After Virat Kohli (67) and Kedar Jadhav (52) help India post a respectable total of 224/8, Mohammad Shami bagged a late hat-trick to help India snatch an 11-run win over Afghanistan in a nail-biting fifth match of the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground in Hampshire on Saturday.
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# India beat Afghanistan by 11 runs in a nerve-racking tie! Afghanistan 213 (49.5 overs)
# A good last over from Bumrah, conceding five runs to Afghanistan. The Gulbadin Naib-led side now need 16 runs from six balls. Afghanistan 209/7 (49 overs)
# Eight runs off the last over from Jasprit Bumrah. Mohammad Nabi (43), who is nearing his ODI half-century, swung the third delivery over midwicket to notch up a maximum. Afghanistan 201/7 (47
# Ikram Alikhil is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Rashid Khan was stumped by MS Dhoni on the fourth delivery of the 46th over from Chahal. Afghanistan 193/7 (46 overs)
# A quite expensive over from Mohammad Shami as he gave away nine runs to Afghanistan. Nabi (35) smashed the first delivery through the vacant long off area to notch up four runs. Afghanistan now require 40 runs off 30 balls to clinch the historic win. Afghanistan 185/6 (45 overs)
# Chahal conceded just three runs in the last over. Afghanistan now need 53 runs from 42 balls. Afghanistan 172/6 (43 overs)
# WICKET! Najibullah Zadran (21), who had settled well at the crease, was caught by Chahal at short mid wicket on the third delivery of the over from Hardik Pandya. Afghanistan 166/6 (41.3 overs)
# Eight runs off the last over from Mohammad Shami. Najibullah whipped the first delivery of the over off his feet through midwicket to score a boundary. Afghanistan 165/5 (41 overs)
# Afghanistan added eight runs in the last over. Nabi drove the fourth delivery just over mid-off to notch up four runs as Afghanistan cross 150-run mark with 11 overs remaining. Afghanistan 151/5 (39 overs)
# Kuldeep Yadav conceded just three runs in the last over, but he finished wicketless in today's match. Afghanistan now need 82 runs from 12 overs. Afghanistan 143/5 (38 overs)
# Good over from Mohammad Shami, giving away just three runs to Afghanistan. Mohammad Nabi and Najibullah Zadran are currently batting at the crease at their respective scores of 20 and five. Afghanistan 140/5 (37 overs)
# WICKET! Afghanistan lose the fifth wicket. Asghar Afghan (eight) was clean bowled by Yuzvendra Chahal on the last delivery of the 35th over. Afghanistan 130/5 (35 overs)
# Mohammad Nabi (8) and Asghar Afghan (10) are looking to rebuild Afghanistan's innings after Bumrah's double strike. The Gulbadin Naib-led side now need 100 runs from 16 overs. Afghanistan 125/4 (34 overs)
# Chahal came to bowl the last over and he gave away another five runs to Afghanistan. Nabi cut the last delivery past Rohit Sharma at point to notch up four runs. Afghanistan 121/4 (33 overs)
# Five runs off the last over from Hardik Pandya. Mohammad Nabi (4) and Asghar Afghan (5) are looking to stitch a stand here as Afghanistan now need 109 runs from 18 overs. Afghanistan 116/4 (32 overs)
# Mohammad Nabi (0) and Asghar Afghan (1) are currently batting at the crease, with Afghanistan now needing 118 runs from 20 overs. Afghanistan 107/4 (30 overs)
# WICKET! Bumrah strikes again. Hashmatullah (21) handed a return catch to the Indian bowler on the last delivery of the 29th over. Afghanistan 106/4 (29 overs)
# Asghar Afghan is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Rahmat (36) look to fetch the fourth delivery from outside off but ended up getting a top-edge as Chahal ran in from fine leg to take a low catch. Afghanistan 106/3 (28.4 overs)
# Six runs off the last over. Rahmat and Hashmatullah continue to stand strong at their respective scores of 36 and 19 as Afghanistan cross the century mark. Afghanistan 104/2 (27 overs)
# Seven runs off the last over. Rahmat Shah (31) smacked the fourth delivery over midwicket to notch up four runs as Afghanistan now approach 100-run mark. Afghanistan 98/2 (26 overs)
# Chahal came to bowl the last over and he gave away four runs to Afghanistan. The Gulbadin Naib-led side now need 134 runs from 25 overs. Afghanistan 91/2 (25 overs)
# Three runs off the last over. Rahmat (25) and Hashmatullah (13) are keeping the Afghanistan scoreboard ticking at a low pace, while the Indian bowlers are desperately looking for a wicket now. Afghanistan 87/2 (24 overs)
# Seven runs off the last over. Hashmatullah pulled the second delivery from Kuldeep through the midwicket region to pull back four runs. Afghanistan 83/2 (22 overs)
# Pandya came to bowl the last over and he conceded five runs to Afghanistan. Rahmat wacked the last delivery through covers to notch up four runs as Afghanistan now need 149 runs from 29 overs. Afghanistan 76/2 (21 overs)
# Four singles off the last over from Kuldeep Yadav. Rahmat Shah continues to stand strong at the crease at 19 and is looking to build a partnership with Hashmatullah Shahidi after Naib's dismissal. The Men in Blue, on the other hand, need to bag some quick wickets in order to turn the tables for themselves. Afghanistan 71/2 (20 overs)
# A tight over from Kuldeep, conceding just a single to Shahidi on the last delivery. Afghanistan now need 158 runs from 32 overs. Afghanistan 67/2 (18 overs)
# Hashmatullah Shahidi is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Hardik Pandya gave a big relief to India by removing Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib for 27. Naib pulled the fifth delivery high in the air, only to see Shankar ran in from deep midwicket and take a simple running catch. With this, a 44-run stand between Naib and Rahmat comes to an end. Afghanistan 66/2 (17 overs)
# Four runs off the last over.Gulbadin Naib and Rahmat Shah continue to stand strong at their respective scores of 26 and 13 as Afghanistan now need 164 runs from 34 overs. Afghanistan 61/1 (16 overs)
# Just a single off the last over from Kuldeep. Naib cut-shot the third delivery to deep extra cover to add one run. India are desperately looking to break Naib-Rahmat stand. Afghanistan 57/1 (15 overs)
# Kuldeep Yadav came into the attack and he bowled a tight last over, conceding just a single to Gulbadin. Afghanistan now need just 169 runs from 36 overs. Afghanistan 56/1 (14 overs)
# A quite expensive over from Pandya as he gave away 12 runs to Afghanistan. Gulbadin shoveled the third ball over midwicket to notch up four runs before he hammered the very next delivery over the midwicket once again to add another four runs. Afghanistan 54/1 (12 overs)
# Five runs off the last over, including a boundary from Rahmat Shah on the third ball. The Afghanistan batsman went deep inside the crease before pulling over midwicket to notch up four runs. Afghanistan 42/1 (11 overs)
# Hardik Pandya was introduced into the attack and he conceded eight runs to Afghanistan, including five wides. Afghanistan now need 188 runs from 40 overs. Afghanistan 37/1 (10 overs)
# A good over from Chahal as he conceded just three runs to Afghanistan. The Indian bowlers continue to maintain pressure on the Gulbadin Naib-led side by avoiding giving them easy runs. However, The Virat Kohli-led side need to grab some quick wickets to turn the table fully in their favour. Afghanistan 29/1 (9 overs)
# Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack!
# Five runs off the last over. Gulbadin and Rahmat are currently batting at seven and two, respectively as Afghanistan need 199 runs from 42 overs. Afghanistan 26/1 (8 overs)
# Rahmat Shah is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Mohammad Shami finally gave the much-needed breakthrough to India by removing Hazratullah for 10. The Afghanistan opener was clean bowled by Shami on the third delivery of the seventh over. Afghanistan 21/1 (7 overs)
# Just two runs off the last over. Gulbadin played the second ball from Bumrah off his hips and it beat the square leg to allow the Afghanistan batsman to take two runs. Afghanistan 18/0 (6 overs)
# Six runs off the last over from Bumrah, including a boundary. Hazratullah edged the third delivery from the Indian bowler down past the third man to notch up four runs while Gulbadin got off the mark by punching the fast delivery towards cover. Afghanistan 12/0 (4 overs)
# A terrific over from Mohammad Shami as he conceded no runs to the opposition. Afghanistan need 219 more runs from 47 overs. Afghanistan 6/0 (3 overs)
# Jasprit Bumrah came to share the new ball and he conceded five runs to Afghanistan, including four byes. Hazratullah is batting at two while Gulbadin is yet to open his account. Afghanistan 6/0 (2 overs)
# A brilliant first over from Mohammad Shami, conceding just a single to Afghanistan. Hazratullah rocked back and cut the last delivery down towards third man to got off the mark. Afghanistan 1/0 (1 overs)
# Hazratullah Zazai and Gulbadin Naib to begin the chase for Afghanistan. Mohammad Shami opens the proceedings for India.
# Innings break!
# Afghanistan restrict India to 224 for eight in 50 overs!
# WICKET! Gulbadin Naib struck twice to remove Mohammad Shami (1) and Kedar Jadhav (52). While Shami was clean bowled by Naib on the third delivery, Jadhav (52) was caught by Noor Ali Zadran at cover on the fifth delivery soon after the Indian brought up his ODI half-century. India 224/8 (50 overs)
# WICKET! Hardik Pandya (7) was caught behind the wicket by Ikram Alikhil on the fourth delivery from Aftab Alam. India 217/ 6 (47.4 overs)
# India have managed to cross the 200-run mark against Afghanistan. Jadhav (43), who is looking good at the middle and nearing his half-century, smashed the fifth delivery from Aftab Alam over long-on to add six runs and guide the Men in Blue past 200. India 205/5 (46 overs)
# Hardik Pandya is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Dhoni falls for 28. The Indian wicketkeeper-batsman was stumped by wicketkeeper Ikram Alikhil on the third delivery by Rashid Khan. This is only the second time that Dhoni has been stumped in ODIs. India 192/5 (44.3 overs)
# Jadhav top-edged the second delivery from Aftab Alam to fine leg for four runs before Dhoni lifted a controlled shot over extra cover. India 190/4 (43 overs)
# Good over from Mujeeb Ur Rahman, conceding just two runs to India. Dhoni (23) and Jhadav (23) are currently looking good at the middle. India 179/4 (42 overs)
# India have added just two runs off the last over. Jadhav and Dhoni are looking settled at the crease at their respective scores of 22 and 23 and are looking to guide the Men in Blue past 200. India 177/4 (41 overs)
# Nine runs off the last over from the Afghanistan skipper. Dhoni pulled the fourth delivery of the 40th over behind square for four runs. India 175/4 (40 overs)
# Gulbadin Naib bowled a bit shorter and slower delivery on the first ball as Dhoni picked it early and flicked it through covers for four runs. India 163/4 (38 overs)
# The Men in Blue added just four runs off the last over. Jadhav swung the fifth delivery from Rashid Khan around towards midwicket to score a boundary. India 156/4 (37 overs)
# Just a single off the last over. Jadhav drove the fourth delivery of the 36th over hard back towards long on to notch up one run. India 152/4 (36 overs)
# Five runs off the last over. MS Dhoni (8) and Kedar Jadhav (11) have managed to guide the Men in Blue past 150-run mark. India 151/4 (35 overs)
# Mohammad Nabi came to bowl the last over and he conceded just five runs to the Men in Blue. MS Dhoni (five) and Jadhav (six) are looking to rebuild India's innings and guide them past 200-run mark. India 143/4 (33 overs)
# Just two runs off the last over from Rahmat Shah. MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav are currently batting at four and two, respectively. India 138/4 (32 overs)
# Kedar Jadhav is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! India have suffered a big blow as they lost their skipper Virat Kohli for 67. Kohli looked to cut away the third delivery of the 31st over from Mohammad Nabi, but ended up getting the upper edge as Rahmat Shah dove forward and completed the catch at point. India 135/4 (30.3 overs)
# Good last over from Mohammad Nabi, conceding just three runs to India. Kohli is comfortably batting at 62 and is looking to rebuild India's innings with MS Dhoni (2) at the other hand. India 128/3
# MS Dhoni is the new batsman in for India!
# WICKET! Soon after Kohli and Shankar brought up a half-century stand for the third wicket, the latter was caught leg before wicket on the first delivery of the 27th over from Rahmat Shah. Shanker went back to pavilion for 29. India 122/3 (27.1 overs)
# Kohli (53) and Shankar (27) have brought up a 50-run stand for the third wicket. The duo has also guided the Men in Blue past 100-run mark. India 115/2 (25 overs)
# Rashid Khan came to bowl the last over and he conceded just four runs to the Indians. Shankar (22) and Kohli (52) are nearing 50-run stand for the third wicket. India 109/2 (24 overs)
# Seven runs off the last over. Kohli (51) and Shankar (19) have guided the Men in Blue past 100-run mark. India reached the mark after Shankar hammered a cover drive through the infield on the first delivery to notch up four runs. India 105/2 (23 overs)
# FIFTY! Virat Kohli has brought up his 52nd half-century off 48 balls. The Indian skipper reached the mark by drilling a straight drive to long-on on the fourth delivery for a single. India 98/2 (22 overs)
# Seven runs off the last over. Kohli (44) continues to stand strong at the crease and is nearing a half-century while Shankar is currently batting at eight. India 86/2 (20 overs)
# Just four runs off the last over. Kohli and Shankar are currently batting at 38 and seven, respectively. India have not scored a boundary since the 12th over. India 79/2 (19 overs)
# A good last over from Gulbadin Naib, conceding just two runs to the Indians. Kohli flicked the second delivery to the left of point to add one run before Shankar hit the fifth delivery down towards long leg for another single. India 75/2 (18 overs)
# Gulbadin Naib came to ball the last over and he gave away five runs in it. Kohli is comfortably batting at 34 and is looking to steady ship for India along with Vijay Shankar, who is currently standing at three. India 71/2 (16 overs)
# Vijay Shankar is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Mohammad Nabi broke the half-century stand between Kohli and Rahul by removing the Indian opener for 30. Rahul pulled out the reverse sweep on the second delivery, but ended up handing it straight to Hazratullah Zazai at short third man. India 66/2 (15 overs)
# India have managed to add just four runs off the last over. Kohli and Rahul are looking settled at the middle at their respective scores of 30 and 26. India 59/1 (13 overs)
# Six runs off the last over. Virat Kohli (29) and KL Rahul (24) have guided the Men in Blue past 50-run mark. India 55/1 (12 overs)
# The Men in Blue have added eight runs in the last over. Kohli clipped the last delivery past short fine leg to notch up four runs. India 49/1 (11 overs)
# Five runs off the last over. KL Rahul (20) and Virat Kohli (20) are looking settled at the middle after losing Rohit Sharma cheaply for one run. India 41/1 (10 overs)
# Gulbadin Naib comes into the attack!
# Just two runs off the last over. Rahul flicked the fifth delivery from Mujeeb to the leg side to notch up one run before Kohli pulled the very next delivery off the back foot to deep midwicket to add another one run. India 36/1 (9 overs)
# A quite expensive last over from Aftab Alam as he conceded another 14 runs to the Indians, including two back-to-back boundaries to Kohli on the fourth and the fifth deliveries. India 34/1 (8 overs)
# Just two runs off the last over. Rahul (17) and Kohli (2) are looking to steady the ship for India after losing Indian opener Rohit Sharma cheaply. India 20/1 (7 overs)
# A good last over for India as they added nine runs in it. Rahul flayed a square cut off the back foot from near his body on the second delivery to notch up four runs before he edged the fifth delivery between keeper and first slip for another boundary. India 18/1 (6 overs)
# Indian skipper Virat Kohli is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Mujeeb Ur Rahman gave an early breakthrough to Afghanistan by taking a big wicket of Rohit Sharma. The Indian opener was clean bowled by Mujeeb on the second delivery of the fifth over. India 9/1 (5 overs)
# Maiden over from Aftab Alam. Rahul and Rohit are currently batting at 6 and 1, respectively and are yet to score a boundary. India 7/0 (4 overs)
# Mujeeb Ur Rahman came to bowl the last over and he gave away just one run. Rahul tried to lift the first delivery over extra cover, but the ball got hit with the bat's inside half before being collected at midwicket to allow the Indian opener to just take one run. India 7/0 (3 overs)
# A good last over from Alam, conceding just three runs to the Men in Blue. KL Rahul is currently batting at five while Rohit Sharma has added just a single to his account. India 6/0 (2 overs)
# Aftab Alam to share the new ball!
# Just three runs off the very first over. Rahul got off the mark by punching the second delivery off the back foot to long on for a single, while Rohit opened his account by rocking back on the fourth delivery and cutting the ball in front of square to cover for one run. India 3/0 (1 over)
# Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul will open the innings for the Men in Blue while Mujeeb Ur Rahman begins the proceedings for Afghanistan.
# The two squads have walked down the crease for their national anthems.
India XI: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli*, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni†, Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Afghanistan XI: Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib*, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Alikhil†, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
# Afghanistan have made two changes in their Playing XI. Hazratullah Zazai and Aftab Alam are in, while Noor Ali Zadran and Dawlat Zadran are out.
# The Men in Blue have made just one change in their Playing XI. Mohammad Shami has been brought in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has been sidelined for at least two matches due to a hamstring injury.
# India win the toss and opt to bat first against Afghanistan!
# The toss is all set to take place in a few minutes.
India will look to seal easy points when they lock horns with minnows Afghanistan in their fifth match of the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground in Hampshire on Saturday.
Virat Kohli's team is currently standing at the fourth spot with seven points, having sealed three wins in four matches they have played so far. The Men in Blue's clash against New Zealand was washed out due to incessant rain.
Afghanistan, on the other hand, have lost all of their five matches and are standing at the bottom of the points table.
However, India have suffered a major blow as their star opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the quadrennial event due to a thumb injury. Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has also been sidelined for at least two games due to a hamstring injury.
Vijay Shankar, who was called up as Dhawan's replacement during Pakistan clash, was hit on his toe by a Jasprit Bumrah yorker during a practice session on Wednesday. However, he had said during a press conference that he is feeling a lot better and is not likely to feature during Afghanistan match.
The two squads are as follows:
India: Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli(c), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Lokesh Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib(c), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ali Zadran, Samiullah Shenwari, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan.