Shai Hope Runs out Ikram Ali as he leaves the crease to congratulate Rahmat Shah

Shai Hope Runs out Ikram Ali as he leaves the crease to congratulate Rahmat Shah

Shai Hope Runs out Ikram Ali as he leaves the crease to congratulate Rahmat Shah (Pic Source : Twitter)

Yesterday, the first ODI of the three-match series between Afghanistan and West Indies were played. West Indies have won the match easily and takes 1-0 lead in the series. In this match, Afghanistan have batted first. Rahmat Shah and Ikram Ali played well and scored the fifties. But after these two wickets, Afghanistan stated to lost the wicket on a regular interval and scored 194 runs and West Indies chased down the target with 7 wickets spare.

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During the Afghanistan inning, a brain fade moment happened when Rahmat Shah completed his fifty, his partner Ikram Ali came to congratulate him after completing first runs. He didn’t notice it but the ball was still in Shai Hope’s hands and the West Indies wicketkeeper made no mistake in removing the bails and appealed and umpires Paul Reiffel went towards third umpire and third umpire give Ikram Ali Run-out.

Rostan Chase played a match-winning knock and scored 94 runs in 115 balls with the help of 11 fours for Windies. He awarded with the player of the match award. After winning the player of the match award, Raston Chase said, “The pitch was helping the spinners and the captain asked us to restrict them under 200 and that’s what we did. The fingers are working well today and glad I got the wickets. If I bat early, the plan was to bat deep and bat-like in a Test match and take us home if the need be.”

“Losing early wickets and batting almost 50 overs, I’m really pleased and Shai Hope we know he is a class batsman and he understands his role in the team very well, that’s what cricket is all about. We have been having conversations about how we want to play the last two days and the guys have come in and showed great skill. It’s a total team effort and really pleased with the enthusiasm and energy,” Kieron Pollard said.

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