World Cup 2019: Shami hat-trick denies Afghanistan

Brief scores: India 224/8 (Virat Kohli 67, Kedar Jadhav 52; Mohammad Nabi 2/33, Gulbadin Naib 2/51) beat Afghanistan 213/10 (Mohammad Nabi 52, Rahmat Shah 36; Mohammed Shami 4/40, Yuzvendra Chahal 2/36) by 11 runs

India vs Afghanistan World Cup 2019, key stats

  • India beat Afghanistan for the second time in ODI cricket, edging them by 11 runs at Hampshire Bowl at Southampton to retain their unbeaten streak in the World Cup.
  • Mohammed Shami, who replaced Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the playing XI for India, became the 10th player to take a hat-trick in a World Cup and the second Indian after Chetan Sharma. His hat-trick wickets include Mohammad Nabi, Aftab Alam and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
  • Batting first, India made 224 for eight, thanks largely to Virat Kohli’s 52nd ODI half-century (a 63-ball 67, 5 fours) and Kedar Jadhav’s sixth half-century in ODI cricket (a 68-ball 52, 3 fours and 1 six).
  • Virat Kohli, captaining India for the 73rd time in ODI cricket, registered his 53rd win.