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India vs Afghanistan, 2nd T20I Commentary, Live Updates

IND vs AFG, 2024 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
173/4 (15.4/20)
172 (20.0/20)
India beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets
Right then, that is it from this game where India registered a dominating victory over the Afghans and bagged the series. They will eye for the whitewash now while Afghanistan will play for some pride and finish on a positive note. The 3rd and final T20I will be played on 17th January, Wednesday at 7 pm IST (1.30 pm GMT), but as you know, you can always join us early for all the build-up to the game. Until then, cheers and goodbye!
Axar Patel is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his excellent bowling on this flat track. He says that he is feeling a lot less cold here. Tells that you always feel good seeing these numbers (On his 200th T20 wicket), but when you play a lot for India, that feels even better. Mentions that he has worked on varying his pace in the last couple of years but has not found the confidence, but he is in a good place now. Says he can now bowl in the Powerplay and in the death as well, and tries to let the batters take the risks and then change according to the situations. Further adds that it is all about believing in yourself, and he is happy with his performances in recent times.
Rohit Sharma, the victorious skipper of India says that it's a great feeling to play 150 matches and it's been a long journey since 2007 and that he has cherished every moment. Says that they were pretty clear with the approach and he's very proud of the way the batters executed every plan with precision. Lauds Dube and Jaiswal and say that they have been hitting the ball cleanly and have matured with time. Says that their range of shots is pretty incredible and that they have asked Dube to play attacking and he is doing exactly what he is told to do. Adds that both of them took on the spinners with some powerful hits which sealed the game then and there. Ends up saying that he has come out and played two crucial innings for them and hopes that he continues to do so further as well.
Ibrahim Zadran, the captain of Afghanistan says that they were a lot of runs short here. Adds that they started well with the bat, but in the middle overs lost their way and then finished well. Tells that they play well in patches, but haven't been consistent enough throughout a full game. Mentions that they need to stop committing mistakes as the T20 World Cup is coming up shortly. Praises Gulbadin Naib for his knock and says that he is the most senior and everyone trusts him which has paid off for the tram.
Presentation Time...
Shivam Dube, one of the architects of this chase is up for a chat. He says that he is very happy to get an opportunity to contribute for the team and that the skipper is very happy with him. Adds that he and Yashasvi Jaiswal are both stroke players and know each other's game pretty well. He says that his job in the middle was to take on the spinners, and even Jaiswal was hitting it cleanly which was an advantage. And then they both decided to finish off the game as soon as possible. Adds that there are many things that he has worked on in the past few months. Being focused is more important to him, and he says that he is also working on his bowling, says that he didn't bowl well in this game which is part and parcel of the sport. Ends up by saying that he will continue to contribute whenever needed.
Earlier in the game, Afghanistan posted a fighting total courtesy of a quick-fire fifty from Gulbadin Naib with good contribution from Najibullah Zadran, and quick-fire cameos from Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Karim Janat towards the end. Arshdeep Singh was the pick of the bowlers for India with three wickets while Ravi Bishnoi and Axar Patel got a couple each, and Shivam Dube chipped in with one as well. While chasing, we got to see some classy shots from Virat Kohli and then it was all about the Jaiswal-Dube show at Indore which blew away the Afghans and helped the hosts clinch the series.
Afghanistan, on the other hand, will be really disappointed with their bowling effort here. They got the early breakthrough through Fazalhaq Farooqi but failed to build on that. Firstly, they couldn't stop Virat Kohli and once they got rid of him, it was the two youngsters from India who took them to the cleaners and showed them how to bat on a flat surface like this. Karim Janat managed to get two scalps in one over and was the only positive for them, along with Farooqi who also did well. Naveen-ul-Haq got one wicket as well, but that was never going to be enough against this explosive batting lineup of India.
Despite losing skipper Rohit Sharma for a duck, India got off to an absolute flier with Yashasvi Jaiswal continuing to show his aggressive game, but to the surprise, Virat Kohli also took an attacking approach and played a quick-fire cameo of 29 off just 16 balls with five eye-catching boundaries on his return to T20Is. Both of them utilised the Powerplay well and built up a half-century stand. Shivam Dube then joined Jaiswal and wasted no time as both of them went hammer and tons. They punished the bowlers all around the park, and it was a scintillating display of power-hitting from these two. They added 92 runs together in absolutely no time and made this chase look like a cakewalk, and in doing so, they notched up their respective fifties as well. Jaiswal couldn't stay till the end as he was dismissed for 68 off just 34 balls. However, Dube did not stop there and stayed unbeaten on 63 off just 32 balls and finished the job alongside Rinku Singh with 26 balls to spare.
INDIA SEAL THIS SERIES IN SOME STYLE! All the eyes were on Rohit Sharma who was playing his 150th T20I, and Virat Kohli who made his return to the side, but the limelight in this game was stolen by the two youngsters, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shivam Dube with their breathtaking power-hitting in this game. With that, they take an unassailable lead and also win their 15th consecutive T20I series at home.
End Of The Over 15.4 : 173/4
2 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 115.2
  • 015.3
  • 1 LB15.4
S. Dube
63 (32)
R. Singh
9 (9)
F. Farooqi
3.4-0-28-1
15.4
lb
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Shivam Dube
And that will do it! India seal the series and in what style? Hurls it on the pads and Shivam Dube looks to flick it off but misses and the ball thuds the pads and trickles down to fine leg. They run for a leg-bye single. With that India have clinched the series comprehensively and it's the youngsters who have stepped up to do the needful job for India. India win by 6 wickets and with 26 balls to spare.
15.3
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Shivam Dube
Nails a good yorker on off, Shivam Dube is rooted in the crease and smashes it towards mid off.
15.2
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Rinku Singh
SCORES LEVEL! Bowls a full toss on the middle-leg line, Rinku Singh goes hard at it but gets the bottom half of his blade and hits it to mid-wicket and sprints for a single.
15.1
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Rinku Singh
Over the wicket and fuller on off, Rinku Singh drives it straight to cover. He wants a single but Dube sends him back.
End Of The Over 15 : 171/4
7 Runs
  • 414.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 014.4
  • 114.5
  • 114.6
R. Singh
8 (7)
S. Dube
63 (30)
K. Janat
2-0-13-2
14.6
1
Karim Janat To Rinku Singh
Will have to wait for another over to finish off! This is bowled on a shortish length across the stump, Rinku Singh goes hard to pull but miscues it to deep long on for a single. India just 2 away!
14.5
1
Karim Janat To Shivam Dube
Yorker to follow on the middle stump, Shivam Dube works this one down to long on for a single. India just 3 runs away.
14.4
0
Karim Janat To Shivam Dube
Bowls a slower one and shorter into the stump line, Shivam Dube swings hard and misses out on it. This might be the first one that he has missed out on.
14.3
1
Karim Janat To Rinku Singh
Goes on a back of a length again on off, Rinku Singh heaves it towards deep square leg for another single.
14.2
0
Karim Janat To Rinku Singh
Nails in a yorker which was missing for the whole innings tonight, Rinku Singh carves it out to the covers.
14.1
4
Karim Janat To Rinku Singh
FOUR! Now Rinku joins the party as well! Around the wicket and on a tad shorter length, Rinku Singh gets on his front foot and pulls away nicely to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
End Of The Over 14 : 164/4
8 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 013.2
  • 113.3
  • 413.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
R. Singh
2 (3)
S. Dube
62 (28)
F. Farooqi
3-0-27-1
13.6
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Rinku Singh
Short this time and outside off, Rinku Singh steps out and pulls it towards deep square leg for a single to end the over.
13.5
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Shivam Dube
Fuller and on off, Shivam Dube steers it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
13.4
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Shivam Dube
FOUR! There's no stopping to this man tonight! Short delivery which nips back into the southpaw but Dube does not get bothered by that and swings across and finds the fine leg fence for a boundary. Also, this is his highest T20I score! What an assault this has been from the left-hander.
13.3
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Rinku Singh
Length ball outside off, Rinku Singh hits this one across to deepish mid-wicket for a single.
13.2
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Rinku Singh
On a back of a length outside off, Rinku Singh defends it back to the bowler.
13.1
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Shivam Dube
Bowls short and outside off, Shivam Dube hits it across the deep mid-wicket region for a single.
Rinku Singh walks out to bat now.
End Of The Over 13 : 156/4
7 Runs
  • 412.1
  • 112.2
  • W12.3
  • 1 LB12.4
  • 112.5
  • W12.6
J. Sharma
0 (2)
S. Dube
56 (25)
K. Janat
1-0-6-2
12.6
W
Karim Janat To Jitesh Sharma OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Jitesh departs on a duck. Short and outside off again and it shoots further up after pitching, Jitesh Sharma wants to go on the aerial route but slices it instead towards Mohammad Nabi at mid off who takes a dolly.
12.5
1
Karim Janat To Shivam Dube
Short and wide of off, Shivam Dube looks to pull but miscues to the off side and takes a single.
12.4
lb
Karim Janat To Jitesh Sharma
Over the wicket and on a back of a length, Jitesh Sharma looks to play across but does not connect at all and gets hit over his thigh pad. The ball rolls to deep third man and they collect a leg-bye single. Karim Janat was interested at that one but eventually aborts to send it upstairs.
Jitesh Sharma is the next man in.
12.3
W
Karim Janat To Yashasvi Jaiswal OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Yashasvi Jaiswal departs but he has assured a probable victory for the hosts. On a back of a length outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal looks to stand and deliver but gets a faint outside edge of the blade straight into the glove of Rahmanullah Gurbaz who goes low and pouches it comfortably.  Jaiswal looks disappointed as he fails to stay there till the end but walks out to a round of applause from the crowd for his amazing knock.
12.2
1
Karim Janat To Shivam Dube
Slower and outside off on a length, Shivam Dube hits hard towards long off but this time finds a fielder in the deep for a single.
12.1
4
Karim Janat To Shivam Dube
FOUR! It doesn't really matter to him who is bowling. He is just hitting it precisely and effortlessly! Around the wicket and outside off, Shivam Dube plants his ahead and just drives it with sheer power over the covers for a boundary. No chance for the fielder to chase it down as it bullets away to the fence.
End Of The Over 12 : 149/2
15 Runs
  • 411.1
  • 411.2
  • 011.3
  • 211.4
  • 411.5
  • 111.6
S. Dube
50 (22)
Y. Jaiswal
68 (33)
Naveen
3-0-33-1
11.6
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To Shivam Dube
FIFTY for Dube and this has come in absolutely no time! Back-to-back half-centuries for him and he is punishing the bowlers here. This is on hard length and on leg, Shivam Dube tucks it towards mid-wicket for one.
11.5
4
Naveen-ul-Haq To Shivam Dube
FOUR! Another chance, but a tough one! This is pitched up and on middle, Shivam Dube lofts it in the air towards long on, Mohammad Nabi there dives forward to go for the catch, but lets it through for another boundary.
11.4
2
Naveen-ul-Haq To Shivam Dube
In the air...safe! This is short and on middle, slower too, Shivam Dube goes for the pull but gets top edge which lands safely on the mid-wicket region. Two runs taken.
11.3
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Shivam Dube
Change of pace this time, back of a length, on off, Shivam Dube goes through his pull early and toe-ends it towards short third man.
11.2
4
Naveen-ul-Haq To Shivam Dube
FOUR! Another one! Naveen-ul-Haq goes a bit fuller, on the pads, Shivam Dube picks it up, uses the flick of the wrists to whip it away wide of long on for four more runs.
11.1
4
Naveen-ul-Haq To Shivam Dube
FOUR! Powered away! This is on a good length and on off, angling in, Shivam Dube stays there and swats it over the bowler's head for a thumping boundary.
Naveen-ul-Haq is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 11 : 134/2
18 Runs
  • 410.1
  • 610.2
  • 010.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 610.6
Y. Jaiswal
68 (33)
S. Dube
35 (16)
N. Ahmad
3-0-35-0
10.6
6
Noor Ahmad To Yashasvi Jaiswal
SIX! Oh..my! This is some power hitting going on here! This is fligthed, full and around middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal gown on one knee and sweeps it powerfully towards the deep square leg fence for a flat maximum.
10.5
1
Noor Ahmad To Shivam Dube
Shortish and on middle, Shivam Dube pulls it hard but towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
10.4
1
Noor Ahmad To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Flatter, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal clips it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
10.3
0
Noor Ahmad To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Flighted, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal reverse-sweeps it straight to short third man.
10.2
6
Noor Ahmad To Yashasvi Jaiswal
SIX! This is huge! Noor Ahmad tosses this one up, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal this time uses the depth of his crease, whacks it over the deep mid-wicket fence with ease for a biggie.
10.1
4
Noor Ahmad To Yashasvi Jaiswal
FOUR! Not from the middle of the bat, but gets the end result! This is flaoted, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal skips down the track, heaves it from the bottom part of the bat splitting long on and deep mid-wicket, Mohammad Nabi from long on runs to his right, and tries to push it back inside but only manages to parry it to the advertising boards for a boundary.
Drinks! Afghanistan needed this break as they had been blown away by the two Indian youngsters with some clean hitting. The target has been cut in more than half and we are only halfway through the chase. The hosts are on course to seal this series in some style if it continues like this. The Afghans knows that, they need a few wickets very quickly to get back in this game or else this could get over in a flash. Noor Ahmad to continue after the break.
End Of The Over 10 : 116/2
21 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 69.2
  • 69.3
  • 69.4
  • 19.5
  • 19.6
Y. Jaiswal
51 (28)
S. Dube
34 (15)
M. Nabi
2-0-30-0
9.6
1
Mohammad Nabi To Yashasvi Jaiswal
On a dragged length on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks it towards widish long on for a single to end an expensive over from Mohammad Nabi.
9.5
1
Mohammad Nabi To Shivam Dube
Fuller and wide outside off, Shivam Dube crunches it to widish long off for a single.
9.4
6
Mohammad Nabi To Shivam Dube
SIX! That's in the top tier! Poor from Nabi as he tosses a juicy full toss this one right into the hitting arc of Dube. He gets on his front foot and clubs it with the middle of the bat over cow corner. That's a hat-trick of sixes for Shivam Dube. This is just clean and precise power hitting from the southpaw.
9.3
6
Mohammad Nabi To Shivam Dube
SIX! He continues to dump it in the crowd! Fuller and on the off stump line, Shivam Dube clears his front foot and gets slog sweeps over mid-wicket for another half a dozen.
9.2
6
Mohammad Nabi To Shivam Dube
SIX! He is just depositing the ball into the stands tonight. Nabi stays on the off stump line and bowls tad fuller, Shivam Dube shimmies down the track and whacks it from the middle of the wood and clears long on for a biggie.
9.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To Yashasvi Jaiswal
FIFTY for Jaiswal! Nabi darts it on the pads and Yashasvi Jaiswal steps out and pushes it to deep mid-wicket for a single. This is his 4th T20I half-century and what a comeback this is from him! He looks confident with his shots and looks dangerous as keeps piling up runs for the hosts.
End Of The Over 9 : 95/2
11 Runs
  • 68.1
  • 08.2
  • 18.3
  • 18.4
  • 1 WD8.5
  • 18.5
  • 18.6
Y. Jaiswal
49 (26)
S. Dube
15 (11)
N. Ahmad
2-0-17-0
8.6
1
Noor Ahmad To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Flatter, full and on leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal works it towards long on for one.
8.5
1
Noor Ahmad To Shivam Dube
Short and around off, Shivam Dube dabs it through point for another run.
8.5
wd
Noor Ahmad To Shivam Dube
Fires this one full and down the leg side, Shivam Dube misses his flance. Wided.
8.4
1
Noor Ahmad To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Fuller and on the pads this time, Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
8.3
1
Noor Ahmad To Shivam Dube
Fuller and outside off, Shivam Dube slaps it down the ground for a single towards long off.
8.2
0
Noor Ahmad To Shivam Dube
Dragged length outside off, Shivam Dube flicks it to fine leg where Fazalhaq Farooqi fumbles to pick it cleanly. Dube wanted the run but it sent back by Jaiswal.
8.1
6
Noor Ahmad To Shivam Dube
SIX! He has picked up from where he left in the previous game. Over the wicket and fuller outside off, Shivam Dube gets down on a knee and smashes it down the ground for a huge maximum.
End Of The Over 8 : 84/2
9 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 67.2
  • 17.3
  • 17.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
Y. Jaiswal
47 (24)
S. Dube
7 (7)
M. Nabi
1-0-9-0
7.6
0
Mohammad Nabi To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Darts in on the pads, Yashasvi Jaiswal steps out again and this time he is hit on the pads as he misses out completely on the flick.
7.5
0
Mohammad Nabi To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal drives it straight to cover.
7.4
1
Mohammad Nabi To Shivam Dube
Good length delivery on the off pole, Shivam Dube steps down the ground and plays towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
7.3
1
Mohammad Nabi To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Drags his length a bit now and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal punches it to widish long off for a single.
7.2
6
Mohammad Nabi To Yashasvi Jaiswal
SIX! He continues to go big! A tossed-up ball which straightens after pitching around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal dances down the track and plays with a straight bat over the sightscreen for a maximum.
7.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To Shivam Dube
Around the wicket and drops it on a length at the middle stump line, Shivam Dube clips it to the leg side for a single.
End Of The Over 7 : 75/2
6 Runs
  • 26.1
  • 16.2
  • 06.3
  • 16.4
  • 1 WD6.5
  • 06.5
  • 16.6
S. Dube
5 (5)
Y. Jaiswal
40 (20)
N. Ahmad
1-0-6-0
6.6
1
Noor Ahmad To Shivam Dube
A googly to end the over on the off stump line, Shivam Dube clips it to mid-wicket for a single.
6.5
0
Noor Ahmad To Shivam Dube
On a dragged length outside off, Shivam Dube chops it off the back foot towards short third.
6.5
wd
Noor Ahmad To Shivam Dube
WIDE! Short and down the leg side, Rahmanullah Gurbaz fails to collect it cleanly and the ball trickles to the vacant slip.
6.4
1
Noor Ahmad To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Short and at the stumps, Yashasvi Jaiswal smashes it hard to long on for a single.
6.3
0
Noor Ahmad To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Fuller and outside off again, Yashasvi Jaiswal hits a straight drive off the front foot towards the bowler where Noor Ahmad stops it with his boot.
6.2
1
Noor Ahmad To Shivam Dube
Fuller and outside off, Shivam Dube strides forward and drives it straight towards the bowler who stops it on the follow-through.
6.1
2
Noor Ahmad To Shivam Dube
Over the wicket and shorter on the pads, Shivam Dube flicks it to deep square where the fielder fumbles to cleanly pick it up and the batters cross for a double in the meantime.
End Of The Over 6 : 69/2
11 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 45.2
  • W5.3
  • 15.4
  • 65.5
  • 05.6
Y. Jaiswal
39 (18)
S. Dube
1 (1)
Naveen
2-0-18-1
5.6
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Length ball and outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal times the drive well but finds the fielder.
5.5
6
Naveen-ul-Haq To Yashasvi Jaiswal
SIX! How about that? Bowls an off-cutter on a length outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal hits it on the rise from the middle of the blade and deposits to the second tier for a huge six.
5.4
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To Shivam Dube
Around the wicket this time and pitches it fuller, Shivam Dube pushes it with a straight bat towards mid off and cruises for a single. Yashasvi Jaiswal doesn't want to run but scampers quickly. Rahmanullah Gurbaz collects the ball and disrupts the sticks but as shown in the replay, the batter is home safely.
Shivam Dube comes out to the middle now.
5.3
W
Naveen-ul-Haq To Virat Kohli OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! What an anti-climax this is! Naveen-ul-Haq gets the big scalp of Kohli. Bowls it outside off and full, Kohli with a very minimal movement on the front foot tries to go over the cover region but gets the bottom half of the blade and hits it straight towards Ibrahim Zadran at mid off who moves to his left and times his leap nicely to take a fine catch. Virat Kohli goes back to the hut after a scintillating start. India are two down now!
5.2
4
Naveen-ul-Haq To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Oh, hello! This is overpitched into the hitting arc of Virat Kohli and he just picks it up and lofts it over deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
5.1
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Virat Kohli
Bowls on a back of a length around off, Virat Kohli stays in the crease and punches it to covers.
End Of The Over 5 : 58/1
19 Runs
  • 44.1
  • 24.2
  • 14.3
  • 44.4
  • 44.5
  • 44.6
Y. Jaiswal
33 (16)
V. Kohli
25 (13)
Ur Rahman
2-0-32-0
4.6
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Yashasvi Jaiswal
FOUR! Make that three in row! Mujeeb Ur Rahman continues with his shorter length, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back in his crease this time, lets it come to him, and thumps it over the bowler's head and towards the long off fence for four more runs. 19 runs off the over! That also brings up the 50-run partnership between these two batters in no time.
4.5
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Yashasvi Jaiswal
FOUR! Two in two! Mujeeb Ur Rahman drags his length back again, outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal accepts the width on offer and crunches it through point for another boundary.
4.4
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Yashasvi Jaiswal
FOUR! Yashasvi Jaiswal is not backing off either here! Mujeeb Ur Rahman floats this one up, short and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal makes room and punches it brilliant timing wide of mid off for a boundary.
4.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Virat Kohli
Quicker, full and on middle, Virat Kohli drills it to long on for a single.
4.2
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Virat Kohli
A bit short and on middle, Virat Kohli tucks it with soft hands through mid-wicket and comes back for the second run quite easily. Good running!
4.1
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Virat Kohli finds the fence yet again! This is flatter, full and around off, Virat Kohli waits for it and squeezes it past covers for four more runs.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 4 : 39/1
7 Runs
  • 13.1
  • 13.2
  • 43.3
  • 03.4
  • 13.5
  • 03.6
Y. Jaiswal
21 (13)
V. Kohli
18 (10)
Naveen
1-0-7-0
3.6
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Back of a length and on off, slower again, Yashasvi Jaiswal stabs it towards extra covers.
3.5
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To Virat Kohli
Slower again, length again, on off, Virat Kohli punches it uppishly but safely to long on for a run.
3.4
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Virat Kohli
Good change of pace! This is on a good length and on off, Virat Kohli goes through his slog early due to the lack of pace and misses.
3.3
4
Naveen-ul-Haq To Virat Kohli
FOUR! King has made his intentions pretty clear here! Naveen-ul-Haq lands this on a good length and on off, Virat Kohli stays back in his crease, shows the full face of the bat to smack it over the bowler's head for a one-bounce more. He is not happy with himself as he could not get it over for a six. Shades of his shot against Haris Rauf in the T20 World Cup this one.
3.2
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Slower delivery, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal drills it wide of mid off for a run.
3.1
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To Virat Kohli
Naveen-ul-Haq starts with a fuller one and on off, Virat Kohli uses his feet to swing across the line, but gets an inside edge towards short fine leg for a quick single.
Naveen-ul-Haq is into the attack.
End Of The Over 3 : 32/1
14 Runs
  • 62.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 62.4
  • 12.5
  • 12.6
V. Kohli
12 (6)
Y. Jaiswal
20 (11)
F. Farooqi
2-0-19-1
2.6
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Virat Kohli
On a length and on middle, slower too, Virat Kohli initially backs away to go big, but adjusts and steers it through cover-point for one.
2.5
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Fullish and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal eases it towards long on for a single.
2.4
6
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Yashasvi Jaiswal
SIX! This one is even bigger! Fazalhaq Farooqi bangs this one short and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal picks up the length very early, swivels and hammers it over the deep mid-wicket fence for another maximum. Salt to the wounds for Farooqi!
2.3
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Yashasvi Jaiswal
DROPPED! A tough chance though! This is on a good length and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal pushes it uppishly towards the bowler, Fazalhaq Farooqi is a bit late to react on his follow-through, gets both hands but spills it out. Jaiswal gets an early life!
2.2
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Pitched up and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal clips it towards mid on.
2.1
6
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Yashasvi Jaiswal
SIX! BANG! First six of the innings! Fazalhaq Farooqi serves this full and on middle, angling in, Yashasvi Jaiswal stays in his crease and launches it high and handsomely over the long on fence for a biggie.
End Of The Over 2 : 18/1
13 Runs
  • 11.1
  • 41.2
  • 21.3
  • 11.4
  • 11.5
  • 41.6
V. Kohli
11 (5)
Y. Jaiswal
7 (6)
Ur Rahman
1-0-13-0
1.6
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Excellent shot! Mujeeb Ur Rahman flights this one up, full and around off again, Virat Kohli shuffles across this time, goes down again, and slog-sweeps it over mid-wicket for another boundary.
1.5
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Brings out the leggie this time, shortish and on the pads, Yashasvi Jaiswal works it through square leg for one.
1.4
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Virat Kohli
Goes short and around off, Virat Kohli punches it wide of cover-point, the fielder there dives to his right to make a fine stop. They cross.
1.3
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Virat Kohli
Quicker, full and around leg, Virat Kohli clips it through backward square leg for a brace.
1.2
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Virat Kohli
FOUR! King gets off the mark in style! This is tossed up, full and around off, Virat Kohli backs away, goes down on one knee and smashes it over extra covers for a boundary.
1.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Mujeeb Ur Rahman begins with a floated delivery, full and on off,  Yashasvi Jaiswal drills it wide of mid off for a single.
Early spin as Mujeeb Ur Rahman will operate from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 5/1
5 Runs
  • 40.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 10.4
  • W0.5
  • 00.6
V. Kohli
0 (1)
Y. Jaiswal
5 (4)
F. Farooqi
1-0-5-1
0.6
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Virat Kohli
Very full this time, on middle, Virat Kohli drives it firmly but straight to mid on.
The crowd roars to its pinnacle as Virat Kohli makes his way out to the middle.
0.5
W
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Rohit Sharma OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Crazy scenes in Indore! Rohit Sharma walks back for a second consecutive duck in this series. Fazalhaq Farooqi strikes early and celebrates wildly. He lands this on a hard length and on middle, Rohit Sharma backs away and goes for a pre-meditated pull, but this one does not bounce that much, and he misses as the ball goes through to shatter the stumps. The crowd here goes silent!
0.4
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Back of a length and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal dabs it wide of point for a quick single.
0.3
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Yashasvi Jaiswal
A huge shout for LBW, but turned down! Fazalhaq Farooqi looks confident and convinces his skipper to go for the review. This is a brilliant inswinging yorker, on middle, shaping in, Yashasvi Jaiswal steps across to flick it away but misses and gets hit on the pads. UltraEdge shows no bat involved, Ball Tracking indicates that the impact is umpire's call it is missing the wickets as well. Afghanistan lose a review!
0.2
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Full again and on off, shaping away, Yashasvi Jaiswal tries to get out of the shot at the last moment, but keeps his bat there and steers it towards point. He is not happy with something in front of his eyes, and asks the umpire if it is a dead ball or not, but the umpire says no.
0.1
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Yashasvi Jaiswal
FOUR! Yashasvi Jaiswal and India are underway in style! Fazalhaq Farooqi starts with a full delivery, outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal gets the chance to free his arms and he slices it hard through point for a boundary.
Match Info
  • Venue Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss India won the toss and elected to field
  • Result India beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets
  • Player of the Match Axar Patel
  • Umpire Rohan Pandit (IND), Virender Sharma (IND) and Jayaraman Madanagopal (IND)
  • Referee Javagal Srinath (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan 172/10 in 20.0 overs
  • Afghanistan 150/6 in 18.2 overs
  • Afghanistan 100/4 in 13.2 overs
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 81/3 in 10.0 overs
  • G Naib 2nd T20I fifty: 50 runs in 28 balls (5x4) (3x6)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Afghanistan 58/2
  • Afghanistan 50/1 in 5.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (1.3 ovs): IND against I Zadran (LBW) Unsuccessful (IND:2, AFG:2) (Retained)
  • India 150/2 in 12.1 overs
  • S Dube 2nd T20I fifty: 50 runs in 22 balls (3x4) (4x6)
  • Drinks: India 116/2 in 10.0 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 25 balls between Y Jaiswal (17) and S Dube (33)
  • India 100/2 in 9.2 overs
  • Y Jaiswal 4th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 27 balls (4x4) (4x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 25 balls between Y Jaiswal (28) and V Kohli (25)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): India 69/2
  • India 50/1 in 4.4 overs
  • Referral 1 (0.3 ovs): AFG against Y Jaiswal (LBW) Unsuccessful (IND:2, AFG:1)
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Shivam Dube IND124124.00
Rohit Sharma IND12160.50
Gulbadin Naib AFG112112.00
Rinku Singh IND94-
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Axar Patel IND45.00
Fareed Ahmad AFG35.00
Mukesh Kumar IND29.80
Washington Sundar IND37.55
Karim Janat AFG213.40
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