Afghanistan scored a clinical win against Bangladesh to clinch the T20I series 2-1. After their defeat in the ODI series, Afghans made a comeback with two clinical wins, helping them to register a win in the series.
As usual, Afghans went to bat first after winning the toss in the last match. Hazratullah Zazai left for a golden duck and both Karim Janat and Ibrahim Zadran followed him.
It was Rahmanullah Gurbaz who was involved in a 50 run partnership with Asghar for the 4th wicket. Even after the Asghar’s dismissal, he went on to score 79 off 52 deliveries, which included 6 fours and 5 sixes.
Later on, Mohammad Nabi came up with a couple of boundaries towards the end, and they ended up with 156 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams, and Keemo Paul picked up two wickets each for the Windies.
In the second innings, the Windies opener Lendl Simmons was dismissed for 7 with King followed by 1. The top-order Evin Lewis made a contribution of 24 off 23 after the opener’s dismissal. It was Shai Hope who scored a brilliant half-century after the fall of three wickets. From the other end, there were no major contributions and Windies had a disappointing end to their innings with their score remaining at 127 for 7 at the end.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Naveen-ul-Haq got off top-order to a start giving Afghanistan a headstart. Skipper Rashid Khan picked up the important wicket of Shimron Hetmyer and Naveen-ul-Haq dismissed the Kieron Pollard to put an end to their run-chase.
Afghans bowled well and scored a 29-run win in the third game.
— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) November 17, 2019
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) November 18, 2019
— Masked Maverick🇮🇳 (@MakeAChangeOK) November 18, 2019
— haroOon (@benshah1) November 17, 2019
What a spell from young Naveen-ul-Haq under such pressure, looked very confident bowling the big overs and was pretty much on-point with his channels and lengths. What a find, this guy should be a star in the future! #AFGvWI
— anuraagpeesara15 (@imAP_15) November 17, 2019
Has the #AFGvWI T20 series really done enough to dislodge Gayle or a soon to come out of retirement DJ Bravo?
— Caribbean Cricket Podcast (@CaribCricket) November 17, 2019
Congrats to #Afghanistan for beating us…Again, just like yesterday, #WestIndies batting was not up to par! The #T20WorldCup starts in exactly 11 months time in #Australia and the boys have PLENTY of work to do if we are to defend the trophy from 2016. #AFGvWI #MenInMaroon 🏏🌴 https://t.co/4NakZ5WvPb
— Vijay Rahaman (@TriniSportsGuy) November 17, 2019
Dear Afganistan, Congratulations. we are proud of you.
Love from India 🇮🇳🇦🇫 #AFGvWI
— Sambit Kumar Dash (@sailorSamD) November 17, 2019
👏🏼🏏👏🏼Mubarak #Afghanistan. It was #Gurboz batting target that made it difficult for @windiescricket to chase & @imnaveenulhaq bowling to keep their wickets safe plus @MohammadNabi007,@rashidkhan_1, @GbNaib, @iamnajibzadran & @ACBofficials fielding prevented them to win. #AFGvWI pic.twitter.com/ReK2zzhowc
— Diva Patang (@DivaPatang) November 17, 2019