T20 WC: Indian openers mark half-century each against Afghanistan

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KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma have shown a great partnership against Afghanistan here in Abu Dhabi, when India play their third match of the ongoing T20 World Cup tournament.

Abu Dhabi: KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma have shown a great partnership against Afghanistan here in Abu Dhabi, when India play their third match of the ongoing T20 World Cup tournament.

This is Rohit Sharma’s first 50+ score in the T20 World Cup in 11 innings. The last time was 56 vs Ban in Mirpur in 2014.

Most century partnerships in T20 Internationals

5 Babur – Rizwan

4 Rohit – Dhawan

4 Guptill – Williamson

4 Rohit – Rahul

12th century partnership involving Rohit in T20Is – joint highest with Babar Azam

India scored 53 runs in the first 6 overs, the highest ever batting powerplay score in the ongoing T20 World Cup tournament.

Highest Powerplay Score in Super 12

66/0 England vs Australia Dubai

63/0 Australia vs Sri Lankan Dubai

55/1 Afghanistan vs SCO Sharjah

54/1 Sri Lanka vs Ban Sharjah

53/0 India vs Afghanistan Abu Dhabi

53/1 SL vs Australia Dubai

Breaking the continuity of early wicket losses seen in the last two matches, the Indian team has been successfully saving their wickets. The Men in Blue will look to win the game to keep their already low hopes alive for the semi-finals.

India have lost to Afghanistan ahead of their one-on-one toss and have been asked to bat for the third consecutive game in the ongoing T20 World Cup tournament.

Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi chose to bowl citing dew as the main reason which made it difficult to bowl in the second half.

First published:November 3, 2021, 8:43 PM

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