there are the winning runs! Rocks back and slaps this through cover to bring up victory and a 1-0 lead in the most emphatic fashion.
9.15pm West Indies have begun the Kieron Pollard era with a comprehensive victory. But that isn't to say they weren't challenged at all. In the field, a century stand from Ikram Alikhi and Rahmat Shah kept them at bay and threatened to leave them with a more challenging chase, but they found a way past them to restrict Afghanistan to below 200. Then they lost two wickets early, but found saviours in Roston Chase and Shai Hope. The pair steadied the innings, chipped away slowly, and once in, ensured they got the job done. For now, this is Shashank Kishore saying goodbye on behalf of Hemant Brar. Hope to see you on November 9 for match two of this series.
Roston Chase is Man of the Match for his 94 and 2 for 31. "Pitch was offering some assistance, worked in my favour. Fingers were working today, so it was my day. I wanted to have fun with the ball. Captain told me a couple of days before the game that I should look to bat deep and bat like I do in a Test if I get a chance early, did just that."
Kieron Pollard: Losing early wickets and not batting 50 overs is something that has been haunting us for a long time. Two guys showed the way - Hope and Chase. Both of them are class batsmen, kudos to them for batting well and getting us victory. We've been talking about how we want to play cricket. Express ourselves, who better than Jason Holder, who continues to prove he wants to be the No. 1 format. Supported well by Sheldon. Then Shepherd and Hayden Walsh were superb. We want to play every game with the same intensity.
Rashid Khan: Looked like a 240-250 wicket. Had we bowled or fielded well, we could've defended it. Ikram and Rahmat gave us a few opportunities, but we didn't capitalise. Credit to them. Every match is a lesson and we've to learn from it. We'll take the positives from here, looking to improve from here.
works this to mid-on
lunges forward and smothers this
punches this length ball to cover
slower and fuller on leg stump, tucked to where square leg would be
once again way too early into the pull, hit on the glove
dabs this down to third man
pulled away in front of square to deep midwicket
beaten on the pull, slower bouncer again from Gulbadin
works this gently to the leg side
gets well forward and bunts this to point for a quick single
punched back to the bowler
beaten by sharp turn as he looks to defend off the backfoot
pushed to cover
can't get enough bat on this attempted cut shot
nearly chopped on looking to cut. Cramped for room, this one rolls to short fine leg
would you believe it? Chase is gone looking for a glory hit. Saw this dropped short and looked to deposit it into the stands at deep midwicket to get his century. Instead, he sees the bails rattled as he was too early into the pull. The ball just didn't come on and his wait for a maiden ton continues. What a brilliant knock it has been nonetheless.
punched to deep cover to bring Chase back on strike. He needs six for a maiden ton, WI need seven
slips this down leg, beaten as he looks to whip it square. Good take by the keeper
squirted to square leg
|Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow|
|Toss||West Indies, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||West Indies led the 3-match series 1-0|
|Match number||ODI no. 4213|
|Match days||06 November 2019 - daynight (50-over match)|
Bismillah Jan Shinwari
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