India vs Afghanistan , Afghanistan Sets challenging 159-Run Target in the 1st T20I Against India .

India vs Afghanistan – In the inaugural clash of the Afghanistan tour of India 2024, the thrilling encounter between India and Afghanistan unfolded at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on January 11. As the first T20I commenced, fans were treated to an exhilarating contest, with Afghanistan posting a challenging total of 158-5 after 20 overs.

mohammed nabi , india vs afghanistan
mohammed nabi , india vs afghanistan , image – getty image.

India vs Afghanistan – Afghanistan’s Innings Breakdown:

Afghanistan, opting to bat, showcased a commendable performance with Rahmanullah Gurbaz leading the charge. Gurbaz contributed 23 runs from 28 balls, displaying a mix of finesse and power. Captain Ibrahim Zadran made a solid impact, notching up 25 runs off 22 deliveries before being caught by Rohit Sharma off the bowling of Shivam Dube.

Azmatullah Omarzai added momentum to Afghanistan’s innings with an impressive 29 runs from 22 balls, including two boundaries and a six. However, Mukesh Kumar claimed his wicket, providing a breakthrough for the Indian side. Rahmat Shah (3 runs) and Mohammad Nabi (42 runs) also made significant contributions, the latter showcasing his aggressive intent with two fours and three sixes. Nabi’s innings gave his team Afghanistan a nice total which gave them enough room to defend the total.

 india vs afghanistan
india vs afghanistan , image – getty image.

Najibullah Zadran (19*) and Karim Janat (9*) concluded the innings on a high note, remaining unbeaten and contributing crucial runs towards the end. The Afghan team posted a formidable total of 158 runs, setting a target that India would have to chase down to secure victory.

Bowling Highlights for India:

India’s bowling unit delivered a mix of disciplined and impactful performances. Mukesh Kumar emerged as a key wicket-taker, securing two crucial dismissals. Axar Patel also contributed with the ball, claiming two wickets and putting a check on Afghanistan’s scoring rate , where as the left handed all rounder shivam dube took one important wicket for his team and proved his worth to the team.

The Powerplays displayed a balanced effort from both sides, with Afghanistan strategically managing to put runs on the board while India’s bowlers fought back with timely breakthroughs.

india vs afghanistan 1st T20
India vs afghanistan 1st T20 , image – getty image.

Fall of Wickets:

Afghanistan’s innings witnessed key wickets falling at regular intervals, with the notable dismissals of Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Azmatullah Omarzai, and Mohammad Nabi.

check here – India Vs Afghanistan, 1st T20I , Toss Update , Playing XI , Big Team Update.

Upcoming Action:

With Afghanistan setting a target of 159 runs for India, the stage is now set for a riveting second innings. Indian fans eagerly anticipate their team’s response as the batsmen aim to chase down the target and secure a triumphant start to the T20I series. The match promises high-intensity cricketing action, showcasing the skills and determination of both teams in this exciting clash.

Leave a comment