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Afghanistan vs West Indies, 2019: 1st ODI – Afghanistan’s losing streak, Shai Hope’s unbeaten run in Asia and more stats

All the statistical highlights from West Indies’ comfortable win over Afghanistan in the first ODI.

Afghanistan and West Indies
Afghanistan and West Indies. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Afghanistan got a couple of good results during the recent tour of Bangladesh but continue to struggle in the ODI format as they suffered their 10th successive ODI defeat on Wednesday. Batting first after losing the toss, the Afghans lost their openers cheaply. However, Rahmat Shah (61 off 80) and Ikram Alikhil (58 off 62) raised the bar for the hosts with a 111-run stand from only 20.4 overs.

The duo was in sight for even bigger things before the 19-year-old keeper was dismissed in an unfortunate fashion. The collapse continued for the Afghans as they were bowled out for just 194. After taking two wickets early on, the Afghanistan bowlers and their tactics looked defensive. Shai Hope (77* off 133) and Roston Chase (94 off 115) kept the board ticking with singles and doubles. The duo hit boundaries occasionally as they completed the chase in 46.3 overs losing three wickets.

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All the statistical highlights from West Indies’ comfortable win over Afghanistan in the first ODI:

Afghanistan’s losing streak continues:

10 – Afghanistan now has lost each of their last ten matches in the ODI format. Their losing spree began from the World Cup hosted by England this year. Prior to the tournament, Afghanistan never lost more than four ODIs in a succession.


Another ODI venue in India:

49 – The Lucknow’s Ekana Cricket Stadium named after Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee became the 49th Indian venue to host an ODI match. Overall, this is the 207th venue to host an ODI game across the globe.


Yet another fifty against West Indies:

4 – Rahmat Shah has a fifty in each of his last four ODI innings against the West Indies team. Overall, Rahmat aggregated 260 runs against the Windies across six ODI innings at an average of 43.33.


A slow but effective knock from Hope:

57.89 – Shai Hope’s unbeaten 133-ball 77 had a strike rate of 57.89; the lowest in an ODI inning of 75+ runs on Indian soil. Michael Bevan had an SR of 59.05 during his 75* off 127 against India in the 1998 Delhi ODI. Paul Stirling came close to this record earlier this year when he faced the Afghans in Dehradun. The Irish batsman scored 89 off 150 deliveries at an SR of 59.33.


1997 – Shai Hope’s knock is the slowest 75+ ODI innings by a West Indian in more than 20 years. Stuart Williams’ 78* off 137 during the 1997 Bridgetown ODI against India had an SR of 56.93; the last instance of any Windies batsman scoring slower than Shai Hope in an ODI on Wednesday.


Hope’s streak in Asia:

331 – Shai Hope has aggregated 331 runs across his last three ODI innings in Asia. He batted 408 balls for those 331 runs with help of 26 fours and four sixes. Hope opened the innings in all the three matches and spent 146.1 overs at the crease in those games.


2nd International team for Walsh:

14 – Hayden Walsh became only the 14th player in ODI history to represent two countries. He made his ODI debut in April this year for the United States of America against Papua New Guinea in the 3rd place-off final of the WCL Division Two. Walsh is the 4th player after Eoin Morgan, Boyd Rankin and Mark Chapman to make debut for an associate nation before playing for a full-member country.

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