Abu Dhabi: India manages to save wickets till the end of powerplay making 53 runs for the team, the highest batting power-play score so far in the ongoing T20 World Cup tournament.
Highest Powerplay scores in Super 12
66/0 Eng v Aus Dubai
63/0 Aus v SL Dubai
55/1 Afg v Sco Sharjah
54/1 SL v Ban Sharjah
53/0 Ind v Afg Abu Dhabi
53/1 SL v Aus Dubai
KL Rahul, back in form opener for India hit a four and a six, complementing Hit Man Rohit's 5 boundaries of fours along with a spectacular six.
Indian team is successfully saving their wickets, breaking the continuum of early wickets losses as seen in the past two games. Men in Blue will eye on winning the game to keep their already diminutive hopes alive for the semi-finals.
India has lost the toss ahead of their face-off with Afghanistan and is asked to bat first in the third consecutive game on the ongoing T20 World Cup Tournament.
Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi chose to bowl, giving the dew as the main reason which makes bowling difficult in the second half.
He said, "Will bowl first. Last game there was a lot of dew in the second half. Mujeeb isn't playing. We always prepare for both, but today we'll bowl first because of dew. We'll play normal cricket and go and enjoy".
Somewhat disappointed Indian skipper Virat Kohli has said that we still have a chance (in semis) and thus, we will try to play our best game.
He said, "Firstly, there's no denying the fact that the situation is a tricky one. Having said that there's still a chance. We as a team will look at the chance and try to play positive cricket. We know we haven't played up to potential whatever the reasons might be - need to brush that aside".