Huge swarms of moths force West Indies’ players to wear masks in Lucknow – CricketTimes.com

Chasing the Windies’ general of 248 to win, Afghanistan had extra to battle than simply Sheldon Cottrell’s tempo and Roston Chase’s spin.

Because the floodlights had been grew to become on, massive black moths made themselves relaxed at the pitch and the boundary line, forcing the West Indies gamers to don mask. A skinny veil of smog additionally coated the Ekana World Cricket Stadium, hampering visibility within the procedure.

Huge swarms of moths had been noticed across the crease and alongside the boundary ropes, making issues tough for the vacationers. West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard and Jason Holder additionally had a talk with the on-field umpires in regards to the identical, however play was once now not halted.

Black moths, AFGvsWI

Black moths, AFGvsWI

The Caribbean aspect, regardless that, nonetheless controlled to take an unassailable 2-Zero lead within the three-match sequence.

Requested to bat first, Pollard’s males posted 247/nine of their stipulated 50 overs, driving on a 50-ball 67 through Nicholas Pooran and a 75-ball 54 from opener Evin Lewis. Shai Hope (43) and Shimron Hetmyer (34) had been the opposite participants for the Windies.

Seamer Naveen-ul-Haq claimed 3 wickets to emerge as the most productive bowler for Afghanistan.

West Indies returned to brush aside Afghanistan for 200 in 45.four overs to finish the 47-run victory.

All-rounder Najibullah Zadran was once the top-scorer for the Afghans with a 66-ball 56, his knock studded with seven limitations and a six.

The closing and ultimate ODI of the three-match sequence shall be performed on Monday (November 11).

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