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15-Jun-2017 04:31:00 GMT
West Indies v Afghanistan, 3rd ODI, St Lucia

West Indies, Afghanistan 3rd ODI rained off

St. Lucia: Afghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai hopes his team will get more opportunities to face top-flight cricket nations after their one-day international series against the West Indies ended in a 1-1 draw here Wednesday.

Steady rain forced the abandonment of the third and final one-dayer with not a ball being bowled at St Lucia's Darren Sammy Stadium with the series balanced at one apiece.

But Stanikzai said he believes his team, who lost a T20 series 3-0, did enough to show they deserve more regular matches against full member nations of the International Cricket Council.

West Indies captain Jason Holder accepted that his team faced a tough challenge.

West Indies are currently ranked ninth in ODI's and should they fail to reach the top eight by the cut-off date of September 30 this year, they will have to go through a qualifying tournament next year for the 2019 World Cup in England.

Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, with combined figures of ten for 44 over the two ODIs that were played was named Man of the Series.

West Indies now turn their attention to hosting India for five ODIs and a lone T20 International, starting June 23 in Trinidad.


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