T20 World Cup 2021 Rashid Khan
T20 World Cup 2021: It is well known that the Afghanistan cricket team is one of the best teams in the T20s. This team has the ability to beat any team. No team will take the Afghans lightly in the ICC T20 World Cup-2021. However, the team suffered a crushing defeat in the match against India on Wednesday. India won by 66 runs over Afghanistan. The Afghanistan team was not so disappointed about this defeat. Now its focus is on winning the next match against New Zealand. Afghanistan veteran leg-spinner Rashid Khan has said that the next match of the T20 World Cup against New Zealand will be like a quarter-final for his team after a humiliating defeat at the hands of India.
Afghanistan are second after four matches in the Super 12 stage and have a net run rate of +1.481. Pakistan advanced from Group 2 to the semifinals. Asked if the loss to India would affect the team’s momentum, Rashid said no. “I don’t think it makes a big difference,” he said. We know that India are one of the best teams. Let’s be prepared in the same way and go with the same idea. The match against New Zealand could be our quarter-final. If they win they can reach the semifinals as they have a good run rate. If you enjoy the game, you can give a good performance. We will enjoy our game to the fullest.
A key match for India ..
The match between Afghanistan and New Zealand is also crucial for the Indian team. If Afghanistan wins and India wins the remaining two matches, their chances of reaching the semi-finals will increase. Asked if he had in mind the net run rate in the match against India, Rashid said, “Absolutely. It was on our minds after we lost a few wickets. That’s why we set the goal of scoring more runs. Our focus is on the run rate that can prove to be the deciding factor.
This is how the match went ..
Batting first in the match, India scored 210 for two. For India, Rohit Sharma scored 74 off 47 balls with 8 fours and 3 sixes. KL Rahul scored 69 runs. He faced 48 balls and hit two sixes with six fours. Rishabh Pant was 27 not out and Hardik Pandya was 35 not out. Afghanistan batting could not stand before this solid target. The team managed only 144 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Kareem Janat top-scored for Afghanistan with 42 runs. Captain Mohammad Nabi played an innings with 35 runs. Mohammad Shami took three wickets for India. Ravichandran Ashwin took two wickets. Jaspreet Bumra and Ravindra Jadeja took one wicket each.
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IND vs AFG Match Result: Team India solid victory .. Rohit, Rahul with half centuries .. Afghan defeat by 66 runs