Afghanistan vs West Indies - Highlights & Stats

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West Indies, meanwhile, beat Afghanistan by 47 runs in the second ODI to seal the three-match series with a match remaining. They had last won a series way back in 2014. West Indies are now riding on a winning momentum as they won the first ODI by 7 wickets.

West Indies returned to dismiss Afghanistan for 200 in 45.4 overs to complete the win. The Afghan team suffered an early blow as they lost their opener Javed Ahmadi in the first over for a duck.

Chase accounted for Hazratullah Zazai (23), Ikram Alikhil (19) and Asghar Afghan (3) to keep the Windies well on top.

Chasing a target of 248, Afghanistan were all out for 200 with Sheldon Cottrell, Roston Chase and Hayden Walsh taking three wickets each.

Lewis and Hope denied the four-pronged Afghanistan spin attack until midway through the innings when skipper Rashid Khan finally broke the stand in his fourth over by trapping Hope leg before wicket.

The Asian nation struggled to build any momentum, with Rahmat Shah run out for a 33-run knock that soaked up 54 balls, increasing the required run rate. But it didn't come easy as Mohammad Nabi and Najibullah Zadran's partnership looked like the game is going away from the visitors until Sheldon Cottrell came to the rescue. However, Pooran scored 39 runs (19 balls) in that partnership while Shepherd scored just six runs (9 balls) before losing his wicket.

Naveen-ul-Haq took 3-60 as the Windies were being restricted to 247-nine at Lucknow with Nicholas Pooran and Evin Lewis building fifty percent-hundreds of years.

Indeed, there were only two other notable contributions from the Windies' batting line-up, Shimron Hetmyer making 34 to play his part.

While there were concerns surrounding India's T20I vs Bangladesh in New Delhi owing to the poor air quality prevailing in northwest India recently, the 2nd ODI between Afghanistan and West Indies in Lucknow on Saturday saw players donning masks on the field.

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