Strong Batting Performance From Hope And Chase Leads WI Pass Afghanistan


Half centuries from Shai Hope and Roston Chase guided the West Indies to a 7-wicket win over Afghanistan in their first One Dayer at Lucknow stadium, today.

Batting first, Afghanistan were bowled out for 194 inside 46 overs, with Rahmat Shah making 61 and Ikram Alikhil 58.

Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd and Chase took two wickets each for the Windies.

Chasing 195 to win, the West Indies reached the target inside 47 overs.

The Caribbean side’s innings started shakily losing their first two wickets with just 25 runs on the board after the first 8-overs.

However, a 163-runs third wicket partnership between Hope and Chase steadied the innings.

Chase’s 94 included 11-fours, while Hope was unbeaten on 77.

Final scores, Afghanistan 194 for 6, West Indies 197 for 3.


Alrick Swaby is a reporter/producer at Nationwide News Network. He started his career with the now defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, JBC, in 1995. He has experiences in radio and television broadcasting, reporting and production. He is now on his second stint with Nationwide after rejoining in 2012, Pursuing his passion.

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