Afghanistan have gone 2-0 down in their three match T20I series against the West Indies in St Kitts after another poor batting display was their downfall.
The home side batted first after captain Carlos Braithwaite won the toss, and started with Chadwick Walton and Evin Lewis putting on 42 for the first wicket in 4.3 overs before Walton was out for 29. The scoring rate had slowed wen Lewis was out for 25 from the first ball of the tenth over, West Indies on 74-2.
Two overs later, the rain that had been around throughout the match finally got heavy enough to drive the players from the field. When play was finally able to resume two hours later, the game had been reduced to a 15 over contest, and the home side was able to reach 112-3 before their innings ended.
The West Indies bowlers then kept the Afghan side at bay as Afghanistan changed a DLS adjusted target of 123 from their 15 overs. An Afghan batsman would occasionally manage to cut loose with a four or a six, but usually found themselves out soon afterwards. Only three of them were able to reach double figures as they were bowled out for 93, losing by 29 runs.
The T20I portion of the tour concludes on Monday with the final game of the three match series.
West Indies beat Afghanistan by 29 runs (DLS)
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts, 3 June
West Indies 112-3 (15 overs)
Afghanistan 93 (13.3 overs, K Williams 3-11)