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Shami’s hat-trick helps India beat Afghanistan; Kohli top scores

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By ITN News Editor June 23, 2019 13:57

Shami’s hat-trick helps India beat Afghanistan; Kohli top scores

Mohammed Shami’s hat-trick denied Afghanistan a historic and shock World Cup victory over India in Southampton. India looked in danger of losing when Afghanistan struck a boundary off the first ball of the final over to move to within 12 runs of victory.

However, Shami had Mohammad Nabi caught on the boundary for 52 before demolishing the stumps of numbers 10 and 11 with searing yorkers. Defeat eliminates Afghanistan, while India move above England into third. India had earlier posted 224-8, with Virat Kohli top-scoring with 67 on a slow pitch. Afghanistan, who had never beaten India and whose only previous World Cup win was against Scotland in 2015.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 23, 2019 13:57

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