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India vs Afghanistan, Super 12 - Match 33 Commentary, Live Updates

IND vs AFG, 2021 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
210/2 (20.0/20)
144/7 (20.0/20)
India beat Afghanistan by 66 runs
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Virat Kohli, the Indian captain says that the wicket was much better this time around and they spoke in the previous matches as well that they will try to have a couple of good overs at the top. Adds that they can play well but sometimes they do get under pressure when the opposition is bowling well. Mentions that T20 cricket is a very instinctive game and you have got to go with your gut. Adds that the top three are pretty much set and their power hitters can come in and play like they did today and also mentions that sometimes there are decisions to be made on the go. Mentions that in the previous two matches, the opposition did bowl really well and they would like to play like they did today. About the NRR, Kohli says that it was in the back of their minds and they will look to better it in every match if there is any chance of qualifying. Mentions that the best part of the day was the return of Ashwin, who he thought bowled exceptionally well and has been doing the same in the Indian T20 League and in the nets, so he's pretty pleased with Ashwin's performance today.
Mohammad Nabi, the skipper of Afghanistan says that they were looking to bat second because of the dew and feels that there was not enough dew and feels that India batted really well on this deck. Adds that they try to rotate the strike in the middle overs and feels that they didn't do that well in this game. Hopes that they do well in their last game.
ROHIT SHARMA IS THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH! He says that the idea was to get off to a good start which hadn't happened in the previous two matches and applauds KL Rahul for his effort. Mentions that their partnership was a good one. Adds that he was a bit surprised when Afghanistan elected to bowl because they were prepared to bowl first themselves. Adds that they went in to bat keeping the NRR in mind and it was important to get a big total on board. Mentions that this is the way he wants to play and it was important for him to get in and play good cricketing shots.
The Indian bowling was on point. Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah started off well. The spinners did a really good job in the middle overs. Especially Ravichandran Ashwin who had a very good return back into the team, as he finished with figures with 4-0-14-2. Overall, it was a performance from India that we are used to seeing them give. First their batters, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma helped them set up a huge score, and then their bowlers did a great job to give them a big win.
Something above 200 was never going to be easy to chase and Afghanistan got off to the worst start possible as they lost both their openers quickly. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Gulbadin Naib did strike a few meaty blows but whenever the momentum seemed like shifting, Afghanistan lost a wicket. There were a few who got off to starts but none could make it significant. Mohammad Nabi played well in his stay out there, but, in the end, they fell well short of the desired total.
End Of The Over 20 : 144/7
14 Runs
  • 419.1
  • 119.2
  • 119.3
  • 119.4
  • 119.5
  • 619.6
K. Janat
42 (22)
S. Ashraf
2 (3)
H. Pandya
2-0-23-0
19.6
6
Hardik Pandya To Karim Janat
SIX! A maximum to end proceedings from Karim Janat but it's India who pick up the win! Pandya bowls a slower one, this is short and wide as well. Janat slaps it over the point fence for a biggie and finishes on 42. INDIA WIN BY 66 RUNS!
19.5
1
Hardik Pandya To Sharafuddin Ashraf
Banged into the pitch, around off. Ashraf makes a good connection on the pull shot, which goes on the bounce to the man at the cow corner fence. Just a single.
India finally open their account in this year’s World Cup and it is just the kind of win they needed to keep their hopes alive of going through. An emphatic performance from them when needed as they have smashed Afghanistan by 66 runs.
19.4
1
Hardik Pandya To Karim Janat
Back of a length, Janat pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for another single.
19.3
1
Hardik Pandya To Sharafuddin Ashraf
Shorter one, around off and Ashraf pulls this one behind square on thye leg side for a single.
19.2
1
Hardik Pandya To Karim Janat
Janat moves across the leg stump and Pandya follows him. Thakur bowls a length ball and cramps Janat for room, who manges to get it away on the leg side for a single.
19.1
4
Hardik Pandya To Karim Janat
FOUR! Pandya does not start the last over well. On top of off, Janat makes a bit of room for himself and slashes it into the point fence for a consolation boundary.
End Of The Over 19 : 130/7
5 Runs
  • 1 WD18.1
  • W18.1
  • 118.2
  • W18.3
  • 218.4
  • 118.5
  • 018.6
S. Ashraf
0 (1)
K. Janat
30 (18)
M. Shami
4-0-32-3
18.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Sharafuddin Ashraf
Shami gets the yorker in, around off stump. Ashraf jams it out on the off side.
18.5
1
Mohammed Shami To Karim Janat
Full and straight, driven down to long off for a single.
18.4
2
Mohammed Shami To Karim Janat
In the slot again and Janat thumps it back over the bowler's head for a couple.
18.3
W
Mohammed Shami To Rashid Khan OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Well, Rashid Khan just had to go for the big shots and he ends up getting out for a golden duck. Mohammed Shami looks for the yorker, but delivers it in the slot. Rashid Khan clears his front leg and clubs it flat towards the long on fence. Hardik Pandya is stationed over there and takes a comfortable catch. Mohammed Shami gets his third.
18.2
1
Mohammed Shami To Karim Janat
NOT OUT! Ravindra Jadeja almost managed to pull off one of the catches of the year. A length ball, on off and this time Karim Janat looks to go big. Janat ends up completely mistiming it. The ball is skied up towards the mid-wicket region and Ravindra Jadeja sprints in from the fence at full speed and puts in the dive at full stretch. He does manage to pouch the ball but while landing the ball pops out a little and hits the ground, as per the replays seen by the TV umpire. This will be not out and a single is taken as well.
Sharafuddin Ashraf is in!
18.1
W
Mohammed Shami To Mohammad Nabi OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! After a long struggle and a fighting knock, Mohammad Nabi departs. Shami bowls a slower ball, around off stump. Mohammad Nabi winds up for the big shot and launches this one a mile up in the air, towards the cow corner fence. This one doesn't have the distance and Ravindra Jadeja takes a simple catch, well inside the ropes.
Has Ravindra Jadeja taken a stunner? It does look like it, but the umpires want to make sure. Their soft signal is out. The TV umpire feels that the ball has hit the ground and hence, he overturns the on-field decision.
18.1
wd
Mohammed Shami To Mohammad Nabi
WIDE! Shami will have to reload. This is dragged down, way outside the off stump. Wided.
Rashid Khan is the new batter in.
End Of The Over 18 : 125/5
16 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 617.2
  • 417.3
  • 217.4
  • 117.5
  • 217.6
K. Janat
26 (15)
M. Nabi
35 (31)
S. Thakur
3-0-31-0
17.6
2
Shardul Thakur To Karim Janat
Another full toss, outside off, pumped through extra cover for a couple of runs.
17.5
1
Shardul Thakur To Mohammad Nabi
Full toss, around off, pushed to long off for one.
17.4
2
Shardul Thakur To Mohammad Nabi
Slower, shorter, way outside off, Mohammad Nabi waits for it and then slaps this over point. Collects a couple of runs.
17.3
4
Shardul Thakur To Mohammad Nabi
FOUR! Nabi is on the charge now! A touch shorter this time, around off, Mohammad Nabi whacks this one hard to the deep mid-wicket region and bags a boundary.
17.2
6
Shardul Thakur To Mohammad Nabi
SIX! A slower ball this time, around off, Mohammad Nabi waits for it and then thumps this one over the long off region for a biggie. Ishan Kishan is just a spectator this time as the ball sails over him!
17.1
1
Shardul Thakur To Karim Janat
That was nearly a wonderful catch by Ishan Kishan (sub)! Excellent effort. On a fuller length, around off, Karim Janat chips this one towards the long off region, where Kishan sprints ahead, gets low, dives forward, but the ball falls short. One run.
End Of The Over 17 : 109/5
11 Runs
  • 416.1
  • 116.2
  • 416.3
  • 016.4
  • 1 WD16.5
  • 1 WD16.5
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
M. Nabi
22 (27)
K. Janat
23 (13)
J. Bumrah
4-0-25-1
16.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Mohammad Nabi
An action replay of the previous delivery! Outside off on a fuller length, Nabi reaches out but fails to connect bat with ball now.
16.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Mohammad Nabi
Gets it right this time, does Bumrah! Fuller, outside off, slower too, Nabi fails to dig this out and misses.
16.5
wd
Jasprit Bumrah To Mohammad Nabi
WIDE. This one was close. Fuller again, way outside off, but looked to be inside the tramline, Nabi looks to dig it out but misses. The umpire calls this as a wide.
16.5
wd
Jasprit Bumrah To Mohammad Nabi
WIDE. Fuller again, outside the tramline on the off side this time, Nabi reaches out, but misses.
16.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Mohammad Nabi
Fuller around off, driven to covers.
16.3
4
Jasprit Bumrah To Mohammad Nabi
FOUR! This is put away by the Afghanistan skipper! A pacy full toss this time, width offered too outside off, Mohammad Nabi opens up the face of the blade and slices this behind point. Boundary.
16.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Karim Janat
Played to sweeper cover this time for one.
16.1
4
Jasprit Bumrah To Karim Janat
FOUR! It is in the gap and a boundary results! A well directed short ball, around off, Karim Janat camps back and powers this one in between Virat Kohli at long on and Ravindra Jadeja at deep mid-wicket. Jadeja runs to his left, overruns actually, and that results in the ball going past the ropes. 100 up for Afghanistan!
End Of The Over 16 : 98/5
10 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 615.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 115.5
  • 115.6
K. Janat
18 (11)
M. Nabi
18 (23)
S. Thakur
2-0-15-0
15.6
1
Shardul Thakur To Karim Janat
A full toss, outside off, slapped to sweeper cover for one. 113 more needed from the last 4 overs!
15.5
1
Shardul Thakur To Mohammad Nabi
A slower bouncer, around off, Nabi judges it well and taps this towards deep mid-wicket. Takes one, wants another, but Virat Kohli steams in, collects the ball, and throws it to the keeper, ensuring that this is only a single.
15.4
0
Shardul Thakur To Mohammad Nabi
Slower in pace, on a length on the pads, Nabi misses his flick, and the ball takes the pad and finds Pant, who dives to his left and stops the ball.
15.3
1
Shardul Thakur To Karim Janat
On middle, this is stroked down to the long on region for one.
15.2
6
Shardul Thakur To Karim Janat
SIX! WOW! That has been smashed! On a length, around off and middle, Karim Janat whips this one delightfully over the fine leg fence for a massive hit!
15.1
1
Shardul Thakur To Mohammad Nabi
On a length around off, worked towards deep mid-wicket for one.
End Of The Over 15 : 88/5
3 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 114.2
  • 014.3
  • 114.4
  • 014.5
  • 114.6
M. Nabi
16 (20)
K. Janat
10 (8)
J. Bumrah
3-0-14-1
14.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Mohammad Nabi
Fullish ball, on middle and driven through mid on for just another single.
14.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Mohammad Nabi
Bumrah brings out the slower wide yorker now, Nabi can't reach it. Yet another dot.
14.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Karim Janat
Good-length ball, on the hips. Janat whips it to deep backward square leg for a single.
14.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Karim Janat
What a ripper! Bumrah peppers Janat with a spicy bouncer and Janat does well to duck under it.
14.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Mohammad Nabi
NOT OUT! Back of a length again, around off. Mohammad Nabi goes on the back foot and taps it towards point for a quick single. Ravindra Jadeja, as he almost always does, hits the stumps at the bowler's end. The third umpire is called in and Mohammad Nabi was caught napping a bit but he's safe.
14.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Mohammad Nabi
Back of a length, on off. Nabi hops and dabs it down towards point.
End Of The Over 14 : 85/5
5 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 113.3
  • 113.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
M. Nabi
14 (16)
K. Janat
9 (6)
R. Ashwin
4-0-14-2
13.6
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Mohammad Nabi
Fuller delivery, on middle and this is pushed down to long on for a run. Ravichandran Ashwin ends a fantastic spell with figures of 4-0-14-2!
Ravindra Jadeja hits the stumps at the non-striker's end and the TV umpire will have a look at this. Mohammad Nabi is comfortably in.
13.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Mohammad Nabi
On middle and flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
13.4
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Karim Janat
Slowed up, on leg stump and this one turns away from the right-hander. Janat works it through mid-wicket for a single.
13.3
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Mohammad Nabi
On middle, Nabi makes room and drives it through covers for yet another single. Afghanistan need a lot of boundaries which they are finding almost impossible to find.
13.2
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Karim Janat
Ashwin holds this one back a touch and bowls it around leg stump. Janat works it towards short mid-wicket, where the fielder makes a half-stop and they do get the single.
13.1
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Mohammad Nabi
Tossed up delivery, on middle. Nabi drives it through mid on for a single.
End Of The Over 13 : 80/5
10 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 212.2
  • 112.3
  • 412.4
  • 112.5
  • 112.6
M. Nabi
11 (12)
K. Janat
7 (4)
R. Jadeja
3-0-19-1
12.6
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Mohammad Nabi
Slightly dragged down, outside off. Nabi cuts it off the back foot to deep point for one.
12.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Karim Janat
On middle and eased down the ground for a run.
12.4
4
Ravindra Jadeja To Karim Janat
FOUR! Cheeky but effective from Karim Janat. Flatter one, on off. Janat just goes down on one knee and paddles it off the stumps really fine. The ball ends up in the fine leg fence. A rare boundary for Afghanistan.
12.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Mohammad Nabi
Angled in on middle and leg, Nabi nudges it towards mid on for another one.
12.2
2
Ravindra Jadeja To Mohammad Nabi
Full and wide outside off, Nabi strokes it through the cover-point region and races back for the second.
12.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Karim Janat
On a length, on off and slightly turning away. Janat hangs back and wrists it towards mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 12 : 70/5
4 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 211.2
  • 011.3
  • 111.4
  • W11.5
  • 111.6
K. Janat
1 (1)
M. Nabi
7 (9)
R. Ashwin
3-0-9-2
11.6
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Karim Janat
Flighted ball, outside off. Janat drives it down to long off for a single.
11.5
W
Ravichandran Ashwin To Najibullah Zadran OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! Ravichandran Ashwin is turning back the clock right now! Najibullah Zadran pre-meditates the reverse sweep and Ravichandran Ashwin reads it. Ashwin fires it in, full and straight. Zadran doesn't manage to make a connection as the ball is just too full and sneaks beneath his willow. The ball crashes into middle stump and Afghanistan are going down quickly here.
11.4
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Mohammad Nabi
This is spilled down the leg side. Nabi looks to sweep it away but gets a top edge to the right of short fine leg and they get a single.
Karim Janat arrives.
11.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Mohammad Nabi
NOT OUT! Just short! Tossed up, around leg stump. Mohammad Nabi makes room and looks to go inside out but can't get any elevation on it. The ball goes uppishly towards Rohit Sharma at extra cover, who does pouch it. This is one of those catches that no one is sure about and hence the umpires rightly went upstairs. After taking a long look at it, the third umpire is satisfied and stays with the on-field decision of not out.
11.2
2
Ravichandran Ashwin To Mohammad Nabi
Slightly shorter and on the pads. Mohammad Nabi goes on the back foot and nudges it gently towards square leg. The batters come back for an easy second.
Is that a clean catch? The umpires do not think so as their soft signal is not out. Even Rohit Sharma is not too excited. It looks like the ball has bounced, before going into Rohit's hands. Will be not out.
11.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Mohammad Nabi
A slider, on middle and leg. Nabi looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
End Of The Over 11 : 66/4
5 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 110.2
  • 110.3
  • 110.4
  • 010.5
  • 110.6
M. Nabi
4 (5)
N. Zadran
11 (12)
S. Thakur
1-0-5-0
10.6
1
Shardul Thakur To Mohammad Nabi
Outside off, slapped through covers for a single. 145 more needed in 54 balls!
10.5
0
Shardul Thakur To Mohammad Nabi
Good-length ball outside off, Mohammad Nabi looks to push this to the off side but misses.
10.4
1
Shardul Thakur To Najibullah Zadran
Slower this time, around off, Zadran taps this to point for a run.
10.3
1
Shardul Thakur To Mohammad Nabi
Another run as this is steered through short third man.
10.2
1
Shardul Thakur To Najibullah Zadran
Shortish again, around off, pulled through mid-wicket for a run.
10.1
1
Shardul Thakur To Mohammad Nabi
Shardul Thakur starts off with a shortish ball outside off, this is slapped through cover-point for a single.
Shardul Thakur is brought into the attack now.
End Of The Over 10 : 61/4
3 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 09.2
  • W9.3
  • 19.4
  • 09.5
  • 1 WD9.6
  • 09.6
N. Zadran
9 (10)
M. Nabi
1 (1)
R. Ashwin
2-0-5-1
9.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Najibullah Zadran
Floats this one up, outside off, pushed to the cover region.
9.6
wd
Ravichandran Ashwin To Najibullah Zadran
WIDE. Down the leg side, Zadran looks to flick but misses. Wided.
9.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Najibullah Zadran
Around off, pushed back to the bowler.
9.4
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Mohammad Nabi
Fuller around off, the skipper pushes this through mid on for a run to open his account.
DRINKS! The Indian pace duet, Shami and Bumrah sent Afghanistan openers packing early on but Naib and Gurbaz did fight back for a bit. After Gurbaz fell, the sting was taken off the run chase and now after Naib also going back to the pavilion, Afghanistan will need a miracle to pull off this run chase. 152 runs are still required off 63 balls. The skipper, Mohammad Nabi walks in with his team in all sorts of trouble.
9.3
W
Ravichandran Ashwin To Gulbadin Naib OUT!
OUT! LBW! Ravichandran Ashwin strikes and Gulbadin Naib has been sent packing. Naib has a chat with his partner but they decide that this one was plumb and hence, do not go for the review. The fourth one falls and Afghanistan are not able to stitch meaningful stands. Ravichandran Ashwin floats this one up, lands it fuller around off, angling down, Gulbadin Naib gets low and looks to sweep but misses and gets hit on the pad. An appeal and the finger goes up in no time. 152 needed in 63 balls!
9.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Gulbadin Naib
Quicker this time, on the pads, Naib awkwardly works this to the leg side.
9.1
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Najibullah Zadran
Ash drags it short, around off, Najibullah Zadran nudges this to deep square leg and rotates the strike.
End Of The Over 9 : 58/3
7 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 68.2
  • 18.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
G. Naib
18 (18)
N. Zadran
8 (7)
R. Jadeja
2-0-9-1
8.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Gulbadin Naib
Quicker, flatter, around off, Naib skips down and tucks, but finds the man at mid-wicket. 153 more needed in 66 balls!
8.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Gulbadin Naib
Another push back by Naib towards Jadeja. Another dot.
8.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Gulbadin Naib
Short this time, on off, pushed back to Jadeja.
8.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Najibullah Zadran
Quicker delivery, on the pads, worked through square leg for one.
8.2
6
Ravindra Jadeja To Najibullah Zadran
SIX! Powerful shot by Zadran! In the arc this time, around off, Najibullah Zadran stands tall, swings his arms at this and tonks this one over deep mid-wicket.
8.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Najibullah Zadran
Flatter, around off, Najibullah Zadran looks to reverse-hit this but mistimes it to the fielder at covers.
End Of The Over 8 : 51/3
2 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 17.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 17.6
N. Zadran
1 (4)
G. Naib
18 (15)
R. Ashwin
1-0-2-0
7.6
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Najibullah Zadran
This is worked with the angle through mid-wicket for a single. A good start by Ash, just 2 off it!
7.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Najibullah Zadran
Tossed up again, around off, Zadran does well to get his bat down and dab it down to the off side.
7.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Najibullah Zadran
Floated, around off, kept out by Zadran.
7.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Najibullah Zadran
Around off, Zadran looks to cut but gets an inside edge, back onto the pad.
7.2
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Gulbadin Naib
Slower through the air, on the pads, nudged through square leg for one.
Ravichandran Ashwin comes in to roll his arm now.
7.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Gulbadin Naib
Tossed up, around off, kept out by Naib.
End Of The Over 7 : 49/3
2 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 16.3
  • 06.4
  • W6.5
  • 16.6
G. Naib
17 (13)
N. Zadran
0 (0)
R. Jadeja
1-0-2-1
6.6
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Gulbadin Naib
A single to end then! Tossed up on off, Naib strokes it down to long off for one. End of a wicket-taking over by Jadeja.
6.5
W
Ravindra Jadeja To Rahmanullah Gurbaz OUT!
OUT! That is a sensational catch by Pandya! Wow! It had gone so high and he also had to keep an eye on the ropes but has made it look so easy! On middle, Gurbaz looks to drag it over the leg side, gets a top edge. It goes between deep mid-wicket and long on. Hardik Pandya in the latter position, runs to his right and takes a superb catch. Gurbaz was looking good till the time he was out there but fails to get most of the start he got.
Out walks Najibullah Zadran.
6.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Attacks the stumps yet again! It is blocked.
6.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Gulbadin Naib
Fuller and on middle, this is worked down to long on for one.
6.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Gulbadin Naib
Fires it on off, Naib is once again solid in defense.
6.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Gulbadin Naib
Flatter and on off, Naib blocks it towards cover.
End Of The Over 6 : 47/2
9 Runs
  • 45.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 45.4
  • 15.5
  • 05.6
R. Gurbaz
19 (8)
G. Naib
15 (9)
H. Pandya
1-0-9-0
5.6
0
Hardik Pandya To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Back of a length and on off, Gurbaz stands tall and defends it onto the ground. A dot to end but the damage was done earlier on. Afghanistan finish the Powerplay with 30 in the last two overs but they are still behind in the game. They are 47 for 2.
Spin time! Ravindra Jadeja to roll his arm now.
5.5
1
Hardik Pandya To Gulbadin Naib
Back of a length and on off, Naib stands tall and taps it towards cover for one.
5.4
4
Hardik Pandya To Gulbadin Naib
FOUR! Easy pickings yet again! On the pads, it is quite full. Naib clips it behind square on the leg side. No chance for the fielder in the deep. Second boundary in the over. Afghanistan ending the Powerplay on a high here.
5.3
0
Hardik Pandya To Gulbadin Naib
Outside off, Naib looks to go after it but misses.
5.2
0
Hardik Pandya To Gulbadin Naib
Good length and on off, Naib pushes it but finds the man at covers.
5.1
4
Hardik Pandya To Gulbadin Naib
FOUR! All of a sudden, it is raining boundaries now! On the pads, a hit-me ball. This is flicked through square leg for a boundary.
End Of The Over 5 : 38/2
21 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 44.2
  • 14.3
  • 64.4
  • 64.5
  • 44.6
R. Gurbaz
19 (7)
G. Naib
6 (4)
M. Shami
3-0-27-1
4.6
4
Mohammed Shami To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
FOUR! Make that 21 from the over! Short and wide outside off, Gurbaz stands tall and slaps it over covers. This one races away to the fence. Just the kind of over they needed.
Change. Hardik Pandya is into the attack now!
4.5
6
Mohammed Shami To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
SIX! Back-to-back biggies! That blow on the head has probably woken Gurbaz up! Shami this time drags his length back and bowls it on middle, this is heaved all the way, over the mid-wicket fence. 17 from the over with a ball to go.
4.4
6
Mohammed Shami To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
SIX! Smack! This is right in the slot. Fuller and on middle, Gurbaz lofts it straight down the ground, it goes over the long on fence.
4.3
1
Mohammed Shami To Gulbadin Naib
On middle, Naib works it through mid-wicket. A run taken.
4.2
4
Mohammed Shami To Gulbadin Naib
EDGY FOUR! Afghanistan won't mind how they come as long as they do but they need it to keep coming! Length and on off, Naib looks to push at it, this goes more off the outer half past the fielder at short third man and into the fence.
4.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Gulbadin Naib
Back of a length and on off, Naib stands tall and defends it.
End Of The Over 4 : 17/2
4 Runs
  • W3.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 13.4
  • 13.5
  • 23.6
R. Gurbaz
3 (4)
G. Naib
1 (1)
J. Bumrah
2-0-11-1
3.6
2
Jasprit Bumrah To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Two to end! No timing at all but he does manage to clear the in-field! A slower one outside off, Gurbaz swings, he mistimes it completely but hits it well enough to clear cover. Two taken.
3.5
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Gulbadin Naib
On middle, another extremely full ball, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
3.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Gurbaz just does not pick that one! A slower full toss, it dips right at the end, on off, Gubaz is almost done by the dip towards the end, he somehow gets bat onto it and it goes towards mid-wicket for one.
3.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
That has hit Gurbaz really hard! That is a quick delivery. A short one and on middle, Gurbaz looks to sway out of the way but is hit on the helmet. He seems to be shook by that.
3.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
On off, this is pushed to cover.
3.1
W
Jasprit Bumrah To Hazratullah Zazai OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Number two goes down and Bumrah has his first! Zazai's struggle comes to an end! A short one, it is on middle. Zazai looks to pull, this goes more off the top edge towards mid on. Thakur moves to his right and takes it. Two wickets in two balls.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz is struck on the helmet and the physio makes his way out into the middle.
Gulbadin Naib is in now!
End Of The Over 3 : 13/1
1 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 12.5
  • W2.6
M. Shahzad
0 (4)
H. Zazai
13 (14)
M. Shami
2-0-6-1
2.6
W
Mohammed Shami To Mohammad Shahzad OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Shahzad falls for a duck! This is probably because of the dots by Zazai at the other end. Shahzad looks to break the shackles. He moves around in his crease. Shami bowls this onto his pads. Shahzad is not a still position while playing the flick. He plays it early. It goes off the leading edge and Ashwin at mid off takes an easy catch. Early wicket, just what India wanted.
2.5
1
Mohammed Shami To Hazratullah Zazai
Really well fielded! That keeps the pressure on! Shorter and on middle, this is dragged towards mid-wicket. The fielder there dives to his right and makes a good stop. Just the one.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz walks out now!
2.4
0
Mohammed Shami To Hazratullah Zazai
Make that 4 in a row! Once again this is on the shorter side, a length which Zazai is not comfortable with. He looks to cut but misses.
2.3
0
Mohammed Shami To Hazratullah Zazai
Shorter yet again and outside off, Zazai slashes at it again but misses. Three dots in a row. Pressure building.
2.2
0
Mohammed Shami To Hazratullah Zazai
A slower one, fuller and outside off. Zazai shuffles across and swings, he looks to go over the leg side but is way too early in the shot. Misses.
2.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Hazratullah Zazai
Extra bounce and some nice swing! Shortish and around off, moves away. Zazai looks to cut but misses.
End Of The Over 2 : 12/0
7 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 61.2
  • 01.3
  • 11.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
M. Shahzad
0 (3)
H. Zazai
12 (9)
J. Bumrah
1-0-7-0
1.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Mohammad Shahzad
Fuller and on off, this one shapes back in. Shahzad looks to drive it through the off side but this goes off the inner half to mid on.
1.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Mohammad Shahzad
That is a brilliant delivery! This one comes back in a long way from off. A yorker length ball. Shahzad misses and gets hit on the boot. Going down leg.
1.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Hazratullah Zazai
He somehow manages to drag that on the leg side! A slower one outside off, Zazai seems to have been done in by the lack of pace. He still manages to get it through square leg for one.
1.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Hazratullah Zazai
Short and outside off, Zazai slashes at it but misses.
1.2
6
Jasprit Bumrah To Hazratullah Zazai
SIX! Whipped away! What a shot that is! Strong wrists! Fuller and on middle, Zazai whips it and this one goes over the mid-wicket fence. Not a lot of followthrough but it goes well over the fence.
1.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Hazratullah Zazai
A yorker to begin with! Zazai looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
End Of The Over 1 : 5/0
5 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 40.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 10.5
  • 00.6
M. Shahzad
0 (1)
H. Zazai
5 (5)
M. Shami
1-0-5-0
0.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Mohammad Shahzad
A dot to end the over! Fullish ball, around off and Mohammad Shahzad mistimes his cover drive straight to the fielder. 5 off the first over.
0.5
1
Mohammed Shami To Hazratullah Zazai
Back of a length, on leg stump. Hazratullah Zazai hops and dabs it down towards mid-wicket for a single.
Will we see Ravichandran Ashwin operate in the Powerplay? Nopes. Not right away atleast as Jasprit Bumrah will operate from this end.
0.4
0
Mohammed Shami To Hazratullah Zazai
Length again, on off and angled across the left-hander. Zazai looks to hang back and thrash it through point but again there's a bit of movement and Zazai fails to make a connection.
0.3
0
Mohammed Shami To Hazratullah Zazai
Shami comes from over the wicket and delivers an absolute peach. On a good-length, around off and moves away sharply. Zazai gets comprehensively beaten.
0.2
4
Mohammed Shami To Hazratullah Zazai
FOUR! A little bit of width on offer and Hazratullah Zazai is underway is style. Good-length ball, around off and tapped through point for a boundary.
0.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Hazratullah Zazai
Shami starts with a shortish wide ball, from around the wicket. Zazai looks to cut it away but misses. The ball had a hint of away movement as well.
Match Info
  • Venue Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field
  • Result India beat Afghanistan by 66 runs
  • Player of the Match Rohit Sharma
  • Umpire Paul Reiffel (AUS), Richard Kettleborough (ENG) and Aleem Dar (PAK)
  • Referee David Boon (AUS)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: India 210/2 in 20.0 overs
  • India 200/2 in 19.2 overs
  • India 154/2 in 16.5 overs
  • L Rahul 13th T20I fifty: 52 runs in 35 balls (4x4) (2x6)
  • 1st wicket partnership: 100 off 71 balls between L Rahul (47) and R Sharma (54)
  • India 102/0 in 11.4 overs
  • R Sharma 23rd T20I fifty: 53 runs in 37 balls (7x4) (1x6)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): India 53/0
  • Referral 1 (5.3 ovs): AFG against R Sharma (LBW) Unsuccessful (AFG: 1, IND: 2)
  • 1st wicket partnership: 50 off 30 balls between L Rahul (17) and R Sharma (34)
  • India 52/0 in 5.0 overs
  • 6th wicket partnership: 50 off 34 balls between M Nabi (25) and K Janat (24)
  • Afghanistan 102/5 in 16.1 overs
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 59/4 in 9.3 overs
  • Afghanistan 50/3 in 7.2 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Afghanistan 47/2
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