India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Highlights: Shivam Dube Hits Fifty As India Won First T20I

India won the first T20I against Afghanistan by 4 wickets.

India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Highlights: India and Afghanistan locked horns in the first match of the three-match T20I series at PCAS, Punjab. Despite the chilling weather in Punjab, cricket fans gathered in huge numbers to witness the performances of their teams. Afghanistan put on a fighting total of 158 runs on the board, but India’s Shivam Dube was too good for Afghanistan’s bowling attack and scored a marvelous fifty, which took India to victory in the first T20I.

India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Highlights: Playing XI During The Match

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Tilak Varma, Shivam Dube, Jitesh Sharma(w), Rinku Singh, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar

Afghanistan (Playing XI): Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran(c), Rahmat Shah, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Highlights

India’s skipper, after winning the toss, elected to bowl first. Afghanistan’s skipper, Ibrahim Zadran, and wicketkeeper, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, opened the innings for Afghanistan. Both batters played their own game, where Rahmanullah was attacking from one side and Zadran carefully striking the ball whenever required, but Axar Patel couldn’t let the batters settle for long and sent Gurbaz back to the pavilion when Afghanistan were on the score of 50. Soon, skipper Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmat Shah got dismissed, and Afghanistan were on the backfoot, then Mohammad Nabi and Azmatullah Omarzai handled the innings and put Afghanistan back in the run game.

Mohammad Nabi scored 42 runs in just 27 balls, and Afghanistan put a total of 158 runs on the board. India needed 159 runs to win the match.

India’s skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill started the chase, and fans were excited to see “Hitman” after a long time in the T20I, but unfortunately they couldn’t get to watch him score runs as a mixup between the openers led to his run out on a duck. Shubman Gill and Tilak Varma carried the Indian innings, where Gill was scoring runs, but on the score of 23, he got beaten by Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman’s googly and got stumped.

Left-handed batter Shivam Dube entered the crease and went straight to his way of playing cricket after Tilak Varma’s dismissal. Jitesh Sharma and Dube didn’t let the run rate drop and smashed bowlers from both ends. Shivam Dube hit his second T20I fifty and ended the chase by scoring a boundary. India reached the target of 159 runs with 15 balls to spare. Shivam Dube remained not-out on 60 runs.

India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Highlights: Full Scorecard(Batting)

BATTING(Afghanistan) RBM4s6sSR
Rahmanullah Gurbaz st JM Sharma b Patel2328322182.14
Ibrahim Zadran (c)c RG Sharma b Dube25223421113.63
Azmatullah Omarzai b Mukesh Kumar29223721131.81
Rahmat Shah b Patel3650050.00
Mohammad Nabi c Singh b Mukesh Kumar42273623155.55
Najibullah Zadran not out19111540172.72
Karim Janat not out95920180.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 1, w 4)8
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.90)158/5
Did not bat: Gulbadin Naib, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 
Rohit Sharma (c)run out (Ibrahim Zadran/Rahmanullah Gurbaz)021000.00
Shubman Gill st Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Mujeeb Ur Rahman23121650191.66
Tilak Varma c Gulbadin Naib b Azmatullah Omarzai26223421118.18
Shivam Dube not out60406152150.00
Jitesh Sharma c Ibrahim Zadran b Mujeeb Ur Rahman31202150155.00
Rinku Singh not out1691920177.77
Extras(w 3)3
TOTAL17.3 Ov (RR: 9.08)159/4
Did not bat: Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar 

India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Highlights: Full Scorecard(Bowling)

Arshdeep Singh412807.00114030
Mukesh Kumar403328.2592211
Axar Patel402325.75111100
Washington Sundar302709.0063100
Shivam Dube20914.5061000
Ravi Bishnoi3035011.6633200
Fazalhaq Farooqi302608.6674010
Mujeeb Ur Rahman412125.25154000
Mohammad Nabi2024012.0021120
Azmatullah Omarzai403318.2554000
Gulbadin Naib1012012.0012000

India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Highlights: Player Of The Match

India’s left-handed batter, Shivam Dube, was named player of the match for his destructive fifty and bowling performance. Shivam Dube took one wicket and scored 60 runs in 40 balls.

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