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T20 WC: India wins by 66 runs, gives much most awaited performance

India won its game against Afghanistan by 66 runs as the rejuvenated Virat Kohli & co. comes roaring on the field, only to set the highest target of the T20 World Cup 2021 tournament.

Abu Dhabi: India won its game against Afghanistan by 66 runs as the rejuvenated Virat Kohli & co. comes roaring on the field, only to set the highest target of the T20 World Cup 2021 tournament. It just took four of Indian batters to gather 210 runs for the team. 

Indian bowlers did not spare the Afghanistan team as they sent 7 of them back to the dressing room. Star bowler Mohammad Shami took 3 wickets which complimented his fellows taking another 4. Ravichandran Ashwin proved his usefulness in the team taking two significant wickets of Gulbadin and Najbullah.

Though, an unusual event took place as the India skipper Virat Kohli did not show on the crease neither on one down nor on two. Rishabh Pant paved the way to the crease as Rohit Sharma returned garnering 74 runs in 47 deliveries. 

Highest totals in T20 World Cup 2021

210/2* Ind v Afg Abu Dhabi

190/4 Afg v Sco Sharjah

189/2 Pak v Nam Abu Dhabi

181/7 Ban v PNG Al Amerat

Highest totals for India in T20 World Cups

218/4 v Eng Durban 2007

210/2 v Afg Abu Dhabi 2021*

192/2 v WI Mumbai 2016

188/5 v Aus Durban 2007

186/5 v SA Gros Islet 2010

India lost its opening wicket after grand total of 140 runs off 14.4 overs. Rohit reached 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 catch. Rohit was probably disappointed that he was dismissed after being set at the crease.

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

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, 11:17 p.m.

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