IND vs AFG: 3rd T20I Review – India completes clean sweep in a thrilling double Super Over contest

India and Afghanistan faced off in the third and final T20I of their ongoing series at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Wednesday, January 17. Coming into the game after already having clinched the series, the Indian team faced off against Afghanistan with a sense of security.

The clash began with India batting first after winning the toss. The side got off to a subpar start as the top order collapsed. Yashasvi Jaiswal departed for four runs, with Virat Kohli and Shivam Dube getting dismissed for ducks as well.

As the side looked in trouble, it was the knocks of Rohit and Rinku that stabilized the innings for India. Rohit scored 121* runs in 69 deliveries, with Rinku scoring 69* runs in 39 deliveries.

As for Afghanistan, Fareed Ahmad was the highest wicket-taker with three wickets to his name. Azmatullah Omarzai took one wicket as well. Aiming to chase down the target, Afghanistan put in a brilliant performance and managed to tie the score.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran opened the innings scoring 50 runs each. Then, Gulbadin Naib added 55* runs on the board as well. Going into the super over, Afghanistan conceded 11 runs against India and only managed to score one run, losing the game by 10 runs in the super over.

Top Performers of the Match

Rohit Sharma (121* of 69)

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma was undoubtedly the best batter in the third and final T20I of the series. Scoring 121* runs in 69 deliveries, Rohit pulled the Men in Blue out of a dire situation and helped them post a total of 212 runs on the board in the first innings.

Washington Sundar (3/18, 3 overs)

India’s Washington Sundar was the best bowler from the third T20I against Afghanistan, taking three brilliant wickets, Sundar conceded just 18 runs in the three overs he bowled.

What’s Next

India will face off against England in the first Test of a five-game series from January 25. On the other hand, Afghanistan will take on Sri Lanka in a one-off Test match on February 2