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As it happened | INDvAFG: India defeat Afghanistan by 11 runs

Afghanistan's captain Gulbadin Naib (R) is watched by India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Photograph: AFP

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 22, 2019, 02.15 PM (IST)

Jun 22, 2019, 11.03 PM

As it happened:

What a match... have not seen anything like this in years...

India struggled but fought back to defeat Afghanistan by 11 runs, credit goes to the bowling unit. 

Virat Kohli's side, one of the favourites to win the tournament, posted just 224-8 from their 50 overs..

Afghanistan, who had lost their previous five games, made a brave effort to chase down the target.

But they eventually fell just short of a stunning upset thanks to pace bowler Shami, who took the last three wickets in the space of three balls in the final over to move unbeaten India closer to the semi-finals.


Jun 22, 2019, 11.01 PM

49.5 | Wicket!

Shami takes a hat-trick.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman bowled. 


Jun 22, 2019, 10.59 PM

49.4 | Wicket!

New batsman Aftab Alam departs on a golden duck. 


Jun 22, 2019, 10.58 PM

49.3 | Wicket!

Nabi out. 

He departs after scoring 52 runs. 

Hardik Pandya's takes the catch. 


Jun 22, 2019, 10.57 PM

49th Over

Bumrah's inch-perfect yorkers in death overs is nothing new...but who would have thought that Afghanistan will bring this game this close. 

Jasprit Bumrah's last over of the game.

5 runs from this one.

His bowling figure is 10-1-39-2. 


Jun 22, 2019, 10.48 PM

48th Over

Shami's 9th over of this match, 3 runs from here...


Jun 22, 2019, 10.43 PM

47th Over

Bumrah's 9th over. 

1 massive six on the 3rd ball of the over. Total 8 runs from this over. 

Afghanistan cross the 200-run mark. 


Jun 22, 2019, 10.36 PM

46th Over

Chahal's last over, his bowling figure of this game is 10-0-36-2. 

8 runs from this over and he took an important wicket also. 


Jun 22, 2019, 10.34 PM

45.4 | Wicket!

Chahal was called for this and he delivers!

Chahal to Rashid Khan, stumped by Dhoni. 

He scored 14 runs. 

Next batsman is Ikram Ali Khil. 


Jun 22, 2019, 10.32 PM

45th Over

Shami's 8th over of this game. 

9 runs from this one. 


Jun 22, 2019, 10.26 PM

44th Over

Jasprit Bumrah is back into attack. 

4 runs added to AFG's score. 


Jun 22, 2019, 10.22 PM

43rd Over

Chahal's 9th over. 

Just three runs from this one. 


Jun 22, 2019, 10.17 PM

42nd Over

A good for India here as Pandya gives a crucial breakthrough. 

4 runs from this over and took a wicket also. 


Jun 22, 2019, 10.16 PM

41.3 | Wicket!

Hardik Pandya strikes to take Najibullah Zadran's wicket. 

Hardik to Najibullah, caught out by Yuzi Chahal. 

He scored 21 runs.

Next batsman is Rashid Khan. 


Jun 22, 2019, 10.13 PM

41st Over

Shami's 7th over. 

8 runs from this one. 


Jun 22, 2019, 10.12 PM

40th Over

Hardik Pandya is back into the attack.

6 runs from this over. 

The score is 157-5.


Jun 22, 2019, 10.10 PM

39th Over

8 runs from Shami's 6th over.


Jun 22, 2019, 09.55 PM

38th Over

Kuldeep Yadav's last over of this match. 

3 singles from this match. 

His bowling figure is 10-0-39-0. 


Jun 22, 2019, 09.51 PM

37th Over

Mohammed Shami is back into atack to bowl from the other end. 

His 5th over, three runs from this one. 


Jun 22, 2019, 09.48 PM

36th Over

Kuldeep Yadav is back into attack and it's his 9th of this game. 

7 runs from this over. 


Jun 22, 2019, 09.43 PM

35th Over

5 runs from Chahal's 8th over over and he takes a wicket also. 


Jun 22, 2019, 09.42 PM

34.6 | Wicket!

Asghar Afghan out after scoring 8 runs. 

Chahal to Asghar, bowled. 

Crucial wicket for India here at this moment. 


Jun 22, 2019, 09.40 PM

34th Over

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4 singles from Pandya's 8th over. 


Jun 22, 2019, 09.33 PM

33rd Over

Yuzvendra Chahal in back into the attack. 

Splendid boundary on the last ball of the over, total 5 runs from this over. 


Jun 22, 2019, 09.32 PM

32nd Over

Hardik Pandya's 7th over. 

6 runs from this over. 


Jun 22, 2019, 09.23 PM

31st Over

Bumrah's 7th over. 

3 runs from this over. 

It's time for the drinks break. 


Jun 22, 2019, 09.22 PM

30th Over

Hardik Pandya is back into attack. 

Just 1 runs from this over. 

Afghanistan are 107/4. 


Jun 22, 2019, 09.14 PM

29th Over

It's a double wicket and maiden for Bumrah.

Amazing work done here by Bumrah...


Jun 22, 2019, 09.12 PM

28.6 | Wicket!

Bumrah strikes again, in the same over to dismiss Hashmatullah Shahidi.

Shahidi scored 21 runs. 

Bumrah to Shahidi, caught and bowled. 

Both set batsmen are out. 

Next batsman is Mohammad Nabi.


Jun 22, 2019, 09.10 PM

28.4 | Wicket!

Bumrah strikes to get Rahmat Shah's wicket. 

Shah departs after scoring 36 runs. 

Bumrah to Shah, caught out by Yuzvendra Chahal at the fine leg. 

Next batsman is Asghar Afghan. 


Jun 22, 2019, 09.07 PM

28th Over

Kuldeep Yadav's 8th over. 

Just 2 runs from here. 


Jun 22, 2019, 09.05 PM

27th Over

Jasprit Bumrah is back into the attack.

6 runs from this over (2 singles and 2 doubles)

Afghanistan cross the 100-run mark.


Jun 22, 2019, 09.03 PM

26th Over

7 runs from Kuldeep's 7th over. 


Jun 22, 2019, 08.58 PM

25th Over

1 boundary from Chahal's 6th over. 

There was an appeal for stumping but third umpire denied it. 


Jun 22, 2019, 08.50 PM

24th Over

Kuldeep Yadav continues from the other end. 

3 singles from this over. 


Jun 22, 2019, 08.46 PM

23rd Over 

Yuzvendra Chahal is back into attack.

It's his 5th over.

...and just 1 run from this one. 


Jun 22, 2019, 08.45 PM

22nd Over

Kuldeep Yadav's 5th over. 

1 boundary and 3 singles from this over. 


Jun 22, 2019, 08.44 PM

21st Over

Hardik Pandya's 5th over. 

5 runs from this over. 

Beautiful boundary on the last ball of the over. 


Jun 22, 2019, 08.23 PM

Afghanistan are 66/2 after 17 overs.


Jun 22, 2019, 08.21 PM

16.5 | Wicket

Hardik Pandya strikes and takes Gulbadin Naib's wicket. 

Naib scored 27 runs. 

Pandya to Naib, caught out by Vijay Shankar. 

Next batsman is Hashmatullah Shahidi. 


Jun 22, 2019, 08.10 PM

Afghanistan are 57/1 after 10 overs. 

They have crossed the 50-run mark. 

Slowly and steadily they are marching towards the target. 


Jun 22, 2019, 07.51 PM

Afghanistan are 37/1 after 10 overs.


Jun 22, 2019, 07.48 PM

6.3 | Wicket!

Shami gets the first breakthrough. 

He sends opener Hazratullah Zazai back to the pavilion. 

Zazai scored 10 runs. 

Next batsman is Rahmat Shah. 


Jun 22, 2019, 07.30 PM

Afghanistan are 18/0 after 6 overs. 


Jun 22, 2019, 07.03 PM

Second innings starts!

Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib are at the crease to start the run chase. 

Mohammed Shami launches the bowling attack. 


Jun 22, 2019, 06.35 PM

Innings break:

Afghanistan restrict India to 224/8. 

Opting to bat, India set a modest target against Afghanistan. 

Brief Scores:
India:
224 for eight in 50 overs (Virat Kohli 67, Kedar Jadhav 52; Mohammad Nabi 2/33).


Jun 22, 2019, 06.33 PM

49.5 | Wicket

Naib strikes again...and takes Jadhav's wicket. 

Jadhav scored 52 runs. 

Next batsman is Jasprit Bumrah. 


Jun 22, 2019, 06.31 PM

49.3 | Wicket!

Shami out!

He scored 1 run. 

Naib to Shami, bowled. 

Kuldeep Yadav is the next batsman.


Jun 22, 2019, 06.30 PM

Fifty up for Jadhav!

Kedar Jadhav completes his half-century.

But he is not celebrating as India have performed below par. 


Jun 22, 2019, 06.26 PM

48.4 | Wicket

Hardik Pandya departs after scoring 7 runs. 

Aftab Alam gets the breakthrough. 

Next batsman is Mohammed Shami. 


Jun 22, 2019, 06.18 PM

India are 213/5 after 48 overs. 

How many runs from here?


Jun 22, 2019, 06.05 PM

India are 194/5 after 45 overs.

The current run rate is 4.30


Jun 22, 2019, 06.02 PM

44.3 | Wicket!

Dhoni stumped!

Rashid Khan sends MS Dhoni back to the pavilion.

He scored 28 runs. 

Next batsman is Hardik Pandya. 


Jun 22, 2019, 06.00 PM

Missed chance!

Afghanistan missed a run out chance as no one was there at the non-striker's end to collect the ball.

Jadhav gets a relief here...


Jun 22, 2019, 05.47 PM

India are 175/4 after 40 overs. 

The current run rate is 4.33 and projected score from here is 217. 


Jun 22, 2019, 05.33 PM

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After watching yesterday's match between Sri Lanka and England I am expecting more such intriguing contests. 

Will it happen today as well?


Jun 22, 2019, 05.28 PM

India are 156/4 after 37 overs. 


Jun 22, 2019, 05.14 PM

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After 34 overs, the score is 146/4. 


Jun 22, 2019, 05.05 PM

30.3 | Wicket!

Virat Kohli departs after scoring 67 runs. 

Mohammad Nabi to Virat, caught out by Rahmat Shah. 

Next batsman is Kedar Jadhav.


Jun 22, 2019, 04.56 PM

After 28 overs, the score is 125/3. 


Jun 22, 2019, 04.48 PM

26.1 | Wicket

Vijay Shankar departs after scoring 29 runs. 

Rahmat Shah to Shankar, lbw out.

Out is the signal but Shankar reviewed on-field umpire's decision.

It was pitching in line and hitting the leg stumps. However, it was umpire's call as almost 30 per cent of ball was not hitting the stumps so India retained the review. 

Next batsman is MS Dhoni. 


Jun 22, 2019, 04.29 PM

Kohli brings up his half-century!

Indian skipper Virat Kohli completes his 52nd ODI fifty.


Jun 22, 2019, 04.26 PM

Virat Kohli and Vijay Shankar are steady at the crease.

India are 91/2 after 21 overs.


Jun 22, 2019, 03.59 PM

14.2 | KL Rahul out!

Mohammad Nabi takes the wicket as KL plays a reverse sweep straight into the hands of Zazai.

He scored 30 runs. 

Vijay Shankar comes in to bat. 


Jun 22, 2019, 03.42 PM

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After 10 overs, the score is 41/1.


Jun 22, 2019, 03.20 PM

India are 9/1 after 5 overs.


Jun 22, 2019, 03.18 PM

4.2 | Wicket!

Rohit Sharma bowled. 

He departs after scoring just 1 run. 

Mujeeb Ur Rahman gets this massive breakthrough. 

Next batsman is Virat Kohli. 


Jun 22, 2019, 03.04 PM

KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma are at the crease to open India's innings and Mujeeb Ur Rahman launches Afghanistan's bowling attack. 


Jun 22, 2019, 02.59 PM

Both the teams are out on the field to sing their national anthems. 


Jun 22, 2019, 02.34 PM

Toss:

India won the toss and Virat Kohli opted to bat first. For India Mohammed Shami comes in place of injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Afghanistan have made two changes, bringing in Hazratullah Zazai and Aftab Alam in place for Noor Ali Zadran and Dawlat Zadran. 

Playing XI:

Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib(c), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

India: Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah 


Jun 22, 2019, 02.34 PM

Head-to-head

India and Afghanistan have played two ODI matches, India won one and the other was tied. 


Jun 22, 2019, 02.26 PM

Conditions:

The chances of rains are minimal as it is likely to remain dry today.

Mostly, there will be sunny spells with partial build up of cloud.  


Jun 22, 2019, 02.24 PM

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Both the teams are prepared for the contest. 


Jun 22, 2019, 02.23 PM

Squads:

India:  Virat Kohli (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav

Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (c), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah (wk), Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ikram Ali Khil


Jun 22, 2019, 02.22 PM

Preview:

India's star-studded line-up could well break a few batting records when they face Afghanistan.

This match could provide Kohli with an opportunity to promote Kedar Jadhav up the order as he is one batsman in the line-up, who has played only eight balls over three completed matches. 

India would need Kedar's batting on days when the top order might not click and Afghanistan gives the team management the best opportunity to give him quality match time. 

Ditto for India's bowling, which is being touted as the most balanced in the competition.

Bhuvneshwar hobbled out with a stiff left hamstring after bowling only 16 deliveries against Pakistan. That hardly mattered as all-rounders Vijay Shankar and Hardik Pandya did the star turn with the ball.

Against Afghanistan, Mohammed Shami will get his first game in the tournament and his pace and movement could be more than a handful for the likes of Hazratullah Zazai, Hashmatullah Shahidi or Asghar Afghan. 

The inexperienced Afghans may find Kuldeep Yadav or Yuzvendra Chahal's craft too hot to handle. 

However, a spirited show against India will certainly boost Afghanistan's confidence and some competitive edge to one-sided contests, which have taken some sheen off the global meet.


Jun 22, 2019, 02.18 PM

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