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T20 WC: Indian openers mark half-century each against Afghanistan

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.

Abu Dhabi: 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.

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

Most century partnerships in T20 Internationals

5 Babar – Rizwan

4 Rohit – Dhawan

4 Guptill – Williamson

4 Rohit – Rahul

12th-century partnership involving Rohit in T20Is – joint-most alongside Babar Azam

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

Highest Powerplay scores in Super 12

66/0 Eng v Aus Dubai

63/0 Aus v SL Dubai

55/1 Afg v Sco Sharjah

54/1 SL v Ban Sharjah

53/0 Ind v Afg Abu Dhabi

53/1 SL v Aus Dubai

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, 8:43 p.m.

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