India vs Afghanistan Highlights, Asian Games 2023 Cricket Final: IND win Gold; Match called off due to rain

IND vs AFG, Highlights: Sportstar’s updates and scores from the Asian Games 2023 Men’s cricket gold medal match between India and Afghanistan.

Updated : Oct 07, 2023 15:01 IST

India's Ravi Bishnoi celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Afghanistan's Afsar Khan Zazai during the Men's Gold Medal cricket match, at the 19th Asian Games, in Hangzhou, China.
India's Ravi Bishnoi celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Afghanistan's Afsar Khan Zazai during the Men's Gold Medal cricket match, at the 19th Asian Games, in Hangzhou, China. | Photo Credit: PTI
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India's Ravi Bishnoi celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Afghanistan's Afsar Khan Zazai during the Men's Gold Medal cricket match, at the 19th Asian Games, in Hangzhou, China. | Photo Credit: PTI

Welcome to Sportstar’s Highlights and updates from the 2023 Asian Games Men’s cricket final between India and Afghanistan at Hangzhou.

  • October 07, 2023 14:46
    Match Report

    Asian Games 2023: India clinches gold on cricket debut as rain plays spoilsport in final at Hangzhou

    The Indian men’s cricket team bagged gold after the Asian Games final against Afghanistan was called-off due to rain.

  • October 07, 2023 14:41
    Asian Games Men’s Cricket medallists

    Gold: India

    Silver: Afghanistan

    Bronze: Bangladesh

  • October 07, 2023 14:35
    Match called off - India win GOLD!!!

    The Gold medal match between India and Afghanistan has been called off due to rain. India win the gold medal!

  • October 07, 2023 14:32
    Weather Update - 2:30 PM IST

    Still raining in Hangzhou. The cut-off time for a 5-over game is less than twenty minutes away. Looks like a resumption is highly unlikely.

  • October 07, 2023 14:25
    Question all of you are looking for: What happens if the match doesn’t continue?

    Who wins Gold if the Asian Games 2023 Cricket Final between India and Afghanistan is called off?

    The India vs Afghanistan men’s cricket gold medal match at the 2023 Asian Games was interrupted by rain during the 19th over of the Afghanistan batting innings.

  • October 07, 2023 14:12
    Weather update - 2:10 PM IST

    Aashin our reporter from the ground says the cut-off time for a game is 5:18 PM local time (2:48 PM IST). Local forecast predicts rain till 6 PM local (3:30 PM IST). Very high chances that the match will be called off.

  • October 07, 2023 14:00
    Weather update - 2 PM IST

    Looks like its still raining at the ground. Stay Tuned as we bring you more updates regarding the weather directly from our reporter on the ground.

  • October 07, 2023 13:30
    Live pictures from our reporter at the ground

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    Credit - Aashin Prasad

  • October 07, 2023 13:28
    Rain stops play

    Afghanistan see a revival after losing five wickets quite early. Shahidullah and Naib have put up a 50-run stand to take the team past 110. We wait for the rain to recede else might be looking at a shortened chase for India.

  • October 07, 2023 13:19
    19th over

    Shahbaz to bowl the 19th. Extremely wide. Slightly slower on the pads, turned to the leg side for a single. Umpires calling for a change in ball. The delay sees the rain intensify and the covers are on.

  • October 07, 2023 13:13
    AFG 109/5 in 18 overs

    Arshdeep back into the attack. Low fulltoss on the stumps, clipped upwards but falls short of the long on fielder. Slower yorker this time, batter does well to defend. In the blockhole again, pushed to long on for a single. Six!! Was a decent over from Arshdeep, but Naib lofts the yorker gone wrong over midwicket to finish with a six!

  • October 07, 2023 13:09
    AFG 98/5 in 17 overs

    Sai Kishore to continue despite the slight drizzle. Six!! Full and wide, Naib launches it over long on for six. Sai shortens the length this time, punched for a single to mid wicket. Naib goes for a big one again, but inside edges it to fine leg.

  • October 07, 2023 13:05
    Weather update

    Looks like it has started drizzling at the ground. Groundstaff in position near the ropes.

  • October 07, 2023 13:04
    AFG 89/5 in 16 overs

    Bishnoi back. Appeals for LBW! But the umpire says no. Three from the over.

  • October 07, 2023 12:58
    AFG 86/5 in 15 overs

    Sai Kishore back into the attack. Naib takes down the umpire, trying to complete the run. Must be feeling a little sore. Four!! Short and cut past the fielders in the ring for a boundary. Slight delay due to an injury to Washington’s finger. Back in action. 6 from the over.

  • October 07, 2023 12:55
    Weather update from the ground

    Our reporter Aashin Prasad says the lights have been switched on at the ground due to dark clouds moving in. Very dark at the ground he says.

  • October 07, 2023 12:52
    AFG 80/5 in 14 overs

    Washington back into the attack. Full on the stumps, Naib misses the sweep, was probably going down leg. Four!! Naib sweeps one to the boundary for four. 5 wides! Down leg, Shahid misses the flick but it runs away to the boundary.

  • October 07, 2023 12:48
    AFG 70/5 in 13 overs

    Six!! Slightly full from Shahbaz and Shahid slog sweeps it for six. Shahbaz bowling wide away from the hitting arc now. Four!! Wide again, cut past third man for a boundary. Appeals for LBW but looks like it was spinning down leg. 11 from the over.

  • October 07, 2023 12:45
    AFG 59/5 in 12 overs

    Bishnoi continues. Slightly short, Shahid punches off the backfoot for a single. Naib gets on on the pads, clips it to fine leg and completes a quick single. Six from the over.

  • October 07, 2023 12:39
    AFG 53/5 in 11 overs

    Shahbaz back in. Janat prods forward and drives to long off for a single. Beaten!! Janat is beaten on the outside edge by one that spins. Wicket!! The next one comes back in from Shahbaz and Janat is bowled.

    Karim Janat b Shahbaz Ahmed 1(5)

    Gulbadin Naib in at 7.

  • October 07, 2023 12:34
    AFG 50/4 in 10 overs

    Bishnoi continues. Two half chances in the first two balls. The first one dropping short of the fielder and the second looping over the in field. Wicket!! Bishnoi brings out the googly and Zazai has no clue. Sees the stumps rattle behind him.

    Zazai b Ravi Bishnoi 15(20) [4s-2]

    Karim Janat in at 6. A quicker one on the pads, clipped to fine leg.

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  • October 07, 2023 12:29
    AFG 47/3 in 9 overs

    Sai Kishore into the attack. Shahid defends to the leg side and does well to come back for the second run. Four!! Short and Wide, Shahid cuts and finds the gap for a boundary. Sai Kishore keeping it short and wide off the stumps.

  • October 07, 2023 12:25
    AFG 39/3 in 8 overs.

    Bishnoi into the attack. How did that miss the stump? Looked like the googly from Bishnoi, missed the bat, pad and the stumps. Just a single from the over after two near misses.

  • October 07, 2023 12:21
    AFG 38/3 in 7 overs

    Shahbaz into the attack. Short and wide, Shahid punches to the off side for a single. Six!! Full outside off, Shahid goes down on one leg and slog sweeps it for six. Turn and bounce on the last ball as Zazai is beaten outside off.

  • October 07, 2023 12:17
    AFG 27/3 in 6 overs

    Four!! Slightly short from Washington, pulled to the leg side by Zazai for a boundary. Four!! Short again, pulled to the boundary again. Continues to go slightly short, turned to fine leg for a single. Fuller this time, swept to the leg side sweeper for a single. 11 from the over.

  • October 07, 2023 12:13
    AFG 16/3 in 5 overs

    Sai Kishore into the attack. A runout opportunity at the non strikers end but the dive saves the batter. Slightly short, batter pushes off the backfoot to the offside for a single. Three runs off the over.

  • October 07, 2023 12:06
    AFG 13/3 in 4 overs

    Washington into the attack. Slightly short, Noor Ali rocks back and pulls it to the leg side. He might be in trouble. Runout review. Wicket!! Noor Ali is a good yard outside as the bails are removed. Afghanistan loses its third wicket.

    Noor Ali run out (Ravi Bishnoi/Jitesh Sharma) 1(4)

    Afsar Zazai in at 5. Gets off the mark with a single to fine leg. Turn and bounce for Washington. Appeal for LBW was probably turning too much.

  • October 07, 2023 12:00
    AFG 10/2 in 3 overs

    Arshdeep continues. Full and straight driven to mid on. Close! Extra bounce again as the fuller ball beats Shahzad on the outside edge. Four!! Full again, lofted down the ground, not the best timing, but enough to take it to the boundary. Wicket!! Shahzad moves legside, Arshdeep follows him and Shahzad manages to edge it to the keeper.

    Mohammad Shahzad c Jitesh Sharma b Arshdeep Singh 4(6) [4s-1]

    Shahidullah in at 4. Quick single to get off the mark.

  • October 07, 2023 11:55
    C
    AFG 5/1 in 2 overs

    Shivam Dube with the second over. Overpitched and wide, driven straight to cover. Four!! Short and wide, crunched through the offside for a boundary. Wicket!! Fuller on the stumps, Zubaid looks to go big downtown, but mistimes it completely. Easy catch at mid on.

    Zubaid Akbari c Arshdeep Singh b Shivam Dube 5(8) [4s-1]

    Noor Ali Zadran in at 3. Three dots to finish.

  • October 07, 2023 11:50
    AFG 1/0 in 1 over

    Arshdeep Singh to open the bowling for India. Mohammad Shahzad and Zubaid Akbari will be batters to open the innings.

    Short of a length from Arshdeep first up, extra bounce as Zubaid fends to the offside. Bit of shape outside off stump for Arshdeep. A little fuller this time. Another jaffa! Just past the outside edge and the off stump.

    Shortens the length, Zubaid goes for the cut but misses. Similar length, defended to third man for a single. Yorker outside off to finish.

  • October 07, 2023 11:38
    Toss and Playing XI update

    India wins the toss and elects to field first.

    India XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Shivam Dube, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (WK), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahamad, Sai Kishore, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

    Afghanistan XI: Gulbadin Naib (C), Mohammad Shahzad (WK), Noor Ali Zadran, Afsar Khan Zazai, Karim Janat, Shahidullah Kamal, Zubaid Akbari, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Qais Ahmad, Farid Malik, Zahir Khan

  • October 07, 2023 11:35
    MATCH UPDATE!

    The Match set to start at 2:20 pm local time in Hangzhou (11:50 am IST). Just a few moments away from the toss.

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  • October 07, 2023 11:13
    Weather update - 11:13 AM

    The rain has stopped for now at Hangzhou reports Aashin Prasad from the ground. The pitch is still under covers though. More rain expected post 2:45 PM local time (12:15 PM IST).

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    Pic credit - Aashin Prasad

  • October 07, 2023 11:12
    IND vs AFG - H2H

    India has beaten Afghanistan in their last four meetings. India won the most recent meeting in the T20 Asia Cup in September 2022 by 101 runs. Virat Kohli scored a century in that game.

  • October 07, 2023 11:08
    Bangladesh bags Bronze!

    Bangladesh chased down the DLS target of 65 in 5 overs against Pakistan to win the match by 6 wickets in the Bronze medal match.

    Pakistan had scored 48 for the loss of one wicket before the rain interruption.

  • October 07, 2023 10:56
    Road to final - Afghanistan

    QF: Beat Sri Lanka by 8 runs

    SF: Beat Pakistan by 4 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)

  • October 07, 2023 10:51
    Road to final - India

    QF: Beat Nepal by 23 runs

    SF: Beat Bangladesh by 9 wickets (with 64 balls remaining)

  • October 07, 2023 10:46
    Hangzhou weather forecast today

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    Credit - BBC

  • October 07, 2023 10:45
    Asian Games squads

    India: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Tilak Varma, Jitesh Sharma(w), Shivam Dube, Rinku Singh, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Tripathi, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Prabhsimran Singh, Akash Deep

    Afghanistan: Sediqullah Atal, Mohammad Shahzad(w), Noor Ali Zadran, Shahidullah Kamal, Afsar Zazai, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib(c), Sharafuddin Ashraf, Qais Ahmad, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Zahir Khan, Sayed Shirzad, Nijat Masood, Zubaid Akbari, Wafiullah Tarakhil

  • October 07, 2023 10:35
    LIVE STREAMING INFO

    When is the India vs Afghanistan cricket final at the Asian Games 2023?

    The Asian Games 2023 cricket final between India and Afghanistan will start at 11:30 am IST.

    Where can I watch the India vs Afghanistan cricket final at the Asian Games 2023?

    The Asian Games 2023 cricket final between India and Afghanistan will be telecast on the Sony Sports Network. The match will also be available to stream on Sony LIV app and website.

  • October 07, 2023 10:32
    Stay Tuned!

    Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s live blog of the 2023 Asian Games cricket gold medal match between India and Afghanistan. Stay Tuned for all match updates and live coverage of the final.

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