Youngsters Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shivam Dube lead India to victory over Afghanistan, secure 2-0 series lead



Shivam Dube’s unbeaten 63 off 32 balls, along with Yashasvi Jaiswal’s 68 off 34 balls, helped India successfully chase down a target of 173 runs in just 15.4 overs in a thrilling match against Afghanistan. This victory secured a commanding 2-0 lead in the series for the Rohit Sharma-led Indian team, showcasing their dominance in the game.

Virat Kohli’s 29 runs off 16 balls provided India with a blistering start during the chase, setting the tone for the team’s pursuit of victory.

Afghanistan, led by Gulbadin Naib’s valiant knock of 57 runs off 35 balls, managed to post a total of 172 runs before being all-out. However, their efforts were overshadowed by the exceptional performance of the Indian bowlers. Arshdeep Singh claimed three wickets, while Axar Patel and Ravi Bishnoi took two wickets each, effectively restricting Afghanistan’s scoring opportunities.

Winning the toss, India’s skipper Rohit Sharma made a strategic decision to bowl first, which ultimately paid off. This choice allowed the Indian team to assess the conditions and plan their chase accordingly.