Inspired India hit 210 in huge win over Afghanistan
India beat Afghanistan by 66 runs in their crunch Group 2 Super 12 encounter in Abu Dhabi.
India smashed Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi to get a win on the board in Group 2 and keep their qualification hopes alive, smashing 210/2 and winning by 66 runs to aid their net run rate.
A selection reshuffle saw Rohit Sharma moved back up to opener alongside KL Rahul, and the pair more than justified the decision with a brilliant century stand.
And fireworks from Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant finished the innings in style, with the pair scoring 63 runs in the final 21 balls of the innings to see a side pass 200 at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 for the first time.
In reply, Afghanistan rarely looked like chasing it down after losing both openers in the Powerplay, but avoided a collapse and built a total of 144/7 with one eye on their NRR.