That is it from us then! Not quite the exciting contest we thought we would get but nonetheless we hope to expect some sort of a good match when the second T20I unfolds at the same venue on Saturday, 3rd June, 2017 at 1930 local (2330 GMT, previous night). You can also catch all the action from the Champions Trophy. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
MAN OF THE MATCH, SUNIL NARINE feels good to be back in national colours. Does not feel that West Indies relaxed when Afghanistan were 58/8 but credits the opposition for batting smartly. Does not feel that there is any secret to his bowling on being asked as to why batsmen are not able to pick him.
Victorious West Indian skipper, CARLOS BRATHWAITE, credits his side for being professional. But wants his side to be a bit more clinical in finishing games. On the improvement for the second game, he wants his side to improve its fielding considering the dropped catches tonight.
ASGHAR STANIKZAI, Afghanistan skipper, is disappointed with the batting effort. But does not want to believe that fielding first would have been better. Is eager to come back with a better display in the second game.
Cannot say the Afghans did not fight. They stretched the home side till the 17th over and bounced back superbly after going for runs early on. Rashid Khan was the pick of the bowlers with 1/14 in 4 overs. 20-30 runs more could have made the game interesting. Stay tuned for the presentation.
Comfortable win for the Windies. They started like a train on fire, but slowed down considerably towards the fag end of the innings. Lewis, Walton and Samuels, each got a start while Jason Mohammed spent some time in the middle.
Shapoor Zadran to Jason Mohammed
FOUR! There is the game! A full toss outside off, Mohammed slices this over point and seals the game! WEST INDIES WIN BY 6 WICKETS WITH 21 BALLS TO SPARE!
WIDE. A full toss down the leg side, Jason misses his flick.
Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
Short and outside off, Mohammed looks to play the upper cut but the extra bounce does him in.
Mohammad Nabi to Jason Mohammed
Short and outside off, punched through point for a run.
Shorter in length, punched back to the bowler.
Full and outside off, watchfully blocked out.
The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They manage to come back for the second.
Full and outside off, defended from the crease.
Mohammad Nabi to Rovman Powell
Full on middle, pushed down to long on for a single.
Shapoor Zadran to Rovman Powell
The ball strikes the batsman very low on the pads. The batsmen have run through for a single. The umpire signals a leg bye.
A full toss outside off, driven straight to cover.
The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.