Player of the Match
Player of the Match
631dThe Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Spirited Afghanistan succumb to bouncers

Afghanistan certainly weren't overawed, but India had little trouble in overcoming them in their opening game of the World Twenty20

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Noor Ali Zadran
Noor Ali Zadran
50(48) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 18 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 10 9 13 3 5 6
M Vijay
48(46) 2x4 - 3x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
1 0 2 6 1 21 5 12

Best performances - Bowlers

A Nehra
O4
M0
R19
W3
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
P Kumar
O3
M0
R14
W2
Eco4.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-10.50, Interval 10.50-11.10, Second Session 11.10-12.30

Match days

1 May 2010 (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

India 2, Afghanistan 0

Afghanistan shouldn't be too disappointed with this. They can take positives, like the half century stand between Noor and Stanikzai, the disciplined bowling by Zadran and their fielding, save for the blimp by Hamid Hasan. They can only get better after this performance. The South Africans will do well to study their performance today. Stay with us for the presentation.

Note - Teams will not carry forward their points from the group stage to the second round.

Mangal - "It was a big day for us. The ball was seaming early in the morning, We want to play more against the senior teams."

Dhoni - "Their middle order batting was really good. The wicket was on the slower side. The slower bowlers were bound to get a bit of bowling."

Nehra is the Man of the Match - "The new ball was going through a bit, I was just trying to bowl a good length."

That's it for the moment. Pakistan v Bangladesh coming up in around half an hour. Thanks for your company. Cheers guys.

14.5
2
Nawroz Mangal to Dhoni, 2 runs, angles it just wide of short third man and India stroll through for a seven wicket win
14.4
0
Nawroz Mangal to Dhoni, no run, cuts straight to short third man
14.3
6
Nawroz Mangal to Dhoni, SIX runs, even higher! In fact he clears his back leg and hits it miles over the sight screen
14.2
6
Nawroz Mangal to Dhoni, SIX runs, Dhoni gives him the charge and ensures he clubs it off the meat of the bat, straight over long-off
14.1
0
Nawroz Mangal to Dhoni, no run, stays back and defends back to the bowler

END OF OVER:
14 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | INDIA: 102/3 (14 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.28, RRR: 2.33)

  • Yuvraj Singh23 (22b)
  • MS Dhoni1 (1b)
  • Hamid Hassan3-0-8-1
  • Mohammad Nabi3-0-33-0
13.6
0
Hamid Hassan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, comes round the wicket to Yuvraj, fires the ball on the pads outside leg

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st19G GambhirM Vijay
2nd27SK RainaM Vijay
3rd55Yuvraj SinghM Vijay
4th15MS DhoniYuvraj Singh

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS22041.525
PAK2112-0.325
BDESH2020-1.2
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
NZ22040.428
SL21120.355
ZIM2020-1.595
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA22041.495
SA21121.125
AFG2020-2.446
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
WI22042.78
ENG2011-0.452
IRE2011-3.5
Group E
TeamMWLPTNRR
ENG33060.962
PAK31220.041
NZ3122-0.373
SA3122-0.617
Group F
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS33062.733
SL3214-0.333
WI3122-1.281
INDIA3030-1.117