At the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, the 3rd T20I between India and Afghanistan resulted in an extraordinary spectacle, leaving fans on the edge of their seats.
The IND vs AFG 3rd T20I match saw not one but two super overs, with India ultimately emerging victorious in the dramatic battle.
The stage was set for a blockbuster as Afghanistan, in pursuit of India’s mammoth total of 212/4, showcased remarkable resilience to level the scores off the last ball.
Gulbadin Naib’s blazing knock of 55 off 23 deliveries, supported by fifties from Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran, led Afghanistan to a staggering 212, pushing the match into a super-over showdown.
1st Super Over – Afghanistan’s Innings:
The first super over started with Gulbadin Naib on strike, facing Mukesh’s delivery. Virat Kohli’s quick fielding led to Naib being run out on the first ball.
Mohammad Nabi and Rahmanullah Gurbaz added crucial runs, guiding Afghanistan to a total of 16/1. However, the drama wasn’t over yet.
1st Super Over – India’s Innings:
Rohit Sharma, along with Yashasvi Jaiswal, took charge of India’s chase in the super over. The duo collected singles and twos, strategically setting the stage for the last ball.
With remarkable astuteness, Rohit retired himself and sent in Rinku Singh to face the final delivery. India managed 15/0, pushing the contest into an unprecedented second super over.
2nd Super Over – India’s Innings:
The second super-over witnessed a stellar performance from Rohit Sharma. With a six over the bowler’s head and another boundary, Rohit displayed exquisite stroke play.
Rinku Singh faced misfortune as he missed a crucial delivery, resulting in a successful review from Afghanistan.
Sanju Samson took the crease with 2 balls remaining but in search of 1 run, Rohit got run out, setting Afghanistan a target of 12.
2nd Super Over – Afghanistan’s Innings:
In the second super over, Afghanistan faced the spin brilliance of Bishnoi. Mohammad Nabi’s attempt to clear the boundary resulted in a catch at long-off, marking a crucial breakthrough for India.
With only one run on the board, the pressure mounted. Another wicket fell as Karim Janat managed just a single.
With Afghanistan needing 11 off three balls, India’s spin strategy proved effective. Finally, India emerged victorious in the final super over.