Afghanistan vs West Indies: West Indies Players Wear Masks In 2nd ODI In Lucknow

Updated: 09 November 2019 22:25 IST

Jason Holder, Nicholas Pooran and Kieron Pollard fielded with masks on their faces in the second ODI against Afghanistan in Lucknow.

Afghanistan vs West Indies: West Indies Players Wear Masks In 2nd ODI In Lucknow
The West Indies players wore masks to protect themselves from moths in the second ODI vs Afghanistan. © Twitter

Afghanistan are hosting the West Indies for a three-match One-Day International(ODI) series in Lucknow. During the second ODI, the West Indies players were seen playing with masks. Jason Holder, Nicholas Pooran and Kieron Pollard fielded the majority of the match with masks on their faces. Earlier, the first T20I between India and Bangladesh in Delhi was in jeopardy due to the deterioration in the air quality in the national capital post Diwali. However, in Lucknow, it was moths that forced the West Indies players to wear masks.

In the match, Afghanistan won the toss and opted to field. Evin Lewis and Nicholas Pooran hit half-centuries for the visitors as the West Indies managed to put 247 for nine on the board in their 50 overs.

For Afghanistan, Naveen-ul-Haq was the pick of the bowlers. He finished with figures of three for 60 in nine overs. 

Chasing 248 to stay alive in the series, Afghanistan were off to a bad start as they lost Javed Ahmadi in the first over. Rahmat Shah and Hazratullah Zazai then steadied the ship for the hosts with a 53-run stand.

A mix-up in the middle opened the door for the West Indies and they kept on taking wickets at regular intervals. 

Najibullah Zadran was the only batsman for Afghanistan who scored in excess of 50 for Afghanistan. 

The hosts were bundled out for 200 and with the win, the West Indies took an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match series. The final ODI will be played on Monday. 

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Highlights
  • The West Indies players wore masks while fielding in the second ODI
  • Holder, Pooran and Pollard used masks to protect themselves from moths
  • The West Indies beat Afghanistan to take 2-0 lead in the 3-match series
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