game would give a lot of confidence to him in the T20Is. On the mantra to start winning, Rashid says that it is all about focussing on doing the right things, learning from the mistakes in the ODIs and then enjoying the game.

Earlier in the day, After a poor start, Afghanistan managed to get to 249 courtesy of fifties from Hazratullah Zazai, Asghar Afghan and Mohammad Nabi. Asghar Afghan was the star with the bat for the hosts as it was his 86 that gave them something to bowl at. Keemo Paul was the tormentor-in-chief with the ball picking up a 3-fer. Please stay tuned for the presentation...

A decent bowling performance but Afghanistan looked 20-odd runs short and that proved to be the case in the end. They started off well with the ball but were unable to curtail the budding stands in the middle. Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan all got a wicket apiece. Mujeeb was the pick of the lot with two but in the end dew and the sub-par total were just too much for Afghanistan to avoid their first ever whitewash in an ODI bilateral series.

Chasing 250, West Indies got off to a terrible start losing Evin Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer early on in the same over. Debutant Brandon King showed why there was so much talk about him as he showed his temperament and steadied the ship along with Shai Hope with a solid 64-run stand. But King's promising debut was brought to an end by Rashid Khan. Pooran then gave the innings a much-needed impetus and the duo of Pooran and Hope added another 50-run stand. Nicholas though could not continue his good work and made way for his skipper. Pollard then continued from where Pooran left out. The duo then made it a hat-trick of 50-plus stands. It looked like Pollard's dismissal might open the back door for the hosts to spring a surprise but like a true anchor Hope stayed unbeaten with a solid ton and steered the chase with Chase.

What a start to the Pollard tenure for West Indies! A 10/10 start for the new captain's tenure. It has started with a well-deserved whitewash. Shai Hope has once again showed why he is the glue in this power-hitting Caribbean side.

48.4
4
Y Ahmadzai to R Chase, FOUR! Short delivery on leg, Chase pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. WEST INDIES WIN BY 5 WICKETS AND TAKE THE SERIES 3-0!
48.3
1
Y Ahmadzai to S Hope, On a length on middle, Hope flicks it towards square leg for a run.
48.2
0
Y Ahmadzai to S Hope, Short delivery outside off, Hope looks to pull but misses it.
48.2
0
Y Ahmadzai to S Hope, WIDE! Bowls it wide outside off, Hope shoulders arms to this one.
48.1
1
Y Ahmadzai to R Chase, Short delivery on off, Chase drives it through covers for a single.

Yamin Ahmadzai is back on. 8-0-42-0 are his figures so far.

47.6
1
R Khan to R Chase, Full delivery on off, Chase drives it through covers. The batsmen take a run. West Indies need just 4 runs to win the match.
47.5
1
R Khan to S Hope, Flighted delivery on off, Hope punches it through point. The batsmen take a run.
47.4
1
R Khan to R Chase, Full delivery on off, Chase drives it through mid off for a single.
47.3
1
R Khan to S Hope, Floated delivery on middle, Hope flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
47.2
1
R Khan to R Chase, Tossed up delivery on off, Chase plays it towards point for a run.
47.1
2
R Khan to R Chase, Flighted delivery on middle, Chase flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
46.6
4
Ur Rahman to S Hope, FOUR! Nice shot. Short delivery outside off, Hope cuts it hard through point for a boundary.
46.5
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, BEATEN! Flighted delivery just outside off, Hope looks to defend but again misses it.
46.4
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Play and a miss! Floated delivery outside off, Hope looks to defend but misses it.
46.3
1
Ur Rahman to R Chase, Flighted delivery on off, Chase punches it towards point for a run.
46.2
2
Ur Rahman to R Chase, Tossed up delivery on off, Chase guides it towards third man. The batsmen get two runs.
46.1
0
Ur Rahman to R Chase, Flighted delivery on off, Chase keeps it out.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is back on.

45.6
0
M Nabi to S Hope, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
45.5
0
M Nabi to S Hope, FOUR BYES! Flighted delivery on leg, Hope looks to flick but misses it. It goes past the keeper towards fine leg for a boundary.
45.4
1
M Nabi to R Chase, Full delivery on middle, Chase drives it through mid on. The batsmen cross ends.
45.3
2
M Nabi to R Chase, Full delivery on middle, Chase drives it through mid on. The batsmen get two runs.
45.2
1
M Nabi to S Hope, Flighted delivery on middle, Hope flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.
45.1
1
M Nabi to R Chase, Full delivery on off, Chase drives it through covers. The batsmen take a run.
44.6
1
R Khan to R Chase, Floated delivery on off, Chase punches it towards point for a run.
44.5
1
R Khan to S Hope, RUN OUT CHANCE! SAFE! Flighted delivery on middle, Hope flicks it towards mid-wicket. The fielder fires a direct hit at the bowler's end. It is referred upstairs. The third umpire gives it not out.

A run out appeal! It is taken upstairs.

44.4
0
R Khan to S Hope, Tossed up delivery on off, Hope plays it to covers.
44.3
1
R Khan to R Chase, Flighted delivery on middle, Chase flicks it to the leg side for a single.
44.2
1
R Khan to S Hope, 100 for Shai Hope. Brilliant innings from him. Flighted delivery on middle, Hope pushes it through mid on. The batsmen take a single. Shai Hope would look to stay till the end.
44.1
0
R Khan to S Hope, BEATEN! Bowls a leg spinner outside off, Hope looks to defend but misses it.

Rashid Khan is back on. 8-0-35-1 are his figures so far.

43.6
1
Y Ahmadzai to S Hope, Shai Hope moves to 99. On a length on off, Hope taps it towards point for a run. West Indies need 31 runs in 36 balls to win the match.
43.5
1
Y Ahmadzai to R Chase, Full delivery outside off, Chase looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man. The batsmen take a single.
43.5
0
Y Ahmadzai to R Chase, WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Chase looks to flick but misses it.
43.4
1
Y Ahmadzai to S Hope, On a good length on off, Hope punches it through point. The batsmen take a run.
43.3
1
Y Ahmadzai to R Chase, Length delivery on middle, Chase pushes it through mid on. The batsmen take a single.
43.2
2
Y Ahmadzai to R Chase, Short and wide outside off, Hope looks to cut but the ball is too wide. The ball goes behind point off the bottom half of the bat, but still races away. Hazratullah Zazai gives it a good chase from third man to his right, slides and manages to keep the batsmen to a couple.
43.1
1
Y Ahmadzai to S Hope, Short and outside off, punched through point for a single.
42.6
1
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for one more.