India vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup 2021 Live Cricket Score Updates: India Eye 200-Plus Total vs Afghanistan

India vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup 2021 Live Cricket Score Updates: India Eye 200-Plus Total vs Afghanistan | Cricket News


KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma departed in quick succession after bringing up their individual fifties to give the team the ideal start in a must-win match against Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi. Both openers played great shots and managed to hit boundaries and sixes at will to give the team a flying start, something that India failed to achieve in their matches against Pakistan and New Zealand. They brought up a century partnership in the 12th over. India vs Afghanistan is a crucial match for Virat Kohli’s team as India need to win the match by a huge margin to keep their semi-final hopes alive. Earlier, Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi won the toss and decided to bowl against India in the Super 12 stage in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium In Abu Dhabi. During the toss, Virat Kohli revealed that Varun Chakravarthy was suffering a niggle and therefore is replaced by Ravichandran Ashwin. Suryakumar Yadav was also declared fit and replaces Ishan Kishan. Kohli said, “Firstly there’s no denying the fact that the situation is a tricky one. Having said that there’s still a chance. We know we haven’t played up to potential whatever the reasons might be – need to brush that aside. Would have bowled first. But it’s not a bad thing against a side like Afghanistan who look to put up runs on the board. Couple of changes – Surya is back as he’s fit. Ashwin replaces Varun who has a bit of a niggle.” (LIVE SCORECARD)

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

For Afghanistan, Sharafuddin Ashraf and Najibullah Zadran come in place of Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Asghar Afghan

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

After losing their first two games handsomely against Pakistan and New Zealand, India will be under pressure to open their account in the points table. Afghanistan, on the other hand, are placed second currently just behind Pakistan in the table with two victories in their three matches. They went past Scotland and Namibia apart from a hiccup versus Pakistan.

T20 World Cup 2021 India vs Afghanistan Live Cricket Score Updates From Sheikh Zayed Stadium In Abu Dhabi







  • 21:08 (IST)

    Twin Fours !

    Hardik hits Hamid for two straight fours to get going as India are eying a strong finish here

    IND 175/2 after 18 overs

  • 21:02 (IST)

    Twin Sixes !

    Pant ends the 17th over with two back-to-back sixes off Gulbadin

    IND 160/2 after 17 overs

  • 21:00 (IST)

    Wicket !

    KL Rahul finally departs to Gulbadin for 69 runs off 48 balls

    IND 147/2 after 16.3 overs

  • 20:50 (IST)

    Surprise Surprise !

    Rishabh Pant has come in after the fall of the 1st wicket

    Skipper Virat Kohli has moved down the order yet again

    IND 142/1 after 15 overs

  • 20:49 (IST)

    Wicket !

    Rohit falls to Karim Janat for 74 runs off 47 balls

    IND 140/1 after 14.4 overs

  • 20:48 (IST)

    Four !

    Rahul starts the 15th over with a boundary

    IND 139/0 after 14.1 overs 

  • 20:45 (IST)

    Twin Sixes !

    Rohit ends Rashid’s over with another six through a sweep shot

    IND 135/0 after 14 overs

  • 20:44 (IST)

    Six !

    Rohit gets beaten in the flight but still manages to deposit the ball in the crowd for a six

    IND 129/0 after 13.5 overs

  • 20:41 (IST)

    Four !

    Rahul hits Gulbadin’s last ball to the fence to collect 4 runs

    IND 119/0 after 13 overs

  • 20:37 (IST)

    Four – 50 For Rahul !

    Rahul hits a beautiful inside out shot to bring his fifty

    IND 111/0 aftner 12.1 overs

  • 20:35 (IST)

    Four – !

    Rohit ends Naveen’s miserable over with another four

    IND 107/0 after 12 overs

  • 20:34 (IST)

    Six !

    Rahul hits Naveen for a six to bring 100 runs for India

    IND 102/0 after 11.4 overs

  • 20:33 (IST)

    Four – Rohit Hits 50 !

    Rohit Sharma cuts Naveen for a boundary to reach his half-century in 37 balls

    IND 95/0 after 11.2 overs 

  • 20:28 (IST)

    Four !

    Gulbadin gets hits for a clever boundary by Rohit

    IND 90/0 after 10.3 overs

  • 20:21 (IST)

    Midway In IND Innings !

    Rahul and Rohit have laid a solid platform midway through India’s innings

    IND 85/0 after 10 overs

    Rahul 40*

    Rohit 44*

  • 20:15 (IST)

    Four !

    Rahul gets down on one knee and hits a superb four on the leg side

    IND 71/0 after 8.3 overs

  • 20:09 (IST)

    Rashid Starts Well !

    Dangerous Rashid Khan is in

    The leg-spinner can have a big impact on the game

    IND 62/0 after 7.3 overs

  • 20:07 (IST)

    AFG Bounce Back – Tight Overs !

    Afghanistan have bounced back in the last couple of overs

    IND 59/0 after 7 overs

  • 20:02 (IST)

    End Of Powerplay !

    Indian openers are off to a strong start but will look to keep going in the middle overs as well

    IND 53/0 after 6 overs

  • 19:57 (IST)

    Four – India Reach 50 !

    Rohit hits Naveen over the covers to bring India’s 50 in 5 overs

    IND 52/0 after 5 overs

  • 19:56 (IST)

    Six !

    Rohit takes on Naveen over the long-off region for a great hit which gets him a six

    IND 48/0 after 4.5 overs

  • 19:55 (IST)

    Four !

    Naveen-ul-Haq gets hit by Rohit for a superb boundary on the off-side

    The Hitman is looking dangerous today

    IND 42/0 after 4.3 overs

  • 19:51 (IST)

    Rahul – Rohit Start Positively !

    Openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma have given India a good start after being put in to bat first

    IND 35/0 after 4 overs

  • 19:45 (IST)

    Four !

    Rohit hits Neveen for a boundary on the leg-side

    Too short a delivery for the likes of Sharma

    IND 29/0 after 2.5 overs

  • 19:40 (IST)

    Four !

    Rahul ends the over with a boundary in the same region

    IND 23/0 after 2 overs

  • 19:39 (IST)

    Six !

    KL Rahul takes on the left-arm spinner over the mid-on region for a huge six

    IND 19/0 after 1.5 overs

  • 19:38 (IST)

    Four !

    Sharafuddin Ashraf gets hit for a boundary by Rohit behind the stumps 

    Good start by India

    IND 12/0 after 1.2 overs

  • 19:35 (IST)

    Four !

    Rohit ends Nabi’s tight over with a four over the covers to get India going 

    IND 7/0 after 1 over

  • 19:32 (IST)

    India Innings Begins !

    Indian openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma are in the middle

    Spinner Mohammad Nabi opens proceedings for Afghanistan

    IND 0/0 after 0.1 overs

  • 19:20 (IST)

    Final XI – Afghanistan !

    For Afghanistan, Sharafuddin Ashraf and Najibullah Zadran come in place of Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Asghar Afghan

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

  • 19:19 (IST)

    Final XI – India !

    During the toss, Virat Kohli revealed that Varun Chakravarthy was suffering a niggle and therefore is replaced by Ravichandran Ashwin. Suryakumar Yadav was also declared fit and replaces Ishan Kishan

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

  • 19:12 (IST)

    Changes In Team From Last Game !

    Afghanistan

    IN:  Sharafuddin Ashraf, Najibullah Zadran

    OUT: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Asghar Afghan

    India

    IN: Suryakumar Yadav, R Ashwin

    OUT: Varun, Ishan Kishan

  • 19:04 (IST)

  • 18:47 (IST)

    Jaffer’s XI !

    Wasim Jaffer’s has revealed his final XI for today’s match

  • 18:25 (IST)

    Sehwag Speaks !

    Sehwag brought up some similarities between the 2007 50-over WC and the ongoing T20 WC

    He said on Cricbuzz:

    “The opening pair of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were performing so well [In 2007 50-over WC], before that from 2003-06 Sehwag and Sachin’s opening partnership was also working well, why were they broken? Why was it said that if Sachin Tendulkar plays in the middle order then he can control the middle order. You already had three players to control; Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. So why did you need a fourth player to control the middle order.”

  • 18:18 (IST)

    India’s Road To SF – Analysis !

    The run-rate factor might come back to haunt the Indian side and they need to post a mammoth win today to put on track any hopes of qualifying for the semis

  • 18:13 (IST)

  • 18:10 (IST)

    India’s Predicted XI !

    The stakes are just too high and Virat Kohli will like to get his final XI on point today vs Afghanistan

    Ashwin’s inclusion can be expected

  • 17:55 (IST)

    Hello and Welcome !

    Hello and Welcome to the Live Blog of the India vs Afghanistan Super 12 match in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 scheduled to begin shortly in Abu Dhabi

    India will aim for their first win after two straight defeats at the hands of Pakistan and New Zealand respectively

    Afghanistan will look to strengthen their position in the table and look to register their third win in four matches

    With stakes being too high, the match promises to go down to the wire. So stay tuned for some Live updates from the IND vs AFG match !

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