“Short By 15 Runs, Need To Further develop Handling”: Afghanistan Skipper After Misfortune To India

Following his side’s six-wicket misfortune to India in the main T20I, Afghanistan captain Ibrahim Zadran said that his side was something like 15 runs low and that the side needs to further develop its handling as well. 50 years by Shivam Dube and an appearance by Jitesh Sharma assisted India with getting a six-wicket prevail upon Afghanistan in the main T20I of the three-match series at Mohali on Thursday.

“We were short 13-15 runs. We lost the throw as well. However, the young men battled well. We were attempting to have a decent powerplay start yet we lost wickets then, at that point. One of us ought to have been away for 14-15 overs yet we lost consecutive wickets. At the point when new players came, we went under pressure. (Handling exertion) In the subsequent inning, there was dew and it was challenging to hold the ball. I can say that the young men attempted all around well. (Different areas of progress) We will attempt to work on our handling. We were very languid with the handling today. We will attempt to further develop batting too. Bowling, we have no issue. We will zero in on what we fouled up today,” expressed Zadran in post-match show.

Coming to the match, put to bat first by India, Afghanistan had a decent beginning, with captain Ibrahim Zadran (25 out of 22 balls, with two fours and a six) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (23 out of 28 balls, with two fours and a six) adding 50 runs for the principal wicket.

After Indian bowlers decreased Afghanistan to 57/3, A 68-run organization between Azmatullah Omarzai (29 of every 22 balls, with two fours and a six) and Mohammed Nabi (42 out of 27 balls, with two fours and three sixes) bringing them back into the match. A strong organization between Najibullah Zadran (19*) and Karim Janat (9*) at the back finish of the innings took them to 158/5 of every 20 overs.

Axar Patel (2/23) and Mukesh Kumar (2/33) were the pick of the bowlers for India. Shivam Dube got one wicket.

In the pursuit of 159, India lost captain Rohit Sharma for a duck on his re-visitation of T20Is. Shubman Gill (23 of every 12 balls, five fours) showed expectation yet couldn’t change over his begin enormous score. A 44-run stand between Shivam Dube and Tilak Varma (26 of every 22 balls, with two fours and a six) brought India back into the match. Afterward, a 45-run stand among Shivam and Jitesh Sharma (31 out of 20 balls, with five fours) took India near a success. Dube scored his second T20I 50 years, getting 60 of every 40 balls with five fours and two sixes and united with Rinku Singh (16*) to dominate the match for India.

Mujeeb ur Rahman took two wickets for Afghanistan, while Omarzai got a wicket.

India is 1-0 up in the series, with two games to go. Dube was given the ‘Player of the Series’ honor.

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