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West Indies wrap up series 2-0 with all-round performance in second T20I

Kesrick Williams picked three wickets in the game
Kesrick Williams picked three wickets in the game

West Indies 112 (Walton 29) beat
Afghanistan 93 (Williams 3-11) by 29 runs DLS method
Second Twenty20 International at Warner Park

A clinical all-round display from West Indies saw them defeat Afghanistan by 29 runs by DLS method in the second Twenty20 International at Warner Park to claim the series 2-0.

West Indies won the toss and decided to bat despite a bit of rain around. Chadwick Walton (29) started the innings positively with four boundaries and a six in the first four overs before was caught at long on in the fifth over bowled by Mohammad Nabi (1-21).

Evin Lewis (25) and Marlon Samuels (22) hit a six each to get going but Afghanistan pulled back things to restrict West Indies to 78 for two at half way mark after claiming the wicket of the left-hander.

An over later, rain lashed out at Warner park, delaying the proceedings by almost two hours after which the game was reduced to 15 overs per side.

With useful contribution from Lendl Simmons (17 not out), West Indies managed 33 runs off the final four overs to end their innings at 112 for three.

The target for Afghanistan was revised to 123 runs off 15 overs and they were rocketed early by a brilliant spell from Samuel Badree where he conceded just 11 runs off three overs and picked the wicket of Gulbadin Naib (12).

Their chase were dented further by a double strike from Kesrick Williams (3-11), who removed both Noor Ali (6) and Asghar Stanikzai (9) off successive deliveries.

From there on Afghanistan hardly recovered with only Karim Janat (20) and Najibullah Zadran (11) managing scores in double digits as they were bowled out for 93 runs.

The 29-run win has helped Afghanistan claim a 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

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