ICC World Cup 2019: Shami strikes hat trick as India win against Afghanistan
New Delhi : Mohammad Shami's hat trick in the last over ensured victory for team India, endgame of Afghanistan for the playoffs in the ICC World Cup 2019. Team India managed a close victory by 11 runs.
Shami (9.5-1-40-4), playing his first match, not only successfully defended 16 runs off the last over but also dismissed the dangerous Mohammed Nabi (52 off 55 balls), Aftab Alam (0) and Mujeeb ur Rahman (0) off successive deliveries to complete the rare feat.
Afghanistan was bowled out of 213 runs as they were chasing a low target of 225 runs set by team India.
Jasprit Bumrah on the other hand also deserves an equal applause for not giving away runs in the last overs. He gave only five runs in the penultimate over.
Bumrah was lethal as ever and his two wickets in the 29th over literally tilted the game before the minnows made another comeback.
The Indian spinners Yuzvendra Chahal (2/36 in 10 overs) and Kuldeep Yadav (0/39 in 10 overs) were remarkably consistent with their lines as they never really let the batsmen get away.
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