In Match 28 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (CWC), Mohammed Shami’s last-over hattrick spared India from a strong panic after they figured out how to pip Afghanistan by 11 races to inch nearer towards World Cup semi-finals, as splendid passing bowling made up for a strange batting show at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on Saturday. Shami (9.5-1-4
IND vs AFG 2019 World Cup Highlights
Afghanistan were bowled out for 213 in quest for a reasonable 225 run target which at one phase looked gettable after the Indian center request tumbled in their first World Cup test. It was great demise bowling by Jasprit Bumrah (2/39 off 10 overs) and Shami that changed the appearance of the game. As much as Shami merits the credit, Bumrah merits equivalent approvals for giving five keeps running in the penultimate over.
IND vs AFG 2019 World Cup Scorecard
The pitch being a precarious one, an objective of 225 against a quality bowling assault would not have been simple. There were organizations yet there was dependably this conviction that Afghanistan batting won’t most likely support the weight. Bumrah was deadly as ever and his two wickets in the 29th over truly tilted the game before the minnows made another rebound. From a moderately agreeable 106 for 2, it ended up 106 for 4 with Afghanistan losing the energy. However, Nabi (52) had different thoughts as he attempted his best yet that ‘elite 60 or more stand’ that is obligatory in these sort of pursues didn’t occur.
The Indian spinners Yuzvendra Chahal (2/36 of every 10 overs) and Kuldeep Yadav (0/39 out of 10 overs) were surprisingly predictable with their lines as they never truly let the batsmen escape.
Prior, captain Virat Kohli (67 off 63 balls) again batted easily before Afghanistan’s IPL stars Mohammed Nabi (9-0-33-2), Mujeeb ur Rahman (10-1-26-1) and Rashid Khan (10-0-38-1) put brakes on India’s other star batsmen, holding them under tight rope on a moderate track that offered both turn and bob.
It was a radiant rebound by Afghanistan bowlers, as Indian batsmen played 152 spot balls (comparable to 25.2 overs). This was subsequent to being hit for a record 25 sixes by England in the past game.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (28 off 52 balls) and Kedar Jadhav (52 off 68 balls) were unfit to quicken against the moderate bowlers including just 57 keeps running in 14 overs during the center stage.
Dhoni’s failure to turn strike during center overs and Kedar’s absence of game time was apparent as they would never truly power the pace. More terrible, they didn’t plan to go out on a limb against the three spinners.
While the oddball was holding up and there was some turn accessible, now and again, Kedar and Dhoni were notwithstanding shielding more full conveyances.
The aim was missing and all of a sudden they were attempting to play out the overs bowled by Mujeeb, effectively the best of the parcel with 38 spot balls shockingly.
Dhoni was at long last diminished from his agonies by Rashid as the frantic previous captain descended the track and was puzzled. This was just the second time in his vocation and the first time since 2011 that Dhoni was puzzled.
The measure of weight that the couple put on Hardik Pandya was obvious as he was compelled to trudge from ball one yet neglected to convey this time getting out to pacer Aftab Alam.
Captain Gulbadin Naib (2/51) likewise inspired with his crease up stuff rejecting Kedar off the penultimate conveyance of the innings.
Prior to this game, India lost 14 wickets in the three finished recreations and none of the wickets went to the spinners.
It began with India’s in-structure opener Rohit Sharma being beaten by a doosra from Mujeeb as he thrust forward for a cautious stroke.
KL Rahul in spite of scoring 30 would never truly get the proportion of Mujeeb, his Kings XI Punjab teammate.
The tingle to outmaneuver Nabi cost Rahul beyond all doubt as he attempted a turn around compass just to discover Hazratullah Zazai at short third-man after a 57-run remain with Kohli.
Kohli never looked in a bad position and hit one delightful spread drive off Rashid. Vijay Shankar (29 off 41 balls) pushed around and was unfaltering during their 58-run remain before being declared leg before by Rahmat Shah. Kohli searched useful for another hundred yet missed three out of three diversions, attempting to cut Nabi with the turn.
Once Kohli was out, the Indian innings lost energy.