Samuels helps Windies to T20I series whitewash

Marlon Samuels scored an unbeaten 89 to help the West Indies beat Afghanistan by seven wickets in the third and final T20I in St Kitts which sealed a series whitewash for the hosts.

Chasing a target of 147, Samuels, batting at number three, came to the crease the third ball of the innings after the early loss of opener Chadwick Walton for a duck.

Samuels put on 61 for the second wicket with Evin Lewis (19) and then combined with Lendl Simmons (15) for a partnership of 21.

It was to be Jason Mohamed (23 not out), in a stand worth an unbeaten 65, that stuck around with the right-handed Samuels to guide the Windies to victory with four balls to spare.

Earlier, medium-pacer Kesrick Williams returned figures of 3/34 in four overs to restrict Afghanistan to a sub-par total of 146/6 in their 20 overs.

Jerome Taylor, Samuel Badree and Rovman Powell also chipped in with a wicket each as the Asian side struggled to get a disciplined bowling attack away. Get a Lotto bonus from Kelbet.

Mohammad Nabi (38) and Noor Ali Zadran (35) tried in vain with willow for the visitors while wicket-keeper Shafiqullah contributed 25.

The teams now move to St Lucia for a three-match ODI series, which starts on Friday.