IND vs AFG, 2nd T20I Live Score & Updates: Yashasvi Jaiswal And Shivam Dube Blow Afghanistan Away To Seal Series

IND vs AFG, 2nd T20I Live Score & Updates: Yashasvi Jaiswal And Shivam Dube Blow Afghanistan Away To Seal Series

Team India will take on Afghanistan at the Holkar Stadium in Indore in what will be the 2nd T20I of the three-match series.

Aakash SinghUpdated: Sunday, January 14, 2024, 10:03 PM IST
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Rohit Sharma and Ibrahim Zadran. | (Credits: Twitter)

India innings updates:

The final run comes off a leg-bye, but it doesn't matter as India have picked up another comfortable win, outclassing Afghanistan. They also take the series 2-0.

Janat does the trick for the tourists again as Jitesh Sharma goes with only 17 needed.

Karim Janat gets Yashasvi Jaiswal, who departs for 68, but the ship has sailed for Afghanistan.

It's all becoming too easy for India as both Shivam Dube and Yashasvi Jaiswal plunder Afghanistan's bowling attack. The latter, meanwhile, reached his 2nd consecutive T20I half-century off 22 deliveries.

Yashasvi Jaiswal cracks a 27-ball half-century as India cruise towards the target.

That's the powerplay done for India and they are 69-2.

Just when it looked like this will be another Virat Kohli's T20I masterclass, Naveen-ul-Haq gets him. He has to go for 29 off 16 balls.

Fazalhaq Farooqi misses a straightforward return catch off Yashasvi Jaiswal's bat.

Afghanistan get the massive wicket of Rohit Sharma as the Indian captain registers his 2nd consecutive duck. The crowd is in stunned silence and Fazalhaq Farooqi is ecstatic.

Afghanistan lose a review in the 2nd ball of the over as Yashasvi Jaiswal survives.

Yashasvi Jaiswal opens India's and his account with a boundary.

Afghanistan innings updates:

Afghanistan finally finish with a handy 172 after a chaotic run-out off the final ball of the over. However, India should fancy their chances, especially with the dew expected.

Arshdeep Singh Ends Karim Janat's stay as the latter departs for a 10-ball 20 cameo.

The six by Karim Janat brings up the 150 for Afghanistan as Shivam Dube leaks 20 runs off the 19th over.

Arshdeep Singh lands a vital blow as he starts the death overs with the wicket of Najibullah Zadran. Afghanistan are 6 down for 134.

Najibullah Zadran keeps the big hits coming for Afghanistan as he slams two sixes off Ravi Bishnoi's final over.

Ravi Bishnoi joins in among the wickets again as Mohammad Nabi holes out to long-off. With 5 down, Afghanistan could finish with a below-par total here.

And it's that man Axar Patel again! Hurts Afghanistan at the right time for Team India by sending back Gulbadin Naib for 57. The visitors are 91-4 after 11.3 overs.

Gulbadin Naib gets to his half-century and it's a good time to bring it - off 28 balls. Can he kick on?

This time its Shivam Dube to get a wicket in his first over. It is also the big scalp of Azmatullah Omarzai as the ball keeps low and he completely misses it. Afghanistan have suddenly crashed to 60-3.

Axar Patel strikes in his first over, puts an end to Ibrahim Zadran's misery. Zadran goes for 8 off 10 deliveries as Afghanistan are 53-2 after 5.4 overs.

Ravi Bishnoi gets the first breakthrough for India as Rahmanullah Gurbaz can't clear mid-on. Shivam Dube takes a simple catch to leave the visitors at 20-1.

First six for Afghanistan as Rahmanullah Gurbaz deposits the ball straight back over the bowler's head in the 2nd over of the innings.

Afghanistan start the innings with a boundary.

Having lost the 1st T20I at the PCA Stadium in Mohali, Afghanistan have a stiff task in Indore of denying India a series win in Indore on Sunday. Ibrahim Zadran and co. have a task of starting briskly in the powerplay, given they fell at least 20 runs short in the opening game due to a conservative approach.

With the toss falling in favour of Team India skipper Rohit Sharma, he has opted to bowl first, keeping in mind the dew later in the evening. The Men in Blue have carried out two changes as Virat Kohli and Yashasvi Jaiswal have returned for Shubman Gill and Tilak Varma. Kohli will notably play his first T20I since the T20 World Cup 2022 semi-final against England at the Adelaide Oval. At the toss, Rohit said:

"We are gonna bowl first. No particular reason. Just nature of the ground especially the small boundaries. The things we were talking in our meeting, we were able to come out and execute that in the first game. We asked specific roles from the guys and they performed accordingly. Not much, they don't have any baggage and it is all about backing them, allow them to be free on the ground."

Afghanistan have also made one change as left-arm wrist-spinner Noor Ahmed has replaced Rahmat Shah, who made a single-figure score on debut. However, with the dew likely to take effect, the visitors can have difficulty gripping the ball. Zadran, meanwhile, claimed:

"We will try to bat well today and put runs on the board. Again lost the toss and I would have wanted to bowl first. We spoke about the first game and worked in the net session yesterday. We did not have a good start with the bat in the last game, we spoke and hopefully we can give a good start today."

India and Afghanistan playing XI:

Team India: Rohit Sharma(c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shivam Dube, Jitesh Sharma(w), Rinku Singh, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar.

Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran(c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

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