The Indian team was like a wounded lion after losing one-sidedly to Pakistan and New Zealand. Afghanistan is also a team that cannot be taken lightly, the team also knew this. But today almost every player played his part and not only gave Team India 2 points in the T20 World Cup but also gave the gift of victory to the disappointed cricket fans on the day of Choti Diwali.

Openers-

Rahul and Rohit gave India a quick start. Rohit also hit left-arm spinner Sharafuddin Ashraf for a boundary in the first over of Nabi. Rahul also hit sixes and fours off consecutive balls of Sharafuddin.

Rohit scored 17 runs in the fifth over with two fours and a six off fast bowler Naveen-ul-Haq and took the team’s score beyond 50 runs. India scored 53 runs in the power play without losing a wicket, which is their best performance in the tournament so far.

Rohit and Rahul did not have any problem in rotating the strike in the middle overs as well and both did not hesitate to teach a lesson to the bad ball.

Rohit completed his fifty in 37 balls with a four on Naveen in the 12th over. Rahul took the team’s score beyond 100 runs with a six in the same over. 16 runs were scored in this over.

In the next over, Rahul completed his half-century in 35 balls with a four on Gulbadin. Rohit hit two consecutive sixes on star leg-spinner Rashid in the 14th over.

India scored 210 for two with player-of-the-match fifties from Rohit (74) and Rahul (69) and a 140-run opening partnership between the two, the highest score of the current tournament. Rohit hit eight fours and three sixes in his 47-ball knock, while Rahul faced 48 balls and hit six fours and two sixes.

finishers

Front finishers took over after the openers were dismissed. Pant showed his attitude with two consecutive sixes. Pant hit both these sixes with one hand. While Pandya hit three fours on Hamid.

Najibullah Zadran dropped the catch of Pandya in Naveen’s next over. Taking advantage of life, Pandya scored 19 runs on Naveen with two sixes. The fast bowler conceded 59 runs in four overs.

Pant took the team’s score past 200 runs in the final over with fours and sixes off Hamid’s successive balls. got out.

spinners

R Ashwin, who is playing his first T20 match after four years, told that if he had got a chance in the first two matches, then today Team India would not have been struggling to go to the semi-finals.

Ravichandran Ashwin performed brilliantly despite the dew, conceding just 14 runs in 4 overs and taking 2 wickets. At the same time, Ravindra Jadeja also gave a commendable performance. He took 1 wicket for 19 runs in 3 overs.

Akash Gokhe

By Akash Gokhe

Akash is the Founder and Writer of the Sports Platform website. He conceived the idea of starting a Sports Platform website to channelize his love, passion, and emotions for the game of cricket and to connect other like-minded people on the platform.

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