Shai Hope's ton helps West Indies complete ODI whitewash v Afghanistan

Published: Nov 12, 2019, 08:46 IST | Santosh Suri | Lucknow

A target of 250 required West Indies batsmen to be at their best in face of four-pronged spin attack, led by skipper Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Nabi and Sharafuddin Ashraf

Shai Hope
Shai Hope

A superlative century (109 not out) by Shai Hope enabled West Indies to sweep the three-match ODI series against Afghanistan with a comprehensive five-wicket win on Monday. This was their first ODI series win as well as sweep since 2014 against Bangladesh.

A target of 250 required West Indies batsmen to be at their best in face of four-pronged spin attack, led by skipper Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Nabi and Sharafuddin Ashraf. But with opener Hope playing a sheet-anchor role and other batsmen giving him adequate support, West Indies romped home with eight balls to spare.

After being put in to bat, Afghanistan did well to post 249-9, with veteran Asghar Afghan top-scoring with 86. There were half-centuries from Hazratullah Zazai and Nabi.

Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
NEXT STORY
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK