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India defeat Afghanistan by 66 runs to bag first T20 World Cup victory

10:45 PM | 3 Nov, 2021
India defeat Afghanistan by 66 runs to bag first T20 World Cup victory

ABU DHABI – India defeated Afghanistan by 66 runs in a Group 2 Super 12 encounter, achieving the first victory of the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup on Wednesday.

Earlier, Rohit Sharma (74) KL Rahul (69) helped India to set a mammoth target of 211 runs for the rival team in the must-win match. After they were removed by Afghan bowler, India Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant finished the innings in style.

India's mammoth total is the first time a team have passed 200 at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021.

Defeats to Pakistan and New Zealand have put India in serious trouble in Group 2. The heavy-margin win over Afghanistan has revived the hopes for India to qualify for the semi-finals.

Earlier, Afghanistan won the toss and decided to field first against India.

With all the damage so far, if India beat Scotland and Namibia in their subsequent games, the former champions would need other results to go their way and the net run rate to favor them to make the last four.

As of now, purely on run rate, the Indian cricket team stands only behind Namibia at -1.609. Experts termed the Indian performance as a collective failure rooted by poor planning.

Following the eight-wicket rout by the Black Caps, Kohli admitted that the Indian team was not brave enough while Men in Blue have also faced the music on social media.

Fanatics under the Modi-led government have even crossed the line after it was alleged that the users sent rape threats to the 10-month-old daughter of Virat Kohli.

Meanwhile, the second-placed Afghan team has played three Super 12 matches and has won two while losing one fixture against Green Shirts.

Former Afghanistan skipper Asghar Afghan stepped down as he announced his international retirement after playing against Namibia. The last time India and Afghanistan faced each other was in 2019 which Men in Blue bagged by 11 runs.

Squads: 

India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Ishan Kishan, Varun Chakaravarthy 

Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad(w), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi(c), Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Hamid Hassan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Usman Ghani, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Fareed Ahmad, Sharafuddin Ashraf

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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