India get first points, thrash Afghanistan to stay alive in T20 World Cup
Opening batsman Rohit Sharma hit a blistering 74 to set up India's first win at the Twenty20 World Cup with a 66-run drubbing of Afghanistan on Wednesday as Virat Kohli's team avoided a shock early et.
The Indian batting finally fired with Sharma and KL Rahul, who made 69, putting on 140 for the opening wicket to guide India to 210 for two in their must-win Super 12 game in Abu Dhabi.
The tournament's highest total proved too much for Afghanistan who finished on 144-7 in 20 overs.
They still remain in the hunt for the semi-finals along with New Zend and India. Pakistan have already secured their place in the last-four from the group.
India, who came in as hot favourites but crashed to two straight losses, needed to win their remaining three games and depend on others for their entry in the semis.
Afghans dare not beat the country where they play their cricket and who pays their wages
Just another game.
Afghans making not the slightest effort to make it seem realistic.
Pakistan show know well what it’s like to be at the bottom of pile for a long period of time. Couple of games in otherwise a world class Indian team don’t matter much.
After a humiliating defeat by Kiwis and Pakistan, India had to fix a match. Sad.
So this is how the “best friend” of Afghani’s treats them when the going gets tough?
India came back with a big bang, That's what champions look like! Good resolve.
It’s either one of the great come backs or the match is fixed. Take a wild guess.
too little too late. pack your bags and go back to your match fing, money making ipl matches
Afghanistan paid by india to lose
As expected Afghans are handing it to Indians on a platter.
Useless, too late. Indians are out of World cup T20, 2021
What has gone wrong afghano all of so sudden ?
Disappointed! Afghan team you lost my respect today. Shame!
I doubt this is fixed. Afghanistan's cricketers will gladly bend over for Hindustan without charge.
To me it seems 100% match fing . I guess Indians bribed the afghans to lose.
Disappointed! Afghan team letting down their supporters. Shame! Hope this gets investigated.
Scotland would be hard to buy...
Totally fixed match. Shameful and pathetic.
Apparently Afghanistan deliberately allowed India to win. Obviously this match was fixed.
Here comes the lion. Beware!!
India feeling good after beating the little guys.
Bad luck team Afghanistan and team India better brace up.
Afghanistan is a B grade team. Well played India
We will beat them again IF they somehow reach the finals