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India vs Afghanistan: ‘An instant classic’

India defeated Afghanistan at Southampton on Saturday by 11 runs, thanks to the bowling brilliance from Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah in a low-scoring thriller.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: June 22, 2019 11:23:08 pm
Mohammad Shami bagged India’s second ever hattrick in a World Cup after Chetan Sharma in 1987 (Reuters)

India defeated Afghanistan by 11 runs after Mohammad Shami finished the Afghanistan batting order with a hattrick in the last over of the game at Southampton on Saturday in what proved to be a nail-biting finish. After setting a target of 225, with half-centuries from Virat Kohli (67) and Kedar Jadhav (52), India’s bowling won them the match with excellent spells from Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami.

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