West Indies and Afghanistan cricket teams are traveling India right now. No, they will not be scheduled to play against the local team but instead of Afghanistan for the security issue, India has been selected. The purpose of their visit is to play a complete tournament that consists of ODI, T20I and a Test series between these two teams. Basically, these two teams played a few matches against each other and so, it will be an exciting competition. However, after the World Cup 2019, Afghanistan has changed their captain and the new skipper is Rashid Khan. On the other side, Kieron Pollard is the new ODI skipper of the team Windies. Under the leading of Kieron Pollard, West Indies beat Afghanistan by 7 wickets in Lucknow!
West Indies beat Afghanistan by 7 Wickets👏🏏 pic.twitter.com/5nSlZ0s0ab
— W a s i f 🏏🔥 (@_cricketFreak) November 6, 2019
Yes, in their inaugural head to head battle, West Indies found a dominating victory. Though before the official ODI series, West Indies and Afghanistan XI played a warm-up match that consisted of 50 overs. Afghanistan XI won by 4 wickets there. But when the tournament started officially, Windies did not give Afghanistan any chance but destroyed them completely.
The ODI series between Afghanistan and West Indies consists of three matches and winning the first match, the Windies team is leading the series by a 1 – 0. The day/ night ODI took place earlier today at the Ekana International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow and two players from West Indies made their ODI debut. Romario Shepherd and Hayden Walsh Jr. are the two newborn ODI players for West Indies. Besides, it is the very first ODI match hosted at the venue. However, West Indies won the toss and let Afghanistan bat first.
A 163 partnership between Hope & Chase to finish a solid bowling effort!🙌🏾 Good 7 wicket win boys!💪🏾 #MenInMaroon
🏏Chase 94 (115)
🏏Hope 77* (133)
🔥Chase 31/2 (10 ov)
🔥Shepherd 32/2 (6.3 ov)#AFGvWI
Live Scorecard – https://t.co/5KvvcnLNVl pic.twitter.com/zyjQuMOBXU
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) November 6, 2019
Afghanistan failed to make the good start and in 15 runs, they lost two wickets. But the partnership between Rahmat Shah and Ikram Ali, they added more than 100 runs jointly. Rahmat Shah scored the highest 61 runs and Ikram Ali scored 58 runs so far. A total of four players of the team touched two figure runs in the match. scoring 194 runs in 45.2 overs, team Afghanistan lost all wickets.
Later, West Indies came to chase but in 25 runs, they also lost two wickets. The opener Shai Hope and Roston Chase played the big innings for the team and chased the score successfully. Roston added the highest 94 runs so far. Shai Hope remained not out. Losing three wickets, West Indies found the victory in 46.3 overs so far.