Video Highlights - India vs Afghanistan T20 WC 2012
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At the end, India won the match against Afghanistan by 23 runs.
The scorecard says won by 23 runs but there were a few nervous moments for India. The catching was the difference in the end. Afghanistan dropped 4 catches, while India took everything that came their way. Shahzad, Mangal and Sadiq got off to starts but none could convert it. Balaji gave the first breakthrough and that was followed by a triple strike from Yuvraj, which plucked the life out of the Afghan challenge. Mohammad Nabi fought down the order with a 17 ball 31, but when he fell to Ashwin, the game was well and truly India's.
Match detailsToss Afghanistan, who chose to fieldPoints India 2, Afghanistan 0T20I debut Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan)Player of the match V Kohli (India)Umpires Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and SJA Taufel (Australia)TV umpire Aleem Dar (Pakistan)Match referee RS MadugalleReserve umpire HDPK Dharmasena
India, sent in to bat, took advantage of their rivals' butter-fingered display to recover from a bad start and post 5-159, with Virat Kohli top-scoring with 50 off 38 balls.
The Afghans raced to a comfortable 2-75 in the 12th over before a late collapse saw the non-Test side being bowled out for 136 with three balls to spare.
Mohammad Nabi was the star batsman with an aggressive 31 off 17 balls with two boundaries and as many sixes, while Karim Sadiq made 26 and skipper Nawroz Mangal chipped in with 22.
Seamer Lakshmipathy Balaji and left-arm spinner Yuvraj Singh claimed three wickets each and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took two, but India were fortunate to emerge unscathed from Wednesday's Group A match.
The top two teams from the group will advance to the Super Eights round. This win has nearly ensured India for super 8s round. India is currently at top in the Group A Points Table of ICC T20 WC 2012.
"We could probably have done better," said Mangal. "Our shot selection was poor, and we should have fielded better, But we are satisfied that we could restrict the mighty Indian batting to below 160."
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the Twenty20 format allowed lesser-ranked sides to give their rivals a tough fight.
"The format is such that if one batsman or bowler has a great day, it could change the result of the match," said Dhoni. "It was still a good performance by us, but not a great one.
"To be honest, there are a lot of areas we have to improve."
India play defending champions England next in Colombo on Sunday. Afghanistan await England at the same venue on Friday.
The top two teams from the group will advance to the Super Eights round.