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3rd Match, Group C, Gros Islet, May 1 2010, ICC World Twenty20
(14.5/20 ov)116/3
India won by 7 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
3/19
ashish-nehra
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• The 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

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Scorecard summary
Afghanistan115/8(20 overs)
India116/3(14.5 overs)

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
Mangal to Dhoni, 2 runs

angles it just wide of short third man and India stroll through for a seven wicket win

14.4
Mangal to Dhoni, no run

cuts straight to short third man

14.3
6
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
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
Mangal to Dhoni, no run

stays back and defends back to the bowler

end of over 141 run • 1 wicket
INDIA: 102/3CRR: 7.28 RRR: 2.33
Yuvraj Singh23 (22)
MS Dhoni1 (1)
Hamid Hassan 3-0-8-1
Mohammad Nabi 3-0-33-0
13.6
Hamid to Yuvraj, no run

comes round the wicket to Yuvraj, fires the ball on the pads outside leg

13.5
1
Hamid to Dhoni, 1 run

bowls a full delivery on the pads and Dhoni clips it to square leg

13.4
W
Hamid to Vijay, OUT

he makes room to dispatch a low full toss but he ends up whacking it flat and quick to Zadran at long-on

Murali Vijay c Shapoor Zadran b Hamid Hassan 48 (59m 46b 2x4 3x6) SR: 104.34
13.3
Hamid to Vijay, no run

driven straight cover

13.2
Hamid to Vijay, no run

makes room to scoop it over the bowler's head but he mistimes it to midwicket

13.1
Hamid to Vijay, no run

fullish in length on the off stump and pushed to the off side

end of over 1313 runs
INDIA: 101/2CRR: 7.76 RRR: 2.14
Murali Vijay48 (42)
Yuvraj Singh23 (21)
Mohammad Nabi 3-0-33-0
Hamid Hassan 2-0-7-0
12.6
1
M Nabi to Vijay, 1 run

whips it wide of midwicket

12.5
M Nabi to Vijay, no run

turns it to short midwicket

12.4
M Nabi to Vijay, no run

driven down to cover

12.3
M Nabi to Vijay, no run

fires it full and he digs it out back to the bowler

12.2
6
M Nabi to Vijay, SIX runs

bigger, higher, stronger! Comes down the pitch and slams it over the second tier at long-off

12.1
6
M Nabi to Vijay, SIX runs

clean hit! Vijay gives him the charge, reads the flight and lofts just over long-off

end of over 125 runs
INDIA: 88/2CRR: 7.33 RRR: 3.50
Yuvraj Singh23 (21)
Murali Vijay35 (36)
Hamid Hassan 2-0-7-0
Karim Sadiq 2-0-22-0
11.6
Hamid to Yuvraj, no run
11.5
Hamid to Yuvraj, no run

pushes the slower ball to cover

11.4
2
Hamid to Yuvraj, 2 runs

full on the stumps and driven down to long-on

Best performances - batters
Noor Ali Zadran profile photo
Noor Ali Zadran AFG
50 runs (48)
4 fours
0 six
Control86%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
18 runs
3 fours
0 six
0410913356
Murali Vijay portrait
M Vijay INDIA
48 runs (46)
2 fours
3 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
20 runs
1 four
2 sixes
1026121512
Best performances - bowlers
Ashish Nehra
A Nehra INDIA
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
3
ECO
4.75
Praveen Kumar player pic
P Kumar INDIA
O
3
M
0
R
14
W
2
ECO
4.66
Match details
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
TossIndia, elected to field first
SeriesICC World Twenty20
Season2010
Player Of The Match
Ashish Nehra
Ashish Nehra
Match numberT20I no. 153
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 days1 May 2010 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
Murali Vijay
Murali Vijay
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Aleem Dar
South Africa Image
Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Simon Taufel
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Asoka de Silva
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsIndia 2, Afghanistan 0