Match Detail

Afghanistan Men 187 & 120 ( 68.3 & 43.1 ) overs
West Indies Men: 277 & 1-33 ( 83.3 & 6.2 ) overs
West Indies win by 9 wickets
Toss - West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsman
R
B
4S
6S
SR
19
16
4
0
118.75
6
6
1
0
100
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
2.2
1
5
1
2.14
Commentary
In over# 7
Runs : 4 Bowler: Amir Hamza Wickets : 0
Over 7. 4 runs. Bowler: Amir Hamza. West Indies: 1-33(rr 4.71)
6.2
4
FOUR! Amir Hamza to John Campbell. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. West Indies have completed a nine wicket victory over Afghanistan in Lucknow, finishing the job this morning in just over an hour of play. Jason Holder ensured the tail was mopped up quickly, snaring three quick wickets with some accurate fast bowling, before the batsmen cruised to the small target with alacrity. The men from the Caribbean took control of the match through Rahkeem Cornwall's superb seven wicket haul on the opening day and they never let the hosts back into the contest from there. Shamarh Brooks gave a masterful demonstration of how to bat long in difficult conditions yesterday, compiling his maiden Test century in style. Cornwall went on to finish with ten wickets in the match, reward for his consistency and guile. Afghanistan are still young in terms of Test experience and they will learn plenty from this defeat.
6.1
.
Amir Hamza to John Campbell. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Hotak.
In over# 6
Runs : 7 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
Over 6. 7 runs. Bowler: Rashid Khan. West Indies: 1-29(rr 4.83)
5.6
.
Rashid Khan to Shai Hope. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.
5.5
.
Rashid Khan to Shai Hope. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
5.4
2
Rashid Khan to Shai Hope. Googly back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Hotak, fielded by Ahmadzai.
5.3
4
FOUR! Rashid Khan to Shai Hope. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Delightful batting, threading the ball through a miniscule gap with surgical precision.
5.2
.
Rashid Khan to Shai Hope. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Zazai.
5.1
1
Rashid Khan to John Campbell. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.
In over# 5
Runs : 0 Bowler: Amir Hamza Wickets : 1
Over 5. no runs. Bowler: Amir Hamza. West Indies: 1-22(rr 4.40)
4.6
.
Amir Hamza to Shai Hope. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.
4.5
W
OUT! Caught. Amir Hamza to Kraigg Brathwaite. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, Gloved to wicketkeeper, by Zazai. A consolation wicket for Afghanistan to boost their spirits. Brathwaite was looking to smother this delivery but prodigious turn and bounce made that virtually impossible. The ball kissed the glove before being pouched behind the stumps, further evidence that a few more runs would've been difficult for West Indies to chase.
4.4
.
Amir Hamza to Kraigg Brathwaite. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to second slip for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.
4.3
.
Amir Hamza to Kraigg Brathwaite. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Hotak.
4.2
.
Amir Hamza to Kraigg Brathwaite. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to second slip for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.
4.1
.
Amir Hamza to Kraigg Brathwaite. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.
In over# 4
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
Over 4. 4 runs. Bowler: Rashid Khan. West Indies: 0-22(rr 5.50)
3.6
.
Rashid Khan to John Campbell. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Afghan.
3.5
.
Rashid Khan to John Campbell. Googly length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Khan.
3.4
.
Rashid Khan to John Campbell. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
3.3
.
Rashid Khan to John Campbell. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
3.2
4
FOUR! Rashid Khan to John Campbell. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Gorgeous stroke, pouncing on the overpitched delivery and hammering it back past the bowler with the full face.
3.1
.
Rashid Khan to John Campbell. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Khan.
In over# 3
Runs : 1 Bowler: Amir Hamza Wickets : 0
Over 3. 1 run. Bowler: Amir Hamza. West Indies: 0-18(rr 6.00)
2.6
.
Amir Hamza to Kraigg Brathwaite. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
2.5
.
Amir Hamza to Kraigg Brathwaite. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Janat.
2.4
.
Amir Hamza to Kraigg Brathwaite. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.
2.3
.
Amir Hamza to Kraigg Brathwaite. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.
2.2
.
Amir Hamza to Kraigg Brathwaite. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Hotak.
2.1
1
Amir Hamza to John Campbell. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.
Afghanistan Men: 187 & 120 ( 68.3 & 43.1 ) overs
West Indies Men 277 & 1-33 ( 83.3 & 6.2 ) overs
Toss - West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl.
West Indies win by 9 wickets
RR : 0
CRR : 5.21
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
I Zadran

c: Holder b: Cornwall

17
48
2
35.42
J Ahmadi

c: Brooks b: Warrican

39
81
5
48.15
I

c: Hope b: Cornwall

24
46
3
52.17
R Shah

c: Holder b: Cornwall

4
11
1
36.36
A Afghan

c: Dowrich b: Cornwall

4
16
0
25
N Jamal

c: Hope b: Cornwall

2
15
0
13.33
A Zazai

lbw: Cornwall

32
70
3
45.71
R Khan

c: Cornwall b: Holder

1
15
0
6.67
A Hamza

c: Dowrich b: Holder

34
84
5
40.48
Y Ahmadzai

c: Warrican b: Cornwall

18
22
3
81.82
Z Khan

not out

0
3
0
0
Extras 12(b 7, lb 5, WD 0, NB 0)
Total 187/10 68.3 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
8.0
1
33
0
4.13
17.0
10
22
2
1.29
25.3
5
75
7
2.94
13.0
1
35
1
2.69
5.0
0
10
0
2.00
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
K Brathwaite

lbw: Hotak

11
32
2
34.38
J Campbell

c: Janat b: Hotak

55
75
7
73.33
S Hope

c: Janat b: Khan

7
12
0
58.33
S Brooks

b: Hotak

111
214
15
51.87
S Hetmyer

lbw: Khan

13
21
1
61.9
R Chase

c: Zadran b: Khan

2
7
0
28.57
S Dowrich

lbw: Khan

42
91
6
46.15
J Holder

st: Zazai b: Hotak

11
14
2
78.57
R Cornwall

lbw: Khan

5
9
1
55.56
K Roach

lbw: Hotak

3
17
0
17.65
J Warrican

not out

4
10
0
40
Extras 13(b 0, lb 12, WD 0, NB 1)
Total 277/10 83.3 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
10.0
3
24
0
2.40
28.3
4
74
5
2.60
32.0
5
114
3
3.56
13.0
2
53
2
4.08
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
I Zadran

lbw: Cornwall

23
63
4
36.51
J Ahmadi

c: Cornwall b: Chase

62
93
11
66.67
I

run out (Hope)

1
5
0
20
R Shah

c: Brooks b: Cornwall

0
5
0
0
A Afghan

c: Brooks b: Cornwall

0
1
0
0
N Jamal

b: Chase

15
35
1
42.86
A Hamza

c: Cornwall b: Chase

1
12
0
8.33
A Zazai

c: Dowrich b: Holder

7
24
0
29.17
R Khan

c: Dowrich b: Holder

1
4
0
25
Y Ahmadzai

b: Holder

1
14
0
7.14
Z Khan

not out

0
4
0
0
Extras 9(b 4, lb 4, WD 0, NB 1)
Total 120/10 43.1 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
4.0
2
5
0
1.25
6.1
2
20
3
3.24
12.0
3
31
0
2.58
18.0
3
46
3
2.56
3.0
1
10
3
3.33
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
K Brathwaite

c: Zazai b: Hotak

8
16
2
50
J Campbell

not out

19
16
4
118.75
S Hope

not out

6
6
1
100
Not bat : Shimron Hetmyer,Roston Chase,Sharmarh Brooks,Shane Dowrich,Jason Holder,Rahkeem Cornwall,Kemar Roach,Jomel Warrican
Extras 0(b 0, lb 0, WD 0, NB 0)
Total 33/1 6.2 overs

FOW: (Shimron Hetmyer) , (Roston Chase) , (Sharmarh Brooks) , (Shane Dowrich) , (Jason Holder) , (Rahkeem Cornwall) , (Kemar Roach) , (Jomel Warrican)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
1.0
0
8
0
8.00
1.0
0
9
0
9.00
2.2
1
5
1
2.14
2.0
0
11
0
5.50
In over# 69
Runs : 0 Bowler: Rahkeem Cornwall Wickets : 1
68.3
W
OUT! Caught. Rahkeem Cornwall to Yamin Ahmadzai. Off break half volley, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off, by Warrican. Seven for Cornwall! It's all over. Ahmadzai didn't seem to have much trust in Zahir Khan, so attempted a lusty blow to add a few more runs. He jumps out to the pitch, but doesn't get the desired connection. Off the toe end, and it nestles into the hands of long off.A below par score from Afghanistan. They started very well, being 84-1 at one stage, but then a huge collapse left them at 111-7. There was a slight recovery, but not a big enough one to dig them out of trouble. There were eyebrows raised when Holder decided to bowl first, but it looks to have paid off. How will the Windies reply with the bat? The hosts need some wickets tonight to get back into it.
In over# 68
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jason Holder Wickets : 1
67.3
W
OUT! Caught. Jason Holder to Amir Hamza. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Dowrich. That's a corker of a delivery from Holder. A hint of movement after pitching, Hamza hangs the bat out in hope, and it brushes the outside edge on the way through to the keeper. West Indies are just one wicket away from polishing things up.
In over# 67
Runs : 8 Bowler: Rahkeem Cornwall Wickets : 0
66.5
4
FOUR! Rahkeem Cornwall to Yamin Ahmadzai. Off break half volley, to leg on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Not the right line. Cornwall errs down leg, Ahmadzai swings hard, and drags it away to the long leg fence.
66.2
4
FOUR! Rahkeem Cornwall to Yamin Ahmadzai. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Ahmadzai comes dancing down the wicket again, and belts this straight back over Cornwall's head.
In over# 64
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jason Holder Wickets : 0
63.6
4
FOUR! Jason Holder to Yamin Ahmadzai. Length ball, off stump on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Poor line from Holder. He strays down the legside, and Ahmadzai just tickles it away fine for four more.
In over# 63
Runs : 6 Bowler: Rahkeem Cornwall Wickets : 0
62.6
6
SIX! Rahkeem Cornwall to Yamin Ahmadzai. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. That's come from nowhere. Ahmadzai charges down the pitch, and hammers this deep over the long on fence for a maximum. Wonderful strike.
In over# 61
Runs : 0 Bowler: Rahkeem Cornwall Wickets : 1
60.6
W
OUT! L.B.W. Rahkeem Cornwall to Afsar Zazai. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, hit pad to. Cornwall is brought back, and he strikes again to give West Indies a wicket as they head in for the tea break. A brain fade from Zazai. He thinks this ball is turning way down the legside, lifts up the arms, and lets it through. That was the wrong decision. The ball skids through to hit the front pad, and it looked as though it was going on to smash into the top of leg stump.The session belongs to the away side. Five wickets taken and 75 runs added in those two hours. Rahkeem Cornwall has torn through the Afghan batting line up, and currently has six-for. If it wasn't for the eighth wicket stand between Zazai and Hamza, the hosts may already be bowling. What will the evening session bring us? Can Afghanistan sneak up to 200? How will the Windies respond with the bat?
In over# 60
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jomel Warrican Wickets : 0
59.2
4
FOUR! Jomel Warrican to Amir Hamza. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Top shot. Hamza reaches out, and swats a sweep shot behind square for four. No fielders out there for protection. That brings up a superb fifty partnership.
In over# 51
Runs : 4 Bowler: Roston Chase Wickets : 0
50.6
4
FOUR! Roston Chase to Amir Hamza. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Tossed up high and wide, and Hazma stretches out to slap this away through the offside for his fourth boundary.
In over# 46
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kemar Roach Wickets : 0
45.6
4
FOUR! Kemar Roach to Amir Hamza. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Top shot from Hamza. He plants the front foot down, and creams a square drive away past backward point for four. Too full from Roach.
In over# 43
Runs : 12 Bowler: Rahkeem Cornwall Wickets : 0
42.6
4
FOUR! Rahkeem Cornwall to Afsar Zazai. Off break half volley, outside off stump down the track flick, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Great use of the feet by Zazai. He skips down to the pitch, and flips the ball through mid wicket for four more. Expensive over!
42.3
4
FOUR! Rahkeem Cornwall to Amir Hamza. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Carbon copy. Played with soft hands, and the ball teases the fielder all the way to the rope.
42.2
4
FOUR! Rahkeem Cornwall to Amir Hamza. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Squeezed out through gully intentionally by Hamza, opening the face and guiding it away to the third man fence.
In over# 42
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jason Holder Wickets : 1
41.6
W
OUT! Caught. Jason Holder to Rashid Khan. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to first slip, by Cornwall. Seven down. Holder joins the party now. He's deserved a wicket. Beat the bat and found the edge numerous times in this spell. It's a beautiful delivery. Rashid Khan has to play, gets a healthy edge, and it carries through to first slip. Cornwall dropped a tough one earlier, but makes no mistake here.
In over# 38
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jason Holder Wickets : 0
37.2
4
FOUR! Jason Holder to Afsar Zazai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Edge drawn, but it falls short of the two slips in place. Zazai prods with hard hands, and it manages to sneak in between the catching fielders for four.
In over# 37
Runs : 0 Bowler: Rahkeem Cornwall Wickets : 1
36.6
W
OUT! Caught. Rahkeem Cornwall to Asghar Afghan. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Hope. Five for Cornwall. It feels like he is going to get one every over here. Not his best delivery, but he won't mind one bit. Short, a bit of width, and Asghar goes slashing hard at the ball. A thin nick, and Dowrich snaps it up behind nicely. Afghanistan are crumbling! 14 runs for the last five wickets.
In over# 35
Runs : 0 Bowler: Rahkeem Cornwall Wickets : 1
34.6
W
OUT! Caught. Rahkeem Cornwall to Nasir Jamal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to first slip, by Hope. Cornwall does it again! Although there is spin out there, it's the outside edge that repeatedly getting hit by the right handed batsmen. The natural variation from the pitch is working wonders for the big off spinner. Nasir plays for the turn, but it skids on to take the outer half. A smart take at first slip again by Shai Hope.
In over# 33
Runs : 0 Bowler: Rahkeem Cornwall Wickets : 1
32.1
W
OUT! Caught. Rahkeem Cornwall to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, inside edge to leg slip, by Holder. Cornwall strikes again! West Indies are rattling through this Afghanistan line up now. Sharp spin back into the right hander, and the ball flies off the inside edge to leg slip. Good reactions from Holder in there. He keeps low and pouches the ball nicely.
In over# 31
Runs : 0 Bowler: Rahkeem Cornwall Wickets : 1
30.4
W
OUT! Caught. Rahkeem Cornwall to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to first slip, by Hope. West Indies will go into lunch with a third! It's the one that goes straight on that does the business for Cornwall. Ihsanullah was well forward to defend, and played inside the line. Expecting turn, it didn't come, and the ball flicked the outside edge before being gobbled up by slip.A good end to the session for the visitors has evened things up. Afghanistan got off to a super start, after Jason Holder made the strange decision of bowling first. It looked very flat against the seamers, but there has definitely been some assistance for the spinners, even on this first day. A big afternoon coming up for both sides. The hosts will want to keep things ticking along, and the Windies will be confident of making more inroads.
In over# 30
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jomel Warrican Wickets : 0
29.6
4
FOUR! Jomel Warrican to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Delicate from Rahmat to get off the mark. He gets across his stumps, uses the pace of the ball, and paddles it away fine.
In over# 28
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jomel Warrican Wickets : 1
27.6
W
OUT! Caught. Jomel Warrican to Javed Ahmadi. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off, by Brooks. That is a very questionable stroke in the first session of a Test Match. Long off in place, and Ahmadi tries to clear that man for a maximum. Very risky, and it didn't pay off. Came off the bottom end of the bat, and Brooks took a simple grab inside the rope. A gift for the Windies!
In over# 27
Runs : 10 Bowler: Rahkeem Cornwall Wickets : 0
26.4
4
FOUR! Rahkeem Cornwall to Javed Ahmadi. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Beautiful! Lunges out to the pitch to negate the spin, then drives crisply through mid off for four.
26.3
6
SIX! Rahkeem Cornwall to Javed Ahmadi. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Ahmadi goes downtown, and gets all of this. Big stride, full swing of the blade, and he launches it over long on for six.
In over# 22
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jomel Warrican Wickets : 0
21.5
4
FOUR! Jomel Warrican to Javed Ahmadi. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Warrican gives it more air, and Ahmadi biffs this back down the ground for four more. Didn't connect that cleanly, but got enough on it to clear mid off with ease.
In over# 20
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jomel Warrican Wickets : 0
19.4
4
FOUR! Jomel Warrican to Ihsanullah. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Tossed up, and in the slot for Ihsanullah. Foot to the pitch, and lifted back over the bowler's head for a one bounce four. Nicely struck.
In over# 18
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jomel Warrican Wickets : 0
17.1
4
FOUR! Jomel Warrican to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Luck for Ihsanullah. He goes right back to a full delivery, and is late in bringing the bat down. The inside edge saved him from being pinned in front, and it trickles away down to fine leg for four.
In over# 16
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kemar Roach Wickets : 0
15.4
4
FOUR! Kemar Roach to Javed Ahmadi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Quality stroke. Roach slides this one onto the pads, and it is nicely clipped away through a vacant mid wicket region. No one is stopping that one.
In over# 15
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rahkeem Cornwall Wickets : 0
14.2
4
FOUR! Rahkeem Cornwall to Ihsanullah. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Excellent execution of the sweep from Ihsanullah. Reaches out to smother the spin, and swipes it powerfully to the fence.
In over# 14
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kemar Roach Wickets : 0
13.4
4
FOUR! Kemar Roach to Javed Ahmadi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. That's a brilliant shot from Ahmadi. Angled into the hip, and he just whips it away through square leg with some super timing, with the front leg dangling in the air while playing it.
In over# 13
Runs : 0 Bowler: Rahkeem Cornwall Wickets : 1
12.2
W
OUT! Caught. Rahkeem Cornwall to Ibrahim Zadran. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, bat-pad to leg slip, by Holder. Cornwall gets the first of the morning! He has been threatening since he has come on. Ibrahim is down to sweep, it rips back, and pops up to Holder at leg slilp. A brilliant catch from the skipper, diving to his left and taking it one handed. The Afghan opener isn't too happy with the decision, though. Did he get an inside edge on it? Tough to tell.
In over# 7
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kemar Roach Wickets : 0
6.1
4
FOUR! Kemar Roach to Javed Ahmadi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. A little streaky from Ahmadi. He is late in getting forward to drive this delivery, and squirts it away off the outer half. The ball scurries past gully for four.
In over# 6
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jason Holder Wickets : 0
5.3
4
FOUR! Jason Holder to Ibrahim Zadran. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Holder floats it up full, searching for more swing, but that's a gift for the opening batsman. Ibrahim leans into the shot, and thunders a drive through the massive gap in the offside.
In over# 5
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kemar Roach Wickets : 0
4.1
4
FOUR! Kemar Roach to Ibrahim Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Textbook cover drive from Ibrahim. He presses forward, and crunches it past the wide mid off for the first boundary of the day. Lovely.
In over# 84
Runs : 0 Bowler: Amir Hamza Wickets : 1
83.3
W
OUT! L.B.W. Amir Hamza to Kemar Roach. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to. Five wicket haul for Hamza on debut! Roach tries to defend, but his front pad gets in the way of the bat coming down. It meant that he was beaten on the inside edge, and was struck in front of leg. Enough turn on this one for it to be hitting the stumps, so up goes the finger.West Indies end up with a very crucial first innings lead of 90. Sharmarh Brooks stood out with a cracking century, but there were good contributions from Campbell and Dowrich, too. Afghanistan will need to bat better second time round. If they can set a target of over 150, then they are definitely in the game. Find out how they respond after a tea break.
In over# 80
Runs : 0 Bowler: Amir Hamza Wickets : 1
79.5
W
OUT! Bowled. Amir Hamza to Sharmarh Brooks. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to. Brooks is gone! Clearly looking to up the tempo as he is batting with the tail, and he gets bowled through the gate. Attempted an ugly hoick across the line, and it skidded through to crash into the stumps. That ends a great innings.
In over# 79
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
78.1
4
FOUR! Rashid Khan to Sharmarh Brooks. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. That's a cracking shot. Brooks leans back in the crease, and slams it through the covers off the back foot.
In over# 77
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 1
76.4
W
OUT! L.B.W. Rashid Khan to Rahkeem Cornwall. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to. A big wrong'un back into Cornwall, who is late in defending. Massive shout, and up goes the finger! Cornwall isn't happy with that decision at all, and rightly so. A noticable deflection off the inside edge before it strikes the pad. No DRS, so the decision stands.
76.3
4
FOUR! Rashid Khan to Rahkeem Cornwall. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Flighted, Cornwall is enticed into the big shot, and squirts a drive over extra cover for four.
In over# 73
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
72.4
4
FOUR! Rashid Khan to Sharmarh Brooks. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. There's that loose delivery from Rashid. Dragged down, and it sits up beautifully for Brooks. Heaved into the legside for four.
In over# 72
Runs : 0 Bowler: Amir Hamza Wickets : 1
71.4
W
OUT! Stumped. Amir Hamza to Jason Holder. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, missed to wicketkeeper, by Zazai. That's a beauty from Hamza. Not sure what Holder is doing, though. He looked to turn it against the spin into the legside, but it ragged past the outside edge. Once he missed the ball, Holder lost his balance, and slid out the crease. Excellent work from Zazai behind the stumps. Cleanly collected, and he whipped off the bails in no time. The foot was in the air when they were dislodged, so Afghanistan have their seventh.
In over# 71
Runs : 4 Bowler: Zahir Khan Wickets : 0
70.6
4
FOUR! Zahir Khan to Jason Holder. Left-Arm Leg Spin full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Tossed up too high this time, and Zahir dishes up a juicy full toss. Holder reaches out, and creams a drive past mid off for four more.
In over# 69
Runs : 4 Bowler: Zahir Khan Wickets : 0
68.4
4
FOUR! Zahir Khan to Sharmarh Brooks. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. That might be the shot of the day so far. Full face of the bat, and Brooks belts it back past the bowler for four.
In over# 68
Runs : 4 Bowler: Amir Hamza Wickets : 0
67.6
4
FOUR! Amir Hamza to Jason Holder. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Tossed up, and Holder drills this back down the ground forcefully. Right in the arc of the Windies captain, and he struck it magnificently.
In over# 67
Runs : 0 Bowler: Zahir Khan Wickets : 1
66.3
W
OUT! L.B.W. Zahir Khan to Shane Dowrich. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to. That's stone dead. Zahir Khan is the man to get the much needed breakthrough for Afghanistan. Dowrich just plays down the wrong line here. Maybe he thought it was the googly. It spins back past the inside edge, and thuds into the knee in front of middle.
In over# 63
Runs : 4 Bowler: Yamin Ahmadzai Wickets : 0
62.2
4
FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Shane Dowrich. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. That's lovely. Dowrich is on top of the toes, and crunches this away past extra cover. It teases a couple of fielders all the way to the rope.
In over# 60
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
59.3
4
FOUR! Rashid Khan to Sharmarh Brooks. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Given some air outside off, and Brooks plays a fantastic cover drive. A nice flowing blade through the line of the ball, and it whistles into the fence.
In over# 58
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
57.2
4
FOUR! Rashid Khan to Shane Dowrich. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Not great bowling from Rashid. He has been a little short a few times today. Dowrich swivels on this, and cradles it round the corner to the fine leg fence.
In over# 56
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
55.6
4
FOUR! Rashid Khan to Shane Dowrich. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Slightly too short, and Dowrich pounces on that length. He springs back, and wallops the ball through mid wicket for four.
In over# 55
Runs : 8 Bowler: Yamin Ahmadzai Wickets : 0
54.6
4
FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Sharmarh Brooks. Length ball, off stump on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Poor line that time. Ahmadzai errs onto the pads, and Brooks clips it away fine for four again.Superb entertainment in those two hours. West Indies have motored along, adding 127 runs, meaning they have gone into lunch with a lead of eight runs. Campbell and Brooks set the tone at the start, and the latter has batted through brilliantly. Dowrich has looked composed since he has got to the crease also. Afghanistan haven't done too badly. They have chipped in with three wickets, but need to take the remaining five quickly if they are to wrestle back some momentum. What will the afternoon bring?
54.1
4
FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Sharmarh Brooks. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Tentative from Brooks. He pokes the bat out, and gets lucky. The ball runs away fine off the inside edge, and the fielder in the deep cannot get round to cut it off.
In over# 53
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
52.5
4
FOUR! Rashid Khan to Sharmarh Brooks. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. That's a crisp drive from Brooks. He eases forward, doesn't try and overhit, just places it past mid on for four.
In over# 43
Runs : 4 Bowler: Zahir Khan Wickets : 0
42.5
4
FOUR! Zahir Khan to Shane Dowrich. Left-Arm Leg Spin full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Another freebie, and Dowrich isn't going to miss out. A wide full toss, and it gets punched through the covers for four.
In over# 42
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
41.5
4
FOUR! Rashid Khan to Shane Dowrich. Googly short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Another real short delivery served up to Dowrich, and he doesn't miss out. He sits back, and hammers it away to the mid wicket fence.
In over# 41
Runs : 4 Bowler: Zahir Khan Wickets : 1
40.4
4
FOUR! Zahir Khan to Shane Dowrich. Left-Arm Leg Spin short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Terrible delivery, and deservedly put to the fence. Dowrich rocks back, and smacks this through square leg. A nice one to get as a new batsman.
40.1
W
OUT! Caught. Zahir Khan to Roston Chase. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to short leg, by Zadran. A fifth for Afghanistan! It's all happening in this morning session. Chase prods forward, defends down the line, but the ball rips back to take the inside edge. The short leg fielder was ready to pounce on the chance, and fortunately, he didn't have to move his hands. A little juggle, but safely caught by Ibrahim.
In over# 40
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
39.3
4
FOUR! Rashid Khan to Sharmarh Brooks. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Quality from Brooks. He pushes back in the crease, and carves this beautifully through point for four.
In over# 38
Runs : 0 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 1
37.4
W
OUT! L.B.W. Rashid Khan to Shimron Hetmyer. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to. Not sure the umpire has made the correct call here. Rashid spears down a leg spinner, and beats Hetmyer on the inside edge. The ball hits the front pad, but the replays show there was too much turn and bounce for that to be hitting the wickets. A slice of luck for the hosts. Hetymer isn't happy.
In over# 37
Runs : 4 Bowler: Zahir Khan Wickets : 0
36.3
4
FOUR! Zahir Khan to Shimron Hetmyer. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Given plenty of flight, and that is all that is needed to tempt Hetmyer. He presses forward, and thunders a drive through the covers.
In over# 31
Runs : 4 Bowler: Amir Hamza Wickets : 1
30.2
W
OUT! Caught. Amir Hamza to John Campbell. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, Gloved to leg slip, by Janat. Outstanding grab from Ihsanullah! Campbell attempts a softer sweep, looking to nudge it away very fine using the pace. Ihsanullah spots this at first slip, and sets off round the back of the keeper to cut it off. The ball spoons up off the glove of Campbell, and that gives the opportunity of the catch. A big leap to the right, and it sticks in the hand. Superb stuff.
30.1
4
FOUR! Amir Hamza to John Campbell. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. The boundaries keep coming for the Windies. Campbell is down to sweep yet again, and nails this one through mid wicket once again.
In over# 30
Runs : 14 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
29.5
4
FOUR! Rashid Khan to Sharmarh Brooks. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Swept much more convincingly this time. Gets a good piece of it, and paddles the ball away to the fine leg fence.
29.4
6
SIX! Rashid Khan to Sharmarh Brooks. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. What a mighty blow that is. Brooks opens up the shoulders, and crashes this over the long on fence for a maximum. Dismissive stroke, and Rashid Khan isn't pleased.
29.2
4
FOUR! Rashid Khan to Sharmarh Brooks. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, bottom edge past fine leg for 4 runs. A little bit of fortune for Brooks here. He swipes hard, and gets an under edge past leg slip for four. Would've been close to LBW had he missed that.
In over# 26
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
25.6
4
FOUR! Rashid Khan to Sharmarh Brooks. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Supreme driving from Brooks. He lunges forward, and caresses the ball between extra cover and mid off. The placement is just exquisite.
In over# 25
Runs : 12 Bowler: Amir Hamza Wickets : 0
24.5
4
FOUR! Amir Hamza to John Campbell. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Campbell goes with the spin this time. He gets down low, and hoicks it away through mid wicket for the third boundary of the over! Attacking play so far this morning.
24.2
4
FOUR! Amir Hamza to John Campbell. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Same again. Shorter length from Hamza, Campbell waits for the turn, and it just sits up for him. Swatted away powerfully through point along the deck.
24.1
4
FOUR! Amir Hamza to John Campbell. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs. Positive approach from Campbell. It's pretty risky going for the reverse against the spin, but he connects nicely here. No worries about keeping it down, as there are no fielders behind point.
In over# 20
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
19.2
4
FOUR! Rashid Khan to Sharmarh Brooks. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Brooks defends with soft hands, and the ball runs away past first slip for four. Nicely played, even though he didn't intend the ball to go there.
In over# 19
Runs : 8 Bowler: Zahir Khan Wickets : 0
18.5
4
FOUR! Zahir Khan to John Campbell. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Picks the length early, and the fact it was the googly, too. Campbell sits deep in the crease, and shovels it away through mid wicket for four more.
18.3
4
FOUR! Zahir Khan to John Campbell. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Poor delivery from Zahir. Short, wide, and a freebie for Campbell. He smokes a cut shot through point, who makes a half stop, but that isn't enough to prevent the boundary.
In over# 18
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
17.6
4
FOUR! Rashid Khan to Sharmarh Brooks. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Glorious stroke from Brooks. He reaches out to smother any sort of spin, then crashes a drive wide of the mid off fielder for four.
In over# 13
Runs : 4 Bowler: Amir Hamza Wickets : 0
12.1
4
FOUR! Amir Hamza to Sharmarh Brooks. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot flick, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Another boundary to Brooks. Hamza slides onto the pads, and it gets tucked away to the vacant fine leg fence. Confident start to his innings.
In over# 12
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 1
11.2
4
FOUR! Rashid Khan to Sharmarh Brooks. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Brooks reads the wrong'un first up, rides the bounce, and deflects the ball away to the fine leg fence.
11.1
W
OUT! Caught. Rashid Khan to Shai Hope. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, outside edge to first slip, by Janat. That's a beauty from Rashid Khan. He fizzes down his quick leg spinner, and Hope has no answer. He plays down the line, the edge is taken, and the ball gets snapped up at first slip by Ihsanullah. Game on here.
In over# 9
Runs : 0 Bowler: Amir Hamza Wickets : 1
8.5
W
OUT! L.B.W. Amir Hamza to Kraigg Brathwaite. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to. Brathwaite plays down the wrong line, and he gets trapped in front. Not as much spin as he thought, and the Windies opener got beaten on the inside edge. The ball probably would've gone on to hit leg stump, so a good decision from the umpire. A maiden Test wicket for Hamza. Afghanistan have their first.
In over# 8
Runs : 6 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
7.5
6
SIX! Rashid Khan to John Campbell. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Brilliant from Campbell. He gets down early, and mows this over cow corner with all his power. Cleanly hit, and it sails over the rope for a max.
In over# 7
Runs : 4 Bowler: Yamin Ahmadzai Wickets : 0
6.2
4
FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Kraigg Brathwaite. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Lovely bowling, but no reward. Brathwaite is tentative in defence, but plays it with soft hands. The ball runs off the edge between the slips and gully for four.
In over# 6
Runs : 4 Bowler: Amir Hamza Wickets : 0
5.5
4
FOUR! Amir Hamza to John Campbell. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Not sure that is the right option from Campbell. He attempts a reverse sweep out of the rough, and gets away with it. Edged over first slip's head, and it rolls away into the fence.
In over# 1
Runs : 4 Bowler: Yamin Ahmadzai Wickets : 0
4
NEW BALL. FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Kraigg Brathwaite. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, past fine leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Khan. Gentle swing back into Brathwaite, who just helps it on its way down to fine leg. Should be a couple, but some terrible fielding on the boundary edge means it will be four. Not a good start from the home side.
In over# 44
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jason Holder Wickets : 1
43.1
W
OUT! Caught. Jason Holder to Afsar Zazai. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Dowrich. Another for Holder, the captain has led by example this morning to wrap up the Afghanistan innings. Regulation edge and Dowrich gobbles it up, thirty minutes of play is all that the tourists needed to take the last three wickets. So West Indies will require just 31 runs to seal the Test Match. Another hundred runs would have made things very tricky, but you would imagine they will have no issues getting that target. Afghanistan will be really disappointed.
In over# 42
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jason Holder Wickets : 1
41.4
W
OUT! Bowled. Jason Holder to Yamin Ahmadzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to. Off stump is smashed out of the ground, that's a great sight for any bowler and Holder casually raises a finger to the air in celebration. Comprehensively beaten, Ahmadzai has to trudge off with just a single to his name. This match is quickly heading towards a finish.
In over# 38
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jason Holder Wickets : 1
37.1
W
OUT! Caught. Jason Holder to Rashid Khan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Dowrich. What a start for the West Indies captain, a wicket with his first ball of the day. Rashid Khan gets squared up and turns to see Dowrich scoop the ball into his gloves after a little bit of a juggle. Smart catch by the keeper and it's high fives all round.
In over# 36
Runs : 8 Bowler: Roston Chase Wickets : 1
35.6
W
OUT! Caught. Roston Chase to Javed Ahmadi. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to first slip, by Cornwall. Got him! Chase has a third in quick succession, and that will be the last action of the day. This round the wicket angle is working wonders. Ahmadi plays this defence with hard hands, the edge is drawn, and Cornwall makes no mistake at first slip.Just like yesterday, today belongs to the West Indies. They were able to build up a first innings lead of 90 thanks to Sharmarh Brooks' century, then the visitors got to work with the ball. Rakheem Cornwall carried on from where he left off in the first innings, and has got ten wickets in the match. Roston Chase also chipped in with three wickets of his own. This game is only going one way now. Afghanistan only have three wickets remaining, and the lead is just 19. If the Windies bowl well tomorrow morning, it could be over quickly. Join us then for what should be the conclusion of this game.
35.5
4
FOUR! Roston Chase to Javed Ahmadi. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Expansive stroke for the last over of the day. Ahmadi goes aerial, and cracks one straight down the ground for a one bounce four.
35.4
4
FOUR! Roston Chase to Javed Ahmadi. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Thrown out full and wide, and it's a good option from Ahmadi here. Great execution of the reverse sweep, and the ball trickles away to the fence.
In over# 34
Runs : 0 Bowler: Roston Chase Wickets : 1
33.5
W
OUT! Caught. Roston Chase to Amir Hamza. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to first slip, by Cornwall. Chase goes round the wicket, and it works! Hamza plays a loose shot away from the body, the edge is found, and it is snapped up at first slip by Cornwall. Such a nonchalant grab by the big man. He hangs out he right hand, and it sticks in the middle of the palm. Things are looking very bleak for the hosts.
In over# 32
Runs : 0 Bowler: Roston Chase Wickets : 1
31.4
W
OUT! Bowled. Roston Chase to Nasir Jamal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to. The change to Chase has paid off. Nasir just plays down the wrong line here. Expected the ball to spin, it didn't, and it just went straight through past the outside edge to clip the top of off. Lovely bowling.
In over# 30
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jomel Warrican Wickets : 0
29.6
4
FOUR! Jomel Warrican to Javed Ahmadi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Ahmadi is right back, uses the pace, and plays it right underneath the nose. Guided away to the third man fence. That brings up a well-made fifty, and Afghanistan are now into a lead.
In over# 29
Runs : 8 Bowler: Rahkeem Cornwall Wickets : 0
28.2
4
FOUR! Rahkeem Cornwall to Javed Ahmadi. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Same again, but played with much more aggression. Slashed away to the fence in no time.
28.1
4
FOUR! Rahkeem Cornwall to Javed Ahmadi. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Ahmadi picks the length up early, hangs back, and chops this away to the backward point boundary. He's done well in this innings so far.
In over# 27
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rahkeem Cornwall Wickets : 0
26.2
4
FOUR! Rahkeem Cornwall to Nasir Jamal. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. No one out there. Nasir brings out the reverse, and connects sweetly. Dragged away to the vacant third man boundary.
In over# 23
Runs : 0 Bowler: Rahkeem Cornwall Wickets : 1
22.1
W
OUT! Caught. Rahkeem Cornwall to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, bat-pad to short leg, by Brooks. The hosts are falling apart. Asghar is gone first ball, Cornwall has 10 in the match, and this could be over very quickly. Afghan looks to clip it into the legside, but gets a thin inside edge onto his pad. The ball balloons up, and it is the simplest of catches for short leg this time.
In over# 22
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jomel Warrican Wickets : 0
21.5
4
FOUR! Jomel Warrican to Javed Ahmadi. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Swept powerfully by Ahmadi. He gets down low, and swipes it away to the square leg fence.
In over# 21
Runs : 0 Bowler: Rahkeem Cornwall Wickets : 2
20.6
W
OUT! Caught. Rahkeem Cornwall to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short leg, by Brooks. Afghanistan are crumbling. Three quick wickets, and suddenly they are in a lot of trouble. Another failure for Rahmat Shah, who is out in a similar way as he was in the first innings. Bat and pad together, a couple of noises, and it loops up to short leg for the catch. Great reaction from Brooks in close, and he snaps it up cleanly.
20.1
W
OUT! Run Out. Rahkeem Cornwall to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to gully, fielded by Hope, by Dowrich. Oh dear. It's all going wrong for Afghanistan now. Calamitous mix up, and Ihsanullah is left stranded in the middle of the pitch. Both batsmen were guilty of ball watching, and neither really made a decisive call. Just poked into the offside, Shai Hope ran round from slip to gather, and chucked it back to Dowrich to complete a simple run out.
In over# 19
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rahkeem Cornwall Wickets : 1
18.6
W
OUT! L.B.W. Rahkeem Cornwall to Ibrahim Zadran. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot padded, padded to. What was Ibrahim thinking here? He lifts the arms up, sticks the pad out and just lets it hit him. The ball ripped back in to strike him on the knee, and up goes the finger from the umpire. A little doubt to whether it might be bouncing over or turning too much, but it's a fair enough decision from the official. Cornwall is back in the wickets.
18.5
4
FOUR! Rahkeem Cornwall to Ibrahim Zadran. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. A corker of a shot from Ibrahim. He plants the front foot down, and lofts a drive over extra cover with grace.
In over# 18
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jomel Warrican Wickets : 0
17.2
4
FOUR! Jomel Warrican to Javed Ahmadi. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Excellent sweep shot again. Ahmadi with a delicate little paddle now, and there is no fielder in sight to cut that off.
In over# 16
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jomel Warrican Wickets : 0
15.2
4
FOUR! Jomel Warrican to Ibrahim Zadran. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Nice touch. Ibrahim gets right across, and nurdles this away behind square for four.
In over# 12
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jomel Warrican Wickets : 0
11.4
4
FOUR! Jomel Warrican to Ibrahim Zadran. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Marvellous from Ibrahim. An elegant drive from him, that gets threaded through extra cover, and it races into the rope.
In over# 6
Runs : 8 Bowler: Jason Holder Wickets : 0
5.4
4
FOUR! Jason Holder to Javed Ahmadi. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Wayward start by Holder. He fires one down the legside, and Ahmadi clips it off the pads through square leg with a flourish.
5.1
4
FOUR! Jason Holder to Javed Ahmadi. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Full, drifting away, but met with the middle of Ahmadi's bat. He is down on one knee to drive aesthetically through the covers for four.
In over# 4
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jason Holder Wickets : 0
3.3
4
FOUR! Jason Holder to Javed Ahmadi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Off the edge again. All the runs coming from down there so far. Played with soft hands, and it dissects the catching fielders behind the wicket for four.
In over# 3
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kemar Roach Wickets : 0
2.6
4
FOUR! Kemar Roach to Ibrahim Zadran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Not totally in control of that. Ibrahim flashes hard, and the ball flies off a thick edge through a vacant gully for four.
In over# 2
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jason Holder Wickets : 0
1.5
4
FOUR! Jason Holder to Javed Ahmadi. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Defended with soft hands, and the ball trickles away off the outer half through gully for four.
In over# 7
Runs : 4 Bowler: Amir Hamza Wickets : 0
6.2
4
FOUR! Amir Hamza to John Campbell. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. West Indies have completed a nine wicket victory over Afghanistan in Lucknow, finishing the job this morning in just over an hour of play. Jason Holder ensured the tail was mopped up quickly, snaring three quick wickets with some accurate fast bowling, before the batsmen cruised to the small target with alacrity. The men from the Caribbean took control of the match through Rahkeem Cornwall's superb seven wicket haul on the opening day and they never let the hosts back into the contest from there. Shamarh Brooks gave a masterful demonstration of how to bat long in difficult conditions yesterday, compiling his maiden Test century in style. Cornwall went on to finish with ten wickets in the match, reward for his consistency and guile. Afghanistan are still young in terms of Test experience and they will learn plenty from this defeat.
In over# 6
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
5.3
4
FOUR! Rashid Khan to Shai Hope. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Delightful batting, threading the ball through a miniscule gap with surgical precision.
In over# 5
Runs : 0 Bowler: Amir Hamza Wickets : 1
4.5
W
OUT! Caught. Amir Hamza to Kraigg Brathwaite. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, Gloved to wicketkeeper, by Zazai. A consolation wicket for Afghanistan to boost their spirits. Brathwaite was looking to smother this delivery but prodigious turn and bounce made that virtually impossible. The ball kissed the glove before being pouched behind the stumps, further evidence that a few more runs would've been difficult for West Indies to chase.
In over# 4
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
3.2
4
FOUR! Rashid Khan to John Campbell. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Gorgeous stroke, pouncing on the overpitched delivery and hammering it back past the bowler with the full face.
In over# 2
Runs : 8 Bowler: Javed Ahmadi Wickets : 0
1.4
4
FOUR! Javed Ahmadi to John Campbell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Intelligent batting, this time using the pace to paddle the ball fine.
1.2
4
FOUR! Javed Ahmadi to John Campbell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Campbell joins the early boundary bonanza with a ferocious sweep. It seems like these two batsmen want to finish this off as quickly as possible.
In over# 1
Runs : 8 Bowler: Yamin Ahmadzai Wickets : 0
0.5
4
FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Kraigg Brathwaite. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Khan. Again it's too straight and again Brathwaite accepts the easy boundary opportunity, helped by some sloppy work in the deep this time.
4
NEW BALL. FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Kraigg Brathwaite. Half volley, to leg on the front foot working, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. That's the ideal delivery to get first up as an opener, a simple one to tuck to the legside to get the scoreboard moving.

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Javed Ahmadi

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Ihsanullah

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Rahmat Shah

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Asghar Afghan

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Nasir Jamal

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Afsar Zazai

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Rashid Khan

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Amir Hamza

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Zahir Khan

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Kraigg Brathwaite

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John Campbell

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Shai Hope

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John Campbell

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Shimron Hetmyer

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Roston Chase

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Shane Dowrich

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Jason Holder

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Rahkeem Cornwall

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Jomel Warrican

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Ihsanullah

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Amir Hamza

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