Photo Gallery: ICC World Cup 2019, India vs Afghanistan

Zee Media Bureau | Jun 23, 2019, 00:55 AM IST

Gulbadin Naib and Virat Kohli

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. Afghanistan, on the other hand, have lost all of their five matches and are standing at the bottom of the points table.



Virat Kohli-led India won the toss and opted to bat first against Gulbadin Naib-led Afghanistan in their fifth match of the 2019 ICC World Cup at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground in Hampshire on Saturday.Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul will open the innings for the Men in Blue while Mujeeb Ur Rahman begins the proceedings for Afghanistan. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@BCCI)



Here are the Playing XIs for India vs Afghanistan World Cup 2019 clash. While India have brought in Mohammad Shami in place of injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Afghanistan have roped in Hazratullah Zazai and Aftab Alam in their batting line-up. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@BCCI)


A fan with a tri-colour painted on his body can be seen cheering for the Men in Blue during their World Cup 2019 clash against Afghanistan. 


Mujeeb Ur Rahman strikes

The Afghanistan team celebrate after Mujeeb Ur Rahman gave an early breakthrough to his side by bowling out Rohit Sharma for one run in the fifth over.  


KL Rahul, Virat Kohli stitch 50-run stand

Indian opener KL Rahul and skipper Virat Kohli brought up a half-century stand for the second wicket during the 12th over against Afghanistan. (Image Credits:Twitter/@BCCI) 


Virat Kohli slams 50

Indian skipper brought up his 52nd half-century off just 48 deliveries during the 2019 World Cup tie against Afghanistan. It was Kohli's third fifty in a row. (Photo Credits: Twitter/@BCCI)



Virat Kohli stitch 50-run stand with Vijay Shankar

Virat Kohli has also brought up a half-century stand with Vijay Shankar for the third wicket after India won the toss and opted to bat first against Afghanistan. (Photo Credits: Twitter/@BCCI)


Meanwhile, it is a bright sunny day at Southampton where India are taking on Afghanistan in their fifth World Cup 2019 clash. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@BCCI)


Virat Kohli departs for 67

Mohammad Nabi bagged a big wicket for Afghanistan by removing Virat Kohli for 67. The Indian skipper was caught by Rahmat Shah on the third delivery of the 31st over from Nabi.


India post 224/8 against Afghanistan

Afghanistan restrict India to a paltry score of 224 for eight in their stipulated 50 overs. 


Mohammad Shami strikes

Indian bowler Mohammad Shami and skipper Virat Kohli celebrate after the former gives the breakthrough to the Men in Blue by  bowling out Hazratullah Zazai for 10. 


Hardik Pandya strikes

The Men in Blue celebrate after Hardik Pandya removed Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib for 27.Naib pulled the fifth delivery of the 17th over high in the air, only to see Vijay Shankar ran in from deep midwicket and take a simple running catch. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@BCCI)


Jasprit Bumrah strikes twice

Jasprit Bumrah struck twice to remove Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi for 36 and 21, respectively in the 29th over. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@BCCI)


India beat Afghanistan

Mohammad Shami scalped a four-wicket haul, including a hat-trick in the last over, to guide India to a narrow 11-run win over Afghanistan in a nerve-racking 28th match of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2019 clash at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground in Hampshire on Saturday.(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@BCCI)


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