T20WC: India’s first win, beat Afghanistan by 60 runs


  • Batting first after losing the toss, India scored 210 runs at the end of 20 overs.
  • Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul scored superb half-centuries
  • Afghanistan scored 144 runs for the loss of 7 wickets at the end of 20 overs.

After a humiliating defeat in two consecutive matches in the T20 World Cup, the Indian team has finally achieved its first victory. The Indian team performed brilliantly in the third match of Afghanistan. After losing the toss, the batsmen of the Indian team batted first and gave a bang. In which Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul scored brilliant half-centuries. With the help of which the Indian team scored 210 runs at the loss of 2 wickets and later the bowlers also made a splash. And Afghanistan managed to score 144 runs for the loss of 7 wickets at the end of 20 overs. For India, Mohammed Shami took 3 and Ashwin took 2 wickets.

Afghanistan innings:

Chasing India’s huge target of 211 runs, the Afghan team started poorly. Shami sent Mohammad Shahzad back to the pavilion for 0 runs, giving India its first win. After which Bumrah also caught Jazai for 13 runs. Later Sir Jadeja dismissed Gurbaz for 19 runs. Ashwin later showed his magic. He lbw Naib on 18 and Zadran for 11 runs. After which Captain Naib tried to handle the team. But Shami got him caught by Jadeja for 35 runs. After which Rashid Khan returned to the pavilion after scoring 0 runs. However, Karim Jante remained unbeaten on 42 off 22 balls with the help of 3 fours and 2 sixes. For India, Mohammed Shami took 3 and Ashwin took 2 wickets.

India innings:

Team India got off to a good start after losing the toss. Opener Rohit Sharma, who faced heavy criticism after flopping in two consecutive matches, looked in fine form today. At the same time, KL Rahul also performed well. At the end of five overs, India scored 52 runs without losing a single wicket. The performance of Rahul and Rohit was seen. And at the end of 10 overs, India scored 85 runs without losing any wicket. After Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul also scored a half-century. Rahul scored 69 runs in 48 balls with the help of 6 fours and 2 sixes. While Rohit scored 74 runs in 47 balls with the help of 8 fours and 3 sixes. After which Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya also continued to bat aggressively. Pant scored 27 runs in 13 balls with the help of 1 four and 3 sixes and Hardik Pandya scored 35 runs in 13 balls with the help of 4 fours and 2 sixes.

Ashwin included in the comeback squad

Team India has not forgotten the sorrow of defeat against Pakistan and New Zealand in Group 2 of Super 12 of T20 World Cup. Afghanistan have won 2 out of 3 matches in Teva. In today’s match too, Virat Kohli wanted to bowl first. But luck is not with him in the T20 World Cup. At the same time, in the third match in a row, Kohli has lost the toss. Team India had to face defeat after losing the toss in the last two matches. Two changes have been made in today’s match. With Suryakumar Yadav getting fit, he has replaced Ishan Kishan. So Varun Chakravarthy has been dropped and R Ashwin has been replaced in today’s match.

Afghanistan team: Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Gulbadin Naib, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Naveen-ul-Haq.

Indian Team: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (capt), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.

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