Hope’s ton guides WI to series sweep

November 12, 2019

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LUCKNOW: Afghanistan batsman Mohammad Nabi pulls during the third ODI against the West Indies at the Ekana Cricket Stadium on Monday.—AFP
LUCKNOW: Afghanistan batsman Mohammad Nabi pulls during the third ODI against the West Indies at the Ekana Cricket Stadium on Monday.—AFP

LUCKNOW: Opener Shai Hope struck an unbeaten century as West Indies beat Afghanistan by five wickets in the third One-day International in Lucknow to complete a 3-0 sweep on Monday.

Hope, declared man-of-the-match, made 109 off 145 balls (eight fours and three sixes) and built crucial partnerships including an unbeaten 71-run stand with man-of-the-series Roston Chase, who finished on 42 not out, to anchor West Indies’ chase of 250 with eight balls to spare.

Paceman Keemo Paul returned figures of 3-44 in Afghanistan’s 249-7 play a key part in the win.

The two teams will now play three Twenty20 Internationals starting here from Thursday.

Scoreboard

AFGHANISTAN:

Hazratullah Zazai c Lewis b Paul 50 Ibrahim Zadran lbw b Joseph 2 Rahmat Shah c Pooran b Paul 10 Ikram Alikhil b Paul 9 Asghar Afghan c Shepherd b Joseph 86 Najibullah Zadran c King b Chase 30 Mohammad Nabi not out 50 Rashid Khan c Walsh b Shepherd 0 EXTRAS (B-1, LB-3, W-8) 12 TOTAL (for seven wkts, 50 overs) 249 FALL OF WKTS: 1-15, 2-45, 3-65, 4-74, 5-118, 6-245, 7-249. DID NOT BAT: Sharafuddin Ashraf, Yamin Ahmadzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman. BOWLING: Joseph 9-1-59-2 (1w); Shepherd 9-0-47-1 (3w); Chase 10-0-24-1; Paul 10-2-44-3 (3w); Walsh 7-0-51-0; Pollard 5-0-20-0 (1w).

WEST INDIES:

S.D. Hope not out 109 E. Lewis lbw b Mujeeb 1 S.O. Hetmyer lbw b Mujeeb 0 B.A. King b Rashid 39 N. Pooran c Ibrahim b Sharafuddin 21 K.A. Pollard c Najibullah b Nabi 32 R.L. Chase not out 42 EXTRAS (B-4, LB-1, W-4) 9 TOTAL (for five wkts, 48.4 overs) 253 FALL OF WKTS: 1-4, 2-4, 3-68, 4-119, 5-182. DID NOT BAT: K.M.A. Paul, R. Shepherd, A.S. Joseph, H.R. Walsh. BOWLING: Mujeeb Ur Rahman 10-1-49-2 (1w); Yamin Ahmadzai 8.4-1-48-0 (3w); Sharafuddin Ashraf 10-0-57-1; Mohammad Nabi 10-1-47-1; Rashid Khan 10-0-46-1. RESULT: West Indies won by five wickets to win three-match series 3-0.
UMPIRES: Ahmed Shah Durrani (Afghanistan) and P.R. Reiffel (Australia). TV UMPIRE: Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afghanistan). MATCH REFEREE: B.C. Broad (England). MAN-OF-THE-MATCH: Shai Hope. MAN-OF-THE-SERIES: Roston Chase.

Published in Dawn, November 12th, 2019