IND Vs AFG: Indian and Afghanistan 1st T20 Match Scorecard | Shivam Dube becomes Hero of the Match: The initial matches of the short format T20 series between India and Afghanistan were held on the grounds of Mohali. Team India won this match by a six-wicket margin over Afghanistan.

With this victory against Afghanistan, Team India has taken a 1-0 lead in the series. Notably, this is the first T20 series between the two teams.

IND vs AFG: Toss

In this match, Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bowl, due to which Afghanistan came in a position to bat first.

During this, the Afghan team scored 158 runs after losing 5 wickets in 20 overs. This is the highest T20 score of the Afghanistan team against India.

IND vs AFG: First Innings:

The Afghanistan team got a very good start while batting in the first innings of the first match of the series against India, but the team faltered a bit in the middle overs and lost 3 wickets at a score of 57.

From here, Mohammad Nabi along with Azmatullah Omarzai took charge of Afghanistan’s innings and took the team forward. Score crosses 100 runs. During this time, Mohammad Nabi batted extremely quickly.

42 runs were scored by Nabi in just 27 balls. He hit three sixes and two fours throughout this. Afghanistan set such a high bar for India because of Nabi’s impressive performance.

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IND vs AFG: Afghanistan Scorecard            

Batsman/Wicket takerRunBallM4s6sSR
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, st Jitesh Sharma b Axar2328322182.14
Ibrahim Zadran (c)’c RG Sharma b Dube25223421113.63
Azmatullah Omarzai, b Mukesh Kumar29223721131.81
Rahmat Shah ‘b Patel3650050
Mohammad Nabi ,c Singh b Mukesh Kumar42273623155.55
Najibullah Zadran , not out19111540172.72
Karim Janat , not out95920180

IND vs AFG: Second Innings:

In the first match of the T20 series against Afghanistan, Team India had a target of 159 runs to win the match. Which the Indian team achieved in 17.3 overs. Shivam Dubey scored 60 runs in 40 balls for Team India.

He has hit four sixes and five fours during this period. Shivam Dubey was the biggest factor in Team India’s victory. He batted brilliantly in the second innings and also performed brilliantly with the ball in the first innings.

But Team India’s start in the run chase was not anything special. The Indian team suffered a huge loss in the very first over as captain Rohit Sharma.

As soon as Rohit got into shorts, he called Gill to run. It was a right call but there was no reply from Gill’s side and Rohit was on his way back from the non-striker end and Lost his wicket.

After the fall of two wickets for 28 runs, Shivam Dubey took over the Indian innings and won the match for his team by first forming a partnership with Jitesh Sharma and then Rinku Singh.

IND vs AFG: India Scorecard

Batsman/Wicket takerRunBallMatch4s6sSR
Rohit Sharma (c), run out (Ibrahim Zadran/Rahmanullah Gurbaz)021000
Shubman Gill , st Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Mujeeb Ur Rahman23121650191.66
Tilak Varma , c Gulbadin Naib b Azmatullah Omarzai26223421118.18
Jitesh Sharma , c Ibrahim Zadran b Mujeeb Ur Rahman60406152150
Shivam Dube , not out31202150155
Rinku Singh , not out1691920177.77

IND vs AFG: Shivam Dubey’s magic worked in Mohali, became the hero of the match

In this match, once again the wonders of young players were seen, in which Team India’s all-rounder Shivam Dubey made an impact with his performance.

Shivam Dubey presented a tremendous game here and showed his strength in batting as well as bowling. While in the first bowling, he took 1 wicket by spending 9 runs in 2 overs, then in the batting he played an unbeaten inning of 60 runs in 40 balls and easily helped India reach the target of 159 runs.

Shivam Dubey gave credit for his innings to Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Shivam Dube-MS Dhoni

Giving credit for finishing the match to former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Shivam Dubey said,

“I learned it from MS Dhoni. I wanted to finish the match well. I often talk to Mahi Bhai. He is such a great legend. I always keep learning from him. He evaluates me often whenever he can and that motivates me to play well.”
This young all-rounder Star player of India further said about his performance in this match, “I know how I bat in T20 cricket. I know I can hit big sixes. So I can score runs at any time. Talking about bowling, today I got a chance and I did what I needed to do.” After this, talking about the cold of Mohali, he said, “It is really very cold. I enjoyed playing on this ground.”

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