West Indies vs Afghanistan, 2nd ODI at Lucknow, AFG v WI, Nov 09 2019 - Ball by Ball Commentary

2nd ODI (D/N), Lucknow, November 09, 2019, Afghanistan v West Indies
(45.4/50 ov, T:248) 200

West Indies won by 47 runs

Player Of The Match
67 (50)
Full commentary

9:56pm That is all from our live coverage. See you for the final ODI!

Nicholas Pooran is the Man of the Match. And he feels good about the series win. Not too many words from him.

Pollard: Feels good. Long time, we haven't won a series. It was on our mind back home. The batting conditions were good, the wicket was a bit dry. They played four spinners because of it. In the middle order we faltered a bit after the opening stand but can't fault the boys. Young Pooran did well, and good to see Hetmyer get some runs. We just want to soak in the feeling of winning a series. We're going to enjoy the series win, but then it's back to business come day after. [The flies] I've never played in front of so many flies. Health is very important. Something's got to be done about that.

Rashid: We started well. The first 40 overs we bowled well. After that, we lost the momentum. Credit goes to Pooran, the way he smashed. But on this wicket, 247 was still chaseable. The only plan we had for them was to keep bowling dot balls and they would make mistakes. After getting the first wicket, our focus was bowling dot balls and knew they would come at us and we would get chances. [The partnership of Najib and Nabi] It was a good stand but players like that have to take us to victory. I think we have the talent, we need to believe in ourselves. I think that is what we are lacking and once we get that, we can beat any side.

9:41pm This is West Indies' first series win since August 2014. That was 21 series ago. Nothing else really needs to be said to explain the significance of this result. At the other end, Afghanistan are developing something of an unwanted streak themselves. It is now 11 ODI losses in a row. For considerable chunks of this match, they could have claimed they were ahead. But once again, when it came to the batting, the skills and temperament weren't sustained.

Walsh to Sharafuddin, OUT

taken at deep midwicket. That is it. The end. Walsh has a superb finish after being expensive in his opening spell. Length ball outside off, looks for the slog sweep, gets it off the toe-end

Sharafuddin Ashraf c Hetmyer b Walsh 13 (16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 81.25
Walsh to Sharafuddin, no run

short of a length just outside off, punched to extra cover

Walsh to Sharafuddin, no run

short of a length and ripping away outside off. Beaten on the cut

Walsh to Sharafuddin, FOUR runs

nicely put away! A full toss on leg stump. He makes a bit of room by getting the front leg away and drills it over his partner

end of over 455 runs
AFG: 196/9CRR: 4.35 RRR: 10.40
Naveen-ul-Haq8 (11b 1x4)
Sharafuddin Ashraf9 (12b)
Sheldon Cottrell 9-0-29-3
Hayden Walsh 6-0-32-2
Cottrell to Naveen-ul-Haq, no run

length on off stump, defended on the front foot

Cottrell to Naveen-ul-Haq, no run

short and wide outside off, beaten on the cut

Cottrell to Naveen-ul-Haq, FOUR runs

length and angled into the body. Has a push at this and has unwittingly managed to get it past short fine and into the boundary off the thick inside edge

Cottrell to Naveen-ul-Haq, no run

length on middle stump, inside edge onto pad as he looks to flick

Cottrell to Naveen-ul-Haq, no run

length ball slanted into the pads. Lbw appeal turned down as he misses on the flick

Cottrell to Sharafuddin, 1 run

slower ball at a length on off stump. Pushed down to long-on with the angle

Around the wicket

end of over 444 runs
AFG: 191/9CRR: 4.34 RRR: 9.50
Naveen-ul-Haq4 (6b)
Sharafuddin Ashraf8 (11b)
Hayden Walsh 6-0-32-2
Sheldon Cottrell 8-0-24-3
Walsh to Naveen-ul-Haq, 2 runs

length and turning away outside off. Gets down and scoops this fine

Walsh to Sharafuddin, 1 run

short and wide outside off, cut to sweeper's left

Walsh to Naveen-ul-Haq, 1 run

short of a length and turning away, flicked into the midwicket region off the back foot

Two slips

Walsh to Naveen-ul-Haq, no run

length outside off, defended into the covers

Walsh to Naveen-ul-Haq, no run

length and turning away outside off, beaten

Walsh to Naveen-ul-Haq, no run

past the edge. Length ball just outside off, jumping up and turning away as he looks to defend

end of over 433 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 187/9CRR: 4.34 RRR: 8.71
Naveen-ul-Haq1 (1b)
Sharafuddin Ashraf7 (10b)
Sheldon Cottrell 8-0-24-3
Hayden Walsh 5-0-28-2
Cottrell to Naveen-ul-Haq, 1 run

length on leg stump, shuffles and nudges it to fine leg

James : "A TOUCH slower indeed. Courtney Walsh started as the "uphill into the wind" bowler for West Indies. Less surprising when you look at the rest of the attack. Marshall Holding and Garner. "

Cottrell to Sharafuddin, 1 run

length on leg stump, flicked to deep square

Cottrell to Sharafuddin, no run

full and into the corridor. Has a big heave at this and is beaten. It's narrowly past off stump

Cottrell to Mujeeb, OUT

taken at third man. This is ending fast for Afghanistan. Length ball wide outside off, probably a cutter going away. He looks to slog it and it's off the leading edge, looping out to the fielder there

Mujeeb Ur Rahman c Shepherd b Cottrell 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Goes around the wicket

Cottrell to Mujeeb, no run

short and just outside off. Mistimed pull to midwicet

Cottrell to Sharafuddin, 1 run

length on leg stump, flicked to fine leg

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