Second ODI: All Round West Indies Defeat Afghanistan by 47 Runs


The third ODI shall be performed on November 11 and this shall be adopted by a three-match T20I sequence in Lucknow. Roston Chase and opener Shai Hope remained unbeaten.

Afghanistan won the toss and chose to bowl in the second one-day worldwide against West Indies on Saturday.

Opting to field, West Indies bowlers came up with a fine show to bundle out Afghanistan for 194 in 45.2 overs. Asghar Afghan (3) and Ikram Alikhil (19) were too picked by Chase, reducing Afghanistan to 79/4 in 18.2 overs.Mohammad Nabi and Najibullah Zadran built a partnership of 68-run for the sixth wicket which provided some hope to Afghanistan during the match.Zadran (56) lost his wicket to Sheldon Cottrell in the 39th over.

Earlier, after being put in to bat, Nicholas Pooran smashed 67 off 50 balls to help West Indies reach 247-9.

"In the middle order we faltered a bit after the opening stand but can't fault the boys", Pollard said.

Lewis and Hope denied the four-pronged Afghanistan spin attack until midway through the innings when skipper Rashid Khan finally broke the stand in his fourth over by trapping Hope leg before wicket.

West Indies produced an all-round effort to record a comprehensive 47-run win over Afghanistan in the second ODI that was threatened by an invasion of thousands of moths and flies in Lucknow on Saturday.

Although Afghanistan kept on taking wickets, Pooran took charge in the last six overs before he fell in the last over while attempting to clear the long-off fence.

The victory gave West Indies a 2-0 lead in the series ahead of tomorrow's final ODI at the same venue but more importantly handed them their first series win since they beat Bangladesh in the Caribbean back in 2014. Winning is a habit and we need to enjoy ourselves similarly day after.

Cottrell broke the crucial partnership and Afghanistan lost two quick wickets of the set batsman, which also ended their hopes of levelling the series.