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India vs Afghanistan Highlights Asian Games Final: India win gold after Afghanistan match gets called off due to rain

India vs Afghanistan Highlights Asian Games Final: The Ruturaj Gaikwad-led side claimed the gold medal after rain washed out the summit clash
India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final
India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final

India vs Afghanistan Highlights Asian Games Final: The women's team did it, now the men's team replicate it as well. Although it did not come off the manner in which they would have preferred. Ruturaj Gaikwad kept his playing XI the same as in the semifinal game against Bangladesh. It seeme a good toss to win as well with India want to bowl first in the moisture-laden track after rain caused a 20-minute delay. The bowlers quickly sent Afghanistan 5 down with Shivam Dube and Arshdeep getting the two openers inside the powerplay before the spinners on Ravi Bishnoi and Sai Kishore picked two more. But Afghanistan staged a stellar fightback in the second half of their innings. The fourth-wicket pair of Shahidullah Kamal and Afsar Zzai scripted a 37-run stand with ther former taking the charge before skipper Gulbadin Naib stepping in after Zazai's dismissal. The two scripted an unbeaten half-century stand while Kamal neared his own fifty as Afghanistan fought back from 52 for five in the 11th over to 112 for five in the penultimate over. However, rain interrupted the proceedings in Hangzhou once again. After a long wait, the officials eventually abandoned the game and India, being the higher seeded side of the two teams in the match, won the gold medal while Afghanistan claimed the silver for the third time in history....Read More

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Oct 7, 2023 2:36 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Match called off…INDIA WIN GOLD!

Not the way they wanted to win the elusive gold medal, but they surely have done it. With the match being abandoned due to rain in Hangzhou, India, being the higher seeded side of the two teams, have been crowned as the champions. GOLD it is for India then.

Oct 7, 2023 2:30 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: What will be the target for a 5-over chase?

In case rain delay causes the match to be reduced to 5 overs, India will be left to chase 40 runs to win the gold.

Oct 7, 2023 2:26 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Major update!

Cut-off in cricket gold is 2:53 pm IST for a 5-over chase

Oct 7, 2023 2:18 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: What will happen if the match is called off?

If rain washes out remainder of the proceedings in Hangzhou, India will be crowned as the champions by virtue of being the higher seeded side among the two teams.

Oct 7, 2023 2:06 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Not a positive update

No positive update from Hangzhou where the rain seems to have picked up. Keeping our fingers crossed, but we will soon start losing overs here.

Oct 7, 2023 1:43 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Not the update you want

The covers are still in place and the rain has gotten slightly heavier.

Oct 7, 2023 1:29 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: The gold medal match might start losing overs

Apparently, it ha sbeen raining since the 15th over. Remember, the start of the match was delayed by 20 minutes so we might end of losing overs now if this slight drizzle doesn't stop quickly.

Oct 7, 2023 1:23 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: RAIN DELAY!

Match ahs been halted. Gaikwad has a word with the umpire. Rain delay is it? Umpires seem to have requested to cover the track owing to a slight drizzle in Hangzhou.

AFG 112/5 in 18.2 overs vs IND

Oct 7, 2023 1:19 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: 100 up for Afghanistan

This partnership has troubled India even more. After a 37-run stand for the previous wicket, Naib and Shahidullah have stitched a 50-run stand now. Good over from Arshdeep who has targetted the yorker length throughout, but couldn't perfectly execute them. Six runs off the over. Shahidullah eventually ended the over with a huge six.

AFG 109/5 in 18 overs vs IND

Oct 7, 2023 1:13 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Excellent shot from Gulbadin!

Still two overs of spin left but both Sundar and Shahbaz have been expensive. Meanwhile, Kishore in for his final over. And he gets smacked for a six! Tossed up ball, full and outside the off and Gulbadin powers it iver the bowler's head for a six. Sai Kishore ends his quota with 1 for 25.

AFG 98/5 in 17 overs vs IND

Oct 7, 2023 1:08 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Bishnoi ends his bowling quota

Bishnoi ends his bowling quota. He finishes with 1 for 12 in four overs. He indeed was the standout bowler for India.

AFG 89/5 in 16 overs vs IND

Oct 7, 2023 1:02 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Shahidullah, AFG's lone hope

Shahidullah inching closer towards a fifty now. Kishore provides an extra bounce and Shahidullah rocks back and cuts it through backward point for a four. Sundar seems to have been hurt. He is down in his hanches and is getting some treatment on his left thumb.

Oct 7, 2023 12:57 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final:

The captain steps up now as Gulbadin sweeps the fuller one from Sundar fiercely through square leg for a boundary. Ohh dear...5 wides next! The keeper couldn't stop that and Sundar looks on in dismay. 10 off the over.

AFG 80/5 in 14 overs vs IND

Oct 7, 2023 12:52 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: SIX!

SIX! That was unexpected. Shahidullah is keeping this Afghanistan innings alive single-handedly. Fuller one from Shahbaz from round the wicket and he slogsweeps it for a maximum. Only two sixes have been hit in the innings and both from Shahidullah. A four now from Shahidullah! Shahbaz keeps it outside off and the batter gets an outside edge which sends the ball through backward point and short third man for a boundary. Expensive over for India. 11 came off it.

AFG 70/5 in 13 overs vs IND

Oct 7, 2023 12:48 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Another tight over from Bishnoi!

Bishnoi back in for his third over. Another tight over from the leggie. Just six runs off it.

AFG 59/5 in 12 overs vs IND

Oct 7, 2023 12:44 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Afghanistan go past 50; Shahbaz gets the 5th wicket

Afghanistan huff and puff their way past 50 in the final ball of the 10th over. Shahbaz back into the attack for his second over. And he gets a wicket for India as well. BOWLED! Beat the inside edge this time. Flighted ball, drifted in and sneaked through the pad and bat to rattle against the off stump.

AFG 53/5 in 10.5 overs vs IND

Oct 7, 2023 12:37 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Bishnoi gets the breakthrough

Bishnoi in for his second over. An opportunity presents India in the very first ball, but just falls shot of Kishore at short third man. Then another in the second ball as well which was a wrong'un, but this time it lands in no man's land. But Bishnoi eventually strikes in the fourth ball as he dismisses Zazai, for 15 off 20.

AFG 49/4 in 9.4 overs vs IND

Oct 7, 2023 12:34 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: A cracking boundary from Shahidullah

Stump mic catches one of the players yelling - Ek wicket aayega, baaki 3-4 bhi aajayega. This partnership is building well for Afghanistan with 33 off 30 already after that four through backward point by Shahidullah against Kishore. That was effortlessly put away, cracking shot rather. 8 came off the over.

AFG 47/3 in 9 overs vs IND

Oct 7, 2023 12:29 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: What an over from Bishnoi!

Another spinner into the attack. Ravi Bishnoi it is. What an over from the leg-spinner! Just one run came off it. Superb bowling and troubled Zazai throughout

AFG 39/3 in 8 overs vs IND

Oct 7, 2023 12:25 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Another good over for Afghanistan

Change in attack as India bring in Shahbaz Ahmed. He is bowling quicker and fuller to. However, in the fourth ball, we went slower and wider and Shahidullah capitalised on it to muscle a six over mid-wicket. Another good over for Afghanistan, 11 off it.

AFG 38/3 in 7 overs vs IND

Oct 7, 2023 12:21 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Back-to-back boundaries for Afghanistan!

Finally a boundary for Afghanistan! Sundar drags it short in the first ball and Zazai rocks back and smashes it through backward square leg. Another half-tracker and Zazai pulls it over mid-wicket for a four again. Excellent over for Afghanistan. 11 came off it.

AFG 27/3 in 6 overs vs IND

Oct 7, 2023 12:18 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Another run out?

In the very first ball of the fifth over, there is a loud appeal from the Indian team for a run out dismissal for Shahidullah Kamal, with Kishore inflicting it, but the Afghanistan batter survives.

AFG 16/3 in 5 overs vs IND

Oct 7, 2023 12:11 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Wicket No. 3 for India

12/3 it is! What a fielding effort from India! Noor Ali definitely looked short in the second run as Ravi Bishnoi sent down a bullet of a throw to wicketkeeper Jitesh, which dislodged the bails in quick time. There is a review from the umpire and India have their third wicket. Afghanistan in desperation for a run have lost another. Trouble! Trouble! Trouble!

AFG 12/3 in 3.2 overs vs IND

Oct 7, 2023 12:05 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Arshdeep picks a wicket

A welcome boundary for Afghanistan! Shahzad steps out of the crease to smash the fuller one from Arshdeep straight over the bowler's head for a boundary. And once again, a wicket in the very next ball. Shahzad nicks the next ball behind and wicketkeeper Jitesh Sharma takes it comfortably.

AFG 9/2 in 2.5 overs vs IND

Oct 7, 2023 11:59 AM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Dube picks the first wicket

First boundary in the match comes in the second back of the over. Dube gave Akbari that width and he slashed it through backward point for a four. But Dube got the better of the batter in the very next ball. Gave him the width again, but pulled back the length as well as Akbari ambitiously looked to clear the long-on fenced but holed it out to Arshdeep in the deep.

AFG 5/1 in 1.4 overs vs IND

Oct 7, 2023 11:56 AM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Stunning start from Arshdeep!

What an opening over from Arshdeep! He beat Akbari four times in five balls before the opener managed a single. Shivam Dube to bowl the next over

AFG 1/0 in 1 over vs IND

Oct 7, 2023 11:51 AM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: And so it begins!

Arshdeep Singh to begin the proceedings with the ball. A slip in place. Afghanistan's Zubaid Akbari and Mohammad Shahzad make their way towards the middle. Akbari takes strike.

Oct 7, 2023 11:47 AM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: India remain unchanged for the gold medal match

Take a look at the two playing XIs for the big final…

Afghanistan (Playing XI): Zubaid Akbari, Mohammad Shahzad(w), Noor Ali Zadran, Shahidullah Kamal, Afsar Zazai, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib(c), Sharafuddin Ashraf, Qais Ahmad, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Zahir Khan

India (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Tilak Varma, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma(w), Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Arshdeep Singh

Oct 7, 2023 11:38 AM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: TOSS TIME!

India captain Ruturaj Gaikwad wins the toss and opts to bowl against Afghanistan in Hangzhou

Oct 7, 2023 11:35 AM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Match to begin at 11:50 AM

The gold medal match will begin in about 16 minutes from now, which implies that toss will take place in about 5 minutes

Oct 7, 2023 11:26 AM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Toss delayed…

There was a bit of rain in Hangzhou between two matches which resulted in a delay in toss. The covers have now been removed and we are all set for the toss in a short while.

Oct 7, 2023 11:14 AM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Still waiting for a toss update…

17 minutes left for the start of the gold-medal match and we are yet to receive an update on the toss. It should have been completed by now given the norm of having the toss 30 minutes before the start of the match.

Oct 7, 2023 10:58 AM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: AFG's road to final

Just like the Indian side, Afghanistan too received a bye into the quarterfinal round where they beat Sri Lanka by eight runs before scripting a four-wicket win against Pakistan.

Oct 7, 2023 10:52 AM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: IND's road to final

Based on their ICC T20I rankings, the Indian team recieved a direct qualification into the quarterfinal round of Asian Games 2023 men's cricket. The Ruturaj Gaikwad-led side beat Nepal in the quarters by 23 runs and then thrashed Bangladesh by 9 wickets in the semis.

Oct 7, 2023 10:46 AM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: A message for the Gaikwad-led side from the legend…

Oct 7, 2023 10:43 AM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Afghanistan likely to remain unchanged

Afghanistan likely to remain unchanged from the playing XI they featured in the quarterfinal match against Sri Lanka and the semifinal match against Pakistan.

This was AFG's playing XI: Sediqullah Atal, Mohammad Shahzad(w), Noor Ali Zadran, Shahidullah Kamal, Gulbadin Naib(c), Sharafuddin Ashraf, Afsar Zazai, Karim Janat, Qais Ahmad, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Zahir Khan

Oct 7, 2023 10:40 AM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: An extra spinner for IND?

Amid the conditions similar to what the Indian team faced in the semifinal match against Bangladesh, the management might want to remain unchanged, implying spinner Shahbaz Ahmed to retain his spot ahead of fast bowler Avesh Khan. The remainder of the squad is likely to remain the same.

Oct 7, 2023 10:37 AM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: A look at the squads for the two sides

India Squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Tilak Varma, Jitesh Sharma(w), Shivam Dube, Rinku Singh, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Tripathi, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Prabhsimran Singh, Akash Deep

Afghanistan Squad: Sediqullah Atal, Mohammad Shahzad(w), Noor Ali Zadran, Shahidullah Kamal, Afsar Zazai, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib(c), Sharafuddin Ashraf, Qais Ahmad, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Zahir Khan, Sayed Shirzad, Nijat Masood, Zubaid Akbari, Wafiullah Tarakhil

Oct 7, 2023 10:34 AM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Can AFG end their unwanted streak

Asian Games staged men's cricket in only two editions - 2010 Guangzhou and 2014 Incheon. Afghanistan reached the final in both the years, but only had to be content with the silver medal. They lost to Bangladesh by 5 wickets in 2010 and by 68 runs to Sri Lanka in 2014.

Oct 7, 2023 10:31 AM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Update from Bronze Medal match

Bangladesh beat Pakistan in the rain-affected bronze medal match at the Zhejiang University of Technology Pingfeng Cricket field which was reduced to 5-over match. In the final over, Bangladesh needed 20 runs and Yasir Ali smashed 6, 2, 6, 2 before being dismissed. Witha boundary required of the final ball, Rakibul Hasan hit the glory shot.

Oct 7, 2023 10:17 AM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: A look at the head-to-head tie

India have never lost a T20I match against Afghanistan, winning all four match against the team.

Oct 7, 2023 10:07 AM IST

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final

India vs Afghanistan Live Score Asian Games Final: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of India vs Afghanistan men's cricket gold medal match in Asian Games 2023. It is a golden opportunity for the young Indian side led by opener Ruturaj Gaikwad to create history. If they win today, they will become the first men's cricket team of India to win gold at the Games. Afghanistan, on the other hand, would like to end the Games with a moment of glory of their own. We are in for a cracker of a contest.

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