The only Test between Afghanistan and West Indies which was played at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, ended up in a crushing win for the visitors, as Jason Holder’s men demolished Rashid Khan’s troops by 9 wickets.
Afghanistan was put in to bat first after Holder won the toss and chose to field. Scores in 30s from Ahmadi, Zazai, and Hamza led the team to 187 runs. The hero with the ball was Rahkeem Cornwall who picked career-best bowling figures of 7/75.
In reply, West Indies put up 277 runs on the board with Shamarh Brooks making his maiden Test ton, a score of 111 and John Campbell making 55. Debutant Amir Hamza picked 5/74, while Rashid Khan picked 3 wickets.
Afghanistan fared worst in their second innings, as the spinning pitch became too much for them to deal with and were bowled out for 120 with Javed Ahmadi making 62 runs. Cornwall picked 3 wickets to complete his maiden 10-wicket haul in Test matches, while Chase (3/10) and Holder (3/20) were the other wicket-takers.
West Indies were asked to chase 31 runs, which they did losing the wicket of Brathwaite and won the match by 9 wickets. Rahkeem Cornwall was named the Player of the Match for his 10 wickets in the match.
AFG 187 (J AHMADI 39; R CORNWALL 7/75) & 120 (J AHMADI 62; R CHASE 3/10) lost to WI 277 (S BROOKS 111; A HAMZA 5/74) & 33/1 (J CAMPBELL 19*; A HAMZA 1/5) by 9 wickets