Sunday, July 21, 2024
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India started super 8 with a win!

There were geniuses at play in Bridgetown, wearing the India blue as they cruised to victory in their first Super Eight game against Afghanistan in the T20 World Cup 2024. The pitch, once again, was tough to bat on: slow and offering purchase to everyone willing to roll their fingers across the ball. Suryakumar Yadav, though, found a way to prosper as he often does in T20 cricket, helping his team post an above-par total of 181 for 7. That brought Jasprit Bumrah into the fray and he immediately set about dismantling Afghanistan, his two early strikes leaving them indisposed for the rest of the chase.

Rohit made only 8 off 13 but he looked to hit a boundary off six of those balls. Kohli was going smoothly but he wasn’t willing to settle for that. He looked to hit Rashid Khan for six and got caught.

Suryakumar Yadav hit a gritty 53 as Rashid Khan and Fazalhaq Farooqi took 3 wickets apiece for Afghanistan including the big scalps of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.

The most economical spell in T20 World Cup history by an Indian from Jasprit Bumrah (3/7) was equally effective as India won by 47 runs.

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