West Indies beat Afghanistan by 30 runs in 1st T20I
Powerful innings from Evin Lewis 68 and Kieron Pollard 32* steered the West Indies to victory over Afghanistan in the 1st T20I in Lucknow.
Afghanistan 134 - 9 (Najibullah Zadran 27, Asghar Afghan 25; Kesrick Williams 3-17, Kieron Pollard 2-17, Hayden Walsh Jr 2-34)
West Indies 164 - 5 (Evin Lewis 68, Kieron Pollard 32 not out; Gulbadin Naib 2-24)
Result - West Indies won by 30 runs
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Asked to bat first, the west indies scored a par 164-5 with Evin Lewis 68 and Kieron Pollard 32* the top run scorers and Gulbadin Naib 2-24 the pick of the Afghanistan bowlers.
In reply, Afghanistan were never really in the run chase, losing wickets at regular intervals and only managing to score 134-9 in their 20 overs - Kesrick Williams 3-17 and skipper Kieron Pollard 2-17 were outstanding with the ball for the West Indies.
Wset Indies batsman,Evin Lewi,s was named Player of the Match for his innings of 68 in 41 balls (inc 6x6s and 4x4s)
Afghanistan - Asghar Afghan, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(wk), Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan(c), Fareed Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq
West Indies - Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Denesh Ramdin(wk), Kieron Pollard(c), Sherfane Rutherford, Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Kesrick Williams, Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh
Start Time: 13:30
Toss: Afghanistan won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Officials: Ahmed Pakteen, Ahmed Durrani, Izatullah Safi, Mahmood Kharoti, Brian Broad
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