India Clinches Victory Over Afghanistan in T20 World Cup 2024: Suryakumar Yadav Got Spotlight

India easily defeated Afghanistan by 47 runs in their T20 World Cup Super Eight match on Thursday thanks to two centuries from Suryakumar Yadav and some impressive ball skills from Jasprit Bumrah.

India easily defeated Afghanistan by 47 runs in their T20 World Cup Super Eight match on Thursday thanks to two centuries from Suryakumar Yadav and some impressive ball skills from Jasprit Bumrah.

Player of the game With an extraordinary 53 from 28 balls, Suryakumar powered India to a threatening 181-8. Afghanistan’s response saw them consistently fall short of the needed run rate, ending the game at 134 all out on the last ball.

Bumrah, a fast bowler, was almost unbeatable, claiming three wickets for seven runs in his four overs.

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A hot and humid day at Kensington Oval began with bowling from Afghanistan’s left-arm pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi and off-spinner Muhammad Nabi.

After missing with an awkward heave to the leg side, India skipper Rohit Sharma eluded a passionate demand for leg before wicket from Farooqi, but he was out for eight after just five more deliveries when he skyed a catch to Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan at mid-on.

Then Virat Kohli, who had managed just five runs in his previous three games, replaced Farooqi, Naveen-ul-Haq sliced him imperiously over the covers and lofted a straight six over the bowler’s head that struck the sight screen.

Rishabh Pant reverse-swept Nabi for four runs before being dropped on the boundary by Naveen. After the ball crossed the boundary, India was 47 for 1 at the conclusion of the powerplay.

In his opening over, Rashid seized the ball and struck, lbw trying a reverse sweep and dismissed Pant for 20 with his last delivery.

When Kohli, on 24, lofted the ball straight to Nabi on the long-off boundary in his second over, he struck once again and got rid of Shivam Dube for ten runs bowled out.

Suryakumar regained control of the game for India

With a straight six and two boundaries off Azmatullah Omarzai, Suryakumar regained control of the game for India.

Following consecutive balls from Noor Ahmed, Hardik Pandya jumped in, hitting a four and a straight six.

Before Suryakumar was caught, the two boosted their partnership to 50, but Hardik kept India’s momentum going with a six off the top of the Terrace Stand.

During the powerplay, Afghanistan lost three wickets, with Rahmanullah Gurbaz being caught behind by Bumrah for an 11-run loss and Hazratullah Zazai being bowled for two by the same player.

When Bumrah returned, they were still short of the desired run total, needing 81 runs in five overs.

He launched an instant attack, dismissing Najibullah Zadran when he was caught for 19. This ended Afghanistan’s dreams of a strange triumph.

India finished the competition undefeated. “We adapted well and got 180 which was a great effort from the bowlers,” Rohit remarked.

Our bowlers were excellent and played flawless defense. We are aware of Bumrah’s abilities and class.”

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