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India vs Afghanistan, 3rd T20I Highlights

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India vs Afghanistan, 3rd T20I Highlights : India won thrillingly over Afghanistan thanks to Rohit Sharma's dominance.

India vs Afghanistan, 3rd T20I Highlights : It was a very thrilling third and final Twenty20 match between Afghanistan and India on Wednesday. The second super over of the match at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru determined the outcome. With Rohit Sharma’s explosive century (121 not out in 69 balls, 11 fours, and 8 sixes), India amassed 212/4. In reply, Afghanistan scored 212 runs for 6 wickets in the allotted 20 overs, mostly because to Gulbadin Naib’s explosive performance (55 in 23 balls). Under those circumstances, the game deadlocked and the super over occurred. In the first super over, Afghanistan scored sixteen runs, while India scored the same. Following this, the second over began, with Afghanistan scoring just one run against India’s eleven runs. Afghanistan lost the three-match series against India.

India vs Afghanistan
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Let us inform you that the Indian team had a rough start to the game after winning the toss and choosing to bat first. With a score of 22, India has lost four wickets. Virat Kohli’s and Sanju Samson’s accounts were not opened. One run was scored by Shivam Dubey and four by Yashasvi Jaiswal. The Afghan bowlers’ strings were then opened by Rohit and Rinku Singh (69 not out in 39 balls, 2 fours, and 6 sixes). A continuous partnership of 190 runs for the fifth wicket was formed by the two of them. For India, this is the largest wicket partnership ever. In his career as a T20 international, Rohit has scored five centuries.

India vs Afghanistan 3rd T20I : Rohit Sharma’s Dominance

India vs Afghanistan
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Following a golden and royal duck in the opening two matches, all eyes were on the batting star Rohit Sharma for the third and final T20I match against Afghanistan in Bengaluru. This was India’s final T20 international before the crucial ICC T20 World Cup in June 2024, and there had been much discussion over Rohit’s selection for the team, considering he had not captained a T20 international since the Afghanistan series fourteen months prior.

However, Rohit responded to all of the doubters and critics in the greatest way possible with a scorching bat. The squad was in danger, but India’s current all-around captain saved them by racing to a world-record sixth T20I century, which helped the hosts to a dominating total of 212.

After an exciting chase by the Afghans that resulted in a draw, he was forced to bat again in the Super Over. He scored 24 runs off only seven balls over the span of two innings that helped India pull off an incredible double Super Over victory and complete a 3-0 clean sweep.

India vs Afghanistan
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With this win, Rohit matched the record held by the great Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the most victories by an Indian captain in the T20 International format with his 41st captaincy. While Rohit has attained the milestone in his 54th game as captain, MS Dhoni has amassed 41 victories in the 76 games in which he has captained the squad.

Rohit is expected to tie the score during the T20 World Cup, when he would most likely captain the Indian squad, since he is only one victory away from doing so. It’s evident from Rohit’s performance in the Bengaluru thriller that he is far from finished with the format. With Dhoni’s memorable first-ever victory in 2007, the 36-year-old elegant batter will be eager to assist India capture their second trophy at the competition.

First Super Over

India : The third T20 match will include another extra over. 16 runs were scored by Team India in the first super over as well. On the first ball of Umarzai’s over, a run was off the leg bye. The second ball was a single to Yashasvi Jaiswal. On the third and fourth balls, Rohit struck a six. On the fifth ball, Rohit scored one run, and on the final ball, Yashasvi scored one run.

Afghanistan : In the super over, Gulbadin Naib and Rahmanullah Gurbaz arrived for Afghanistan. Mukesh Kumar received the ball from Indian skipper Rohit Sharma simultaneously. The opening ball was run out for Gulbadin Naib. The second ball was a single to Mohammad Nabi. On the third ball Gurbaz struck a four, and on the fourth he got a single. The fifth ball was a six for Nabi. Bye, Afghanistan scored three runs off the final ball.

Second Super Over

Afghanistan : Afghanistan lost in just three balls as Ravi Bishnoi bowled excellently in the second super over. On the first ball, he made Rinku, the coach of Nabi. Karim Janati however, scored one run off of the second ball. On the next ball, Gurbaz caught Rinku at long off.

India : In the second super over, Team India scored eleven runs. India lost two wickets in the over that Farid delivered, playing just five balls. On the first ball, Rohit struck a six, and on the second, a four. On the third ball he took a single. Samson was run out the following delivery and Rinku was caught behind the wicket on the fourth ball at the same time.

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