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Afghanistan vs West Indies, 2nd ODI

Narper 2019-11-09 08:21:52 

Afghanistan (Playing XI):
Hazratullah Zazai, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Najibullah Zadran, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan(c), Sharafuddin Ashraf, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

West Indies (Playing XI):
Shai Hope(w), Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh

Afghanistan have won the toss and have opted to field

Narper 2019-11-09 08:24:30 

Afghanistan have had a torrid time in ODIs in 2019 racking up 14 losses in the 18 games they've played so far.

Their four wins this year came before the World Cup and they've now lost ten consecutive matches with the latest against West Indies in the first ODI.

They now find themselves desperate to turn things around - not only to keep the series alive but also find a way out of the rut.

Norm 2019-11-09 08:26:27 

Afghanistan wins the toss and will field.

WI to play the same team. Afghanistan makes a single change.

Narper 2019-11-09 08:29:17 

Rashid Khan:
We will bowl first. It looks to be a fresh wicket. It was tough in the last games because of dew. It is better for us to bowl first because of the number of spinners we have. We will try to restrict them below and chase it down

Narper 2019-11-09 08:29:43 

Kieron Pollard:
Pitch looks a bit dry. It is a good toss to win for them. We ticked most of the boxes in the first game. We have identified few things which we can do better. We can't control what has gone but we can control what is in front of us. We have the same team today

Narper 2019-11-09 08:33:25 

Shai Hope and Lewis are at the crease.

Shai Hope is on strike.

Mujeeb will open the attack

Narper 2019-11-09 08:37:26 

Naveen-ul-Haq to Shai Hope, FOUR, he is looking to extract some movement and in the process dishes out an overpitched delivery again. Shai Hope comes on the front foot and
Naveen-ul-Haq to Shai Hope, FOUR, Naveen-ul-Haq starts with an inswinger, gets his line wrong as it ends up on the pads. Shai Hope clips it elegantly wide of square leg and collects a boundary

Narper 2019-11-09 08:46:05 

Naveen-ul-Haq to Shai Hope, FOUR, that delivery had "Hit-me" written on it, too full and too wide. Shai Hope reaches for it and flayys into it through cover for another four. Shai Hope has taken a liking to Naveen-ul-Haq!
Naveen-ul-Haq to Shai Hope, FOUR, third four of the over for. Naveen-ul-Haq isn't getting It was drifting down the leg-side, Shai Hope clips it very fine of fine leg and

positiveg 2019-11-09 08:47:57 

That last shot by Hope
for 4
De man ain't even watch the ball to the boundary
was already setting up for the next ball to e bowled
which he went after (wide ball)

Narper 2019-11-09 08:48:28 

WI 24/0 (4.0) CRR: 6

Shai Hope 18(19)
Lewis 3(5)

Naveen-ul-Haq 2-0-18-0
Mujeeb 2-0-6-0

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 08:49:49 

Seam heavy vs Spin heavy

game on! Let's see who read the conditions better.

Narper 2019-11-09 08:52:26 

Mujeeb to Lewis, FOUR, too full and drifting down the leg-side, Lewis goes down on one knee and sweeps it fine of fine leg for a boundary

Narper 2019-11-09 08:54:50 

WI 30/0 (6.0) CRR: 5

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 08:59:24 

In reply to Narper

Mawning Narps

You up dis early

lol lol lol

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 09:05:30 

END OF OVER:9 | 4 Runs | WI: 40/0 | RR: 4.44
Evin Lewis 18 (22b)
Shai Hope 19 (32b)

Sharafuddin Ashraf
Mohammad Nabi

Halliwell 2019-11-09 09:06:16 

Is this on UK SKY?
I looked through the Bangla and Pakistani channels but nothing

IM me a link please, any kind soul? Audio or vid
Thanks !

mikesiva 2019-11-09 09:10:16 

In reply to Halliwell

Yeah, I can't find it either.

I heard it's on Star Sports, but that's not on my Virgin menu.

BT Sports carrying franchise T20 cricket from South Africa instead!

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 09:11:10 

Narps fell asleep

razz razz

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 09:11:31 

In reply to Halliwell

link sent

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 09:13:07 

END OF OVER:11 | 3 Runs | WI: 48/0 | RR: 4.36

mikesiva 2019-11-09 09:14:46 

In reply to sgtdjones

West Indies 50 without loss after 12 overs.

Lewis 24 (31)
Hope 22 (41)

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 09:23:14 

Harsh: "If we are to go by potential, I would like to ask for your personal opinion again - out of the current lot of players in the eleven, do you feel Shimron Hetmyer has the most potential to become an all-time great?" -- No point having all the shots if you can't be consistent, yeah? He needs to work on building innings too.

END OF OVER:14 | 1 Run | WI: 56/0 | RR: 4.00

Halliwell 2019-11-09 09:23:22 

In reply to mikesiva

SA franchise cricket??
I sure that mercenary Pollard dey!

Halliwell 2019-11-09 09:25:24 

In reply to sgtdjones

Thank you h’officer!

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 09:26:59 

again no speed gun

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 09:37:59 

END OF OVER:17 | 8 Runs | WI: 71/0 | RR: 4.17
Evin Lewis 30 (47b)
Shai Hope 36 (55b)

Mohammad Nabi

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 09:44:34 

END OF OVER:19 | 2 Runs | WI: 78/0 | RR: 4.10
Shai Hope 39 (63b)
Evin Lewis 34 (51b)

Rashid Khan
Sharafuddin Ashraf

It's time for drinks. Solid, if not a sensational, start from West Indies. Afghanistan wouldn't be too disappointed either. A couple of quick wickets will put the pressure back on the visitors. Varun steps in to take you through for the next hour and a bit.

Norm 2019-11-09 09:57:11 

Willow coverage very choppy at the moment.

Things going from bad to worse for Afghanistan. They bring in another spinner and WI pile on even more runs.

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 10:00:10 

END OF OVER:23 | 2 Runs | WI: 96/0 | RR: 4.17
Shai Hope 43 (73b)
Evin Lewis 48 (65b)

Rashid Khan
Sharafuddin Ashraf

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 10:04:38 

Lewis throws down a 50*

and Hope goes for 43

Norm 2019-11-09 10:06:21 

Hope palpably lbw, playing back to a Rasheed Khan googly.


Lewis looking ominous at the other end. Hety in.

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 10:09:46 

Rashid Khan to Hope, OUT, given lbw! Hope doesn't pick the googly. It's short of a length and ripping in from outside off stump. He's swishing at this, trying to flick a ball that goes straight on. It's a long way away from the inside edge and traps him in front of middle and off
SD Hope lbw b Rashid Khan 43 (77b 5x4 0x6) SR: 55.84

END OF OVER:25 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 99/1 | RR: 3.96
Evin Lewis 50 (72b)
Shimron Hetmyer 1 (1b)

Rashid Khan

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 10:14:08 

Javed Ahmadi to Lewis, OUT,
E Lewis b Javed Ahmadi 54 (75b 6x4 1x6) SR: 72.00

END OF OVER:26 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 106/2 | RR: 4.07
Shimron Hetmyer 4 (4b)

Javed Ahmadi
Rashid Khan

mikesiva 2019-11-09 10:14:09 

In reply to sgtdjones

Lewis out to Ahmadi for 54.

Banner 2019-11-09 10:15:36 

Which stations are carrying this game?
Anyone have a link?

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 10:16:27 

Lewis castled

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 10:26:34 

In reply to B16JP587S

Hetty looking better .

Simmo gave him a kick up the butt

END OF OVER:30 | 7 Runs | WI: 120/2 | RR: 4.00
Shimron Hetmyer 16 (18b)
Roston Chase 2 (10b)

Mohammad Nabi
Rashid Khan

Narper 2019-11-09 10:28:45 

WI 122/2 (31.0) CRR: 3.94

Hetmyer 17(22)
Roston Chase 3(12

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 10:32:36 

Mawning Narps

Wifey threw you outta bed

lol lol lol

Norm 2019-11-09 10:32:53 

Hety playing a more measured innings here than usual.

132-2 in 31st overs. Hety 24 from 27 balls.

Narper 2019-11-09 10:33:34 

Nabi to Hetmyer, FOUR, Hetmyer slowly getting into the groove. An offbreak by Nabi on shortish length, Hetmyer camps back in his crease and slices it with lovely timing past the fielder at point, no one in the deep and that shall be his second four

Narper 2019-11-09 10:33:52 

Mujeeb to Roston Chase, FOUR, just look at the placement and timing on this one! Coudn't have timed or placed it better. A full ball by Mujeeb and Roston Chase creams it with nonchalance through covers, bisecting the two fielders in the deep

Narper 2019-11-09 10:35:23 

In reply to sgtdjones

Wifey asked me if Lara batting....that weh mih going big grin big grin big grin

Norm 2019-11-09 10:35:36 

What a shot by Chase - thru the covers all along the ground, "bisecting" 3 fielders to the boundary.

Meanwhile, Mujeeb is bowling really well.

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 10:37:35 

In reply to Narper


We need to accelerate to many dot balls

Norm 2019-11-09 10:38:29 

In reply to Narper

Cold in Toronto this morning?

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 10:39:10 

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Chase, OUT,
RL Chase b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 9 (22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.90

Chrissy 2019-11-09 10:39:22 

In reply to Norm


Courtesy 2019-11-09 10:41:00 

Chase out is good for West Indies.

Norm 2019-11-09 10:41:05 

Chase plays on to a superb googly by Mujeeb! What an a skilful leg spinner this guy is.

Narper 2019-11-09 10:42:41 

Mujeeb to Roston Chase, out Bowled!! Knocked him over. Chase, who was the player of the match in the last game departs early today. Was struggling and the pressure of dot balls added to his misery. This was the quicker delivery from Rahman, Chase misjudged the length and went back to work it across the line. Couldn't counter the extra zip and it breaches his defence to clip the leg-stump. Rahman punches the air in delight as he picks up his first wicket.

Roston Chase b Mujeeb 9(22) [4s-1]

Norm 2019-11-09 10:42:57 

In reply to Chrissy

Chase had to try to push the score, but this Mujeeb is an unheralded master leg spinner.

Narper 2019-11-09 10:44:06 

In reply to Norm

In reply to Narper

Cold in Toronto this morning?

Yeah man

-4 C smile

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 10:44:24 

WI 137/3 (36.0) CRR: 3.81

Narper 2019-11-09 10:44:47 

Mujeeb to Pooran, FOUR, to third man

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 10:50:32 

In reply to Narper

Future of CWI batting now

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 10:52:06 

This boy Hety would give any coach grey hairs.

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 10:52:58 

In reply to B16JP587S

Mohammad Nabi to Hetmyer, OUT, and there's the rash shot! He's committed hara-kiri by slogging this across the line to long-on. May have been better of playing the pull through midwicket. Looked to clear long-on but hit it straight down the throat of the fielder.

SO Hetmyer c Javed Ahmadi b Mohammad Nabi 34 (43b 2x4 1x6) SR: 79.06
END OF OVER:38 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 156/4 | RR:

Nicholas Pooran 7 (11b)

Mohammad Nabi
Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Norm 2019-11-09 10:53:41 

Darn, Hety. Get a fifty, at least.

Hety caught in the deep at mid wicket, after hitting the previous ball for 6 over the covers.

156-4 in 38 overs

mikesiva 2019-11-09 10:56:20 

In reply to B16JP587S

He has the potential to become the next Viv Richards....

But could he instead become the next Mohammed Ashraful?

I hope not!

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 10:58:16 

Huge cheer resonates across the ground as Pollard takes strike

razz razz razz

END OF OVER:39 | 2 Runs | WI: 158/4 | RR: 4.05
Kieron Pollard 1 (2b)
Nicholas Pooran 8 (15b)

Rashid Khan
Mohammad Nabi

StumpCam 2019-11-09 10:59:27 

In reply to Norm

The reason Hety got out was because of poor execution. He tried to hit a six over long on off the backfoot, which is basically impossible to do, hence his down fall.

Pollard goes!

Norm 2019-11-09 11:00:00 

Polly not looking confident against the spin here.

Gone! C&b!

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 11:00:05 

Sharafuddin Ashraf to Pollard, OUT, he's chipped this back to the bowler. West Indies wobbling properly. This is a soft dismissal, does Pollard in flight, didn't spin much and he hit it back.
KA Pollard c & b Sharafuddin Ashraf 3 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

West Indies
West Indies 160/5 * (39.3/50 ov)

Former skipper Jason Holder walks in to a crisis. Needs to bail them out

Norm 2019-11-09 11:02:01 

In reply to StumpCam

Hety had to go after the bowling when he got out. A better knock than his previous dozen or so innings, tho.

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 11:02:40 

In reply to mikesiva

yeah, I definitely hope not Ashraful smile

Norm 2019-11-09 11:04:11 

WI need about 250 to feel safe. Would need about 10 an over from here.

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 11:05:03 

Phil Simmons has gray hairs already so Hety will make him bald instead. lol

StumpCam 2019-11-09 11:07:13 

In reply to Norm

Yes, I understand he had to go after the bowling, but trying to clear the ropes over LongOn off the backfoot is physically impossible for someone of his stature! Apart from being a bad shot selection, it’s also a technical flaw.
Hope the coaches recognize that!

Norm 2019-11-09 11:14:50 

In reply to StumpCam

That kind of shot could also lead to injury. Pooran's approach to the same problem seems much better.

Courtesy 2019-11-09 11:15:07 


Norm 2019-11-09 11:15:35 

Run out!! Can't blame Jason. Runs needed.

182-5 in 43.1 overs.

Big Shepherd in.

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 11:20:52 

Naveen-ul-Haq to Pooran, FOUR, clobbered ferociously over mid-wicket.

WI 190/6 (44.0) CRR: 4.32

Norm 2019-11-09 11:21:25 

In reply to StumpCam

See what I mean? Higher trajectory, but appropriate shot.

Pooran pulls beautifully to square leg for 4!!!

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 11:24:51 

Mujeeb to Pooran, SIX, smashed over long-off.

Norm 2019-11-09 11:25:13 

Pooran actually drives the ball to fine leg sometimes, as opposed to merely glancing it. He is cranking it up now, with SIX over long off!

StumpCam 2019-11-09 11:26:40 

In reply to Norm

Yes, that was a good pull shot!

Hety’s problem is, he feels he can hit any ball for six!
Hope he realizes sooner rather than later his technical and physical limitations and take appropriate corrective measures.
Like I said earlier, a good coach should be able to correct that easily, if he is willing to take advice!

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 11:27:53 

Naveen-ul-Haq to Pooran, SIX, straight down the ground

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 11:29:18 

END OF OVER:45 | 12 Runs | WI: 202/6 | RR: 4.48

Nicholas Pooran 38 (33b)
Romario Shepherd 2 (2b)

Mujeeb Ur Rahman

With the Amt of Dot Balls we are in trouble

positiveg 2019-11-09 11:29:50 

Don't get it, when will Betty learn?
Woke up in time to see him play the brainless shot.
Bish says he's learning to play on the offside and bam he hits a silly shot to the onsite.
Honestly don't think he's learning. And cause he isn't reprimanded (dropped) he nar learn.

StumpCam 2019-11-09 11:29:51 

Beautiful six from Pooran, that is the difference of going down the ground off the front foot rather than the backfoot, consummate ease.

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 11:31:24 

Rashid Khan to Pooran, SIX, a blistering 38-ball fifty for Pooran. And 50 comes up for Pooran!

Courtesy 2019-11-09 11:31:45 

Pooran's size:power ratio is incredible.

Norm 2019-11-09 11:32:11 

See Shepherd there? He enjoys his game in the middle.

Pooran plays the back foot shot for SIX, over mid wicket! Hety would have tried to put that over long on.

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 11:32:21 

In reply to StumpCam

Pooran just hit a back foot six over long-on

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 11:33:21 

In reply to B16JP587S

widish long on but still long on, not mid wicket

Norm 2019-11-09 11:33:39 

225-6 in 47 overs. Three overs to get to 250.

Courtesy 2019-11-09 11:34:06 

Btw, it's easy to spot Rashid Khan's googly it comes from the extreme tip of his fingers as opposed to his leg spinner, quite unlike Shane Warne.

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 11:34:28 

END OF OVER:47 | 14 Runs | WI: 225/6 | RR: 4.78

Nicholas Pooran 57 (41b)
Romario Shepherd 5 (6b)

Rashid Khan

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 11:34:58 

In reply to Norm

Not enough Norm

WE need 275 to win

Norm 2019-11-09 11:35:59 

Shep top edge to fine 3rd man for 4!

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 11:37:16 

Naveen-ul-Haq to Shepherd, OUT, full toss, right in the slot and guess what? He's heaved this straight to long-on. Oh, dear
R Shepherd c Sharafuddin Ashraf b Naveen-ul-Haq 6 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

West Indies 232/7 * (47.5/50 ov)

Norm 2019-11-09 11:38:06 

In reply to Courtesy

Warne did not ever bowl googlies, I believe. Had a wicked top spinner tho.

Shep caught in the deep. AlJo in.

232-7 in 48 overs.

Norm 2019-11-09 11:41:19 

In reply to sgtdjones

275 seems out of the question at this point, even with Pooran firing away. Even 250 seems to be difficult.

239-7 in 49 overs.

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 11:41:42 

I wish I could see Pooran in all formats but I fear he would get burnt out prematurely. The boy can bat and he has a good head to go with it.

Courtesy 2019-11-09 11:44:00 

In reply to Norm

He bowled with a lot more over spin but he bowled the googly.

Norm 2019-11-09 11:44:17 

Darn. Single off the 1st ball.

Pooran caught at long on, trying for a SIX without being balanced on either front or back foot.

StumpCam 2019-11-09 11:45:05 

In reply to B16JP587S

Yes, I saw the six by Pooran , but not all batsmen can do that!
Depends on the delivery too!

Courtesy 2019-11-09 11:45:11 

Good knock Iyah.

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 11:46:31 

Naveen-ul-Haq to Pooran, OUT, no pace to work with, he backs away and clobbers this straight to long-off
N Pooran c Sharafuddin Ashraf b Naveen-ul-Haq 67 (50b 7x4 3x6) SR: 134.00

West Indies 242/8 * (49.3/50 ov)

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 11:48:14 

whaaa???? Is dat Walsh?????? wow!!!!!!

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 11:49:27 

Naveen-ul-Haq to Walsh, OUT, lofted but no timing or power and the catch has been taken at the edge of the ring at mid-off.
HR Walsh c Rashid Khan b Naveen-ul-Haq 4 (2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

West Indies 247/9 * (50 ov)

Norm 2019-11-09 11:49:33 

In reply to Courtesy

Warne bowled the googly extremely rarely and apparently unintentionally, to the point where comms talked much about it when it did occur.

Narper 2019-11-09 11:50:27 

WI 247/9 (50.0) CRR: 4.94

Nicholas Pooranc Sharafuddin Ashraf b Naveen-ul-Haq 67 (50
Evin Lewisb Javed Ahmadi 54 (75

Mujeeb Ur Rahman 10 1 52 1
Naveen-ul-Haq 9 0 60 3
Sharafuddin Ashraf 9 1 37 1
Mohammad Nabi 10 2 37 1
Rashid Khan (c)10 0 45 1
Javed Ahmadi 2 0 10 1

Fall of Wickets
98-1 (Shai Hope, 24.4), 106-2 (Evin Lewis, 25.6), 137-3 (Roston Chase, 34.3), 156-4 (Shimron Hetmyer, 37.6), 160-5 (Kieron Pollard, 39.3), 182-6 (Jason Holder, 43.1), 232-7 (Romario Shepherd, 47.5), 242-8 (Nicholas Pooran, 49.2), 247-9 (Hayden Walsh, 49.6)

pkriston 2019-11-09 11:51:05 

In reply to B16JP587S

Walsh has batting ability. Grew up as a batting allrounder. Definitely shouldn't be batting behind Joseph.

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 11:53:16 

Excellent lower order rally from Nicholas Pooran has allowed West Indies to get a respectable total after the middle order was choked by some Afghan spin. They began slowly in a batting template from the 1990s, looking to set themselves up.

The risk with that strategy is, of course, the possibility of spinners coming into their own especially on surfaces like these that wear as the game progresses. This put the middle order under pressure, and the lookout for release shots left them in some strife.

Thankfully for them, Pooran found his way out of the mess with a sensible approach, before he opened up with some big hits to drive the total forward. Make no mistake, Afghanistan will have to bat very well to level the series

WE needed 275 to win
Series will be tied 1 each ....unless ???

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 11:53:18 

In reply to pkriston

ok. good to know

natty_forever 2019-11-09 11:56:05 

Strike Rate. Sigh

natty_forever 2019-11-09 11:56:47 

In reply to pkriston

Needs to prove it.

Chrissy 2019-11-09 12:38:14 

Nice Solje - golden duck dat

Courtesy 2019-11-09 12:39:28 

In reply to Chrissy

Dat is not a golden duck.

Narper 2019-11-09 12:40:19 

Cottrell to Javed Ahmadi, out Caught&Bowled!! Cottrell strikes early with the new ball! And as expected, he takes out the trademark salute! After bowling around full length, Cottrell decided to change things up and bowled it on a short of length. Javed Ahmadi was taken aback by the length, he was in no position to pull but still went through with the pull shot. It clipped the top-edge and popped up in the air. Cottrell moved forward and took it with utmost ease. Afghanistan in early trouble!

Javed Ahmadi c and b Cottrell 0(4)

Narper 2019-11-09 12:44:13 

AFG 2/1 (2.0) CRR: 1 REQ: 13.67

Afghanistan need 246 runs

Discourse 2019-11-09 12:46:22 

Oh no Al

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 12:48:04 

In reply to Narper

Cottrell to Hazratullah Zazai, 1 run, dropped! Alzarri Joseph has put down a sitter! He can barely believe it. Short ball up at the ribs of Zazai. He tries to pull and slices it up in the leg side. Joseph gets under it from short fine and then it just pops out. Cottrell had taken the first two steps out his salute before he had to stop..

Pouty will get blamed for the drop


B16JP587S 2019-11-09 12:48:17 

AlJo mek Cottrell cut short the march up to the salute. smile

doosra 2019-11-09 12:49:25 

In reply to sgtdjones

Pouty will get blamed for the drop

if his job is to clap and motivate

then surely he deserves that criticism big grin big grin

jahmekyah 2019-11-09 12:50:18 

In reply to B16JP587S

that was funny ... half a salute big grin

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 12:50:52 

In reply to doosra

Told you he uses his shoe, ask Tino Best.

lol lol lol

Narper 2019-11-09 12:51:36 

Cottrell to Hazratullah Zazai, 1 run, Joseph has dropped an absolute dolly! This is ordinary from the fast bowler. Cottrell was getting ready to salute but he had to control himself! It was bowled short and Hazratullah Zazai top-edged the pull, it went in the air and landed in the hand of Joseph at square leg who didn't have to move an inch to grab it but still ended up dropping it. He took it too casually probably!

Courtesy 2019-11-09 12:51:54 

Where are we getting those butter hands from? And when he comes to bowl is a setta shate short balls.

lol lol lol

Narper 2019-11-09 12:52:29 

Holder to Rahmat, FOUR, to fine leg

doosra 2019-11-09 12:53:56 

In reply to Courtesy

he needs to clap more to harden them big grin

Narper 2019-11-09 12:55:25 

Cottrell to Rahmat, FOUR, high-class shot from a high-class batsman!

Cottrell to Rahmat, FOUR, punched off the backfoot, it beats the man at backward point and races to the fence. Rahmat again looking in fine touch!

Courtesy 2019-11-09 12:55:47 

In reply to doosra

I wish he played under Viv...he would be closer to the boundary edge preparing to get his ass off the field a la...

big grin

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 12:56:14 

In reply to jahmekyah

yeah, the man had to break away half way, ha ha

Narper 2019-11-09 12:59:40 

Holder to Hazratullah Zazai, FOUR, throws his bat at it again, not in control of the shot again but it almost cleared the fence. It was short and Hazratullah Zazai wanted to pull, it climbed on him, clipped the top-edge and went over the head of the keeper for a boundary,

Narper 2019-11-09 13:02:05 

AFG 25/1 (6.1) CRR: 4.05 REQ: 5.09

Narper 2019-11-09 13:08:26 

Holder to Hazratullah Zazai, SIX, he has finally connected one! Finally! And with his bat swing, it's

Narper 2019-11-09 13:20:11 

Holder to Rahmat, FOUR, Rahmat was too early on the pull shot, he toe-ends it and it goes wide of the keeper for a boundary. First false shot that Rahmat has played in this innings!

Narper 2019-11-09 13:23:46 

AFG 47/1 (11.0) CRR: 4.27 REQ: 5.15

Rahmat 26(39)
Hazratullah Zazai 17(24

Narper 2019-11-09 13:27:03 

AFG 50/1 (12.0) CRR: 4.17 REQ: 5.21

Alzarri Joseph 1-0-3-0
Roston Chase 2-0-5-0
Holder 5-0-27-0

Narper 2019-11-09 13:29:19 

AFG 53/1 (13.0) CRR: 4.08 REQ: 5.27

Hazratullah Zazai 17(25)
Rahmat 32(50)

Roston Chase 3-0-8-0

Narper 2019-11-09 13:36:04 

Time for the third umpire to come into the act. It was pushed wide of cover and Rahmat charged for a single. Kieron Pollard collects it cleanly and throws it to Alzarri Joseph who collected it awkardly - He was in the air when he dislodged the bails. Rahmat was a long way down the track and he couldn't come back in time. It was a horrible call from Hazratullah Zazai, he shouted yes hence Rahmat ran for the single

Alzarri Joseph to Hazratullah Zazai, out Rahmat Run Out!!

Rahmat run out (Pollard/Alzarri Joseph) 33(54) [4s-4]

Drapsey 2019-11-09 13:36:10 

Ahhhhh, Pollard got a wicket!

mikesiva 2019-11-09 13:36:17 

In reply to Narper

Rahmat run out for 33.

Narper 2019-11-09 13:39:50 

Roston Chase to Hazratullah Zazai, out Caught by Cottrell!! He wanted to repeat the previous shot but couldn't connect it well enough this time and ended up gifting a catch to long-on. Credit to Roston Chase who bowled it full again after being belted for a maximum. It was very full and an opportunity was there for Zazai to clear the ropes again. He threw his bat at it, it clipped the bottom half of the bat hence it couldn't achieve the requisite distance. Hazratullah Zazai would be a disappointed man as he was responsible for the run-out of Rahmat Shah and soon ended up getting dismissed too

Hazratullah Zazai c Cottrell b Roston Chase 23(30) [4s-1 6s-2]

AFG 61/3 (14.4) CRR: 4.16 REQ: 5.29
Afghanistan need 187 runs

Narper 2019-11-09 13:52:40 

AFG 67/3 (16.0) CRR: 4.19 REQ: 5.32

Afghanistan need 181 runs

Asghar Afghan 1(3)
Ikram Ali Khil 6(6)

mikesiva 2019-11-09 14:03:39 

In reply to Narper

Chase again! Asghar out for three....

LBW375 2019-11-09 14:03:56 

Afghan goes

Showing their inexperience and lack of discipline here. Not even 20 overs gone, no need to bash it.

Narper 2019-11-09 14:12:23 

Roston Chase to Asghar Afghan, out Caught by Lewis!! Chase induces the false shot and Afghan succumbs. Guess, Ikram Ali's aggressive display in the last over might have played a role in Afghan playing this shot as he looked to break free. Danced out and wanted to smoke it over mid-wicket. The excess of turn that Chase got messed up his timing as he swiped it without much control into the bucket hands of Lewis at deep square leg, who bends low and clasps onto it.

Asghar Afghan c Lewis b Roston Chase 3(cool

Narper 2019-11-09 14:13:28 

AFG 83/4 (21.0) CRR: 3.95 REQ: 5.69
Afghanistan need 165 runs

Roston Chase 7-0-19-2

Narper 2019-11-09 14:16:33 

Alzarri Joseph to Ikram Ali Khil, no run, West Indies' players behind the stumps are screaming for a caught-behind but Joseph casually turns back to his mark without any appeal. A rip-roaring bouncer, Khil went for the pull and missed. Hope and a few players heard a noise, not sure what the fuss is all about because there was no edge there, very close to the bat though..

Narper 2019-11-09 14:18:13 

WI 247/9 (50.0)

AFG 85/4 (22.0) CRR: 3.86 REQ: 5.82

Alzarri Joseph 6-0-22-0

Narper 2019-11-09 14:20:01 

Roston Chase to Najibullah, FOUR, get-out-of-jail shot. Spots the off-break, changes his grip and reverse-sweeps it behind backward point

Narper 2019-11-09 14:23:15 

Romario Shepherd to Najibullah, FOUR, streaky but four. Slanted across the lefty, Zadran was shaping up for the punch away from his body and gets a thick inside edge which eludes the off-stump. Teaser for Chase at fine leg and he can't prevent the boundary

Romario Shepherd to Najibullah, FOUR, too full and too straight, easy pickings for Zadran. Walks across and glances it past the keeper

Priapus 2019-11-09 14:26:11 

How much time does Bish spend at home? I read somewhere that he has a house in St.Kitts? Man seems to be in the commentary booth everywhere there is cricket being played.

Narper 2019-11-09 14:27:24 

AFG 102/4 (24.0) CRR: 4.25 REQ: 5.62
Afghanistan need 146 runs

Romario Shepherd 1-0-10-0

Narper 2019-11-09 14:34:49 

AFG 106/4 (26.0) CRR: 4.08 REQ: 5.92

Pollard 1-0-1-0

Narper 2019-11-09 14:37:58 

Roston Chase to Ikram Ali Khil, out Caught by Holder!! Chase ends the over with a wicket and Ikram Ali Khil who has been in great form latest has to depart. The left-hander plants his front foot forward and tries to defend the off-break, but it spins sharply, takes the outside edge and flies straight to the Mask - Holder at first slip. In fact he was the only man in the cordon and it's a safe catch for the lanky all-rounder.

Ikram Ali Khil c Holder b Roston Chase 19(36) [4s-2]

Narper 2019-11-09 14:38:31 

AFG 109/5 (27.0) CRR: 4.04 REQ: 6.04

Afghanistan need 139 runs

Roston Chase 10-0-30-3

Narper 2019-11-09 14:41:21 

Holder to Najibullah, FOUR, much needed boundary for Afghanistan. Short of a length outside off, Najibullah goes hard at it with a cut short, but the ball takes off, catches the outside edge and flies right over the fielder at wide slip, doesn't matter how the runs come, the required rate is inching close to 6

Narper 2019-11-09 14:44:12 

Holder to Najibullah, FOUR, smashed! Width on offer on this short ball, Najibullah reaches out for it and slaps it with disdain.

Narper 2019-11-09 14:44:59 

Hayden Walsh to Nabi, FOUR, boundaries are flowing here! Shortish delivery by Hayden Walsh, a loosener to start the innings, Nabi rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket for four runs to open his account

Narper 2019-11-09 14:45:28 

Hayden Walsh to Nabi, FOUR, another gift by Hayden Walsh, this one is a full toss outside off, Nabi comes on his front foot and creams it through the gap at covers for the second boundary of the over, he's now scored 8 runs off 2 balls

Courtesy 2019-11-09 14:45:42 

What does Larr call those sort of bowlers? Shavistra? Well, honey comes into the attack.

big grin

Discourse 2019-11-09 14:47:20 

Jr needs to find a proper length

Narper 2019-11-09 14:48:07 

AFG 126/5 (29.0) CRR: 4.34 REQ: 5.81
Afghanistan need 122 runs

Hayden Walsh 1-0-9-0

Courtesy 2019-11-09 14:52:28 

Will Pollard hide the new Shavistra?

big grin

velo 2019-11-09 14:55:34 

i ain't sold on walsh jr yet he took wickets inthe cpl but he also bowled a lot of over pitched deliveries and long hops and that was a 20 overs cricket this is 50 overs cricket a different format batters don't have to go after you from the start and his first two matches i have not seen a lot of control

mikesiva 2019-11-09 14:56:11 

In reply to Narper

Chase running through the top order.

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 14:56:40 

like all dem insect,butterfly,moth and bat decide fuh hold a meeting at this ground

WIForever 2019-11-09 14:57:27 

In reply to B16JP587S

Looks pretty horrible to field in actually

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 15:04:31 

In reply to WIForever

it's ridiculous! The big teams wouldn't stand for this, I'd think.

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 15:06:13 

dem Afghanis look like dis is normal to dem, lol

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 15:08:15 

They look like they all prepping for surgery smile

Trinidave 2019-11-09 15:08:33 

Time tuh call off dis. Dem oversize mosquito killin dis game.

Narper 2019-11-09 15:08:55 

Hayden Walsh to Nabi, FOUR, had there been a fielder in slip, this could have been a straight forward catch. A legbreak outside off, Nabi goes for a punch off his back foot and gets an outside edge that flies through the cordon, beats the man at short third man and finds the fence

Courtesy 2019-11-09 15:09:59 

In reply to Trinidave

lol lol lol

Chrissy brought these mosquitoes to play.

WIForever 2019-11-09 15:10:42 

This is fackin shite. Call this game off.

Narper 2019-11-09 15:10:50 

AFG 142/5 (33.0) CRR: 4.3 REQ: 6.24
Afghanistan need 106 runs

Najibullah 38(51)
Nabi 16(16)

Hayden Walsh 3-0-21-0

Narper 2019-11-09 15:14:33 

AFG 146/5 (34.0) CRR: 4.29 REQ: 6.38
Afghanistan need 102 runs

Romario Shepherd 2-0-14-0

Courtesy 2019-11-09 15:18:48 

International cricket should never be played under these conditions.

Come on Match Referee.

Narper 2019-11-09 15:21:20 

AFG 149/5 (35.0) CRR: 4.26 REQ: 6.6

Afghanistan need 99 runs in 90 balls

Najibullah 41(57)
Nabi 20(22

Narper 2019-11-09 15:22:50 

In reply to Courtesy

International cricket should never be played under these conditions.

Come on Match Referee.

Absolutely unacceptable.

Come on coach Simmons ....take you boys off

Narper 2019-11-09 15:24:12 

Romario Shepherd to Nabi, FOUR, finesse in that shot! Short of a length outside off, Nabi opens his bat face and glides it down to third man, he played it fine and manage

Narper 2019-11-09 15:25:50 

AFG 157/5 (36.0) CRR: 4.36 REQ: 6.5
Afghanistan need 91 runs in 84 balls

Narper 2019-11-09 15:27:09 

Cottrell to Nabi, FOUR, Nabi is looking dangerous. Chest-high short delivery, Nabi rocks back and pulls it imperiously to deep square leg,

Narper 2019-11-09 15:29:30 

AFG 161/5 (37.0) CRR: 4.35 REQ: 6.69
Afghanistan need 87 runs in 78 balls

Narper 2019-11-09 15:31:04 

Partnership: 54(61)

Narper 2019-11-09 15:32:55 

Holder to Najibullah, FOUR, bullied through extra cover. That's fifty for Zadran

Najibullah Zadran *50 ( 62

Narper 2019-11-09 15:34:12 

Holder to Najibullah, SIX, to long-on

Narper 2019-11-09 15:34:35 

AFG 175/5 (38.0) CRR: 4.61 REQ: 6.08

Afghanistan need 73 runs in 72 balls

Najibullah 56(64)

Nabi 31(33)

Holder 9-0-52-0

WIForever 2019-11-09 15:41:35 

A formal complaint against all officials should be filed.

WIForever 2019-11-09 15:42:04 

Including the match referee

mikesiva 2019-11-09 15:42:19 

In reply to Narper

Cottrell gets his second wicket!

Zadran out for 56.

Nabi out to Walsh for 32.

Courtesy 2019-11-09 15:44:37 

Vampire bite one.

big grin

Narper 2019-11-09 15:47:10 

Cottrell to Najibullah, out Caught by Pooran!! Edged and grabbed. Zadran bends his head down in disappointment. While, Cottrell gets into his customary celebration. Lapse in concentration you'd say. Just a couple of balls back, the insect seems to have caused an hindrance to his eye. This was short and wide of off, Zadran throws his bat at that and feeds a thick edge to the keeper. Big wicket for West Indies as they are right back in this contest.

Najibullah c Pooran b Cottrell 56(66) [4s-7 6s-1]

Hayden Walsh to Nabi, out Lbw!! Woah. Two in two for the visitors and it's West Indies' game to lose from now. What a moment. First Zadran and now Nabi - both setbatsmen dismissed in two balls. Turning point of this game for sure and Afghanistan are slipping away. Excellent move from Pollard to bring Walsh back into the attack. Tosses the leg-break on middle, Nabi went low to sweep but gets struck on the pads. Only question was whether was the impact in-line or not. Nabi looks flabbergasted as he walks off.

Nabi lbw b Hayden Walsh 32(3cool [4s-5]

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 15:47:55 

the commies praising Pollard, the master tactician smile

Narper 2019-11-09 15:48:23 

AFG 181/7 (40.0) CRR: 4.53 REQ: 6.7
Afghanistan need 67 runs in 60 balls

WIForever 2019-11-09 15:54:24 

Give Shep a bowl now.

Narper 2019-11-09 15:59:58 

Hayden Walsh to Rashid Khan, out Stumped!! Gone. The end is near for Afghanistan. Skipper Rashid is back to the hut. Runs down the track and makes room to launch it over extra cover. Was defeated by the flight and got completely deceived there. Straightforward stumping chance for Hope and he makes no mistake. Second wicket for Hayden.

Rashid Khan st Pooran b Hayden Walsh 2(9)

Cottrell to Mujeeb, out Caught by Romario Shepherd!! Time for the Cottrell salute and Afghanistan have lost their ninth wicket. Only wicket to go.. On a length around off, Mujeeb swings at this one wildly and he can get nothing more on it, then a leading edge. Shepherd at third man

Mujeeb c Romario Shepherd b Cottrell 0(3)

mikesiva 2019-11-09 16:00:02 

In reply to WIForever

Rashid out to Walsh for two.

Mujeeb out to Cottrell for a duck!

Courtesy 2019-11-09 16:01:19 

Rental time of satellite done. NO SIGNAL.

big grin

Chrissy 2019-11-09 16:01:36 

In reply to mikesiva

GOod series win dis lol

Narper 2019-11-09 16:02:25 

AFG 187/9 (43.0) CRR: 4.32 REQ: 9.15

Afghanistan need 61 runs in 40 balls

Cottrell 8-0-24-3
Hayden Walsh 5-0-28-2

Narper 2019-11-09 16:04:54 

AFG 191/9 (44.0) CRR: 4.34 REQ: 9.5
Afghanistan need 57 runs in 36 balls

Narper 2019-11-09 16:07:00 

Cottrell to Naveen-ul-Haq, FOUR, to fine leg

Narper 2019-11-09 16:08:14 

AFG 196/9 (45.0) CRR: 4.36 REQ: 10.4
Afghanistan need 52 runs in 30 balls

Narper 2019-11-09 16:09:47 

Hayden Walsh to Sharafuddin Ashraf, FOUR, low full toss by Hayden Walsh, Sharafuddin Ashraf gets hold

Narper 2019-11-09 16:10:38 

Hayden Walsh to Sharafuddin Ashraf, out Caught by Hetmyer!! That's that. Sharafuddin Ashraf is the last man out as he slogs this tossed up delivery high up in the air towards deep mid-wicket and gets caught. Hetymer settles the skier and completes the formalities. Game over!

Sharafuddin Ashraf c Hetmyer b Hayden Walsh 13(16) [4s-1]

Narper 2019-11-09 16:10:56 

WI 247/9 (50.0)

AFG 200-all out (45.4) CRR: 4.38

West Indies won by 47 runs

Sheldon Cottrell 9 0 29 3
Jason Holder 10 1 52 0
Roston Chase 10 0 30 3
Alzarri Joseph 6 0 22 0
Romario Shepherd 3 0 22 0
Kieron Pollard 1 0 1 0
Hayden Walsh 6.4 0 36 3

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 16:12:32 

wow, we win a series!! me can't believe it! Bring out some champagne. Not too much because of the stature of the opposition, but some champagne is in order. smile smile

Hants 2019-11-09 16:18:24 

In reply to B16JP587S
A win is a win. Be thankful for small mercies. lol

Narper 2019-11-09 16:19:27 

Rashid Khan:
I think we started off really well, we bowled well in the first few overs. Credit goes to Pooran for the way he played. 247 was still chaseable with such a deep batting line up. We recovered well, but couldn't finish off. The only plan was to bowl dot balls and they'll make mistakes. We knew we could get few opportunities. The senior players did well, but we lost wickets in clusters. In the next match we'll try to play much better than this and be positive. I think we need to focus on that. We need to believe in ourselves, that's where we're lacking a touch.

Narper 2019-11-09 16:22:17 

Kieron Pollard:
It feels good, been a long since we have won a series. It was a good wicket, it was a bit drier. It was just a matter of giving that opprtunity to go hard in the end. Pooran batted well and showed his consistency. The openers laid the foundation for us and Hetmyer played according to the situation as well. I want to go back inside and celebrate with the guys. Winning is a habit and we need to enjoy ourselves similarly day after..

Narper 2019-11-09 16:24:08 

Pooran, MoM: Definitely feel good well with the series win. I know it was a critical situation and I had to build a partnership with someone. Was trying to get a start and go through my basics. Once I was there I just had to execute my skills.

B16JP587S 2019-11-09 16:30:30 

In reply to Hants

yep! All jokes aside, Congrats to the West Indies on this series win! Great start with the new captain and coach. Congrats!

sgtdjones 2019-11-09 17:17:40 

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.