Afghanistan vs West Indies 3rd T20I Highlights: Gurbaz’s 79 guide Afghanistan to series win
Afghanistan vs West Indies 3rd T20I Highlights: Follow Highlights of Afghanistan vs West Indies 3rd T20I.Updated: Nov 17, 2019 23:05 IST
Result: Opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz slammed a strokeful 52-ball 79 as Afghanistan claimed the three-match T20I series 2-1 with a comprehensive 29-run win over the West Indies in the third game here on Sunday. Batting first after winning the toss, Afghanistan posted a competitive 156 for 8, courtesy Gurbaz’s superb innings. Asghar Afghan (24 off 20), Najibullah Zadran (14 off 14) and Mohammad Nabi (15 off 7) were the other contributors. Chasing 157 to win, West Indies lost Lendl Simmons (7) and Brandon King (1) early to be reduced to 16 for two. Evin Lewis (24) was then dismissed LBW by Karim Janat (24). Hope and Shimron Hetmyer (11) tried to steady the innings, adding 38 but the latter was removed by Rashid Khan in the 13th over.
Toss Updates: Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan won the toss and elected to bat first in the third and deciding Twenty20 international against West Indies in Lucknow Sunday. The Afghans bounced back to win the last game by 41 runs on Saturday to level the three-match series at 1-1 with Karim Janat taking five wickets and scoring 26 runs. Afghanistan, who play their home games in India since 2015 due to security issues back home, have retained their winning XI.
Afghanistan Playing XI: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Karim Janat, Asghar Afghan, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan (c), Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
West Indies Playing XI: Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Kesrick Williams, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Khary Pierre
(With inputs from agencies)