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India vs Afghanistan, 43rd Match, Super Eights, Group 1 at Bridgetown, T20 World Cup, Jun 20 2024 - Match Result

RESULT
43rd Match, Super Eights, Group 1, Bridgetown, June 20, 2024, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
181/8
(20 ov, T:182) 134

India won by 47 runs

Player Of The Match
53 (28)
suryakumar-yadav
Cricinfo's MVP
88.78 ptsImpact List
rashid-khan
Match centre 
Scores: Ranjith P | Comms: Ekanth and Shashank
Scorecard summary
India 181/8(20 overs)
Afghanistan 134/10(20 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
AFG88.782(6)2- 1.613/264.6490.39
AFG75.324(1)44.553/33470.76
IND70.6753(28)58.3270.67--0
IND60.01--03/72.5160.01
IND42.3512(6)13.0916.081/151.0626.26
end of over 208 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 134/10CRR: 6.70 
Fazalhaq Farooqi4 (1b 1x4)
Arshdeep Singh 4-0-36-3
Jasprit Bumrah 4-1-7-3

India showed today why they're favourites. Their top order didn't fire but the middle order got the job done. With the ball, they didn't give Afghanistan a sniff. But Rashid returning to form is a boost for Afghanistan who will play in a couple of days. Very short turnarounds this tournament, so keep following ESPNcricinfo to keep up with all the games, live content and analysis included. Thanks for joining today. I'm Ekanth, signing off on behalf of my co-commentator, Shashank Kishore, and our scorers, M Venkat Raghav and Ranjith P.

Rohit Sharma: The last two years we've played T20s here, so we understand the conditions and planned accordingly. We adapted well and got 180, which was a great effort from the batters. We had class bowlers who defended it perfectly. Everyone came in and did their job, that's critical and we dwell on it. SKY and Hardik's partnership was critical at that point, we needed someone to bat deep which they did. We know Bumrah's class and what he can do. Important for us to use him smartly regardless of conditions. He's willing to responsibility and he's been doing it for years. (Three-spinners combination) Have to assess conditions, opposition and based on that we're open to make changes if required. Felt three spinners were good here, if it's seamer-friendly next time, we'll go with seamers.

Rashid Khan: We knew we'd be chasing 160-170 given it was against a bigger team. We could've done it had we executed smarter. My bowling has been coming out well, I struggled early in the IPL but am hitting the right areas consistently. but it's the match result that matters most. We've enjoyed our cricket everywhere but our mindset is what matters. If the conditions are helpful, we'll use it depending on if it's a batting or bowling track.

Manu Ajmani: "Great to see my Caucasian colleagues showing interest and asking questions while I had the game playing on another tab. Questions started from: 1. How heavy is the ball? 2. What's the paddle made of? 3. Why do they not wear gloves? 4. Cooldeep throws at only 50 mph? 5. Why don't they just go bang bang every ball? 6. Why do they run back and forth? and the last question after Noor's wicket - When is the next game? World Cup 2024 is making cricket great again!" 1 As per the MCC, 'the ball, when new, shall weigh not less than 5.5 ounces/155.9 g, nor more than 5.75 ounces/163g'. 2 Paddle (bat) is made of willow. 3 Guess it's because cricket considers fielders catching the ball with bare hands a skill. 4. Um, yes. Not limited to that though. Also, bowls, not throws. Two are technically different. 5 I often ask the same thing myself (sigh). 6 Running in just one direction would take them out of the playing area. 7 In a few hours when Australia take on Bangladesh. Hope you and your friends keep following and enjoying the game.

Suryakumar Yadav, POTM: Lot of hard work and practice has gone behind this. Lot of routine and process. I'm very clear about what to do when I go out. I don't mind giving this POTM award to a bowler as well. First for a batter, hope first of many. When Rashid bowls it's tough to get him away. (Adjustments from US to WI) You need to know what the game plan is. Keep the team first when you go out there. I remember when Hardik came in, I told him not to leave too much at the end, when the ball gets old/reverses. Just wanted to push the pedal, see where we get to at 16 overs, and take it from there.

2:05pm India remain undefeated with a clinical win. The change from US to WI didn't seem like it'd be an easy one earlier in the day on a slow pitch. But SKY and Pandya set things up with the bat. Afghanistan tried to gun down a high score by having an explosive start. Gurbaz got a couple away but that was literally the case (one four and one six) and fell trying to take down Bumrah. That led to three powerplay wickets. Naib, Omarzai, N Zadran all got starts but couldn't carry on as India kept chipping away. Arshdeep helped clean the tail, Bumrah

19.6
W
Arshdeep Singh to Noor Ahmad, OUT

Sliced, Rohit takes it. Arshdeep lunges with a big smile as India complete a 47-run win. Full at the stumps, Noor tried to pump it through the line and got a thick outside edge. Found cover.

Noor Ahmad c Sharma b Arshdeep Singh 12 (18b 1x4 1x6 19m) SR: 66.66
19.6
1w
Arshdeep Singh to Noor Ahmad, 1 wide

Take three needed. Same line off a fullish length beats the heave. Pant has to jam his knee to collect it

19.6
1w
Arshdeep Singh to Noor Ahmad, 1 wide

Last ball... has to be rebowled. The full ball is well outside the tramline

19.5
Arshdeep Singh to Noor Ahmad, no run

Arshdeep nails the fourth-stump yorker. Noor has hit feet out the way and tries to jam it leg side. Plays well inside the line

Neeraj : "How is over 19 a maiden when a leg bye was scored?" Because there was no run scored off the bat and that's what counts in a bowler's figures

19.4
6
Arshdeep Singh to Noor Ahmad, SIX runs

Whoa, that came from nowhere. Noor stands upright and pulls the shortish ball from just under the shoulder. Flat six, 69 metres far.

19.3
Arshdeep Singh to Noor Ahmad, no run

Shortish pace-on ball around fourth stump, 132ks, beats the pull and goes to the keeper

Nervous Fan: "Bumrah please save your gas for semi final and final we need you badly phew that was breath taking 4 overs 7 runs????"

19.2
Arshdeep Singh to Noor Ahmad, no run

Slower one is fullish and wide. Noor tries to have a hack over long-on, misses by a mile

19.1
Arshdeep Singh to Noor Ahmad, no run

Length outside off, tries to clobber it. Edges it to the sweeper on the off side, Farooqi doesn't want to take strike

Final over. Formalities to go. Around the wicket

end of over 19Maiden
AFG: 126/9CRR: 6.63 RRR: 56.00 • Need 56 from 6b
Noor Ahmad6 (12b 1x4)
Fazalhaq Farooqi4 (1b 1x4)
Jasprit Bumrah 4-1-7-3
Arshdeep Singh 3-0-28-2

Just 20 dots in a spell for Bumrah, 24 from Lockie Ferguson against PNG.

18.6
1lb
Bumrah to Noor Ahmad, 1 leg bye

Length down leg, beats the flick but may have flicked the trouser on the way to the keeper. They sneak a leg bye, which is all that cost India in the penultimate over

18.5
Bumrah to Noor Ahmad, no run

Length just outside off, beats the cut. Noor not having much of a clue and who can blame him

18.4
Bumrah to Noor Ahmad, no run

Length on off, looked like another cutter, Noor tries to work it across the line but chipped it. Managed to clear the non-striker, who doesn't want the single

18.3
Bumrah to Noor Ahmad, no run

Fullish ball around fifth, pushed to cover. 123ks

RajeshBanda : "I think Afg was seen in great urgency in the power play and lost 3 early wickets. Had they negotiated the powerplay with 40/1, the scenario would have been different. " They tried to frontload, it backfired badly

18.2
Bumrah to Noor Ahmad, no run

Misses the yorker, Noor punches the full toss on off stump firmly. Finds cover

18.1
Bumrah to Noor Ahmad, no run

Full around fourth, pushed to cover

Can Bumrah bag a four-for?

end of over 186 runs • 2 wickets
AFG: 125/9CRR: 6.94 RRR: 28.50 • Need 57 from 12b
Fazalhaq Farooqi4 (1b 1x4)
Noor Ahmad6 (6b 1x4)
Arshdeep Singh 3-0-28-2
Kuldeep Yadav 4-0-32-2

samyak jain: "times like this makes me think is it too bad to play for NRR?"

17.6
4
Arshdeep Singh to Fazalhaq Farooqi, FOUR runs

Edge saves Farooqi, earns him four too. Was a full ball around middle that he tried to defend in front. Was a tentative push with low hands and it took the outside edge and scooted between keeper and slip

No Indian bowler has taken a men's T20 WC hat-trick, informs Ravi Shastri. Around. Slip in

17.5
W
Arshdeep Singh to Naveen-ul-Haq, OUT

Naveen comes in, and goes right away. Tried to pull a shortish ball from Arshdeep across the line. The seam-up ball came around rib-height and took the top edge as Naveen tried to muscle it into the neighbouring town. Easy catch for Pant, Arshdeep on a hat-trick

Naveen-ul-Haq c †Pant b Arshdeep Singh 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 1m) SR: 0
17.4
W
Arshdeep Singh to Rashid Khan, OUT

Skied, taken at deep third. Full and close to the tramline, Rashid tries to reach it to whip it but can only get it off the bottom of the bat

Rashid Khan c Jadeja b Arshdeep Singh 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 11m) SR: 33.33
17.4
1w
Arshdeep Singh to Rashid Khan, 1 wide

Wide and fullish, 138ks, lands around sixth stump and went well outside the tramline. Rashid has a slash and misses

17.3
1
Arshdeep Singh to Noor Ahmad, 1 run

Length ball in towards fourth stump, tries to belt it with a flat-bat. Cloths it to long-on

Around

learning_to_fly: "Am I the only one who feels like India didnt even have to get to the 3rd gear to win this game? Could be sending a warning sign to the others!"

17.2
Arshdeep Singh to Noor Ahmad, no run

Wide and full, Noor tries to heave across. Gets nothing on it

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
SA Yadav
53 runs (28)
5 fours3 sixes
Productive shot
sweep shot
18 runs
3 fours1 six
Control
72%
HH Pandya
32 runs (24)
3 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
cover drive
10 runs
2 fours0 six
Control
68%
Best performances - bowlers
JJ Bumrah
O
4
M
1
R
7
W
3
ECO
1.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Rashid Khan
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
3
ECO
6.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Match details
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2024
Player Of The Match
Match numberT20I no. 2710
Match days20 June 2024 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsIndia 2, Afghanistan 0
Language
English
Win Probability
IND 100%
INDAFG
100%50%100%IND InningsAFG Innings

Over 20 • AFG 134/10

Noor Ahmad c Sharma b Arshdeep Singh 12 (18b 1x4 1x6 19m) SR: 66.66
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ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Super Eights, Group 1
TEAMMWLPTNRR
IND33062.017
AFG3214-0.305
AUS3122-0.331
BAN3030-1.709
Super Eights, Group 2
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SA33060.599
ENG32141.992
WI31220.963
USA3030-3.906
Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
IND43071.137
USA42150.127
PAK42240.294
CAN4123-0.493
IRE4031-1.293
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AUS44082.791
ENG42153.611
SCOT42151.255
NAM4132-2.585
OMA4040-3.062
Group C
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI44083.257
AFG43161.835
NZ42240.415
UGA4132-4.510
PNG4040-1.268
Group D
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SA44080.470
BAN43160.616
SL41230.863
NED4132-1.358
NEP4031-0.542