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Afghan cricket team in the West Indies in 2017

The Afghanistan cricket team toured the West Indies in June 2017 to play three One Day Internationals (ODIs), three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) and a tour match.[1][2] It was Afghanistan's first bilateral tour against a full member nation other than Zimbabwe.[1] Originally the tour was going to consist of five ODIs and three T20Is.[3][4][5] The West Indies won the T20I series 3–0.[6] The ODI series was drawn 1–1 after the final match was washed out with no result.[7]

Afghan cricket team in the West Indies in 2017
  WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg Flag of Afghanistan.svg
  West Indies Afghanistan
Dates 30 May–14 June 2017
Captains Carlos Brathwaite (T20Is)
Jason Holder (ODIs)
Asghar Stanikzai
One Day International series
Results 3-match series drawn 1–1
Most runs Shai Hope (83) Gulbadin Naib (92)
Most wickets Ashley Nurse (4) Rashid Khan (10)
Twenty20 International series
Results West Indies won the 3-match series 3–0
Most runs Marlon Samuels (146) Mohammad Nabi (48)
Most wickets Kesrick Williams (8) Shapoor Zadran (3)
Player of the series Marlon Samuels (WI)

Contents

SquadsEdit

Tour matchEdit

Twenty overs: West Indies Cricket Board President's XI vs AfghanistanEdit

30 May 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
Afghanistan  
115/9 (20 overs)
v
Usman Ghani 33 (34)
Miguel Cummins 3/19 (4 overs)
Johnson Charles 53 (44)
Rashid Khan 3/11 (4 overs)
Afghanistan won by 12 runs
Warner Park, Basseterre
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and Nigel Duguid (WI)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.

T20I seriesEdit

1st T20IEdit

2 June 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
Afghanistan  
110 (20 overs)
v
  West Indies
114/4 (16.3 overs)
Rashid Khan 33 (27)
Sunil Narine 3/11 (4 overs)
Marlon Samuels 35 (36)
Shapoor Zadran 2/30 (3.3 overs)
West Indies won by 6 wickets
Warner Park, Basseterre
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and Nigel Duguid (WI)
Player of the match: Sunil Narine (WI)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • This result ended Afghanistan's eleven match winning streak, a T20I record.[11]

2nd T20IEdit

3 June 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
West Indies  
112/3 (15 overs)
v
  Afghanistan
93 (13.3 overs)
Chadwick Walton 29 (17)
Gulbadin Naib 1/10 (2 overs)
Karim Janat 20 (15)
Kesrick Williams 3/11 (2.3 overs)
West Indies won by 29 runs (D/L method)
Warner Park, Basseterre
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and Joel Wilson (WI)
Player of the match: Kesrick Williams (WI)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The match was reduced to 15 overs per side due to rain with Afghanistan set a revised target of 123 runs.

3rd T20IEdit

5 June 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
Afghanistan  
146/6 (20 overs)
v
  West Indies
147/3 (19.2 overs)
Mohammad Nabi 38 (30)
Kesrick Williams 3/34 (4 overs)
Marlon Samuels 89* (66)
Rashid Khan 1/22 (4 overs)
West Indies won by 7 wickets
Warner Park, Basseterre
Umpires: Leslie Reifer (WI) and Joel Wilson (WI)
Player of the match: Marlon Samuels (WI)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.

ODI seriesEdit

1st ODIEdit

9 June 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
Afghanistan  
212/6 (50 overs)
v
  West Indies
149 (44.4 overs)
Javed Ahmadi 81 (102)
Ashley Nurse 2/34 (10 overs)
Shai Hope 35 (63)
Rashid Khan 7/18 (8.4 overs)
Afghanistan won by 63 runs
Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet
Umpires: Chettithody Shamshuddin (Ind) and Joel Wilson (WI)
Player of the match: Rashid Khan (Afg)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Roston Chase (WI) made his ODI debut.
  • Rashid Khan (Afg) recorded the fourth-best bowling figures in ODIs.[12]
  • This was the first win by Afghanistan against the West Indies and their first win against a Test team other than Bangladesh or Zimbabwe in ODIs.[13]

2nd ODIEdit

11 June 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
Afghanistan  
135 (37.3 overs)
v
  West Indies
138/6 (39.2 overs)
Gulbadin Naib 51 (73)
Alzarri Joseph 2/15 (6 overs)
Shai Hope 48* (77)
Rashid Khan 3/26 (10 overs)
West Indies won by 4 wickets
Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet
Umpires: Nigel Duguid (WI) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (Ind)
Player of the match: Shai Hope (WI)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.

3rd ODIEdit

14 June 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rain reduced the match initially to 43 overs per side but it continued after the toss, with no play possible.[7]
  • Leslie Reifer (WI) stood in his first ODI match as an umpire.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Afghanistan, West Indies to play three T20Is, three ODIs in June". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Afghanistan to play ODIs and T20Is in the West Indies in June". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Afghanistan set to play first full series against West Indies". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  4. ^ "West Indies and Afghanistan confirm 2017 series". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  5. ^ "West Indies to host Afghanistan". Afghanistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Samuels' 89* completes West Indies sweep". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Decider washed out; Law 'not sure' of WI's chances of direct entry into World Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Roston Chase earns maiden ODI call-up". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Afghanistan reveal squad for West Indies tour". 1TV Afghanistan. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Beaton earns maiden T20I call-up". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Reckless batting snaps Afghanistan's winning streak". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Rashid Khan rips the fight out of West Indies". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Gooch sets up history". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 June 2017.

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