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T20 WC: Hit Man Rohit marches back to stands with 74 runs against Afghanistan

India lost its opening wicket after a grand total of 140 runs off 14.4 overs. Rohit Sharma marched back to the stands garnering 74 runs in 47 deliveries.

Abu Dhabi: India lost its opening wicket after a grand total of 140 runs off 14.4 overs. Rohit Sharma marched back to the stands garnering 74 runs in 47 deliveries.

Rohit reaches out to a fuller one, without any feet, and slices that towards the covers but can’t find the gap, and picks out Nabi, who doesn’t have to move a millimeter to take that. Relief for Afghanistan and Rohit is disappointed that he’s dismissed after being set at the crease

KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma have shown a great partnership here in Abu Dhabi against Afghanistan when India is playing its third game of the ongoing T20 World Cup tournament.

Highest partnerships for India in T20 WCs

140 Rohit – Rahul v Afg Abu Dhabi 2021

136 Sehwag – Gambhir v Eng Durban 2007

106 Rohit – Kohli v WI Mirpur 2014

100 Rohit – Kohli v Ban Mirpur 2014

This is First 50+ score in T20 World Cups for Rohit Sharma in 11 inngs. Last was 56 vs Ban in Mirpur in 2014.

India made 53 runs in first 6 overs, the highest batting powerplay score so far in the ongoing T20 World Cup tournament.

Indian team is successfully saving their wickets, breaking the continuum of early wickets losses as seen in the past two games. Men in Blue will eye on winning the game to keep their already diminutive hopes alive for the semi-finals. 

India has lost the toss ahead of their face-off with Afghanistan and is asked to bat first in the third consecutive game on the ongoing T20 World Cup Tournament. 

Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi chose to bowl, giving the dew as the main reason which makes bowling difficult in the second half.

first published:Nov. 3, 2021, 8:57 p.m.

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