ICC World Twenty20, 3rd Match, Group A: Afghanistan v India at Colombo (RPS), Sep 19, 2012
ICC World Twenty20 - 3rd match, Group A
India won by 23 runs
Played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (neutral venue)
19 September 2012 - night match (20-over match)
2.2

Shapoor Zadran to Kohli, no run, pitched up, Kohli oozing confidence as he drives his first ball towards extra cover, there was a direct hit at the non-striker's end as Sehwag turns back after thinking of a single, he's made it by a few inches

2.3

Shapoor Zadran to Kohli, 1 run, short of a length ball outside off, steers it down to third man for a single

India 16/1   V Kohli 1* (2b)
3.1

Dawlat Zadran to Kohli, no run, short of length ball outside off, Kohli gets forward and defends to the off side

3.2

Dawlat Zadran to Kohli, no run, not quite off the middle of the bat there, a length ball around off, a thick outside edge in front of point

3.3

Dawlat Zadran to Kohli, no run, back of a length ball angling in towards middle and leg, Kohli looks to work that one away but is struck on the thigh pad

3.4

Dawlat Zadran to Kohli, no run, Dawlat grunts again, punched towards point, Afghanistan's fielding has been sharp today

3.5

Dawlat Zadran to Kohli, 1 run, fifth dot ball in a row, scratch that, there is an overthrow, crashed off the front foot towards cover, bounces awkwardly towards Nabi, who gets his body in the way, struck on the knee as he stops it, then there's a shy at the stumps at the striker's end, which results in a free run

India 21/1   V Kohli 2* (7b)
5.1

Gulbadin Naib to Kohli, no run, pitched up and driven back towards the bowler

5.2

Gulbadin Naib to Kohli, FOUR, lovely stroke, from Kohli this time, driven on the up, doesn't try to power it too much, it races through to the cover boundary, this guy is in some form

5.3

Gulbadin Naib to Kohli, no run, struck on the pads as he looks to work the ball to the leg side, that was sliding down

5.4

Gulbadin Naib to Kohli, 1 run, drilled towards mid-off for a single

India 34/2   V Kohli 7* (11b 1x4)
6.1

Karim Sadiq to Kohli, 1 run, Karim Sadiq starts with a length ball, worked towards midwicket for a single

6.3

Karim Sadiq to Kohli, 1 run, full ball on the stumps, eased towards long-on for a single

6.5

Karim Sadiq to Kohli, 1 run, a touch shorter but on the pads, worked towards square leg for one more

India 39/2   V Kohli 10* (14b 1x4)
7.1

Gulbadin Naib to Kohli, no run, driven towards cover off the front foot

7.2

Gulbadin Naib to Kohli, 1 run, another single, again to long-on

7.5

Gulbadin Naib to Kohli, SIX, a splendid hit from Kohli, dead straight, over the sightscreen, that was a length ball just outside of off, Kohli launches that one over the bowler's head, 93m that one travelled

7.6

Gulbadin Naib to Kohli, no run, slower ball, Kohli skips down the pitch, decides against the big hit and pushes it back towards the bowler

India 51/2   V Kohli 17* (18b 1x4 1x6)
8.2

Karim Sadiq to Kohli, FOUR, drilled powerfully down the ground, dances down the pitch and drives it a touch uppishly to the right of long-off, four more to Kohli

8.3

Karim Sadiq to Kohli, 1 run, pushed towards cover for a single

8.5

Karim Sadiq to Kohli, 1 run, worked towards long-on this time, another single, runs off every ball this over

India 59/2   V Kohli 23* (21b 2x4 1x6)
9.2

Mohammad Nabi to Kohli, 1 run, full on middle and leg, single to long-on

9.5

Mohammad Nabi to Kohli, 1 run, gets forward and pushes that towards cover for one more

India 66/2   V Kohli 25* (23b 2x4 1x6)
10.3

Karim Sadiq to Kohli, 1 run

10.6

Karim Sadiq to Kohli, 1 run, length ball on the pads, whipped towards deep square leg by Kohli

India 72/3   V Kohli 27* (25b 2x4 1x6)
11.1

Mohammad Nabi to Kohli, 1 run, short ball, Kohli skips down the track and works it towards mid-on

11.5

Mohammad Nabi to Kohli, 1 run, dropped it a bit short and that is pulled towards long-on

India 75/3   V Kohli 29* (27b 2x4 1x6)
12.1

Karim Sadiq to Kohli, FOUR, lashed down the ground by Kohli, once more Kohli gets an on-the-up drive to the right of the mid-off fielder, plenty of power on that one

12.2

Karim Sadiq to Kohli, no run, on the pads, nearly chips it to the man at midwicket

12.3

Karim Sadiq to Kohli, SIX, oh Afghanistan, another drop, Kohli looks to hammer that one over wide long-on, he doesn't get enough distance on it, the fielder is there, should have got in position to take that one much earlier, but Sami can only push it over the rope as he is unbalanced when the ball arrives, should have taken that one, Kohli is not a man you want to give an extra chance to, not when he is in this form

12.4

Karim Sadiq to Kohli, 1 run, pitched up and that is eased to long-on

12.6

Karim Sadiq to Kohli, 1 run, flat and outside off, Kohli gets back and hits it wide of extra cover

India 88/3   V Kohli 41* (32b 3x4 2x6)
13.1

Shapoor Zadran to Kohli, no run, short of length ball angling in towards the body, nudged towards midwicket

13.2

Shapoor Zadran to Kohli, FOUR, Kohli is one of the best when it comes to hitting towards extra cover, he shows that again here, he charges out and lofts that over extra cover, doesn't bother keeping it down, the fielder at long-off races to his left but can't get near the ball

13.3

Shapoor Zadran to Kohli, 1 run, a full toss and Shapoor gets away with it, Kohli edges it towards midwicket, Kohli swings his bat in frustration at missing out on that one

India 93/3   V Kohli 46* (35b 4x4 2x6)
14.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Kohli, 1 run, flighted and full again, this time on middle and leg stump, pushed towards mid-on

14.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Kohli, 1 run, full ball is worked to long-on for one more

India 110/3   V Kohli 48* (37b 4x4 2x6)
15.3

Dawlat Zadran to Kohli, 2 runs, Kohli gets to his fifty, as he seems to in virtually every match these days, it was a high full toss that was slammed down the ground

15.4

Dawlat Zadran to Kohli, OUT, Afghanistan have held on to the the catch this time! Kohli looks to launch that one over long-off, seemed to have hit it quite well, but it doesn't have the legs, long-off latches on to it, it's Nabi who take a terrific overhead catch, and immediately signals to the crowd in celebration, huge wicket that, it was a

V Kohli c Mohammad Nabi b Dawlat Zadran 50 (60m 39b 4x4 2x6) SR: 128.20

India 114/4   V Kohli 50 (39b 4x4 2x6)
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