Afghanistan to bat against West Indies

The 18-year-old from Nangarhar then delivered an encore in his next over, sending two more West Indies batsmen packing with consecutive balls as the home team collapsed to 70 for six wickets.

For the second match running, Afghanistan chose to bat first at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia.

Shannon Gabriel, captain Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph exploited the helpful surface with two wickets each while off-spinner Ashley Nurse wrapped up the innings with two wickets, including Naib to a catch at long-off as he miscued another big hit.

Chasing a target of 213, West Indies were looking fairly comfortable with 68 runs on the board in 22 overs with Shai Hope playing at 34.

That was the reaction of skipper Jason Holder after the West Indies' embarrassment plumbed new depths in St Lucia on Friday night, when they suffered a humiliating 63-run defeat to ICC Associate side Afghanistan in the opening game of the three-match, day/night One-Day International series.

In response, the Windies lost wickets in quick succession and were dismissed for 149 runs in the 45th over, with Rashid taking centre stage.

Afghanistan - Asghar Stanikzai (captain), Noor Ali Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi, Afsar Zazai (wicketkeeper), Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Dawlat Zadran.

Apart from him, Naib also chipped in with two wickets.

The Afghanistan national cricket team managed to secure its first victory in the One Day International (ODI) series between the two countries after whitewashed in Twenty20 International series.

  • Julie Sanders