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India vs Afghanistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match at Southampton Highlights: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: June 23, 2019, 7:10 AM IST

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IND vs AFG Cricket Scorecard (ODI)

Match 28 ODI, The Rose Bowl, Southampton, 22 June, 2019

India

224/8

(50.0) RR 4.48

v/s
Afghanistan

213/10

(49.5) RR 4.27

India beat Afghanistan by 11 runs

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 23:00 (IST)

    INDIA WIN: And another wicket for Shami here as he gets a perfect yorker to Aftab first up. He is castled as India inch closer towards a win. And another yorker and Shami castles Mujeeb. He has a hattrick. India win by 11 runs. What a finish this has been. 

  • 22:57 (IST)

    OUT: After a four and a two, Nabi has fallen finally. Shami bowls a full one and Nabi just can't get under it. Pandya takes a good catch in the deep. Nabi goes for 52 as Afghanistan are 213/8.

  • 22:40 (IST)

    SIX: Bumrah comes on for his last two overs. His overs will be the difference between win and loss for Afghanistan. But there is a twist in the tale as Nabi gets a big six off Bumrah. This is not good for India. After 47 overs it's 201/7. 

  • 22:33 (IST)

    OUT: Chahal comes for another over, his last, and Rashid blasts him for a four with a reverse sweep. This is good batting. But on the very next ball, Chahal has his revenge as the batsman is stumped. Once again great work by Dhoni behind the stumps. Rashid is out for 14. Afghanistan are 190/7. 

  • 22:13 (IST)

    OUT! Najibullah departs in the softest manner possible. A slower ball from Pandya gets chipped to Chahal at mid-wicket who takes a simple catch. India are right back on top of this encounter! 

  • 21:41 (IST)

    Pandya continues his over and 4 runs come off it, which isn't the worst thing in the world for either side. But Chahal then gets rid of Afghan and the match is now firmly in India's favour! 

  • 21:11 (IST)

    OUT: That's two in the over for Bumrah. A full delivery and Shahidi fails to keep it down. The bowler completes the catch in his follow through. India are back in the game and how. Afghanistan are 106/4. 

  • 21:08 (IST)

    OUT: Bumrah continues. There is a big shout for an LBW and Rahmat Shah looks in trouble. But the umpire is not interested. Kohli is flabbergasted. India are desperate for a wicket. After 28.3 overs it's 106/2. On the fourth ball, Bumrah pitches on in short and Rahmat skies it. Chahal takes a brilliant running catch. This should certainly lift the spirits of the team. Afghanistan are 106/3. 

23:00 (IST)

INDIA WIN: And another wicket for Shami here as he gets a perfect yorker to Aftab first up. He is castled as India inch closer towards a win. And another yorker and Shami castles Mujeeb. He has a hattrick. India win by 11 runs. What a finish this has been. 

22:57 (IST)

OUT: After a four and a two, Nabi has fallen finally. Shami bowls a full one and Nabi just can't get under it. Pandya takes a good catch in the deep. Nabi goes for 52 as Afghanistan are 213/8.

22:54 (IST)

Excellent over by Bumrah and Afghanistan need 16 runs to win the final over. Nabi is still out there and is fully capable of taking his side to a win. Which way the match will go, let's find out. Afghanistan are 209/7.

22:47 (IST)

Shami has a wicket here. Nabi tries to hit across the line and is hit on the pads. The umpire has no hesitation in ruling him out. Great bowling under pressure by the Indians. But the replays show that the ball is outside off. Another over comes to an end. Afghanistan are 204/7 after 48 overs. 

22:40 (IST)

SIX: Bumrah comes on for his last two overs. His overs will be the difference between win and loss for Afghanistan. But there is a twist in the tale as Nabi gets a big six off Bumrah. This is not good for India. After 47 overs it's 201/7. 

22:33 (IST)

OUT: Chahal comes for another over, his last, and Rashid blasts him for a four with a reverse sweep. This is good batting. But on the very next ball, Chahal has his revenge as the batsman is stumped. Once again great work by Dhoni behind the stumps. Rashid is out for 14. Afghanistan are 190/7. 

22:27 (IST)
A close contest between these two teams
22:27 (IST)
A close contest between these two teams
22:24 (IST)

A great over by Bumrah comes to an end and just four runs come off it. What this has ensured is that India are favourites to win the match now. Excellent bowling by Bumrah. After 44 overs Afghanistan are 176/6. 

22:20 (IST)

Chahal's penultimate over goes for just the three runs as India now look certain of sealing a win. Afghanistan ran it much tighter than anyone probably thought they would have though. 

22:13 (IST)

OUT! Najibullah departs in the softest manner possible. A slower ball from Pandya gets chipped to Chahal at mid-wicket who takes a simple catch. India are right back on top of this encounter! 

22:11 (IST)

Expensive first over of the final powerplay. Shami starts with a four and follows up with two wides. Afghanistan took 8 runs off it, exactly what the doctor ordered for them. Can they do this a little more? 

22:04 (IST)

Pandya's penultimate over goes for six runs. It's worth noting that Afghanistan's running between the wickets has improved. That's likely going to be their strategy going forward. 10 overs left now. 

21:59 (IST)

Kuldeep's final over goes for 3 but he finishes the game wicketless. Next over from Shami goes for 8, including a well hit four over mid-off by Najibullah. Afghanistan are not done yet. 

21:50 (IST)

Kuldeep's over goes for 7 runs which is a decent one for Afghanistan. However, Shami's reintroduction into the attack pegs them back as they can take only 3 runs off it. Afghanistan still need 85 more runs if they are to do the improbable. 

21:41 (IST)

Pandya continues his over and 4 runs come off it, which isn't the worst thing in the world for either side. But Chahal then gets rid of Afghan and the match is now firmly in India's favour! 

21:33 (IST)

Afghanistan are not going down without a fight. The two batsmen play Chahal cautiously until the final ball when Nabi plays a wonderful late cut for a boundary. This game will go down to the wire. 

21:30 (IST)

Afghanistan take 6 runs off Pandya's over but Nabi survives a scare after slashing one high that eventually landed in no man's land but could have been claimed since two fielders advancing towards it. 

21:21 (IST)

Bumrah is dealing in yorkers. There is no way that the batsmen can get those away and the required run-rate is always climbing up. An excellent over comes to an end. Afghanistan move to 110/4 in 31 overs. 

21:18 (IST)
The reaction by Virat Kohli says it all
21:11 (IST)

OUT: That's two in the over for Bumrah. A full delivery and Shahidi fails to keep it down. The bowler completes the catch in his follow through. India are back in the game and how. Afghanistan are 106/4. 

21:08 (IST)

OUT: Bumrah continues. There is a big shout for an LBW and Rahmat Shah looks in trouble. But the umpire is not interested. Kohli is flabbergasted. India are desperate for a wicket. After 28.3 overs it's 106/2. On the fourth ball, Bumrah pitches on in short and Rahmat skies it. Chahal takes a brilliant running catch. This should certainly lift the spirits of the team. Afghanistan are 106/3. 

21:07 (IST)

Bumrah continues. There is a big shout for an LBW and Rahmat Shah looks in trouble. But the umpire is not interested. Kohli is flabbergasted. India are desperate for a wicket. After 28.3 overs it's 106/2. 

21:02 (IST)

And finally Bumrah comes back into the attack. He needs to deliver for India. Rahmat Shah edges one but there is no slip in place. And with a single Afghanistan reach 100. After 27 overs Afghanistan are 104/2. 

20:52 (IST)

This Afghani pair is looking comfortable against spin. India need to have their best bowlers bowling in tandem now. Jasprit Bumrah needs to get in a couple of overs here. Afghanistan are 91/2 after 25 overs. 

20:48 (IST)
India really need to alter their lengths
20:45 (IST)

Chahal comes back into the attack now. He will have to spin it in India's favour. He comes up with a good over. Just one run comes from the over. Afghanistan steady at 84/2 in 23 overs. 

20:41 (IST)

Kuldeep is being hammered by Zazai. The batsman just pulls a short one to the boundary. This is not looking good for the Indians at the moment. They are in desperate need of a wicket here. Afghanistan are 83/2 after 22 overs. 

20:34 (IST)

Four singles in the Kuldeep over there. The chinaman hasn't been able to have the kind of impact Kohli would have liked him to have. Still no wickets for spinners here. Afghanistan are 71/2 after 20 overs here

20:29 (IST)

Hardik Pandya with a brilliant maiden over there, some more pressure on Afghanistan as they seem to have gone into bit of a shell after losing their second wicket. The required rate though is still pretty much under control for them!

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India vs Afghanistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match at Southampton Highlights: As It Happened

India vs Afghanistan Live Score, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 ODI Match at Southampton Latest Updates: INDIA WIN: And another wicket for Shami here as he gets a perfect yorker to Aftab first up. He is castled as India inch closer towards a win. And another yorker and Shami castles Mujeeb. He has a hattrick. India win by 11 runs. What a finish this has been.

India vs Afghanistan in the ICC World Cup 2019 on June 22 (Saturday) will be broadcast on the Star Sports network and Live streaming will be available on Hotstar. The match will be played at the Rose Bowl, in Southampton and will begin at 1500 HRS IST. You can also follow all the action on our live blog. (IND vs AFG).

PREVIEW: It's becoming way too predictable, isn't it? The World Cup had a bit of spice in the initial stages, with West Indies and Bangladesh beating some more fancied sides, but the last week or so has become way too one-sided. The top four - New Zealand, Australia, England and India - seem to be in a different zone. Time is running out for the bottom ones to challenge them.

It's unlikely that Afghanistan will be that team. They're winless after five matches. Their batting has flopped, their bowling got a beating in their last game against England. Their star bowler Rashid Khan was taken apart for 110 runs in nine overs. There are reports of infighting within the team. The coach, Phil Simmons, has publicly warned of spilling the beans behind the sacking of former captain Asghar Afghan.

They now have to pick up the pieces and face another team that's as much a favourite as the hosts for the tournament - India - in Southampton on Saturday (June 22). Life doesn't get tougher than this.

India are on a roll. They haven't lost a game in four matches, with one being washed out. They've beaten some tough teams - South Africa, Australia and Pakistan. It feels like the rest of the league stage is mere formality for India. Unfortunately, the same can be said of the league stage itself unless some teams get onto a miraculous run.

India have their issues too, but they have enough in their tank to overcome each one of them. They lost Shikhar Dhawan to injury, but KL Rahul has stepped in. They won't have Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the next two-three matches, but have an able replacement in Mohammed Shami.

There are concerns about Vijay Shankar's availability for this game too, after he was injured on his foot by a Jasprit Bumrah yorker, but India can turn to Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant or Ravindra Jadeja.

Shami for Bhuvneshwar weakens the lower order batting, but India have not needed to use their batting depth so far in the tournament. It says a lot about their batting form, beginning with Rohit Sharma at the top. He has two centuries and one half-century in three games, while Virat Kohli has two half-centuries, playing the second fiddle role. Who comes in at No. 4 will depend on the status of Vijay's injury.

The bowling is in form too. Jasprit Bumrah and the two wrist spinners - Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal - have been among the wickets. Kuldeep's performance against Pakistan should give him confidence going into the second half of the tournament.

Afghanistan have been playing around with their XI, with no apparent logic. They dropped Najibullah Zadran for a game before bringing him back. Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam and Hamid Hassan, the pacers, have also been rotated around. Hazratullah Zazai, who made some decent quick starts in the first four matches, was dropped against England. Captain Gulbadin Naib promoted himself to the top of the order.

Afghanistan's confidence would have been dented by Eoin Morgan's assault, particularly on Rashid. It's unlikely that any of the Indian batsmen will tee-off like Morgan or any other England batsman, but Kohli & co can accumulate runs in a steady manner. Afghanistan's bowlers will have to drastically lift themselves from the previous match to challenge India.

The batting will take confidence from the fact that they played out 50 overs against England. The team itself can take confidence from their last encounter against India - a tie in Dubai in the Asia Cup.

Yes, it was a second string Indian side. But if Afghanistan can pull off something similar, the World Cup will be slightly more interesting.

Weather and Pitch

Saturday should see the sun out, with little chances of rain. Conditions are expected to be good for cricket.

The Ageas Bowl pitch hasn't been a belter in this tournament. There has been help for pace and spin. India beat South Africa in a tricky 228-run chase in the first game here. England then chases down the 213-run target set by West Indies in the next completed game.

PROBABLE XI

India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (capt), Vijay Shankar/Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.

Afghanistan: Rahmat Shah, Noor Ali Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali Khil(wk), Gulbadin Naib(c), Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman/Hamid Hassan, Dawlat Zadran

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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