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India vs Afghanistan T20: Match Highlights


Cricket  •  12 Jan, 2024  •  1,13,822 Views  •  ⭐ 2.9

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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The enthralling face-off in the first T20 match between India and Afghanistan on January 11, 2024, was a cricketing spectacle that held fans spellbound. Hosted at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, the game was a testament to strategic prowess and individual brilliance. India, in their pursuit of Afghanistan's challenging target of 159 runs, showcased resilience and skill, overcoming early setbacks. This blog delves into the match's pivotal moments, standout performances, and the tactical nuances that defined this high-octane encounter.

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Match Overview

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In the opening T20 match between India and Afghanistan, India emerged victorious, securing a win by six wickets. This exciting match, part of the T20 series, was held at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. India, in pursuit of Afghanistan's target of 159 runs, faced some early challenges, losing four wickets. However, the commendable performances of Shivam Dube, Jitesh Sharma, Tilak Varma, and Rinku Singh played a crucial role in India's triumph over Afghanistan.

Early Innings Challenges

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During this high-energy match on January 11, 2024, India's start was less than ideal, as captain Rohit Sharma was run out for a duck by Ibrahim Zadran in the very first over. This early setback was followed by the dismissal of Shubman Gill, who scored 23 runs before being taken out by Mujeeb Ur Rahman in the fourth over. Tilak Varma contributed 26 runs, adding some vigour to the innings, but his stint at the crease was cut short by Azmatullah Omarzai in the ninth over.

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Key Partnerships and Performances

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Following the initial setbacks, a solid partnership formed between Shivam Dube and Jitesh Sharma, steadying India's innings. Sharma managed to score 31 runs before being dismissed by Mujeeb Ur Rahman in the 14th over. Subsequently, Rinku Singh stepped up to the pitch, contributing an unbeaten 16 runs. The highlight, however, was Shivam Dube's unbeaten 60, marking his second half-century in T20 internationals, which was instrumental in India's victory over Afghanistan by six wickets.

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