Jaiswal, Dube help India beat Afghanistan in second T20I

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shivam Dube put up a fantastic performance in the second T20I against Afghanistan, helping India win the series 2-0 with a 6-wicket victory at the Holkar Cricket Stadium. Dube played an unbeaten inning of 63 runs from 32 balls, while Jaiswal scored a rapid 68 from 34 balls. With this, India have an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

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Despite a shaky start with Rohit Sharma getting out for a duck in the first over, Virat Kohli and Yashasvi Jaiswal steadied the ship. Jaiswal showcased brilliant form, hitting boundaries against both spinners and pacers. After Kohli’s dismissal, Shivam Dube joined Jaiswal, continuing the onslaught.

Dube’s powerful shots, including three consecutive sixes off Mohammad Nabi, propelled India towards victory. Jaiswal’s fiery half-century was cut short by Karim Janat, who also dismissed Jitesh Sharma in the same over. Rinku Singh came in to bat, but Dube’s exceptional form led India to a comfortable six-wicket win.

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Earlier, India’s bowlers, Arshdeep Singh and Axar Patel, played exceptionally well to bundle out Afghanistan for 172. Gulbadin Naib’s impressive half-century and a crucial partnership between Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Karim Janat contributed to Afghanistan’s competitive total. Arshdeep took three wickets, while Axar claimed two.

Afghanistan’s openers Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmanullah Gurbaz set a solid start, but Ravi Bishnoi’s breakthrough and Axar Patel’s crucial wickets kept India in control. Despite Gulbadin Naib’s strong innings, Arshdeep Singh and the Indian bowlers took wickets at regular intervals, restricting Afghanistan to 172 runs in the second T20I.

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