Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
50(39) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 6 9 5 7
Mohammad Nabi
31(17) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 4 0 4 2 8 1

Best performances - Bowlers

L Balaji
O3.3
M0
R19
W3
Eco5.42
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shapoor Zadran
O4.0
M0
R33
W2
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

As Zubair says: "What if the catches had been taken? What if so many wides had not been bowled? Little more discipline would have taken them through,but a great fight nevertheless..Beware England."

It's been immensely entertaining stuff from Afghanistan. The new-ball bowlers tested India with their pace and bounce, and a much-hyped batting order could only reach 159, thanks to the run-machine Virat Kohli. The catching from Afghanistan was appalling though, putting down four (or was it five) chances. Afghanistan's batsmen may not have textbook technique, but merrily threw the bat around, and pulled off some breath-taking hits but Yuvraj's double-strike in the 12th over sucked the momentum out of the chase.

Arun: "Well played by Afghanistan. But the whole thing can be argued in another way, the fearless way to go with the match obviously helped them play better. India on the other hand, had to be careful to avoid getting embarrassed."

Presentation ceremony:
Nawroz Mangal: "It was a good game for the boys, we could have done better, shot selection was a bit poor, that was why we have lost the game. We could have done better in the field, but we are satisfied we restricted the mighty Indian batting to 160."

MS Dhoni: "This format balances both teams, if one of the opposition batsman or bowler have a great day, it could change the result. A good performance but not a great performance from us. There are a lot of areas we have to improve on to be honest. People talk a lot about five bowlers, but what matters is on the day how they bowl, whether they are a part-timer or a specialist."

Man of the Match is Virat Kohli: "Always good to get a start, good to start on a winning note. Always tough to play against a team with nothing to lose. They were in a situation where they could try a lot of things, we had to be more careful."

Here's Sid Monga's match report. There'll be more from our guys at the ground shortly. For the moment, though, that's it from us at ESPNcricinfo. Good night, and thanks for all the mails.

19.3
W
Balaji to Dawlat Zadran, OUT, game over, Balaji finishes it off with a yorker, Afghanistan lose but they have not been disgraced, the first match of the tournament which wasn't completely one-sided
19.2
W
Balaji to Gulbadin Naib, OUT, nine down now for Afghanistan, Naib tries to send the ball into orbit, sends it only as far as Raina at mid-off, it was a short ball from Balaji again
19.1
0
Balaji to Gulbadin Naib, no run, a bouncer to start, batsman looks to pull but can't connect

END OF OVER:
19 | 10 Runs | AFG: 136/8

  • Dawlat Zadran8 (4b)
  • Gulbadin Naib5 (12b)
  • IK Pathan4-0-29-1
  • L Balaji3-0-19-1
18.6
4
Pathan to Dawlat Zadran, FOUR runs, a slower ball, full and outside leg, the bastman skips away beyond leg stump and murders that to the midwicket boundary, 24 needed now off the final over
18.5
4
Pathan to Dawlat Zadran, FOUR runs, pitched up and that is crashed through extra cover, powerful hit that, 28 off 7 now
18.4
0
Pathan to Dawlat Zadran, no run, a bouncer from Irfan, scares the No. 10 batsman, who waves his bat at it and misses

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
50(39) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 6 9 5 7
Mohammad Nabi
31(17) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 4 0 4 2 8 1

Best performances - Bowlers

L Balaji
O3.3
M0
R19
W3
Eco5.42
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shapoor Zadran
O4.0
M0
R33
W2
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WI43106.0000.365
ENG43106.0000.168
SA42204.0000.667
SL41302.000-0.431
AFG41302.000-0.748
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ44008.0001.899
INDIA43106.000-0.305
AUS42204.0000.248
PAK41302.000-0.129
BDESH40400.000-1.826
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH32005.0001.937
NL31103.0000.154
OMAN31103.000-1.461
IRE30201.000-0.773
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG33006.0001.540
ZIM32104.000-0.567
SCOT31202.000-0.132
HKG30300.000-1.017