The Indian team defeated Afghanistan by 11 runs in an exciting World Cup 2019 match. In the match played at The Rose Bowl ground in Southampton, Afghanistan had been impressed with the ball and prevented India at 224 runs. After this, the Indian bowlers bowled superbly and all-out the Afghan team for 213 runs in 49.5 overs.
This is India’s 50th win in the World Cup. Mohammad Nabi (52) scored the highest run for Afghanistan. He hit 4 fours and a six in his innings of 55 balls.
Mohammad Shami’s Hat-Trick in wORLD cUP 2019
Mohammad Shami’s Hat-Trick played a key role in the last over of India’s victory. Afghanistan needed 16 runs to win in the last over and three wickets remaining. Nabi on the crease boosted the thrill by scoring a boundary on Shami’s first ball.
Then, there was no run to the next ball. After this Shami trapped the Nabi on the third ball in the hands of the Hardik Pandya. On the fourth ball, he bowled Aftab Alam (0) and then bowled Mujibur Rahman (0) on the fifth ball to end Afghanistan’s inning.
Shami is become the first bowler to take a hat-trick in this World Cup, while he is the second Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in World Cup history. Before that, Chetan Sharma took a hat-trick against New Zealand in the 1987 World Cup. This is the first hat trick of Shami’s international career.
Afghanistan started well and their first wicket fell as Hazratullah Zazai (10). However, captain Gulbadin Naib (27) and Rahmat Shah (36) added 44 runs for the second wicket to help their team.
After dismissing Naib in the 17th over, Rahmat shared a 42-run partnership with Hashmatullah Shahidi (21) for the third wicket. The team was faltering after Rahmat was dismissed in the 29th over. From here on, Mohammed Nabi just kept up to the last over and the other batsmen returned to the pavilion from the other end.
Mohammed Shami four, Jaspreet Bumrah, Yuswendra Chahal and Hardik Pandya took two wickets each for India.
India, batting first, lost 8 wickets in the 50 overs in which they scored 224 runs. Virat Kohli (67) scored the highest run-scorer for India. He scored 5 boundaries in his 63-ball innings. On behalf of Afghanistan, Mohammad Nabi and Gulbadin Naib got two wickets each while Mujibur Rahman, Rahmat Shah, Aftab Alam, and Rashid Khan took one wicket each.
Bad Start Of India
Starting on the first after winning the toss, the Indian team started very poorly. India lost their first wicket in the form of Rohit Sharma only for a total of 7 runs in 4.2 overs. Rohit, who started the innings with Lokesh Rahul, returned to the pavilion by scoring just 1 in 10 balls.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman showed him the path of the pavilion, Rohit Sharma, who was running in a superb form, could not find the result of Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s ball after falling on the pitch and missed. The ball swung from the off side and quickly came in and Rohit’s gills were fallen. If this match is left out, then Rohit has batted well in the current tournament. He has so far scored two centuries and a half century.