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Windies win first T20 against Afghanistan


Windies win first T20 against Afghanistan

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West Indies took a one-match lead in the T20 International Series against Afghanistan, defeating them by 30 runs in Lucknow, India, earlier today.

Opener Evin Lewis (68) and captain Kieron Pollard (32 not out) powered the Windies to 164 for five off their 20 overs after being invited to bat, then the bowlers limited Afghanistan to 134 for nine.

Man of the match Pollard gave the innings a push near the end scoring two fours and one six in the 22 balls he faced.

Several Afghanistan batters got off to good starts, but none lasted long enough to keep the score ticking or build partnerships.

Afghanistan lost the first wicket with only four runs on and the second with the score on seven.

Kesrick Williams grabbed three for 17 and Pollard and Walsh Jr, both took two wickets.

Summarised scores:

West Indies 164-5 in 20 overs (Evin Lewis 68, Kieron Pollard 32 not out, Shimron Hetmyer 21, Denesh Ramdin 20; Gilbadin Naib 2-24). Afghanistan 134-9 in 20 overs (Najibullah Zadran 27, Asghar Afghan 25, Fareed Ahmad 24 n.o., Hazratullah Zazal 23; Kieron Pollard 2-17, Hayden Walsh Jr. 2-34). West Indies won by 30 runs.

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