India crushed Afghanistan in Match 33 by 66 runs to finally open their account within the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021.
After being requested to bat first, India demolished Afghanistan bowling courtesy of the star openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. The duo left no stone unturned to maintain the momentum in India’s favour and fashioned a dominating partnership.
Rohit ended up because the top-scorer for his aspect. The Mumbaikar made 74 runs off 47 deliveries with the assistance of eight fours and three sixes. Equally, Rahul additionally shined with the bat and scored 69 from 48 balls, together with eight boundaries. The pair put collectively a outstanding stand of 140 runs for the opening wicket.
Aside from Rohit and Rahul, wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant and all-rounder Hardik Pandya additionally chipped in with precious contributions to push India’s complete past the mark of 200. In simply 3.3 overs, Pant (27 off 13 no) and Hardik (35 off 13 no) stitched an unbeaten 63-run stand to encourage India to 210/2 of their allotted 20 overs.
In reply, Afghanistan managed to succeed in 144/7 in 20 overs, to lose the competition by a giant margin of 66 runs. Karim Janat, with an unbeaten 42 off 22 balls, was their high scorer within the match.
For India, Mohammed Shami picked up three wickets for 32 runs in his quota of 4 overs. Whereas Ravichandran Ashwin, who was enjoying his first limited-overs fixture since 2017, bagged a few scalps for simply 14 runs in 4 overs.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 3, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) November 3, 2021
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) November 3, 2021
Again to successful methods 💪🇮🇳
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) November 3, 2021
Rohit Sharma = class #IndvAfg
— Ravi Bopara (@ravibopara) November 3, 2021
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) November 3, 2021
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) November 3, 2021
— Chennai Tremendous Kings – Masks P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) November 3, 2021
A complete win for #TeamIndia to sum up Diwali eve! 😍
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) November 3, 2021
If #AFG beat #NZ by one run & NZ beat #NAM by 60 runs, #INDIA ought to have a mixed win combination of 107 runs towards Nam & #SCO to qualify (assuming groups bat 1st scoring 160 in all video games).#T20WorldCup
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) November 3, 2021
India’s NRR is constructive now. Their finest situation to qualify for the semis is: Afghanistan beat New Zealand after which India beat Scotland and Namibia by good margins.
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) November 3, 2021
#India has lastly opened their account with 2 factors in 3 matches.
Their NRR from -1.609 has now jumped to 0.073
Nevertheless, is that this, all too late?
🤞#IndvAfg #IndvsAfg#AFGvIND #AfgvsInd#T20WorldCup21#T20WorldCup#T20worldcup2021
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 3, 2021