Result
1st T20I (N), Lucknow, Nov 14 2019, Afghanistan tour of India
164/5
(20 ov, target 165)
134/9
West Indies won by 30 runs
Player Of The Match
West Indies
11m
• The Report by Saurabh Somani

Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard take West Indies 1-0 up

The opener blasted 68 off 41 balls while the captain played an all-round role in the comfortable victory in the first T20I

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Hemant Brar (@Cricquest)
Scorecard summary
West Indies164/5(20 overs)
Afghanistan134/9(20 overs)
end of over 2010 runs
AFG: 134/9CRR: 6.7 
Fareed Ahmad24 (15)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman8 (8)
Sherfane Rutherford3-0-28-0
Hayden Walsh4-0-34-2

Another convincing win for West Indies, another defeat for Afghanistan. Will that change when the two teams face-off once again, on Saturday? We will back to bring you all the live updates. But for now, it's goodbye from our side.

Kieron Pollard: "It's always good to contribute but it's always better to contribute in the winning cause. The partnership between Lewis and Hetmyer set it up. It was not one of the easiest wickets to bat on. The balls were coming slow off the wicket. It's when you have to play smart cricket, manoeuvre the fielder. We were a bowler short but the boys stepped up. We have another game shortly, so we need to look the areas to improve upon."

Kieron Pollard is the Man of the Match.

Rashid Khan: "It was the kind of the toss you want to win. We came back well in the second half. We didn't have the ideal start but have two more opportunities to make a comeback. We have the plans about what kind of team we want in the coming five years, so we are giving chances to youngsters. Hopefully, we will have a good team for the Asia Cup and the World Cup. Hopefully, our fans will keep us in their prayers and we will try to come back stronger."

Time for the presentation ceremony.

10.42pm A convincing win for West Indies despite losing the toss and dealing with dew towards the end. Evin Lewis' 41-ball 68 set the platform for West Indies. Afghanistan struck back though once Lewis was out and restricted West Indies to 164. However, their chase never took off. Asghar Afghan dealt some lusty blows but Zazai's struggles meant he asking rate was climbing fast. Afghanistan kept losing wickets trying to catch up and fell 30 short in the end.

19.6
2
Rutherford to Fareed Ahmad, 2 runs
length ball outside off, hits it towards the right of Holder at long-off
19.5
Rutherford to Fareed Ahmad, no run
slower length ball outside off, skips down and looks to smash it out of Lucknow. Fails to connect though
19.4
4
Rutherford to Fareed Ahmad, FOUR runs
a bouncer at the batsman who goes for the pull and gets it over square leg for four

Around the wicket

Hakim Ahmadzai: "Really Can't understand what has happened to this Afghan Side! They were trumendous just a few months ago but falling apart these days. I don't know why they have lost settled things after the change in Captaincy. Hope things get better ASAP"

19.3
1
Rutherford to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 1 run
slower length ball on the stumps, swings across and drags it towards deep midwicket
19.2
1
Rutherford to Fareed Ahmad, 1 run
length ball around off, swatted towards long-off
19.1
2
Rutherford to Fareed Ahmad, 2 runs
short of length outside off, down the track and flat-bats it straight. Long-off cuts it off

Rutherford

end of over 1911 runs
AFG: 124/9CRR: 6.52 • RRR: 41.00 • Need 41 from 6b
Fareed Ahmad15 (10)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman7 (7)
Hayden Walsh4-0-34-2
Kesrick Williams4-0-17-3
18.6
1
Walsh to Fareed Ahmad, 1 run
fuller outside off, drills it towards long-off
18.5
4
Walsh to Fareed Ahmad, FOUR runs
a full toss outside off, throws his bat at it and gets it through extra cover for four
18.4
1
Walsh to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 1 run
down the track to a high toss. Hits it firmly towards long-off
18.3
Walsh to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, no run
tries to repeat the shot but doesn't middle it this time. Straight towards short third man
18.2
4
Walsh to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, FOUR runs
fuller outside off, Mujeeb goes reverse and swats it over short third man. The fielder puts in the chase but the ball wins
18.1
1
Walsh to Fareed Ahmad, 1 run
short of length at the batsman, goes back and pulls it towards deep midwicket
end of over 182 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 113/9CRR: 6.27 • RRR: 26.00 • Need 52 from 12b
Mujeeb Ur Rahman2 (4)
Fareed Ahmad9 (7)
Kesrick Williams4-0-17-3
Hayden Walsh3-0-23-2
17.6
2
Williams to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 2 runs
fuller on the stumps, going for the yorker but just misses his mark. Mujeeb works it towards midwicket and comes back for the second
17.5
Williams to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, no run
slower length ball around off, goes for the cut but ends up chopping it towards cover
17.4
Williams to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, no run
length ball on the pads, looks to flick but misses
17.3
Williams to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, no run
length ball around off, stays back and defends

Mujeeb, the No. 11

17.2
w
Williams to Naveen-ul-Haq, OUT
a slower bouncer outside off, Naveen skips down and looks to pull it away. Gets a faint edge to the keeper, Williams has his third
Naveen-ul-Haq c †Ramdin b Williams 5 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
17.1
Williams to Naveen-ul-Haq, no run
gets down on one knee and looks to reverse it towards third man, was a full toss down the leg side and Naveen fails to connect
Best performances - batsmen
E Lewis
68 runs (41)
4 fours
6 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
pull
27 runs
0 fours
4 sixes
40017261119
KA Pollard
32 runs (22)
2 fours
1 sixes
Control72%
Productive shot
pull
12 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
302060219
Best performances - bowlers
KOK Williams
O
4
M
0
R
17
W
3
Eco
4.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
KA Pollard
O
3
M
0
R
17
W
2
Eco
5.66
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
TossAfghanistan , elected to field first
SeriesAfghanistan tour of India
Player Of The Match
Kieron Pollard
Series resultWest Indies led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 1015
Season2019/20
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.30, Interval 20.30-20.50, Second Session 20.50-22.20
Match days14 November 2019 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Ibrahim Zadran
Brandon King
Umpires
Ahmed Shah Pakteen
Ahmed Shah Durrani
TV Umpire
Izatullah Safi
Reserve Umpire
Mahmood Kharoti
Match Referee
Chris Broad