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Afghanistan vs West Indies 2nd T20I Highlights: Karim Janat inspires AFG to level series

Afghanistan vs West Indies (AFG vs WI) 2nd T20I Highlights: Owing to Karim Janat's 5/11, Afghanistan managed to level the series by registering a 41-run win.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: November 16, 2019 10:51:48 pm
Afghanistan vs West Indies 2nd T20I: West Indies would hope to seal the series. (Source: PTI Photo)

Afghanistan vs West Indies (AFG vs WI) 2nd T20I Highlights: Afghanistan won the second T20I against West Indies by 41 runs at Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Saturday, owing to the brilliance of Karim Janat who registered 5/11.

After winning the first T20I against Afghanistan by 30 runs, West Indies did well to restrict them to just 147/7 in the first innings, where Karim Janat and Hazratullah Zazai top-scored with 26. But the Carribean side fell to the bowling excellence of Afghanistan and finished the match on 106/8. After losing the ODI series 0-3, they have now levelled the T20I series.

Afghanistan and West Indies in India, 3 T20I Series, 2019Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow 01 April 2020

Afghanistan 147/7 (20.0)

vs

West Indies 106/8 (20.0)

Match Ended ( Day - 2nd T20I ) Afghanistan beat West Indies by 41 runs

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Afghanistan vs West Indies 2nd T20I Highlights:

Highlights

    22:45 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    AFGHANISTAN WIN!

    After Karim Janat secured his fifer after dismissing Keemo Paul, Gulbadin Naib finished the match with a wicket and conceded just seven runs in the last over. Denesh Ramdin (24) and Kesrick Williams (0) ended the match for West Indies on 106/8. Afghanistan won by 41 runs to level the series. Karim Janat, the Man of the Match with a brilliant 5/11.

    22:10 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    Ramdin, Paul keep fighting

    A mountain to climb for the Carribeans. They still need 60 runs to win. WI are 88/6 after 17 overs. 

    22:01 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    STUMPED!

    Rashid Khan bags the sixth wicket of the innings, by dismissing Jason Holder. Rahmanullah Gurbaz with the stumping. Smiles all around. WI are 69/6 after 14.1 overs.

    21:51 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    WICKET!

    Karim Janat is unplayable at the moment! He traps the captain and Kieron Pollard departs for 7. Jason Holder and Denesh Ramdin are on the crease now. WI are 55/5 after 12 overs.

    21:40 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    WICKET!

    Karim Janat is having the game of his life with the ball, as he picks up the wicket of Sherfane Rutherford. He leaves for 6 after being caught by Rahmanullah Gurbaz. West Indies need 103 runs more to win. WI are 45/4 after 10 overs.

    21:37 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    WICKET!

    And Afghanistan make things go from bad to worse for West Indies. Karim Janat at it again, as Evin Lewis is caught by Ibrahim Zadran. On comes Kieron Pollard. Can he change the fortunes of hsi team? WI are 45/3 after 9.4 overs.

    21:33 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    FOUR!

    One loose delivery and West Indies have a confidence booster here, as Evin Lewis hits a four with a sweep against Mohammad Nabi. The Carribean side still need 9.64 runs per over to win the match. WI are 42/2 after 9 overs.

    21:25 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    LBW!

    After a lot of singles here and there, the West Indies' batsmen were under pressure and Afghanistan have made the most out of it. Karim Janat dismisses Shimron Hetmyer on 13. Sherfane Rutherford is on. WI are 34/ after 7.2 overs.

    21:11 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    WICKET!

    It's Naveen-ul-Haq with the ball and he has bowled Brandon King out on 12. What a start this has been for Afghanistan! Shimron Hetmyer comes on and takes a single. Just three runs from the over. WI are 18/1 after 4 overs.

    21:03 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    Expensive start by Naveen!

    An expensive start by Naveen-ul-Haq as he gives away nine runs in his first over. Evin Lewis is batting on 4, while Brandon King is on 8. WI are 12/0 after 2 overs.

    20:54 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    Chase begins!

    Evin Lewis and Brandon King walk out in the middle to start the Windies chase as they require 148 to win at a required rate of 7.46. Afghanistan to start off with spin as Mujeeb Ur Rahman prepares to deliver the first over.  

    20:42 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    WI need 148 to win

    A Rashid Khan boundary in the last ball saved the over, but still seven runs in the last over isn't what Afghanistan would have wanted. Kesrick Williams even bagged the wicket of Gulbadin Naib with a LBW. AFG end the innings on 147/7.

    20:36 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    Naib hitting big

    After hitting a boundary in the last over, Gulbadin Naib has now hit a Sheldon Cottrell ball out of the park. He's leading the charge now, scoring 24*. 21 runs from the last two overs. AFG are 140/6 after 19 overs.

    20:27 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    AFG looking positive

    After just scoring eight from the previous two overs, Afghanistan have decided to amp it up somewhat. Gulbadin Naib pulls a short slower delivery to deep backward square leg, before facing five wides from Sheldon Cottrell. 15 runs from the over. AFG are 119/6 after 17 overs.

    20:12 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    WICKET!

    Keemo Paul strikes again and scalps an important wicket of Mohammad Nabi. His miscued shot is caught by Kesrick Williams, as he is made to leave on 3. The former captain, Gulbadin Naib comes on to the crease. AFG are 97/6 after 14.1 overs.

    20:03 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    SIX! CAUGHT!

    After hitting the shot of the match. with a brilliant six on the backfoot, Ibrahim Zadran has now been dismissed by Keemo Paul. The captain Kieron Pollard with the catch. It's all going downward for Afghanistan though. AFG are 88/5 after 12.3 overs.

    19:56 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    WICKET!

    Karim Janat falls, and it's an absolute beauty of a delivery by Jason Holder. The pacer traps the batsman right between the wickets, forcing him to walk back to the pavilion on 26. Najibullah Zadran comes on. AFG are 77/4 after 10.4 overs.

    19:51 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    Janat assumes responsibility

    Three boundaries in the over, which leaves Hayden Walsh scratching his head. Karim Janat is coming onto his own now, although Ibrahim Zadran is yet to open his account. AFG are 76/3 after 10 overs.

    19:45 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    CAUGHT BEHIND!

    And another wicket falls, and it's that of Asghar Afghan's, who departs for 8. Jason Holder with the delivery and Denesh Ramdin with the catch behind the wickets. The pressure of the dot balls finally got to him. AFG are 62/3 after 8.4 overs.

    19:41 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    AFG taking it slow

    With no boundaries and just nine runs from the last two overs, Asghar Afghan and Karim Janat have been on the backfoot for a while now. Hayden Walsh came into the attack in the last over. AFG are 61/2 after 8 overs.