West Indies vs Afghanistan 2nd T20: West Indies breeze past Afghanistan to claim unassailable 2-0 series lead

Williams was named Man of the Match for his figures of 3-11 off 2.3 overs

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The West Indies took a 2-0 lead in the three-match series after cruising to a 29-run win over Afghanistan via the Duckworth-Lewis method in the second Twenty20 International in St Kitts.

Opting to bat first, the West Indies took the attack to Afghanistan early on as Chadwick Walton and Evin Lewis amassed a 42-run partnership in just over four overs before Walton was dismissed by Mohammad Nabi for 29.

Lewis went on to make 25 before he was removed by Karim Janat, while Marlon Samuels was sent packing shortly after for 22.

Prior to Samuels being dismissed though, the rain came and the match was shortened down to 15 overs per side.

With Lendl Simmons scoring an unbeaten 17 and captain Carlos Brathwaite adding eight runs, the West Indies finished on 112/3 off their 15 overs.

Nabi, Janat and Gulbadin Naib picked up one wicket apiece.

With the Duckworth-Lewis method coming into effect, Afghanistan were set a target of 123 to win off their 15 overs.

However, they struggled right from the beginning as they lost Naib, Noor Ali Zadran and Samiullah Shenwari in the space of four balls.

Things went from bad to worse for the tourists as Mohammad Nabi was run out by Jerome Taylor for eight runs, while captain Asghar Stanikzai was sent packing by Brathwaite for just nine runs.

Afghanistan failed to recover despite a valiant 20 from Janat and they were ultimately bowled out for a disappointing 93.

Kesrick Williams was the most successful bowler with three wickets, while Brathwaite took two and Taylor, Sunil Narine and Samuel Badree claimed one wicket each.

Williams was named Man of the Match.

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