ICC World Twenty20 Warm-up Matches, 2021

Afghanistan vs West Indies - Match 16

Venue: ICC Academy, Dubai

Date & Time: 20 October 2021

West Indies 133/5

RR: 6.65 | Afghanistan beat West Indies by 56 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Lendl Simmons c Najibullah Zadran & b Mohammad Nabi (C)c Najibullah Zadran & b Mohammad Nabi (C)0200
Evin Lewis bowled Mohammad Nabi (C)bowled Mohammad Nabi (C)3600
Roston Chase not out not out 545861
Shimron Hetmyer c Mohammad Nabi (C) & b Mohammad Nabi (C)c Mohammad Nabi (C) & b Mohammad Nabi (C)21000
Nicholas Pooran c Mohammad Nabi (C) & b Karim Janatc Mohammad Nabi (C) & b Karim Janat352641
Andre Russell c Gulbadin Naib & b Naveen-ul-Haqc Gulbadin Naib & b Naveen-ul-Haq111610
Hayden Walsh not out not out 3300
Kieron Pollard
Akeal Hosein
Obed McCoy
Ravi Rampaul
Andre Fletcher
Oshane Thomas
Extras 25 (b 5, lb 6, w 13, nb 1)
Total 133 (5 Wkts, 20.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
0-1 (Lendl Simmons,0.2), 19-2 (Evin Lewis,4.1), 27-3 (Shimron Hetmyer,6.3), 97-4 (Nicholas Pooran,14.4), 129-5 (Andre Russell,19.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mohammad Nabi4 2 2 3 0.50
Mujeeb Ur Rahman3 0 21 0 7.00
Naveen-ul-Haq3 0 12 1 4.00
Rashid Khan3 0 14 0 4.67
Karim Janat3 0 30 1 10.00
Gulbadin Naib2 0 15 0 7.50
Hamid Hassan2 0 28 0 14.00

Right then. That is all that we have from this game. The warm-up games are done but we will have the two group stage games on Thursday, 21st October 2021. First, we will have the clash between Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea at 2 pm local (10 am GMT), followed by the game between Scotland and Oman at 6 pm local (2 pm GMT). Do join us then. Cheers!

Earlier on in the first innings. After deciding to bat, the Afghanistan batters did well to put up an above par score on the board, with 189/5. All thanks to the half-century knocks by their opening pair, followed by some handy cameos by the middle order. Their bowlers stepped up to the task and defended the score successfully in the end.

The batters did not turn up to the occasion for West Indies. Mohammad Nabi managed to spin the web around the top-order and got rid of three batsmen early on. Lendl Simmons was sent back on a duck. While, Lewis and Hetmyer went cheaply. Then Roston Chase and Pooran stitched a crucial partnership to take their team to safer shores. After 10 overs, Afghanistan were 100/1, while West Indies saw themselves at 50/3. They were already 50 runs behind, and some dot balls and some rare boundaries meant that the run rate kept creeping up. Pooran skittled out, as he looked to go big and cool down the run rate. Chase and Russell knocked some runs in the end, but the latter fell short. In the end, West Indies were defeated by 56 runs.

It was the NABI show with his magic arm. He got rid of both the openers, Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis as well as the hard-hitting Shimron Hetmyer. After 6.3 overs, West Indies were at a teetering position at 27/3. While, Mohammad Nabi ended with the figures of (4-2-2-3), which included two maiden-wicket overs. He was in some top-notch form. He was supported well by Mujeeb Ur Rahman during the Powerplay and kept the run rate within control. There was a patch when a partnership was brewing, but Karim Janat made sure to get the breakthrough. Naveen picked up a wicket in the final over to get rid of Andre Russell. It was a demanding victory for the Afghans.

Another disappointing show by the defending champions and this will be their second defeat in the warm-up games. They would hope their fortune to turn around at the mega event. Afghanistan, on the other hand, have certainly managed to iron the chink of their last game, as their batters did the job for them in this game. It was a tremendous performance by Afghanistan. 

19.6
0
Naveen-ul-Haq to Hayden Walsh, A slower short ball on middle, Hayden Walsh looks to pull but misses. Afghanistan win by 56 runs! 
19.5
1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Roston Chase, Around off, hit over covers for a single. 
19.4
1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Hayden Walsh, Full toss, around middle, Walsh pushes this to the mid off region. They go for the single but this is hit straight to Gulbadin Naib there. He collects and has a shy at the non-striker's end, but misses. Had he hit, Walsh would be running all the way back to the hut. 
19.3
2
Naveen-ul-Haq to Hayden Walsh, Full and straight, Hayden Walsh does well to jam this one out through square leg for a couple of runs. 

Hayden Walsh comes out at number 7.

19.2
0
Naveen-ul-Haq to Andre Russell, OUT! CAUGHT! Andre Russell's struggle comes to a close. Good-length delivery, around off, Andre Russell stays deep in the crease and looks to clear the long on fence, but he does not quite time it well. An easy take for Gulbadin Naib in the deep. 
19.1
1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Roston Chase, Slower, short, around off, flat-batted over mid off for a single. 

Naveen-ul-Haq comes back into the attack to bowl the final over. He has given away only 7 runs off his two overs.

18.6
0
Karim Janat to Andre Russell, A pacy short ball now, on middle, Andre Russell looks for the pull shot but misses yet again. 
18.5
0
Karim Janat to Andre Russell, Slower ball, around off on a length, Andre wants to smack this over the leg side but fails to connect. 
18.4
1
Karim Janat to Roston Chase, On middle, heaved through mid-wicket for a run. 
18.3
1
Karim Janat to Andre Russell, On a length on off, hit down to long on for a single. 
18.2
4
Karim Janat to Andre Russell, FOUR! Around off, on a length, Andre Russell looks to heave this to the leg side but he gets the inside edge and the ball runs away to the fine leg fence. 
18.1
0
Karim Janat to Andre Russell, Good-length ball around off, Russell bunts this to the leg side. 

Karim Janat (2-0-24-1) comes back into the attack to bowl the penultimate over. 

17.6
1
Gulbadin Naib to Andre Russell, Around off, played through covers for one. 
17.5
1
Gulbadin Naib to Roston Chase, This is played to deep mid-wicket for a single. 
17.4
4
Gulbadin Naib to Roston Chase, FOUR! Fifty for Roston Chase! It has taken him a while but he has batted with some patience out in the middle. Short and wide outside off, Roston Chase frees his arms and slams this one over the cover region for a boundary. 
17.3
1
Gulbadin Naib to Andre Russell, Short, on off, pulled down to long on for one. 
17.2
0
Gulbadin Naib to Andre Russell, Short and wide outside off, AR looks to slash it away but misses. 
17.1
0
Gulbadin Naib to Andre Russell, Slower, short, around off, Russell looks to pull but then does not go for the shot this time. 

Gulbadin Naib (1-0-8-0) is back into the attack.

16.6
0
Rashid Khan to Roston Chase, Fuller again, on middle and leg, Chase misses his slog to the leg side and is hit on the pad. Another excited appeal for LBW from Rashid but the umpire says no. 75 more needed in 18 balls! 
16.5
0
Rashid Khan to Andre Russell, Flatter, around middle and leg, angling down, Russell misses his heave again and the keeper fails to stop it too. A bye is stolen. 
16.4
0
Rashid Khan to Andre Russell, Around off and middle, Andre Russell gets low and looks to heave it away to the leg side but misses and the ball takes the body and goes to the off side. 
16.3
0
Rashid Khan to Andre Russell, Floated, around middle and leg, Andre Russell prods forward looking to defend but misses and gets pinged on the pad. An appeal for LBW but turned down. 
16.2
1
Rashid Khan to Roston Chase, Flatter, shorter, on middle, knocked through mid-wicket for one. 
16.1
0
Rashid Khan to Roston Chase, Darted on the leg pole, Chase looks to heave it away but misses. 
16.1
0
Rashid Khan to Roston Chase, WIDE! Full and down leg. Chase looks to sweep it away but misses. Wide called by the umpire.
16.1
0
Rashid Khan to Roston Chase, WIDE! Full and down leg. Chase looks to flick it away but misses. Wide called.

Rashid Khan is back into the attack.

15.6
1
Hamid Hassan to Roston Chase, Just a single off the Free Hit! Around off and middle, fuller, dug out through square leg and a run is taken. 
15.6
0
Hamid Hassan to Roston Chase, OUT? Nopes. It is a NO BALL! That was very well bowled but Hamid Hassan had overstepped and hence, will be not out. A laser-guided yorker, on middle, Roston Chase tries to dig this one out but he fails to do so and the middle stump is uprooted. Will not matter as this was a no ball. Free Hit coming up...
15.5
0
Hamid Hassan to Roston Chase, A good bumper, around off, Roston looks to pull but misses. 
15.4
1
Hamid Hassan to Andre Russell, Around off, pulled to the leg side for one. 
15.3
2
Hamid Hassan to Andre Russell, Short ball, around off, Andre Russell flat-bats it over covers this time. They take one and decide to take the second. The throw comes from the deep to the keeper, who collects and whips the bails off. An appeal for run out but the umpire thinks that Russell was in. Replays show that Andre Russell was actually short of the crease. Should have been out. 
15.2
1
Hamid Hassan to Roston Chase, Fuller, on middle, hit down to long off for one. 
15.1
6
Hamid Hassan to Roston Chase, SIX! Good hit! Short, around off, at a decent height and Roston Chase latches onto this by smacking it well over deep mid-wicket. 
14.6
1
Karim Janat to Roston Chase, Slower length ball, wide outside off, Roston Chase reaches it and slaps it to long off for a single.
14.5
1
Karim Janat to Andre Russell, Back of a length, on off, Andre Russell slaps it towards long off for a single.

Andre Russell strides out into the middle! 

14.4
0
Karim Janat to Nicholas Pooran, OUT!  Gone this time! Full, on the stumps, Nicholas Pooran looks to get under it and smash it over long on. But fails to get the elevation and hits it straight to Mohammad Nabi at long on. He takes a fine catch. 
14.3
4
Karim Janat to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! Short ball and Nicholas Pooran rocks back quickly to pull this away towards the mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
14.2
1
Karim Janat to Roston Chase, Fuller, on the stumps, Chase drills it to long on for a single.
14.2
0
Karim Janat to Roston Chase, FIVE WIDES! Karim Janat bowls this way down the leg side.  The wicketkeeper dives to his left but fails to stop it and the ball races away towards the boundary at fine leg. Roston Chase the batter there decides to not go after that ball as it is way too wide.