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    2.6 and comes back with the wicket. Great bowling. Quick and straight, on leg. Gulbadin plays around the ball, gets there late and doesn't make contact. All requisites for a wicket against Badree. 15/1
    3.2 another one falls. A hard length. Boundary and wicket. Afghanistan handicapping themselves. Back of a length on leg, Noor Ali is far too late on his pull and the ball lobs to short fine leg. A simple catch. Afghanistan batsmen look so hurried for pace, not just tonight but yesterday too. A sign of the step-up in quality they are facing 19/2
    7.2 another one beaten in pace. The hard length again. This is quicker and shorter and suddenly, Stanikzai has no idea what's coming at him. So late on the pull that all he can muster is a mis-timed pull into the hands of midwicket. 40/5
    3.3 two in two. Afghanistan falling away. Back of a length on off, Samiullah tries to get one to third man but the ball bounces extra and takes a thin edge through to the keeper. Beaten in pace and bounce again. Not looking too good 19/3
    6.6 and that is surely another run-out that Stanikzai is involved in. Flat delivery on leg, nudged to short fine leg. Nabi sets off, but Stanikzai yells "nooo". Does so far too late and by the time Nabi turns and makes his way back, the bails are off. Afghanistan's amateurish cricket continues. 34/4
    13.3 high, high, taken. Full delivery on off, Janat gets underneath that and sends it a mile into the air. Not good timing, not much distance. The ball lobs in the air for Brathwaite to get across from mid-off, a reverse-cupped catch gives West Indies the T20 series 93/10
    7.4 another run-out. Disarray. Back of a length outside off, pushed towards cover. The non-striker sets off, the striker does too before saying no. Both batsmen are at the same end. In all this time, Kesrick picks up and under-arms an accurate throw at the bowler's end. Excellent fielding but didn't realise he had so much time. if that missed, it would have been an overthrow. He had so much time. Doesn't matter, for now. Mistakes galore for Afghanistan 41/6
    9.2 Afghanistan seven down and sinking rapidly. Fuller than god length outside off, Najibullah tries to cut but it's too close to him. A thick inside edge clatters into the stumps, but was atleast trying to manufacture momentum 52/7
    10.4 Afghanistan now eight down. Another carrom ball outside off, Rashid pokes with his feet rooted to the crease. Gets bat on it, but just the inside half. Another one chopped back into the stumps. 55/8
    12.2 hasn't that ball come back into the reckoning of late. A sensational pin-point yorker on off and middle. Dawlat exposes his defense as soon as he chose to clear his front leg. Goes past the bat and into the stumps 85/9
    not out
    9 (b 4, lb 4, w 1)
    93 all out (13.3 Overs, RR: 6.88)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Gulbadin Naib, 2.6 ov), 2-19 (Noor Ali Zadran, 3.2 ov), 3-19 (Samiullah Shenwari, 3.3 ov), 4-34 (Mohammad Nabi, 6.6 ov), 5-40 (Asghar Stanikzai, 7.2 ov), 6-41 (Shafiqullah, 7.4 ov), 7-52 (Najibullah Zadran, 9.2 ov), 8-55 (Rashid Khan, 10.4 ov), 9-85 (Dawlat Zadran, 12.2 ov), 10-93 (Karim Janat, 13.3 ov)
    S Badree3.001113.66120100
    JE Taylor2.001316.5051010
    KOK Williams2.301134.4081000
    SP Narine3.002418.0082100
    CR Brathwaite3.002628.66101300

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