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Twitter Reactions: West Indies make short work of Afghanistan to script victory

29 Nov 2019 CricTracker

Kemar Roach and Rahkeem Cornwall. (Photo Source: Twitter) Halfway through West Indies’ first batting innings, Afghanistan would have fancied their chances of a victory at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. But things went downhill for Rashid Khan and Co, and the Caribbean team kept turning the screws. In the end, the visitors, led by Jason Holder, stormed to victory by nine wickets. And it took a tad over a couple of days for them to thump the Afghans. Hosts’ lower order capitulate   At the close of play on the second day, the home team was leading by 19 runs with three wickets in hand. Afsar Zazai and skipper Rashid Khan were their overnight batsmen and both had the capability to add some useful runs to delay the inevitable. However, it only took 7.1 overs for Holder’s men to wrap up the Afghan innings, bowling the hosts out for a paltry 120 in 43.1 overs. On day two, it was Roston Chase and Rahkeem Cornwall, who wreaked havoc. It was a tad different in the third day’s morning session. Speedster Holder brushed off the tail. The pacer nipped out Rashid to start the day. Two overs later, he cleaned up Yamin Ahmadzai. Holder’s third wicket came in the form of Zazai. Afghanistan lost their 10 wickets for 67 runs in a mere 24.1 overs. All too easy for the Caribbean side It was only a matter of time before Holder and Co chased down the score of 31. John Campbell started on a positive note and wished to finish things off in a hurry. He smacked four boundaries to take the West Indies closer to victory. Kraigg Brathwaite churned out a couple of fours, but the opener would be dejected as he couldn’t stay unbeaten. He fell prey to spinner Amir Hamza. Hamza found his outside edge to give the Afghans something to cheer for. Shai Hope failed in the first innings and this time around, he made sure that he finished the task off clinically. Campbell remained not out on 19 off 16 balls, and it took only 6.2 overs for the visiting team to chase down the target. Cornwall was adjudged the Player of the Match for racking up 10 wickets for 121 runs. Here is how Twitterati lauded West Indies for the thumping victory Rahkeem Cornwall's final match figures: 10/121 in the Lucknow Test match.Had he claimed one more wicket it would have been the best bowling match figures by an West Indian spinner in Test cricket!#AfgvWI — Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 29, 2019 West Indies took only 6.2 overs to win the only #AFGvWI Test by 9 wickets! Well played Windies! There were some promising performances from Afghanistan, who will improve with more experience. — ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) November 29, 2019 West Indies beat Afghanistan by 9 wickets and win an only test match of the series. Hundred from Brooks and ten-wicket haul by Cornwall played a major role in the victory of West Indies. #AFGvWI — Johns (@CricCrazyJohns) November 29, 2019 West Indies defeated Afghanistan by 9 wickets to win the match as well as series. #AFGvWI — CricTracker (@Cricketracker) November 29, 2019 ????️Windies Won the 1st Test By 9 Wickets Vs AFG at #Lucknow Jason Holder Since Jan 2018 :Mat 11Wkts 53Avg 14.22SR 34.10 ????️So Now IF PAK Lose This Test Match Then They'll Slip to no.8 In ICC Test Rankings.#AUSvsPAK #AFGvWI #Cricket — CricketLover (@ManiTweets14) November 29, 2019 That's how the Ekana Stadium looks at the moment. It's 9.42am, by the way, and Afghanistan is reeling at 112-8. #AFGvWI @sportstarweb — Shayan Acharya (@ShayanAcharya) November 29, 2019 In third days of test matches in India this month:- Matches – 3Overs – 37.3#AFGvWI — Kausthub (@kaustats) November 29, 2019 Two days and just over an hour. West Indies has defeated Afghanistan by nine wickets. #AfgvWI — Rick Eyre on cricket (@rickeyrecricket) November 29, 2019 @windiescricket wins! One and only test, Congratulations #AFGvWI — Ravi “The Heavy Roller” Reddy (@ravredd2009) November 29, 2019 Most inngs without fifty for a WI opener (Since 2001) 28 K Powell 21 K Brathwaite#AFGvWI — Ashmin (@ashmin777) November 29, 2019 There you go. West Indies has defeated Afghanistan by nine wickets in a one-off Test match… #AFGvWI @sportstarweb — Shayan Acharya (@ShayanAcharya) November 29, 2019 Lowest totals by AFG: 103 vs IND, Bangalore 2018109 vs IND, Bangalore 2018120 vs WI, Lucknow 2019*#AFGvWI — Ashmin (@ashmin777) November 29, 2019 Best figure by WI bowler in India:12/121 Andy Roberts vs IND, Chennai 197511/126 Wes Hall vs IND, Kanpur 195810/121 Rahkeem Cornwall vs AFG, Lucknow 2019***#AFGvWI — ravi singh (@Imravi_singh07) November 29, 2019 A group of school students have come to watch the #AFGvWI Test. This is the biggest turnout of the fixture of the so far! — Shayan Acharya (@ShayanAcharya) November 29, 2019

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