India defeated Afghanistan by 47 runs in a dramatic Twenty20 World Cup 2024 encounter at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. Jasprit Bumrah and Arshdeep Singh both grabbed three wickets in the triumph.

Key Highlights

  • India’s Strong Batting Performance: Suryakumar Yadav scored a crucial 53 runs. Despite the efforts of Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan and Fazalhaq Farooqi, who each claimed 3 wickets, India managed to post a competitive total of 181/8.
  • Tactical Changes: India made a strategic change by including Kuldeep Yadav in place of Mohammed Siraj, while Afghanistan substituted Hazratullah Zazai for Karim Janat.
  • Toss Advantage: India won the toss and opted to bat first, setting a solid foundation for their victory.

Match Breakdown

  • India faced an aggressive bowling attack from Afghanistan, with Rashid Khan and Fazalhaq Farooqi dismantling key players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
  • Suryakumar Yadav’s resilient 53 helped India reach 181/8 despite losing wickets at regular intervals.
  • Second Innings Recap
  • Afghanistan’s chase started on a shaky note with early wickets falling due to Bumrah’s and Arshdeep’s lethal bowling.
  • Bumrah struck immediately, dismissing Rahmanullah Gurbaz, while Arshdeep followed up by removing key players like Rashid Khan.
  • Afghanistan managed only 134 runs, succumbing to India’s disciplined bowling and fielding efforts.

Key Moments

  • First Over Heroics: Arshdeep Singh’s first over set the tone with a wide delivery, followed by a four and a six by Gurbaz, signaling an aggressive start by Afghanistan.
  • Mid-Innings Collapse: Afghanistan’s middle order struggled against the spin and pace attack of India. Key dismissals by Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja tightened India’s grip on the game.
  • Closing Over Dominance: In the penultimate overs, Arshdeep Singh and Jasprit Bumrah showcased their skills, ensuring Afghanistan never got close to the target.

Player of the Match

  • Jasprit Bumrah: His exceptional bowling, taking 3 crucial wickets, played a significant role in restricting Afghanistan to a low score.

Looking Ahead

India’s unbeaten run in the T20 World Cup 2024 continues, reinforcing their position as tournament favorites. Afghanistan, despite the loss, showed flashes of brilliance and will look to bounce back in their upcoming matches.


India’s comprehensive victory over Afghanistan highlights their all-round capabilities and strategic depth. With key players performing consistently, India is well on its way to making a significant impact in the T20 World Cup 2024.

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