India bet on Mohammad Shami’s hat-trick to defeat Afghanistan for the 50th World Cup victory

Southampton: Mohammad Shami’s last hat-trick saved India from shocking Afghanistan by 11 centimeters in the semifinals.
Shami (9.5-1-40-4), who played his first match, not only successfully defended 16 runs in the last over, but also dismissed the dangerous Mohammed Nabi (52 of 55 balls), Aftab Alam (0) and Mujeeb ur Rahman (0). 0) from successive deliveries to complete the rare feat.
Afghanistan was pushed to 213 points in search of a manageable goal of 225 runs, which at some point after the flop of the Indian middle class at the first World Cup still seemed to reach
It was the great Death Bowling by Jasprit Bumrah (2/39 of 10 Overs) and Shami that changed the complexion of the game. As much as Shami deserves recognition, Bumrah deserves the same praise for having completed five runs in the penultimate race.
The pitch was difficult, a goal of 225 against an excellent bowling attack was not easy. There were partnerships, but there was always the conviction that Afghanistan strikes could not stand the pressure.
Bumrah was deadly as usual and his two wickets on the 29th literally turned the game upside down before the minnows celebrated another comeback. From a relatively comfortable 106 to 2 value, it gained 106 to 4, with Afghanistan losing momentum. But Nabi (52) had other ideas when he did his best, but the “exclusive 60-plus level” required for such chases did not materialize. not happen.
The Indian spinners Yuzvendra Chahal (2/36 in 10 overs) and Kuldeep Yadav (0/39 in 10 overs) were remarkably in line with their lines, as they never really let the batsmen get away.
Before that, captain Virat Kohli (67 of 63 balls) fought easily against the Afghan IPL stars Mohammed Nabi (9-0-33-2), Mujeeb ur Rahman (10-1-26-1) and Rashid Khan (10-0 – 38-1) Brake the other star batsmen of India by keeping them on a leash on a slow track that provides both cornering and bounce.
It was a glorious comeback of the Afghan bowlers as Indian batsmen played 152 point balls (corresponding to 25.2 overs). This was met after a record of 25 sixes from England in the previous game. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (28 of 52 balls) and Kedar Jadhav (52 of 68 balls) were unable to accelerate against the slow bowlers The playing time was obvious as they never really could accelerate the pace. Worse, they did not even want to take a chance on the three spinners.
While one or another ball was staying and there was a turn, Kedar and Dhoni sometimes defended even fuller deliveries. The intent was lacking, and suddenly they tried to play the muvers clenched overs who were the best of the party with 38 points.
Dhoni was finally freed from Rashid’s misery when the desperate former skipper came down the track and was at a loss. This was only the second time in his career and the first time since 2011 that Dhoni was at a loss.
The duo’s pressure on Hardik Pandya was obvious when he was forced to throw off the first ball, but this time unable to get out of Pacer Aftab Alam. Skipper Gulbadin Naib (2/51) also impressed with his sutures, which dismissed Kedar from the penultimate delivery of the innings.
Before this game, India lost 14 wickets in the three completed games and none of the wickets went to the spinners. It all started when India’s perfect opening match, Rohit Sharma, was beaten by a Doosra from Mujeeb when he jumped on a defensive strike.
Despite being 30, KL Rahul never really reached the level of Mujeeb, his teammate with Kings XI Punjab. The urge to outsmart Nabi cost Rahul a lot of money when he tried to pull back to find Hazratullah Zazai in third place after a duel with Kohli. Kohli never looked in trouble and took a beautiful cover before Rashid. Vijay Shankar (29 of 41 balls) shoved around and was stable during her 58-run stand before Rahmat Shah had previously awarded him the leg.
Kohli looked good for another hundred, but missed three in three games and tried to cut Nabi with the turn. As soon as Kohli was outside, the Indian innings lost their momentum.

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