T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8

T20 World Cup Super Eights IND vs AFG Match highlights |Points Table & Scorecard: India defeated Afghanistan by 47 runs in the exciting opening game of Group 1 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 in Bridgetown.

The Super Eights were set up by the heroic performance of Suryakumar Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah in this match.

Team India poor start

India’s innings got off to a poor start. By the tenth over, they were struggling at 79/3, losing key players like Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli.

Rashid Khan of Afghanistan remained the main troubleshooter, playing a key role in these early breakthroughs.Rohit Sharma was caught out by Rashid on 8 off the bowling of Fazalhaq Farooqi.

During his bowling, Rashid Khan dismissed Rishabh Pant LBW for 20 runs and Virat Kohli was also caught out by Mohammad Nabi on Rashid’s ball for 24 runs.

Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya held the innings together

Amidst the initial turmoil, Suryakumar Yadav held his ground. His blistering knock of 53 runs off 28 balls with the help of five fours and three sixes played a key role in getting India’s innings back on track.

Partnering with Hardik Pandya, who played a crucial knock of 32 runs off 24 balls, Yadav helped India post a competitive score of 181/8. Their partnership of 60 runs off 37 balls was crucial in stabilizing the innings after the initial setbacks.

Hardik Pandya’s contribution was equally crucial, showcasing his ability to revive the innings and then accelerate it.

Despite losing several wickets towards the end, including Hardik and Ravindra Jadeja, India managed to set a challenging target for Afghanistan.

Afghanistan’s response: Bumrah’s masterclass Afghanistan got off to a poor start thanks to Jasprit Bumrah’s brilliant bowlingBumrah’s 3/7 figurines demonstrated his accuracy and expertise.

He had Rahmanullah Gurbaz caught by Pant off the pacer’s bowling and then had Hazratullah Zazai caught by Jadeja. Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav dashed Afghanistan’s hopes by taking timely wickets.

Afghanistan showed some resistance through Azmatullah Umarzai and Gulbadin Naib, but their effort didn’t last long. Bumrah’s third wicket fell to Najibullah Zadran off a brilliant catch by Arshdeep Singh, highlighting India’s excellent fielding on the day. In the end, Afghanistan was bowled out for 134.

Key highlights and takeaways

Suryakumar Yadav’s brilliant form:

Suryakumar Yadav’s explosive batting was the highlight of India’s innings. His ability to dominate between the seventh and 15th overs proved crucial as he gave the team control when it was needed the most.

Middle order gains confidence:

India’s middle order, which was not fully tested in the group stages, gained valuable match practice. Contributions from Pandya and other players provided a solid foundation, indicating that India’s batting lineup is stronger than ever.

Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling havoc:

Jasprit Bumrah’s exceptional spell proved to be a game-changer. His knack of picking up crucial wickets and maintaining an economical rate makes him a potent weapon for India as the tournament progresses.

Rashid Khan’s consistently brilliant bowling:

Despite Afghanistan’s defeat, Rashid Khan’s performance was a reminder of his world-class talent. His figures of 3/26 were the best among Afghanistan bowlers, indicating his ability to compete against the best bowlers in the world.

T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8 Updated Points Table

Super 8 Group A


Super 8 Group B

2South Africa110020.900
3United States of America10100-0.900
4West Indies10100-1.343

T20 World Cup 2024: IND vs AFG Match Details

MatchSuper Eight – Match 3
VenueKensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Date & TimeThursday, 20th June
SeriesICC Men’s T20 World Cup, 2024
TossIndia elected to bat
UmpiresPaul Reiffel (AUS), Rod Tucker (AUS), Allahudien Paleker (SA)
AFG Score134 (20.0)
IND Score181/8 (20.0)
WinnerIndia beat Afghanistan by 47 runs
Player of the MatchSuryakumar Yadav – 53 (28)

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Source: ICC