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Windies crush Afghanistan


Added 29 November 2019


West Indies celebrating victory in the one-off Test against Afghanistan. (AFP Picture)

LUCKNOW – West Indies required just over an hour to thrash Afghanistan by nine wickets early yesterday, and post an emphatic victory in the one-off Test at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Stadium.

The Caribbean side nabbed the last three Afghan wickets for 11 runs with fast-bowling captain Jason Holder accounting for all, as the home side’s second innings folded for 120.

Set 31 for victory, West Indies lost out-of-form opener Kraigg Brathwaite cheaply for eight before overhauling their target off 38 deliveries.
Left-handed opener John Campbell finished on a 16-ball unbeaten 19 which included four fours – the last of which was a belligerent punch over mid-off off left-arm spinner Amir Hamza to end the contest.

“We played a really good cricket game, and we were clinical. I asked the guys to make sure we don’t leave any stones unturned,” Holder said afterwards.

“Probably would have liked a little bit more in our first innings in terms of our batting, but we had a lead of 90. I think leads win games. Once you have a hefty lead, it puts pressure on the opposition.” (CMC)


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