India vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup 2021 Highlights: Openers, Bowlers Guide India To 66-Run Win Over Afghanistan
T20 World Cup 2021 Highlights, IND vs AFG: Pacer Mohammed Shami claimed three wickets while Ravichandran Ashwin took two as India registered a comfortable 66-run win against Afghanistan in the Super 12 stage in the ongoing T20 WC 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium In Abu Dhabi.
Pacer Mohammed Shami finished with a fine three-wicket haul while spinner Ravichandran Ashwin claimed two wickets on his return to the T20 side as India registered a comfortable 66-run victory and got their campaign going against Afghanistan in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium In Abu Dhabi. Chasing a mammoth 211 runs for victory, Afghanistan stumbled from the start and failed to stitch together important partnerships. The Indian bowlers, including pacer Jasprit Bumrah and spinner Ravindra Jadeja, bowled tight lines and lengths to restrict the batting side to 144/7 in 20 overs. Batting first, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma scored incredible half-centuries to help India get off to a good start with an opening partnership of 140 runs. Rahul was dismissed after scoring 69 runs off 48 balls while Rohit departed for 74 runs in just 47 deliveries. Rishabh Pant (27*) and Hardik Pandya (35*) gave the finishing touches to help the team cross the 200-run mark.
This is India's second highest team total in the history of the tournament. Both openers played great shots and managed to hit boundaries and sixes at will to give the team a flying start, something that India failed to achieve in their matches against Pakistan and New Zealand. They brought up a century partnership in the 12th over. India vs Afghanistan is a crucial match for Virat Kohli's team as India need to win the match by a huge margin to keep their semi-final hopes alive. Earlier, Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi won the toss and decided to bowl. During the toss, Virat Kohli revealed that Varun Chakravarthy was suffering a niggle and therefore was replaced by Ravichandran Ashwin. Suryakumar Yadav was also declared fit and replaced Ishan Kishan. (SCORECARD)
T20 World Cup 2021 India vs Afghanistan Highlights From Sheikh Zayed Stadium In Abu Dhabi
- 23:16 (IST)AFG End At 144/7 In 20 Overs !India win by 66 runs !Indian bowlers, led by Mohammed Shami and R Ashwin, displayed incredible discipline to help the team restrict Afghanistan to 144 runsShami claimed three while Ashwin took two to jolt AFG's run-chaseThe win helps India register their first win in there Super 12 stage of the T20 WC
- 21:27 (IST)India End At 210/2 After 20 Overs !Afghanistan Need 211 Runs To Win !Indian batting finally lived up to its reputation as they scored 210 runs for 2 wickets in their 20 oversKL Rahul, Rohit Sharma scored incredible half-centuries to help India get off to a good startRishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya gave the finishing touches to help the team cross the 200-run markAfghanistan batters will need something special to overhaul the huge target