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West Indies vs Afghanistan, 1st T20I at Lucknow, WI in IND, Nov 14 2019 - Ball by Ball Commentary

1st T20I (N), Lucknow, November 14, 2019, West Indies tour of India
(20 ov, T:165) 134/9

West Indies won by 30 runs

Player Of The Match
32* (22) & 2/17
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end of over 2010 runs
AFG: 134/9CRR: 6.70 
Fareed Ahmad24 (15b 4x4)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman8 (8b 1x4)
Sherfane Rutherford 3-0-28-0
Hayden Walsh 4-0-34-2

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.

Rutherford to Fareed Ahmad, 2 runs

length ball outside off, hits it towards the right of Holder at long-off

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

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"

Rutherford to Mujeeb, 1 run

slower length ball on the stumps, swings across and drags it towards deep midwicket

Rutherford to Fareed Ahmad, 1 run

length ball around off, swatted towards long-off

Rutherford to Fareed Ahmad, 2 runs

short of length outside off, down the track and flat-bats it straight. Long-off cuts it off


end of over 1911 runs
AFG: 124/9CRR: 6.52 RRR: 41.00
Fareed Ahmad15 (10b 3x4)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman7 (7b 1x4)
Hayden Walsh 4-0-34-2
Kesrick Williams 4-0-17-3
Walsh to Fareed Ahmad, 1 run

fuller outside off, drills it towards long-off

Walsh to Fareed Ahmad, FOUR runs

a full toss outside off, throws his bat at it and gets it through extra cover for four

Walsh to Mujeeb, 1 run

down the track to a high toss. Hits it firmly towards long-off

Walsh to Mujeeb, no run

tries to repeat the shot but doesn't middle it this time. Straight towards short third man

Walsh to Mujeeb, 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

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
Mujeeb Ur Rahman2 (4b)
Fareed Ahmad9 (7b 2x4)
Kesrick Williams 4-0-17-3
Hayden Walsh 3-0-23-2
Williams to Mujeeb, 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

Williams to Mujeeb, no run

slower length ball around off, goes for the cut but ends up chopping it towards cover

Williams to Mujeeb, no run

length ball on the pads, looks to flick but misses

Williams to Mujeeb, no run

length ball around off, stays back and defends

Mujeeb, the No. 11

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
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

end of over 1710 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 111/8CRR: 6.52 RRR: 18.00
Naveen-ul-Haq5 (3b 1x4)
Fareed Ahmad9 (7b 2x4)
Hayden Walsh 3-0-23-2
Kesrick Williams 3-0-15-2
Walsh to Naveen-ul-Haq, 1 run

a full toss on the stumps, tucked away towards wide long-on

Walsh to Naveen-ul-Haq, no run

quicker one, fuller outside off, Naveen cannot do anything about it

Slip moves out

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