West Indies and Afghan cricket team are visiting India and there a venue has been selected for their dual tournament. The tournament consisted of ODI, T20I and a Test series. Earlier, West Indies won the ODI series but Afghanistan won the T20I series reportedly. later, they have faced each other in the test series that consisted of just one match. In the last 27th November 2019, the only Test between these two lower-ranked teams took place but within just three days, the Test match has been finished. Reportedly, West Indies beat Afghanistan by 9 wickets in the one-off Test in Lucknow.
At the Ekana International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, the only Test between them took part and in the toss, West Indies won and let the Afghan team bat first. Hamza Hotak and Nasir Jamal made their Test debut through the match. Team Afghanistan tried to make the start good but in 28 runs, they lost opener Zadran. Inthe 2nd wicket partnership, they added more than 50 runs jointly and then they lost the 2nd wicket, Javed. Since then, the line of the Afghan team was broken. Within the next 100 runs, they lost all wickets.
Victory by 9 wickets as West Indies secure win over Afghanistan before lunch on Day 3 of the Test Match
Rahkeem Cornwall is Man-of-the-Match with 10 wickets and three catches.
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) November 29, 2019
If we consider their batting statistics in the first innings, three players passed 30 runs milestone. The highest scorer was Javed who added 39 runs. Amir Hamza was the 2nd highest scorer and added 34 runs so far. In 187 runs, Afghanistan lost all wickets in 68.3 overs. Rahkeem Cornwall took the highest 7 wickets for Windies.
West Indies came to bat for the first innings and based on the century of Shamarh Brooks, they scored 277 runs in 83.3 overs. Shamarh Brooks scored 111 runs so far. For Afghanistan, Hamza took five wickets so far.
West Indies tour of India
Only Test@Lucknow, Nov 27-29 2019
West Indies won by 9 wickets
MOM – Rahkeem Cornwall
— ඔසඳ ප්රදිප් 🇱🇰 (@osa10001) November 29, 2019
Finally, Afganistan came to bat for the 2nd innings which was the worst for them. They faced the batting collapsed once again and in 120 runs, they lost all wickets. Javed Ahmadi scored the highest 62 runs for them. The openers of the Afghan team did well and jointly added 53 runs. But the rest players failed to do their job. Just three players touched the two figure runs in the match. Three bowlers of West Indies Jason Holder, Cornwall and Chase took three wickets each for the team.
It was an easy chase for West Indies and by losing just one wicket, West Indies chased the score successfully.