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Afghanistan vs West Indies, 2nd T20I at Lucknow, WI in IND, Nov 16 2019 - Match Result

RESULT
2nd T20I (N), Lucknow, November 16, 2019, West Indies tour of India
(20 ov, T:148) 106/8

Afghanistan won by 41 runs

Player Of The Match
26 (18) & 5/11
karim-janat
44

Gulbadin Naib and Zadran's 44-run partnership is AFG's highest for the 7th wicket in T20Is, breaking the record of 43 between Mohammad Nabi and Karim Janat

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Scores: @Thilak_Rama | Comms: Debayan Sen
Scorecard summary
Afghanistan 147/7(20 overs)
West Indies 106/8(20 overs)
24* (27)
5/11 (4)
14 (22)
1/25 (4)
end of over 207 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 106/8CRR: 5.30 
Denesh Ramdin24 (27b 2x4)
Kesrick Williams0 (0b)
Gulbadin Naib 3-0-22-1
Naveen-ul-Haq 3-0-19-1

10.41pm That's that from us. Join us for the final game tomorrow, with everything on the line. This is Debayan Sen, bidding you farewell on behalf of Saurabh Somani and Thilak Gowda

Rashid Khan: "The dew doesn't change much, but we have a world-class bowling and we can defend 140+. If you look at the first game, when they had a good start, it's the kind of wicket, where the batsmen will hit some runs, but sometimes they will struggle. Our plan was to get to 140+ and then defend this. (On Sunday) This was a much-needed win for us. First win on this tour, and we have some great momentum for the final, and that's what we need to do."

Karim Janat is the player of the match. Speaks to the broadcasters through Rashid Khan: "First of all, thanks to the crowd for being here and supporting us. I was outside as the 12th man, and that was the best opportunity for me to learn what should be the line and plans. I had a plan in mind and that's what I did. When batting,I got an idea of what is the right line and length. I was trying to hit the good length area, and on this wicket, change of pace is a good weapon to have."

Kieron Pollard speaks at the presentation: "At the halfway stage, we were happy with 147. Their batsmen came hard at us, but we came back well, especially Kesrick. We cannot fault the bowlers. We didn't get a good start in the Powerplay, and we lost wickets every time we were trying to be aggressive. You know what I won't speak about (the umpiring) but it is what it is. We just have 24 hours to wrong the rights, and hopefully we come back and do those things right tomorrow. 1-1 is a virtual final tomorrow, and you'd want to see how the guys react tomorrow. Happy times for us in terms of how we have played through this series. We need to have conversations on what to improve on for tomorrow."

Sudheer: "Someone rightly predicted Ramdin innings would be crucial for this match outcome. And indeed it is!!"

Morvin Willliam: "Where is Pooran when Windies need him."

10.27pm What a performance this has been from Afghanistan. They took the brave call of batting first and it would seem they read this pitch to perfection. Got a brisk start, but then wound up scoring about 20 runs short of what the start had promised. However, their bowlers clearly took some good notes on what needs to be done on this pitch, and their slower balls and lengths bowled helped pick wickets repeatedly. Shimron Hetmyer was the first of Karim Janat's five victims, and admittedly got a stinker of a leg-before decision against him, with the ball having pitched well outside leg. But Afghanistan played this smartly, and will return in a few hours from now to compete for the T20I series title!

19.6
1
Gulbadin to Ramdin, 1 run

fuller ball, straight, and he plays this towards short mid-wicket, and Afghanistan have won!

19.5
W
Gulbadin to Walsh, OUT

length, slower ball, and he swings this across the line, and Rashid Khan takes it at the deep mid-wicket fence! Decent contact from Walsh, as he finally latches on to the slower one, but sends this higher than far enough, and Rashid calls early to take this ahead of the man at long on. Naib almost gets into his bodybuilder pose, with arms crossed, and then signals to Walsh that hitting him across the line for six was just not on

Hayden Walsh c Rashid Khan b Gulbadin Naib 3 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.5

Naib smiles, in appreciation of his finishing skills, one would imagine

19.4
Gulbadin to Walsh, no run

fuller, still wide outside off, and Walsh has a mighty swing at it. Nowhere near the ball

19.4
1w
Gulbadin to Walsh, 1 wide

slower ball, outside off. A bit too wide outside off, and called a wide

Changes his angle

These are the best figures in T20Is against West Indies, though. Beats Imad Wasim to that landmark

19.3
1
Gulbadin to Ramdin, 1 run

slower, short ball, and he swings this again in the same direction. Takes more of the edge and goes towards long leg as a result. One bounce to the fielder stationed there

19.2
4
Gulbadin to Ramdin, FOUR runs

short, and he moves across the crease and gets it down towards fine leg. No protection there for Naib

Zalmi kakar: "Is jannat the first Afghan player to take a fifer in T20i?" --- No, he's the third. Here's the full list

19.1
Gulbadin to Ramdin, no run

short, slow and he hits it hard but back towards the bowler

end of over 197 runs
WI: 99/7CRR: 5.21 RRR: 49.00
Hayden Walsh3 (6b)
Denesh Ramdin18 (23b 1x4)
Naveen-ul-Haq 3-0-19-1
Karim Janat 4-0-11-5
18.6
2
Naveen-ul-Haq to Walsh, 2 runs

slower ball, around leg stump, and he swings this towards deep mid-wicket. Fielded by the man at deep square leg

Nabi, watching from the dugout, claps for his team mates

18.5
Naveen-ul-Haq to Walsh, no run

short, moving away from Walsh, who looks to back away to the on side, and ends up looking at an ungainly heave across the line

18.4
Naveen-ul-Haq to Walsh, no run

fuller, faster, and he hits it hard into the ground, but straight back at the bowler

LaiqKhan RH: "What is the best bowling figure for Afghanistan in T20I?" --- Rashid Khan took 5 for 3 against Ireland in 2017

18.3
Naveen-ul-Haq to Walsh, no run

slower ball, angles across him, and he plays at this a bit early. Misses it as it wobbles away to Gurbaz

18.2
1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Ramdin, 1 run

fuller, angles into him, and he plays this towards deep square leg. Janat is the fielder to get to it first

18.1
4
Naveen-ul-Haq to Ramdin, FOUR runs

short ball, outisde off, and he has cut this away over short third man. Too little, too late, one would think...

Naveen

end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 92/7CRR: 5.11 RRR: 28.00
Hayden Walsh1 (2b)
Denesh Ramdin13 (21b)
Karim Janat 4-0-11-5
Rashid Khan 4-0-25-1

Afghanistan's second-best figures in T20Is. What a time to have done that for Karim Janat, as he has kept this series alive, surely?

17.6
Karim Janat to Walsh, no run

length, played towards point. Wants a single, but turned back

17.5
1
Karim Janat to Ramdin, 1 run

wide outside off, and drives to cover. Takes the fielder on, and a direct hit would have been close, but he gets through

Shiva Jayaraman tells me this is Afghanistan's fourth five-for in T20I cricket. Rashid Khan (twice) and Samiullah Shinwari were the others to have done it before Karim Janat

17.4
Karim Janat to Ramdin, no run

full, and he plays it back towards the bowler

17.3
1
Karim Janat to Walsh, 1 run

full, and just outside off, and Walsh hits this towards extra cover

17.3
1w
Karim Janat to Walsh, 1 wide

looks to bowl a slower ball from the back of the hand, and gets it all wronng. Pitches well outside the tramlines on the off side

Around the wicket

17.2
W
Karim Janat to Paul, OUT

five for Janat! Another full ball, just outside off, and Paul goes for an almight heave. Off the inside edge, and on to the base of off-stump. Janat is pumped, as he should be. It's been a fine team effort, but he is by far the Afghan individual that has stood out

Keemo Paul b Karim Janat 11 (9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 122.22
17.1
1
Karim Janat to Ramdin, 1 run

slower ball, just outside off, and he plays it wide of cover for a single

Janat to bowl out

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
Hazratullah Zazai
26 runs (15)
3 fours1 six
Productive shot
cover drive
6 runs
1 four0 six
Control
47%
Karim Janat
26 runs (18)
5 fours0 six
Productive shot
cut shot
13 runs
3 fours0 six
Control
72%
Best performances - bowlers
Karim Janat
O
4
M
0
R
11
W
5
ECO
2.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
1W
KOK Williams
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
3
ECO
5.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
TossAfghanistan, elected to bat first
Series
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 1016
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10
Match days16 November 2019 - night (20-over match)
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