Advertisement

Afghanistan vs West Indies, 2nd ODI

Afghanistan and West Indies in India, 3 ODI Series, 2019 | 2nd ODI | Saturday 9th November | 08:30
 Match Ended
Afghanistan
200 (45.4) RR:4.37
West Indies
247/9 (50.0) RR:4.94
  • Commentary
  • Scorecard
  • Match Info
  • West IndiesWI
  • AfghanistanAFG

2-0 up then, go the West Indies, with a game to go. Will we expect the bench to play a part in the third game? Or is the fruit of a whitewash too hard to ignore? What can Afghanistan do to avoid a whitewash? Batted first, lost. Bowled first, lost again. Probably, the absence of pressure in the third game might just help them to do well, whatever they do. Join us on Monday, 11th November, 2019 at 2 pm local (0830 GMT) for all The action from the final ODI at this same venue. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

NICHOLAS POORAN HAS BEEN ADJUDGED THE MAN OF THE MATCH for his flamboyant innings. Thanks the almighty for giving him the opportunity to play well here. On his innings, Pooran says that he just stuck to his basics and then concentrated on playing his strokes. Promises that there is definitely more to come from him in future.

Victorious West Indies skipper, Kieron Pollard smiles on the reminder that West Indies have finally won an ODI series after 5 years. Praises his team for sticking to the plans which were laid out when they set foot from the Caribbean. On the pitch, Pollard says that it was on the slower side and they believed it will turn in the evening. Praises the openers for setting up a fine platform, though also admits that there was a collapse in the middle order. Wants to celebrate with the guys and soak in the atmosphere. Stresses that winning is a habit and they would like to keep winning. On the flies while playing, Kieron says that he has never played in such an environment and stresses that health too, is equally important. Hopes that in the final game, there are no such insects.

Afghanistan captain, Rashid Khan, feels that his team started well with the ball in the first 40 overs but then the momentum got snatched away. Praises Pooran for his knock. Although, he says that 248 was chaseable on this wicket, given the line-up that they have. On his bowling plans, in spite of the strong opening stand, Rashid says that the plan was to only keep bowling dots and wait for the batsmen to commit mistakes, which eventually happened, due to the sustained pressure. Lauds Najibullah and Nabi for putting their hands up but laments about his team not finishing off the job, which was the case in the first ODI as well. On the plans to break their losing rut in ODIs, Khan says that the focus only has to be on playing positive cricket and believing in themselves, as he adds that once that happens, they can get back to winning ways.

248 to chase. With dew present. Easy? Should have been. But it wasn't. Afghanistan never got set in this chase and struggled to cope with the slowing track. Only Najibullah Zadran crossed 50 while the next highest scorer was Rahmat with 33. Sheldon Cottrell did the damage with the new ball, keeping the pressure uptight and finishing with 3 wickets overall. But how good was Roston Chase? His 3/30 in 10 overs was what choked Afghanistan and they could not find a way. Hayden Walsh then cleaned up the tail with a 3-fer, which also included the wicket of Nabi (albeit a lucky one). Please stay tuned for the presentation...

2 matches, 2 different types of victories for West Indies. In the first game, Afghanistan were told to be unlucky, because dew hampered them in the second innings. If that was the case, what can be told about this game? Without a doubt, the pitch was difficult to bat on in the first innings but the Windies batted really well. Hope and Lewis played sensibly, not trying to go too hard and their 98-run opening stand set the platform. There was a collapse thereon but Nicholas Pooran's 67 took the 'visitors' close to 250, which looked to be a competitive total. And by and large, it indeed was.

At last. An ODI series win for West Indies. August 2014 was the last time when the Men from the Caribbean tasted a series victory in this format. Boy, has it been a long time coming.

W 45.4
Hayden Walsh to Sharafuddin Ashraf

OUT! CAUGHT! Flighted delivery on middle, Ashraf plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket but does not get the distance on it. It goes towards Hetmyer who takes a comfortable catch in the deep. WEST INDIES WIN BY 47 RUNS AND TAKE AN UNASSAILABLE 2-0 SERIES LEAD!

0 45.3
Hayden Walsh to Sharafuddin Ashraf

Tossed up delivery on off, Ashraf plays it to point.

0 45.2
Hayden Walsh to Sharafuddin Ashraf

BEATEN! Flighted delivery outside off, Ashraf looks to cut but misses it.

Best Betting sites

1

Price Boost Every Day – Fun, Fast & Fair Experience!

New customers only. 18+ T&C apply.
2

Welcome Gifts! 200% Bonus on the 1st Deposit + INR 1,000 in Live Roulette

New customers only. 18+ T&C apply.
3

Welcome bonus on the first deposit up to INR 8,700

New customers only. 18+ T&C apply.
4

Predict on India's Biggest Sports Exchange & Win Cash

New customers only. 18+ T&C apply.
5

Bonus on the first deposit up to INR 10,000

New customers only. 18+ T&C apply.
6

Register and get Casino Cashback up to 30% + Sign-Up Bonus of 500% up to INR 200,000

New customers only. 18+ T&C apply.
7

130% Bonus on your First Deposit - Use promocode "SPORTSADDA"

New customers only. 18+ T&C apply.
8

Welcome Bonus up to INR 4,000 in Bet Credits

New customers only. 18+ T&C apply.
9

100% Welcome Bonus Up To INR 10,000*

New customers only. 18+ T&C apply.
10

100% Welcome Bonus Up To INR 2,500

New customers only. 18+ T&C apply.
Advertisement