On winning the toss, West Indies decided to have a bat first. Starting blazing with openers Walton and Lewis, having a opening partnership of 42 runs before Walton was caught by Noor Ali Zadran. He will depart for 29 runs consisting of four 4s and one 6. However, Lewis continued to flourish West Indies innings, with his new partner Marlon Samuels. They added 32 runs to the scorecard together, until Lewis rocketed one into the deep and was caught by Gulbadin Naib, he perished on 25.
There was interruption as heavy rains came after 11 overs, causing a 2 hours delay in the match.
Thankfully, the rains passed and the match continued. Under the Duckworth/Lewis system, the match was reduced to 15 overs per side. The West Indies added 33 more runs to their initial total with their remaining 4 overs. West Indies ended on 112 – 3. Afghanistan will now have to get a revised total of 123 runs.
Afghanistan’s batting surely let them down in this chase. Basically, their ship began sinking at the start of the innings, not getting solid partnerships. Samuel Badree will be the first to strike for the West Indies as he got the wicket of Naib in the 3rd over, Afghanistan now 15-1. There will be further destruction with the introduction of Kesrick Williams who will get two wickets back-to-back in the 4th over, who later got another wicket and also a run-out. Williams will end with figures of 3-11.
West Indies will quickly demolished Afghanistan’s innings and won the match by 29 runs under the D/L system, clinching the 3 match series.
The third and last match will take place on June 5th.