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WI win T20I opener by 30 runs

  • Published at 12:34 am November 15th, 2019
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The West Indies' Evin Lewis plays a shot during their first T20I against Afghanistan in Lucknow Thursday AFP

The second and penultimate T20I will be held Saturday at the same venue

The West Indies took a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series against Afghanistan after winning the first game by 30 runs in Lucknow Thursday.

Asked to bat first, the Windies posted 164 losing five wickets in their stipulated 20 overs, riding on a hurricane 41-ball 68 by opener Evin Lewis.

Lewis hammered the hapless Afghan bowlers all over the ground hitting four fours and half a dozen sixes.

Former Afghan captain Gulbadin Naib bagged two wickets.

In reply, the Afghans registered 134 for nine in their allotted 20 overs.

Four Afghan batters reached double digit but none of them converted their innings into significant knocks.

Windies seamer Kesrick Williams took three wickets while medium-pacer and player of the match Kieron Pollard and leg-spinner Hayden Walsh notched two each.

The second and penultimate T20I will be held Saturday at the same venue.

The two teams will also play a solitary Test after the T20Is.

The Windies earlier whitewashed the Afghans 3-0 in the ODI series.