India Secures T20 Series Sweep Against Afghanistan with Double Super Over Drama

In a thrilling conclusion to the T20 series, India secured a clean sweep against Afghanistan, winning the third T20 match after an intense double Super Over showdown at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. The victory marked India’s dominance, claiming the series 3-0.

Having won the toss, India opted to bat first, with Rohit Sharma and Rinku Singh leading the charge. Despite a valiant effort, the Indian team managed to put up a total of 212 runs on the scoreboard, with Rohit Sharma scoring 121 off 69 balls and Rinku Singh contributing 69 off 39 balls. Rohit Sharma achieved his fifth T20 International century, becoming the highest century-maker in this format.

In response, Afghanistan showcased aggressive batting, scoring 212 runs for the loss of six wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran played crucial innings, each scoring 50 runs. In the final overs, Gulbadin Naib’s 55 off 23 balls brought Afghanistan close to victory, but the match ended in a tie.

To break the deadlock, both teams engaged in a double Super Over. In the first Super Over, Afghanistan set a target of 16 runs, matched by India. The drama continued in the second Super Over, where India posted 11 runs. In response, Afghanistan struggled to meet the target, scoring only one run. India emerged victorious in the Super Over, securing the T20 series with a 3-0 win.

The match showcased exceptional performances on both sides, with the double Super Over providing unprecedented excitement for cricket fans. Afghanistan’s resilience and India’s strategic brilliance made this T20 series a memorable contest, demonstrating the intensity and competitiveness of T20 cricket at the international level.