India vs Afghanistan 2nd T20 2024: A Riveting Clash at Holkar Stadium |Clear Update

India vs Afghanistan

India vs Afghanistan: In the second encounter of the three-match T20 series between India and Afghanistan, cricket enthusiasts witnessed an exhilarating showdown at the iconic Holkar Stadium in Indore. The Indian team, having won the toss, opted for an aggressive bowling strategy. As Afghanistan concluded their innings at 172 runs in 20 overs, India now sets their eyes on a target of 173 runs for victory. The stakes are high for Team India, leading 1-0 in the series after a triumphant performance in Mohali.

The Battle Unfolds – Key Highlights

1. Sharma Falters, Dubey Shines

As the match progressed, Jitesh Sharma faced early disappointment, unable to open his account and falling prey to Mohammad Nabi after facing only two deliveries. Rinku Singh took the crease after Sharma’s departure.

2. Dubey’s Half-Century, Jayaswal Departs

Shivam Dubey showcased his prowess, completing a half-century in the second consecutive match. However, the innings also witnessed the departure of Yashasvi Jayaswal, who scored a commendable 68 runs, including five boundaries and six sixes. Rahmanullah Gurbaz claimed Jayaswal’s wicket off Karim Janat’s delivery.

3. Team India’s Solid Performance

After 10 overs, India reached 116/2, with both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli back in the pavilion. Yashasvi Jayaswal and Shivam Dubey formed a resilient partnership, contributing 54 runs for the third wicket. The match appears to be slipping away from Afghanistan’s grasp, bringing Team India closer to victory.

4. Ul Haq Dismisses Kohli

Navin-ul-Haq delivered a crucial blow to India by dismissing Virat Kohli in the sixth over. Kohli’s partnership with Jayaswal yielded 57 runs, laying a solid foundation for the middle order.

5. Kohli-Jayaswal Partnership

Following Rohit Sharma’s early exit, Virat Kohli and Yashasvi Jayaswal steadied the ship with a 53-run partnership for the second wicket. Team India reached 58/1 after five overs.

6. Rohit Sharma’s Early Dismissal

Rohit Sharma faced disappointment once again, failing to open his account and getting out for a duck. Fazalhaq’s delivery found Sharma’s wicket in the fifth ball of the first over.



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