Shai Hope’s unbeaten hundred helped West Indies complete a 3-0 whitewash as they beat Afghanistan by five wickets in the final ODI in Lucknow. The last time they whitewashed a team was against Bangladesh in 2014.
To Afghanistan’s credit, they put up their best performance of the series but it still wasn’t good enough to fetch them a win. They have now lost their last 12 ODIs, a streak that had began with the 2019 World Cup.
After being put in, Afghanistan posted 249 for 7 on the back of Asghar Afghan’s 85-ball 86, studded with six sixes and three fours. He was well supported by the half-centuries from Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Nabi.
But the target didn’t prove big enough for West Indies. Shai Hope continued his good form and anchored the chase with 109 not out off 145 balls and saw the side home in the company of Roston Chase, with eight balls to spare.
Summarized scores: West Indies 253 for 5 (Hope 109*, Chase 42*, Mujeeb 2-49) beat Afghanistan 249 for 7 (Asghar 86, Nabi 50*, Zazai 50, Paul 3-44) by five wickets