Barbados, June 20, 2024 – India continued their dominant run in the T20 World Cup 2024 with a convincing 47-run victory over Afghanistan in their first Super 8 match at Kensington Oval in Barbados.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, India posted a competitive total of 181 runs in their 20 overs. Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya were the stars with the bat, scoring 52 and 43 runs respectively. In response, Afghanistan’s innings never really got going, and they were eventually bowled out for 134 runs in 19.3 overs.

Jasprit Bumrah and Arshdeep Singh were the pick of the Indian bowlers, taking three wickets each. Bumrah was particularly impressive, finishing with figures of 3-22 in his four overs. For Afghanistan, Mohammad Nabi top-scored with 32 runs, but it was not enough to prevent a heavy defeat.

With this win, India remain unbeaten in the tournament, having won all three of their matches in the first round and now their first Super 8 match. They will be looking to continue their winning streak when they take on their next opponent.

IND vs AFG Scorecard:

India innings:
Rohit Sharma c Mohammad Nabi b Naveen-ul-Haq 12
Shubman Gill c Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Mohammad Nabi 21
Suryakumar Yadav c Mohammad Nabi b Rashid Khan 52
Hardik Pandya c Mohammad Nabi b Naveen-ul-Haq 43
Rishabh Pant c Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Naveen-ul-Haq 26
Axar Patel not out 10
Ravindra Jadeja not out 0
Extras: (lb 2, w 3, nb 1) 6
Total: 181/5 in 20 overs

Afghanistan innings:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz c Axar Patel b Jasprit Bumrah 10
Hazratullah Zazai c Rishabh Pant b Arshdeep Singh 12
Ibrahim Zadran c Rohit Sharma b Axar Patel 15
Rahmat Shah c Suryakumar Yadav b Jasprit Bumrah 14
Mohammad Nabi c Suryakumar Yadav b Arshdeep Singh 32
Najibullah Zadran c Suryakumar Yadav b Jasprit Bumrah 11
Azmatullah Omarzai c Ravindra Jadeja b Arshdeep Singh 0
Rashid Khan c Hardik Pandya b Ravindra Jadeja 16
Naveen-ul-Haq run out (Ravindra Jadeja) 0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman not out 0
Extras: (lb 1, w 3) 4
Total: 134 all out in 19.3 overs

India won by 47 runs

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