T20 World Cup 2021: Twitter Reacts As India Register Their First Victory, Beat Afghanistan Quite Comprehensively
T20 World Cup 2021: Twitter Reacts As India Register Their First Victory, Beat Afghanistan Quite Comprehensively

Team India registered their first win of the T20 World Cup 2021, defeating Afghanistan by 66 runs at the Abu Dhabi Stadium on Wednesday. It was their batsmen who came to the party first before the bowlers completed the job on the night.

Chasing 211, the Afghan team was never really in with a shot, losing wickets at regular intervals. The Indian pacers, Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah struck in tandem early on, dismissing the openers without a lot on the board.

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Youngster, Rahmanullah Gurbaz looked good for a brief period of time, before Ravindra Jadeja dismissed him. Ravichandran Ashwin soon joined the party, picking up a couple of wickets to finish with a brilliant spell of 2/14 in four overs in his first game of this tournament.

It was a formality thereon for the Indian team, as they choked the Afghans out of the match. The win was much needed for Virat Kohli’s men after they were put to the sword by Pakistan and New Zealand in their first two matches.

KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma
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Earlier, openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul put on a brilliant batting display on one of the best surfaces seen so far in this tournament. Both scored wonderful fifties in a 140-run opening wicket association, putting on a much-needed show for the loyal Indian fans at the stadium.

A promotion for Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya worked out as well, with both getting useful time in the middle during their quickfire cameos. The team went on to put this World Cup’s highest score – 210/2 in their 20 overs.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to India’s first win:

 

 

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