Afghanistan vs West Indies, 3rd ODI: Shai Hope century helps Windies complete whitewash

Shai Hope hit an unbeaten century as West Indies beat Afghanistan by five wickets in the third ODI to complete a series whitewash in Lucknow.

The West Indies team celebrates after winning the three-match ODI series against Afghanistan in Lucknow.   -  WEST INDIES CRICKET

Stylish batsman Shai Hope slammed an unbeaten century to steer the West Indies to a comprehensive five-wicket win over Afghanistan in the third ODI and complete a 3-0 whitewash here on Monday.

Chasing 250 for a win, Hope, opening the innings, smashed three sixes and eight fours in his 145-ball 109 not out to help West Indies overhauled the target, scoring 253 for 5 in 48.4 overs.

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He was ably supported by Roston Chase (42 not out), Brandon King (39), Nicholas Pooran (21) and skipper Kieron Pollard (32).

Asghar and Nabi shared a 127-run partnership for the sixth wicket after Afghanistan slipped to 118 for 5 to lift the team to a good score.

For the West Indies, Keemo Paul (3/44) snapped three wickets, Alzarri Joseph (2/59) took two, while Romario Shepherd (1/47) and Roston Chase (1/24) accounted for one each.

West Indies were reduced to 4 for 2 early in their chase with Mujeeb striking twice in the third over.

The spinner dismissed Evin Lewis (1) and Shimron Hetmyer (0) early but King and Hope added 64 runs before Rashid Khan cleaned up the latter.

Pooran then joined Hope and the duo took West Indies past the 100-run mark before the former became a victim of Sharafuddin Ashraf in the 29th over.

Pollard then shared 63 runs with Hope but the skipper was removed by Nabi in the 38th over. Chase and Hope then took the team home.

Brief scores:

West Indies 253/5 [Shai Hope 109*, Roston Chase 42; Mujeeb Ur Rahman 10-1-49-2] beat Afghanistan 249/7 [Asghar Afghan 86, Hazratullah Zazai 50; Keemo Paul 10-2-44-3] by five wickets.

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