Match Details

AFG vs IND Final, Asian Men's T20 2023

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AFG
Match Abandoned
IND
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G Naib Logo
G Naib Jersy

27

(24)

G Naib
27(24)
4s: 1
6s: 2
SR:112.50
+
S Kamal Logo
S Kamal Jersy

49

(43)

S Kamal
49(43)
4s: 3
6s: 2
SR:113.95
S Ahmed Logo
S Ahmed Jersy

1-28

(3.2)

S Ahmed

1-28(3.2)
Econ: 8.40
16th Over:
0
1
0
0
1
1
 
= 3
17th Over:
1
0
6
1
1
0
 
= 9
Last Over:
1
1
1
1
1
6
 
= 11
This Over:
wd
1
1
 
= 3

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Time to conclude our coverage now. Unfortunately, we couldn't witness the full match today. Congratulations to the Indian team and every Indian for winning the Gold Medal 🥇 in Men's Cricket Asian Games 2023. 

For now, this is Deepak Prakash signing off on behalf of my co-commentator Saptak Sanyal, and scorer/analyst Bishal Mandal. CHEERS!
The players from India, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh are currently standing together for a group photo. 
Time for the national anthem of India, the Gold Medalist. 🥇 
Now, it's time for the Indian team to step up on the center stage of the podium to receive the Gold Medal. 🥇 We will write the names of the players as they get their medals. Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Ravi Bishnoi, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Prabhsimran Singh, Tilak Varma, Mukesh Kumar, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sai Kishore, Shahbaz Ahmed, Rinku Singh, Rahul Tripathi.
The Afghanistan players are receiving their Silver medal and bouquet. They had a terrific journey in this Asian Games!
The Bangladeshi players are receiving their Bronze medal and bouquet. They thumped Pakistan in a nail-biter to secure the Bronze medal. 🥉
The Indian team will take center stage on the podium. Afghanistan, the silver medal winner is standing to the right of India. Bangladesh, the Bronze Medal winner standing to the left of India. 
Asian Men's T20 medals-

Gold-
India

Silver- Afghanistan

Bronze- Bangladesh
Time for the medal presentation ceremony now. The Indian team are dressed up in a white tracksuit.  
Indian Medal Tally now-

Gold-
28

Silver- 35

Bronze- 41
Team India and support staff now pose for a group photograph with the Indian Flag. 
ABANDONED! The rain has had the final say and the match has been abandoned. India secure the Gold Medal by virtue of its better seeding than Afghanistan. The Indian team is now holding the Indian flag and the iconic Chak de India song is being played at the venue. This is truly a goosebumps moment for every Indian present there.
14:36 IST and 17:06 Local Time | Indian Men's cricket team bagged a gold medal replicating the Women's team's performance in the Asian Games 2023! A complete domination by both Indian Men and Women's teams in the Asian Games. A proud moment for every Indian. 🥇

In the grand finale of the Asian Men's T20 2023, Afghanistan were batting first after Ruturaj Gaikwad decided to field first.

The start was not convincing from them as they lost three wickets early in the innings. Zubaid Akbari was the first batter to get dismissed by Shivam Dube on 5. Later a jaffa from Arshdeep Singh made Mohammad Shahzad outplayed when he was on 4. Noor Ali Zadran, the number three batter dismissed for 1 suffering a run out at the keepers end.

Afghanistan got to a better position when Shahidullah Kamal and Afsar Zazai took the charge. Zazai was a bit slow but they made a partnership together. Ravi Bishnoi got the better of him at 15. Karim Janat, the next man in was also dismissed cheaply by Shahbaz Ahmed for 1.

When Afghans were 52 for 5, Shahidullah Kamal was joined by the experienced Gulabdin Naib. The duo started taking the spinners on and Shahidullah reached to 49 hitting 3 boundaries and 2 sixes. Naib also batted well for his 27 off 24 balls hitting a couple of sixes and a solitary boundary.

For India, Ravi Bishnoi was the star bowler bowling at an economy of 3 per over and taking a wicket. Arshdeep Singh, Shivam Dube, Shahbaz Ahmed shared three wickets between them.

Afghanistan were on 112 for 5 after the 18.2 overs when the rain interruption happened. The drizzle got heavier and it was impossible for the groundsmen to make the ground prepared for the match to resume. This means India are the Gold-Medalists in both Men's and Women's cricket in the Asian Games 2023!

Stick around for the presentation ceremony.
14:32 IST and 17:02 Local Time | So as the match is abandoned, we can officially conclude that the 102nd Medal for India is a Gold Medal!!!! Indian players are hugging each other for the achievement. The players are posing with the national flag with "Jai Ho" playing in the ground!! That's some scene!
14:20 IST and 16:50 Local Time | So, 14:48 IST and 17:18 Local Time is the cut-off time to start a 5 over run chase. If the game gets washed out, India will finish the tournament as the Gold-Medalists as they were highly seeded than Afghanistan.
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