A review of India's opening game against Afghanistan on Wednesday. India beat Afghanistan by 23 runs in their opening match at Colombo on Tueday.

 

Comeback man Yuvraj Singh provided three crucial breakthroughs but India were far from convincing as they launched their ICC World Twenty20 campaign with a scrappy 23-run victory over minnows Afghanistan.

 

Put into bat, it was man of the match Virat Kohli's half-century and an useful contribution of 38 from Suresh Raina which helped India reach a decent target of 159 for five in 20 overs.