Twitter reactions: Mohammad Nabi’s resilient batting propels Afghanistan to a competitive total against India in the Mohali T20I – IND vs AFG


In the pulsating encounter between Afghanistan and India in the ongoing first T20I at Mohali, Afghanistan’s seasoned campaigner, Mohammad Nabi, emerged as the savior with a stellar innings. Entering the crease at a challenging juncture for Afghanistan, Nabi unleashed a breathtaking assault on the Indian bowlers, crafting a rapid 42 runs from a mere 27 deliveries. His exceptional performance played a pivotal role in steering Afghanistan to a competitive 158/5.

Early setbacks and Mohammad Nabi’s heroic entry

Despite a steady start from Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmanullah Gurbaz for Afghanistan, after being asked to bat first, faced setbacks with the rapid dismissals of both openers in quick succession. The third wicket fell in the following over, setting the stage for Nabi’s entrance. Unleashing an attacking display from the outset, Nabi exhibited his batting prowess, smashing two boundaries and three sixes.

Nabi’s crucial alliance with Azmatullah Omarzai

Nabi played a pivotal role in Afghanistan’s recovery, forming a crucial 68-run partnership with the young Azmatullah Omarzai. This partnership orchestrated off 43 balls, provided the much-needed impetus to Afghanistan’s innings. Particularly noteworthy was the resurgence after India initially restricted them to 57/3 within the first 10 overs, navigating the challenging conditions at the PCA Stadium.

Also READ: IND vs AFG: Here’s why Yashasvi Jaiswal not playing today’s game in Mohali against Afghanistan

Late flourish boosts Afghanistan’s total

In the latter stages of the innings, a late surge from Najibullah Zadran (19*) and Karim Janat (9*) propelled Afghanistan’s total beyond the 150 runs mark. Nabi’s aggressive innings and the late fireworks have set the stage for an intriguing contest, with Afghanistan presenting India a target of 159. As India gears up to chase, the series opener promises heightened excitement and competitiveness.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

Also READ: England Legend James Anderson reveals his favorite bowler in Test cricket

#Twitter #reactions #Mohammad #Nabis #resilient #batting #propels #Afghanistan #competitive #total #India #Mohali #T20I #IND #AFG

Leave a Comment