West Indies win Lucknow ODI to clinch series, moths invade stadium

Indian Express

Indian Express

Author 2019-11-10 00:54:46

Indian Express 9 Nov 2019 22:24 PM

West Indies clinched the ODI series vs Afghanistan in Lucknow with a 47-run win on Saturday in a match unusual for the circumstances in which it was played. Moths and flies descended on the stadium in swathes in the 2nd innings.

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West Indies produced an all-round effort to record a comprehensive 47-run win over Afghanistan in the second ODI that was threatened by an invasion of thousands of moths and flies on Saturday.

The ‘invasion’ forced many West Indies players to wear masks as batting and fielding became difficult in the day-night game at the city’s Ekana Cricket Stadium.

The West Indies, though, still managed to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. They thus won the series. This is their first ODI series win since 2014.

Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder, Kieron Pollard and Sheldon Cottrell were among the fielders seen wearing masks during the Afghanistan innings in the evening.

“I’ve never played with so many flies around. Health is very important, so something’s got to be done about that,” Pollard said at the presentation ceremony after the match.

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