India secured the gold medal in the men’s cricket competition as the final match against Afghanistan was called off due to rain. This victory was attributed to India’s superior international ranking.
The Rain-Hit Final Showdown
Before the rain interruption, Shahidullah Kamal’s impressive 49 and captain Gulbadin Naib’s 27 had propelled Afghanistan to a total of 112/5 in 18.2 overs. India’s captain, Ruturaj Gaikwad, won the toss and elected to field first, a decision that paid off handsomely as Indian bowlers struck early. Shivam Dube claimed the wicket of Zubaid Akbari in just the second over, while Mohammad Shahzad fell to Arshdeep Singh in the third over.
Afghanistan’s Uphill Battle
Afghanistan faced adversity as they lost their third wicket in the fourth over. However, the team exhibited resilience as Shahidullah Kamal and Afsar Zazai formed a 37-run partnership before Zazai was dismissed by Ravi Bishnoi, having scored 15 runs. With Afghanistan at 49 for four, Shahidullah was joined by Karim Janat, who was subsequently dismissed for just 1 run by Shahbaz Ahmed.
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