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Patna : India defeated Afghanistan by 66 runs in a Group 2 match of ICC T20 World Cup at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE, on November 3, 2021, late night, as fast bowler Mohd Shami took three wickets including 2 wickets in 19th over and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin taking two wickets. Opener Rohit Sharma was named Player Of The Match.
Chasing a target of 211 runs, Afghanistan could score only 144/7 in 20 overs with Karim Janat scoring an unbeaten 42 in 22 balls hitting 3 fours and 2 sixes. Captain Mohd Nabi scored 35 in 32 balls with 2 fours and 1 six.
Shami took 3/32 in 4 overs while Ashwin took 2/14 in 4 overs. Jasprit Bumrah took 1/25 in 4 overs while Ravindra Jadeja took 1/19 in 3 overs. Afghanistan had won the toss and opted to bowl.
Batting first, India had scored 210/2 in 20 overs with openers Rohit Sharm and K L Rahul scoring 74 and 69 runs respectively. All-rounder Hardik Pandya remained unbeaten on 35 in 13 balls while Rishabh Pant remaine 27 not out in 13 balls.