India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I highlights: Shivam Dube stars as India won by 6 wickets


India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I highlights: Shivam Dube’s unbeaten 60 runs and Axar Patel’s disciplined bowling, where he claimed two crucial wickets, guided India to a 6-wicket victory over Afghanistan in the opening T20I match at Mohali.

Match – 1st T20I, IND vs AFG, Afghanistan tour of India, 2024

Venue – Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

Date – 11 January 2024, Thursday

Time – 7:00 PM

Toss – India won the toss and opted to field first


India (Playing XI):

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

Afghanistan (Playing XI):

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

India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I highlights
India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I highlights: Shivam Dube 

India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I highlights

Afghanistan Innings

Choosing to bat, Afghanistan faced another slow start, a persistent issue for them over an extended period. Despite building a fifty partnership, both openers were dismissed within three deliveries, leaving Afghanistan at 57/3 by the 10th over.

India commenced their innings at a slow pace, maintaining disciplined bowling. Afghanistan attempted to accelerate the innings, but they started losing wickets. Mohammad Nabi and Azmatullah then teamed up to inject some momentum into the innings, particularly targeting Ravi Bishnoi, who conceded 35 runs in his 3 overs. The duo formed a crucial half-century partnership, but Mukesh dismissed both set batters in the 18th over. Nabi contributed a vital 42 runs off 27 balls.

In the last two overs, Najibullah and Karim Janat managed to strike five boundaries, with Najibullah adding 19 runs from 11 balls to remain unbeaten. Afghanistan concluded their innings at 158/5, achieving their highest total against India, surpassing the previous record of 144/7 set in Abu Dhabi during the T20 World Cup 2021.

From India’s side Axar Patel and Mukesh Kumar each claimed two wickets. Where Star Shivam Dube got one wicket.

Afghanistan Scorecard

India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I highlights

India Innings

Restricting Afghanistan to 158, India secured a comfortable victory, but India faced an early setback with Rohit Sharma getting dismissed for a duck in the very first over due to a misunderstanding with his opening partner Shubman Gill.

Gill hit five boundaries before being dismissed to Mujeeb. Despite scoring only 36 runs in the powerplay, India accelerated their run rate. Tilak Verma scored 26 runs, removed by Azmatullah. Jitesh Sharma and Shivam Dube then built a solid 45-run partnership for the fourth wicket, ensuring India remained in control of the chase. Jitesh Sharma in partnership with Dube played a crucial innings.

Shivam Dube stayed unbeaten till the end, hitting the winning runs of 60 runs off 40 balls. India won by 6 wickets within 17.3 overs. For Shivam Dubey, it’s a golden opportunity to showcase their talents for the 2024 World Cup, who could serve as a backup for Hardik.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman took two wickets while Azmatullah Omarzai claimed one wicket.

India Scorecard


India Squad:

Rohit Sharma(c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Sanju Samson(w), Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Jitesh Sharma, Shivam Dube, Ravi Bishnoi, Washington Sundar, Avesh Khan

Afghanistan Squad:

Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran(c), Najibullah Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Qais Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mohammad Nabi, Noor Ahmad, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Saleem Safi, Karim Janat, Ikram Alikhil

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