Chasing the Windies’ general of 248 to win, Afghanistan had extra to battle than simply Sheldon Cottrell’s tempo and Roston Chase’s spin.
Because the floodlights have been grew to become on, large black moths made themselves relaxed at the pitch and the boundary line, forcing the West Indies gamers to don mask. A skinny veil of smog additionally coated the Ekana Global Cricket Stadium, hampering visibility within the procedure.
Huge swarms of moths have been noticed across the crease and alongside the boundary ropes, making issues tough for the vacationers. West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard and Jason Holder additionally had a talk with the on-field umpires in regards to the similar, however play used to be no longer halted.
The Caribbean aspect, even though, nonetheless controlled to take an unassailable 2-Zero lead within the three-match sequence.
In the end an ODI sequence victory for the West Indies after greater than 5 years.
The final ODI sequence they received used to be in opposition to Bangladesh at house on 25 Aug 2014. Received the sequence Three-Zero. Right through this era misplaced 13, drew 2 sequence.
Additionally they gave the impression in six tournaments with out luck.#AFGvWI
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November nine, 2019
Requested to bat first, Pollard’s males posted 247/nine of their stipulated 50 overs, using on a 50-ball 67 through Nicholas Pooran and a 75-ball 54 from opener Evin Lewis. Shai Hope (43) and Shimron Hetmyer (34) have been the opposite participants for the Windies.
Seamer Naveen-ul-Haq claimed 3 wickets to emerge as the most efficient bowler for Afghanistan.
West Indies returned to disregard Afghanistan for 200 in 45.four overs to finish the 47-run victory.
All-rounder Najibullah Zadran used to be the top-scorer for the Afghans with a 66-ball 56, his knock studded with seven obstacles and a six.
The final and ultimate ODI of the three-match sequence might be performed on Monday (November 11).