Virat Kohli pulled off a stunning superhuman effort to stop a certain six in the boundary line during Afghanistan’s chase and then pulled off a sensational running catch, which brought the Bengaluru crowd up on its feet.
Afghanistan needed 213 runs to chase and got off to a good start thanks to Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmanullah Gurbaz as both men scored fifties. However, quick wickets would dent the chase before Mohammed Nabi played a blinder to keep his side in the hunt.
Washington Sundar got his third wicket in the form of Nabi, which brought Karim Janat on to the field. Janat would then loft the off-spinner with the hope of getting a six and the ball seemed destined to go over the boundary line.
However, Kohli leaped in the air and saved five runs for his side, much to the amazement and happiness of the Bengaluru crowd.
The Indian star would then pull off a stunning catch that would go down as the fielding effort of the night. Najibullah Zadran lofted a ball from Avesh Khan up in the air and Kohli would run over to complete the catch in fine fashion.
Kohli’s horror day with the bat in Bengaluru
Despite his fielding efforts, Kohli had a horror day with the bat as he was dismissed for a golden duck.
India made a steady start before Yashasvi Jaiswal was dismissed. This brought the Indian star batter to the crease but his attempt to play a big shot failed as he was caught. India would have a mini collapse and were 22 for four after this before Rohit Sharma and Rinku Singh steadied the innings for India before going on an onslaught.
Rohit scored his 5th T20I hundred as India posted 212 runs in their 20 overs. Afghanistan would match this and the game was pushed into a super over.