IND v AFG, 2nd T20I: Yashasvi, Shivam star as India seal unbeatable 2-0 lead

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | January 14, 2024 IST

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Indore, Jan 14 :  Brilliant fifties from Yashasvi Jaiswal (68) and Shivam Dube (63 not out) guided Team India to a stunning 6 wickets win (with 26 balls remaining) over Afghanistan to seal an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series, here on Sunday.

The Men-in-Blue chased down 173 runs in just 15.4 overs.

Virat Kohli, who returned to the T20I side for the first time in 14 months, played a short but entertaining innings by scoring 29 off 16 balls.

Arshdeep Singh (3/32) and Axar Patel (2/17) stood out with the ball after captain Rohit Sharma, featuring in a record-setting 150th international in T20Is, won the toss and opted to bowl.

India restricted Afghanistan to a par total despite a quickfire fifty from Gulbadin Naib (57).

Rohit got out for a duck for the second successive time in the series, but the comeback man bagged series victory on his return to the shortest format of the game.

The hosts will look to complete a clean sweep when they take on Afghanistan in the final T20I in Bengaluru on Wednesday. (IANS)


 

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