Afghanistan hosted West Indies in the first match of the three-match ODI series at Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Wednesday (November 6).
Opting to bowl first, West Indies bundled out Afghanistan for 194 in 45.2 overs with Jason Holder (2/21), Roston Chase (2/31) and Romario Shepherd (2/32) taking two wickets each.
Rahmat Shah was the top-scorer for Afghanistan with 61 off 80 balls while Ikram Ali Khil contributed 62-ball 58.
Chasing the target, West Indies lost Evin Lewis (7) and Shimron Hetmyer (3) cheaply. But the pair of Shai Hope and Roston Chase added 163 runs for the third wicket to put the Calypso Kings on the brink of victory.
Needing 7 to win, Chase got out on 94 but Hope (77 not out off 133 balls) remained firm at one end and eventually guided the team over the line with 21 balls to spare.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman was the lone warrior with the ball for Afghanistan, picking 2 wickets by conceding 33 runs in his stipulated 10 overs.
Afghanistan – 194/10 in 45.2 overs (Rahmat Shah 61; Jason Holder 2/21) lost to West Indies (Roston Chase 94; Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2/33) by 7 wickets.