West Indies clinches series

West Indies’ Marlon Samuels walks to the pavilion after he was bowled by India’s Mohammed Shami during day four of their second cricket Test match at the Sabina Park Cricket Ground in Kingston, Jamaica, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016.
Associated Press / Ricardo Mazalan, File

The West Indies brushed aside minnows Afghanistan by seven wickets in the final of the Twenty20 Internationals to clinch the three-match series (3-0) in St. Kitts on Monday night, June 5.

In the first match West Indies won by six wickets as Afghanistan could only muster 110 runs. The regional side lost four wickets in its runs chase with four overs to spare. Marlon Samuels was the top scorer with 35 runs.

In the contest reduced to 15 overs because of rain in the second match, West Indies posted a score of 112 for 3 wickets but Afghanistan could only manage 93 off 13.3 overs.

West Indies won by 29 runs under the Duckworth / Lewis method. Man-of-the Match was Kesrick Williams who took three wickets for 11 runs.

In the final match Afghanistan improved their batting and made 146 after opting to bat first. Chasing 147 for victory at Warner Park, Windies lost four wickets, but they reached their target with four balls to spare.

Marlon Samuels finished unbeaten with 89 from 66 balls to earn the Man-of-the Match and Man-of-the-Series honors.

Williams was again among the wickets taking three wickets again. He finished the series with eight wickets — three in the first match, two in the second and three in the final game.

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