IND vs AFG, 3rd T20I Live: Team India Prevail Thriller After 2 Super Overs, Whitewash Afghanistan

IND vs AFG, 3rd T20I Live: Team India Prevail Thriller After 2 Super Overs, Whitewash Afghanistan

IND vs AFG: India might look to make some changes in their playing XI for this final T20I since they have the series in the bag. Follow our live blog for the latest updates and scores.

Rohan SenUpdated: Thursday, January 18, 2024, 08:25 AM IST
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Super Over Innings updates:

Afghanistan bat first. Gulbadin Naib perishes in the first ball of the over while trying to take a run. Afghanistan set a challenging 17 off the final over for India.

Afghanistan make a fine start in their defence, conceding only 2 runs off the first deliveries. Pressure on India. But Rohit Sharma follows it up with back-to-back sixes. And Rohit Sharma has retired himself out after taking a single, leaving Yashasvi Jaiswal to complete the job.

Crazy scenes! A 2nd super over will take place as both teams finish on 16 again.

2nd Super Over Innings updates:

Rohit Sharma blasts 10 runs off the first 2 balls to put early pressure on Afghanistan. The tourists have a chance at a historic victory as India have set them 12 to win.

Ravi Bishnoi has got a wicket off the very first ball as Mohammad Nabi fails to get the connection and holes out to long-off. Bishnoi has done it for India as Afghanistan have been left heartbroken after Rahmanullah Gurbaz holes out to Rinku Singh too. India have sealed a series sweep.

Afghanistan innings updates:

Afghanistan hit their first boundary as Rahmanullah Gurbaz hits a six in the 2nd over of the innings. Rahmanullah Gurbaz takes on Mukesh Kumar in his 2nd over with a boundary and now a six.

The tourists make a promising start as they end their power play with 51 without losing any wicket. Afghanistan are 85-0 at the halfway stage as Shivam Dube leaks 25 in his 1st over. They still need to score at 12.8 in the next 10 overs.

Gurbaz brings up his half-century off only 28 deliveries. Afghanistan looking comfortable. Kuldeep Yadav gets the breakthrough for India as Washington Sundar takes a well-judged catch at short cover. Ibrahim Zadran also gets in the act and reaches his half-century off 41 balls, but loses his wicket immediately to Washington Sundar.

Sundar strikes again as Azmatullah Omarzai perishes while trying to go for the big hit. Mohammad Nabi is still keeping them in the hunt as they require 68 off the final 5 overs. The 50-run partnership also comes up between Nabi and Gulbadin Naib off only 18 runs.

Nabi goes for 34 off 16 balls as Washington Sundar gets his 3rd. Is that the game for the hosts? Sanju Samson effects a stunning direct hit as Karim Janat finds himself short at the non-striker's hit. Virat Kohli takes a skyer as Afghanistan slide further, needing 31 off 10 deliveries.

Afghanistan need 19 runs off the final over. Mukesh Kumar has been thrust with the responsibility to defend it. It has come down to 5 off 2 deliveries as Gulbadin Naib keeps Afghanistan in the hunt. We are going into a super over as Afghanistan take the game into the super over.

India innings updates:

Afghanistan get their first wicket as Yashasvi Jaiswal fails to get the connection he wanted. Mohammad Nabi takes a skyer, Jaiswal goes for 4 off 6 deliveries.

What has happened here? Fareed Ahmed has got 2 in 2 as Virat Kohli goes for a golden duck. Eerie silence around the Chinnaswamy Stadium. India are 19-2 after 3 overs. Azmatullah Omarzai strikes this time as Shivam Dube goes on this occasion to leave India reeling.

Yet another golden duck as Sanju Samson plays a reckless shot and Mohammad Nabi takes a skyer again. India are 22-4. Virender Sharma gives it out LBW, but Rinku Singh survives with DRS and snicko shows there was bat involved.

At the halfway stage, India are 61-4, with Rohit Sharma and Rinku Singh holding fort. Rohit Sharma brings up his 50 off 41 deliveries as India start pressing the accelerator. It's been a wonderful knock from the Indian captain on a tricky surface. Rohit Sharma brings up his record 5th T20I ton with consecutive boundaries in the 19th over.

To follow the Indian captain's ton, Rinku Singh brings up his 2nd T20I 50. India well and truly on a roll here despite being in early trouble. Things going awry for Afghanistan as Rohit Sharma makes Karim Janat pay for his no-ball in the 20th over.

India plunder 103 runs from the last 5 overs as they reach 212 in 20 overs after being only 61-4 in 10. It seems like the dew has set in, but Afghanistan's task still looks cut out.

Toss Update & Team Changes

Team India captain Rohit Sharma wins the toss for the third time in a row. The hosts will bat first in this match.

India have made 3 changes to their playing XI. Axar Patel, Jitesh Sharma and Arshdeep Singh miss out but Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav and Avesh Khan are back in the team.

India (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Shivam Dube, Sanju Samson(w), Rinku Singh, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mukesh Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan

Afghanistan have also made 3 changes to their playing XI.

Afghanistan (Playing XI): Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran(c), Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Qais Ahmad, Mohammad Saleem Safi, Fareed Ahmad Malik

IND vs AFG, 3rd T20I Preview:

India will look to finish the series with the perfect result when they take on Afghanistan in the third and final T20I at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

The Men in Blue have already sealed the series with two wins on the trot and will look to continue in the same vein in the series-finale, which is also the last T20I for India before the World Cup in June.

India might look to make some changes in their playing XI since they have the series in the bag. Captain Rohit Sharma also needs to find form after having registered two ducks in the previous games.

Afghanistan on the other hand, will look to end on a positive note since not much has gone right for them in the series so far.

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