Shami cap trap seals 11-run win for India against Afghanistan
Mohammed Shami took a sensational cap trap to at long last secure an exciting 11-pursue prevail upon Afghanistan the minnows compromised one of the greatest stuns in World Cup history in Southampton on Saturday.
Afghanistan, showing up at just their second World Cup, lost the hurl however confined India to 224 for eight in their 50 overs, giving themselves a certified shot for a colossal miracle.
They were all around set at 106-2 in the 29th over, despite the fact that the run-rate was beginning to edge up, yet two wickets in one over from paceman Jasprit Bumrah expelled Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi.
Mohammad Nabi and Najibullah Zadran batted reasonably to keep their side in the chase, however when Zadran was gotten by Yuzvendra Chahal off Hardik Pandya, Afghanistan were 166-6 in the 42nd over.
Nabi was still there in the last finished, with 16 required and bored Shami’s first ball down the ground for four. With a mind boggling triumph inside contacting separation, Nabi was gotten by Pandya at long on two balls later.
Shami at that point clean-bowled Aftab Alam and Mujeeb Ur Rahman to seal a nerve-clanking win with a cap trap.
“We bowled truly well. We did well in batting, however credit to Bumrah for how he bowled in the last a few overs,” disappointed Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib said.
“The all out was not unreasonably much but rather you need 80s or 100s — 30 or 25s are insufficient.
“On the off chance that you pursue 250, at that point center request batsmen ought to go longer and assume liability.”
Prior, an undeniably laden India were enraged when the umpire turned down a gigantic lbw yell toward the beginning of the 29th over from Bumrah, who rapped Shah on the cushions — Virat Kohli’s side had no audits left.
Only three balls later Shah, on 36, top-edged a snare and Chahal took a fine low find running in from fine leg, sending the massed positions of banner waving Indian supporters wild.
With his last bundle of the over Bumrah turned the game strongly back toward India when Shahidi could just present a straightforward got and-bowled shot and he withdrew for 21.
Bumrah — the world’s top-positioned one-day worldwide bowler — completed with figures of 2 for 39 from his 10 overs, bowling eminently at the demise.
Shami completed with figures of 4-40.
“At the point when the skipper has such a great amount of trust in you, it gives you a ton of certainty to convey what needs be. That causes me keep an unmistakable head,” said man-of-the-coordinate Bumrah.
“There was turn around swing, so you needed to depend on your yorkers.”
Tight Afghan assault
Afghanistan have been the whipping young men of the competition in England and Wales, regularly watching out of their profundity against the more settled groups.
Saturday’s match was just the third one-day universal between the two groups and annihilation for India would have been a noteworthy shame notwithstanding a year ago’s tie in the Asia Cup.
India were on the back foot directly toward the beginning of the match when in-structure opener Rohit Sharma, who has scored two hundreds so far in the competition, was rejected for only one by off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
The remainder of India’s incredible top request all got set up, with Kohli making 67 from 63 balls, yet none proceeded to play a conclusive innings for the double cross bosses.
They hit only 16 limits — including just a single six.
Off-spinner Mujeeb was especially amazing, surrendering only 26 keeps running in his 10 overs, while leg-spinner Rashid Khan skiped once more from the most costly spell in World Cup history against England to take 1-38.
Kohli, who scored half-hundreds of years against Australia and Pakistan, achieved his third sequential fifty of the competition off 48 balls, with four fours, yet was gotten by Shah off the bowling of Nabi.
Kedar Jadhav achieved his fifty off 66 balls, giving the scorecard a look of decency and the all out eventually demonstrated just a lot for Afghanistan.
India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (capt), Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.
Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib (capt), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Ikram Alikhil (wicketkeeper), Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.