Bhuvneshwar Kumar put Afghanistan under pressure from the very first over. He did not even allow explosive openers Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz to open the account. When Jazai was lbw, Bhuvi bowled Gurbaz. In his second over too, he took two wickets. On the fourth ball, Karim Janat was caught by Virat Kohli. At the same time, Najibullah Zadran became lbw. Bhuvneshwar got his 5th breakthrough in his last over. Bhuvi completed 5 wickets by getting Ajmatullah Omerzai caught by Dinesh Karthik.
most economical spell
Bhuvneshwar Kumar conceded just 4 runs in 4 overs. This is the most economical spell by any Indian bowler in T20 International cricket. No bowler has given Bhuvneshwar less runs after completing a spell of 4 overs in Test playing countries. Huh. Although the world record is in the name of Saad bin Zafar of Canada. He took 2 wickets against Panama in 4 overs without giving any runs. Bhuvi has taken 84 wickets in T20 Internationals. He also became the highest wicket-taker Indian bowler, leaving behind Chahal. He is the first Indian bowler to take more than one five-wicket haul in T20 Internationals.
What was the condition of the match?
India scored 212 for 2 with the help of Virat Kohli’s century. Kohli brought up his 71st career century since November 2019. With this, he equaled Ricky Ponting in terms of international centuries and is now behind Sachin Tendulkar. Regular captain Rohit Sharma was rested and KL Rahul, who was captaining in his place, scored 62 runs in 41 balls. Afghanistan’s score at one point was six for 21 and in 20 overs they scored 111 for eight. India won by 101 runs.