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Highlights of India-Afghanistan match

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Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 23:08 [IST]

Highlights of India-Afghanistan match

Colombo, Sep 19: India began their ICC World Twenty20 2012 campaign on a winning note by defeating a spirited Afghanistan side by 23 runs here on Wednesday night.

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Here are the highlights of this game.

# Virat Kohli was the Man-of-the-match for his knock of 50 runs off 39 balls

# India posted 159/5 in 20 overs and then restricted Afghanistan to 134 all out in 19.3 overs

# With this win, India have almost assured themselves of a Super Eight berth

# India's final game in Group A is against England on September 23, Sunday

# India hit four sixes in their innings while Afghanistan too had equal number of hits over the fence

# In the first six overs of powerplay, India were 34/2

# In the same period, Afghanistan made 42/1

# Lakshmipathy Balaji (3/19) and Yuvraj Singh (3/24) were the most successful bowlers for India

# R Ashwin took two wickets for 20 and he was the most economical bowler in the match

# This was India's second successive win over Afghanistan. They had beaten them in last World T20 by seven wickets

# India's 100 came off 83 balls while Afghanistan took 14.5 overs for their century

# Karim Sadiq did duty behind the stumps, in place of Mohammad Shahzad from 13.3 overs. Shahzad injured his leg while keeping

# Najibullah Zadran made his T20I debut today

# Afghanistan conceded 14 wides and dropped easy catches which proved costly in the end

# Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli enjoyed dropped chances during their innings

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