India vs Afghanistan Highlights: Mohammad Shami’s first hat-trick helps Men in Blue win thriller

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New Delhi | Updated:Jun 23, 2019 4:26:42 am

India vs Afghanistan Highlights: Indian bowlers led the fightback against Afghanistan batsmen.

India vs Afghanistan Live: Indian team was seen celebrating a wicket. (Pic: Reuters)

India vs Afghanistan Highlights: An all-around bowling effort from the Indian team helped it stay unbeaten in the World Cup 2019. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami were the stars for India as they executed their plans brilliantly. Indian batsmen failed to put a big total against a side which has lost all the 5 matches they played so far. Kohli and Kedar were the only two players who managed to score the fifties. Shami went on to take his first hat-trick in a World Cup.

The Afghanistan batsmen kept coming back in the match as they took the game deep. But, Jasprit Bumrah proved to be the difference as he gave two breakthroughs at the very crucial moments in the game. He was the man of the match. India will be relieved with this victory as this solidifies their position in the points table.

During India’s batting, Kedar Jadhav and Kohli were the only two batsmen who managed 50 plus runs today. Afghanistan spinners were at their best as they rocked the Indian batsmen. They took wickets at crucial intervals and did not allow the Men in Blue to get going.

India bowled brilliantly to make sure they win the game in one of the most exciting matches of the World Cup.

Earlier, Indian captain Virat Kohli smashed another fifty in the World Cup before getting dismissed for 67. Mujeeb, Rashid and Nabi bowled really well against India and kept taking wickets that did not allow the batsmen to free their arms.

Afghanistan deserves credit as they put up a tough fight till the last over of the match. India will play against West Indies in their next game on June 26.

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ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019The Rose Bowl, Southampton 22 September 2019

India 224/8 (50.0)


Afghanistan 213 (49.5)

Match Ended ( Day - Match 28 ) India beat Afghanistan by 11 runs

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    23:05 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    India beat Afghanistan by 11 runs

    Mohammad Shami's hat trick in the final over helps India beat Afghanistan by 11 runs. This was by far the best match of the World Cup. India has shown why they are one of the best bowling sides in the World. Virat Kohli will be mighty pleased with his bowlers as they were the match winners for India.

    22:57 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    NABI out!

    Can India win the match from here?

    22:54 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    Nail biting finish here

    Who will win the match India or Afghanistan as the match goes down to the last over. 

    22:48 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    This match is going down to the wire

    India and Afghanistan is having the match of the tournament. This is the over which will decide.

    22:44 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    Another review says Afghanistan batsman

    Nabi saved by the review after umpire gives him out.

    22:40 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    India vs Afghanistan LIVE: Nabi fighting back will he be the hero for Afghanistan?

    Afghanistan is fighting back as the match can tilt towards any team. Will Nabi be the hero for Afghanistan ?

    22:33 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    Chahal STRIKES again!

    Rashid Khan dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal.

    22:27 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan are taking on the Indian bowlers

    The Afghan batsmen are attacking the Indian bowlers and are looking confident now. Rashid Khan and Nabi have to be stopped by the Indian bowlers now. 

    22:22 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    Jasprit Bumrah can take more wickets

    Jasprit Bumrah will be hoping to get more wickets in this game as it will be important for India to win the game. 

    22:15 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    Hardik Pandya gets rid off Najibullah

    Hardik Pandya strikes as India gets another wicket to fightback in the match once again.

    22:11 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    India needs to get another wicket right now

    Mohammed Shami and Bumrah will be the key for India.  This is an important phase for  both teams as the run rate is gettable and  bowlers need to do really well to get India back in the match. 

    22:05 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    India vs Afghanistan LIVE: Afghanistan batsmen are putting the pressure on India

    Afghanistan batsmen are batting well as they are taking singles and doubles to put the pressure back on India. Mohammed Shami and Bumrah will have to keep things tight in the final phase of the match. 

    21:53 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    India vs Afghanistan LIVE: Match hangs in the balance

    Both teams are still in the game as the run rate is still under control for Afghanistan. India, on the other hand, will need more wickets to put pressure on the Afghani batsmen. With Kuldeep Yadav done for the day it will be interesting to see if Kohli gives the ball to Jadhav as the spinners are still getting some turn. 

    21:41 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    Yuzvendra Chahal strikes! Asghar Afghan dismissed

    Yuzvendra Chahal strikes takes his first wicket of the innings. Asghar Afghan dismissed for 8 runs.

    21:29 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    India vs Afghanistan Live: Bumrah proves to be the best in the World
    21:21 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    Virat Kohli will be happy with Bumrah

    The Indian captain will be very pleased with Jasprit Bumrah as he gave crucial breakthroughs. Kohli will be hoping the spinners can give him more wickets. Chahal and Kuldeep will be itching to get wickets in this match. 

    21:12 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    Bumrah's double strike puts India back on top

    Jasprit Bumrah does it once again as Afghanistan lose to wickets in one over.

    21:08 (IST)22 Jun 2019

    India gets a much-needed wicket thanks to Jasprit Bumrah's brilliance. Yuzvendra Chahal took a brilliant catch as India look to make the most of this opening that they have got. 

    21:04 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    Afghanistan batsmen looking confident!

    Afghanistan batsmen have looked very confident. They have been rotating the strike with ease and have been successful in finding the boundary at key moments. India really needs a miracle here as the bowlers are struggling to break this partnership. Captain Kohli and Rohit Sharma should have a discussion and do something different. 

    20:56 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    India vs Afghanistan Live: India needs wickets

    Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have not been able to get any wickets. India needs to break this partnership will Jasprit Bumrah be the man once again?

    20:45 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    An interesting stat on MS Dhoni

    MS Dhoni got stumped in today's game which was only the second instance of him getting out in this manner. He was not able to take on the spinners like every other Indian batsman. Rashid Khan was the bowler who dismissed the former Indian captain. 

    20:42 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    India lost 5 wickets to spinners today

    Before this match, India had not lost a single wicket to spinners during this year's World Cup.  Afghanistan spinners were brilliant as they did not allow Indian batsmen to get away and took wickets at crucial moments making sure Indian batsmen do not get the chance to run away with the game.

    20:35 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    Dot balls will put pressure on the Afghanistan batsmen

    Indian bowlers need to keep things tight as that is how the Afghanistan batsmen will come under pressure. They might end up playing a rash shot which is what India wants at this moment. 

    20:28 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    IND vs AFG LIVE: India is fielding brilliantly

    Captain Virat Kohli is leading from the front as he is flying everywhere. He is making sure India puts the pressure back on Afghanistan as they are not used to such situations during a big tournament like this. Afghanistan has the run rate under control but even then they are finding it tough as India is playing like a champion side at the moment.

    20:24 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    Kuldeep and Chahal need to get wickets

    Kuldeep Chahal and Yuzvendra Chahal should look to attack as they can get wickets which can create big problems for the Afghanistan batsmen, Afghanistan bats deep so it is important for India to make sure they do not give them any free runs. 

    20:19 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    Gulbadin Naib OUT!

    Hardik Pandya strikes! India gets their second wicket as Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib departs for 27.

    20:18 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    Afghanistan is getting the singles easily

    Virat Kohli has to set an attacking field as India does not have 300 on the board and wickets are the key for India.

    20:14 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    India needs to break this partnership

    What will captain Kohli do to break this partnership will be interesting to see. This is Kohli's first real test in this World Cup and how he marshalls his troops will be a big factor as India will have to face high-pressure situations in the tournament later.

    20:12 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    India vs Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib will look to bat through

    Kuldeep Yadav has been India's top bowler and it will be crucial for India that he gets some wickets under his belt today. This will give him a lot of confidence as well as India still has four more matches to go in the league stage. 

    20:04 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    Will Kedar Jadhav get the ball?

    Kedar Jadhav can get a chance to bowl today. He scored valuable runs with the bat and he must be high on confidence. With spinners getting help from the pitch India will want to make the most of this opportunity. 

    20:02 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    Kohli should let the spinners work their magic

    India's spin twins can make an impact here as they have the ability to break partnerships and dry up the boundaries. Afghanistan will struggle against spin just as India was struggling against spin as the pitch is very slow. 

    19:49 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    India vs Afghanitsan: Hardik Pandya from the other end

    Hardik will be looking to make an impact with the ball after failing with the bat during India's innings. Pandya has a knack of breaking partnerships and it will be interesting as to how Kohli utilises his overs.

    19:45 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    India vs Afghanistan Live: Yuzvendra Chahal in the attack

    Chahal and Kuldeep will get the ball to turn on this track. Chahal has the best economy rate at the moment and dot balls can put a lot of prssure on the Afghanistan batsmen. 

    19:33 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    BOWLED! Shami strikes for India

    Virat Kohli is ecstatic as Shami gives India the first breakthrough. Hazratullah survived the review but Shami came back stronger and knocked his stumps over.

    19:30 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    India vs Afghanistan: Hazratullah will be the key for India

    India will need wickets here and Zazai will be the key as he has the ability to take the game away from the opposition. It is going to be very important to keep taking wickets at regular intervals. 

    19:19 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    India lose their review

    India has lost their review and captain Virat Kohli is fuming. The replays show the ball had pitched outside leg stump which sparked an argument between captain Kohli and the umpire. Kohli was not happy with the decision as it could have been umpires call. 

    19:10 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    Jasprit Bumrah has to give India a breakthorugh

    Jasprit Bumrah has been brilliant throughout the tournament for India and today he will have to be at his best if India wants to win this match.

    19:04 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    India vs Afghanistan Live: Mohammad Shami starts for India

    India will have to be brilliant in the bowling department if they want to this game. 

    18:41 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    Afghanistan bowlers have done really well!

    Credit to the Afghanistan bowlers as they managed to keep the Indian batsmen quiet by taking wickets at regular intervals. Rashid Khan, Mujeeb, Rahmat and Nabi bowled superbly against a very strong Indian batting lineup. This is India's biggest test in the 2019 World Cup and it will be interesting to see how India goes about their game in the second half of the match. 

    18:32 (IST)22 Jun 2019
    India 224-8 in 50 overs

    India has scored 224 after a brilliant performance from Afghanistan bowlers. 

    Team India at practice session. (Photo: Twitter/BCCI)Virat Kohli and his team will not take any game lightly as they will want to continue on their winning streak. Team India so far remain unbeaten in the tournament.