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IND Vs AFG, ICC T20 WC 2024: Jasprit Bumrah's Bowling Masterclass Helps India Beat Afghanistan By 47 Runs - As It Happened

India Vs Afghanistan, Super 8, ICC T20 World Cup 2024, Highlights: India beat Afghanistan by 47 runs in their first Super Eight fixture at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados on Thursday. The Rohit Sharma-led Indian side restricted Afghanistan to 134 runs after setting an 182-run target. Jasprit Bumrah's brilliant bowling spell and other bowlers' combined effort, made things difficult for Afghanistan and kept them out of the game from the start. Catch the highlights of the IND Vs AFG match, here

India's Jasprit Bumrah bowls a delivery during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and India at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan
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India Vs Afghanistan, T20 World Cup Highlights

Here are the highlights of the India vs Afghanistan Super Eight match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 played at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados on Thursday. Batting first, India set an 182-run target for Afghanistan thanks to Suryakumar Yadav's gritty half-century and his valuable 60-run partnership for the fifth wicket with Hardik Pandya (32 runs off 24 balls). In response, Afghanistan could only manage to score 134 runs after 20 overs. India won the match by 47 runs. Catch the highlights of the IND Vs AFG match, here. (Scorecard | Streaming)

India Vs Afghanistan: Squads 

India T20 World Cup Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Kuldeep Yadav, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal

Afghanistan T20 World Cup Squad: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan(c), Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Mohammad Ishaq, Nangeyalia Kharote, Hazratullah Zazai

India Vs Afghanistan: Head To Head 

India and Afghanistan have played 7 T20Is so far and the latter have been unable to win a single match. India have won all seven T20Is against Afghanistan.

Weather Forecast

The weather is expected to let the play take place without much interuptions. The temperature are Bridgetown around the game time will be around just above 30 degree Celsius. Chances of rain are 0-1%.

Sneak A Peak At India's Practise 

India Vs Afghanistan: Toss Update

India's captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat first against Rashid Khan-led Afghanistan at the Kings Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.

India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav (In for Mohammed Siraj), Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah.

Afghanistan Playing XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rashid Khan (c), Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

What Captains Said At Toss

Rohit Sharma - "We will bat first. Looks like a good track with no grass. Seems like it will get slower as the game progresses. We have to adapt to the conditions quickly. We have played quite a lot here. It's about understanding what we need to do in conditions like these. It's an early start and not an evening game like we are used to. We enjoy playing here. Siraj makes way for KuldeepYadav."

Rashid Khan -  We would have batted as well but Toss does not matter much, it is all about execution. Happy with the outings so far, batting has been going good. Need to do the right things at the right time and control our emotions as we go. We've been here a couple of days more than India. Hazratullah Zazai comes in place of Karim Janat."

National Anthem Time 

The umpires and both teams stride out to the centre for the pre-match national anthems.

India Start Batting!

The opening pair of India - Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli at the crease brought the action on with Afghanistan's Fazalhaq Farooqi opening the bowling attack. Within two overs, Sharma managed to hit just one boundary.

IND - 8/0 (2)

Sharma Falls!

Just as Rohit Sharma tried to go over the top, he was caught comfortably by Rashid Khan off the seamer Fazalhaq Farooqi's delivery. Rishabh Pant joined Virat Kohli at the crease.

IND - 27/1 (4)

Kohli Strikes Six!

Virat Kohli who has not gone past four runs in the tournament so far finally breaks his form-less streak and smashed a six, his first of the 2024 ICC T20 World Cup off the delivery of Naveen-Ul-Haq.

IND - 34/1 (5)

Pant Departs!

Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan gets the wicket of Rishabh Pant, who departed after making 20 runs off 11 balls including 4 fours.

IND - 54/2 (7)

India Lose Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli hit straight at Mohammad Nabi. Rashid Khan changed the plot sending India's batting great off the field.

IND - 75/3 (9.3)

11 Runs From 15th Over

Azamtullah Omarzai came to bowl the 15th over and started with two dot balls in front of Suryakumar Yadav. SKY managed to smash a dashing six on the fifth delivery and finished his over with 11 runs from that.

IND - 126/4 (15)

SKY Falls After Fifty!

Suryakumar Yadav smashed back-to-back boundaries on the fourth and fifth delivery of Fazalhaq Farooqi's over to complete his half-century. But Farooqi got rid of him on the next delivery. Ravindra Jadeja is the new batter at the crease.

IND - 150/5 (17)

All Eyes On Patel

India are 167/7 after 19 overs with one over left in the inning. In the last two overs, India lost the wickets of Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja. Now the onus is on another Gujarat batter to take India to a respectable total.

IND - 167/7 (19)

14 Runs From Last Over!

Naveen-Ul-Haq leaked 14 runs including two wides, two doubles and two fours in his last over as Axar Patel played all six deliveries and managed to extract 14 runs from the over.

IND - 181/8 (20)

Target Set For Afghans

Batting first, India have managed to post 181 runs on the board. Now, Afghanistan need 182 runs to win the match off 120 balls.

Innings Break!

Brief Score: IND - 181/8 (20)

Suryakumar Yadav - 53 (28), Hardik Pandya - 32 (24) | Rashid Khan: (4-0-26-3)

Afghanistan Start Batting

Afghanistan started opening with the right and left combination of Rahmatullah Gurbaz and Hazratullah Zazai. Arshdeep Singh started with a wide delivery and got a boundary in the first legal delivery. 11 runs came from the first over.

AFG - 11/0 (1)

Axar Gets Ibrahim!

After Jasprit Bumrah took the crucial breakthrough and dismissed Rahmanullah Gurbaz in the second over, Axar Patel was introduced from his end and he delivered with an early wicket of Ibrahim Zadran. A wicket maiden from Axar Patel!

AFG - 23/2 (4)

Bumrah Strikes Again!

Jasprit Bumrah came to bowl the fifth over and struck with the first delivery of the over. He got rid of Hazratullah Zazai on the first delivery as Jadeja took a fine catch. Afghans are three wickets down and Gulbadin Naib has joined Azamtullah Omarzai at the crease.

AFG - 35/3 (6)

Kuldeep Leaks 10 Runs!

Added to the playing XI for the match, Kuldeep Yadav was introduced into the attack in the ninth over and he started with a no-ball. The free hit went for a four and that made his over costly. He gave just four runs in his next five deliveries but conceded 10 runs from the first over.

AFG - 57/3 (9)

Kuldeep Gets Naib

Even after leaking 10 runs from his first over, captain Rohit Sharma showed his faith in Yadav and he got rid of the set batter Gulbadin Naib on the second delivery of the over. Najibullah Zadran is the new batter at the crease.

AFG - 71/4 (11)

AFG Need 91 Runs Off 36 Balls

Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja have dismantled the Afghan middle order with accurate deliveries and kept them at bay. Jadeja removed Azmatullah Omarzai in the 12th over to make things difficult for Afghanistan. Najibullah and Mohammad Nabi are at the crease.

AFG - 91/5 (14)

Kuldeep Gets Nabi!

Mohammad Nabi smashed a six on the second delivery of the 17th over but he struck hard on the next delivery and got him caught out near the boundary rope. Jadeja took a fine catch in the deep.

AFG - 119/7 (17)

India Win By 47 Runs!

Arshdeep Singh was once on a hat-trick but missed that by a little margin. With just one more wicket needed for the victory, Bumrah came to bowl the 19th over but the Afghan batters didn't take any risk and played the whole over maiden. Arshdeep took the wicket on the last ball of the innings to finish the match. India won the match by 47 runs.

AFG - 134/10 (20)

Suryakumar Yadav | POTM (India)

I think there's a lot of hardwork, there are a lot of processes and routine involved in it. I am clear in my mind what I want to do. I don't mind giving this Player of the Match to a bowler. First time it's going to a batter (from India in this tournament), I don't mind. I think you just need to know your game plan, and just play accordingly. I still remember when Hardik came in to the bat, I told him let's bat with the same intent. Let's keep pressing the pedal and keep pushing, in the end very happy with a score of 180.

Most POTM Awards In T20Is

15 - Suryakumar Yadav (64)
15 - Virat Kohli (120)
14 - Virandeep Singh (78)
14 - Sikandar Raza (86)
14 - Mohd Nabi (126)

Rashid Khan | AFG Captain

That was a surface we thought we could chase 170-180. You just go there and how you play. Against bigger teams, we should be thinking we will have to chase such scores. Body is feeling well. I struggled a little in the IPL. I am hitting the areas consistently now. We have enjoyed everywhere we have played. We forget our own skills sometimes. If the conditions are there, we will look to use it.

Rohit Sharma | IND Captain

The last two years, we have come here and played some T20 games. We planned a little well. We adapted well to the conditions that were offered. We knew the class of our bowling line up will defend this. Everyone coming in and doing their job. That is something we keep talking about. Surya and Hardik's partnership was a good one in the end. We know what Bumrah can do for us. It is important for us to use him smartly. He is the one who is ready to take the responsibility as well. Whereever he plays, he is always ready to take the responsibility. I got to assess the conditions. Looking at the opposition we are ready to make any changes. We thought three spinners would be good, we went for that. Going forward if needed, I am open to playing three seamers.

That's All From Our Side!

India beat Afghanistan in the Super Eight fixture on Thursday and take their unbeaten streak against them to 8-0 in T20Is. That's all from our side. We will be taking your leave now. Goodnight and take care!

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