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India Secures Impressive Milestone with T20I Series Victory Over Afghanistan, Surpassing Pakistan in Prestigious Rankings

India's impressive milestone in the T20 series against Afghanistan has led them to surpass Pakistan in the prestigious rankings. Get all the details and highlights of this thrilling cricket series.

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By Abhinav Chauhan
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In a nail-biting showdown on Wednesday, the Indian cricket team etched its name in history by clinching a hard-fought 3-0 whitewash in the T20I series against Afghanistan. The final match in Bengaluru was an epic encounter that required two thrilling Super Overs to conclude, ultimately favoring India. Leading the charge were standout performances from Rohit Sharma, Rinku Singh, and Ravi Bishnoi.

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Record-Breaking Feat

This victory not only sealed the series but also propelled India to a record-breaking achievement. With a total of 9 whitewash series wins in T20I cricket, India now holds the top spot globally in the shortest format of the sport. Surpassing the previous tie with Pakistan at 8, Rohit Sharma's leadership guided India to an unparalleled milestone in T20I cricket.

Thrilling Super Overs Seal the Deal

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The third T20 International between India and Afghanistan was nothing short of a cricketing spectacle. The chase of 212 runs saw both teams finishing with identical scores, leading to a riveting series of Super Overs. The first one ended in a tie, but India emerged victorious in the second Super Over, securing the required two wickets through the impressive Ravi Bishnoi.

Rohit Sharma and Rinku Singh's Heroics

India's triumph was fueled by a stunning comeback from a precarious position. Captain Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 121, along with Rinku Singh's aggressive 69, helped India recover from a challenging start, reaching a formidable total of 212 for four. Afghanistan's Gulbadin Naib also played a pivotal role, hammering a 23-ball 55 to level the score in a sensational comeback.

Bowling Brilliance and Series Victory

Despite Afghanistan's Fareed Ahmad Malik delivering a commendable bowling performance with figures of 3/20, India's batting prowess proved decisive. With this thrilling victory, India sealed the series 3-0, leaving a lasting mark on the cricketing landscape and adding another glorious chapter to their T20I journey.

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