result
Only Test, Lucknow, Nov 27 - Nov 29 2019, West Indies tour of India
187 & 120
(6.2 ov, target 31)277 & 33/1
West Indies won by 9 wickets
player of the match
Rahkeem Cornwall
West Indies
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• The Report by Hemant Brar

Jason Holder finishes Afghanistan off before West Indies rush to victory

Afghanistan's second innings lasted only 7.1 overs on the third morning

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Scorecard summary
Afghanistan187/10(68.3 overs)1st INNINGS
Javed Ahmadi39 (81)
Amir Hamza34 (84)
West Indies277/10(83.3 overs)1st INNINGS
Shamarh Brooks111 (214)
Amir Hamza5/74(28.3)
Rashid Khan3/114(32)
Afghanistan120/10(43.1 overs)2nd INNINGS
West Indies33/1(6.2 overs)2nd INNINGS

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Presentation ceremony

Rashid Khan, the losing captain: "I think, what I've seen, we've been struggling in the longer formats. Especially in batting. That's the only area we need to improve. Once we do that, we can trouble good sides. Still early days in our Test careers, only our fourth game, against an experienced Windies. Hope to recover from our mistakes. We want more Tests. The more we play Tests and ODIs, the better it is. Just one Test per year isn't good enough. Hamza Hotak did well in first-class cricket in last three years, and so he was rewarded. We miss Nabi, but Hotak did the job for us. Great talent for us in the future. We are not taking our batting innings long. People are getting out for thirties and forties. We need to work on that. Overall, quite disappointing. And we will try to bring the improvements, Inshallah. Our main focus is now on the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup."

Rahkeem Cornwall is the Man of the Match. He says, "Very happy. Just my second Test and getting my ten-wicket haul. Must thank The Lord. Playing for West Indies is everyone's dream as a youngster. Need to take this as far as I can. The India series was a good one. Pitches back home are similar. so the India series helped. Everyone at home is full of joy. They are celebrating at home. Just want to say thanks for the support. Runs will come, hope to put in a good performance with the bat as well."

Jason Holder, the winning captain: "Really important win, you know. We had a tough series against India. Was important to finish the year well. Credit to the boys, they stuck together well. Very pleasing to see new guys come in and take the opportunity. Shamarh did that. He scored a fifty in the last innings and followed it with a hundred here. It was full of class. And then Rahkeem getting seven in the first innings, in just his second Test, is amazing. The toss decision was just a gut feeling. I had a practice game some days ago, and that prompted my decision. We didn't get the new-ball wickets as we wanted, but the spinners delivered. Warrican was also key, with control, so that Cornwall could take wickets. Simmons has been a pivotal member. I've worked with him in the past. We've got a good group going. The whole management staff has been excellent. We've got good unity, we have a one-team motive. Once we love one another, the job becomes much easier on the cricket field. Hope it continues."

10.35am The teams now shake hands. The camera focuses on Brooks and we can see him getting congratulated by Holder. He receives a stump as a souvenir.

Pramodh: "I am one of those extremely disappointed folks seeing Afg play the way they did. Thought they had learnt their lessons against Banglas. Or maybe Windies played reaaaallly well, which is a welcome sign

Anon06: "Unfortunate that with some new-found momentum, WI won't be playing a test for 7 months. Not sure why a test or 2 wasn't scheduled against Ireland for their visit in January."

10.32am And West Indies take 62 minutes on the third day to wrap the Test match up. Jason Holder was nearly unplayable today morning, and the target of 31 was only formalities for West Indies. Stick around for word from the two captains. PS. Who will be your Man of the Match? Two big contenders: Brooks and Cornwall.

6.2
4
Amir Hamza to Campbell, FOUR runs

flayed over mid off! Tossed up, outside off, and he hammers a shot over the infield. West Indies win by nine wickets

6.1
Amir Hamza to Campbell, no run

full on off, from around the wicket. Turning away, and defended back

end of over 67 runs
WI: 29/1CRR: 4.83 
Shai Hope6 (6)
John Campbell15 (14)
Rashid Khan2-0-11-0
Amir Hamza2-1-1-1

PrashantBanjare: "This victory will certainly give Windies the much needed confidence. Although wounds are not completely healed as they have to constantly play well against top teams to prove that they are really improving. Hoping them to build on this win."

5.6
Rashid Khan to Hope, no run

good length on off, and blocked off the back foot to mid-on

5.5
Rashid Khan to Hope, no run

full on middle. Massive stride forward to defend

5.4
2
Rashid Khan to Hope, 2 runs

length ball, on middle. Worked off his hips to square leg... and the gap there allows them to pinch two

5.3
4
Rashid Khan to Hope, FOUR runs

full, on off, and he caresses a drive inside out to find a boundary past Afghan at cover

5.2
Rashid Khan to Hope, no run

full on off, and skidding right through. Goes onto the back foot to defend

5.1
1
Rashid Khan to Campbell, 1 run

full on leg stump, and whipped with the turn to the leg side

end of over 5Wicket maiden
WI: 22/1CRR: 4.40 
Shai Hope0 (1)
John Campbell14 (13)
Amir Hamza2-1-1-1
Rashid Khan1-0-4-0
4.6
Amir Hamza to Hope, no run

length ball, outside off. Punched off the back foot

Here's Shai Hope

4.5
W
Amir Hamza to Brathwaite, OUT

well taken! Length ball, outside off, and turning away. Brathwaite comes forward to defend, but the ball grazes his gloves before the keeper rides the bounce to hold on

Kraigg Brathwaite c †Afsar Zazai b Amir Hamza 8 (15m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50
4.4
Amir Hamza to Brathwaite, no run

full on off, and he leans into a front-foot block

4.3
Amir Hamza to Brathwaite, no run

full on off. Big stride forward to defend

4.2
Amir Hamza to Brathwaite, no run

full on middle, and turning away. Defended, but edged to the off side

4.1
Amir Hamza to Brathwaite, no run

full, outside off and turning away. Defended

end of over 44 runs
WI: 22/0CRR: 5.50 
John Campbell14 (13)
Kraigg Brathwaite8 (11)
Rashid Khan1-0-4-0
Amir Hamza1-0-1-0
3.6
Rashid Khan to Campbell, no run

full delivery on leg stump. Pushed back to the bowler

3.5
Rashid Khan to Campbell, no run

full on leg stump. Turning across the left-hander and blocked off the front foot

3.4
Rashid Khan to Campbell, no run

full on leg stump, and the googly is nudged to the leg side

3.3
Rashid Khan to Campbell, no run

length ball on off, and turning in. Hurrying onto Campbell, who does well to push the ball back after allowing it to come in

3.2
4
Rashid Khan to Campbell, FOUR runs

full on off, and he brings the bat down in a beautiful manner to deposit a straight drive past Rashid

3.1
Rashid Khan to Campbell, no run

length ball on leg, and the skiddy ball is flicked behind square for a jogging single

Here's Rashid

Best performances - batsmen
Shamarh Brooks player portrait
SSJ Brooks
111 runs (214)
15 fours
1 six
Control80%
Productive shot
leg_glance
14 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
82613141512712
Javed Ahmadi
Javed Ahmadi
62 runs (93)
11 fours
0 sixes
Control70%
Productive shot
sweep shot
13 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
12412166705
Best performances - bowlers
Rahkeem Cornwall player portrait
RRS Cornwall
O
25.3
M
5
R
75
W
7
ECO
2.94
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
6W
1W
Hamza Hotak portrait
Amir Hamza
O
28.3
M
4
R
74
W
5
ECO
2.6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
3W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of IndiaAfghanistan tour of India
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Rahkeem Cornwall
Rahkeem Cornwall
Series resultWest Indies won the one-off match
Match numberTEST No. 2370
Match days27,28,29 November 2019 - day match (5-day match)
Test debut
Amir Hamza
Amir Hamza
Nasir Jamal
Nasir Jamal
Umpires
India Image
Nitin Menon
Australia Image
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
Afghanistan Image
Ahmed Shah Pakteen
Reserve Umpire
Afghanistan Image
Bismillah Jan Shinwari
Match Referee
England Image
Chris Broad