IND vs AFG 2nd T20I

IND vs AFG 2nd T20I: India vs Afghanistan, 2nd T20I – Live Cricket Score, Commentary. Series: Afghanistan tour of India, 2024; Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore; Date & Time: Jan 14, 07:00 PM LOCAL.


IND vs AFG 2nd T20I

Does anyone recall Rohit Sharma’s two consecutive ducks upon his return to T20I cricket? Despite this, his teammates are swiftly overshadowing those instances, establishing a winning trend for India.

Today, the left-handed players from Mumbai showcased their prowess in the chase, illustrating why India stands head and shoulders above the competition when playing on home turf. With the series sealed, another high-scoring encounter awaits at the Chinnaswamy on Wednesday. Signing off on behalf of Akshay Maanay and Harish, this is Saurabh Shankar.

Player of the Match, Axar Patel, expressed satisfaction at reaching 200 T20 wickets. He emphasized the importance of consistent performance for India, highlighting his strategic adjustments, including slower bowling and varied lengths.

Patel now possesses the confidence to bowl in any situation, even during the powerplay. Reflecting on mental preparedness, he acknowledged the need to accept conceding a six, knowing the same ball could lead to a wicket on another day.

Rohit Sharma, reflecting on the journey since 2007, expressed pride in the team’s clear goals and recent exceptional performances. Commending the talents of Jaiswal and Dube, he acknowledged their crucial roles in the last two games, ticking numerous boxes.

Ibrahim Zadran admitted his team’s shortcomings, emphasizing the need to maintain momentum throughout a T20 game. He praised Gulbadin Naib’s seniority and trust in taking the innings forward.

Shivam Dube, receiving praise from the skipper, discussed his partnership with Jaiswal, emphasizing their aggressive approach to finish games early. He acknowledged the importance of mental preparation in T20NZ vs BAN 2nd T20 | Bangladesh Tour of New Zealand 2023 cricket and the ongoing refinement of his bowling skills.

Additional notable statistics include the highest targets successfully chased against Afghanistan in T20Is, with India’s recent 173 in Indore marking a significant achievement.

Afghanistan’s spinners experienced their worst economy rate in a T20I during the match. India’s remarkable home T20I series record since June 2019 includes 15 games, with 13 wins and 2 draws, demonstrating their dominance in familiar conditions.

Highest targets successfully chased vs Afghanistan in T20Is
176 SL Sharjah 2022
173 Ind Indore 2024 *
169 Ire Belfast 2022
163 HK Abu Dhabi 2015

Worst ER for Afghanistan spinners in a T20I
13.85 vs Ind Indore 2024 (97 runs/7 overs) *
10.21 vs Ind Gros Islet 2010 (80/7.5)
10.18 vs Ire Abu Dhabi 2013 (112/11)
9.71 vs Ind Abu Dhabi 2021 (68/7)

India record in home T20I series since June 2019
Played 15
Won 13 *
Drawn 2
Lost 0

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