Nov 18, 2019 08:36 AM IST
Afghanistan Cricket Staff. (Picture Credit: Getty Photographs|File)
Lucknow, November: Afghanistan beat reigning T20I world champion West Indies by 29 runs within the third T20I to seal a 2-1 sequence victory right here on Sunday. Batting first, opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s 79 off 52 balls helped Afghanistan put up a goal of 157. The bowlers adopted up with an environment friendly show to limit the West Indies to 127/7. Afghanistan Vs West Indies, Cricket Rating third T20I Match.
Naveen-ul-Haq was the highest wicket-taker for the hosts with three scalps, which included the necessary wickets of captain Kieron Pollard and Jason Holder. Gulbadin Naib acquired the large wicket of Shai Hope, who scored 52 off 46 balls. Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karim Janat and captain Rashid Khan all acquired a wicket every. Mujeeb was particularly efficient in ravenous the Windies of runs, giving freely simply 9 in three overs.
Earlier, it was the Afghanistan center order that gave Gurbaz the required help as the highest order batsmen have been dismissed cheaply by Sheldon Cottrell and Pollard. Gurbaz hit six fours and 5 sixes in his innings which helped seal a powerful comeback from Afghanistan who misplaced the previous ODI sequence Zero-Three in addition to taking place within the first T20I.
Transient scores: Afghanistan 156/eight in 20 overs (Rahmanullah Gurbaz 79, Asghar Afghan 24; Keemo Paul 2/26) vs West Indies 127/7 in 20 overs (Shai Hope 52, Evin Lewis 24; Naveen-ul-Haq Three/24)