India Clinches Thrilling Victory in Double Super Over Against Afghanistan in Final T20 Match

Thrilling Victory for India in T20 Series Finale Against Afghanistan

In a thrilling cricket match, the Indian men’s team needed two extra rounds, called Super Overs, to defeat Afghanistan. This was the last of three T20 matches held at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on a Wednesday. India won all three games in the series, the first two by six wickets each in Mohali and Indore.

In the first Super Over, Afghanistan scored 16 runs for the loss of one wicket. India matched this score, thanks to two sixes by their T20 captain, Rohit Sharma. In the second Super Over, India batted first. Rohit Sharma hit a six and a four, but then India lost two wickets quickly and finished with 11 runs.

Ravi Bishnoi from India played well, taking out two Afghan players early in their second Super Over. This helped India secure the win.

Earlier, India had a strong start thanks to Rohit Sharma and Rinku Singh. They recovered from a shaky start of 22 runs for 4 wickets in 5 overs. They formed a 190-run partnership, setting a record for India in T20 cricket. Sharma scored 121 runs, his highest in T20, and became the first to score five centuries in this format. Singh contributed 69 runs.

Afghanistan fought back, led by Gulbadin Naib who scored a quick 55 runs. They managed to tie India’s score in their 20 overs. India had a rough start, losing early wickets, but Sharma and Singh steadied the team.

Sharma’s impressive play included reaching his fifty in 41 balls. In the last five overs, India scored 103 runs, ending at 212/4. Afghanistan’s strong start in their innings eventually slowed down, but Naib and Mohammad Nabi brought them back into the game.

Washington Sundar was India’s top bowler that night, with impressive figures. This match was India’s last T20 game before the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 in the West Indies and the USA.

The match scores were as follows: India 212/4 in 20 overs tied with Afghanistan 212/6 in 20 overs. In the Super Overs, the first ended in a tie with both teams scoring 16/1. In the second, India won with 11/2 against Afghanistan’s 1/2.

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