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T20 World Cup 2021: India vs Afghanistan Highlights | IND Won by 66 Runs

T20 World Cup 2021 India vs Afghanistan Highlights: India needs to win the game to stay alive in the T20 World Cup 2021 tournament.

The winner of the match will get the advanced position in the T20 World Cup 2021 points table.

Tournament ICC T20 World Cup 2021
Match No 33
Match IND vs AFG
Teams India vs Afghanistan
Date November 3, 2021
Time 7:30 PMIST; 02:00 PM GMT / 06:00 PM LOCAL

Afghanistan won the toss and opt to bowl

Venue Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Playing 11 List Give Below


T20 WC 2021 India vs Afghanistan Scoreboard

Team Score
India 210-2 (20 Ov)
Afghanistan 144-7 (20 Ov)


India Scorecard

Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s SR
KL Rahul b Gulbadin 69 48 6 2 143.75
Rohit c Nabi b Karim Janat 74 47 8 3 157.45
Pant (wk) not out 27 13 1 3 207.69
Hardik Pandya not out 35 13 4 2 269.23


Afghanistan Scorecard

Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s SR
Hazratullah Zazai c Thakur b Bumrah 13 15 1 1 86.67
Mohammad Shahzad (wk) c Ashwin b Shami 0 4 0 0 0
Rahmanullah Gurbaz c Hardik Pandya b Ravindra Jadeja 19 10 1 2 190
Gulbadin Naib lbw b Ashwin 18 20 3 0 90
Najibullah Zadran b Ashwin 11 13 0 1 84.62
Mohammad Nabi (c) c Ravindra Jadeja b Shami 35 32 2 1 109.38
Karim Janat not out 42 22 3 2 190.91
Rashid Khan c Hardik Pandya b Shami 0 1 0 0 0
Sharafuddin Ashraf not out 2 3 0 0 66.67

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Will bowl first. Last game there was a lot of dew in the second half. Mujeeb isn’t playing. We always prepare for both, but today we’ll bowl first because of dew. We’ll play normal cricket and go and enjoy.

Virat Kohli

Firstly there’s no denying the fact that the situation is a tricky one. Having said that there’s still a chance. We as a team will look at the chance and try to play positive cricket. We know we haven’t played up to potential whatever the reasons might be – need to brush that aside.

Would have bowled first. But it’s not a bad thing against a side like Afghanistan who look to put up runs on the board. A couple of changes – Surya is back as he’s fit. Ashwin replaces Varun who has a bit of a niggle.

India vs Afghanistan Playing 11

India Afghanistan
KL Rahul
Hazratullah Zazai
Rohit Sharma
Mohammad Shahzad(w)
Virat Kohli(c)
Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Suryakumar Yadav
Najibullah Zadran
Rishabh Pant(w)
Mohammad Nabi(c)
Hardik Pandya Karim Janat
Ravindra Jadeja Gulbadin Naib
Ravichandran Ashwin
Sharafuddin Ashraf
Shardul Thakur Rashid Khan
Mohammed Shami Naveen-ul-Haq
Jasprit Bumrah Hamid Hassan


ICC T20 WC 2021 India vs Afghanistan Highlights

India Batting

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul walks into the crease to lead India while Nabi opens the bowling attack. India needs to build a strong opening partnership to get of their losing streak in ICC T20 Wc 2021 tournament.

India found the much-needed momentum where KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma makes an impressive opening partnership. The duo added 53 runs in the powerplay without losing their first wicket.

Both batsmen seem to have a strong mindset which makes the duo to hit their half-century of the ICC T20 WC 2021 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

At the end of the 10 overs, India scored 85 runs for no wickets loss and poses a great threat to the bowling team. Karim Janat finally in the 15th over dismissed Rohit Sharma for 74 runs where KL Rahul loses his wicket to Gulbadin in 17th over.

Most century partnerships in T20 Internationals

  • 5 Babar – Rizwan
  • 4 Rohit – Dhawan
  • 4 Guptill – Williamson
  • 4 Rohit – Rahul

With Rishabh Pant’s 27 off 13 and Hardik’s 35 off just 13 balls leads India to score 210 runs for 2 wickets loss.

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

Afghanistan Batting

If India restrict Afghanistan to 99 or less, their NRR will be more than Afghanistan’s and New Zealand’s

Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Shahzad opens the batting attack while Shami opens the bowling attack.

Shami in the 3rd over picked the first wicket of the innings by dismissing Shahzad for duck while Afghanistan scored 13 runs.

In the very next over Bumrah dismissed Hazratullah Zazai for 13 runs and breaks the Afghan batting’s unit belief of scoring big. But Gurbaz smashed the next over for 19 runs bowled by Shami and tries to make momentum.

But Jadeja in the seventh over dismissed Gurbaz and breaks the momentum created by Afghanistan.

Afghanistan in Powerplay in T20 WC 2021

  • 55/1 vs Sco
  • 49/4 vs Pak
  • 50/0 vs Nam
  • 47/2 vs Ind

Ashwin proves his worth by picking 2 wickets in the 4 overs he bowled. Karim Janat scored the team’s maximum of 42 where India beats Afghanistan by 66 runs.

Watch T20 World Cup 2021 India vs Afghanistan Highlights

Player of the Match

Rohit Sharma – BAT: 74 runs off 47 balls

The idea was to go after it and get off to a good start, which didn’t happen in the first two games and lay the platform for the others. Exceptional batting from Rahul and that partnership was vital.

We were prepared to field first, and it was a good pitch to bat on. Getting to a respectable total was important, and the NRR could come into play so we had to win by a good margin, so glad we got that.

Today it was necessary to get off to a good start, and that’s not my natural game – I usually like to get in. So I made an effort to settle in, play cricketing shots, and put up a big total.

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