Afghanistan Men 8-156 ( 20.0 ) overs
West Indies Men: 7-127 ( 20.0 ) overs
Afghanistan win by 29 runs
Toss - Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.
Batsman
R
B
4S
6S
SR
4
7
0
0
57.14
1
2
0
0
50
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
4.0
0
26
1
6.50
Man of the Match
Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Commentary
In over# 20
Runs : 4 Bowler: Naveen-ul-Haq Wickets : 1
Over 20. 4 runs. Bowler: Naveen-ul-Haq. West Indies: 7-127(rr 6.35)
19.6
.
Naveen-ul-Haq to Khary Pierre. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz. Afghanistan have clinched the T20I series against the West Indies 2-1 thanks to a comprehensive 29 run victory this evening in Lucknow. Rahmanullah Gurbaz got them going with a powerful 79, hitting five towering sixes despite losing wickets at the other end. He rode his luck at times but cashed in to register a career best in this format. West Indies never really got going in response. Chasing 157, Shai Hope tried to hold the innings together with the required run rate always on the rise. In the end the target was too much with parsimonious Afghanistan spin complemented by Naveen-ul-Haq's wily variations. We swap from white ball to red on this tour now, with the Test match scheduled to start at this same venue in ten days time.
19.6
1
Wide Naveen-ul-Haq to Khary Pierre. Slower ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Gurbaz.
19.5
1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Keemo Paul. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
19.4
.
Naveen-ul-Haq to Keemo Paul. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.
19.3
1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Khary Pierre. Full toss, off stump Deep in crease Slog, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
19.2
W
OUT! Caught. Naveen-ul-Haq to Jason Holder. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by Nabi. Holder tries to use his long levers to clear long on but Nabi is perfectly positioned on the edge and comfortably gobbles it up.
19.1
1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Keemo Paul. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
In over# 19
Runs : 5 Bowler: Gulbadin Naib Wickets : 1
Over 19. 5 runs. Bowler: Gulbadin Naib. West Indies: 6-123(rr 6.47)
18.6
1
Gulbadin Naib to Keemo Paul. Yorker, outside off stump moves in front pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
18.6
1
Wide Gulbadin Naib to Keemo Paul. Leg cutter back of a length, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Gurbaz.
18.5
.
Gulbadin Naib to Keemo Paul. Leg cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.
18.4
.
Gulbadin Naib to Keemo Paul. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.
18.3
1
Gulbadin Naib to Jason Holder. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
18.2
1
Gulbadin Naib to Keemo Paul. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
18.2
1
Wide Gulbadin Naib to Keemo Paul. Yorker, wide outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Gurbaz.
18.1
W
OUT! Caught. Gulbadin Naib to Shai Hope. Leg cutter half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to extra cover, by Afghan. Straight to the fielder, Hope has to trudge off the field. He was the one man keeping things together for the tourists but he hasn't had much support. Afghanistan know they are going to cruise to victory now.
In over# 18
Runs : 7 Bowler: Naveen-ul-Haq Wickets : 1
Over 18. 7 runs. Bowler: Naveen-ul-Haq. West Indies: 5-118(rr 6.56)
17.6
4
FOUR! Naveen-ul-Haq to Jason Holder. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. West Indies aren't giving up just yet. These two are powerful hitters and they will continue to look for the boundaries.
17.5
1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Shai Hope. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
17.4
1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Jason Holder. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Janat.
17.3
.
Naveen-ul-Haq to Jason Holder. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.
17.2
W
OUT! Caught. Naveen-ul-Haq to Kieron Pollard. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Zadran. This will surely be the final nail in the coffin. Pollard is capable of pulling off miracles but not this evening. Looking to clear the fence but the connection was all wrong. Afghanistan on the cusp of a series win.
17.1
1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Shai Hope. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
In over# 17
Runs : 3 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
Over 17. 7 runs. Bowler: Rashid Khan. West Indies: 4-111(rr 6.53)
16.6
2
Rashid Khan to Kieron Pollard. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, in the air under control to long on for 2 runs, run save by Nabi, fielded by Zadran.
16.5
.
Rashid Khan to Kieron Pollard. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad past fine leg for 4 runs.
16.4
.
Rashid Khan to Kieron Pollard. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.
16.3
1
Rashid Khan to Shai Hope. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Zadran. Fifty for Hope but he barely acknowledges it, the job is not done yet.
16.2
.
Rashid Khan to Shai Hope. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Naib.
16.1
.
Rashid Khan to Shai Hope. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.
In over# 16
Runs : 8 Bowler: Karim Janat Wickets : 0
Over 16. 8 runs. Bowler: Karim Janat. West Indies: 4-104(rr 6.50)
15.6
2
Karim Janat to Kieron Pollard. Reverse Swing-In half volley, off stump down the track working, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Naib.
15.5
1
Karim Janat to Shai Hope. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
15.4
.
Karim Janat to Shai Hope. Yorker, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Janat.
15.3
.
Karim Janat to Shai Hope. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Janat.
15.2
4
FOUR! Karim Janat to Shai Hope. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Hope waits for the slower ball and then bludgeons it down the ground, Pollard needed quick reactions to duck underneath it.
15.1
1
Karim Janat to Kieron Pollard. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
Afghanistan Men: 8-156 ( 20.0 ) overs
West Indies Men 7-127 ( 20.0 ) overs
Toss - Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.
Afghanistan win by 29 runs
RR : 0
CRR : 6.35
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
H Zazai

c: Lewis b: Cottrell

0
4
0
0
R Gurbaz

c: Paul b: Pollard

79
52
6
151.92
K Janat

c: Hope b: Cottrell

2
6
0
33.33
I Zadran

run out (Holder)

1
10
0
10
A Afghan

c: King b: Paul

24
20
1
120
N Zadran

c: Pollard b: Williams

14
14
1
100
M Nabi

c: Holder b: Paul

15
7
1
214.29
R Khan

c: Cottrell b: Williams

0
1
0
0
G Naib

not out

4
4
0
100
N

not out

2
2
0
100
Not bat : Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Extras 15(b 0, lb 4, WD 11, NB 0)
Total 156/8 20.0 overs

FOW: (Mujeeb Ur Rahman)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
4.0
0
29
2
7.25
4.0
0
26
0
6.50
4.0
0
31
2
7.75
3.0
0
19
0
6.33
3.0
0
26
2
8.67
2.0
0
21
1
10.50
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
L Simmons

b: Ur Rahman

7
11
1
63.64
E Lewis

lbw: Janat

24
23
3
104.35
B King

b: Murid

1
5
0
20
S Hope

c: Afghan b: Naib

52
46
3
113.04
S Hetmyer

c: Afghan b: Khan

11
10
1
110
K Pollard

c: Zadran b: Murid

11
12
0
91.67
J Holder

c: Nabi b: Murid

6
5
1
120
K Paul

not out

4
7
0
57.14
K Pierre

not out

1
2
0
50
Not bat : Sheldon Cottrell,Kesrick Williams
Extras 10(b 0, lb 4, WD 5, NB 1)
Total 127/7 20.0 overs

FOW: (Mujeeb Ur Rahman) , (Sheldon Cottrell) , (Kesrick Williams)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
3.0
0
9
1
3.00
4.0
0
24
3
6.00
4.0
0
33
1
8.25
4.0
0
26
1
6.50
1.0
0
13
0
13.00
4.0
0
18
1
4.50
In over# 19
Runs : 6 Bowler: Kesrick Williams Wickets : 0
18.2
6
SIX! Kesrick Williams to Mohammad Nabi. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over deep extra cover for 6 runs. Almost the perfect yorker, Nabi doesn't care as he smites it over the rope. He has license to try and smash everything now with overs running out.
In over# 18
Runs : 10 Bowler: Sheldon Cottrell Wickets : 0
17.5
4
FOUR! Sheldon Cottrell to Mohammad Nabi. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, past fine leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by King. Nabi joins the party in style. King hasn't had the best night in the field, he will have to make up for it with the bat later on.
17.3
6
SIX! Sheldon Cottrell to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Boom, the crowd is loving this as the carnage continues in Lucknow. Najibullah carts the ball way over mid wicket for his first six of the night.
In over# 17
Runs : 10 Bowler: Kieron Pollard Wickets : 0
16.4
4
FOUR! Kieron Pollard to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Najibullah is going to look to carry on where Gurbaz left off. Muscled over mid wicket, not the prettiest shot but very effective.
16.1
6
SIX! Kieron Pollard to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Full toss, outside off stump moves in front Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Rank delivery given exactly what it deserves. Easy pickings for a man seeing the ball so clearly.
In over# 16
Runs : 6 Bowler: Kesrick Williams Wickets : 0
15.1
6
SIX! Kesrick Williams to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Leg cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs. Smashed miles over square leg, imperious batting. West Indies are desperate to get Gurbaz out, he is the man doing the damage.
In over# 15
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kieron Pollard Wickets : 0
14.4
4
FOUR! Kieron Pollard to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Leg cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Scoop, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Helped over short fine leg with an effortless shovel. Runs continue to flow for Afghanistan and they are now approaching a really good total on this pitch.
In over# 14
Runs : 14 Bowler: Keemo Paul Wickets : 0
13.6
4
FOUR! Keemo Paul to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Nonchalantly spanked to the fence, Gurbaz just goes from strength to strength. He's closing in on a career best T20I score now.
13.3
6
SIX! Keemo Paul to Asghar Afghan. Full toss, middle stump moves in front flick, well timed in the air under control over fine leg for 6 runs. No chance for the fielder this time, it's way over the rope and into the crowd. This partnership is putting Afghanistan in a great position.
13.1
4
FOUR! Keemo Paul to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled past deep mid wicket for 4 runs, dropped catch by King, mis-fielded by King. King has dropped a sitter in the deep, he had plenty of time to settle underneath it but it seems as though the floodlights caused him issues. Paul is not impressed.
In over# 10
Runs : 8 Bowler: Jason Holder Wickets : 0
9.3
4
FOUR! Jason Holder to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Off cutter short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. Manages to clear the keeper by a few inches, just enough pace on the ball to work with. Back to back boundaries puts the pressure back on the West Indies.
9.2
4
FOUR! Jason Holder to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Half volley, middle stump backing away driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Quality stroke, he knows where he wants to hit the ball so shuffles around in the crease to make it much easier. This is a one man show from Afghanistan.
In over# 7
Runs : 6 Bowler: Khary Pierre Wickets : 0
6.2
6
SIX! Khary Pierre to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Stock length ball, off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Holder is the tallest man on the field lurking at long on, but he can only stand and watch as this soars over his head and into the crowd. Gurbaz is brimming with confidence this evening.
In over# 6
Runs : 6 Bowler: Kesrick Williams Wickets : 0
5.1
6
SIX! Kesrick Williams to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Clubbed over long on, beautifully struck by Gurbaz. Pressure on Williams immediately.
In over# 5
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sheldon Cottrell Wickets : 0
4.3
4
FOUR! Sheldon Cottrell to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Slower ball short, down leg side backing away pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Swatted over mid wicket, Gurbaz loves to hit the ball in that area. He's got a decent start now needs to kick on.
In over# 4
Runs : 6 Bowler: Jason Holder Wickets : 0
3.1
6
SIX! Jason Holder to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front flick, well timed in the air under control over deep backward square leg for 6 runs. Wow, where did that come from? Gurbaz shovels Holder with complete disdain for the first six of the match. Clean striking.
In over# 3
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sheldon Cottrell Wickets : 0
2.2
4
FOUR! Sheldon Cottrell to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. A full extension of the arms from Gurbaz sends this soaring high and handsome over the legside. Slightly too short from Cottrell and he gets punished.
In over# 18
Runs : 4 Bowler: Naveen-ul-Haq Wickets : 0
17.6
4
FOUR! Naveen-ul-Haq to Jason Holder. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. West Indies aren't giving up just yet. These two are powerful hitters and they will continue to look for the boundaries.
In over# 16
Runs : 4 Bowler: Karim Janat Wickets : 0
15.2
4
FOUR! Karim Janat to Shai Hope. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Hope waits for the slower ball and then bludgeons it down the ground, Pollard needed quick reactions to duck underneath it.
In over# 14
Runs : 4 Bowler: Gulbadin Naib Wickets : 0
13.3
4
FOUR! Gulbadin Naib to Shai Hope. Yorker, to leg on the front foot glancing, past fine leg for 4 runs. Fantastic batting. You've got to feel for the bowler a little bit because he has nailed his yorker, but Hope is still able to use the pace by turning his wrists at the perfect moment.
In over# 12
Runs : 4 Bowler: Karim Janat Wickets : 0
11.4
4
FOUR! Karim Janat to Shai Hope. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, past third man for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Naib, fielded by Ur Rahman. Shai Hope is single-handedly keeping the tourists in this contest. If he bats until the end then we are in for a thriller.
In over# 10
Runs : 10 Bowler: Mohammad Nabi Wickets : 0
9.4
6
SIX! Mohammad Nabi to Shai Hope. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Boom, destructive brilliance from Hope.
9.1
4
FOUR! Mohammad Nabi to Shimron Hetmyer. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, past deep point for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Janat. The dew might be starting to affect the fielders, they are making costly errors now. Momentum shifting slightly.
In over# 6
Runs : 4 Bowler: Karim Janat Wickets : 0
5.4
4
FREE HIT. FOUR! Karim Janat to Evin Lewis. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Lewis makes the most of the free hit. He will need to bat deep into this innings to keep West Indies in the hunt.
In over# 5
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman Wickets : 0
4.6
4
FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Evin Lewis. Off break full toss, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. A rare loose ball from Mujeeb and Lewis takes advantage of it. Much needed boundary for the men in maroon, this has been a disappointing powerplay for them.
In over# 2
Runs : 8 Bowler: Naveen-ul-Haq Wickets : 0
1.4
4
FOUR! Naveen-ul-Haq to Evin Lewis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs. Carved with disdain, we will probably see plenty more of that from Lewis because he won't be running many quick singles.
1.2
4
FOUR! Naveen-ul-Haq to Lendl Simmons. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. That sat up nicely, Simmons had ample time to rock back and pierce the field with a rasping stroke.

Hazratullah Zazai

0 (0)

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Rahmanullah Gurbaz

0 (0)

Rahmanullah Gurbaz

0 (0)

0(0)

Karim Janat

0 (0)

Rahmanullah Gurbaz

0 (0)

0(0)

Ibrahim Zadran

0 (0)

Rahmanullah Gurbaz

0 (0)

0(0)

Asghar Afghan

0 (0)

Rahmanullah Gurbaz

0 (0)

0(0)

Najibullah Zadran

0 (0)

Najibullah Zadran

0 (0)

0(0)

Mohammad Nabi

0 (0)

Mohammad Nabi

0 (0)

0(0)

Rashid Khan

0 (0)

Mohammad Nabi

0 (0)

0(0)

Gulbadin Naib

0 (0)

Gulbadin Naib

0 (0)

0(0)

Naveen-ul-Haq

0 (0)

Lendl Simmons

0 (0)

0(0)

Evin Lewis

0 (0)

Evin Lewis

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Brandon King

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Evin Lewis

0 (0)

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Shai Hope

0 (0)

Shai Hope

0 (0)

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Shimron Hetmyer

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Shai Hope

0 (0)

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Kieron Pollard

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Shai Hope

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Jason Holder

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Jason Holder

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Keemo Paul

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Keemo Paul

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Khary Pierre

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