India Beats Afghanistan By 47 Runs In T20 World Cup Super 8

(MENAFN- Khaama Press) India secured a 47-run victory over Afghanistan in Thursday's T20 World Cup Super Eight clash.

Suryakumar Yadav's second consecutive half-century helped India post a formidable total.

He scored 53 from 28 balls, propelling India to 181-8.

Afghanistan, in response, struggled to keep up with the required run rate.

They were bowled out for 134 on the final ball of the match.

Jasprit Bumrah was exceptional with the ball, taking three wickets for just seven runs.

Afghanistan's Fazalhaq Farooqi and Mohammad Nabi opened the bowling in challenging conditions.

India's captain, Rohit Sharma, was dismissed for eight after surviving an early lbw appeal.

Virat Kohli, finding form, hit a six that struck the sight screen.

Rishabh Pant added quick runs but was dismissed after a dropped catch.

Rashid Khan took crucial wickets, including Pant and Kohli, to disrupt India's momentum.

Suryakumar and Hardik Pandya's partnership boosted India's score before Afghanistan's chase faltered early.

Bumrah's return in the final overs sealed Afghanistan's fate, dismissing Najibullah Zadran.

India's captain Rohit Sharma praised the team's adaptability and the bowlers' efforts.

The win maintained India's unbeaten record in the tournament.

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