"Jasprit Bumrah is unmatched" - Twitter elated as India thump Afghanistan by 47 runs in T20 World Cup 2024

Published - 21 Jun 2024, 12:00 AM | Updated - 21 Jun 2024, 12:01 AM

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Fans on Twitter reacted after India started their Super 8 stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 on a high note. They defeated Afghanistan by 47 runs at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados in a Group 1 encounter on Thursday (20th June). 

Opting to bat, India didn’t have the kind of start they would have wanted as skipper Rohit Sharna (8) fell early. Rishabh Pant (20), who walked in at three, played a brutal cameo but couldn’t carry on. He along with Virat Kohli (24) added 43 runs but both batters lost their wickets within a span of two overs. 

India were left tottering at 62 for three and it was at that time when Suryakumar Yadav (53) took center stage. Hardik Pandya (32) supported him well as the duo bailed India out of trouble and made sure they take team to a good total. 

Axar Patel scored a quick-fire 12 runs in the end that powered India to 181/8 at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. For Afghanistan, Rashid Khan was the pick of the bowlers with his figures of three for 26.

In the chase, Afghanistan were off to the worst possible start with the bat. Jasprit Bumrah removed Rahmanullah Gurbaz (11) and Hazratullah Zazai (2) early. Axar Patel then chipped in too and removed Ibrahim Zadran (8) as the batting team lost three wickets for just 23 runs. 

Gulbadin Naib (17) and Azmatullah Omarzai (26) tried to stitch the partnership but couldn’t as Indian bowlers chipped in with wickets at regular intervals and left the opposition tottering at 114/7. They bundled out the Rashid Khan-led side for 134 runs to win the game by 47 runs. Jasprit Bumrah picked up three wickets and gave away just seven runs. Arshdeep Singh also picked three scalps while Kuldeep Yadav bagged two scalps. 

Fans on Twitter react as India thump Afghanistan by 47 runs in T20 World Cup Super 8 fixture 

As India thumped Afghanistan by 47 runs in the T20 World Cup Super 8 fixture, fans on Twitter reacted to it. They lauded the Rohit Sharma-led side for their dominating show with the bat and ball and had some joyful reactions. Here are some of the reactions: 

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