Afghanistan Vs West Indies Live Score (TEST)

Date: Wednesday, 27 November, 2019 09:30 IST Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow Match Status: Match Ended

West Indies beat Afghanistan by 9 wickets

187/10
Overs
68.3
R/R
2.74
Fours
22
Sixes
2
Extras
12
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Zahir Khan not out 0 3 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Kemar Roach 8 1 33 0
Jason Holder 17 10 22 2
277/10
Overs
83.3
R/R
3.33
Fours
34
Sixes
2
Extras
13
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Jomel Warrican not out 4 10 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Yamin Ahmadzai 10 3 24 0
Amir Hamza 28.3 4 74 5
120/10
Overs
43.1
R/R
2.78
Fours
16
Sixes
0
Extras
9
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Zahir Khan not out 0 4 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Kemar Roach 4 2 5 0
Jason Holder 6.1 2 20 3
33/1
Overs
6.2
R/R
5.32
Fours
7
Sixes
0
Extras
0
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
John Campbell not out 19 16 4 0
Shai Hope not out 6 6 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Yamin Ahmadzai 1 0 8 0
Javed Ahmadi 1 0 9 0
  • The players are out in the middle. Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell will open the batting for West Indies. Yamin Ahmadzai will start the proceedings for Afghanistan.
  • How will Afghanistan be able to bounce back from this poor show with the bat? 19 overs left in the day. Can they take 2-3 wickets at least? Stay tuned for the Windies' reply.
  • Hard to explain Afghanistan's state of mind. What bit them? Do they be happy with 187 on a spinning surface? One reckons that it is 60 under par. Disappointing aspect is that they were not bounced out or beaten by pace. Pure off spin consumed them where only 4 batters showed some grit.
  • Bowled out under 70 overs. Now, it looks like a good toss to win. But at 84/1, Holder would have had his doubts. The wicket of Javed Ahmadi sparked a collapse, with Rahkeem Cornwall running through the Afghan batting line-up. The other bowlers were barely present, leave aside Holder, who chipped in with a couple of scalps.
  • 68.3 OUT! CAUGHT! That ends the Afghanistan's innings. Flighted delivery on off, Ahmadzai comes down the track and looks to loft it over long off but does not get the distance on it. It goes towards Warrican who takes a good catch in the deep. AFGHANISTAN ARE ALL OUT FOR 187!
  • 68.2 Tossed up delivery on middle, Ahmadzai flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 68.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Ahmadzai defends it off the back foot.
  • 67.6 Good length delivery outside off, Zahir offers no shot to this one. 187/9
  • 67.5 Full again on leg, Zahir looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.
  • 67.4 Full delivery on middle, Khan defends it out.
  • Last man, Zahir Khan comes to bat.
  • 67.3 OUT! CAUGHT! Hamza's resistance ends at last. The workhorse Holder gets his second wicket. On a good length and outside off, Hamza looks to defend but the ball pitches and then seams away. The outside edge is eked and it goes towards Shane Dowrich who takes a comfortable catch. Fine knock of 34 from the debutant. Played out 14 overs.
  • 67.2 On a good length on middle, Hamza defends it off the back foot.
  • 67.1 Good length delivery on off, Hamza defends it towards point.
  • 66.6 On off, blocked off the back foot. 187/8
  • 66.5 FOUR! Full and on the pads, Yamin sweeps it through square leg and the ball races to the fence for a boundary.
  • 66.4 Floated on middle, Yamin defends it to the off side.
  • 66.3 Tossed up on middle, Hamza defends it to mid-wicket for a run.
  • 66.2 FOUR! SPANKED! Full and outside off, Ahmadzai comes down the track and bashes it over the bowler for a boundary!
  • 66.1 Full and around middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 65.6 On a good length on middle, Hamza defends it off the back foot. 179/8
  • 65.5 Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, Hamza looks to drive but misses it.
  • 65.4 Good length delivery on off, Hamza plays it to mid-wicket.
  • 65.3 On a good length on off, Hamza keeps it out.
  • 65.2 Outside off, Hamza shoulders arms to this one.
  • 65.1 On a good length on off, Hamza defends it out.
  • 64.6 Flighted delivery on off, Hamza keeps it out. 179/8
  • 64.5 Tossed up delivery on off, Hamza blocks it off the front foot.
  • 64.4 Loopy delivery on middle, Hamza looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.
  • 64.3 Flighted delivery on middle, Ahmadzai sweeps it through square leg for a single.
  • 64.2 Tossed up delivery on off, Ahmadzai defends it out.
  • 64.1 Floated delivery on middle, Ahmadzai sweeps it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 63.6 FOUR! Nice shot. Length delivery on leg, Hamza flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary. 176/8
  • 63.5 Length delivery on middle, Hamza flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 63.4 BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Hamza looks to drive but misses it.
  • 63.3 Outside off, Hamza offers no shot to this one.
  • 63.2 Length delivery on off, Ahmadzai taps it towards point. The batsmen take a single.
  • 63.1 Outside off, Ahmadzai shoulders arms to this one.
  • 62.6 SIX! Amazing shot. Flighted delivery on middle, Hamza comes down the track and lofts it over long on for a maximum. 171/8
  • 62.5 Loopy delivery on middle, Hamza looks to defend but gets hit on the pads.
  • 62.4 Flighted delivery on leg, Hamza offers no shot and gets hit on the pads.
  • 62.3 Floated delivery on off, Hamza keeps it out.
  • 62.2 Tossed up delivery on middle, Hamza blocks it off the back foot.
  • 62.1 Flighted delivery on off, Hamza defends it out.
  • Rahkeem Cornwall to bowl from the other end.
  • 61.6 Bowls a bumper, Ahmadzai ducks under it. 165/8
  • 61.5 Bowls a bouncer, Ahmadzai does well to duck under it.
  • 61.4 On a good length on middle, Ahmadzai defends it off the back foot.
  • 61.3 Full delivery on middle, Ahmadzai drives it to mid on.
  • 61.2 Good length delivery on off, Ahmadzai plays it to covers.
  • 61.1 On a good length on off, Hamza defends it off the back foot.
  • We are back for the final session of the day. The West Indies players are out in the middle. Amir Hamza will be joined by Yamin Ahmadzai in the middle for Afghanistan. Jason Holder will start the proceedings for the final session.
  • ... Day 1, Session 3 ...
  • It has all turned pear-shaped for the 'home' side. They were looking in good shape at 84/1 but then collapsed to 111/7. The 54-run stand between Zazai and Hamza did stave off some respect but they need to get at least 250 to be somewhat competitive. The pitch is turning and West Indies would like to bat only once. First, their aim would be to wrap up the Afghans well inside 200 and bat for a good chunk of the final session. Join us back at 2.30 pm local (0900 GMT).
  • Cornwall - the refresher! A wicket in the final over before Lunch and a wicket in the final over before Tea. He has taken 75 percent of the wickets to fall, putting Afghanistan right into a mire. What a session for West Indies - 5/75 in 30.2 overs - 4 of those going to the offie.
  • 60.6 OUT! LBW! Cornwall has his 6th. Full and around off, spinning in, Zazai gets deep in his crease and shoulders arms. Very risky to do that in India. The ball hits his pads, Cornwall appeals and umpire Reiffel agrees. No DRS, no Hawk Eye available to assist us but to the naked eye, it seems like it might have been spinning down leg. TEA ON DAY 1! 165/8
  • 60.5 Around middle, nudged towards leg slip.
  • 60.4 Around middle, flicked through square leg for a run.
  • 60.3 Full and outside off, played straight to point.
  • 60.2 Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 60.1 Outside off, punched off the back foot.
  • Hardly any break for the big man. Rahkeem Cornwall is back on. 21-5-56-5 so far.
  • 59.6 Another tossed up ball and Hamza pushes it to covers. 163/7
  • 59.5 Fuller one on off, Hamza pushes it to covers.
  • 59.4 On off, pushes back to the bowler.
  • 59.3 Tossed up on off, Hamza strokes it to point.
  • 59.2 FOUR! 50-RUN STAND IS UP! Full and outside off, Hamza gets down and sweeps it behind square leg. Good recovery from this pair after the batsmen above them got the team into trouble.
  • 59.1 Turn and bounce. Landed outside off, Hamza looks to defend but the ball pitches and turns away, squaring Hamza up.
  • 58.6 On middle and off, defended from the crease. 159/7
  • 58.5 Outside off, swept through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 58.4 This is the arm ball, outside off, Hamza is early into his push and misses. The ball whizzes past the outside edge to the keeper and Chase appeals but Dowrich fumbles. Was there a nick? Replays are inconclusive.
  • 58.3 On middle, spinning down, worked past short leg for a single.
  • 58.2 Around off, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 58.1 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 57.6 Warrican goes short and Zazai pulls it. The ball takes the top edge and goes towards mid on. The fielder there looks to go for the catch but the ball drops behind him. In the meantime, the batsmen take a single. 157/7
  • 57.5 Another full ball on off, Zazai plays it back to the bowler.
  • 57.4 On off, Zazai blocks it back to the bowler.
  • 57.3 Zazai flicks this tossed up ball to the off side.
  • 57.2 Full and on the pads, Zazai flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 57.1 Full and on off, Zazai plays it to mid off.
  • 56.6 Full and on off, Hamza drives it to covers. 154/7
  • 56.5 Full and on off, defended back to the bowler.
  • 56.4 Hamza defends this tossed up ball to the off side.
  • 56.3 Tossed up on off, Zazai works it to the leg side for a single.
  • 56.2 Turn and bounce! Chase tosses one up and Zazai looks to drive it through the off side. The ball goes past the outside edge and the keeper. The ball deflects off the keeper towards fine leg. Bye signalled.
  • 56.1 Tossed up on off, Zazai defends it awkwardly to the off side.
  • 55.6 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. 152/7
  • 55.5 Zazai plays this tossed up ball back to the bowler.
  • 55.4 Tossed up on off, Zazai pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 55.3 Flighted one and on off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 55.2 Floated on off, pushed to covers.
  • 55.1 Tossed up on off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 54.6 On off, punched off the back foot. 152/7
  • 54.5 On off, blocked off the front foot.
  • 54.4 Hamza pushes this tossed up ball to the off side.
  • 54.3 Tossed up on off, Hamza pushes it to the off side.
  • 54.2 Tossed up on off, Hamza drives it to silly point.
  • 54.1 Full and on middle, Zazai works it towards square leg for a run.
  • 53.6 On off, defended to the off side. 151/7
  • 53.5 Full and wide outside off, Hamza square drives it on the off side.
  • 53.4 Full and on off, Hamza plays it to point.
  • 53.3 Full and on off, Zazai drives it to long off for a run.
  • 53.2 Full and on middle, stroked back to the bowler.
  • 53.1 Full and on off, driven back to the bowler.
  • 52.6 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 150/7
  • 52.5 Flighted on off, Hamza plays it to covers.
  • 52.4 Tossed up on off, Hamza drives it to covers.
  • 52.3 Floated on off, Zazai works it to mid-wicket for a run.
  • 52.2 Tossed up on off, Zazai taps it to point.
  • 52.1 Full and on off, Zazai strokes it to covers.
  • 51.6 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 149/7
  • 51.5 Floated on off, pushed towards the cover region.
  • 51.4 On the pads of Zazai, he flicks this one towards mid-wicket and takes a single.
  • 51.3 Outside off, Zazai tries to push at it but the ball goes wide of the slip region towards third man for a couple.
  • 51.2 Floated on middle and off, pushed towards mid off.
  • 51.1 Floated on the pads, pushed towards mid on.
  • 50.6 FOUR! Runs keep on coming despite wickets falling. Chase goes wide and outside off, Hamza drives it crisply through covers for a boundary. 146/7
  • 50.5 Hamza taps this tossed up ball to point.
  • 50.4 Floated on off, Hamza defends it to the off side.
  • 50.3 Tossed up on the off stump, Hamza plays it to mid off.
  • 50.2 Tossed up on off, Zazai pushes it to the bowler.
  • 50.1 Tossed up on middle and leg, flicked to wide long on for a run.
  • Finally, Cornwall gets a break. 21 overs on the trot. Roston Chase into the attack for the first time today.
  • 49.6 Full again, watchfully defended. 141/7
  • 49.5 Outside off, fuller in length, Hamza pushes it uppishly, wide of silly point, through the covers. Kraigg Brathwaite gives it a long chase from somewhere and stops it just when the ropes come.
  • 49.4 Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 49.3 Full on middle, Zazai comes forward and drives it towards long on for a single.
  • 49.2 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 49.1 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 48.6 Cornwall goes short and wide, Hamza cuts it to point but straight to the man there. 138/7
  • 48.5 Tossed up on off, Hamza is surprised on the bounce as the ball beats his flick on the leg side. The ball goes off the thigh pad and into the hands of the short leg fielder. The close in fielders appeal but the umpire stays put.
  • 48.4 Flighted on off, Hamza blocks it off the front foot.
  • 48.3 Length ball on off, Hamza plays it back to the bowler.
  • 48.2 Hamza blocks this length ball to the off side.
  • 48.1 Tossed up outside off, Hamza drives it through point and takes a comfortable couple.
  • 47.6 Length and on middle, Hamza flicks it towards fine leg for a run. 136/7
  • 47.5 Length and on off, Hamza looks to flick it to the leg side. The ball takes the inside edge and goes onto hits the pads.
  • 47.4 Short and on middle, Hamza ducks under it.
  • 47.3 This time Zazai drives one towards mid off and Shamar Brooks dives to his left and prevents a boundary but conceeds a single.
  • 47.2 Good shot and brilliant fielding from Roston chase. Zazai strokes one down towards mid on. Chase there dives to his left and saves a certain boundary.
  • 47.1 Full and around off, driven through cover point for a single.
  • 46.6 The batsman defends it from within the crease. 134/7
  • 46.5 Flighted on off, defended off the back foot.
  • 46.4 Tossed up on middle and leg, Zazai flicks it off his pads to fine leg for a run.
  • 46.3 Zazai sweeps the fuller one on middle towards square leg for a run.
  • 46.2 Full and on off, played back to the bowler.
  • 46.1 Tossed up on middle, Zazai defends it to short leg.
  • 45.6 FOUR! Superbly played. Roach overpitches outside off, Hamza strokes it through cover-point. The fielder at point gives the chase but comes second as the ball crosses the fence in no time. 133/7
  • 45.5 Length and outside off, Hamza pushes it to covers.
  • 45.4 Fuller length outside off, Hamza pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 45.3 Full and on the pads, Zazai flicks it to fine leg for a run.
  • 45.2 Length and on off, Zazai flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 45.1 Length and on off, tapped to covers.
  • Kemar Roach is back on. 6-1-26-0 are his figures so far.
  • DRINKS BREAK! It has been an excellent hour for the West Indies where they have picked up four wickets and put pressure on the hosts. Afghanistan have completely lost the plot and it is going to be very difficult for them to make a comeback.
  • 44.6 Hamza looks to defend this tossed up ball outside off. The ball takes the outside edge and runs towards the third man fence for a couple. 128/7
  • 44.5 Full and outside off, tapped to point.
  • 44.4 Tossed up delivery outside off, Hamza goes for the sweep but is beaten by the flight on the ball. The ball raps him on the pads. The West Indies players go up in appeal in unison. Rahkeem Cornwall pleads to the umpire but the umpire is still as a rock. Replays show that height might be an issue here and that prompted the decision in the batsman's favour.
  • 44.3 Full and on off, defended off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 44.2 Tossed up on off, Zazai works it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 44.1 Good fielding! Tossed up on middle, Zazai looks to flick it down to fine leg. Holder at leg slip does well to field it.
  • 43.6 Back of a length and on off, Hamza hops inside the crease and taps it to covers. 125/7
  • 43.5 Good length and on off, Hamza punches it to covers.
  • 43.4 Length and outside off, Hamza lets it be.
  • 43.3 Length and around off, Hamza taps it to point.
  • 43.2 Full and on off, Hamza pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 43.1 Length and on off, Hamza drives it to covers.
  • 42.6 FOUR! Lovely shot. Floated delivery on middle, Zazai comes down the track and flicks it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 125/7
  • 42.5 Flighted delivery on middle, Hamza plays it towards point. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 42.4 Tossed up delivery on off, Hamza plays it to covers.
  • 42.3 FOUR! A bit controlled this time. Full and a bit wide outside off, Zazai reaches out and opens the face of his bat again, this time getting nicely past first slip. Shai Hope chases it down, almost gets to the ball but in the end, does not dive and allows it to meet the fence.
  • 42.2 EDGED, FOUR! Streaky runs. Full and outside off, Zazai looks to run it down to third man by opening his face of the bat but the ball takes the outside edge and rolls past first slip to the third man fence.
  • 42.1 Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
  • Amir Hamza is the new batsman in.
  • 41.6 OUT! CAUGHT! It is Cornwall, Cornwall and Rahkeem Cornwall! He is making his presence felt, though he doesn't need to. This is an excellent catch, after missing a couple of simple opportunities. A seamer strikes at last. On a good length and outside off, Rashid looks to push but his bat is hanging loosely outside off. The ball takes the outside edge and goes towards Rahkeem Cornwall at first slip who gets low and takes a very good catch. 111/7
  • 41.5 Back of a length delivery outside off, Rashid looks to cut but misses it. There is an appeal for caught behind but the umpire shakes his head.
  • 41.4 Full again on off, Rashid drives it to covers.
  • 41.3 Full delivery on middle, Rashid flicks it to square leg.
  • 41.2 Short and wide outside off, Rashid slashes hard but misses.
  • 41.1 On a length outside off, watchfully defended down the track.
  • 40.6 Floated delivery on middle, Zazai flicks it to mid-wicket. 111/6
  • 40.5 Loopy delivery on off, Zazai plays it to point.
  • 40.4 Flighted delivery on off, Zazai comes down the track and defends it.
  • 40.3 Tossed up delivery on middle, Rashid plays a sweep towards fine leg. The batsmen take a run.
  • 40.2 Floated delivery on middle, Rashid defends it off the back foot.
  • 40.1 DROPPED? Or no? Hard to say. Flighted delivery on middle, Rashid looks to flick but gets an edge on this one. It goes towards Jason Holder who bends low to take the catch at leg slip but cannot quite pick it up cleanly. Hard to say from the replays whether it was a catch or did it fall short.
  • A slight issue with Cornwall. The physio is out, with the magic spray being used on the former's right hand. While attempting one of his two catches, he could not get down in time and got hit on his wrist.
  • 39.6 On a good length and outside off, Zazai offers no shot to this one. 110/6
  • 39.5 Play and a miss! Short delivery outside off, Afsar looks to cut but misses it.
  • 39.4 Full again on middle, Zazai hits it to mid on.
  • 39.3 Full delivery on middle, Zazai plays it to mid on.
  • 39.2 Fuller in length, coming in from outside off, watchfully played towards short mid-wicket.
  • 39.1 A length ball, around off, defended down the track.
  • 38.6 Floated delivery on middle, Rashid flicks it to the leg side. 110/6
  • 38.5 Tossed up delivery on off, Rashid defends it out.
  • 38.4 FOUR BYES! Plenty of turn. Flighted delivery on middle, Rashid looks to play a reverse sweep but misses it and it goes past the leg stump and the keeper towards fine leg for a boundary.
  • 38.3 Floated delivery on off, Khan keeps it out.
  • 38.2 Flighted delivery on off, Rashid defends it off the back foot.
  • 38.1 Tossed up delivery on middle, Rashid defends it off the front foot.
  • 37.6 Length ball on off, driven straight to mid on. 106/6
  • 37.5 BEATEN! Good length and around off, Zazai once again goes for the forward block but the ball goes past the edge and into the mitts of the keeper.
  • 37.4 Outside off, left alone.
  • 37.3 FOUR! Unlucky Holder. Once again he induces an edge from Zazai on this length ball outside off. The ball falls in between the first slip and the keeper. Cornwall at first slip attempts to get low for the catch but before he can bend, the ball is through to the third man fence.
  • 37.2 EDGED AND FOUR! Great escape for Zazai there. Holder will feel a bit unlucky there. He bowls one on a length and around off, Afsar goes for a forward push but the ball just about swings away taking the outside edge. The ball just about falls short of the first slip fielder and runs to the third man fence for a boundary.
  • 37.1 Back off a length and around off, Afsar stands tall and blocks it to covers.
  • Rashid Khan comes in at number 8, replacing Afghan.
  • 36.6 OUT! CAUGHT! Cornwall gets his maiden five-fer. Tossed up delivery outside off, Afghan looks to cut but gets a faint nick on this one. It goes towards Shane Dowrich who takes a good sharp catch. Afghanistan are losing the plot here. 84/1 at one stage - now 98/6! 98/6
  • 36.5 Floated delivery on middle, Afghan keeps it out.
  • 36.4 Tossed up delivery on middle, Afghan defends it off the back foot.
  • 36.3 Flighted delivery on middle, Zazai flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.
  • 36.2 Floated delivery on middle, Afghan flicks it past short leg towards square leg. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 36.1 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 35.6 Full and outside off, Afsar strokes it to third slip who fields it to by going to his right. 96/5
  • 35.5 Good length and on off, Afsar strokes it to mid off.
  • 35.4 Length and on off, Zazai flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 35.3 Length and outside off, Zazai leaves it alone.
  • 35.2 Short on off, Afghan pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 35.1 Zazai goes on the back foot to this length ball and pushes it to the off side.
  • 34.6 OUT! CAUGHT! Half the side is back in the hut for Afghanistan. Tossed up delivery on off, Jamal looks to defend but gets an outside edge on this one. It goes towards first slip where Shai Hope takes a comfortable catch. Cornwall gets his fourth wicket. 95/5
  • 34.5 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • Afsar Zazai walks out to bat with Afghanistan in deep waters.
  • 34.4 Flighted delivery on middle, Jamal defends it off the back foot.
  • 34.3 Sharp turn on this one. Tossed up delivery on off, Jamal looks to defend but gets an outside edge on this one. It goes towards third man. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 34.2 Tossed up delivery on off, Jamal defends it off the back foot.
  • 34.1 Floated delivery on middle, Afghan flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.
  • 33.6 BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Jamal looks to defend but misses it. 92/4
  • 33.5 Outside off again, Jamal lets it go.
  • 33.4 Outside off, Jamal offers no shot to this one.
  • 33.3 Full delivery on middle, Jamal flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 33.2 On a length on off, Jamal taps it to point.
  • 33.1 Short delivery on middle, Afghan pulls it through mid-wicket for a run. Leg bye signalled.
  • 32.6 The batsman works it down the leg side. 91/4
  • 32.5 Floated delivery on off, Jamal defends it off the back foot.
  • 32.4 Flighted delivery on off, Jamal defends it off the front foot.
  • 32.3 Tossed up delivery on middle, Jamal keeps it out.
  • 32.2 Flighted delivery on middle, Jamal defends it off the back foot.
  • Nasir Jamal is the new man in.
  • 32.1 OUT! CAUGHT! Another wicket for the pair of Cornwall and Holder. Rahkeem gets his third. He is making the ball spit venom. Cornwall tosses one up on middle and leg, Rahmat Shah looks to defend it to the leg side. The ball kisses the inner half of the bat and goes towards Holder at leg slip. Jason doesn't miss out on it as he takes a good catch going low. Afghanistan in all sorts of trouble with 4 down and under 100 on board. Possibly, their best player of spin departs cheaply.
  • 31.6 On a good length on middle, Afghan looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 91/3
  • 31.5 Good length delivery on off, Afghan keeps it out.
  • 31.4 On a good length on off, Afghan punches it to point.
  • 31.3 Good length delivery on middle, Afghan defends it off the back foot.
  • 31.2 Full delivery on off, Afghan drives it to point.
  • 31.1 On a good length on off, Afghan defends it off the back foot.
  • Jason Holder to bowl from the other end. 6-2-8-0 are his figures so far.
  • 30.6 Tossed up delivery on off, Afghan comes down the track and defends it off the front foot. 91/3
  • 30.5 Flighted delivery on middle, Afghan flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.
  • We are back for the second session. The West Indies players are out in the middle. Rahmat Shah will be joined by Asghar Afghan in the middle. Rahkeem Cornwall will complete his over.
  • ... Day 1, Session 2 ...
  • With the pendulum slightly tilting towards the West Indies, it would be a challenge for the Afghan batsmen to play the likes of Chase, Cornwall and Warrican. The pitch being dry and the odd ball keeping low means that batting will be tough in the coming sessions. Do join us for the afternoon session shortly.
  • What was turning out to be a cold session turns out to be a good one for West Indies. After opting to bat things looked bleak as both Holder and Roach sprayed all around the pitch. The Afghan batsmen initially looked at sea but soon had their eyes set and the runs started to flow. To everyone's surprise Holder tossed the ball to the giant Rahkeem Cornwall. Cornwall started to generate uneven bounce and sharp turn as he scalped the wicket of Ibrahim Zadran, jolting the Afghanistan innings early on. As the Lunch break was nearing Jomel Warrican was introduced and he too was into the wickets column as he had the attacking Javed Ahmadi hole out to long off. Just when one thought that the session was at even stevens, Cornwall went onto get his second of the innings.
  • 30.4 OUT! CAUGHT! A wicket just at the stroke of the break! Ihsanullah will be distraught. He watched off the entire session, only to be dismissed at the close. Flighted delivery on off, Ihsanullah looks to defend off the front foot but gets an outside edge on this one. It goes towards first slip where Shai Hope takes a simple catch. The umpires make the batsman wait as they are checking for a possible no ball but replays show that it was just behind the line. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 1!
  • 30.3 Tossed up delivery on middle, Ihsanullah defends it out.
  • 30.2 Floated delivery on middle, Ihsanullah looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.
  • 30.1 Flighted delivery on off, Ihsanullah defends it out.
  • 29.6 FOUR! Nice shot. Flighted delivery on middle, Rahmat plays a paddle sweep towards fine leg for a boundary. 90/2
  • 29.5 Short delivery on off, Rahmat cuts it to point.
  • 29.4 Loopy delivery on middle, Rahmat defends it out.
  • 29.3 Floated delivery on middle, Shah keeps it out.
  • 29.2 Tossed up delivery on off, Shah drives it to covers.
  • 29.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Ihsanullah drives it through mid on. The batsmen take a single.
  • 28.6 Full and on middle, Shah flicks it to mid-wicket. 85/2
  • 28.5 Tossed up outside off, the ball spins in and beats the sweep of Rahmat Shah. Rahmat is struck on the pads there. But the long stride and the ball doing too much work in his favour as the umpire turns down the appeal of the West Indian players.
  • 28.4 Full and on off, Shah works it to the leg side.
  • 28.3 Full and on off, Shah defends it by coming right behind the line of the ball.
  • 28.2 Tossed up on off, Ihsanullah drives it through mid on for a run.
  • 28.1 Tossed up on off, Ihsanullah defends it to the off side.
  • Rahmat Shah walks out to bat.
  • 27.6 OUT! CAUGHT! A wicket against the run of play! Flighted delivery on off, Ahmadi looks to loft it over long off but does not get the distance on it. It goes towards Shamarh Brooks who takes a good catch in the deep. Lack of awareness from Ahmadi. There was a fielder in the deep and he could have held himself. This partnership was looking good. 84/2
  • 27.5 Tossed up delivery on off, Ahmadi defends it out.
  • 27.4 Flighted delivery on middle, Ihsanullah drives it through mid on. The batsmen take a single.
  • 27.3 Tossed up delivery on middle, Ihsanullah defends it off the front foot.
  • 27.2 Floated delivery on off, Ihsanullah plays it to point.
  • 27.1 Flighted delivery on off, Ihsanullah drives it back towards the bowler.
  • 26.6 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 83/1
  • 26.5 On off, Ahmadi blocks it off.
  • 26.4 FOUR! Brilliantly timed shot! Ahmadi just strokes this full ball on off from Cornwall through mid off. The ball races away to the long off fence for a boundary.
  • 26.3 SIX! Bang on. First one of the Afghan innings. Cornwall floats this one on off, Ahmadi lofts it straight over the bowler's head and into the long on fence. The fielder there is a mere spectator as the ball sails over him and into the fence for a biggie. 50-run stand also comes up between Ahmadi and Ihsanullah.
  • 26.2 Full and on middle, Ahmadi flicks it to square leg.
  • 26.1 Full and on off, Ahamdi blocks it out.
  • 25.6 Full delivery on off, Ihsanullah drives it to covers. 73/1
  • 25.5 Flighted delivery on middle, Ihsanullah tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • 25.4 Loopy delivery on off, Ihsanullah plays it to covers.
  • 25.3 BEATEN! Floated delivery outside off, Ihsanullah looks to cut but misses it.
  • 25.2 Tossed up delivery on off, Ahmadi lofts it over covers. The batsmen take a single.
  • 25.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Ihsanullah comes down the track and plays it towards mid on. The batsmen take a single.
  • 24.6 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 71/1
  • 24.5 Full and on off, Ahmadi block it out.
  • 24.4 DROPPED! A tough chance to say. Ahamdi looks to flick this tossed up ball down the leg side. The ball takes the glove and goes towards Shane Dowrich. Dowrich goes with both hands to grab the ball but the ball hits the pads of the keeper and drops down. Lucky for the batsman there.
  • 24.3 Full and on the pads, Ahmadi defends it to the leg side.
  • 24.2 Full and on the pads, Ahmadi works it towards leg side.
  • 24.1 Flatter on middle, Ihsanullah flicks it past the short leg and towards the deep square leg region for a single.
  • 23.6 Short delivery on off, Ahmadi cuts it to point. 70/1
  • 23.5 Tossed up delivery on off, Ahmadi plays it to covers.
  • 23.4 Loopy delivery on off, Ahmadi drives it to covers.
  • 23.3 Floated delivery on middle, Ahmadi defends it off the back foot.
  • 23.2 Flighted delivery on off, Ahmadi punches it to point.
  • 23.1 Tossed up delivery on off, Ihsanullah drives it towards long off. The batsmen take a single.
  • 22.6 Full and on off, Ahmadi defends it off the back foot and towards the bowler. 69/1
  • 22.5 Floated on off, Ahmadi defends it from within the crease to the off side.
  • 22.4 Full and on off, Javed blocks it with the full face of the bat.
  • 22.3 Full and on middle, Ihsanullah goes on his knees and sweeps it through mid-wicket for a run,
  • 22.2 Another one outside off, Ahmadi defends it only to get an outside edge. The ball runs towards third man. A run taken.
  • 22.1 Full and outside off, Ihsanullah looks to defend it to the off side. The ball takes the outside edge and runs past the first slip towards third man. The fielder from first slip gives the chase and stops the ball inside the ropes. The batsmen take three.
  • 21.6 Full and on off, driven to mid off. 64/1
  • 21.5 FOUR! Floated on off, Ahmadi dances down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head and into the long off fence for a boundary.
  • 21.4 Outside off, defended off the back foot to the off side.
  • 21.3 Tossed up on off, Ahamdi defends it back to the bowler.
  • 21.2 BEATEN! Ahmadi looks to defend this flighted delivery to the off side. The ball beats the outside edge and settles into the mitts of the keeper.
  • 21.1 Tossed up on off, Ahmadi defends it to point.
  • 20.6 On off, blocked back to the bowler. 60/1
  • 20.5 Ihsanullah defends this tossed up ball to the off side.
  • 20.4 Tossed up and on off, Ihsanullah defends it to the off side.
  • 20.3 Full and on the pads, Ahmadi flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 20.2 Full and on off, blocked back to the bowler.
  • 20.1 Tossed up on off, Ahmadi blocks it to the off side.
  • 19.6 Loopy delivery on middle, Ihsanullah defends it off the back foot. 59/1
  • 19.5 Floated delivery on off, Ihsanullah blocks it off the front foot.
  • 19.4 FOUR! Good shot. Tossed up delivery on middle, Ihsanullah comes down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head towards long off for a boundary.
  • 19.3 Flighted delivery on off, Ihsanullah blocks it off the front foot.
  • 19.2 Floated delivery on middle, Ihsanullah defends it off the back foot.
  • 19.1 Tossed up delivery on middle, Ihsanullah comes down the track and plays it back towards the bowler.
  • 18.6 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 55/1
  • 18.5 Flighted delivery on off, Javed defends it out.
  • 18.4 BEATEN! Tossed up delivery outside off, Ahmadi looks to defend but misses it.
  • 18.3 Floated delivery on off, Ahmadi keeps it out.
  • 18.2 FOUR! Lucky for the batsman there. This time Cornwall gets the ball to kick up from the fuller length on this tossed up delivery. The ball spins in and Ahmadi going for the cut is cramped for the room. The ball takes the thigh pad and goes past the keeper and into the fence at fine leg. The umpire signals it as a leg bye.
  • 18.1 Tossed up delivery on middle, Ahmadi flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 17.6 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 51/1
  • 17.5 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.
  • 17.4 Flighted delivery on middle, Ihsanullah comes down the track and plays it back towards the bowler.
  • 17.3 Floated delivery on middle, Ihsanullah blocks it off the back foot.
  • 17.2 Tossed up delivery down the leg side, Ihsanullah looks to flick but misses it.
  • 17.1 FOUR! Signs of uneven bounce. Warrican tosses one up on the leg stump, Ihsanullah looks to defend it to the leg side but the ball keeps low and takes the inner half of the bat and runs past the leg slip and into the fine leg fence.
  • 16.6 Tossed up delivery on middle, Ahmadi defends it off the back foot. 47/1
  • Jomel Warrican is into the attack.
  • 16.5 Floated delivery on middle, Ahmadi looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 16.4 Floated delivery on off, Ahmadi looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball rolls towards first slip.
  • 16.3 Flighted delivery on middle, Ahmadi defends it off the back foot.
  • 16.2 Floated delivery on middle, Ahmadi defends it out.
  • 16.1 Tossed up delivery on off, Ahmadi guides it towards third man. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 15.6 Good length delivery on off, Ihsanullah keeps it out. 45/1
  • 15.5 Full again on leg, Ahmadi flicks it towards fine leg. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 15.4 FOUR! Good shot. Full delivery on middle, Ahmadi flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 15.3 Length delivery on off, Ahmadi taps it to point.
  • 15.2 On a good length on off, Ahmadi defends it off the back foot.
  • 15.1 Around off, nicely blocked out.
  • 14.6 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 40/1
  • 14.5 Around middle, Ihsanullah goes back and works it, just wide of short leg, towards mid-wicket.
  • 14.4 Nice shot but good fielding as well. Full and around off, Ihsanullah gets down and sweeps it through square leg. Roston Chase gives it a good chase from deep mid-wicket and slides to stop the ball. They refer it upstairs to check whether his feet have touched the ropes but replays deem it fine. Two runs taken.
  • 14.3 Around off again, solidly blocked out.
  • 14.2 FOUR! Nicely played. Full and around off, Ihsanullah gets down and sweeps it through square leg!
  • 14.1 Around off, solidly defended from the crease.
  • DRINKS BREAK. A no-hour, shall we say? A captain wins the toss, elects to field, perhaps looking at the moisture and juice on the wicket but his new-ball bowlers find no extract. Then a spinner comes on and strikes, albeit which is debatable. On the positive aspect, West Indies have done well to keep the run rate in check while Afghanistan have stuck to their basics, not playing any rash shot. If they bat well, they can make the Windies toil here.
  • 13.6 BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Javed looks to defend but misses it. 34/1
  • 13.5 On a good length on off, Ahmadi defends it off the back foot.
  • 13.4 FOUR! Nice shot. Fuller length delivery on middle, Ahmadi flicks it through square leg for a boundary.
  • 13.3 BEATEN! Beauty from Roach. Ahmadi might have got his heart in his mouth. Kemar bowls one on a fuller length and makes the ball talk. Ahmadi who plays for the original line gets squared up as the ball swings away marginally. The ball whizzes past the outside edge and into the mitts of the keeper.
  • 13.2 Outside off, Ahmadi leaves it alone.
  • 13.1 On a good length on off, Ahmadi blocks it off the back foot.
  • Kemar Roach returns. 4-1-17-0 so far.
  • 12.6 Floated delivery on off, Ihsanullah defends it out. 30/1
  • 12.5 This is down the leg side again, now Ishanullah pads it away.
  • 12.4 Full and down the leg side, Ihsanullah looks to flick but the ball goes off his pads towards leg slip.
  • 12.3 Flighted delivery on leg, Ihsanullah looks to flick but misses it. It goes towards fine leg. The fielder from leg slip chases it and does well to stop it before the ropes. The batsmen get two runs. The umpire gives it as byes.
  • Ihsanullah walks in at number 3, replacing Ibrahim Zadran.
  • 12.2 OUT! CAUGHT! A spinner takes the first wicket after a team elects to bowl first. Rahkeem Cornwall it is. Flighted delivery on middle, Zadran looks to sweep but the ball goes off something, taking the pad on its way, towards leg slip. Jason Holder over there dives to his left and takes it one-handed. They all appeal and immediately, umpire Paul Reiffel raises his finger! Hard to spot any inside edge there. No technology available either.
  • 12.1 Flighted delivery on off, Zadran looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.
  • 11.6 The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 28/0
  • 11.5 On a length on off, Ahmadi taps it to point.
  • 11.4 LBW appeal! Wow. Anyone remembers the Tendulkar dismissal to McGrath, given by Bucknor in Australia? A similar case here. Holder bowls a short delivery on middle, Ahmadi looks to duck under it but gets hit on the shoulder. The ball lobs to the keeper but Holder appeals for LBW! Well, even if he ducked, surely that was not so low that it would be hitting the stumps?
  • 11.3 Outside off, Javed offers no shot to this one.
  • 11.2 Good length delivery outside off, Ahmadi leaves it alone.
  • 11.1 Outside off, Ahmadi shoulders arms to this one.
  • 10.6 Flighted delivery on off, Ibrahim defends it off the back foot. 28/0
  • 10.5 Tossed up delivery on middle, Ibrahim flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 10.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 10.3 Floated delivery on middle, Ibrahim nudges it to square leg.
  • 10.2 Flighted delivery on off, Ibrahim defends it out.
  • 10.1 Oohhh.. turn! Full and flighted delivery on off, Ahmadi looks to defend but misses it. It hits his pads and goes over the stumps and past the keeper towards fine leg. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it before the ropes. John Campbell chases it down but slips while trying to throw the ball. The batsmen get three runs.
  • 9.6 Full and outside off, Zadran strokes it through point and takes a couple. 25/0
  • 9.5 Good length and on off, Zadran defends it to covers.
  • 9.4 Length and around off, Zadran lets it be.
  • 9.3 Outside off, Zadran defends it off the back foot towards covers.
  • 9.2 Good length and on off, Zadran blocks it to the off side.
  • 9.1 Outside off, left alone.
  • 8.6 Spin and bounce! Cornwall tosses one up and on middle, Ahmadi prods forward and the ball takes his pads and lobs to the leg side. 23/0
  • 8.5 Full and on off, Ahmadi defends it to the off side.
  • 8.4 Full and on off, Ahmadi defends it off the front foot.
  • 8.3 Tossed up on off, Ahmadi defends by coming right behind the line of the ball.
  • 8.2 Full and on off, defended back to the bowler.
  • 8.1 Flighted on off, Ahmadi defends it to short leg.
  • Rahkeem Cornwall to bowl his offies now.
  • 7.6 Full and outside off, driven straight to cover this time. 23/0
  • 7.5 Full and outside off, driven through the covers where John Campbell dives to his left and makes a stunning stop.
  • 7.4 Outside off, played straight to point.
  • 7.3 Around off, pushed towards cover.
  • 7.2 Around off, solidly blocked out.
  • 7.1 Full and outside off, Ibrahim leans and drives it towards cover.
  • 6.6 BRAVE LEAVE! First delivery that has done something and caused a thought in the mind of the batsman. Roach bowls one on a length and outside off, he brings the ball back into the batsman. Ahmadi leaves it for the keeper to collect it. The ball was really close to the off pole. 23/0
  • 6.5 Good length and on off, Ahmadi defends it to the off side.
  • 6.4 Length and around off, Javed blocks it to point.
  • 6.3 Length and on off, Ahmadi blocks it to the off side.
  • 6.2 Length and on off, Ahmadi defends it to point.
  • 6.1 EDGY FOUR! Ahmadi looks to drive this length ball through the off side. The ball takes the outside edge and runs past point and into the fence for a boundary.
  • 5.6 Fuller in length and on middle, Zadran defends it to mid on. 19/0
  • 5.5 Length and on off, Zadran defends it off the back foot.
  • 5.4 Full and on off, Zadran does well to get his bat down in time. He gets an inside edge onto his pads..
  • 5.3 FOUR! Overpitched and it got the beating. Zadran comes on the front foot to this length ball and creams the drive through covers. The ball races to the fence in a flash.
  • 5.2 Another length ball outside off and Zadran is happy to let that go.
  • 5.1 Length and outside off, left alone.
  • 4.6 Ahmadi cuts this length ball through point for a couple. 15/0
  • 4.5 Ahmadi defends this length ball on off to the off side.
  • Fast bowlers do not like that. Roach was charging in but at the last moment, Ahmadi pulled out. Not ready, was he.
  • 4.4 Zadran taps this length ball through point for a run.
  • 4.3 Short and on middle, Zadran looks to pull it through mid-wicket but gets a bit of a top edge. The ball does not carry to long leg. A couple taken.
  • 4.2 Outside off, defended of the back foot.
  • 4.1 FOUR! CLASSY! There comes the first boundary of the game. Length and on off, Ahmadi takes a good stride forward and strokes it off the middle of the bat, through covers, for a boundary. Nice poise for the photographers, if any.
  • 3.6 Good length and on off, Ibrahim pushes it through covers for a run. 6/0
  • 3.5 Around off and on a length, Zadran blocks it off the outer half off his bat to point.
  • 3.4 On a length and on off, Zadran blocks it to covers.
  • 3.3 Length and on off, defended to mid on.
  • 3.2 Length and around off, Zadran leaves it alone.
  • 3.1 Full and on the pads, Ibrahim flicks it to square leg.
  • 2.6 Fuller length around off and middle, Zadran looks to play it to the off side. The ball takes the inside edge and goes towards mid-wicket. A run taken. 5/0
  • 2.5 Length and around off, Ibrahim defends it to point.
  • 2.4 Fuller length on middle, Zadran defends it to mid on.
  • 2.3 Outside off, blocked off the back foot by Zadran.
  • 2.2 Good length and around off, Zadran strokes it through long off for a couple.
  • 2.1 Full and angling into the pads, Ahmadi flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 1.6 Outside off, Ibrahim is happy to leave it. 1/0
  • 1.5 Outside off, left alone.
  • 1.4 Good length and around off, Ahmadi taps it past point. The batsmen scamper for a run. Afghanistan are off the mark here.
  • 1.3 Length and outside off, Javed leaves it for the keeper.
  • 1.2 Good length and around off, Javed blocks it to point.
  • 1.1 Length ball on off, Ahmadi defends it to the off side.
  • Jason Holder to share the new ball with Roach.
  • 0.6 Back of a length outside off, well blocked out. A harmless maiden over, nothing happening with the new ball. 0/0
  • 0.5 Around off, coming in with the angle, solidly blocked out.
  • 0.4 Outside off, IZ lunges to defend but gets a thick outside edge. Falls short of third slip.
  • 0.3 Around off, coming in, Ibrahim looks to flick but the ball comes in, takes the inside edge and goes to square leg. Seam movement was late.
  • 0.2 Full and around middle, pushed towards mid on.
  • 0.1 A length ball, around off, coming in with the angle, watchfully defended from the crease.
  • The anthems are done and the players are out in the middle. Ibrahim Zadran and Javed Ahmadi will open for the Afghans. KEMAR ROACH, one of two seamers in the side, will start off proceedings with the new ball. Zadran to face. Here we go...
  • We are all set for the day and game to begin. The national anthems are being played. West Indies' first.
  • WEST INDIES (PLAYING XI) - Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (c), Shane Dowrich (wk), Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach and Jomel Warrican.
  • AFGHANISTAN (PLAYING XI) - Ibrahim Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Ihsanullah, Asghar Afghan, Amir Hamza (DEBUT), Afsar Zazai (wk), Rashid Khan (c), Nasir Jamal (DEBUT), Yamin Ahmadzai and Zahir Khan.
  • TOSS - Interesting. Jason Holder has won the toss and ELECTED TO FIELD! Who does that in India? Brave call. Let us see how their quicks make use of the pitch upfront.
  • WEATHER - It is a hazy morning, with winter setting in the northern parts of India. That also means early sunset, which could cause the issue of bad light around 4 in the evening. The humidity is a massive 83 percent, which means the players will sweat it out post Lunch.
  • A Test match in India, not involving India. How many times do you see that? Thanks to the BCCI, Afghanistan are allowed to play their 'home' fixtures in this country and that is the reason for them hosting Ireland earlier, then Bangladesh and now, West Indies. After being drubbed 0-3 in the ODIs, the Afghans did really well to come back hard in the T20Is. How will the Test fare though? If it is going to spin, then their spinners come into the fray. But then, West Indies are by no means, mugs with the bat. A fascinating encounter awaits us. Hello and a warm welcome to the one-off Test between Afghanistan and West Indies in Lucknow.

Afghanistan Vs West Indies Live Score (TEST) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • Full marks to the Islanders for showing discipline with both bat and ball. 28 overs left in the day. Enough time to wrap the match up? Join us back at 2.20 pm local (0850 GMT) for the final session.
  • Afghanistan will feel disappointed. With plenty of spinners in their ranks, they were way below par as compared to Rahkeem Cornwall. Amir Hamza did pick up 5 wickets but there was no consistent control over the lines or lengths from both, Hamza and Rashid. If the skipper had bowled to his true potential, perhaps this could have become a one-inning shootout.
  • 90 is the lead for West Indies then. That is a massive positive, given the turn the pitch has taken so far. Brooks' Nelson has enabled the Caribbeans to be in a strong position, with good support from Campbell and Dowrich. TEA HAS BEEN TAKEN AS WELL, given that 10 minutes are left for the break.
  • 83.3 OUT! LBW! Five-wicket haul for Hamza on debut. Flighted delivery on middle, Roach looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw and the umpire raises his finger. WEST INDIES ARE ALL OUT FOR 277!
  • 83.2 Short delivery on off, Warrican makes room and cuts it towards point. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 83.1 Flighted delivery on off, Warrican defends it off the front foot.
  • 82.6 Cut copy paste, the action from the last ball. Pitches on off, Roach comes forward to defend. The ball turns away to beat the outside edge once again. 276/9
  • 82.5 Beaten! Another beauty. Roach can't do much about this one. It pitches on off and once again goes away. Roach looks to get behind the line of the ball to defend but gets beaten.
  • 82.4 Quicker one and on middle, Warrican nudges it behind square leg for a single.
  • 82.3 On the pads, Roach tucks it towards fine leg for a single.
  • 82.2 Huge appeal for caught behind. Turn and bounce there. It pitches on off and turns away as Roach comes forward to defend. The ball turns away to beat the outside edge and the Afghans appeal but not out says the umpire.
  • 82.1 Full and on the pads, tucked towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 81.6 Full and around off, watchfully pressed out. 273/9
  • 81.5 Tossed up outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
  • 81.4 Full and around off, watchfully blocked out.
  • 81.3 A short ball now, punched back to the bowler once more.
  • 81.2 Around off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 81.1 Landed outside off, spinning away, Warrican lunges to defend but misses.
  • 80.6 The batsman works it down the leg side. 272/9
  • 80.5 The batsman has nudged the ball fine down the leg side. They manage to come back for the second.
  • 80.4 That ball has taken the inside edge of the batsman and thudded into his pads. The fielding side is asking the question. The umpire shows no interest in the appeal.
  • 80.3 The batsman fails to get bat on that one and is hit on the pad.
  • 80.2 Floated delivery on middle, Roach defends it out.
  • 80.1 Flighted delivery on off, Roach looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
  • The second new ball is available now. But it is not being taken right now.
  • 79.6 Fuller and around off, pushed towards cover. 270/9
  • Jomel Warrican is the last man in.
  • 79.5 OUT! Bowled' em! The centurion departs now, in search of quick runs. A fullish length ball on middle, Brooks lines himself for the slog sweep but plays the shot all around the ball. It goes behind and shatters the wood work behind. Hamza has 4 and the dropped chance does not cost much to the Afghans. End of an excellent innings.
  • 79.4 Full and on off, pushed towards gully.
  • 79.3 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 79.2 Dropped! A tough chance this one. Slightly shortish length ball, too close to cut Brooks goes for it. He manages a thick outside edge which flies right of the first slip fielder off the gloves of the keeper. It goes towards third man for a couple of runs. How costly will this chance be?
  • 79.1 On middle, pushed back the bowler.
  • 78.6 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 268/8
  • 78.5 On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 78.4 Around off, well pushed out.
  • 78.3 Full on middle, whipped through mid-wicket for a brace.
  • 78.2 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 78.1 FOUR! Short and outside off, cut through point for a boundary!
  • 77.6 On off, defended from within the crease. 261/8
  • 77.5 Appeal for LBW! The umpire is unmoved. Hamza tosses one up and on off, Roach goes for the defensive push but the ball spins past his defensive shot and struck him on the pads. The Afghan players go up in appeal but the umpire thinks otherwise.
  • 77.4 Full and around middle, Brooks defends it to mid on and takes a quick single.
  • 77.3 Outside off, Brooks taps it to the off side.
  • 77.2 BEATEN! Tossed up around off, Brooks looks to defend off the front foot. The ball goes past the outside edge and into the mitts of the keeper.
  • 77.1 Tossed up around off, Brooks blocks it back to the bowler.
  • 76.6 Fuller and on off, Roach this time keeps it out. 260/8
  • 76.5 Another LBW appeal but this time the umpire turns it down. It pitches around off this time. Roach comes forward to defense but is hit on the pads. An appeal follows but not out says the umpire.
  • Kemar Roach walks in at no. 10.
  • 76.4 OUT! LBW! Skipper strikes and the big man has to depart. A boundary and now he has to go. Got 7 wickets with the ball but cannot contribute much with the willow. Superb comeback from Rashid. This pitched outside off and then turned into Cornwall. Rahkeem looked to defend but missed. The ball hits the pads and Rashid roars out an appeal. The umpire raises the finger. Cornwall doesn't seem to be happy. Seems like he nicked the ball there. Yes, the replays confirm and the big man was clearly not happy as he was trudging off, showing his bat to the umpire there. A wicket for the Afghans nonetheless.
  • 76.3 FOUR! Up and over! Full and outside off, Cornwall gets underneath it and biffs it over cover! The fielder gives it a chase but comes second best, even with a slide.
  • 76.2 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 76.1 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 75.6 MAIDEN TEST TON FOR SHAMARH BROOKS! It seems like an age to cover his travels from 75 to 100 but he has got there. His first century in Tests, coming in at a time when his side needed it from him. Gets there with a punch through covers. A bit of yes-yes and a no-no but eventually, they get the single. 7th West Indian batsman to register their maiden Test ton on Indian soil. 69 balls it has taken him post Lunch to get to the landmark. 255/7
  • 75.5 On middle and off, punched down towards mid on again. Still on 99...
  • 75.4 Around off, punched towards mid on.
  • 75.3 Around off, punched down to the bowler.
  • 75.2 Full and around middle, watchfully defended.
  • 75.1 Around middle, punched towards mid on for a single.
  • 74.6 Flatter one around off, Brooks cuts it through point. The fielder in the deep runs across to his left and saves a run. In the meantime the batsmen cross for a couple. 253/7
  • 74.5 Beauty from Rashid. Very rarely have we seen him bowl good stuff today. This one pitched on off and spins away. Brooks looks to defend this towards the off side but the ball further spins away to go past the outside edge.
  • 74.4 Brooks is happy to stay on the back foot and punch this tossed up delivery to the off side.
  • 74.3 Flatter and outside off, Brooks looks to cut but gets an bottom edge on it as the ball goes to the off side.
  • 74.2 Full and on off, Brooks drives it through covers and gets a comfortable two.
  • 74.1 Flatter outside off, Brooks slaps it to covers.
  • 73.6 Tossed up, Cornwall defends it to the off side. 249/7
  • 73.5 On off, defended to the off side.
  • 73.4 Flatter and around off, Cornwall goes for the cut but fails to get bat on ball.
  • 73.3 Flighted and around off, Cornwall pushes it to the off side.
  • 73.2 Full and on leg, Brooks works it to the leg side for a run.
  • 73.1 Tossed up outside off, Brooks defends inside the line.
  • 72.6 Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a run. 248/7
  • 72.5 Landed outside off, left alone.
  • 72.4 FOUR! Into the 90s now! Fractionally short and that is enough for Brooks. He rocks back and pulls it with venom to the mid-wicket fence.
  • 72.3 Full and around off, well blocked out.
  • 72.2 Outside off, left alone.
  • 72.1 A beauty to start! Landed outside off, Brooks looks to defend but the ball spins a mile after pitching. Brooks looks to defend but then aims to take the bat away. Is late and gets beaten.
  • Rashid Khan comes on to bowl again. 26-5-88-2 so far.
  • 71.6 BEATEN! Flatter and outside off, Cornwall goes for the cut but fails to lay bat on ball. 243/7
  • 71.5 The giant Cornwall defends the ball to the off side off the back foot.
  • Rahkeem Cornwall is the new batsman in.
  • 71.4 OUT! That is a terrific piece of stumping from Afsar Zazai! For all his shouts and constant chatter behind the wickets, this is some excellent work because his concentration is not wavering at all. The tall Holder fails to hold himself and is gone cheaply. Hamza tosses one up around off and gives it a bit off more air to it. Holder lunges to defend but is beaten by pace. His back leg goes up in the air slightly, probably for not even half a second. But that is enough for Zazai behind the wickets as he is super quick to whip the bails off in a flash. He is confident and goes for the appeal. The umpire goes upstairs to check and then the replays come in. It shows that Jason had lifted his foot in the air and got back in, but only after Afsar had dislodged the bails. Holder takes the long walk back.
  • Stumping appeal taken upstairs against Jason Holder! The keeper seems pretty confident. Here come the replays. Holder's back leg seems to be in the air. The bails are off in a flash. Out it will be! Superb work from Afsar Zazai.
  • 71.3 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 71.2 Full and on off, defended to point.
  • 71.1 Tossed up around off, played to mid off for a quick single.
  • 70.6 FOUR! This is good batting from Jason Holder. Flighted delivery outside off, Holder drives it through covers for a boundary. 242/6
  • 70.5 Loopy delivery on off, Brooks punches it towards point. The batsmen take a run. THE LEAD NOW TOUCHES 50.
  • 70.4 BEATEN! Tossed up delivery outside off, Brooks looks to defend but misses it.
  • 70.3 Floated delivery on off, Holder flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes a run.
  • 70.2 Tossed up delivery on off, Holder drives it through covers. The batsmen pick up a couple. The lead moves to 49.
  • 70.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Holder flicks it towards mid-wicket.
  • DRINKS BREAK! It has been a solid hour for the West Indies where they have lost the only wicket of Shane Dowrich. On the other hand, Afghanistan have toiled hard and need quick wickets to put the pressure back on West Indies.
  • 69.6 Brooks defends this flighted ball to the off side. 234/6
  • 69.5 Loopy on off, Brooks taps it to the off side.
  • 69.4 Tossed up up on leg, Brooks goes for the flick but fails to lay bat on ball.
  • 69.3 On off, defended right under his eyes by Brooks.
  • 69.2 Flighted delivery on off, Brooks defends it to the off side.
  • 69.1 Tossed up on off, defended to covers.
  • 68.6 Flighted delivery on middle, Holder looks to defend but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. It was spinning too much and could have missed the leg stump. 234/6
  • 68.5 Floated delivery on off, Brooks plays it towards point. The batsmen take a run.
  • 68.4 FOUR! Lovely shot. Tossed up delivery on off, Brooks hammers it straight back. Zahir leaps to take the catch but the ball is well over his head. Down the ground goes the ball to the fence.
  • 68.3 Flighted delivery on off, Brooks defends it out.
  • 68.2 Tossed up delivery on middle, Brooks blocks it well.
  • 68.1 Floated delivery on middle, Brooks keeps it out.
  • 67.6 FOUR! Good shot. Flighted delivery on middle, Holder lofts it straight back over the bowler's head for a boundary. 229/6
  • 67.5 Loopy delivery on middle, Holder looks to defend but gets an inside edge. It goes to short fine leg.
  • 67.4 Floated delivery on off, Holder plays it to point.
  • 67.3 Flighted delivery on off, Brooks drives it towards mid off. The fielder goes for a direct hit at the bowler's end but misses it. The batsmen take a single.
  • 67.2 Tossed up delivery on middle, Brooks drives it to mid on.
  • 67.1 Floated delivery on middle, Brooks defends it off the front foot.
  • Umpire Nitin Menon has a chat with Afsar Zazai. One feels that the complaint is about excessive appealing and it is pretty much natural that anyone will feel annoyed. Asghar Afghan now has a chat with umpire Paul Reiffel and he too, seems to be telling the same point.
  • 66.6 Bowls a googly on middle, Holder looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards first slip where it falls short of the fielder. 224/6
  • 66.5 Tossed up delivery on leg, Holder looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
  • 66.4 Flighted delivery on off, Brooks defends it off the front foot.
  • Jason Holder walks in now, at number 8, replacing Dowrich.
  • 66.3 OUT! LBW! Zahir Khan gets the breakthrough at last. After numerous cries of LBW and caught behinds, finally, the umpire has consented to one. End of an excellent partnership between Shane Dowrich and Shamarh Brooks. Flighted delivery on middle, Dowrich looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw and the umpire raises his finger. This one looked plumb, with the ball showing to be pitching in line and just spinning in a bit, hitting the batsman in front of middle stump. A very good knock from Dowrich. Came in at a time when West Indies were in a bit of a bother and has given some ascendancy to his team now. West Indies now lead by 37.
  • 66.2 Full delivery on off, Dowrich drives it to mid off.
  • 66.1 Flighted delivery on off, Brooks defends it off the front foot.
  • Zahir Khan is back on as well. 10-1-40-1 so far.
  • 65.6 Tossed up delivery on middle, Shamarh defends it off the back foot. 224/5
  • 65.5 Loopy delivery on middle, Brooks keeps it out.
  • 65.4 Floated delivery on middle, Brooks blocks it off the front foot.
  • Analyzing Shamarh Brooks, he comes across as one of those few unusual West Indian batsmen who have a very good technique. Less of flair. He has played the spinners very tactfully. While attacking, he has looked to go in front of square. On the other hand, he has turned the strike over by targetting the areas behind square.
  • 65.3 Bowls it down the leg side, Brooks looks to go after it but misses it.
  • 65.2 Flighted delivery on off, Brooks defends it out.
  • 65.1 Tossed up delivery on middle, Dowrich flicks it through square leg. The batsmen take a run.
  • Amir Hamza returns. 19-3-59-2 so far.
  • 64.6 Outside off, Brooks shoulders arms to this one. 223/5
  • 64.5 On a good length on middle, Brooks blocks it off the back foot.
  • 64.4 Full delivery on middle, Dowrich flicks it through square leg. The batsmen take a run.
  • 64.3 A sharp bouncer, around off, coming in, right at the head of the batsman and Dowrich has to get down in a hurry. Ahmadzai gives a long stare to Dowrich.
  • 64.2 A full toss, this one swings, around middle, pushed with a straight bat towards mid on. A slight fumble, as the fielder takes his eyes off the ball seeing the batsmen take off for the single.
  • 64.1 A length ball outside off, coming in with the angle, Brooks is right behind the line to defend.
  • 63.6 Loopy delivery on middle, Dowrich keeps it out. 221/5
  • 63.5 Floated delivery on middle, Dowrich defends it out. He was late in bringing his bat down. Almost gone plumb LBW.
  • 63.4 Short delivery on middle, Brooks looks to pull but gets it off the toe end of the bat. It goes towards square leg. The batsmen take a single.
  • 63.3 Flighted delivery on off, Brooks defends it off the back foot.
  • 63.2 Tossed up delivery on middle, Brooks defends it off the back foot.
  • 63.1 Flighted delivery on off, Brooks defends it off the front foot.
  • Zahir Khan to bowl. 9-1-39-1 are his figures so far.
  • 62.6 On a good length on off again, Shane keeps it out. 220/5
  • Looks like there is a bit of drift visible now. It is not exactly reverse swing but the time is ripe for the same. 63 overs done and Afghanistan might rue the lack of fast bowlers.
  • 62.5 Good length delivery on off, Dowrich defends it out.
  • 62.4 On a good length on middle, Dowrich flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 62.3 Full delivery on middle, Dowrich plays it back to the bowler.
  • 62.2 FOUR! Magnificent timing. Everything so good about that shot. Not a bad ball at all. Around off, on a length, coming in with the angle, Dowrich just stands in his crease and shows the full face of the bat, punching it towards cover. Now, the ball is in the gap and initially it seems like it is just a single. But the lush outfield transfers pace onto the ball and it keeps running away from the fielders. Dowrich has moved to 40 now, in a stand of 70. The lead is worth 33 as well.
  • 62.1 On a length outside off, pushed away from his body towards point.
  • 61.6 Floated delivery on middle, Brooks defends it off the back foot. 216/5
  • 61.5 Flighted delivery on middle, Dowrich nudges it towards square leg. The batsmen take a single.
  • 61.4 Loopy delivery on middle, Dowrich defends it out.
  • 61.3 Tossed up delivery on middle, Brooks looks to sweep but gets it off the pads. It goes towards fine leg. The batsmen cross ends. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.
  • 61.2 Flighted delivery on middle, Brooks defends it off the back foot.
  • 61.1 Floated delivery on leg, Dowrich looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen cross ends. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.
  • 60.6 Flighted delivery on middle, Brooks keeps it out. 213/5
  • 60.5 FOUR LEG BYES! Wayward from Ahmadzai. He bowls one on a length but the line is on the leg stump, Brooks looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes fine down the leg side. The keeper Zazai dives to his left but the ball runs through him and into the fine leg fence.
  • 60.4 Outside off, Brooks lets it go.
  • 60.3 Bowls a bumper, Brooks ducks under it.
  • 60.2 Floated delivery on middle, Dowrich looks to defend but gets an inside edge on this one. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a run.
  • 60.1 Bowls a bouncer, Dowrich does well to duck under it. Is it the first bouncer of the day? Don't remember any bouncers being bowled today.
  • 59.6 Huge shout for LBW! This looked closer than the previous one. Or ones. Flighted delivery on off, Brooks looks to defend but misreads the googly. He is hit on the pads and Rashid belts out an appeal but umpire Reiffel shakes his head. Probably height could have been a factor. 208/5
  • 59.5 Outside off, Brooks leaves it alone.
  • 59.4 Tossed up delivery on middle, Brooks defends it off the back foot.
  • 59.3 FOUR! Excellent shot. Floated delivery outside off, Brooks drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.
  • 59.2 Flighted delivery on middle, Brooks blocks it off the back foot.
  • 59.1 Tossed up delivery on off, Brooks plays it to covers.
  • 58.6 Full delivery on middle, Dowrich flicks it to mid-wicket. 204/5
  • 58.5 Dowrich gets lucky on the bottom edge. Ahamdzai bowls one on a length and outside off, Dowrich looks to cut it through the point region but gets a bottom edge. The ball bounces near the side of the pitch and goes towards the off side.
  • 58.4 On a good length on off, Dowrich blocks it off the back foot.
  • 58.3 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 58.2 Full and around off, driven straight back to the bowler.
  • 58.1 Around off, on a length, watchfully defended.
  • 57.6 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 204/5
  • 57.5 Another one on middle, which keeps low, worked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 57.4 Full and down the leg side, Shane looks to sweep but misses.
  • 57.3 Tossed up on middle, Dowrich keeps it out. Rashid has been very inconsistent, right from the morning. The lengths have not been right, nor the lines.
  • 57.2 FOUR! That stayed low, but it was played very well. A short ball, down the leg side, Dowrich looked to pull but the cherry stayed low. However, he adjusted well, rolled his wrists and pulled it all along the ground to the fine leg fence. 50-RUN STAND IS UP AS WELL. Of those, Dowrich has scored 33.
  • 57.1 Tossed up delivery on middle and leg, Dowrich looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
  • 56.6 Outside off, Brooks shoulders arms to this one. 199/5
  • 56.5 Full delivery on off, Brooks drives it back towards the bowler.
  • 56.4 On a good length on off, Brooks defends it off the back foot.
  • 56.3 Landed outside off, Shamarh gets a big stride forward and shoulders arms.
  • 56.2 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 56.1 Full and wide outside off, Brooks slashes hard but misses.
  • Yamin Ahmadzai to bowl from the other end. 5-1-17-0 are his figures so far.
  • 55.6 FOUR! You need to have this as a norm, don't you? One bad ball in an over at least. At least. Short delivery on middle, Dowrich rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. The stand is now worth 49. 199/5
  • 55.5 Full delivery on middle, Dowrich drives it back towards the bowler.
  • 55.4 Massive shout for LBW! Turned down. Rashid is not happy. Floated delivery on off, Dowrich comes forward to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Was impact outside off? Looks so, from the replays. It was a the googly, which was not picked by the keeper batsman.
  • 55.3 Flighted delivery on off, SD keeps it out.
  • 55.2 Tossed up delivery on middle, Shane defends it off the back foot.
  • 55.1 Full toss on middle, Dowrich flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • We are back for the second session. The Afghanistan players are out in the middle. Shamarh Brooks and Shane Dowrich will resume their innings for West Indies. Rashid Khan will start the proceedings after Lunch.
  • ... Day 2, Session 2 ...
  • Shamarh Brooks has played just 2 Tests but he seems to be a man brimming with confidence. His 75 from 129 balls have been a combination of attack and defense, punishing the poor balls and seeing out the good ones. Afghanistan spinners have bowled well, with plenty of shouts from behind the wickets but the counter-attack from the Caribbeans has meant that the dot balls have not been allowed to pile up. Join us back at 12.10 pm local (0640 GMT) to see how the afternoon session pans out.
  • Starting the day in foggy conditions, the pair of Campbell and Brooks continued from where it left off last night. The duo added 82 for the third wicket, before a cheeky shot and a blinder from Ihsanullah brought about the downfall of Campbell. That in turn, led to a collapse as West Indies slipped from 116/2 to 150/5. But since then, Dowrich has given excellent company to Brooks and the partnership is worth 45 now.
  • Entertaining session. 127/3 in 33 overs. West Indies have gone past Afghanistan's score and with 5 wickets left, they will be hoping to stretch this current lead of 8 and put more pressure on Rashid Khan and his team.
  • 54.6 FOUR! A boundary to end a fruitful morning session for West Indies. Coming to the ball, it was a fuller one on middle and leg. Brooks just gets inside the line and helps it on its way towards fine leg. The ball crosses the fence for a boundary. That will also be LUNCH ON DAY 2. 195/5
  • 54.5 Outside off, left alone.
  • 54.4 Length and on off, defended off the back foot.
  • 54.3 BRAVE LEAVE! Ahmadzai brings the ball in from a good length but Brooks is well aware of his off pole as he shoulders arms to it.
  • 54.2 Full and on middle, defended off the back foot.
  • 54.1 FOUR! WEST INDIES TAKE THE LEAD! Length ball coming back on, Brooks brings his bat down in time and gets an edge on it. The ball races to the fine leg fence. The fielder at fine leg was very square and hence failed to cut that boundary.
  • Finally a pacer! The first in this session. Yamin Ahmadzai to bowl. 4-1-9-0 are his figures so far. Afghan and Rashid are involved in a long chat. Ahmadzai is still marking his runup and already a minute has ticked by. By the looks of it, Afghanistan are in no hurry to get this over started. Should be the last one before Lunch.
  • 53.6 Goes back and blocks it out. 187/5
  • 53.5 Around off once more, punched towards short mid-wicket.
  • 53.4 Around off, more away spin, punched towards short extra cover.
  • 53.3 Short and outside off, spinning away, punched straight to cover.
  • 53.2 Landed around off, punched back to the bowler.
  • 53.1 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 52.6 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. 187/5
  • 52.5 FOUR! Poor stuff from Rashid. He overpitches and Brooks just relies on the timing there as he drives it through mid on. Asghar Afghan initially looked interested but gave up. The ball races to the long on fence for a boundary.
  • 52.4 Tossed up around off, defended to the off side.
  • 52.3 Full and on off, Shane gets an inside edge onto his pad and past the short leg fielder for a run.
  • 52.2 Full and around off, Shane pushes it to the off side.
  • 52.1 Tossed up on off, pushed to short cover.
  • 51.6 Huge shout for LBW, turned down. Impact seemed to be outside off. Full and outside off, Dowrich got a full-stride lunge to defend but missed and was hit on the pads. The ball deflected towards first slip who was not able to stop it cleanly and the ball went behind. The fielder himself had to go and retrieve it. A leg bye taken. 182/5
  • 51.5 A touch short, punched back to the bowler.
  • 51.4 Full and around middle, well blocked out.
  • 51.3 Comes around the wicket now, lands it short of full outside off, Brooks punches it to sweeper cover for a run.
  • 51.2 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 51.1 A short ball, around off, Dowrich looks to pull and hits it hard to the man at short leg, Ibrahim Zadran it is over there and he yelps in pain as the ball deflects off his right boot through square leg. The keeper himself runs after the ball to collect. A single taken.
  • 50.6 On off, Brooks blocks it from within the crease. 179/5
  • It is a bit demoralizing for the players. There are hardly 20 spectators in the stands to watch the game. From the positive aspect, that seems to be 20 more than what we saw yesterday.
  • 50.5 Leading edgeeeee! But safe. Dowrich looks to flick this loopy delivery on middle towards mid-wicket but closes his bat face early and gets leading edge. The ball goes towards point and the batsmen cross ends.
  • 50.4 Brooks flicks this full one on middle towards the leg side for a run.
  • 50.3 Tossed up on off, Brooks blocks it off the back foot.
  • 50.2 Brave leave. Not far from the off pole. Brooks knows where his off stump is and lifts his bat at the last moment to the straighter one from Rashid.
  • 50.1 Tossed up on off, defended off the front foot to the off side.
  • Rashid Khan is back on. 20-5-67-2 are his figures so far.
  • 49.6 On off, blocked towards the off side. 177/5
  • 49.5 Full and around off, defended to the off side.
  • 49.4 Flighted around off, pushed to covers.
  • 49.3 On off, driven to short cover.
  • 49.2 Full and on middle, pushed back to the bowler off the back foot.
  • 49.1 Full and on middle and leg, defended to short leg.
  • 48.6 Landed outside leg, spinning further down, Brooks shoulders arms. 177/5
  • 48.5 Full and around off, worked wide of long on for a single.
  • 48.4 Around leg stump, turning down, flicked through fine leg for a couple. Dowrich moves to 21.
  • 48.3 Full and outside off, driven majestically towards mid off.
  • 48.2 Down the leg side again, Shane misses his flick this time. The ball goes off his pads through the vacant leg slip region and the batsmen return for a brace. Leg byes signalled.
  • 48.1 A short ball, down the leg side, Dowrich pulls it comfortably through fine leg for a couple.
  • 47.6 Flatter and outside off, Dowrich punches it off the back foot to the off side for a run. 170/5
  • 47.5 Flighted one around off, Dowrich blocks it off the back foot.
  • 47.4 Tossed up around off, Dowrich defends it to the offside off the front foot.
  • 47.3 On off, defended off the back foot.
  • 47.2 Appeal for LBW! Turned down by the umpire. Hamza tosses one up and Dowrich looks to defend. The ball beats his defensive push and crashes onto his pads. Hamza appeals straightaway but the umpire gives him a blank look. Replays later show that the ball might be doing too much down the leg side.
  • 47.1 Full and on middle, defended to mid on.
  • Amir Hamza is back on. 15-1-56-2 are his figures so far.
  • 46.6 Full and outside off, Brooks drives it through cover. The fielder there dives and saves runs. 169/5
  • 46.5 Full and on off, defended towards point.
  • 46.4 On middle and leg, flicked straight to mid on.
  • 46.3 On off, driven straight to covers.
  • 46.2 Full and outside off, slapped to covers.
  • 46.1 Tossed up around off, pushed to mid off.
  • 45.6 Flatter and outside off, cut straight to point. 169/5
  • 45.5 Flighted one on off, Dowrich defends it.
  • 45.4 Flatter on middle, Dowrich pulls it but straight to mid-wicket.
  • 45.3 Full on the pads, Brooks flicks it to fine leg for a single.
  • 45.2 Flighted one on middle, defended to short leg.
  • 45.1 Full and on off, Brooks blocks it to the off side.
  • 44.6 Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a run. 168/5
  • 44.5 Around off, the skidder, Shane looks to block from the crease but gets it off the bottom half of the bat through backward square leg for a single.
  • 44.4 Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 44.3 LBW? Caught? Neither given. Plenty of shouts and umpire Nitin Menon asks the players to calm down. Full and around off, spinning in, Dowrich looked to defend but missed and was hit on the pads. Now, the bowler appealed for LBW but the keeper was more interested in seeing the ball lob to second slip. There were cries of joy all around but the umpire was very calm. Replays do not detect any inside edge while the ball is seemingly going down the leg side.
  • 44.2 Around middle, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 44.1 Full and around off, Dowrich gets a big stride forward and defends in front of his pads.
  • 43.6 Flatter and outside off, Brooks punches the ball to the off side off the back foot. 166/5
  • 43.5 On off, defended to the off side.
  • 43.4 EDGED AND SAFE! Brooks is riding his luck here. A chance goes abegging for Afghanistan. Rashid tosses one up outside off, Brooks defends it, only to get an outside edge. The ball lobs in the air. Zazai behind the wickets goes for the catch but it hits his shoulder and drops in front of him. Zazai tries to take it on the second attempt but misses.
  • 43.3 Tossed up on middle, defended to short leg.
  • 43.2 Full on off, pushed to mid off by Brooks.
  • 43.1 Tossed up on off, Brooks defends it to the off side.
  • 42.6 Flighted delivery on off, Dowrich blocks it off the back foot. 166/5
  • 42.5 FOUR! That is put away! Full toss on off, Dowrich drives it through covers for a boundary.
  • 42.4 Short delivery on middle, Dowrich pulls it to mid-wicket.
  • 42.3 Bowls it down the leg side, Dowrich looks to flick but misses it.
  • 42.2 Full delivery on off, Dowrich drives it to mid off.
  • 42.1 Floated delivery on middle, Dowrich flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen take a single.
  • 41.6 Flighted delivery on middle, Dowrich blocks it off the back foot. 161/5
  • 41.5 FOUR! Poor delivery from Rashid. Short delivery on middle, Dowrich pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 41.4 Outside off, the googly, Dowrich offers no shot to this one.
  • 41.3 Landed outside off, dabbed in front of second slip.
  • 41.2 Outside off, played straight to point.
  • 41.1 Rippa. Landed outside off, Dowrich looks to defend but the ball grips the surface and then whizzes past the outside edge, taking an extravagant turn.
  • 40.6 Loopy delivery on off, Dowrich looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get three runs. 157/5
  • 40.5 Floated delivery on off, Dowrich keeps it out.
  • 40.4 FOUR! Poor delivery from Zahir Khan. Short delivery on middle, Dowrich pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary!
  • 40.3 Tossed up delivery on off, Dowrich blocks it off the back foot.
  • 40.2 Floated delivery on middle, Dowrich looks to drive but gets an inside edge. It goes to short leg where Zadran picks the ball and fires a direct hit at the keeper's end. There is an appeal for a run out but umpire Reiffel at square leg is not interested. Dowrich is safely in.
  • Shane Dowrich is the new batsman in.
  • 40.1 OUT! CAUGHT! That is a sharp catch by Ibrahim Zadran! Boy, the runs are coming galore, but so are the wickets! The man who can be a glue at the crease has been removed. Chase departs. Flighted delivery on middle, Chase looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It lobs to short leg where Ibrahim Zadran initially does not react. The ball goes straight to him, onto his pads and that is when he reacts. He is alert to the fact that the ball will lob up and takes a sharp catch on the second attempt. Well done. Half the side down. Deficit is now 37.
  • 39.6 Loopy delivery on off, Chase taps it towards point for a single. 150/4
  • 39.5 Flighted delivery on middle, Brooks flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 39.4 Floated delivery on off, Brooks looks to defend but gets an outside edge on this one. It goes towards third man. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 39.3 FOUR! Good shot. Short delivery outside off, Brooks slaps it through covers for a boundary.
  • 39.2 BEATEN! Bowls a googly just outside off, Brooks looks to defend but misses it.
  • 39.1 Floated delivery on middle, Brooks defends it off the back foot.
  • 38.6 BEATEN! Flighted delivery just outside off, Chase looks to defend but misses it. 142/4
  • 38.5 Flighted delivery on off, Brooks defends it towards covers and takes a quick run.
  • 38.4 Loopy delivery on middle, Brooks keeps it out.
  • 38.3 Flighted delivery on middle, Chase flicks it through square leg. The batsmen take a run.
  • 38.2 Floated delivery on off, Chase drives it to mid off.
  • 38.1 SECOND TEST FIFTY FOR BROOKS! Consecutive ones for him. His previous one was against India, in August this year, at Kingston, Jamaica, where he was run out after scoring exactly 50. Can he carry on to get a big one this time? Gets to his half century with a gentle push through cover.
  • 37.6 Tossed up delivery on leg, Chase looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards fine leg. The batsmen get two runs. The umpire gives it as leg byes. 139/4
  • 37.5 Flighted delivery on middle, Chase defends it off the back foot.
  • Roston Chase walks in at number 6, replacing Hetmyer.
  • 37.4 OUT! LBW! Was it spinning down the leg side? Umpire Reiffel does not think so. Flighted delivery on middle, Hetmyer looks to defend off the front foot but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw and the umpire, after thinking for a while, raises his finger. So Hetmyer has come, he has seen but has been conquered on the 21st ball that he has faced. 4 down now, are West Indies, 50 away from Afghanistan's score.
  • 37.3 In the air... safe! Looks like Hetmyer has lost patience. Tossed up outside off and Hetmyer cannot resist himself. Goes for the slog but mistimes it well wide of deep mid-wicket. The ball lands safely and the batsmen take two.
  • 37.2 Around off, watchfully pushed back to the bowler.
  • 37.1 That is a ripper of a googly. Pitched outside leg, Hetmyer looks to defend but the ball spins away past the outside edge, hits the keeper's pads and drops down in front of first slip.
  • 36.6 Flighted delivery on leg, Brooks looks to defend but misses it and gets hit on the pad. 135/3
  • 36.5 Tossed up delivery on off, Brooks defends it off the back foot.
  • 36.4 Flighted delivery on middle, Hetmyer looks to drive but gets an inside edge on this one. It goes past the leg stump towards fine leg. Javed Ahmadi chases it, slides and does well to stop it just before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.
  • 36.3 FOUR! Excellent shot. Lucky for Hetmyer. Zahir Khan tosses one up outside off, Shimron plays it from within the crease. He just opens the arms and drives it away from the body through covers. The fielder at cover dives but to no vail as the ball goes through him and into the extra cover fence for a boundary.
  • 36.2 Floated delivery on off, Hetmyer plays it to point.
  • 36.1 Short delivery on off, Hetmyer cuts it to point.
  • Zahir Khan to bowl for the first time this morning. 2-0-10-0 so far.
  • 35.6 Full delivery on off, Brooks drives it to mid off. 128/3
  • 35.5 Tossed up delivery on middle, Brooks defends it off the back foot.
  • 35.4 Outside off, Brooks shoulders arms to this one. That went straight on and was not far from the off stump.
  • 35.3 Oohhh... leading edge, does not carry! Flighted delivery on off, Brooks looks to flick but gets a leading edge. The ball lobs in the air but does not carry to cover. Rashid is getting frustrated now.
  • 35.2 BEATEN! Tossed up delivery outside off, Brooks looks to defend but misses it.
  • 35.1 Floated delivery on off, Brooks defends it off the back foot.
  • 34.6 A short ball, around middle, Hetmyer looks to pull but the ball goes off the inner half towards short fine leg. 128/3
  • 34.5 Around middle, Brooks flicks it fine down the leg side. Does not have enough on it and the fielder from backward square leg gets to the ball before it can touch the ropes. Three runs taken and Brooks moves to 49.
  • 34.4 Tossed up delivery on off, Brooks defends it off the front foot.
  • 34.3 Floated delivery on off, Brooks defends it out.
  • 34.2 Flighted delivery on middle, Brooks defends it off the back foot.
  • 34.1 Tossed up delivery on middle, Brooks flicks it towards fine leg. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 33.6 Huge shout for LBW, turned down! Full and outside leg, SH looks to flick but misses. He is hit on the pads and the Afghans appeal but umpire Reiffel is unmoved. Short leg quickly gets across to catch but cannot quite get there. Looking at the replays, the pitching is seen to be in line but the ball could be turning down the leg side. 123/3
  • 33.5 Full and around leg again, dabbed in front of short leg.
  • 33.4 Full and outside leg, Shimron looks to flick but the ball goes off his pads to short fine leg.
  • 33.3 Short and outside off, cut straight to backward point.
  • 33.2 Around leg, flicked through square leg for a couple.
  • 33.1 A short ball, around middle, punched towards the bowler.
  • 32.6 Loopy delivery on middle, Brooks defends it off the back foot. 121/3
  • 32.5 Tossed up delivery on middle, Brooks keeps it out.
  • 32.4 Flighted delivery on off, Brooks defends it off the back foot.
  • 32.3 Floated delivery on off, Brooks defends it off the front foot.
  • Two slips in place now.
  • 32.2 Tossed up delivery on off, Brooks looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes past first slip towards third man. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 32.1 Flighted delivery on off, Brooks blocks it well.
  • 31.6 Flighted delivery on middle, Hetmyer looks to drive but gets an inside edge. It goes past short leg towards square leg. The batsmen get two runs. 119/3
  • 31.5 Tossed up delivery on middle, Hetmyer flicks it to the leg side.
  • 31.4 Loopy delivery on off, Brooks plays it towards point. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 31.3 BEATEN! Floated delivery outside off, Brooks looks to drive but misses it. The keeper appeals for caught behind but the umpire shakes his head.
  • 31.2 Flighted delivery on off, Brooks defends it off the front foot.
  • 31.1 BEATEN! Tossed up outside off, Brooks looks to cut but misses it.
  • 30.6 Around off, worked towards short mid-wicket. 116/3
  • 30.5 Outside off, punched back towards the bowler.
  • 30.4 Around off, the arm ball, jabbed out watchfully.
  • 30.3 Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
  • Shimron Hetmyer walks in at number 5, replacing Campbell.
  • 30.2 OUT! Ho ho ho! Ihsanulllahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Take a bow. That is a stunner. What an anticipation. The Afghans needed something special to break this partnership and they have got it. Full and outside off, Campbell gets down to paddle but the ball bounces a touch extra, hits the glove and lobs behind towards the vacant leg slip region. Here comes Ihsanullah's athleticism. He is at first slip and is watching the ball like a hawk. Starts running to his right as soon as he sees John attempt the paddle and then dives once he sees the ball airborne. Just about gets his hands to the cherry but manages to hold on and completes a spectacular catch. The 82-run stand is broken and the debutant has his second.
  • 30.1 FOUR! TAKE THAT! The attack continues. 8th boundary in the last 10 overs - 7 fours and a six. Tossed up delivery on middle, Campbell gets down and mows a slog through mid-wicket for a boundary!
  • 29.6 Outside off, punched straight to cover. 112/2
  • 29.5 FOUR! The boundaries are flowing! They are attacking Rashid. Pitched outside leg. Brooks gets down and paddles it, this time better than the attempt on the third ball and gets another boundary.
  • 29.4 SIX! SPANKED! That is the first of the day. Tossed up outside off, Brooks gets down and swings it against the turn, cleanly over long on!
  • 29.3 Full and around off, punched back to the bowler.
  • 29.2 FOUR! Down the leg side, Brooks looks to paddle but the ball takes the under edge and goes through the vacant leg slip to the fine leg fence. 100 UP FOR WEST INDIES. Just 85 behind now.
  • 29.1 Full and down the leg side, Campbell misses his flick and is hit on the pads. A leg bye signalled as the ball rolls to short fine leg.
  • 28.6 Full and around off, watchfully pressed towards point. 97/2
  • 28.5 Around off, punched towards mid on again.
  • 28.4 Full and around middle, pushed towards mid on.
  • 28.3 The arm ball, around middle, watchfully played out.
  • 28.2 Around off, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 28.1 Full and outside off, Campbell comes down the track and looks to flick but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
  • 27.6 Fired in down the leg side, Shamarh looks to flick but misses. 96/2
  • 27.5 Full and outside off, driven straight back to the bowler.
  • 27.4 Full and just around off, Brooks defends it in front of short leg. Watchfully played with soft hands, ensuring that the ball goes straight to ground.
  • 27.3 A long hop, punched straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 27.2 Full and around off, watchfully pushed with the turn towards point.
  • 27.1 Around off, worked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 26.6 Very good delivery, drawing the batsman forward, John is solid in defense. 96/2
  • 26.5 Full and around off, watchfully played out.
  • 26.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. One run added to the total.
  • 26.3 Around off, punched through the covers.
  • 26.2 Full again, around off, swept to deep mid-wicket for a single. HALF CENTURY FOR CAMPBELL, HIS FIRST ONE IN TESTS!
  • 26.1 Full and around middle, flicked towards short mid-wicket.
  • 25.6 FOUR! CLASSY! Full and outside off, Brooks leans and drives this gorgeously, well past extra cover for a boundary! 94/2
  • 25.5 Around off, the googly, jabbed back to Rashid.
  • 25.4 Full on middle, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 25.3 Around off, a touch short, punched towards mid on.
  • 25.2 Full and around leg, the paddle sweep comes out and it goes through fine leg. One run taken.
  • 25.1 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 24.6 The batsman gives this a full swing of the bat, down on one knee. The batsmen have run through for a single. 89/2
  • 24.5 FOUR! The conventional sweep again, gets it through square leg and earns himself a boundary, does Campbell.
  • 24.4 The batsman has nudged the ball fine down the leg side.
  • 24.3 Down the leg side, swept through square leg for a couple.
  • 24.2 FOUR MORE! Campbell does it again! Another full ball, another reverse sweep, same result!
  • 24.1 FOUR! Interesting shot. Full and outside off, Campbell gets down and reverse laps it past short third man!
  • 23.6 Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 74/2
  • 23.5 On middle, pushed towards mid on for a run.
  • 23.4 Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
  • 23.3 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 23.2 Short and outside off, cut through point for a couple.
  • 23.1 Around off, pushed towards mid on.
  • 22.6 Full on middle, pushed back to the bowler. 70/2
  • 22.5 Outside off, dabbed past short third man for a couple.
  • 22.4 A play and a miss this time.
  • 22.3 Another forward defense on offer.
  • 22.2 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 22.1 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • Right. All set to start. John Campbell will resume their overnight partnership, which is worth 34. Who will start off proceedings with the ball? Amir Hamza it will be, to bowl to Campbell first up. Here we go...
  • WEATHER - How is the weather? Winter is setting in India and given that Lucknow is closer to the northern parts, it is pretty chill and hazy. Visibility could be an issue but the good news is that there will not be any delay and we are set to start on time.
  • How do the hosts look at this? No point in dwelling over the fact that they could manage only 187. Bygones are bygones. If they can manage to restrict the West Indies lead to under 50, there is still a possibility of a one-inning shootout. Once that happens, 4th innings batting is never gonna be easy. The Caribbeans are stroke-makers, so perhaps stifle the run flow, induce mistakes and get wickets would be the mantra. From the visitors' point of view, seeing off the first hour and then capitalizing on the day would be ideal. If they bat through the day, they should get somewhere between 300-350, which would, in all means, shut the door for the Afghans.
  • The track is spinning but it is by no means a minefield. Yes, batting is a bit difficult but given that it is only Day 2, it will not be so difficult. Javed Ahmadi and Ihsanullah showed in the morning session yesterday how to bat while John Campbell and Shamarh Brooks are already playing well. The key is to get oneself set. Once you are in, batting becomes easier. Having said that, it is not a type of pitch where you are always in once set - so concentration and focus are important.
  • 'Bowling, Shane!' Remember this? A certain Adam Gilchrist used to shout behind the stumps when the wizard Shane Warne used to bowl. On Wednesday, there was no use of those two words by Shane Dowrich but boy, Rahkeem Rashawn 'Shane' Cornwall - the man from Antigua, bowled like Shane Warne, albeit off spin, making the Afghan batsmen dance to his turn and bounce as he registered the best ever figures in India in 2019 and also the second best overall this year. His 7/75 derailed what was seeming to look like a train as Afghanistan collapsed from 84/1 to 187 all out. A boring day suddenly became exciting as spin dictated terms. How will Thursday pan out? Hello and a warm welcome to the second day of the one-off Test between Afghanistan and West Indies in Lucknow.
  • ... DAY 2 ...
  • West Indies would have loved to end the day unscathed but that was not the case as the Afghan spinners were all over them and on full fire. The deficit though, is just 119, so one good stand could put Afghanistan under tremendous pressure. So Day 2 promises to be a cracker. With the pitch deteriorating further it will be a challenge for the West Indian batting to resist the likes of Rashid Khan and Amir Hamza. Do join us on Thursday, 28th November, 2019, for Day 2 at 0930 local (0400 GMT). Till then take care, goodbye.
  • Rahkeem Cornwall says that the strength when he bowls comes from the upper body. Adds that staying balanced and trying to bowl in the right areas are the keys. Feels that the ball is turning and sticking a lot in the surface and if the spinners bowl in the right areas, there is a lot that they can extract from this pitch.
  • Speaking of the Afghanistan batting, they never looked settled and comfortable against the speedsters or the spinners. Wrong technique and false shots summed up their batting. They were clueless to the spin of Warrican and Cornwall. They collapsed from 84/1 to 111/7. If not for Afsar Zazai and Amir Hamza's fightback, Afghanistan would have failed to reach even 150. Man of the day Rahkeem Cornwall is down for a chat with Alistair Campbell.
  • All in all an eventful day of Test cricket. 12 wickets fell in a day which belonged to one man, Rahkeem Cornwall. The giant man wreaked havoc in the Afghan camp with his offies. His 7/75 are the best figures in an innings in India, since 2018. Wow. He terrorized even the best in business with his turn and bounce. The day started with Holder winning the toss and putting in the hosts to bat. But soon he was in doubt when there was no assistance to the pacers. Then came the man Rahkeem Cornwall and what he did was remarkable. He generated turn and bounce to trouble the Afghan batsmen. Jason Holder picked up two wickets while Warrican took one.
  • 21.6 Tossed up delivery on off, Brooks punches it to covers. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 1! 68/2
  • 21.5 Loopy delivery on middle, Brooks defends it off the back foot.
  • 21.4 Flighted delivery on off, Brooks keeps it out.
  • 21.3 Floated delivery on middle, Brooks defends it off the back foot.
  • 21.2 Outside off, Brooks offers no shot to this one.
  • 21.1 Tossed up delivery on middle, Brooks defends it off the back foot.
  • 20.6 Loopy delivery outside off, Campbell leaves it alone. 68/2
  • 20.5 Outside off, John shoulders arms to this one.
  • 20.4 BEATEN! Floated delivery outside off, Campbell looks to defend but misses it.
  • 20.3 Flighted delivery outside off, Campbell offers no shot to this one.
  • 20.2 Tossed up delivery on off, Brooks punches it towards point. The batsmen take a run.
  • 20.1 Full toss on off, Campbell drives it towards covers for a single.
  • 19.6 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 66/2
  • 19.5 Another tossed up delivery outside off, Brooks defends it to the off side.
  • 19.4 Brooks defends this tossed up ball off the back foot.
  • 19.3 A ripper from Rashid. He bowls a perfect leg spinner and Brooks almost falls into the trap there. He comes on the front foot to block but the ball goes past the outside edge and into the mitts of the keeper. The Afghan players put in a loud appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Probably the noise was of the bat hitting the pad.
  • 19.2 FOUR! Squeezed out. It is raining boundaries now. Full and outside off, Brooks looks to defend but the ball pitches and then turns away. A soft outside edge is eked out and the ball runs all along the ground, past slip to third man into the fence.
  • 19.1 Short and outside off, punched towards the bowler.
  • 18.6 Outside off, John leaves it alone. 62/2
  • 18.5 FOUR! Second boundary of the over. Short delivery on middle, Campbell pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 18.4 Flighted delivery on off, Campbell defends it off the back foot.
  • 18.3 FOUR! Good shot. Short delivery outside off, Campbell makes room and cuts it towards point where the fielder tries to stop it but it goes through him. He gets up and chases the ball and tries to pull the ball back in before the ropes but fails to do so. It races away towards the fence.
  • 18.2 Tossed up delivery on middle, Campbell defends it off the back foot.
  • 18.1 Full delivery on off, Campbell drives it to covers.
  • Zahir Khan is into the attack.
  • 17.6 FOUR! Beautifully driven. A controlled shot. Brooks drives this tossed up delivery outside off past the mid off fielder for a boundary. 54/2
  • 17.5 Brooks works this tossed up ball towards leg side.
  • 17.4 On off, defended back to the bowler.
  • 17.3 Short and on off, pulled through mid-wicket for a run. 50 up for West Indies.
  • 17.2 Flighted on leg, worked to mid -wicket.
  • 17.1 Tossed up on the pads, Campbell flicks it to short fine leg.
  • 16.6 BEATEN! Loopy delivery outside off, Brooks looks to defend but misses it. 49/2
  • 16.5 Tossed up delivery on middle, Brooks looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.
  • 16.4 Floated delivery on middle, John flicks it towards square leg for a single.
  • 16.3 Flighted delivery on middle, Campbell drives it through mid on. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 16.2 Floated delivery on middle, Campbell keeps it out.
  • 16.1 Tossed up delivery on off, Campbell comes down the track and drives it to covers.
  • 15.6 Tossed up down the leg side, Brooks looks to flick but fails to get bat on ball. The keeper collects it. 46/2
  • 15.5 Outside off, driven to covers.
  • 15.4 Flighted one on middle, pushed to mid on.
  • 15.3 Tossed up on off, pushed towards mid on for a run.
  • 15.2 BEAUTY! Rashid bowls a googly on off and Campbell gets beaten on the forward push.
  • 15.1 Googly outside off, Campbell looks to defend but lets it be at the last moment.
  • 14.6 Flighted delivery on middle, Brooks blocks it well. 45/2
  • 14.5 Tossed up delivery on middle, Brooks drives it back towards the bowler.
  • 14.4 Loopy delivery on off, Brooks keeps it out.
  • 14.3 Floated delivery on middle, Brooks blocks it off the back foot.
  • 14.2 Flighted delivery on off, John comes down the track and plays it back towards the bowler. Hamza tries to stop it but it goes past him towards mid on for a single.
  • 14.1 Tossed up delivery on middle, Campbell defends it off the back foot.
  • 13.6 Floated delivery on middle, Brooks looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 44/2
  • 13.5 Tossed up delivery on off, Brooks punches it to point.
  • 13.4 Flighted delivery on middle, Brooks defends it off the back foot.
  • 13.3 Floated delivery on off, Brooks plays it to point.
  • 13.2 Full delivery on off, Brooks drives it back towards the bowler.
  • 13.1 Flighted delivery on off, Brooks defends it off the front foot.
  • 12.6 Full and on off, Brooks pushes it through the off side for a run. 44/2
  • 12.5 EDGED AND SAFE! Brooks looks to defend this flighted one outside off but gets an outside edge which falls short of the close in fielder on the off side.
  • 12.4 Tossed up outside off and spinning into the batsman. Brooks looks to flick it but gets beaten to get hit on the thigh pad.
  • 12.3 BEATEN! Brooks gets beaten this time by Hamza's darts. Brooks goes to defend but he ball goes past the outside edge. The Afghan players appeal for a caught behind but the umpire is unmoved. The replays later show that the noise was of the bat hitting the pads and not the ball.
  • 12.2 On off, defended off the front foot.
  • 12.1 Darted on off, Brooks flicks it off his pads through square leg. The ball crosses the fence for a boundary.
  • 11.6 Floated delivery on leg, Campbell looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. 39/2
  • 11.5 Tossed up delivery on middle, Campbell keeps it out.
  • 11.4 Floated delivery on off, Brooks punches it towards point. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 11.3 Flighted delivery on middle, Brooks defends it off the back foot.
  • 11.2 FOUR! Nice shot. Flighted delivery on middle, Brooks flicks it through square leg for a boundary.
  • Shamarh Brooks is the next batsman in.
  • 11.1 OUT! CAUGHT! Beauty by Rashid! What a delivery to get rid of the consistent Shai Hope. He bowls a flatter delivery on middle and off, it skids and turns away from Hope after pitching. Shai tries to prod forward and defend but the ball goes off the outside edge and into the hands of Ihsanullah at first slip. Afghanistan off to a very good start and their skipper is leading from the front.
  • 10.6 Floated delivery on middle, Campbell comes down the track and defends it. 34/1
  • 10.5 Flighted delivery on middle, Campbell defends it off the back foot.
  • 10.4 Tossed up delivery on off, Hope drives it through mid off. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 10.3 Floated delivery on off, Shai drives it to mid off.
  • 10.2 Tossed up delivery on off, Shai defends it off the front foot.
  • 10.1 Flighted delivery on off, Hope blocks it off the back foot.
  • 9.6 Flighted delivery on middle, Hope flicks it through square leg. The keeper chases it all the way and stops it. The batsmen get three runs. 33/1
  • 9.5 Loopy delivery on middle, Shai defends it off the back foot.
  • 9.4 BEATEN! Tossed up outside off, Hope looks to defend but misses it.
  • 9.3 Floated delivery outside off, Hope lets it go.
  • 9.2 Tossed up delivery on middle, Hope keeps it out.
  • 9.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Hope pushes it to mid on.
  • 8.6 Tossed up on off, Hope looks to defend it but gets the outside edge and the ball goes towards third man. Zahir Khan from the slips runs behind the ball and somehow manages to field the ball. Replays later on show that while the ball was fielded, Zahir's foot was touching the boundary cushions from one camera angle but the other one did not give a fair view. But lack of conclusive evidence means that it won't be a boundary. The batsmen though manage to take three. 30/1
  • Shai Hope is the next batsman in.
  • 8.5 OUT! West Indies' perfect day gets spoiled. Brathwaite's poor run continues in Tests. Hamza tosses one up on off and middle, Brathwaite prods forward to defend it but the spin on it beats the defensive push and raps him on the pads. Hamza and the Afghan players go up in a loud appeal. The umpire thinks for a while and then raises his dreaded finger. Replays later on show that the umpire was correct as he was out plumb.
  • 8.4 Full and on off, Defended off the front foot by the batsman.
  • 8.3 Another tossed up ball and Campbell strokes it towards long on for a run.
  • 8.2 Brathwaite pushes this tossed up ball through mid on for a single. There is a direct hit at the bowler's end but no worries for Brathwaite as he is safely in.
  • 8.2 NO BALL! Hamza has overstepped here. Kraigg defends it to mid on.
  • 8.1 Lovely delivery! Hamza tosses one up on middle and leg, the ball misses the forward prod and then goes off the pads towards first slip.
  • Amir Hamza is back on. 3-1-9-0 are his figures so far.
  • 7.6 Tossed up delivery on off, Campbell defends it off the back foot. 24/0
  • 7.5 SIX! Amazing shot. Flighted delivery on middle, Campbell plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket for a biggie.
  • 7.4 Floated delivery on middle, Campbell defends it off the back foot.
  • 7.3 Tossed up delivery on off, John defends it out.
  • 7.2 Flighted delivery on middle, John defends it off the back foot.
  • 7.1 BEATEN! Sharp turn on this one. Rashid bowls a googly just outside off, Campbell looks to defend but misses it.
  • Rashid Khan, the Afghan skipper comes into the attack.
  • 6.6 Length and outside off, defended to the off side by Brathwaite. 18/0
  • 6.5 Full on off, defended off the front foot.
  • 6.4 On a length and on off, Brathwaite defends it to the off side.
  • 6.3 Full and on the pads, Kraigg flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 6.2 EDGED AND FOUR! Welcome boundary for the West Indies. Ahmadzai bowls one on a length and in the corridor of uncertainty. Kraigg looks to defend but gets an outside edge and the ball goes past second slip and into the third man fence for a boundary.
  • 6.1 Full and on off, Brathwaite blocks it back to the bowler.
  • 5.6 Tossed up delivery on off, Campbell defends it off the front foot. 14/0
  • 5.5 FOUR! Flighted delivery on off, Campbell looks to play a reverse sweep but gets a top edge. It lands safely and goes towards third man for a boundary.
  • 5.4 Floated delivery on middle, Campbell plays a paddle sweep towards fine leg. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 5.3 Floated delivery on off, John defends it out.
  • 5.2 Flighted delivery on middle, Campbell flicks it to the leg side.
  • 5.1 Tossed up delivery on middle, Campbell plays it to mid on.
  • 4.6 On a good length on off, Kraigg keeps it out. 8/0
  • 4.5 Good length delivery on middle, Kraigg defends it off the back foot.
  • 4.4 Full delivery on middle, Brathwaite looks to flick but gets a leading edge towards covers.
  • 4.3 Again outside off, Brathwaite offers no shot to this one. The ball barely bounces in front of the keeper.
  • 4.2 Outside off, Brathwaite shoulders arms to this one.
  • 4.1 Full delivery on leg, Campbell flicks it towards fine leg for a single.
  • 3.6 Flighted on off, Brathwaite pushes it to the off side off the back foot. 7/0
  • 3.5 Outside off, pushed to covers.
  • 3.4 Darted on off, Hamza blocks it to the off side off the front foot.
  • 3.3 BEATEN! Kraigg looks to defend it to the off side and the ball spins past the outside edge.
  • 3.2 TURN AND BOUNCE! Brathwaite does well to keep the bat away from the line of the ball.
  • 3.1 Darted on off, Kraigg defends it to the off side.
  • 2.6 Full again on middle, Campbell flicks it to mid-wicket. 7/0
  • 2.5 Full delivery on middle, Campbell plays it to mid on.
  • 2.4 Good length delivery outside off, John does not bother to play at that.
  • 2.3 Third consecutive leave for Campbell. Outside off, John lets it go.
  • 2.2 On a good length and outside off, Campbell offers no shot to this one.
  • 2.1 Outside off, Campbell shoulders arms to this one.
  • 1.6 Full and on the pads, Brathwaite works it towards deep square leg. The keeper runs towards the ball and fields it. The batsmen take a comfortable two. 7/0
  • 1.5 Tossed up and on off, defended off the front foot to the off side.
  • 1.4 BEATEN ONCE AGAIN! Hamza is charged up here. He gives this one more air and Brathwaite gets beaten once again on the outside edge.
  • 1.3 BEATEN! Beautiful tossed up delivery around off, Brathwaite looks to defend it to the off side. The ball spins past the outside edge and into the mitts of the keeper.
  • 1.2 Full and on the pads, John works it towards square leg for a single.
  • 1.1 Tossed up on off, Campbell looks to defend but gets rapped on the pads. The Afghan players appeal loudly but there was a thick inside edge on this. Hence, the umpire ruled it in favour of the batsman.
  • Amir Hamza to bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6 Outside off, left alone. 4/0
  • 0.5 Length and on middle and leg, Brathwaite looks to work it to the leg side. But the ball hits his pads and the Afghan players go up in appeal. The umpire is unmoved.
  • 0.4 On a length and outside off, Kraigg chooses to leave.
  • 0.3 Outside off, Brathwaite shoulders arms.
  • 0.2 Length and outside off, Kraigg leaves it alone.
  • 0.1 FOUR! Misfield. West Indies are up and running, courtesy a poor piece of effort. Ahmadzai bowls one on the pads, Brathwaite flicks it off his pads towards fine leg. The fielder in the deep runs to his right but fails to keep the ball in play. The ball crosses the fence for a boundary.

Afghanistan Vs West Indies Live Score (TEST) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • The Afghanistan players are out in the middle. Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell have come out to complete the job which they will be looking to finish as soon as possible. Ahmadzai to start the proceedings for Afghanistan.
  • In order to win the Test match, West Indies need just 31 runs to win. There literally seems no hope for Afghanistan and the only consolation for them would be to take as many wickets as they can. Stay tuned for the last innings of the match.
  • The West Indies bowling was superb with pace and bounce on offer for the spinners. Roston Chase and Rahkeem Cornwall picked up 3-fers and so did the skipper Jason Holder, who made light work of taking the wickets on Day 3. Cornwall will be the one who will be the happiest as this has become a ten-wicket match for him.
  • The less said about the Afghanistan bating, the better. After the opening stand gave them hope of staging a fight against the Windies, they collapsed like nine-pins. Just the two openers could come out with some credit to their name. Other than them, only one batter crossed even the double-digit mark. It has been a huge collapse for them, from 53 for no loss to 120 all out.
  • So, with 3 wickets in hand on Day 3, Aghanistan have added just 11 runs to their lead as they have been bowled out for just 120 runs. The target for West Indies is just 31 runs and they will be looking to finish it off as quickly as possible.
  • 43.1 OUT! CAUGHT! The last one goes down. The Afghanistan innings comes to an end. Just 8 overs into Day 3 and Afghanistan have been bundled out. Holder takes his third of the morning. Excellent from the tall West Indian skipper. This time he lands one on a length and around off, Zazai looks to punch it through the off side. But he could only manage a faint nick on it. The keeper, Shane Dowrich gobbles it up with ease.
  • 42.6 The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump. 120/9
  • 42.5 What a ball by Cornwall this! He gives this a lot of air and lands it on middle. The ball pitches and then turns away from Zahir. The batter looks to go back and defend but the ball whizzes past his outside edge and into the mitts of the keeper. Some serious spin for Rahkeem here!
  • 42.4 Dragged back, Zazai pulls this one towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 42.3 Again shortish in length, Zazai defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 42.2 Shortish again, Zazai works this one towards the leg side.
  • 42.1 Shortish ball, spinning into the batter. He pulls and picks out the man at deep square leg. No runs taken though.
  • 41.6 Khan pushes this length ball towards the cover region. 119/9
  • 41.5 Good length and on off, defended off the back foot.
  • Zahir Khan is the last man in for Afghanistan. Just delaying the inevitable now.
  • 41.4 OUT! TIMBER! Holder has the last laugh. What a sight for any fast bowler! Stumps flying all around! Jason bowls one on a length and on off, Zazai looks to defend it off the back foot. The ball goes straight on and Afsar gets squared up as the ball goes past his outside edge and hits the top of off stump. Afghanistan effectively 29/9. OUCH!
  • 41.3 Outside off, left alone.
  • 41.2 BEATEN! Length and outside off, Zazai looks to push it to the off side but pulls the bat inside the line at the last minute.
  • 41.1 Back of a length on middle, defended to the leg side.
  • 40.6 Outside off, played to the man at point. 119/8
  • 40.5 On middle and leg, flicked towards mid-wicket.
  • 40.4 Floated on middle and off, pushed towards the man at mid on.
  • 40.3 FOUR BYES! That has kicked off the surface. Cornwall bowls it in the rough, the ball pitches and rises down the leg side. It misses everything and the ball races down to the fine leg fence for four byes.
  • 40.2 Cornwall floats this one on off, Ahmadzai comes down the track and looks to heave this one down the ground but the ball goes off the inside edge towards square leg for a single.
  • 40.1 Floated outside off, Ahmadzai looks to have a poke at it but then eventually lets the ball go.
  • 39.6 Another full ball outside off, Afsar goes for the drive but is beaten. 114/8
  • 39.5 The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.
  • 39.4 Full ball on off, Zazai looks to drive but the ball goes off the outside edge towards third man for a couple.
  • 39.3 This time Zazai goes for a full-blooded cover drive but again Afsar misses the ball completely.
  • 39.2 Beaten again! Length ball just outside off again, Zazai this time looks to defend but the ball beats Zazai's outside edge.
  • 39.1 Length ball outside off, Zazai looks to have a swipe at it but he misses the ball completely.
  • 38.6 On the pads again, Ahmadzai plays this one to the man at short leg. 112/8
  • 38.5 On the pads, worked towards short leg.
  • 38.4 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 38.3 On the pads again, flicked to the on side for a single.
  • 38.2 Down the leg side, Zazai works this one towards square leg.
  • 38.1 Tossed up on middle, flicked to square leg.
  • 37.6 Length ball outside off, Ahmadzai has a poke at it but is beaten as the ball whizzes past his outside edge. 111/8
  • 37.5 Outside off, played to point.
  • 37.4 Length ball on off, the ball goes off the outside edge on the bounce to the man at gully.
  • 37.3 Full ball on off, pushed towards cover.
  • 37.2 Length ball on the hips, worked towards the leg side.
  • Yamin Ahmadzai walks in to bat. Two slips and a gully in position.
  • 37.1 OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! The captain strikes on his first ball of the day and that is just what the Windies skipper would have wanted. That would settle the nerves, if there were any, that is. Holder bowls a jaffa to start off the over. Length ball on middle, nipping away. Rashid looks to make room and defend but the ball goes off the outside edge low down to the right of the keeper, Shane Dowrich, who dives and holds onto a superb catch. Afghanistan 8 down with a lead of just 21 runs.
  • Jason Holder to bowl from the other end. 3-0-18-0, his figures so far.
  • 36.6 On middle and leg, flicked to short mid-wicket. 111/7
  • 36.5 Tossed up on off, Zazai looks to force it through the off side. The ball takes the inside edge and thuds into his pads.
  • 36.4 Floated on middle and leg, Rashid goes for the slog sweep but skies it towards deep square leg. The fielder runs forward but the ball bounces just in front of him. A run taken.
  • 36.3 Tossed up on off, defended off the back foot.
  • 36.2 Flighted one on leg, Rashid looks to nudge it down the leg side but fails to lay bat on ball.
  • 36.1 Tossed up on middle and leg, driven to long on. A single taken. First runs of the day.
  • We are all set to begin as the West Indies players make their way onto the field. Jason Holder is sharing a few insights as they disperse to take their respective fielding positions. Out walk the two Afghanistan batsmen, Afsar Zazai is joined by his skipper Rashid Khan in the middle. Rahkeem Cornwall to start the proceedings. Here we go...
  • Alistair Campbell is down for the Pitch report. Says that it is a difficult surface to bat on. There are patches and cracks on the surface and the key to getting wickets here is to bowl accurately just like Rahkeem Cornwall did.
  • Will the match end today in the first session itself? Or will Afghanistan show some fight and post a lead where they can hope for a miracle? Welcome to Day 3 of the one-off Test match between Afghanistan and West Indies. After bamboozling Afghanistan on Day 1 itself and then gaining a handy 90-run lead, West Indies bowled superbly in the second innings as well. Rahkeem Cornwall and Roston Chase have again been in the thick of things as both picked up 3-fers in the second innings. Afghanistan are currently reeling at 109/7 with a paltry lead of 19 runs. The question that pops up is with just 3 wickets in hand, how many more can Afghanistan add? West Indies, on the other hand, will look to wrap up the innings as soon as possible and then chase the total down in a flash and win the match. Stay tuned for all the action!
  • ... Day 3, session 1 ...
  • 30 minutes? 60 minutes? One session? How long will the game last on Day 3? West Indies would be keen to wrap things up quickly in the morning while Afghanistan will hope that the lower order tries to get as many runs as possible. Will Cornwall get a 5-fer? Will Chase get, rather? Or neither? Uufff... too many questions. Head spinning. Let us do one thing. Let us shut shop for the night, take some rest and return on Friday morning at 9.30 am local (0400 GMT) for the final rites of this one-off Test. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
  • Brooks says that getting to his maiden Test century is a great feeling. Mentions about his 50 against India and says this is a good feeling. Tells that he tried to keep Rashid out as much as possible and that helped him. On his return to cricket, Brooks says that he has worked hard to make a comeback to the West Indian side. Says that they had 5 wickets in sight (at the innings break) but now that they have got 7, they will try to finish the game off on the third day.
  • The heroes of the day - Shamarh Brooks and Rahkeem Cornwall. The former lit the day with a fantastic century while the latter, after entering the record books on Wednesday evening, created another record by becoming the first West Indian spinner to take a 10-fer in the subcontinent! But it is not the big man down for an interview. It is Brooks now, who is giving his thoughts to Alistair Campbell.
  • The day belonged to Shamarh Brooks, whose 111 helped West Indies take a lead of 90. Then, the spin twins took over. Not Cornwall and Warrican - but Cornwall and Chase. They shared 6 wickets between themselves and the Afghans had no clue whatsoever.
  • Three times in the game, Afghanistan have lost a wicket at the stroke of a break - once before Lunch on Day 1, then before Tea on the same day and now, before Stumps. They have shown no gumption to stay in the middle and hence, are collapsing like a pack of cards. From 84/1 to 111/7 in the first innings and here, from 53/0 to 59/4 and again from 96/4 to 109/7. It is all about partnerships, something which they are yet to understand.
  • Wo ho! What is this? A 2-and-something Test? 12 wickets on Day 1, 15 on Day 2! Afghanistan are in tatters, effectively 19/7 and in all likelihood, this is not going to last more than an hour on Friday.
  • 35.6 OUT! CAUGHT! Well, perhaps Ahmadi should have continued counter-attacking! Because the moment he looks to defend, he nicks one. Where were you, Roston Chase, all this time? From the time he has come on to bowl, he has caused ripples. He has taken his 3rd in the 3 overs he has bowled so far. Coming onto the delivery, Chase tosses one up on the off stump, Ahmadi prods forward and looks to defend it. The ball spins away and takes the outside edge. It is low but Rahkeem Cornwall at first slip bends down and takes the catch in his bucket hands. With this, the umpires also call STUMPS ON DAY 2. 109/7
  • 35.5 FOUR! Oh dear... Ahmadi well, is playing like Shahid Afridi, or a Virender Sehwag, one would assume. Pardon us for the comparisons but the attitude is compelling us to do so. Just one ball is left for Stumps but Javed does not care. Gets a full flighted ball and goes hard over mid off. The result is a one-bounce boundary but why play these shots at this stage? Can't the counter-attack be reserved for tomorrow?
  • 35.4 FOUR! Nice improvisation but pretty risky at this stage. With this being the last over of the day, are these shots needed? Loopy delivery on off, Ahmadi plays a reverse sweep towards third man for a boundary.
  • 35.3 Tossed up delivery on off, Ahmadi looks to guide but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • This is where Jason Holder's captaincy seems to be baffling. If he had used Roston Chase a bit more in the first innings, we might have had the game finished by now.
  • 35.2 Floated delivery on middle, Ahmadi defends it off the front foot.
  • 35.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Zazai comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.
  • 34.6 Tossed up on middle and leg, defended to short leg. 100/6
  • 34.5 Full and on off, Ahmadi taps it back to the bowler.
  • 34.4 Tossed up on off, defended to the off side.
  • 34.3 Tossed up on middle, pushed to long on for a run. 100 comes up for Afghanistan.
  • 34.2 Outside off, Ahmadi sweeps it towards square leg for a single.
  • 34.1 Dead ball signaled as the batsman did not offered shot to that one.
  • 33.6 Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 98/6
  • Afsar Zazai is the new man in.
  • 33.5 OUT! CAUGHT! Boy, that is a sharp catch by Cornwall! And no reaction either! This time Hamza is not so lucky, after surviving a drop in the previous over. Flighted delivery on off, Hamza looks to drive but gets an outside edge on this one. It goes towards first slip where Rahkeem Cornwall just sticks out his right hand and voila, it sticks! The big man does not even care to celebrate, just throws the ball to the main umpire, as if it is a normal office routine. 8/6 now, are Afghanistan effectively.
  • 33.4 Floated delivery on off, Hamza taps it to point.
  • 33.3 Floated delivery on middle, Hamza defends it off the back foot.
  • 33.2 Flighted delivery on off, Hamza drives it to covers.
  • 33.1 Tossed up delivery on middle, Hamza defends it off the front foot.
  • 32.6 Hamza pushes this tossed up delivery through covers for a single. 98/5
  • 32.5 Tossed up on off, Hamza pushes it to covers.
  • 32.4 Tossed up on off, Hamza pushes it to the off side.
  • 32.3 DROPPED! Hope drops a tough chance at first slip. Full and around off, Hamza goes with hard hands on this and gets a thick outside edge. The ball flies to the right of Hope in the slip region. He dives to his right but cannot quite control his landing. Puts it down.
  • 32.2 Flighted one around off, Hamza looks to flick but gets beaten and the ball raps him on the pads.
  • 32.1 Tossed up around middle and leg, Ahmadi nudges it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 31.6 This time he goes back in his crease and blocks. 96/5
  • 31.5 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • Amir Hamza is the next batsman in.
  • 31.4 OUT! BOWLED! There you go... see, Chase strikes as well. He is all smiles. Flighted delivery on off, Jamal looks to defend but misses a simple straight ball. Reason, he looked to play that with a cross angle, towards mid on. It should have been according to the line of the ball but it is well inside. The ball just comes in with the angle and hits the off stump! Afghanistan are effectively 6/5!
  • 31.3 Floated delivery on middle, Ahmadi plays a reverse sweep through point. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 31.2 Flighted delivery on middle, Ahmadi defends it off the front foot.
  • 31.1 Tossed up delivery down the leg side, Ahmadi looks to flick but misses it.
  • Roston Chase is into the attack.
  • 30.6 Loopy delivery on off, Jamal defends it off the front foot. 95/4
  • 30.5 Tossed up delivery on middle, Jamal looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 30.4 Flighted delivery on middle, Jamal defends it off the back foot.
  • 30.3 Floated delivery on middle, Jamal nudges it to the leg side.
  • 30.2 Tossed up delivery on middle, Jamal drives it to mid on.
  • 30.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Jamal flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 29.6 FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Ahmadi cuts it powerfully off the back foot through point. The ball races to the fence in a flash. This boundary also brings up the MAIDEN TEST FIFTY for Javed Ahmadi. 93/4
  • 29.5 Tossed up outside off, Ahmadi guides it to short third man.
  • 29.4 On off, defended to the off side.
  • 29.3 Full and on middle, Ahmadi flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 29.2 Tossed up around off, Ahmadi looks to defend but the ball goes past the outside edge.
  • 29.1 Tossed up on off, tapped towards the off side.
  • 28.6 Loopy delivery on off, Jamal blocks it off the front foot. 87/4
  • 28.5 Tossed up delivery on middle, Jamal nudges it towards the leg side.
  • 28.4 Flighted delivery on middle, Ahmadi sweeps it to the leg side.
  • 28.3 Floated delivery on middle, Javed defends it out.
  • 28.2 FOUR! Consecutive boundaries from Javed Ahmadi. Short again and outside off, Ahmadi cuts it again through point for a boundary. Afghanistan trail by just 4 runs.
  • 28.1 FOUR! Cracking shot. Short delivery outside off, Ahmadi makes room and cuts it hard through point for a boundary.
  • We are done with the quota of the overs for the day. But because there is still time left, plenty at that, 30 minutes to be precise, so the play goes on. The rule is - MINIMUM of 90 overs in a day or 6 hours - whichever comes LATE.
  • 27.6 Flighted delivery on off, Jamal defends it off the front foot. 78/4
  • 27.5 Tossed up delivery on middle, Jamal keeps it out.
  • 27.4 Floated delivery on off, Jamal defends it off the front foot.
  • 27.3 BEATEN! Beauty of a delivery! Plenty of flight on this one, very slowly bowled, just outside off, Jamal looks to defend but is way too early on this one. The ball pitches, grips and then spins past the outside edge.
  • 27.2 Tossed up delivery on middle, Jamal blocks it well.
  • 27.1 Flighted delivery on off, Jamal defends it off the front foot.
  • 26.6 On off, defended off the full face of the bat. 78/4
  • 26.5 Tossed up outside off, Ahmadi looks to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.
  • 26.4 Tossed up on off, defended off the front foot.
  • 26.3 Flighted on middle and leg, Jamal flicks it towards square leg for a run.
  • 26.2 FOUR! Full and outside off, Jamal plays the reverse sweep and gets it past the first slip fielder as the ball raced to the third man fence for a boundary.
  • 26.1 Tossed up around off, Jamal looks to work this to the leg side but gets hit high on the pads.
  • 25.6 Loopy delivery on off, Javed blocks it off the front foot. 73/4
  • 25.5 Tossed up delivery on middle, Jamal punches it towards point. The batsmen take a single.
  • 25.4 Flighted delivery on off, Jamal defends it off the front foot.
  • 25.3 Floated delivery on middle, Jamal defends it off the front foot.
  • 25.2 Tossed up delivery on middle, Jamal defends it off the back foot.
  • 25.1 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • Almost another! Warrican fires this one outside off, but at the last moment, Jamal backs off. Not ready. The ball just misses the off stump!
  • 24.6 Loopy delivery on middle, Jamal flicks it towards square leg for a single. 72/4
  • 24.5 Floated delivery on middle, Jamal defends it off the back foot.
  • 24.4 Flighted delivery on middle, Ahmadi sweeps it through square leg. The batsmen take a single.
  • 24.3 Tossed up delivery on middle, Ahmadi looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.
  • 24.2 Floated delivery on middle, Jamal flicks it towards fine leg. The batsmen take a run.
  • 24.1 BEATEN! Flighted delivery outside off, Jamal looks to defend but misses it.
  • 23.6 Loopy delivery on off, Jamal drives it through mid off. The batsmen cross ends. 69/4
  • 23.5 Tossed up delivery on middle, Jamal defends it off the back foot.
  • 23.4 Flighted delivery on middle, Jamal plays a paddle sweep towards fine leg. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 23.3 Floated delivery on off, Jamal keeps it out.
  • 23.2 Flighted delivery on middle, Jamal defends it off the front foot.
  • 23.1 Tossed up delivery on off, Jamal defends it off the front foot.
  • 22.6 The short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. 66/4
  • 22.5 IN THE AIR... SAFE! Mindless batting. Full and outside off, Ahmadi, for reasons known best to him, looks to go big. He skews this horribly and there is a chance for mid off running back. Kemar Roach tries his best to get to the ball but cannot do so. Two runs taken.
  • 22.4 Full and around middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 22.3 Another sweep, this time for a run.
  • 22.2 Interesting shot. Full and outside off, Jamal gets down and sweeps this hat-trick ball through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Nasir Jamal is the next batsman in. 2 slips, a leg slip, a leg gully and a short leg and a short mid on. West Indies on the attack mode.
  • 22.1 OUT! CAUGHT! Cornwall gets his 10th wicket in the match. Flighted delivery on middle, Afghan looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It lobs to short leg where Shamarh Brooks takes another simple catch. What a match this man Rakheem Cornwall is having.
  • 21.6 Tossed up outside off, Ahmadi goes for the sweep but fails to lay bat on ball. The ball goes onto hit his pads. An appeal follow but is later aborted as Javed was struck outside the line of off stump. 59/3
  • 21.5 FOUR! Full and on middle, Ahmadi sweeps it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 21.4 BEATEN ONCE AGAIN! Ahmadi looks to defend this flighted one outside off but gets beaten on the outside edge.
  • 21.3 Tossed up around off, Ahmadi defends it to the off side.
  • 21.2 BEATEN! Flatter one outside off, Ahmadi gets beaten on the cut and the ball goes past the outside edge.
  • 21.1 Tossed up on off, pushed to covers.
  • Asghar Afghan walks in to bat.
  • 20.6 OUT! CAUGHT! Cornwall gets his second wicket in this over! Floated delivery on middle, Rahmat looks to defend off the front foot but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It lobs to short leg where Shamarh Brooks takes a comfortable catch. Afghanistan still trail by 35 runs. 55/3
  • 20.5 Flighted delivery on middle, Shah comes down the track and gets hit on the pads.
  • 20.4 Tossed up delivery on leg, Rahmat looks to defend but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
  • 20.3 Floated delivery on off, Shah defends it off the back foot.
  • 20.2 Flighted delivery on middle, Shah comes forward and defends it off the front foot.
  • Drinks Break! Rahmat Shah is the new batsman in.
  • 20.1 RUN OUT! What have you done, Zadran and Ihsanullah? Poor poor calling this from both the batters. And West Indies have their second. Full ball outside off, Zadran pushes it towards point and takes off for a single while looking at the ball. Ihsanullah too responds and takes a few steps forward but then sends Zadran back. He needs to track back but Hope gets the ball and throws it to the keeper who whips the bails off. Ihsanullah looks back furiously at his partner who turns his back at him.
  • 19.6 Tossed up delivery on off, Ahmadi keeps it out. 55/1
  • 19.5 Floated delivery on middle, Ihsanullah comes down the track and plays it towards mid on. The batsmen take a run.
  • 19.4 Tossed up delivery on off, Ihsanullah blocks it off the front foot.
  • 19.3 Flighted delivery on middle, Ihsanullah defends it out.
  • 19.2 Tossed up delivery on middle, Ihsanullah defends it off the front foot.
  • 19.1 Flighted delivery on off, Ahmadi drives it through mid off. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 18.6 OUT! The 'Jimbo' Cornwall draws the first blood. The no ball reprieve does not cause much damage to the West Indies. Corwall tosses one up around off, Ibrahim decides to offer no shot to it. The ball spins in enough to rap Zadran on the pads. Cornwall and the entire West Indies team go up in an appeal. The umpire looks for a while and then raises his dreaded finger. The impact would have not mattered as there was no shot offered. 53/1
  • Ihsanullah is the new batsman in.
  • 18.5 FOUR! Cornwall tosses one outside off, Ahmadi drives it powerfully through covers for a boundary. 50-run stand up between Ahmadi and Zadran.
  • 18.4 Flighted on middle and leg, Ahmadi offers no shot this time as the ball crashes into his thigh pad.
  • 18.3 Outside off, tapped to point for a single.
  • 18.2 Ahmadi brings out the sweep to this tossed up ball outside off, but the ball spins in and beats his shot. The ball goes off the arms and Dowrich looks to go for the catch but does not get to it.
  • 18.1 Tossed up on off, driven to long on for a run.
  • 17.6 Outside off, Javed shoulders arms to this one. 47/0
  • 17.5 Floated delivery on off, Ahmadi blocks it off the back foot.
  • 17.4 Flighted delivery on middle, Ahmadi defends it out.
  • 17.3 Tossed up delivery on middle, Ahmadi defends it off the back foot.
  • 17.2 FOUR! Brilliant shot. Flighted delivery on leg, Ahmadi sweeps it towards fine leg for a boundary.
  • 17.1 Tossed up delivery on middle, Ahmadi blocks it off the back foot.
  • 16.6 Flighted delivery on leg, Zadran nudges it to the leg side. 43/0
  • 16.5 Loopy delivery on off, Ibrahim keeps it out.
  • 16.4 Floated delivery on middle, Zadran drives it to mid on.
  • 16.3 Tossed up delivery outside leg, Zadran offers no shot and lets it go.
  • 16.2 Flighted delivery on leg, Zadran offers no shot and gets hit on the pads.
  • 16.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Ahmadi sweeps it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 15.6 Floated delivery on off, Ibrahim taps it to point. 42/0
  • 15.5 BEATEN! Tossed up delivery just outside off, Zadran looks to defend but misses it.
  • 15.4 Loopy delivery on middle, Ibrahim defends it off the front foot.
  • 15.3 Floated delivery on off, Zadran plays it to point.
  • 15.2 FOUR! Nicely played. Tossed up delivery on middle, Zadran sweeps it towards fine leg for a boundary.
  • 15.1 Flighted delivery on off, Zadran defends it off the front foot.
  • 14.6 Full and around middle, Ahmadi looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. An appeal follows but the umpire stays put. 38/0
  • 14.5 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 14.4 FOUR LEG BYES! Ahmadi goes for the innovation. He goes for the reverse sweep on this but fails to lay bat on ball. The ball lobs past the leg slip fielder after hitting the pads. Jason Holder from leg slip runs behind the ball only to fetch it from the boundary.
  • 14.3 Ahamdi defends this tossed up delivery right under his eyes and to the off side.
  • 14.2 Tossed up and on off, defended back to the bowler.
  • 14.1 Tossed up around middle, Ahmadi defends it past short leg. The ball goes towards square leg.
  • 13.6 Loopy delivery on middle, Ibrahim defends it out. 34/0
  • 13.5 Flighted delivery on off, Zadran defends it off the back foot.
  • 13.4 Tossed up delivery on middle, Zadran drives it back towards the bowler.
  • 13.3 Floated delivery on middle, Zadran flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 13.2 Tossed up delivery on middle, Zadran defends it off the front foot.
  • 13.1 Flighted delivery on off, Ibrahim blocks it off the front foot.
  • 12.6 Loopy delivery on middle, Ahmadi defends it out. 34/0
  • 12.5 Tossed up delivery on middle, Javed defends it off the back foot.
  • 12.4 Flighted delivery on middle, Ahmadi nudges it to square leg.
  • 12.3 Floated delivery on middle and leg, Javed nudges it towards the leg side.
  • 12.2 Flighted delivery on middle, Ahmadi flicks it to the leg side.
  • 12.1 Tossed up delivery on off, Ahmadi keeps it out.
  • 11.6 Tossed up on off, Zadran looks to push it to the off side. But gets an inside edge and the ball goes towards fine leg. The batsmen take a couple. 34/0
  • 11.5 Tossed up and on off, defended to the off side.
  • 11.4 FOUR! Tossed up around off, Zadran leans into the drive and creams it through covers for a boundary.
  • 11.3 Tossed up and on off, driven to mid off.
  • 11.2 Flatter and around off, tapped to point.
  • 11.1 Tossed up around off, Zadran blocks it out.
  • 10.6 Flighted delivery on off, Ahmadi defends it off the front foot. 28/0
  • 10.6 IT IS A NO BALL! Cornwall oversteps! Big reprieve for Ahmadi. A nice delivery, flighted on middle, Ahmadi looked to defend but extra bounce on that meant that an inside edge was induced onto the pads. It lobbed to leg gully where Jason Holder took a comfortable catch. Now, the West Indians start to celebrate but the umpire wants to check for overstepping. Here come the replays. They show that Cornwall has landed his foot on the line! The decision is conveyed and Cornwall is now asking umpire Menon where his foot was. Too late now!
  • Now then! Bat-pad and caught at leg gully! But is it a no ball? They are referring it upstairs and dear me - the foot has landed on the line! Reprieve for Afghanistan.
  • 10.5 Loopy delivery on middle, Ahmadi flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 10.4 Flighted delivery on middle, Ahamdi looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 10.3 Floated delivery on middle, Ibrahim drives it through mid on. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 10.2 Tossed up delivery on off, Zadran defends it off the front foot.
  • 10.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Zadran defends it off the back foot.
  • 9.6 Full and on off, Ahmadi defends it off the front foot. 26/0
  • 9.5 BEATEN! Warrican was so close yet so far from drawing the first blood there. He is getting vicious turn and bounce there. He tosses one up and around off, Ahmadi plays for the turn but goes onto play inside the line. The ball whizzes past the outside edge and just misses the off stump!
  • 9.4 Loopy and on off, driven through mid off for a run.
  • 9.3 Fligjhted one on middle, Zadran defends it off the front foot.
  • 9.2 Tossed up around off, defended to covers.
  • 9.1 Full and on off, tapped back to the bowler.
  • 8.6 This time it turns in. Lands around off, Ahmadi looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 25/0
  • 8.5 Beaten! Another ball which goes straight. Pitches around off, Ahmadi looks to block but it goes past the bat to beat the outside edge.
  • 8.4 Risky shot, very risky shot! Flighted ball on middle, Zadran looks to go downtown towards long on but mistimes it. It goes high in the air, Roach from long on runs forward to catch but can't get there. He misfields and allows an extra run.
  • 8.3 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 8.2 Beaten! No turn there. Pitches just outside off, Ibrahim plays for the turn but there is no available. The ball goes straight and beats the outside edge.
  • 8.1 Starts with a short ball on middle, Ahmadi pulls it wide of mid on for a single.
  • Here he is. The man who demolished Afghanistan in the first innings. Rahkeem Cornwall is into the attack.
  • 7.6 Fuller and on off, driven towards cover. 23/0
  • 7.5 Turn there! Loopy ball on off, Ibrahim comes forward to block but it turns away to beat the outside edge.
  • 7.4 Outside off, it is defended towards point.
  • 7.3 Fuller and flighted ball on middle, Zadran keeps it out.
  • 7.2 Full and on off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 7.1 Starts with a loopy ball around off, Ibrahim comes forward and blocks it out.
  • Jomel Warrican is into the attack.
  • 6.6 Good length ball around off again, Ahmadi gets in the line of the delivery to keep it out. 23/0
  • 6.5 Landed around off, on a slightly shortish length, Ahmadi pushes it towards point of the back foot.
  • 6.4 Good length ball around off, Ahmadi keeps it out.
  • 6.3 Fuller and on off, Ahmadi drives it towards cover where the fielder fumbles again but no run this time.
  • 6.2 Misfield and a run. Fuller again and this time outside off, Zadran drives it towards cover where Campbell misfields. Hetmyer from mid off chases it down and keeps it to one.
  • 6.1 Full ball on middle, Ibrahim strokes it to mid on.
  • 5.6 Outside off, Ahmadi makes a leave now. 22/0
  • 5.5 Around off, it is defended by Ahmadi coming forward.
  • 5.4 FOUR! Flicked away nicely! Full and too straight. On the pads, Ahmadi whips it to the mid-wicket fence.
  • 5.3 Shortish length ball on middle, Javed stays back and keeps it out.
  • 5.2 On the pads, nudged towards mid-wicket.
  • 5.1 FOUR! Overpitched and punished! Full and outside off, Ahmadi leans into the drive and slams it through covers for a boundary.
  • 4.6 Around off, Zadran keeps it out. 14/0
  • 4.5 Shortish length outside off, Zadran shoulders arms.
  • 4.4 Around off, pushed towards point.
  • 4.3 Beaten again! Brilliant bowling but not getting the rewards. Another ball in the channel outside off. Ibrahim comes forward and pokes at the ball only to get beaten.
  • 4.2 Beaten! Good lines these from the West Indies bowlers. Pitches it just outside off. Ibrahim looks to defend but the ball shapes away a hint to beat the outside edge.
  • 4.1 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 3.6 Fullish length ball on off, Ahmadi pushes it through covers to pick a couple. 14/0
  • 3.5 Outside off again. Ahmadi once again leaves it alone.
  • 3.4 In the channel outside off, Ahmadi lets it be.
  • 3.3 FOUR! An edgy one though! This is just around off on a good length. Ahmadi looks to defend but the ball takes the outside edge and goes through the slip cordon and into the third man fence.
  • 3.2 Huge appeal for LBW but not out says the umpire. It pitches just around off. Ahmadi looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. Holder appeals but not out says the umpire. The replays roll in and show that there was an inside edge too. Excellent call.
  • 3.1 Around off, it is defended.
  • 2.6 FOUR! Cut away! Poor ball and it has got the treatment it deserved. Short and wide outside off. Ibrahim flays it through gully for a boundary. Zadran gets off the mark. 8/0
  • 2.5 Shortish length again, pushed towards point.
  • 2.4 Shortish length ball around off, Zadran taps it towards point.
  • 2.3 Full and on off this time, pushed towards cover.
  • 2.2 Outside off, left alone.
  • 2.1 Fullish length around off, Ibrahim lunges forward and keeps it out.
  • 1.6 Good length ball around off, Ahmadi pushes it towards point. 4/0
  • 1.5 FOUR! Nicely done! Good length ball closer to off pole. Ahmadi guides it through the gully region to earn a boundary. Ahmadi is off the mark with it.
  • 1.4 On off, Ahmadi keeps it out.
  • 1.3 Fullish ball and on middle, Javed looks to defend but the ball takes the outside half of the bat and goes towards point.
  • 1.2 In the channel outside off, Ahmadi leaves it alone.
  • 1.1 Full ball on off, Ahmadi comes forward to defend but the ball takes an inside edge.
  • Jason Holder to share the new ball from the other end.
  • 0.6 Landed around off, Zadran comes forward and defends it out. 0/0
  • 0.5 Outside off, it is defended off the back foot.
  • 0.4 Length ball around off, Ibrahim comes forward and defends it out.
  • 0.3 Fullish length ball, closer to off pole. Ibrahim covers his stumps and lets it be. The ball dies way ahead of the keeper there.
  • 0.2 Shortish length ball outside off, Ibrahim taps it towards gully where the fielder dives to his left to stop the ball.
  • 0.1 Starts with a wide ball outside off. Ibrahim has no business with it as he lets it be.

Afghanistan Vs West Indies Live Score (TEST) Ball by Ball Commentary

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  • West Indian skipper, Jason Holder terms it as an important win for them. Reminds about the India series which was really tough for them and they wanted to end the year on a high. Praises his boys for sticking together as a unit and is really happy with the way new guys have grabbed the opportunity. Lauds Brooks for his knock and calls Cornwall's bowling performance as amazing. Shares that it was his gut feeling to bowl first. Tells that Phil Simmons (coach) has been a pivotal member. Credits the management staff for helping the team in every possible manner. Further adds that he is optimistic about the future of the team and is looking forward to growing with the team. Concludes by saying that when they spend time together and are comfortable with each other, the job becomes a lot easier.
  • Rahkeem Cornwall is the unanimous choice for the Man of the Match award! He is very happy after picking a 10-wicket haul in just his second test match. Thanks the Almighty and shares that playing for West Indies is a dream for every kid growing up to play for their nation. Tells that the pitches back home are also similar and the series against India helped him a great deal. Thanks everyone for the support and wants to contribute with the bat as well in the coming matches. On being asked about his family's reaction, he replies that there is a celebratory environment back home.
  • Afghanistan skipper, Rashid Khan admits that they have been struggling in the longer formats, especially with the bat. Feels if they improve in that area, they have the potential to trouble good teams. Hopes to recover from their mistakes. Adds that the team needs more exposure in ODIs and Tests as that will stand them in good stead. Feels that playing more and more longer formats will help them the most. Praises Amir Hamza on his debut and commends the job that he did for them but also states that they missed the services of Mohammad Nabi in this match. Feels that they are not taking the innings deep with the bat and that is what they need to improve upon. Tells that overall it was quite disappointing for them and they will try to improve. States that their main focus from hereon will be on the Asia Cup and ICC Men's T20 World Cup.
  • Given Cornwall's success, we thought the class of Rashid Khan would return the favour but that didn't happen. The Afghan spinners did succeed in picking wickets but on the back of a fabulous century by Shamarh Brooks, West Indies gained a 90-run lead which on this deck was a handful. In the second attempt with the bat, Afghanistan showed early improvement with their openers putting on a 53-run stand but their innings fell completely flat on its face after that. Eventually, they got bowled out for just 120 and Jason Holder, Roston Chase and Rahkeem Cornwall hunted down 3 wickets apiece. Rahkeem finished with a 10-wicket haul and he along with Brooks played a big hand in West Indies' comprehensive victory.
  • Afghanistan trounced! Rahkeem proved to be a big 'corn' in their 'wall' as the giant bowler outclassed them in their own game, i.e. spin. It was a really tough Test match for the newbies in Test cricket. One thought that Jason Holder missed the trick by electing to bowl first on a turning deck but Cornwall soon proved his skipper's call to be the right one. He snapped a 7-fer in the first innings and played a giant role in bundling out Afghanistan for just 187.
  • Early morning walk in the park for West Indies in Lucknow! A thumping victory for them as they chased down the target of 31 runs without breaking a sweat. Afghanistan thoroughly thrashed!
  • 6.2 FOUR! That will be that. WEST INDIES WIN BY 9 WICKETS! A comprehensive victory for them. They were always in ascendancy throughout the Test. Coming back to the ball, it was a tossed up delivery outside off, Campbell lofts it over the mid off fielder and the ball crosses the fence for a boundary.
  • 6.1 Full and on off, defended back to the bowler.
  • 5.6 Hope goes back in his crease and defends this one towards the man at mid on. 29/1
  • 5.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 5.4 On the pads, flicked towards the mid-wicket region for a couple. 2 more runs needed to win.
  • 5.3 FOUR! Off the mark is Hope and 4 more runs needed to win! Floated on the off pole line, Hope makes room and drives this one beautifully through the cover region for a boundary.
  • 5.2 Tossed up on off, Hope goes back and defends it.
  • 5.1 Floated on middle and off, driven down to long on for a single.
  • 4.6 Tossed up on off, Hope blocks it to the off side. 22/1
  • Shai Hope is the new man in, and probably the last man in for the game.
  • 4.5 OUT! Something to cheer for Afghanistan here. Hamza has been brilliant throughout the Test. This time he bowls a floated delivery outside off, Brathwaite looks to defend that to the off side but gets the faintest of outside edges on it. The keeper, Afsar Zazai holds onto it superbly. Brathwaite fails for the second time in this Test. However, not that it will matter to the team's cause in this match.
  • 4.4 On off, blocked off the back foot.
  • 4.3 Flighted one on off, Brathwaite defends it to the off side.
  • 4.2 Tossed up on off, Kraigg tries to block it but the ball goes off the outside edge and falls in front of the man at second slip.
  • 4.1 Floated on off, defended to the off side.
  • 3.6 Floated on the pads this time, tucked to the leg side. 22/0
  • 3.5 Floated on off, Campbell has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 3.4 Good length ball on the pads, worked towards the leg side.
  • 3.3 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 3.2 FOUR! Beautifully driven! Floated on off, Campbell drives this one down the ground through mid off and into the fence.
  • 3.1 On the pads of Campbell, he works this one towards the leg side.
  • Rashid Khan introduces himself into the attack.
  • 2.6 Tossed up on off, Kraigg blocks it towards short leg. 18/0
  • 2.5 On middle and off, defended to the off side.
  • 2.4 Brathwaite fails to lay bat on ball on this tossed up delivery.
  • 2.3 Tossed up on off, left alone.
  • 2.2 Flighted one on off, defended off the front foot to the off side.
  • 2.1 Tossed up on off, driven towards mid off for a run.
  • Aamir Hamza into the attack now.
  • 1.6 On the pads, Campbell flicks this one towards square leg for a single. 17/0
  • 1.5 Floated on middle and off, defended out.
  • 1.4 FOUR! Swept away again! Floated on middle and leg, Campbell goes down on one knee and sweeps this one behind square for a boundary.
  • 1.3 The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
  • 1.2 FOUR! Floated on middle and off, this time Campbell connects with his sweep and the ball races to the mid-wicket fence for a boundary. Third one of the innings.
  • 1.1 Floated on middle and off, Campbell looks to sweep but misses to get hit on the pads.
  • Javed Ahmadi to bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6 On off, defended off the back foot. 8/0
  • 0.5 FOUR! Second boundary of the over this one. Brathwaite flicks this fuller one off his pads through the square leg region for a boundary. A good start by the Windies this.
  • 0.4 Length and on off, Kraigg defends it to covers.
  • 0.3 On off, defended off the back foot.
  • 0.2 Beaten! Length and on off, Brathwaite looks to defend it but gets squared up as the ball goes past the outside edge.
  • 0.1 FOUR! The chase is on! Ahmadzai bowls one on the pads, Brathwaite just flicks it through the mid-wicket region . The fielder from deep square leg runs to his left but fails to cut it off inside the ropes. The ball crosses the ropes for the boundary.

Afghanistan Vs West Indies Live Score (TEST) Ball by Ball Commentary






Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 England 4366 104
4 South Africa 3177 102
5 Australia 3672 102
6 Sri Lanka 3795 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8366 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5568 265
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 10071 258
6 New Zealand 6056 252