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

Afghanistan vs West Indies - 1st ODI

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

Date & Time: 06 November 2019

West Indies 197/3

RR: 4.23 | West Indies beat Afghanistan by 7 wickets

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That is it from this game then. Afghanistan will have the chance to level the series when both the sides return on the same ground on 9th November for the 2nd ODI of the 3-match series. That game starts at 1400 local (0830 GMT). Till then, take care!

Man of the Match, Roston Chase, says the pitch was not easy to bat on and that helped him when he was bowling. States he was pleased as his team kept Afghanistan under 200. Ends by saying the skipper has always supported him and he just needs to bat in his normal way and he need not do anything special.

West Indies skipper, Kieron Pollard, says losing early wickets has been an issue for them but they dug it out well today. States Chase and Hope showed their class and they fulfilled their roles and it was a complete team effort. Mentions they have had chats about how they want to go about the game. Further says that Jason Holder was brilliant with the new ball and the debutants were also good. Adds there were a couple of blemishes but it was a good overall performance.

Afghanistan skipper, Rashid Khan, says 240-250 would have been a good score. Further adds had they fielded well and bowled well even this could have been defended. States the Windies gave them a few opportunities but they could not capitalize and then they took the game away from them completely. Ends by saying they will learn a lot from this game and come out with an improved performance in the next one.

Earlier in the day, it was the Windies bowlers who set the match up for them! They did extremely well to bowl Afghanistan out for below 200 especially after an 111-run stand between Ikram Ali Khil and Rahmat Shah. When the two were batting, 250 seemed possible but in the end, exceptional spells by Holder and Chase with good support by the others saw them being bundled out for 6 short of 200 which was chased down easily.

The Afghanistan bowling began nicely but started running out of gas as the game progressed. Not sure what the actual reason was, maybe the dew or just that the wicket eased out way too much in the end. It seemed that Afghanistan were at least 50 runs short of what could have been a competitive total.

Way too easy in the end for the Windies! All the talks about the pitch being tough, there is a lot of purchase for the spinners and the Afghan spinners could cause a lot of problem has been thrown out of the window. One partnership is what they needed and they got a huge one, a 163-run stand between Hope and Chase. However, West Indies were in a spot of bother when the two joined association but the duo played their shots and tackled the Afghanistan spinners at ease. Hope remained unbeaten. Chase though was unfortunate to miss out on his first ODI ton by just six runs. However, they will be happy with this victory.

46.3
4
J Ahmadi to N Pooran, FOUR! Pooran finishes it off in style! All smiles in the Windies camp as they have taken a 1-0 lead in the series. Pooran gets a gift to end the game, short and wide outside off. He slaps it through covers for a boundary. WEST INDIES WIN BY 7 WICKETS!
46.2
0
J Ahmadi to N Pooran, Fuller and on the pads, Pooran works it towards mid on.
46.1
0
J Ahmadi to N Pooran, On middle, Pooran defends it solidly. West Indies are in no hurry to finish this.
45.6
0
G Naib to S Hope, A dot to end! On a good length around off, it is pushed to covers.
45.5
1
G Naib to N Pooran, Another single! Slower one on the pads, it is worked towards square leg for one. Two runs needed.
45.4
0
G Naib to N Pooran, A slower short one on the body, Pooran looks to pull but is early in the shot. It hits the glove and rolls back to the bowler.
45.3
1
G Naib to S Hope, Doing it in singles are the Windies. Shorter and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
45.2
1
G Naib to N Pooran, Just the run! Short and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one. A boundary away now.
45.1
0
G Naib to N Pooran, A slower bumper outside off, Pooran looks to pull but misses.

Gulbadin Naib is back on. 4-0-25-0 are his figures so far.

44.6
0
J Ahmadi to S Hope, A dot to end! On middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
44.5
1
J Ahmadi to N Pooran, Pooran is off the mark as he pushes this one towards cover.
44.4
0
J Ahmadi to N Pooran, Flatter and on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
44.3
0
J Ahmadi to N Pooran, Slower through the air on off, it pitches and turns away. Pooran initially looks to put bat on ball but then bails out.
44.2
0
J Ahmadi to N Pooran, On off, this is pushed to covers.
44.1
0
J Ahmadi to N Pooran, Shorter and outside off, Pooran looks to cut but ends up chopping it on the off side.

Javed Ahmadi is back on. 2-0-10-0 are his figures so far.

43.6
1
Ur Rahman to N Pooran, Almost gets another! This is flatter and outside off, Pooran looks to cut but that shot is not on. He gets an inside edge which goes past the leg pole and down towards fine leg for one. West Indies a biggie away now.

Nicholas Pooran is the new batsman in.

43.5
0
Ur Rahman to R Chase, OUT! TIMBER! Heartbreak for Chase! He falls six short of his first ODI ton. What an innings though by him. He has done the job he was sent out for. His 163-run stand with Hope has taken his team almost over the line. A round of applause as he walks back. Afghanistan finally have something to be happy about. Mujeeb bowls a short one on off, it stays a touch low. Chase looks to bring his ton up with a hit as he tries to pull this. Chase misses and the ball clips the off pole. For a second, Chase waits as he must have felt the bails would have come off of the gloves of the keeper but that is not the case. He needs to walk back.
43.4
1
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Flatter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
43.4
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Down the leg side, Hope tries to flick but misses. Wided.
43.3
1
Ur Rahman to R Chase, Another single as this is worked through square leg.
43.2
1
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Tosses it up on off, Hope creams it down to long on and takes one.
43.1
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, On off, defended.
42.6
0
Naveen to R Chase, This is angled into the pads, it is worked towards mid on.
42.5
4
Naveen to R Chase, FOUR! Past the diving fielder and into the fence. Fuller and on middle, Chase shows the full face of the bat and creams it through mid on. Once it beat the diving fielder, the man running after it from mid off had no chance. 11 more needed.
42.4
0
Naveen to R Chase, A short slower one outside off, Chase throws the kitchen sink at it but misses.
42.3
0
Naveen to R Chase, Well fielded! A yorker outside off, Chase jams it out towards point. The fielder there dives to his left and makes a half stop but no runs conceded.
42.2
1
Naveen to S Hope, Good length and on off, Hope strokes it on the up through covers. The fielder in the deep fumbles but no runs conceded. The batsmen still take a single.
42.1
1
Naveen to R Chase, Shorter and on middle, it is pulled through square leg for one.
41.6
2
Ur Rahman to S Hope, On the pads, this is worked down towards fine leg for two.
41.5
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Very full, this is jammed out towards mid-wicket where the fielder dives to his right and saves a run.
41.4
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, On middle, Hope keeps it out.
41.3
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Tosses it up on off, Chase strokes it nicely but to covers.
41.2
1
Ur Rahman to R Chase, This is angled into the batter, Chase looks to defend but it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
41.1
0
Ur Rahman to R Chase, On middle, Chase defends it out.
40.6
1
Naveen to R Chase, Just the single from the over! Shorter and outside off, Chase guides it down to third man for one. Just the 20 runs needed now. 150-run stand comes up between Shai Hope and Roston Chase.
40.5
0
Naveen to R Chase, This is angled into the pads, it is worked towards mid-wicket.
40.4
0
Naveen to R Chase, Slower one outside off, this is guided to point.
40.3
0
Naveen to R Chase, Slower one on middle, Chase defends it nicely.
40.2
0
Naveen to R Chase, Fuller and on middle, Chase strokes it nicely towards mid on.
40.1
0
Naveen to R Chase, This is on middle, Chase blocks it back to the bowler.

Powerplay 3 has been signaled! Five fielders can be placed outside the circle. Do not think the game will last for 50 overs. Also, Naveen-ul-Haq is back on. 6-0-23-1 are his figures so far.

39.6
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
39.5
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, On off, it is defended.
39.4
2
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Overthrow and two! Flatter and outside off, Hope pushes it towards cover. They take one. The fielder there scores bull's eye at the non-striker's end. The ball deflects away from the fielder backing up and another run is taken.
39.3
1
Ur Rahman to R Chase, Shorter and outside off, this is pushed towards cover for one.
39.2
0
Ur Rahman to R Chase, Edged but dropped! Flatter and outside off, Chase pushes at it. It goes off the outside edge, the outer part of the keeper's glove and lands short of first slip. Wouldn't have mattered though had that been taken.
39.1
0
Ur Rahman to R Chase, Tosses it up on off, Chase prods forward and keeps it out.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is back on. 7-1-22-1 are his figures so far.

38.6
0
R Khan to S Hope, Shortish outside off, Hope cuts it to the man at point.
38.5
4
R Khan to S Hope, FOUR! Superb batting by Hope! This is shorter in length, Hope hops back and slaps it back past the bowler for a boundary towards long on.
38.4
1
R Khan to R Chase, On the pads, Chase works this one towards square leg for a single.
38.3
4
R Khan to R Chase, EDGED AND FOUR! This has just not been Rashid's day! Bowls a beauty on off, the ball pitches and turns away taking the outside edge of Chase's bat. The ball evades first slip and races to the third man fence.
38.2
0
R Khan to R Chase, Chase pushes this delivery straight back towards the bowler.
38.1
1
R Khan to S Hope, Floated on middle and off, punched towards mid off for a single.
37.6
1
M Nabi to S Hope, Shortish on middle and leg, the batter goes onto the back foot and pushes this one towards long on for one.
37.5
1
M Nabi to R Chase, On the leg side, Chase works it fine down the leg side and the batters take one.
37.4
4
M Nabi to R Chase, FOUR! A brilliant effort from Rashid but in vain. Floated outside off, Chase looks to defend but gets an outside edge on it. The ball is racing to the third man fence but Rashid races towards the ball, dives and tries to keep it in play. The umpire wants to check it upstairs. The third umpire takes a lot of time and eventually gives it in the favour of the batsman. Rashid is really disappointed by the decision as it looks like he kept the ball in play.
37.3
0
M Nabi to R Chase, Down the leg side, Chase flicks it towards the leg side.
37.2
0
M Nabi to R Chase, On the pads again, Chase works it towards fine leg. No runs taken.
37.1
1
M Nabi to S Hope, On the pads, flicked towards square leg for a single.
36.6
2
R Khan to R Chase, Straight down the ground for two! Fuller and on middle, this is eased down towards long on for two.
36.5
4
R Khan to R Chase, EDGY FOUR! To the third man fence! Everything today has gone the Windies' way. The leg spinner now on off, Chase looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge, past first slip and down to the third man fence. Into the 70s is Chase.
36.4
4
R Khan to R Chase, FOUR! A googly on the pads, Chase flicks it nicely towards the fine leg fence. 47 more needed now.
36.3
0
R Khan to R Chase, Shorter and on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
36.2
0
R Khan to R Chase, Outside off, it is left alone.
36.1
0
R Khan to R Chase, Shorter and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
35.6
1
M Nabi to R Chase, On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
35.5
1
M Nabi to S Hope, A single as this is pushed down to long on for one.
35.4
0
M Nabi to S Hope, Shorter outside off, Hope looks to cut but the ball turns back in. Hits the higher part of the bat and goes towards cover.
35.3
1
M Nabi to R Chase, A short delivery which has been pulled away. The batsmen have run through for a single.
35.2
1
M Nabi to S Hope, Direct hit and it would have been close! On middle, it is worked towards short fine leg. Chase wants a run but Hope takes off late. The throw is at the bowler's end but Hope makes it in.
35.1
0
M Nabi to S Hope, On middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
34.6
0
R Khan to R Chase, Tossed up delivery outside off, Chase looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Rashid appeals again but that looked to be going down.
34.5
0
R Khan to R Chase, That was close. Lands outside off and turns in. Chase shoulders arms but ball turns enough and just tickles the flap of the pad. Rashid appeals but the umpire shakes his head.
34.4
0
R Khan to R Chase, Floated delivery on leg, Chase looks to defend but gets hit on the pads.
34.3
1
R Khan to S Hope, Tossed up delivery on off, Hope plays it towards point. The batsmen take a run.
34.2
0
R Khan to S Hope, Flighted delivery on middle, Hope defends it out.
34.1
1
R Khan to R Chase, Flighted delivery on off, Chase punches it towards the off side for a run.
33.6
0
M Nabi to S Hope, Floated delivery on middle, Hope flicks it to mid-wicket.
33.5
1
M Nabi to R Chase, Tossed up delivery on middle, Chase flicks it towards square leg for a single.
33.4
0
M Nabi to R Chase, Flighted delivery on middle, Chase blocks it off the back foot.
33.3
2
M Nabi to R Chase, Short delivery on middle, Chase pulls it through mid-wicket where the fielder goes for the catch but it goes wide of him. The fielder in the deep does well to stop it. The batsmen get two runs.
33.2
4
M Nabi to R Chase, FOUR! Too short and put away! Chase goes back and pulls it over the mid-wicket region and into the boundary behind.
33.1
1
M Nabi to S Hope, This is on middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.

Mohammad Nabi to bowl now. 7-0-25-0, his figures so far.

32.6
0
R Khan to R Chase, Flighted delivery on off, Chase looks to defend but gets an inside edge. It goes to the leg side.
32.5
0
R Khan to R Chase, BEATEN! Tossed up delivery outside off, Chase looks to defend but misses it.
32.4
1
R Khan to S Hope, Floated delivery on middle, Hope defends it towards mid-wicket and takes a run.
32.3
0
R Khan to S Hope, Flighted delivery on off, Hope defends it off the front foot.
32.2
1
R Khan to R Chase, Tossed up delivery on middle, Chase drives it towards mid on for a single.
32.1
1
R Khan to S Hope, Flighted delivery on middle, Hope punches it towards point for a single.

Rashid Khan returns again. Can he do some magic with the bowl?

31.6
0
Ur Rahman to R Chase, Tossed up delivery on off, Chase drives it to covers.
31.5
1
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Full on middle, Hope drives it through mid on for a single.
31.4
1
Ur Rahman to R Chase, Tossed up delivery on middle, Chase flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
31.3
1
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Shortish length ball outside off, pushed through mid off for a single. 100-run stand up between Shai Hope and Roston Chase.
31.2
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Another ball which is full outside off, Shai drives it straight to the cover fielder.
31.1
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Full ball on off, Hope defends it out.
30.6
4
Naveen to R Chase, FOUR! What a way to get to his half century, his 2nd in ODIs. Short and outside off, Chase cuts it hard through point for a boundary. He came in to bat when his side looked in trouble but he has played a superb knock. He will look to stay till the end and take the side home.
30.5
1
Naveen to S Hope, Short delivery on leg, Hope pulls it through square leg. The batsmen take a single.
30.4
0
Naveen to S Hope, On a length on off, Hope drives it to mid off.
30.3
0
Naveen to S Hope, On a good length on off, Hope defends it off the front foot.
30.2
0
Naveen to S Hope, Full delivery on off, Hope drives it straight back towards the bowler.
30.1
1
Naveen to R Chase, Short of a length delivery, Chase pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
29.6
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Flighted delivery on middle, Hope blocks it off the back foot.
29.5
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Full delivery on off, Hope drives it to covers.
29.4
1
Ur Rahman to R Chase, Floated delivery on off, Chase guides it towards third man. The batsmen take a run.
29.3
1
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Flighted delivery on off, Hope drives it through mid off. The batsmen cross ends.
29.2
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Tossed up delivery on off, Hope defends it out.
29.1
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Short delivery outside off, Hope makes room and cuts it towards point where Najibullah Zadran makes a good stop and saves a run for his team.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is back on. 5-1-17-1 are his figures so far.

28.6
0
Naveen to R Chase, Full and outside off, Chase drives this one superbly towards the man at cover.
28.5
0
Naveen to R Chase, Length ball outside off, Roston chases the ball away from his body but is beaten. One of the very few loose strokes by him.
28.4
1
Naveen to S Hope, Short of a length ball on the hips, Hope pulls it away towards mid-wicket for a single.
28.3
1
Naveen to R Chase, Good length ball on off, Chase drives this one towards cover-point for one.
28.2
0
Naveen to R Chase, Length ball outside off, Chase cuts it to the man at point.
28.1
0
Naveen to R Chase, Short ball to start off the second spell. Chase lets that one through to the keeper.

Naveen-ul-Haq is back on. 4-1-15-1 are his number so far.

27.6
1
M Nabi to R Chase, On the pads again, worked towards mid-wicket for a single.
27.5
1
M Nabi to S Hope, Shortish again, Hope pushes this one down to long on for one.
27.4
0
M Nabi to S Hope, Hope goes back in his crease and defends it off the back foot.
27.3
0
M Nabi to S Hope, On the thighs of Hope, he flicks it towards square leg.
27.2
1
M Nabi to R Chase, On the pads of Chase, he flicks it away towards mid-wicket for a single.
27.1
0
M Nabi to R Chase, Tossed up on middle and off, pushed to the man at mid on.
26.6
4
R Khan to S Hope, FOUR! 50 for Shai Hope. 14th ODI fifty for him. It has been a brilliant innings from him. Flighted delivery on middle, Hope flicks it through mid-wicket. Mujeeb in the deep slides, stops the ball but it continues to roll towards the rope. Mujeeb again tries to pull the ball back but as he touches the ball he is also in contact with the ropes. After a long look, the third umpire gives it a boundary.
26.5
0
R Khan to S Hope, Tossed up delivery on middle, Hope flicks it towards the leg side.
26.4
0
R Khan to S Hope, Flighted delivery on off, Hope keeps it out.
26.3
1
R Khan to R Chase, Tossed up delivery on middle, Chase punches it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
26.2
0
R Khan to R Chase, Bowls a quicker delivery outside off, Chase looks to defend but misses it. The bowler appeals for caught behind but the umpire shakes his head.
26.1
1
R Khan to S Hope, Flighted delivery on middle, Hope pushes it towards long on for a single.
25.6
0
M Nabi to R Chase, Big turn again! This lands on middle, it turns back in. Chase looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
25.5
0
M Nabi to R Chase, Shortish and outside off, this one turns back in. Chase initially looks to push it through the off side but ends up keeping it out.
25.5
0
M Nabi to R Chase, Down the leg side, Chase looks to sweep but misses. Wided.
25.4
0
M Nabi to R Chase, This is worked to mid-wicket.
25.3
1
M Nabi to S Hope, One more single! On middle, the batter goes back and flicks it through square leg for one.
25.2
0
M Nabi to S Hope, On middle, Chase works it to mid-wicket.
25.1
1
M Nabi to R Chase, Shorter in length and on off, Chase punches it to long on for one.

Mohammad Nabi is back on. 5-0-19-0 are his figures so far.

24.6
1
R Khan to R Chase, Shorter and on middle, Chase strokes it past mid on and down to long on for one.
24.5
0
R Khan to R Chase, Another googly on off, Chase prods forward and keeps it out.
24.4
0
R Khan to R Chase, Another googly on off, Chase prods forward and keeps it out.
24.3
0
R Khan to R Chase, Flatter and on middle, Chase pushes it to mid-wicket.
24.2
0
R Khan to R Chase, Good delivery! Afghanistan though need these to take the edge. It is the leg spinner on off, it pitches and turns away. Chase looks to defend but is beaten.
24.1
1
R Khan to S Hope, Loopy ball on off, Hope strokes it down to long on and takes one.
23.6
0
J Ahmadi to R Chase, Very full and on off, Chase jams it out to mid-wicket.
23.5
1
J Ahmadi to S Hope, Flatter and on middle, this is eased down to long on for one. 100 up for the West Indies.
23.4
0
J Ahmadi to S Hope, On middle, this is worked to the man at square leg.
23.3
0
J Ahmadi to S Hope, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.
23.2
4
J Ahmadi to S Hope, FOUR! Runs needed below 100 now! That was uppish but wide! Shorter and on off, Hope goes back and pulls it hard, wide of the fielder at mid-wicket and into the fence. The long on fielder did run to his right and dive but no chance for him.
23.1
1
J Ahmadi to R Chase, Shorter in length, this is pulled hard towards deep square leg for one.
22.6
1
R Khan to R Chase, Flighted delivery on off, Chase looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a run.
22.5
0
R Khan to R Chase, Loopy delivery on off, Chase plays it to covers.
22.4
0
R Khan to R Chase, Tossed up delivery on middle, Chase blocks it off the back foot.
22.3
1
R Khan to S Hope, Floated delivery on off, Hope drives it towards mid off for a run.
22.2
0
R Khan to S Hope, BEATEN! Bowls a googly outside off, Hope looks to defend but misses it due to the turn on this one.
22.1
1
R Khan to R Chase, Flighted delivery on middle, Chase flicks it towards the leg side for a run.
21.6
0
J Ahmadi to S Hope, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.
21.5
1
J Ahmadi to R Chase, Is that another chance! This is on middle, it turns back into the batter. Chase looks to flick but it goes off the gloves, brushes the finger tips of the keeper and goes down towards fine leg for one.
21.4
0
J Ahmadi to R Chase, Slower through the air, this lands on middle and turns into the batter. Chase looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
21.3
2
J Ahmadi to R Chase, On the pads, this is worked fine on the leg side for two.
21.2
0
J Ahmadi to R Chase, On off, Chase works it to mid-wicket.
21.1
1
J Ahmadi to S Hope, Flatter and on middle, Hope goes back and works it through mid-wicket for one.

Javed Ahmadi is into the attack.

20.6
0
R Khan to R Chase, Almost! The googly, shorter and outside off, it turns back in and skids through. Chase goes back and pushes it to covers.
20.5
0
R Khan to R Chase, Another tossed up ball on off, Chase prods forward and defends it onto the ground.
20.4
0
R Khan to R Chase, On off, blocked.
20.3
0
R Khan to R Chase, Is that a chance? Not sure! This lands outside off, it turns away. Chase looks to defend but misses. The keeper fails to collect it. Rashid felt there was an edge but replays are not conclusive.
20.2
1
R Khan to S Hope, Very short. This is pulled wide of the fielder at deep mid-wicket for one.
20.1
0
R Khan to S Hope, Flatter and on off, Hope pushes it back to the bowler.

Rashid Khan is back on. 2-0-6-0 are his figures so far.

19.6
4
G Naib to R Chase, FOUR! Lovely use of the wrists by Chase! He is playing an absolute gem here. Fuller and on middle, Roston works it wide of mid on and bags another boundary.
19.5
1
G Naib to S Hope, One more single! Short and around middle, Hope shuffles across and works it through mid-wicket for one.
19.4
1
G Naib to R Chase, One more easy run! On middle, this is worked through square leg and a single is taken.
19.3
1
G Naib to S Hope, A little too straight, this is worked through square leg for one.
19.2
2
G Naib to S Hope, Good fielding! This is a slower one and it is way too wide outside off, Hope slaps it through covers. Mujeeb runs to his right, slides and saves two for his side.
19.1
0
G Naib to S Hope, Good length and on off, Hope pushes it to covers.
18.6
1
M Nabi to S Hope, Hope comes down the track and strokes it down to long on for one.
18.5
0
M Nabi to S Hope, On middle, it is worked to the man at mid-wicket.
18.4
0
M Nabi to S Hope, On off, this one turns back in. Hope stays back and keeps it out.
18.3
1
M Nabi to R Chase, Shorter and outside off, Hope goes back and cuts it through point for one.
18.2
0
M Nabi to R Chase, Shorter and outside off, this one turns back in. Chase pushes it to covers.
18.1
0
M Nabi to R Chase, Flatter and on off, this is pushed to the short mid-wicket fielder.

Drinks break! After losing two quick wickets, Shai Hope along with Roston Chase have added 50 runs between them and are looking solid out in the middle. Afghanistan need to tighten the grip if they are to defend this low score. Skipper Rashid will hold the key for them. We will have to wait and see how Hope and Chase respond this mini-break. Will they be able to continue or will the Afghans strike post the break to pull things back? Interesting times ahead.

17.6
0
G Naib to S Hope, A slower one on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
17.5
0
G Naib to S Hope, One more slower one on off, Hope keeps it out.
17.4
0
G Naib to S Hope, Shorter in length and on middle, Hope ducks under it.
17.3
0
G Naib to S Hope, Another slower one on off, Hope guides it to point.
17.2
1
G Naib to R Chase, Slower one outside off, Chase waits for it and then guides it down to third man for one. 50-run stand is up. Important one as West Indies lost two early. They still need to keep going.
17.1
1
G Naib to S Hope, Shorter and on off, Hope stands tall and pushes it through covers for one.
16.6
2
M Nabi to R Chase, A couple to end! Flatter and on the pads, Chase goes back and whips it through square leg, it is uppish but wide of the fielder. Two taken.
16.5
1
M Nabi to S Hope, Very full on off, Hope strokes it down with the turn towards long on for one.
16.4
0
M Nabi to S Hope, Slower through the air on middle, this is hit back to the bowler.
16.3
0
M Nabi to S Hope, Flatter and on off, Hope goes back and keeps it out.
16.2
0
M Nabi to S Hope, Loopy ball on middle, Hope works it to mid-wicket.
16.1
1
M Nabi to R Chase, Easy at the moment! Fired on the pads, Chase goes back and works it through mid-wicket for one.
15.6
1
G Naib to R Chase, A slower one wide outside off, Chase goes after it away from his body. It goes off the inner half through covers for one.
15.5
1
G Naib to S Hope, Once again it is a little too straight, this is whipped through mid-wicket for one.
15.4
0
G Naib to S Hope, Finally gets it right! It is a slower one on off, Hope pushes it to covers.
15.3
1
G Naib to R Chase, Poor bowling! This is too easy at the moment for Chase. It is once again on the pads, Roston works it towards fine leg and gets to the other end.
15.2
1
G Naib to S Hope, This is angled into the pads, it is worked down towards fine leg for one.
15.1
1
G Naib to R Chase, Shorter and outside off, Chase slaps it through covers for one.
14.6
1
M Nabi to R Chase, Continues bowling it on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
14.5
0
M Nabi to R Chase, On middle, this is worked to the man at mid-wicket.
14.4
1
M Nabi to S Hope, Another straighter line, this is worked fine on the leg side for one more single.
14.3
1
M Nabi to R Chase, On the pads again, this is also worked through square leg for a single.
14.2
1
M Nabi to S Hope, Slower through the air on off, this is worked towards square leg for one.
14.1
0
M Nabi to S Hope, On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
13.6
2
G Naib to R Chase, Good placement and good fielding! Shorter and outside off, Chase opens the face of the bat and guides it through backward point. Mujeeb from third man runs to his right, slides and keeps it down to two.
13.5
1
G Naib to S Hope, Another short one! It is not going to trouble the Windies batters at this pace. Hope pulls it through square leg and takes one.
13.4
1
G Naib to R Chase, Shorter in length, that is not going to trouble the batter. Chase pulls it down to fine leg for one.
13.3
2
G Naib to R Chase, A little too straight, Chase works it through backward square leg for two.
13.2
1
G Naib to S Hope, On middle, it is worked towards mid on for one.
13.1
2
G Naib to S Hope, A couple! Fuller and outside off, Hope leans into it and creams it through covers for two.

Gulbadin Naib is into the attack.

12.6
1
M Nabi to S Hope, Shorter and on middle, Hope goes back and pushes it down to long on for a single.
12.5
0
M Nabi to S Hope, On off, this is defended onto the ground.
12.4
1
M Nabi to R Chase, Easy single as this is hit down to long on. 50 up for West Indies.
12.3
0
M Nabi to R Chase, Flatter and outside off, it turns back in. Chase looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
12.3
0
M Nabi to R Chase, Wide! Down the leg side, wided.
12.2
0
M Nabi to R Chase, Loopy ball on off, Chase lunges forward and keeps it out.
12.1
1
M Nabi to S Hope, Slower through the air on off, it is pushed down to long on for a single.
11.6
1
R Khan to S Hope, A short one on middle, this is pulled through square leg for a single.
11.5
4
R Khan to S Hope, FOUR! Too short and put away! It is on the pads and it skids through. Hope goes back and tries to pull but it goes off the inner half and down to the fine leg fence.
11.4
0
R Khan to S Hope, Confusion but Mujeeb just did not collect the ball. Would have been out. This is full and on the pads, it is worked towards short fine leg. Hope wants a run and sets off but is sent back. Had Mujeeb picked the ball there, it could have been close. Hope makes it in easily.
11.3
0
R Khan to S Hope, Extra bounce! Well played in the end! Flatter and on off, this one takes off after pitching. Hope does well to defend it.
11.2
0
R Khan to S Hope, Flatter and on middle, Hope defends it out.
11.1
0
R Khan to S Hope, One more googly, Hope works it to mid-wicket.
10.6
4
M Nabi to R Chase, FOUR! Nice shot. Short delivery outside off, Chase makes room and cuts it hard through point for a boundary. 5 runs have come from Nabi's first over.
10.5
0
M Nabi to R Chase, Tossed up delivery on middle, Chase drives it back towards the bowler.
10.4
0
M Nabi to R Chase, Floated delivery on off, Chase blocks it off the back foot.
10.3
0
M Nabi to R Chase, Flighted delivery on off, Chase keeps it out.
10.2
0
M Nabi to R Chase, Tossed up delivery on off, Chase defends it off the front foot.
10.1
1
M Nabi to S Hope, Flighted delivery on middle, Hope flicks it towards mid on for a single.

Powerplay 2 is on now. Maximum 4 players are allowed outside the circle till 40 overs. Mohammad Nabi is into the attack now partnering his skipper.

9.6
0
R Khan to R Chase, A dot to end! On off, this is worked to mid-wicket.
9.5
1
R Khan to S Hope, DROPPED? Given as runs. Shorter and outside off, it is the googly. Hope goes back and looks to pull but misses. It just about kisses the off pole. The keeper fails to collect it and it goes behind for a run. Replays though show, there was a gap between bat and pad.
9.4
0
R Khan to S Hope, Flatter and on off, Hope pushes it to cover-point.
9.3
0
R Khan to S Hope, On middle, Hope shuffles across and works it to mid-wicket.
9.2
0
R Khan to S Hope, That seems to be the googly, it lands on off, Hope picks it and works it to mid-wicket.
9.1
0
R Khan to S Hope, Starts well, tosses it up on off, Hope prods forward and keeps it out.

Rashid Khan is into the attack. His 10 overs will decide where the game will probably go.

8.6
0
Ur Rahman to R Chase, Slightly short again, this is pushed to the right of the bowler. Back-to-back poor overs from Mujeeb.
8.5
0
Ur Rahman to R Chase, Flatter and on off, Chase pushes it back to the bowler.
8.4
2
Ur Rahman to R Chase, Another poor ball! On the pads, Chase works it through backward square leg for two.
8.3
0
Ur Rahman to R Chase, Gets it right now! Flatter and on off, Chase goes back and pushes it down to mid on.
8.2
4
Ur Rahman to R Chase, FOUR! Second boundary in three balls for Chase! This time the bowler pays for bowling it a little too full. It is a half volley. It is creamed through covers for a boundary. Mujeeb has bowled quite a few bad deliveries in the last two overs.
8.1
1
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Flatter and on off, this is pushed wide of the fielder at mid off for one.
7.6
0
Naveen to R Chase, Gets away with one there does Chase! Short and outside off, Chase looks to slap it but ends up chopping it on the off side. End of another successful over for the 'hosts'.
7.5
4
Naveen to R Chase, FOUR! Off the mark in style is Chase! A little too straight, Chase says thank you very much as he flicks it through mid-wicket. No chance for the fielder at mid-wicket.

Roston Chase is the next batsman in.

7.4
0
Naveen to S Hetmyer, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! There goes another one! It is Naveen who strikes. Big wicket as Hetmyer is a very talented player, however, in the recent past, he has not put that talent to good effect. This though is a beautiful delivery. It lands on off and then shapes away a touch. Hetmyer pushes at it ahead of his body and also inside the line. It kisses the outside edge and goes into the gloves of Ikram Ali Khil. Game on here. West Indies need another 170 runs with 8 wickets in hand.
7.3
1
Naveen to S Hope, A little too straight, it is worked around the corner for a single.
7.2
0
Naveen to S Hope, A good slower one on middle, Hope does well to keep it out.
7.1
1
Naveen to S Hetmyer, This is angled into the batter, it is worked wide of the fielder at mid on for one.
6.6
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, FOUR LEG BYES! Another poor ball! This is on the pads, it is shorter in length. Hope looks to pull but misses. It hits the pads and goes down to the fine leg fence. An expensive over by Mujeeb, 10 from it.
6.5
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Corrects his line and lands it on the off pole. Blocked.
6.4
4
Ur Rahman to S Hope, FOUR! Beautiful shot! First boundary of the chase! Width on offer outside off, Hope goes down on one knee and drives it square on the off side for a boundary.
6.3
1
Ur Rahman to S Hetmyer, Another single! A very full ball is eased down to long on for one.
6.2
1
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Loopy ball on middle, this is hit down to long on for a single.
6.1
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Goes wide of the crease and angles it into the batter, Hope keeps it out.
5.6
0
Naveen to S Hetmyer, Yes, it is a maiden! This is on a length again, Hetmyer blocks it out. Good bowling by Naveen, he is really keeping it nice and tight. Exactly what his skipper needs of him.
5.5
0
Naveen to S Hetmyer, Length delivery this time, Hetmyer is solid in defense. 5 dots, can this be another maiden?
5.4
0
Naveen to S Hetmyer, That was the sucker ball! Full and wide outside off, Hetmyer does not go after it and lets it be.
5.3
0
Naveen to S Hetmyer, Makes the batter play! Full and on off, Hetmyer strokes it back towards the bowler who makes a half stop but no runs taken.
5.2
0
Naveen to S Hetmyer, One more length ball outside off, Hetmyer shoulders arms to it.
5.1
0
Naveen to S Hetmyer, Bowls it fuller but outside off from around the wicket. It is left alone.
4.6
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Flatter and on off, Hope goes back and pushes it to covers. End of a successful over for Mujeeb.
4.5
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, A huge appeal but not given! Hope looks to innovate. He tries to reverse sweep it but misses and gets hit high on the pad. An appeal but the umpire shakes his head.
4.4
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, On middle, Hope is happy to play it off the back foot and keeps it out.
4.3
1
Ur Rahman to S Hetmyer, Hetmyer is off the mark! It is on middle, once again slightly short, it is pushed down to long on for one.
4.2
0
Ur Rahman to S Hetmyer, Almost! The length though was shorter this time. It is on off and it comes back in. Hetmyer hence has enough time to go back and work it to mid-wicket.

Shimron Hetmyer is the new batsman in.

4.1
0
Ur Rahman to E Lewis, OUT! LBW! That is absolutely plumb! First ball Mujeeb bowls to a left-hander and he strikes. The spinner is really good against left-handers and that was visible here. Also, Lewis can be blamed as he went back to a ball he should have played by coming forward. Flatter and on off, it skids through and turns back in a little. Lewis goes back but is late in bringing his bat down in time. It hits the pad. An appeal and up goes the finger. Early wicket, exactly what you need while defending an average total.
3.6
0
Naveen to S Hope, A good ball to end! On off and it is on a length. Comes back in a little. Hope looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
3.5
3
Naveen to E Lewis, Another misfield! Three this time! Poor start by Afghanistan. Fuller and on off, it is stroked towards Rashid, the skipper lets it through and the batters take three. Afghanistan have started off well with the ball but not in the field. They need to be at their best in both the departments if they are to defend this score.
3.4
2
Naveen to E Lewis, Another couple! This is on the pads, it is worked through square leg for two.
3.3
2
Naveen to E Lewis, Lewis is off the mark courtesy a misfield. Poor by Zazai. Can't let such deliveries through when you are not defending a huge total. Back of a length on off, Lewis pushes it towards cover. Zazai lets it through, he recovers well though, gives it a chase and keeps it down to two.
3.2
0
Naveen to E Lewis, Good shot! Shorter and on off, Lewis off the back foot pushes it towards cover-point. The fielder there fumbles but no runs taken.
3.1
0
Naveen to E Lewis, Fuller in length and just outside off, Lewis lets it be.
2.6
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, A maiden by Mujeeb! Flatter and on off, Hope goes back and guides it to the man at point.
2.5
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, On middle, this is defended solidly.
2.4
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Once again a good delivery is followed by a poor one. On the pads, Hope tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads again.
2.3
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, BEAUTY! This is slower through the air on off, it pitches and straightens. Hope looks to defend but is beaten.

A short leg in place with Mujeeb operating. Rashid going with attacking approach.

2.2
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, On the pads, Hope looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Mujeeb gets away with one there.
2.1
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Floats it up on off, this one turns back in. Hope goes back and keeps it out.
1.6
0
Naveen to E Lewis, From around the wicket to the left-hander, it is on a length and around off, Lewis goes back and keeps it out. A tight start by Naveen as well.
1.5
1
Naveen to S Hope, Confusion but safe in the end! Fuller and outside off, Hope looks to cream it through the off side but it goes off the inner half towards mid on. Hope wants a run, Lewis is a touch late to begin. The fielder picks the ball up and fires it to the keeper, Lewis though makes it in time.
1.5
0
Naveen to S Hope, WIDE! An inswinger again but this one is down the leg side, Hope looks to flick but misses.
1.4
0
Naveen to S Hope, Wide outside off, Hope does not fiddle with it. 4 disciplined deliveries by Naveen to begin.
1.3
0
Naveen to S Hope, Full and on the stumps, Hope strokes it nicely back towards mid on.
1.2
0
Naveen to S Hope, Drags his length back this time and lands it on off, Hope stands tall and punches it to mid off.
1.1
0
Naveen to S Hope, Starts off with a fuller delivery, it shapes in from outside off. Hope shows the full face of the bat and strokes it to mid on.

Naveen-ul-Haq to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

0.6
1
Ur Rahman to S Hope, A single to end the first! A testing over by Mujeeb. Shorter and on middle, this is worked through square leg for one.
0.5
2
Ur Rahman to S Hope, A poor ball! Short and on middle, Hope pulls it behind square on the leg side. The fielder in the deep runs to his right and saves a couple for his side. West Indies are off the mark.
0.4
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Top class delivery! This is quicker and on off, once again it pitches and straightens. Hope is on the back foot to defend but is beaten as the ball straightens.
0.3
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Flatter again and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
0.2
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, BEATEN! That is a beauty! This lands on off and then straightens. Hope does nothing wrong as he tries to defend the original trajectory but gets beaten.
0.1
0
Ur Rahman to S Hope, Flatter and on off, Hope lunges and keeps it out.

We are back for the chase. Evin Lewis and Shai Hope will open the batting for West Indies. Mujeeb Ur Rahman will start the proceedings for Afghanistan.