2019 World Cup 28th Match: Bumrah, Shami help India survive Afghanistan scare

Jasprit Bumrah two wickets India Afghanistan World Cup 28th Match Southampton cricket

Jasprit Bumrah was named Man of the Match for his figures of 2-39 off 10 overs

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Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami combined to take six wickets, with the latter also taking a hat-trick, as India beat Afghanistan by 11 runs in a thrilling affair in Southampton.

Electing to bat first, India were dealt a huge blow in the fifth over as opener Rohit Sharma was clean bowled by Mujeeb Ur Rahman for one run.

Lokesh Rahul and captain Virat Kohli made up for the loss of Rohit with a 57-run partnership before Rahul was caught by Hazratullah Zazai at short third man off the bowling of Mohammad Nabi for 30.

Kohli and Vijay Shankar kept the runs flowing with a 58-run stand before Shankar was trapped lbw off the bowling of Rahmat Shah for 29.

Kohli went on to score a 63-ball 67, which included five boundaries, before he was caught by Rahmat at point off the bowling of Nabi.

MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav added 57 runs to the score before Dhoni was stumped by Ikram Alikhil off the bowling of Rashid Khan for 28.

Hardik Pandya and Shami fell shortly after, but thanks to Jadhav’s knock of 52, which came off 68 balls and included three boundaries and a six, India finished on 224/8.

Nabi and captain Gulbadin Naib picked up two wickets apiece, while Mujeeb, Rashid, Rahmat and Aftab Alam chipped in with one wicket each.

Chasing 225 to win, Afghanistan lost Zazai early on as he was clean bowled by Shami for 10 runs.

Gulbadin mustered 27 runs before he was caught by Shankar at deep midwicket off the bowling of Pandya.

Rahmat managed to score 36 runs before he was caught by Yuzvendra Chahal at fine leg off the bowling of Bumrah, who caught and bowled Hashmatullah Shahidi for 21 just two balls later.

Afghanistan continued to collapse as Asghar Afghan was clean bowled by Chahal for eight runs, while Najibullah Zadran was dismissed by Pandya for 21.

Rashid Khan made 14 before being stumped by Dhoni off the bowling of Chahal.

With Afghanistan needing 16 runs in the last over, Nabi hit a boundary off the first ball before failing to score off the second.

He was then dismissed by Shami on the third ball for 52, which came off 55 balls and included four boundaries and a six.

Shami then clean bowled Aftab for a golden duck and completed his hat-trick when Mujeeb suffered the same fate the very next ball.

This led to Afghanistan being bowled out for 213.

Shami was the most successful bowler with four wickets, while Bumrah, Chahal and Pandya claimed two wickets each.

Bumrah was named Man of the Match.

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