ICC World T20 2012: Afghanistan steady in pursuit of 160 against India in Group A match

Afghanistan batsman Karim Shadiq in action during their ICC World T20 clash against India Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Colombo: Sep 19, 2012

Afghanistan were 69 for two in 10 overs in pursuit of 160 set by India in their first match of the ICC World T20 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Wednesday.

Afghanistan need a further 91 runs to win with eight wickets in hand.

Mohammad Shahzad struck three boundaries to score 18 off 19 balls, before falling to L Balaji in the fourth over.

Shahzad added 26 runs for the first wicket with skipper Mangal.

The left-arm Indian spinner Yuvraj Singh jolted Afghanistan in the eighth over to get rid of Mangal, who was trapped in front of the wickets for 22.

Mangal s 22 came from 18 balls, studded with a boundary and a six.

Brief Scores: India 159 for 5 in 19 overs (Virat Kohli 50, Suresh Raina 38; Shapoor Zadran 2 for 33) vs Afghanistan 69 for 2 in 10 overs (Karim Shadiq 24*, Nawroz Mangal 22; Yuvraj Singh 1 for 9)

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