Afghanistan vs India, 2024 T20 World Cup: Full list of award winners, player of the match, scorecard & records

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Jasprit Bumrah stole the show once again (Image: Getty)

India continued their undefeated streak in the 2024 T20 World Cup with a splendid win against Afghanistan on Thursday, June 20. Suryakumar Yadav's half-century and three-wicket hauls from Arshdeep Singh and Jasprit Bumrah helped the Men in Blue beat their opponents by 47 runs at the Kensington Oval.

It was the first Super 8s match for both India and Afghanistan. India won the toss and decided to bat first. Although openers Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli couldn't impress much, India reached 181/8, thanks to a 28-ball 53 from Yadav.

Chasing 182, Afghanistan lost wickets at regular intervals and were eventually bowled out for 134 runs. Here's a look at the scorecard, award winners and top stats from the Afghanistan vs India 2024 T20 World Cup match.

List of all award winners in Afghanistan vs India, 2024 T20 World Cup match

ICC only honors the best performer of the match in T20 World Cups. The Man of the Match award for this game went to Suryakumar Yadav, who ensured India crossed the 180-run mark despite being 79/3 after 10 overs.

Yadav smashed five fours and three sixes against Afghanistan. He maintained an impressive strike rate of 189.29 and added 60 runs for the fifth wicket with Hardik Pandya.

Man of the Match: Suryakumar Yadav (53 off 28).

Afghanistan vs India scorecard

India opted to bat first in Barbados but slumped to 62/3 in the ninth over. Suryakumar Yadav then saved India and smashed a match-winning half-century. He scored 53 off 28, while all-rounder Hardik Pandya chipped in with a crucial 24-ball 32 as India reached 181/8. Rashid Khan and Fazalhaq Farooqi took three wickets each for Afghanistan.

In response, Afghanistan's Rahmanullah Gurbaz showed enormous intent, scoring 11 runs off the first over. However, Jasprit Bumrah's double strike pushed Afghanistan on the back foot.

Afghanistan never recovered and ended with 134 for the loss of 10 wickets in 20 overs. Bumrah finished with dream figures of 3/7, while Arshdeep Singh also bagged three wickets. Playing his first match in the 2024 T20 World Cup, Kuldeep Yadav dismissed the dangerous duo of Gulbadin Naib and Mohammad Nabi.

AFG vs IND, 2024 T20 World Cup: Top stats and records emerging from the Afghanistan vs India match

It was an eventful match between India and Afghanistan earlier today in Barbados. Here's a list of some top stats and records emerging from this Group 1 contest in the Super 8s round:

  1. India continue to be undefeated in T20Is against Afghanistan. The two teams have played nine T20Is, with Afghanistan winning none of them.
  2. Suryakumar Yadav won his 15th Man of the Match award for India in T20I cricket. He became the second Indian player after Virat Kohli to win 15 Man of the Match awards for the Men in Blue in T20Is.
  3. India also continue to be undefeated in ICC tournament matches against Afghanistan. Be it T20 World Cup or ODI World Cup, India have never lost a game against Afghanistan.
  4. All 10 wickets of Afghanistan were caught out dismissals. This was the first time India dismissed 10 batters caught out in a T20I match.

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Edited by Aditya Singh
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