India vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup 2021 | Match Highlights

India vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup 2021 | Match Highlights
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India vs Afghanistan 33rd match of the T20 World Cup held at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, November 3rd. Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field first against India. Here’s all the information regarding India vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup 2021, match highlights, and head-to-head record. 

India vs Afghanistan Head to Head record

Team India is ranked at the third position in the latest ICC T20 World Cup 2021 after England and Pakistan. And the Afghanistan squad placed at seventh position. India and Afghanistan played only two T20I matches against each other. In the first, the two teams met in the T20 World Cup 2010 in Gros Islet. India won that match by seven wickets. India and Afghanistan again confronted each other during the T20 World Cup 2012 in Sri Lanka. And India also won the second match.

India Squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami

Afghanistan Squad: Mohammad Nabi (Captain), Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Karim Janat, Naveen-ul-Haq, Hamid Hassan, Rashid Khan

India vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup 2021 | Match Highlights 

India vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup 2021
India vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup 2021

India

Afghanistan won the toss and opt to bowl first. Rahul and Rohit started batting. Rohit hit a four in the first over. Iida scored 7 in 1st over. Rahul nailed a massive six. And the second over ended with a four. IND got 23 runs after 2 overs. The third over went for 7 runs. The score proceeded to 30 in three overs. Hamid came to bowl the 4th over. And 5 off this over. The score was 35/0 after 4 overs. Naveen bowled the 5th over.  Rohit just played pretty well. Afghanistan seemed to trickle runs at the moment. And it’s a six in the 5th ball. And another 4 to follow. India scored 52 after 5 overs. 

Hamid came to bowl the last over of the powerplay. And just one off the over. India had 53/0 after the powerplay ended. The 7th over headed for just 6 runs. Rashid Khan bowled the 8th one and 5 off the first five balls. A good performance from Afghanistan. IND had 65 runs with zero wickets down after 8 overs. The next over went for 9 runs. The 10th over was bowled by Rashid and Rahul hit a four.  The 10th over ended up with 11 runs. IND scored 85 after 10 overs. 

Naveen returned to bowl. And another boundary was caught up with. It brought up Rohit’s half-century. And a big six by Rahul. And another 4 to follow. What tremendous batting by team India! 12 overs ended up with 107/0. And Rahul hit a 4 to get his half-century. IND got 119/0 after 13 overs. Rashid came in to bowl the 14th over. And a big 6 by Rohit. Another tremendous 6 from Rohit and 16 off the over. India scored 135/0 after 14 overs. And finally first wicket down. Rohit departed. IND lost one wicket after 142 runs. 

And another wicket down in the 17th over. Rahul walked out. IND lost two wickets and scored 147 after 16.3 overs. Three-fours were hit in the 18th over and it went for 15 runs. IND got 175 after 18 overs. Naveen came to bowl the 19th over. And they dropped a catch. Hardik hit a massive six. Hardik hit another 6 and India proceeded to 194/2 after 19 overs. And a big 6 and a 4 to start the 20th over. IND 210/2 after 20 overs. India set a target of 210. 

Afghanistan

Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Shahzad started playing as openers. The second ball hit for a 4 and a 6 to follow.  AFG got 12 scores after 2 overs. The first wicket had gone. Shahzad walked out at 13/1 after 3 overs. Another wicket down in the 4th over. Zazai departed at 13/2. In 5th over, Gulbadin hit one four and two sixes to follow it. And another 4 at the end of the over. Afghanistan scored 38/2 after 5 overs. Another wicket down at 49/3 after 7 overs. 

In the 10th over Gulbadin also went. AFG lost 4 wickets at 59 runs after 9.3 overs. The 11th over just went for 5 runs and the score proceeded to 66/4 after 11 overs. And Zadran went in the next ball. Ashwin took the wicket. AFG lost the 5th wicket too at 69 after 11.5 overs. Ashwin bowled the 14th over and was just 5 off it. The score proceeded to 85 after 14 overs. The 15th over went for just 3 runs and Afghanistan had 88/5 after 15 overs. 

And the 18th over started and 16 off it. The score proceeded to 125/5. Two wickets down in a rapid flow and the score was 127/7 after 18.3 overs. The last over started with a 4 and a six at the last ball. Afghanistan scored 144/7 after 20 overs. India had beaten Afghanistan for 66 runs. Give us your valuable feedback regarding India vs Afghanistan match in the comment section. Stay tuned with us for upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 matches. 

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