IND vs AFG World Cup 2023 Live: Jasprit Bumrah strikes early as Ibrahim Zadran departs

In a pivotal moment of the match, Jasprit Bumrah, India’s ace fast bowler, made a significant breakthrough by dismissing Afghanistan’s Ibrahim Zadran. Bumrah’s delivery, just short of a length around off, moved slightly away from Zadran, who attempted to defend but managed only a regulation outside edge. The alert KL Rahul, positioned behind the stumps, made no mistake and secured the catch effortlessly. Bumrah, recognizing the importance of this wicket, pointed to his head, indicating the strategic brilliance behind the dismissal.

Ibrahim Zadran’s departure marked the end of a promising innings. He managed to score 22 runs off 28 balls, including four boundaries, before Bumrah’s clever bowling tactic led to his downfall. This wicket gave India an early advantage, setting the tone for the rest of the match.

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Bumrah’s spell at the crease was crucial; although he had bowled only three overs in his initial spell at Chepauk, he returned with an extended spell here, capitalizing on the opportunity and delivering a breakthrough for his team. Meanwhile, at the other end, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Afghanistan’s opener, appeared visibly disappointed with his partner’s dismissal.