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2nd ODI: West Indies beat Afghanistan by 47 runs; flies invade stadium

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LUCKNOW: West Indies produced an all-round effort to chronicle a comprehensive 47-slump pick over Afghanistan within the 2d ODI that used to be threatened by an invasion of hundreds of moths and flies on Saturday.

It forced many West Indies avid gamers to set on masks as batting and fielding grew to change into subtle within the day-night sport on the metropolis’s Ekana Cricket Stadium.

SCORECARD: Afghanistan vs West Indies, 2nd ODI

The West Indies, even if, quiet managed to ranking an unassailable 2-0 lead within the three-match series.

Set aside into bat, West Indies posted 247 for 9 in their stipulated 50 overs, riding on a 50-ball 67 by Nicholas Pooran and a 75-ball 54 from opener Evin Lewis.

Shai Hope (43) and Shimron Hetmyer (34) were the opposite contributors for West Indies.

Seamer Naveen-ul-Haq claimed three wickets to emerge as essentially the most fantastic bowler for Afghanistan.

West Indies returned to dismiss Afghanistan for 200 in 45.4 overs to total the pick.

Afghanistan all-rounder Najibullah Zadran emerged as the head-scorer with a 66-ball 56, his knock studded with seven boundaries and a six.

Hazratullah Zazai (23), Rahmat Shah (33) and Mohammad Nabi (32) obtained begins but did now not discontinuance prolonged ample.

Chasing 248 to select out, Afghanistan did now not be pleased a first payment starting up and were reduced to 61 for three within the 15th over.

Afghanistan lost half their aspect for 109 in 27 overs. Najibullah and Nabi then added 68 runs but both the batsmen left in successive overs as they slipped to 177 for seven within the 40th over.

For West Indies, Sheldon Cottrell (3/25) and Roston Dash (3/30) took three wickets every, while Hayden Walsh (2/32) snapped two.

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