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    7.1 The pressure tells on Noor Ali. He had not put bat on ball against Holder in the last over. He could have evaded this. Instead, he lobs a return catch. This was a top ball, though. Banged in short and aimed at the head, the batsman looks away, taking his eyes off the ball. He has a half-fend, half-hook, or something in between, and chips it back to Holder 21/1
    7.6 Is this a repeat of Miller-Du Plessis? Looks just as ugly! Both batsmen are at the striker's end. Lewis hunts the ball down and throws it to Holder, the bowler, who tips the bails off at his end. This was on a back of a length and angled in, tucking up Rahmat for room. He taps it to the left of short midwicket. There is an awful mix-up between the wickets, and Ahmadi is the one who is short at the striker's end. What an over for WI! Two wickets 24/2
    8.5 Bounced out! Gabriel bangs in another short ball on the stumps, head-hunting lifter, harries him for pace. His response is a weak, top-edged pull. Square leg comes in and settles under the skier 25/3
    10.1 big appeal for lbw! Given out. But reckon the angle would have taken it down the leg side. Shenwari has to depart, though. Full and angled in sharply from over the wicket, Shenwari is pinned to the crease, he plays all around his front pad. But this would have missed leg. No DRS in this series 34/4
    14.4 that's a proper, nasty bouncer, and Stanikzai can't do much about it at all. I'm not sure too many batsmen in international cricket could, to be fair. Fast, rising to head height, and angling in towards the badge of the helmet. The pace, especially the pace off the pitch, left Stanikzai with no time to move across, sway, or duck. He just stood there, flung his hands up to protect his head, and popped it high and loopy to the keeper off the gloves 48/5
    16.3 another testing short ball, another wicket. This one angles in and gets up towards Nabi's left ribcage. He just fends awkwardly at it and fends a loopy, simple catch to midwicket running to his left 51/6
    27.2 got him, that's a lovely bit of bowling. Saw Zazai stepping out and bowled it wider outside off, made him stretch out to defend. A bit of drift away and no turn back in, and the thick outside edge goes to slip at waist height 81/7
    37.3 Naib pre-meditates, steps away outside leg, the bowler follows him with a flat, full ball, and cramps him for room. Naib looks to go big. But gets more height as opposed to distance. Finds long-off 135/10
    30.6 short and angling away outside off, from around the wicket, Rashid has a big leg-side slog at the ball and only edges it behind to the keeper. The finger goes up. Afghanistan eight down and sinking 96/8
    35.2 Holes out to Lewis at deep midwicket. Lewis falls awkwardly on his right shoulder but clings on. Pushed through flatter and faster on middle, Zadran wants to slug it over midwicket. Dares to clear the long boundary. But Lewis runs across, dives, and completes an excellent catch 127/9
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    Extras
    15 (lb 1, nb 1, w 13)
    TOTAL
    135 all out (37.3 Overs, RR: 3.60)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    ST Gabriel7.402523.26332031
    JO Holder9.013824.22412260
    R Powell2.20803.4280000
    AS Joseph6.001522.50310140
    AR Nurse9.303323.47372000
    RL Chase3.011515.0091000
    Fall of wickets:1-21 (Noor Ali Zadran, 7.1 ov), 2-24 (Javed Ahmadi, 7.6 ov), 3-25 (Rahmat Shah, 8.5 ov), 4-34 (Samiullah Shenwari, 10.1 ov), 5-48 (Asghar Stanikzai, 14.4 ov), 6-51 (Mohammad Nabi, 16.3 ov), 7-81 (Afsar Zazai, 27.2 ov), 8-96 (Rashid Khan, 30.6 ov), 9-127 (Dawlat Zadran, 35.2 ov), 10-135 (Gulbadin Naib, 37.3 ov)
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    10.4 and guess what, he's done just that and sent back Lewis. Sensational bowling, and not very good batting against spin. Went back to a length ball, opened up a little, and his bat came down slightly across it in defence. The googly spun past his outside edge and hit his back pad, plumb in front 55/2
    6.5 and he's struck in his first over! Excellent googly, quick and fairly full, pitching on middle and off. Powell was a little late coming forward, and as a result had to push away from his body to meet the ball. Thick edge, deflected off the keeper's left pad to the fielder at slip 40/1
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    13.3 Naib strikes, and this isn't the greatest shot. Back of a length, angling in from wide of the crease, and that angle really cramps his attempted cut. A bit of extra bounce too, and the ball kisses glove through to Zazai 62/3
    17.4 Naib gets another! This isn't great from West Indies. Now it's Mohammed's turn to get out playing the cut. The shot was on, but he didn't keep it down at all, and hit it straight to backward point 72/4
    24.6 follows the series of googlies with a regulation legbreak outside off. Drags Chase's back leg out of the crease. Zazai, the keeper, reacts swiftly, and takes the bails off. Chase's wicket raises Afghanistan's hopes. This was tossed up higher, Chase reaches out with his hands for a drive, loses his balance. The keeper does the rest 98/5
    35.6 Powell goes for the glory strike and holes out to deep midwicket. Lots of flight outside off, goes low, and slog-sweeps it against the wind. Rahmat settles under the skier with WI 13 runs away 123/6
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    110.00
    Extras
    4 (lb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    138/6 (39.2 Overs, RR: 3.50)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Dawlat Zadran7.214706.40238000
    Mohammad Nabi10.003313.30361010
    Rashid Khan10.012632.60422000
    Gulbadin Naib5.011523.00201010
    Amir Hamza7.001502.14270000
    Fall of wickets:1-40 (KOA Powell, 6.5 ov), 2-55 (E Lewis, 10.4 ov), 3-62 (JL Carter, 13.3 ov), 4-72 (JN Mohammed, 17.4 ov), 5-98 (RL Chase, 24.6 ov), 6-123 (R Powell, 35.6 ov)

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