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    Rashid Khan shines in vain as India defeat Afghanistan again in T20 World Cup clash


    “Rashid Khan Shines as Triumph Over Afghanistan”

    Afghanistan came up short in their latest Twenty20 clash with longtime rivals India, despite another strong individual showing from star spinner Rashid Khan. The outcome maintained India's domination in this fixture, marking their ninth straight victory over Afghanistan in T20I .

    Batting first after winning the toss, India amassed a challenging total of 181 runs. Hardik Pandya spearheaded the scoring with a brisk 32 runs from 24 balls toward the end of the innings. Wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant and Suryakumar Yadav also made valuable contributions higher up the order. Yadav was particularly impressive during his 28-ball knock of 51, striking the ball to all parts of the ground with an array of innovative shots.

    In response, Afghanistan struggled to build partnerships. Rashid Khan stood out with the ball yet again for his side, taking three key Indian wickets. However, lacking support from his teammates, his efforts proved to be in a losing cause. Jasprit Bumrah and Arshdeep Singh did the most damage for India with the ball, claiming three wickets apiece.

    The result reinforced concerns about Afghanistan's overreliance on individual performers like Rashid. While they threatened briefly during India's innings, their batting faltered under pressure of the rising run rate. For India, the variety and accuracy of their bowling attack, combined with quality hitting from the likes of Pant and Yadav, allowed them to exert complete control over the match.

    The defeat leaves Afghanistan with an uphill task to qualify for the semi-finals, as they seek their first ever win over dominant India in T20 cricket.

    The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.

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