Shivam dube controlled india’s innings and helped India taking 1-0 lead , after shubman gill’s mistake , india vs afghanistan 1st T20.

In a high-octane clash at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, India emerged victorious in the 1st T20I of the Afghanistan tour of India 2024, defeating Afghanistan by 6 wicketsIn a thrilling T20 encounter in Mohali, Shivam Dube’s unbeaten 60 steered India to a convincing six-wicket win against Afghanistan. Despite a shaky start with Rohit Sharma’s unfortunate run-out, India successfully chased down the target with 15 balls to spare.

shivam dube , india vs afghanistan 1st T20
shivam dube , india vs afghanistan 1st T20 , image – getty image.

Afghanistan’s Innings:

Opting to bat first, Afghanistan posted a challenging total of 158-5 in their 20 overs. Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, and Azmatullah contributed significantly to their team’s score, scoring 23, 25, and 29 runs, respectively. Mohammad Nabi played a stellar innings, scoring 42 runs off 27 balls, while Najibullah provided a late flourish with an unbeaten 19 runs off 11 balls.

Mohammad Nabi played a pivotal role with a score of 42, displaying his aggressive approach with two boundaries and three sixes. His innings significantly bolstered Afghanistan’s total, providing them a comfortable margin to defend in the match.

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

India’s bowlers put up a disciplined performance, with Mukesh Kumar and Axar Patel claiming crucial wickets. Mukesh Kumar picked up 2 wickets, while Axar Patel secured 2 wickets as well. Shivam Dube also made a valuable contribution with the ball, taking 1 wicket.

Shivam Dube helped India to take Lead , India’s Innings:

Chasing a target of 159, India faced an early setback with Rohit Sharma getting run out for a duck in the very first over. However, Shubman Gill’s quick cameo of 23 runs off 12 balls and Tilak Varma’s 26 runs kept India in the game. The innings took a turn when Jitesh Sharma and Shivam Dube forged a crucial 45-run partnership for the fourth wicket.

Shivam Dube played a stellar innings, remaining unbeaten with a brilliant 60 runs off 40 balls. Jitesh Sharma’s 31 runs off 20 balls also played a significant role in steering India towards victory. Rinku Singh, with his quick 16 runs off 9 balls, sealed the win for India with 159-4 in 17.3 overs.

rohit sharma - run out
rohit sharma – run out , image – getty image.

India played their cards very nicely and perfectly , first when they bowls and after a shaky start for the team India where captain got run out because of miscommunication, India controlled the situation and build their innings where shivam dube played an important role both with bat and ball , and after finishing touch given by finisher rinku singh , india took the lead of 1-0 in the series.

Bowling Highlights:

For Afghanistan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman stood out with a commendable performance, taking 2 wickets for 21 runs in his 4 overs. Azmatullah Omarzai also contributed with a crucial wicket. However, India’s batsmen managed to chase down the target, showcasing a dominant batting display.

India vs AfghanistanMatch Summary:

India’s comfortable win showcased their prowess in both batting and bowling departments. While Afghanistan put up a competitive total, India’s calculated approach in the chase, led by Shivam Dube’s fifty, secured a 6-wicket victory.

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The series promises more exciting encounters as the teams gear up for the upcoming matches. Cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the next fixtures to witness more thrilling moments in this Afghanistan tour of India 2024 T20I series.

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