Result
2nd T20I (N), Basseterre, Jun 3 2017, Afghanistan tour of West Indies
(15/15 ov)
112/3
(13.3/15 ov, target 123)
93
West Indies won by 29 runs (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
West Indies
3y
• The Report by Varun Shetty

Afghanistan crumble under pace barrage, West Indies clinch series

Afghanistan lost their trial by pace and the second T20 to West Indies by 29 runs in a shortened game at Basseterre

Match centre 
Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
West Indies112/3(15 overs)
Afghanistan93(13.3 overs)

11.52pm Another terrific bowling display from West Indies means they take an unassailable lead in the T20 series. Badree started well with a one-run first over, and Afghanistan stayed behind the game thereon. Some of their shots were questionable, their decision-making substandard and their execution flawed. But that's the step-up in quality they're faced with. They'll keep improving. For now though, all they can do is move to game 3 and look for consolation.

Presentation time.

Asghar Stanikzai: "The target wasn't big. This is a good experience for us, West Indies are world champions. They played very well, and won the series."

Carlos Brathwaite: "Feels good to get a series win, no matter who the opposition. Conditions were tough, batting 11 overs thinking you're going to bat 20. Executed our plans to perfection. We were always ready, no matter how much rain falls, always a chance at Warner park. Switched off just enough to relax. Ticked all boxes. That's a display of professionalism."

Kesrick Williams is the Man of the Match: "When you put in a lot of hard work, it'd good to see doing well for the team. the team bowled well, about putting balls in the areas. All you need to do is train hard, work hard. T20 is not a bowler's game, trust your game."

13.3
w
Williams to Karim Janat, OUT
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
Karim Janat c Brathwaite b Williams 20 (15b 1x4 2x6) SR: 133.33
13.2
2
Williams to Karim Janat, 2 runs
another slower ball down leg, a mis-timed sweep lobs over the keeper off the leading edge for a couple to third man
13.1
1
Williams to Amir Hamza, 1 run
a slow short ball outside off, carved to point
end of over 137 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 90/9CRR: 6.92 • RRR: 16.50 • Need 33 from 12b
Karim Janat18 (13)
Amir Hamza5 (3)
Jerome Taylor2-0-13-1
Carlos Brathwaite3-0-26-2
12.6
Taylor to Karim Janat, no run
full and wide outside off, goes past the bat for another dot

Afghanistan need a boundary here to stay alive

12.5
1
Taylor to Amir Hamza, 1 run
another yorker outside off, pushed towards cover

Kapil: "Shahzad missing from the top along with a couple of big hitters mean that Afg just don't get a good start."

12.4
Taylor to Amir Hamza, no run
full outside off, another yorker. Jammed out towards the bowler, who scurries to his left.
12.3
4
Taylor to Amir Hamza, FOUR runs
on the pads, just a nudge between square leg and fine leg. Finds four. The fielder can't track it down.

Hamza. All out again?

12.2
w
Taylor to Dawlat Zadran, OUT
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
Dawlat Zadran b Taylor 9 (5b 0x4 1x6) SR: 180.00
12.1
2
Taylor to Dawlat Zadran, 2 runs
a short slow ball, punched over cover for a couple. Long-off gets across

If Afghanistan had played 6 fewer dot balls ...

Anyway, Taylor will finish

end of over 1218 runs
AFG: 83/8CRR: 6.91 • RRR: 13.33 • Need 40 from 18b
Karim Janat18 (12)
Dawlat Zadran7 (3)
Carlos Brathwaite3-0-26-2
Sunil Narine3-0-24-1
11.6
6
Brathwaite to Karim Janat, SIX runs
another six. Brathwaite goes short on middle and leg, swatted over midwicket. Big hit. Great timing
11.5
4
Brathwaite to Karim Janat, FOUR runs
parried into the boundary. Full, straight. Karim shovels a drive, with the power of his bottom hand, wide of long-on who gets across but lets the ball go the boundary. Jon Carter the man
11.4
1
Brathwaite to Dawlat Zadran, 1 run
they pass it, a legcutter on off and middle, worked to square leg

This is Afghanistan's lowest T20 total - 72

11.3
1
Brathwaite to Karim Janat, 1 run
a low full toss down leg, chipped to midwicket
11.2
6
Brathwaite to Karim Janat, SIX runs
six more. Short delivery, it's not banged in with enough pace. Sits up for Karim to heave over square leg
11.1
Brathwaite to Karim Janat, no run
whew. Swing and miss. Full outside off. Well, more a few inches outside off. Just misses the stumps
end of over 1112 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 65/8CRR: 5.9 • RRR: 14.50 • Need 58 from 24b
Dawlat Zadran6 (2)
Karim Janat1 (7)
Sunil Narine3-0-24-1
Carlos Brathwaite2-0-8-2
10.6
4b
Narine to Dawlat Zadran, 4 byes
goes through everyone. Flat on leg, the offbreak. Dawlat thinks it's the carrom ball and plays that line. The ball goes past Dawlat and the keeper. Four byes
10.5
6
Narine to Dawlat Zadran, SIX runs
beautiful. Full and straight. Instead of swinging across the line, Dawlat offers the full face and then angles his bat so that the ball goes up. His muscle ensured it stayed that way for enough time. Lovely six over long-off
10.4
w
Narine to Rashid Khan, OUT
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.
Rashid Khan b Narine 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
Best performances - batsmen
CAK Walton
29 runs (17)
4 fours
1 sixes
Control73%
Productive shot
pull
11 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
04800638
E Lewis
25 runs (28)
1 fours
1 sixes
Control72%
Productive shot
flick
9 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
20036176
Best performances - bowlers
KOK Williams
O
2.3
M
0
R
11
W
3
Eco
4.40
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
CR Brathwaite
O
3
M
0
R
26
W
2
Eco
8.66
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
TossWest Indies , elected to bat first
SeriesAfghanistan tour of West Indies
Player Of The Match
Kesrick Williams
Series resultWest Indies led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberT20I no. 612
Season2017
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.55, Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.40
Match days03 June 2017 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Joel Wilson
Gregory Brathwaite
TV Umpire
Nigel Duguid
Reserve Umpire
Leslie Reifer
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe