IND vs AFG 3rd T20I Report: India captain Rohit Sharma became the first batsman in men’s T20Is to raise 5 centuries as India white-washed Afghanistan 3-0 in the series with a win at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.
In what was a dead rubber, the two teams produced one of the most thrilling contests as the game went into double Super Over! Eventually, Afghanistan ran out of a fight in the second Super Over.
India vs Afghanistan As it happened:
Rohit Sharma elected to bat first after winning the toss. But Afghanistan pacers made the best use of the pitch that initially behaved as a two-paced surface. With the use of extra bounce and little seam movement, Afghanistan had India in trouble at 22/4.
From thereon, though, as the pitch slowly settled down and got better for batting, Rohit Sharma and Rinku Singh’s partnership flourished. Rohit raised his fifty in 41 balls and then exploded spectacularly. Rinku, too, who was 36 (29) at one stage, joined hands. Rohit brought up his century in 64 balls and Rinku his half-century in 36 balls. The duo then took 36 runs off the last over, which included a no-ball, as India posted 212.
IND vs AFG 3rd T20I Report
Afghanistan, through a 93-run opening stand in 11 overs, got off to a strong start from Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran. After India came back with three quick wickets, the pair of Naib and Nabi kept the chase alive. Nabi scored 34 runs in 16 balls, while Naib smashed 55* in 23 balls, and he stuck till the end to tie the game.
Batting first in the first Super Over, Afghanistan, through Gurbaz and Nabi, scored 16 runs against Mukesh Kumar. In response, Rohit walloped two sixes as the Super Over, too, ended in a tie.
In the second Super Over, India batted first, and Rohit cracked a six and a four. India managed 11 runs. Afghanistan, this time, couldn’t make another shock as Nabi and Gurbaz got out to Ravi Bishnoi, both holing to Rinku Singh at long-off, in the first three balls.
IND vs AFG 3rd T20I Report Man of the Match:
Centurion Rohit Sharma, who had two ducks in the last two games, was the Man of the Match for his knock of 121* in 69 balls in regulation time and his heroics in the two Super Overs.
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