Surya, Bumrah star in India's comfortable win against Afghanistan

Title contenders India cruised to a 47-run victory over Afghanistan riding on a superb fifty from Suryakumar Yadav and incisive first spell from Jasprit Bumrah.
T20 World Cup 2024 - India vs Afghanistan
T20 World Cup 2024 - India vs Afghanistan

Bridgetown | Title contenders India cruised to a 47-run victory over Afghanistan riding on a superb fifty from Suryakumar Yadav and incisive first spell from Jasprit Bumrah.

Surya hit three sixes and five fours in his 28-ball-53 while vice-captain Hardik Pandya made 24-ball 32 in India's challenging total of 181 for 7 on a difficult track. Virat Kohli (24) and Rishabh Pant (20) also chipped in with useful contributions at the top.

Rashid Khan (3/26) and Fazalhaq Farooqi (3/33) were the standout bowlers for Afghanistan with three wickets.

In reply, Afghanistan were bowled out for 134 with Bumrah producing another superlative effort finishing with figures of 3/7. Arshdeep Singh also got three wickets while Kuleep Yadav chipped in with two scalps.

SCOREBOARD: INDIA VS AFGHANISTAN

Afghanistan

Rahmanullah Gurbaz c Pant b Bumrah 11

Hazratullah Zazai c Ravindra Jadeja b Bumrah 2

Ibrahim Zadran c Rohit b Axar 8

Gulbadin Naib c Pant b Kuldeep Yadav 17

Azmatullah Omarzai c Axar b Ravindra Jadeja 26

Najibullah Zadran c Arshdeep Bumrah 19

Mohammad Nabi c Jadeja b Kuldeep Yadav 14

Rashid Khan c Jadeja b Arshdeep 2

Noor Ahmad c Rohit b Arshdeep 12

Naveen-ul-Haq c Pant b Arshdeep 0

Fazalhaq Farooqi not out 4

Extras (b-4, lb-7, w-7, nb-1) 19

Total (All out in 20 Overs) 134

Fall of Wickets: 1-13, 2-23, 3-23, 4-67, 5-71, 6-102, 7-114, 8-121, 9-121.

Bowling: Arshdeep Singh 4-0-36-3, Jasprit Bumrah 4-1-7-3, Axar Patel 3-1-15-1, Hardik Pandya 2-0-13-0, Kuldeep Yadav 4-0-32-2, Ravindra Jadeja 3-0-20-1.

India

India: 181 for 8 in 20 overs

(Suryakumar Yadav 53; Rashid Khan 3/26).

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