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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!
He departs after scoring 52 runs.
Hardik Pandya's takes the catch.
Jun 22, 2019, 10.57 PM
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
Shami's 9th over of this match, 3 runs from here...
Jun 22, 2019, 10.43 PM
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
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
Shami's 8th over of this game.
9 runs from this one.
Jun 22, 2019, 10.26 PM
Jasprit Bumrah is back into attack.
4 runs added to AFG's score.
Jun 22, 2019, 10.22 PM
Chahal's 9th over.
Just three runs from this one.
Jun 22, 2019, 10.17 PM
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
Shami's 7th over.
8 runs from this one.
Jun 22, 2019, 10.12 PM
Hardik Pandya is back into the attack.
6 runs from this over.
The score is 157-5.
Jun 22, 2019, 10.10 PM
8 runs from Shami's 6th over.
Jun 22, 2019, 09.55 PM
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
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
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
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
🔙🔛🔝 Jasprit Bumrah conjured his magic to send back both set batsmen!
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
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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