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Jan 18, 2024

3rd T20I: India outlast Afghanistan in second Super Over


​India beat Afghanistan

India edged Afghanistan in a dramatic second Super Over to sweep the Twenty20 series after the third match ended in a tie following Rohit Sharma's record-setting century on Wednesday.

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Rohit Sharma

The India captain became the first batsman to hit five T20 international tons as his unbeaten 121 off 69 balls powered the hosts to 212-4 in Bengaluru after they had slipped to 22-4.

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Rohit and Rinku

Rohit, out for a duck in the opening two wins, struck 11 fours and eight sixes and put on 190 runs with Rinku Singh, who hit 69 not out off 39 balls.

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5th T20I ton

Rohit, who went past Glenn Maxwell and Suryakumar Yadav -- both with four T20 tons, rebuilt the innings and then tore into the opposition attack as he surpassed his previous T20 best of 118.

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Raining sixes

It was raining sixes in the final five overs when India plundered 103 runs. Rohit and Rinku smashed 36 off the final over, which included a six off a no-ball.

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Fareed Ahmad Malik

Left-arm quick Fareed Ahmad Malik returned figures of 3-20 and caused early damage with the wickets of Yashasvi Jaiswal (4), Virat Kohli and Sanju Samson, both removed for first-ball ducks.

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The run chase

Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran scored 50 each to put on 93 runs for the first wicket and set up the chase.

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Gulbadin Naib

Afghanistan put up a spirited response as Gulbadin Naib hit an unbeaten 55 off 23 balls to steer his side to 212-6, taking two off the final delivery to level the scores.

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​Mohammad Nabi

Mohammad Nabi smashed a quickfire 34 to keep his side in the hunt and Naib helped get 18 runs off the final over from fast bowler Mukesh Kumar to tie the match.

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​The Super Over

The Super Over was also tied after Afghanistan made 16 and India got the same score as the situation brought back memories of the 2019 50-over World Cup final between England and New Zealand.

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Ravi Bishnoi

India made 11-2 in the second Super Over with Rohit scoring all the runs off the opening three balls before Ravi Bishnoi conceded just one run and picked up two wickets to seal the game.

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