BY Vikash Kumar Tiwari

Abu Dhabi: The Indian team defeated Afganistan team by 66 runs in the third T20 World Cup match 2021 in Sheikh Zayed Stadium at Abu Dhabi of United Arab Emirates. 

Afghanistan team won the toss and opted to bowl. 

Afghanistan opened the bowling with an offspinner against two right-hand batsman. Rohit sharma (74) and KL Rahul (69) gave a lavish start to the Indian team as they scored 140 runs for the first wicket and 7runs for the second. 

After the openers two  big hitters Rishab Pant (27) and Hardik Pandya (3t) hit five sixes and five fours to crush the bowling line-up of Afghanistan and put total of 110 runs on 2 wickets. 

In the chase of a bulky target of 211 Afghanistan put 13 runs for there first wicket. Hazratullah Zazai scored 13 runs and Mohammad Shahzad was dismissed on a golden duck. Mohammad Nabi (35) and Karim Janat (42) played few good shots and scored a total of 144 runs on 7 wicket. 

Rohit sharma was awarded as man of the match for his grand inning.