ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

India vs Afghanistan - Match 28

Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Date & Time: 22 June 2019

Afghanistan 213/10

RR: 4.27 | India beat Afghanistan by 11 runs

commentary

That's all from this close game. Afghanistan made sure that they don't get steamrolled, in fact, they gave India a very good run for their money. The Men in Blue now jump to the number 3 position in the points table after this hard-fought win. You can now switch tabs to catch all the action from Match 29 of this World Cup. For Sunday, you can join us at 1030 local (0930 GMT) for the clash between Pakistan and South Africa at Lord's. Cheers!

India skipper, Virat Kohli says this is one of his best victories. Mentions they have been playing very good cricket. Further adds that they felt 260 or 270 would have been an outstanding score but 250 would have been par. Admits at the halfway mark, they did have doubts in their mind but they had the self-belief also. Informs as soon as he went in to bat, he knew it was a slow wicket and the cross-batted shots were not the option here. Mentions that they needed to work it around and get into the innings as it was always going to be difficult with so many quality spinners in the opposition. Tells they look to use Bumrah smartly and he can pick wickets at any time. Informs they planned to give him the 49th so that Shami has quite a few runs to defend. Mentions Shami was excellent, especially his first spell, he was getting the ball to move around. Also tells Vijay Shankar has also shown intent, he has been fielding well too. Ends by saying the players in the squad are hungry and they know what it is to represent your country in the World Cup.

Afghanistan skipper, Gulbadin Naib says they played really well. Mentions that they bowled well and did an amazing job in restricting the Indian batting line-up which is very strong. States Afghanistan did well with the bat too but credits Bumrah for the way he bowled. Informs that the wicket was good in the first half and the spinners were very good, especially Rashid, who made a strong comeback. Further adds that they bowled well at the end too. Stresses the total was not a big one but they needed a big score from someone but it did not come. Ends by saying they lost their first 4 games really badly but in the last two games, they have done well and it is a positive sign for the team.

Jasprit Bumrah is the Man of the Match for his outstanding bowling! He says to be the go-to bowler of his skipper gives him a lot of confidence to express himself and that helps him to keep a clear mind. States the wicket was getting slower so they needed to be accurate with the older balls. Mentions he was backing his yorkers, the slower ball could also be used but it had to be according to the situation. Stresses they wanted to create pressure and increase the required run rate and it worked for them. Ends by saying they are all very close to each other, they discuss about the plans and it is very good that everybody is chipping in with the wickets.

It eventually came down to handling pressure. Afghanistan showed their inexperience there. They had India on the mat for some time but lacked the killer instinct to press the advantage home. A few reckless shots added to their woes and then to deal with the class of Bumrah and Shami was always going to be too hot to handle, especially at the death. The Men in Blue showed good character under pressure and just hung in there. They won the decisive moments and this close win will give them more happiness and confidence than any win so far in this tournament. A good workout was needed heading forward.

With Afghanistan slowly inching closer to the target, Virat Kohli turned to his trump card, Jasprit Bumrah. The speedster didn't disappoint his skipper and removed the set batsmen, Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi, in a space of three balls. The 29th over completely changed the landscape of this match and India made a roaring comeback. They slipped in some tidy overs to swell the required run rate and in spite of Mohammad Nabi trying his best by stitching a few partnerships, they fell short by 11 runs.

Yet another cliffhanger! Sri Lanka punched above their weight last evening to upset England and now Afghanistan nearly got the better of India. World Cup is surely warming up with some really close contests now. This match was played on a sluggish surface where India struggled to get going with the bat. They managed just 224 in their 50 overs and offered a real chance to Afghanistan. The Afghans started nervously but the second and third wicket partnerships kept them on the track and India on the back foot.

What an end to this thriller! Well done Afghanistan for making India work hard for their 50th World Cup win! They gave a real scare to the Men in Blue and won the hearts of everyone with their lion-hearted effort. The Afghans will be disappointed on missing out on a golden opportunity to upset one of the title favourites. But chin up, you have done everyone proud.

49.5
0
M Shami to Ur Rahman, OUT! KABOOM! Shami takes a hat-trick! Only the second Indian to take a hat-trick in the World Cup. What a comeback into the team for him! He was given the responsibility of the last over and has come out with flying colors. Shami keeps it simple, goes full and straight at 142 kph, right at the base of the leg stump. Mujeeb swings but misses and the ball kisses the leg pole. All smiles in the Indian camp as they WIN BY 11 RUNS!

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the new man in. He will face the hat-trick ball from Mohammed Shami.

49.4
0
M Shami to A Alam, OUT! TIMBER! Two in two for Shami. What a comeback from him after going for a boundary on the first ball. He is delighted. He punches his fist in joy. Attacks the stumps with a full length delivery, Alam swings but misses. The furniture behind is disturbed.

Aftab Alam is the new man in.

49.3
0
M Shami to M Nabi, OUT! There goes Nabi and there goes all the hopes of Afghanistan chasing this down. The Indian supporters and the Indian players can finally breathe a huge sigh of relief. Shami goes very full, Nabi looks to go over the long on fence. He though does not get under it and hence, the power is not there. It goes to Pandya who takes a good catch moving to his left. A top knock by Nabi but his effort will probably go in vain. 12 needed in 3 balls.
49.2
0
M Shami to M Nabi, DOT BALL! Very full and on middle, Nabi winds up for a big shot but heaves it off the inner half to deep mid-wicket. Turns down the single. He wants to do it on his own.
49.1
4
M Shami to M Nabi, FOUR! Once again a boundary to begin Shami's over! Ideal start for Afghanistan. Shami misses the yorker by a little and ends up bowling a low full toss. Nabi powers it past long on for a boundary. Also, fifty up for Nabi. His 14th ODI fifty. Can he win Afghanistan this game?

16 needed off 6 balls. Mohammed Shami to bowl it. Nabi will be on strike. Can Afghanistan pull it off?

48.6
1
J Bumrah to M Nabi, He takes one! Don't think he could have done a lot though with that delivery. It is a yorker on middle, Nabi jams it out to square leg for one. Just the 5 from the over, once again Bumrah is the man who delivers for India. 16 needed in 6.
48.5
1
J Bumrah to Ali Khil, Just the single again! Full and outside off, Ikram jams it through covers for one. One ball to go, what will Nabi do? Go for a biggie or take one?
48.4
0
J Bumrah to Ali Khil, Another dot! Which means 18 needed in 8. A low full toss, Ikram hits it straight to short mid-wicket. Ikram needs to hit it big here, he needs to strike one.
48.3
1
J Bumrah to M Nabi, Top class stuff! Bowls another yorker on middle, all Nabi can do is jam it down to long on for one. Also, Ikram comes on strike.
48.2
2
J Bumrah to M Nabi, A couple now! A low full toss now by Bumrah. Nabi does not hit it that well but gets it wide of long off for two.
48.1
0
J Bumrah to M Nabi, Tremendous, tremendous stuff! A yorker, nothing you can do with that. It is jammed out towards point.
47.6
2
M Shami to Ali Khil, Two from the final ball which means 21 from 12 needed! Just the three from the over. He goes short and Ikram makes room. Ikram pulls it over mid-wicket. Chahal gives it a chase and keeps it down to two.
47.5
0
M Shami to Ali Khil, Another dot! Goes short and on the body, Ikram ducks under it. 23 needed in 13 now.
47.4
0
M Shami to Ali Khil, Another dot! This time it is the slower one, it takes off after pitching. Ikram is hit on the gloves as he tries to defend. The ball rolls beside the pitch. No run taken. 23 needed in 14.
47.3
0
M Shami to Ali Khil, Short and outside off, Ali Khil looks to pull but misses. A dot, which is gold dust at this stage.
47.2
1
M Shami to M Nabi, Very full and on middle, this is jammed through mid-wicket for one.
47.1
0
M Shami to M Nabi, NOT OUT! Nabi survives! The impact is outside off! What a review taken by him. Afghanistan can now breathe a huge sigh of relief. They are still in it. Nabi shuffles across and looks to flick it on the leg side. He misses. The ball hits the pads and an appeal follows. The umpire raises his finger. Nabi has to review and he does so. Replays roll in and they show the impact is outside off.

Massive moment in this match! Mohammad Nabi has been adjudged lbw! The impact appears to be outside the line. He has taken the DRS. Phew, let's wait and watch what the Ball Tracker tells us. IMPACT IS THE ISSUE! Nabi survives.

Mohammed Shami comes on to bowl. He has 2 overs left.

46.6
1
J Bumrah to M Nabi, A single which means Nabi keeps strike! 24 needed in 18. Full and outside off, this is jammed through point for one.
46.5
0
J Bumrah to M Nabi, Another excellent yorker, Nabi jams it out to the bowler. Two excellent deliveries after being hit for a biggie.
46.4
0
J Bumrah to M Nabi, Good comeback! Bowls a yorker outside off, Nabi does well to jam it out.
46.3
6
J Bumrah to M Nabi, SIX! What a hit! Bumrah bangs this short and on middle, Nabi stays back and pulls it over the square leg fence for a biggie. 200 up for Afghanistan!
46.2
1
J Bumrah to Ali Khil, Direct hit would have been curtains for Nabi! Back of a length delivery on off, Ikram dabs it down to the right of backward point and tries to steal a run. Hardik Pandya rushes across to the ball, picks it up and has a shy at the striker's end. Misses and Nabi gets a life.
46.1
0
J Bumrah to Ali Khil, Heavy ball. Bumrah spears in a full ball on off from 'round the wicket, Ikram just digs it out back to the bowler.

Jasprit Bumrah has change of ends.

45.6
1
Y Chahal to Ali Khil, Slower through the air, full and on leg, Ikram once again sweeps, this time more in front of square leg and gets a single. 32 needed in the last 4 overs.
45.5
2
Y Chahal to Ali Khil, Too full in length on middle, Ikram sweeps it behind square leg and scampers back for the second run.

Ikram Ali Khil is the new man in.

45.4
0
Y Chahal to R Khan, OUT! Stumped! Beauty of a delivery. One leggie to another leggie and it's a beautiful sight, if you are an Indian fan. Nicely tossed up ball by Chahal. He serves it full and outside off, Rashid is drawn forward as tries to drive but it spins away to beat the outside edge. He has dragged his back leg outside the crease in the process as well and Dhoni needs no second invitation. 35 needed off 26 balls, this is getting close!
45.3
4
Y Chahal to R Khan, FOUR! Innovation at its best! That's a brilliant strike. Yes, it's risky but it has paid off. Full and around off, Rashid brings out the reverse-batted shot and nails his shot over point.
45.2
0
Y Chahal to R Khan, Play and a miss! Short and wide outside off, Rashid tries to cut but it stays low and goes under his bat.
45.1
1
Y Chahal to M Nabi, Sliding down the leg side, Nabi helps it through square leg for a run.

Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl his final one. Can he get a couple of wickets and get India closer to the win?

44.6
2
M Shami to R Khan, Good recovery in the end by Jadhav! Rashid has slapped this firmly towards sweeper cover. Jadhav there first runs in for a catch but then realizes it is going to fall short. Stays back and tries to stop but then ball turns away, beats Jadhav who turns back and then dives and pushes it back in. Saves two in the end. 9 from this over. Top over for Afghanistan. 40 needed in 30.
44.5
0
M Shami to M Nabi, A big shout for LBW but not given! Nabi looks to whip it over the short fine leg fielder but misses to get hit on the pads. There is an appeal but it is too high. The ball rolls towards square leg. A leg bye taken.
44.4
0
M Shami to M Nabi, A dot! Important one! Short and on the body, Nabi looks to pull but misses.
44.3
1
M Shami to R Khan, On the shorter side, Rashid flat-bats it down to long on for one.
44.2
1
M Shami to M Nabi, Seam-up delivery now, this is hit down to long off for one.
44.1
4
M Shami to M Nabi, FOUR! Lovely shot! Once again, a boundary of Shami's first ball of the over. Puts all the pressure on the bowler. Nabi uses his feet and coverts it into a half volley. He, then, hits it over mid off and bags a boundary.

Mohammed Shami comes back on. His figures so far are 7-1-25-1.

43.6
0
J Bumrah to R Khan, Direct hit and Nabi was a goner! Rashid makes room again and Bumrah bangs it short. This is pulled towards mid-wicket. Nabi sets off for a run but is sent back. Chahal has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Just the 4 from the over. Run rate needed above 8.
43.5
2
J Bumrah to R Khan, Khan makes room, Bumrah bangs it short. Rashid manages to slap it wide of sweeper cover and two is taken.
43.4
1
J Bumrah to M Nabi, Outside off, this is hit down to long on for one.
43.3
1
J Bumrah to R Khan, Goes for the yorker but misses, ends up bowling a full ball on the pads, this is flicked through square leg for one.
43.2
0
J Bumrah to R Khan, Another dot! Back of a length on off, this is guided to point.
43.1
0
J Bumrah to R Khan, Angles this one into the off stump, skids through. Rashid keeps it out.

Jasprit Bumrah is back. His figures so far read 7-1-22-2. Can he finish the game for India?

42.6
0
Y Chahal to M Nabi, Just the three from the over! 53 needed in 42 now. Chahal ends the over with another slider. This is pushed back to the bowler.
42.5
0
Y Chahal to M Nabi, Another dot! The slider again on off, Nabi pushes it to the left of the bowler.
42.4
1
Y Chahal to R Khan, Down the leg side, RK sweeps towards deep square leg for one.
42.3
2
Y Chahal to R Khan, Nicely played! Just outside off, Rashid goes back and manages to cut it through point for two.
42.2
0
Y Chahal to R Khan, Flatter and on off, this is pushed to cover.
42.1
0
Y Chahal to R Khan, Slightly shorter and outside off, Rashid slashes at it but finds point.

Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl his final spell. He has 2 overs left. His figures read so far 8-0-25-1.

41.6
2
H Pandya to M Nabi, Two to end! Nicely played! This is back of a length ball on off, Nabi rises high and then guides it fine on the off side. Two taken. A successful 10th over by Pandya. Decent day with the ball for him. His figures read, 10-1-51-2.
41.5
1
H Pandya to R Khan, On the stumps, this is pushed back past the bowler and down to mid on for one. Khan is off the mark.
41.4
0
H Pandya to R Khan, Goes short and on middle, Khan ducks under it.

Rashid Khan is the next man in. He also is no mug with the bat and can cause issues to India. We have seen his strike power but Afghanistan will want him to bat sensibly here, just partner Nabi.

41.3
0
H Pandya to N Zadran, OUT! Soft, soft dismissal! Hardik Pandya strikes in his last over. Gets his second and another important wicket. He bowls the off cutter on middle, Zadran looks to flick but the ball sticks in the surface and comes slow. Najibullah ends up chipping it straight to the fielder at mid-wicket where Chahal makes no mistake. A decent innings from Zadran but he needed to continue. India though will be relieved to see the back of him as this partnership was starting to worry them. They might be just ahead here but can't relax. 59 needed in 51.
41.2
1
H Pandya to M Nabi, Uppish again but just wide! Nabi chips this ball on middle, wide of mid-wicket and down to long on for one.
41.1
0
H Pandya to M Nabi, Slower one outside off, Nabi looks to jam it out but misses.
40.6
0
M Shami to N Zadran, Two dots to end but a very good over for Afghanistan! 8 from it! Back of a length on off, it is kept out. 60 to win in 54.
40.5
0
M Shami to N Zadran, On the bounce! The slower one on middle, Zadran looks to flick but was into the shot way too early. It goes off the leading edge and falls just short of Chahal at mid-wicket.
40.4
1
M Shami to M Nabi, Outside off, this is guided through cover-point for one.
40.3
1
M Shami to N Zadran, On the shorter side, Zadran with one leg up in the air, pulls it through square leg for one.
40.2
0
M Shami to N Zadran, Back of a length on off, this is pushed to mid off.
40.2
0
M Shami to N Zadran, Another wide! This is down the leg side, Zadran looks to flick but misses. The bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head. A harsh call as replays show that had clipped the thigh pad.
40.2
0
M Shami to N Zadran, Goes short and on the body, Zadran ducks under it. It has been signaled wide though.
40.1
4
M Shami to N Zadran, FOUR! Brilliant start to Powerplay 3 for Afghanistan! A little too straight by Shami, Zadran goes back and works it through mid-wicket. No chance for the deep square leg fielder. Shami under pressure, needs to bowl the next 5 balls nicely.

Powerplay 3 time! No more than 5 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the innings end. The equation for an Afghan win is 68 needed in 60 deliveries. India need 5 wickets to remain unbeaten in this tournament. Game on!

39.6
1
H Pandya to N Zadran, A single to end! 6 from the over! 68 needed in 60. Short and wide outside off, Zadran slaps it to sweeper cover for one.
39.5
2
H Pandya to N Zadran, Outside off again, this is pushed wide of the fielder at deep cover and another two is taken.
39.4
2
H Pandya to N Zadran, Uppish but just wide! Length and around off, Zadran drives it on the up, it goes uppishly through extra cover for two.
39.3
0
H Pandya to N Zadran, Bangs it short, Zadran ducks under it.
39.2
1
H Pandya to M Nabi, A quick run! On the fuller side, Nabi pushes it to mid off and gets to the other end.
39.1
0
H Pandya to M Nabi, Good length on off, this is guided to mid-wicket.

Hardik Pandya comes for his final spell. He has 2 overs left.

38.6
1
M Shami to M Nabi, On a length and outside off, Nabi gets forward and strokes it down to long on for a run. Not a bad over for Afghanistan, 8 from it, 74 more needed off 66 balls.
38.5
1
M Shami to N Zadran, Back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Najibullah lifts his front leg and eases it in front of square leg for a single. 150 up for Afghanistan!
38.5
0
M Shami to N Zadran, Shami responds with a bouncer. Nicely directed and Zadran ducks at the last moment. Wide called for height!
38.4
4
M Shami to N Zadran, FOUR! Up and over the infield! Minimum risk with mid off up in the circle. A length delivery around off, Najibullah strides forward and lofts it over the in-ring fielder for a boundary.
38.3
0
M Shami to N Zadran, Shami goes short and lands it wide outside off, Zadran taps it down straight to point and Nabi is out of the crease in search of a run. The fielder has an immediate shy at the bowler's end but misses.
38.2
1
M Shami to M Nabi, A bit short and on middle and leg, Nabi moves back and turns it in front of square leg for a run.
38.1
0
M Shami to M Nabi, Good length ball on off, it's pushed off the back foot to point.
37.6
1
K Yadav to M Nabi, Another single as this is worked through square leg for one. Gap between runs needed and balls to be bowled is 10. 82 needed in 72.
37.5
1
K Yadav to N Zadran, A single now as Zadran plays an orthodox stroke, down to long off for one.
37.4
0
K Yadav to N Zadran, Looks to play the reverse sweep but it goes off the inner half onto the pads and towards short third man.
37.3
0
K Yadav to N Zadran, On the stumps, this is blocked.
37.2
1
K Yadav to M Nabi, This is eased down to long on for one.
37.1
0
K Yadav to M Nabi, Floats it on middle, this is hit to cover.
36.6
0
M Shami to N Zadran, A dot to end so just three from the over! On off, NZ pushes it to mid off.
36.5
2
M Shami to N Zadran, Very good running! Goes short and on the body, Zadran nudges it towards backward square leg. They take one, Zadran calls for the second. They go for it and complete it.
36.4
0
M Shami to N Zadran, Another short one and on the body, Zadran once again ducks under it.
36.3
0
M Shami to N Zadran, A good short one, on the body of the batter. Zadran ducks under it.
36.2
1
M Shami to M Nabi, Outside off, Nabi carves it through point but only for a run.
36.1
0
M Shami to M Nabi, Good length around off, Nabi looks to guide it down to third man but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

Mohammed Shami is back on, replacing Yuzvendra Chahal. He was exceptional in his first spell. 4-1-6-1 for his so far.

35.6
1
K Yadav to M Nabi, Floats it up on off, Nabi strokes it to long off and takes one.
35.5
1
K Yadav to N Zadran, Plays the sweep shot through square leg and takes one.
35.4
0
K Yadav to N Zadran, Floats it up on off, Zadran pushes it to cover.
35.3
2
K Yadav to N Zadran, Straightaway goes for the reverse sweep. Hits it well through point. The batters take two. The throw from the deep was a good one but Zadran was well in.
35.2
1
K Yadav to M Nabi, Works this ball which is on the pads through square leg for one.
35.1
2
K Yadav to M Nabi, Clever batting! Plays the paddle sweep fine on the leg side for a brace.

Najibullah Zadran walks out to bat. He has the reputation of playing big shots. Averages 30 in the ODIs and has a strike rate of 90.6. Today is the time to bring all that into use. Meanwhile, there is a bowling change also as Kuldeep Yadav comes on to bowl again.

34.6
0
Y Chahal to A Afghan, OUT! TIMBER! Chahal has got the breakthrough. Once again, just when Afghanistan seemed like they were moving ahead, India strike back. Yuzvendra tosses it up on off, it is the leg spinner. Afghan looks to hit it against the turn over the leg side. He misses and the ball kisses the off pole. Half the side back in the hut for Afghanistan. 95 needed in 90 balls.
34.5
0
Y Chahal to A Afghan, BEATEN! This is flatter and around off, pitches and turns away. Afghan plays inside the line and gets beaten.
34.4
1
Y Chahal to M Nabi, Flatter and on off, this is pushed down to long off for one.
34.3
0
Y Chahal to M Nabi, Slower through the air on off, Nabi guides it towards backward point.
34.2
0
Y Chahal to M Nabi, Very full on middle, Nabi jams it out to mid-wicket.
34.1
4
Y Chahal to M Nabi, FOUR! Great start to the over! Pressure on the bowler. Less than a 100 needed now. Nabi brings out the sweep shot, hits it nicely and past the diving short fine leg fielder for a boundary.
33.6
1
H Pandya to M Nabi, Another slower one and this is eased down to long on for one. 100 needed now in 96.
33.5
1
H Pandya to A Afghan, Another slower one, Afghan works it towards square leg and takes a single.
33.4
0
H Pandya to A Afghan, On the stumps, this is worked to mid-wicket.
33.3
0
H Pandya to A Afghan, Slower one on off, Afghan pushes it to covers.
33.2
1
H Pandya to M Nabi, Length and around off, Nabi plays it with an angled face of the bat but it goes down off the outside edge towards third man for one.
33.1
1
H Pandya to A Afghan, On the fuller side, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
32.6
4
Y Chahal to M Nabi, FOUR! What a shot! Chahal slows this up in the air but lands it a touch short outside off, Nabi rocks back and cuts it through the line. Once it beats the diving point fielder, it's always going to the fence.
32.5
0
Y Chahal to M Nabi, Tossed up ball on off, pushed off the front foot to extra cover.
32.4
0
Y Chahal to M Nabi, A leg spinner landing on leg, Nabi nudges it to short fine leg and looks for a run. He is sent back.
32.3
1
Y Chahal to A Afghan, Flighted and full, dropping on middle, Afghan goes down to slog sweep but it takes the inner half and rolls through mid-wicket for a run.
32.2
0
Y Chahal to A Afghan, Strides forward and helps it on the leg side to mid-wicket.
32.1
0
Y Chahal to A Afghan, Quicker and fuller on off, defended back off the front foot.

Yuzvendra Chahal comes on to bowl. He took a smart catch can he do it with the ball in hand.

31.6
0
H Pandya to M Nabi, On the off pole, this is kept out.
31.5
2
H Pandya to M Nabi, It lands in no man's land! Nabi looks to go big. He tries to hit this ball outside off over cover. He ends up slicing it over point. Rahul from point runs back, Shankar from sweeper cover runs in, both don't call for it and in the end it lands between the two. The batsmen also run two.
31.4
2
H Pandya to M Nabi, Goes short, Nabi pulls it nicely, rolls his wrists over the ball and hits it through backward square leg for two.
31.3
1
H Pandya to A Afghan, On the shorter side and outside off, Afghan hits it through covers for one.
31.2
0
H Pandya to A Afghan, Good length on off, Asghar defends it onto the ground.
31.1
0
H Pandya to A Afghan, Slower one and fuller in length, Afghan looks to drive it on the off side but it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket.
31.1
0
H Pandya to A Afghan, Goes short but down the leg side, wided.

Drinks break. The match has completely turned on its head after the double-wicket maiden by Jasprit Bumrah. He removed both the set batsmen in a space of three balls and has brought India back into this match. 115 needed off 114 balls is still gettable but now it's all about handling the pressure. The Indian bowlers are experienced in doing so while Afghanistan haven't encountered such situations much at a big stage like this. Their most experienced batting pair is in the middle and they need to construct a partnership here to get in front.

30.6
1
J Bumrah to A Afghan, A single to end another fine over from Bumrah. It is short and on middle, Afghan pulls it through square leg for one. 115 more needed in 114.
30.5
0
J Bumrah to A Afghan, Lovely bowling! Follows the bouncer with a yorker but Afghan was up to the task as he jams it out. Run rate needed now above 6.
30.4
0
J Bumrah to A Afghan, Quick, that is really quick! Short and it skids through, it is bowled at 141 KPH. Afghan tries to move out of the way but the ball hits his bat and rolls back to the bowler.
30.3
0
J Bumrah to A Afghan, Shorter and outside off, Afghan looks to cut but ends up chopping it to point.
30.2
0
J Bumrah to A Afghan, Back of a length on off, Afghan stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
30.1
2
J Bumrah to A Afghan, Excellent fielding! First an excellent catch and now this fielding effort from Chahal. This is on the pads, Afghan works it fine on the leg side, Chahal runs to his right, dives and pushes it back in. Two taken.
29.6
0
H Pandya to M Nabi, Good short one on off, Nabi just about evades it. Just a single from the over, a very good one, Pandya bowled with a lot of fire there. Only 1 from it, a great follow-up over by Hardik.
29.5
0
H Pandya to M Nabi, Outside off but just inside the tramline. Left alone.
29.4
0
H Pandya to M Nabi, Another dot! Full and on off again, Nabi strokes it to covers.
29.3
0
H Pandya to M Nabi, Well bowled! India have their tail up at the moment. A yorker on middle, Nabi jams it out.
29.2
0
H Pandya to M Nabi, On the fuller side, it is driven to covers.

Pandya pulls out right at the end. He may have missed his run-up.

29.1
1
H Pandya to A Afghan, Shorter and around off, this is slapped through covers for one.

Mohammad Nabi comes in to bat. The experience and aggression of Nabi would be the key here. And we have a change in bowling too. Hardik Pandya to bowl now.

28.6
0
J Bumrah to H Shahidi, OUT! Caught and bowled! Bumrah has turned things around and is sending jitters to the Afghan dressing room. He switches to 'round the wicket for the left-hander and delivers a back of a length ball around off. Shahidi is stuck inside the crease and plays his shot early. The face of the bat is closed when the ball arrives and it lobs back off the leading edge. Bumrah runs forward to complete the catch and throws the ball up in celebration. India have roared back into this match after this double-wicket maiden from Boom-Boom-Bumrah!
28.5
0
J Bumrah to H Shahidi, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

Asghar Afghan is the next man in. Afghanistan would want that their ex-captain takes them to their first victory in this tournament.

28.4
0
J Bumrah to R Shah, OUT! Superb catch by Yuzvendra Chahal! India get a lifeline here. The 42-run stand is broken and the crowd has also come back to life. Bowling short more often than not works against the Asian batsmen. Bumrah digs it in at 144 kph, nicely directed, Shah takes on the challenge to pull but fails to middle his shot. It flies off the top edge behind square leg and Chahal rushes forward and across from the deep to take a fine low catch to his left. 119 needed more!
28.3
0
J Bumrah to R Shah, Full in length and outside off, Shah hits it square of the wicket and Pandya makes a good stop.
28.2
0
J Bumrah to R Shah, Good length and on off, this is defended.
28.1
0
J Bumrah to R Shah, Appeal for an lbw! Nothing from umpire Aleem Dar. Virat Kohli is furious. Bumrah darts in a length ball on off and gets it to nip back in at 142 kph. Shah is caught on the back foot trying to block but is beaten in pace. He is rapped on the pads, they appeal but to no avail. It's clipping leg, the replays confirm.
27.6
0
K Yadav to H Shahidi, Another dot! Shorter and outside off, the batter looks to cut but ends up chopping it on the off side.
27.5
0
K Yadav to H Shahidi, Slower through the air again and outside off, Shahidi throws his bat at it and gets beaten.
27.4
0
K Yadav to H Shahidi, Full and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
27.3
0
K Yadav to H Shahidi, BEATEN! Tosses it up around off, HS looks to defend but the ball spins away and beats the outside edge.
27.2
2
K Yadav to H Shahidi, In the air... but safe and the batters take two! Shahidi plays the sweep but gets a top edge which lands in the square leg region. The batsmen take one, they see Shankar taking his own time to get to the ball, they go for the second and complete it.
27.1
0
K Yadav to H Shahidi, Gets away with one there, Kuldeep. Short and outside off, Shahidi cuts it to point.
26.6
2
J Bumrah to R Shah, Goes short and on the body, Shah looks to pull but it goes off the gloves fine on the leg side. Yadav runs to his right, dives and saves three for his side. His effort was checked but replays show he has done well. 6 from the over, a good one for Afghanistan.
26.5
2
J Bumrah to R Shah, Misfield! This is guided towards point where the fielder fails to stop it cleanly and concedes two extra run.
26.4
0
J Bumrah to R Shah, Outside edge but short! Slower one and outside off, there is some extra bounce there. Shah looks to guide it down to third man but gets an outside edge which does not carry to Dhoni.
26.3
1
J Bumrah to H Shahidi, Another length ball outside off, this is guided past point for one. 100 up for Afghanistan. 125 more needed.
26.2
1
J Bumrah to R Shah, Outside off, Shah opens the face of the bat, it goes off the outside edge and down towards third man which is quite fine for one. Shah wants the second run but is sent back. The throw is fired towards the bowler's end where Kohli deflects it onto the stumps but the batter is well in.
26.1
0
J Bumrah to R Shah, On the fuller side, it is hit to mid off.

Jasprit Bumrah comes on. His figures so far 4-0-13-0. India are in a desperate need of a breakthrough here. Virat has turned to his trump card. Can he deliver?

25.6
1
K Yadav to R Shah, Floats it up outside off, it ends up being a full toss. The batsman hits it down to long off for one. This pair is doing it with ease at the moment.
25.5
0
K Yadav to R Shah, On the stumps, it is hit back to the bowler.
25.4
4
K Yadav to R Shah, FOUR! Picks his spot brilliantly! Too short by Kuldeep. Enough time for Shah to go back and pull it in between long on and mid-wicket for a boundary.
25.3
0
K Yadav to R Shah, Almost! Flatter and around off, this one turns back in. Shah picks it late, he initially was looking to cut but in the end chops it to the keeper.
25.2
1
K Yadav to H Shahidi, Flighted ball on off, once again it is a little too full. Shahidi strokes it down to long off for one.
25.1
1
K Yadav to R Shah, Flighted ball on middle, this is eased down to long on for one.
24.6
0
Y Chahal to H Shahidi, On the stumps, this is worked to mid-wicket.
24.5
0
Y Chahal to H Shahidi, Flatter and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
24.4
0
Y Chahal to H Shahidi, NOT OUT! Shahidi is well in! The leg spinner outside off, this one turns back in. Shahidi looks to defend but the ball hits the pads and lobs towards Dhoni. He takes it and whips the bails off. He appeals for a stumping whereas Chahal appeals for an LBW. The latter's appeal has been turned down. The former's appeal has been taken upstairs. Replays roll in and they show Shahidi is safe. Later on, the Ball Tracker confirmed that it was heading over the stumps.

Dual appeal there? First the bowler turned to appeal for an lbw and then Dhoni breaks the stumps to appeal for a stumping. India don't have the review to refer the lbw shout but the square leg umpire is going up to check for the stumping appeal.

24.3
0
Y Chahal to H Shahidi, Very full, this is jammed out to the man at cover.
24.2
4
Y Chahal to H Shahidi, FOUR! Finds the gap this time! Slightly shorter again and just outside off, Shahidi goes back and plays late, gets it past point and bags a welcome boundary.
24.1
0
Y Chahal to H Shahidi, On the shorter side and outside off, Shahidi cuts it towards point.
23.6
1
K Yadav to H Shahidi, Another single as this is hit to long off.
23.5
0
K Yadav to H Shahidi, Flighted on off, Shahidi strokes it to covers.
23.4
1
K Yadav to R Shah, On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
23.3
0
K Yadav to R Shah, That has been cracked! Short and around off, Shah goes back and smashes it but straight to cover-point.
23.2
0
K Yadav to R Shah, On the stumps, this is defended.
23.1
1
K Yadav to H Shahidi, Full and on the pads, this is worked towards mid-wicket for one.
22.6
0
Y Chahal to R Shah, Slows this one up in the air and bowls it full on off, Shah uses his feet and then defends it on the off side. Just one from the over, but they don't need to do anything fancy at the moment. 141 needed off 162 balls.
22.5
0
Y Chahal to R Shah, Flatter and on off, defended from the crease to covers.

First slip moves out to short extra cover.

22.4
1
Y Chahal to H Shahidi, Uppish but safe! Extra flight by Chahal, he lands it full and wide outside off, Hashmatullah drives it in the air but safely through wide mid off for one.
22.3
0
Y Chahal to H Shahidi, Identical to the last delivery, this time Shahidi drives it back to the bowler.
22.2
0
Y Chahal to H Shahidi, A leg spinner landing full on off, once again Shahidi blocks it off his front foot.
22.1
0
Y Chahal to H Shahidi, Flighted and full on off, Shahidi presses forward in defense.

Yuzvendra Chahal comes on. He has a slip in place.

21.6
0
K Yadav to R Shah, Attempts a wrong 'un but the line is outside leg, Rahmat stays back and defends it to mid-wicket.
21.5
1
K Yadav to H Shahidi, Loopy and full outside off, Hashmatullah drives it square of the wicket on the off side and jogs across to the other end.
21.4
1
K Yadav to R Shah, Turning into the batsman from around off, on the shorter side, Rahmat has enough time to go back and punch it past the bowler to long on for one.
21.3
1
K Yadav to H Shahidi, Smart batting. Just drives a full ball to long off and rotates the strike after bagging a boundary.
21.2
4
K Yadav to H Shahidi, FOUR! Poor delivery and duly punished! A rank long hop on middle, Shahidi goes deep inside the crease and hammers his pull shot to the deep mid-wicket fence.
21.1
0
K Yadav to H Shahidi, Floated and full on middle, Shahidi is on the front foot in defense.
20.6
4
H Pandya to R Shah, FOUR! Much-needed boundary! Releases some pressure. Shah comes down the track and also makes room. He crashes it through covers for a boundary. 5 from the over. Runs needed now below 150.
20.5
0
H Pandya to R Shah, Back of a length on middle, this is defended out.
20.4
0
H Pandya to R Shah, Another good short one outside off, Shah looks to pull but once again is beaten by pace.
20.3
1
H Pandya to H Shahidi, Back of a length on off, this is guided down to third man for one.
20.2
0
H Pandya to H Shahidi, Loose stroke! Wide outside off, Shahidi hangs his bat out and the ball whizzes past the outside edge.
20.1
0
H Pandya to H Shahidi, A sharp bouncer! Shahidi sways out of the way.
19.6
1
K Yadav to H Shahidi, Brings the sweep shot out and hits it through square leg for one.
19.5
0
K Yadav to H Shahidi, A nice loopy ball on leg stump. Shahidi looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads and then it hits the helmet. Falls safely though.
19.4
1
K Yadav to R Shah, Very full and on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
19.3
0
K Yadav to R Shah, Well fielded! Short and around off, Shah looks to cut but can't find the gap in the cover-point region.
19.2
1
K Yadav to H Shahidi, A low full toss on middle, this is eased down to long on for one.
19.1
1
K Yadav to R Shah, The leg spinner on middle, Shah looks to defend but it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
18.6
0
H Pandya to H Shahidi, OUCH! That must have hurt! The rib-tickler from Pandya. Shahidi hops and looks to flick but misses to get hit on the ribs. He does hold it for a bit but it seems he's fine now. A maiden for Pandya.
18.5
0
H Pandya to H Shahidi, Another dot as Shahidi guides this one also to point.
18.4
0
H Pandya to H Shahidi, Back of a length on off, Shahidi guides it to point.
18.3
0
H Pandya to H Shahidi, Just short! Good stop in the end! Slower one on off, Shahidi pushes hard at it, it goes uppishly but just short of Kohli at covers.
18.2
0
H Pandya to H Shahidi, Length and outside off, it is left alone.
18.1
0
H Pandya to H Shahidi, Goes very full on off, Shahidi strokes it to covers.
17.6
1
K Yadav to H Shahidi, Bowls the quicker one but it is a touch shorter, HS goes back and pulls it through square leg for one. Just the single from the over.
17.5
0
K Yadav to H Shahidi, Another dot as Shahidi strokes this to covers.
17.4
0
K Yadav to H Shahidi, Gives it even more air and lands it on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
17.3
0
K Yadav to H Shahidi, Floats it up on off, Shahidi strokes it to cover.
17.2
0
K Yadav to H Shahidi, Floats it up on off, Shahidi keeps it out.
17.1
0
K Yadav to H Shahidi, Floats it up on middle, Shahidi keeps it out.
16.6
2
H Pandya to R Shah, Two to end the over! 5 from it and a wicket as well. Back of a length on off, Shah guides it past point and takes two.

Hashmatullah Shahidi walks out next to bat.

16.5
0
H Pandya to G Naib, OUT! In the air... taken! 100th International wickets for Pandya. Excellent bowling change by Kohli. Not many, trust me, after looking at his first spell, not many would have wanted Pandya to bowl at the moment. He though silences his critics by providing the breakthrough India needed. The short ball does the trick for him. It is outside off, Naib looks to pull but only manages a top edge which goes high up in the air towards square leg. Shankar from the deep runs in and takes a good catch. End of a budding stand. 161 more needed.
16.4
1
H Pandya to R Shah, On the shorter side outside, too easy for the batter as he slaps it through covers for one.
16.3
1
H Pandya to G Naib, Back of a length again outside off, Naib guides it down to third man this time and gets to the other end.
16.2
1
H Pandya to R Shah, Outside off, Shah guides it down to third man and takes one.
16.1
0
H Pandya to R Shah, Good length and around off, this is pushed to mid off.

Hardik Pandya is back on. He was poor in his first spell. Needs to do well now.

Drinks break. So far, so good for Afghanistan. They started nervously but the current partnership has settled things down. India are under pressure at the moment. They have pinned all their hopes on their spinners, who have bowled tidily but have failed to provide any breakthrough. 164 needed more off 204 balls. It is all about holding nerves for the Asian minnow. They should know that if they bat out 50 overs, this is their game in all likelihood.

15.6
0
K Yadav to G Naib, How has that missed the stumps? WOW! That lands around middle and then spins away. Rahmat lunges forward to defend. The ball goes past the outside edge and just about kisses the off pole.
15.5
1
K Yadav to R Shah, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single.
15.4
1
K Yadav to G Naib, Flighted ball on off, Naib pushes it uppishly but lands in the vacant mid off area for one.
15.3
1
K Yadav to R Shah, Very full this is eased down to long off for one.
15.2
0
K Yadav to R Shah, SAFE! Shah never lifted his foot! The googly from Kuldeep on off, it pitches and turns away. Rahmat looks to defend but is beaten. Dhoni whips the bails off in a flash. The umpire takes it upstairs and replays show that Rahmat is fine.

Stumping appeal! MS Dhoni is lightning quick behind the wickets, as usual. He appeals and the square leg umpire refers it upstairs. Rahmat Shah is the batsman in question. Is he safe?

15.1
1
K Yadav to G Naib, Very full outside off, this is jammed past mid off for one.
14.6
0
Y Chahal to R Shah, A full toss and Shah misses out! He swings but it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket. Once again just the single from the over, only 3 runs have come from the last 3 overs. 168 needed in 210.
14.5
0
Y Chahal to R Shah, Outside off again around off, Shah cuts it to the mat at point.
14.4
0
Y Chahal to R Shah, On the stumps, this is kept out.
14.3
1
Y Chahal to G Naib, Bowls it wider outside off, Naib slaps it through covers and takes one.
14.2
0
Y Chahal to G Naib, CLOSE! On the shorter side and outside off, there is extra bounce. Naib looks to cut but is beaten.
14.1
0
Y Chahal to G Naib, Floats it up on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
13.6
0
K Yadav to R Shah, Another dot! Just the single from Kuldeep's first. On middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
13.5
0
K Yadav to R Shah, Flatter and shorter outside off, Shah cuts it to point.
13.4
0
K Yadav to R Shah, Very full on off, Rahmat jams it out to the bowler.
13.3
0
K Yadav to R Shah, Floats it up on off, it is kept out.
13.2
1
K Yadav to G Naib, Goes short and on middle, Naib pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for one.
13.1
0
K Yadav to G Naib, Starts off with the googly first up. Naib goes back and keeps it out.

Kuldeep Yadav is brought on to bowl. Kohli would want his Chinaman to take quick wickets.

12.6
0
Y Chahal to R Shah, Rahmat uses his feet again and works it towards mid-wicket. A good over by Chahal.
12.5
0
Y Chahal to R Shah, Rahmat uses his feet and cracks it towards cover. Kohli takes it and then fires it at the keeper's end but hits the batsman instead. Straightaway apologizes.
12.4
0
Y Chahal to R Shah, The slider on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
12.3
0
Y Chahal to R Shah, Well stopped! Shorter and outside off, Shah goes back and tries to cut but it goes off the outside edge quickly towards first slip. Rohit dives and saves a boundary.
12.2
0
Y Chahal to R Shah, Floats it up on off, this is kept out.
12.1
1
Y Chahal to G Naib, A full toss, this is eased down to long on for one.
11.6
1
H Pandya to G Naib, A little too straight again, Naib works it through square leg for one. Expensive over from Pandya, he concedes 12 runs in it. Another expensive one could see him out of the attack.
11.5
0
H Pandya to G Naib, Back of a length on off, Naib sensibly plays it down onto the ground.
11.4
4
H Pandya to G Naib, FOUR! Clobbered! 50 up for Afghanistan and it has been brought up in style. Pandya goes short again, Naib goes back and hammers it over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary. Consecutive boundaries. India and Pandya under pressure.
11.3
4
H Pandya to G Naib, FOUR! Up and over! Slightly shorter and on middle, Naib stands tall and lifts it over mid-wicket for a boundary. Pandya is leaking runs here.
11.2
2
H Pandya to G Naib, Good running! This is worked through backward square leg. They take the first one hard due to which the fielder fumbles and the batters take another.
11.1
1
H Pandya to R Shah, OHHH! Good length and around off, Shah hangs his bat out. The ball goes off the inside edge down towards fine leg for one.
10.6
0
Y Chahal to G Naib, On the stumps again, the batter once again blocks it out.
10.5
0
Y Chahal to G Naib, Flatter and on middle, defended.
10.4
1
Y Chahal to R Shah, Clever batting! Follows the boundary with a single down to long on.
10.3
4
Y Chahal to R Shah, FOUR! Good attempt in the field but it goes in vain. Short and around middle, Shah is quickly onto his back foot. He pulls it over mid-wicket. Kuldeep from long on runs to his right, dives and pushes the ball back in. The umpires go upstairs to check if it is clean and replays show that he was in contact with the ball and the ropes at the same time.
10.2
0
Y Chahal to R Shah, On the stumps again and it is pushed to cover.
10.1
0
Y Chahal to R Shah, Flatter and on off, this is kept out.

Powerplay 2 starts! No more than 4 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till 40th over.

9.6
2
H Pandya to G Naib, Two to end Powerplay 1! This is on the pads, Naib works it fine. The fielder from deep backward square leg runs to his right and saves two for his side. A decent Powerplay for Afghanistan. They are 37 for 1 after 10.
9.5
0
H Pandya to G Naib, Pandya angles this into the batsman who flicks it to mid-wicket.
9.5
0
H Pandya to G Naib, FIVE WIDES! Bangs this one way too short. It goes well over the batsman's head and then over the keeper's gloves for a boundary. Bonus runs for Afghanistan.
9.4
0
H Pandya to G Naib, In the air... but safe! Slower one on middle, Naib is a touch early into the shot. It goes uppishly but well short of mid on.
9.3
0
H Pandya to G Naib, A short ball and it is well-directed. Naib ducks under it.
9.2
1
H Pandya to R Shah, Good length and around off, Rahmat Shah guides it down to third man and gets off strike.
9.1
0
H Pandya to R Shah, Back of a length on middle, this is kept out.

Double bowling change from Virat Kohli. Hardik Pandya replaces Jasprit Bumrah.

8.6
0
Y Chahal to G Naib, A flatter delivery on middle, the batsman goes back and keeps it out. A tight start by Chahal.
8.5
0
Y Chahal to G Naib, Shorter and slower on off, Naib goes back and slaps it to covers.
8.4
0
Y Chahal to G Naib, Flatter and on middle, this is worked to the man at mid-wicket.
8.3
1
Y Chahal to R Shah, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single.
8.2
1
Y Chahal to G Naib, Flatter and on middle, this is worked wide of mid on for one.
8.1
1
Y Chahal to R Shah, This is tossed up on middle, Rahmat uses his feet and then works it through mid-wicket for one.

Physio comes out. Rahmat Shah is catching some breath. He didn't get hurt there but it could have been nasty. Thanks to his helmet. Meanwhile, here comes the first bowling change from Virat Kohli. It's Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl his leggies. The surface is certainly a good one for the spinners and India will be hoping high from Chahal.

7.6
0
J Bumrah to R Shah, That's a nasty delivery. Well-directed short ball, Rahmat tries to duck but the ball doesn't bounce much and hits the batsman on the back of the helmet. It rolls down to fine leg and they cross for a leg bye.
7.5
3
J Bumrah to G Naib, Nicely timed! Full in length and on middle, angling in, Naib flicks it through mid-wicket and collects three runs as the mid on fielder cuts it off in the deep.
7.4
1
J Bumrah to R Shah, Back of a length delivery outside off, Rahmat stays on the back foot and quietly runs it down to third man for a run.
7.3
0
J Bumrah to R Shah, Bouncer this time, Rahmat picks it early and sits underneath easily. Good effort delivery by Bumrah.
7.2
0
J Bumrah to R Shah, Angles in a fullish ball on off, Shah drives it straight back and Bumrah does well to make a half stop in his followthrough.
7.1
0
J Bumrah to R Shah, Good length delivery on off, Rahmat sticks on the back foot and defends it on the off side.
6.6
1
M Shami to R Shah, Good length and around middle, Shah looks to defend but the ball goes off the inner half through backward square leg for one. He is off the mark! End of a successful over for India.
6.5
0
M Shami to R Shah, Well bowled again and well played again! Back of a length this time and once again there is extra bounce. Rahmat lets it go to the keeper.
6.4
0
M Shami to R Shah, A good ball to welcome the new batter! Shorter and around off, this one takes off. Rahmat Shah does really well to sway away from it.

Rahmat Shah walks out to bat at number 3.

6.3
0
M Shami to H Zazai, OUT! Death rattle! Shami gets his man! Just poor, very poor shot selection, that has been the case throughout for the Afghanistan openers, they have been lucky so far but this time, Zazai's luck runs out. Shami goes slightly fuller and around middle, Zazai once again looks to heave it across the line but the ball does not bounce as much as he expected it to and the stumps are shattered. India get an early breakthrough. Another failure for Zazai. 206 needed in 261.
6.2
2
M Shami to H Zazai, Nicely played! Zazai works this with the angle through mid-wicket. He calls for two early on and takes it.
6.1
0
M Shami to H Zazai, Another wild swing! This time by Zazai. Length and around off, Zazai looks to heave it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
5.6
0
J Bumrah to G Naib, Just past the off pole! Gulbadin is getting frustrated here. He is picking the wrong bowler to go after though. Full and just outside off, Naib swings but misses.
5.5
0
J Bumrah to G Naib, Just out of the reach of the bowler! Bumrah goes short and on middle, Naib is not sure whether to duck or to play the ball. Till then, the ball hits the bat and lobs to the right of Bumrah. He dives but can't get to it.
5.4
0
J Bumrah to G Naib, Good length again on off, Naib pushes hard at it but it goes off the inner half towards square leg.
5.3
2
J Bumrah to G Naib, Back of a length on middle, this is worked through square leg, past the fielder there for two.
5.2
0
J Bumrah to G Naib, Goes for a yorker but ends up bowling a low full toss on middle, Naib hits it to mid on.
5.1
0
J Bumrah to G Naib, Shorter in length and around off, the ball skids through. Naib is hurried into the pull and ends up mistiming it to mid on.
4.6
1
M Shami to G Naib, On the fuller side around off, Naib strokes it past the bowler where mid off runs across and keeps it down to one.
4.5
0
M Shami to G Naib, A little too straight, the batter looks to flick but the ball hits the pads and rolls towards backward square leg. Two leg byes taken.
4.4
0
M Shami to G Naib, On the stumps again, this is pushed back to mid off.
4.3
0
M Shami to G Naib, A good short one outside off, Naib picks the wrong shot. He looks to drag his pull on the leg side, gets beaten.
4.2
0
M Shami to G Naib, On the fuller side, Naib pushes it to mid off.
4.1
1
M Shami to H Zazai, Angles it into the batsman, Zazai works it with the angle towards mid-wicket for a run.
3.6
0
J Bumrah to G Naib, Squares him up there! Back of a length on off, this one pitches and straightens. Naib looks to defend it off the back foot but the ball whizzes past the outside edge.
3.5
1
J Bumrah to H Zazai, On the fuller side, HZ pushes it through covers. They take one, Naib wants a second but Zazai is not interested.
3.4
0
J Bumrah to H Zazai, BEATEN AGAIN! Length and outside off, Zazai once again hangs his bat out but gets beaten.
3.3
4
J Bumrah to H Zazai, EDGY FOUR! Afghanistan won't mind though. Good length and around off, angling away. Zazai looks to defend but the ball flies off the outside edge, past the diving Kohli at second slip and races to the third man fence. First boundary off the bat.
3.2
0
J Bumrah to H Zazai, Another swing and a miss! Bumrah lands this outside off, Zazai looks to drag it on the leg side but misses.
3.1
1
J Bumrah to G Naib, Good length and around off, Naib pushes it wide of mid off for one.
2.6
0
M Shami to H Zazai, Yes, it is! Shami cramps the batsman for room by bowling it on the body, it is pushed to mid on.
2.5
0
M Shami to H Zazai, Good length on off, it is kept out. 5 dots in a row. A maiden?
2.4
0
M Shami to H Zazai, NOT OUT! That has pitched outside leg! India lose their only review very early. Kohli is not happy with the decision as he feels, quite some part of the ball did pitch inside leg. The delivery straightens after pitching. Zazai looks to play at it but misses. It hits the pad. An appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Kohli, Dhoni and Shami have a chat and then India review. Replays roll in and they show that the on-field call is the right one.

India review as an appeal for an LBW has been turned down. Is there an inside edge? Maybe the pitching is an issue. Well, by the first replay, it seems out. Nothing on Ultra Edge. Hawk Eye though shows, it is pitching outside leg.

2.3
0
M Shami to H Zazai, Slightly shorter and around off, Zazai looks to cut but ends up chopping it to covers.
2.2
0
M Shami to H Zazai, Lovely stuff! Bends his back on this one and lands it on off, the ball takes off. Zazai once again hangs his bat out but luckily for him, it whizzes past the outside edge. Dhoni takes it and then falls over. That must have hit his gloves really hard.
2.1
0
M Shami to H Zazai, Swing and a miss! Length and outside off, Zazai looks to go downtown but misses.
1.6
0
J Bumrah to G Naib, Another back of a length ball on off, Naib keeps it out. So Bumrah too bowls a good first over.
1.5
0
J Bumrah to G Naib, Back of a length and angling into the batter, Naib stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
1.4
1
J Bumrah to H Zazai, The yorker on middle, Zazai at the very end gets his bat down and jams it out towards fine leg for one.
1.3
0
J Bumrah to H Zazai, Good length and on off, it is kept out.
1.2
0
J Bumrah to H Zazai, FOUR BYES! That is a very difficult take for Dhoni! Bumrah lands this outside off on a length, this one jags back in sharply. Cuts Zazai into half. It bounces just before Dhoni who dives to his right to collect it, he also gets some uneven bounce and it goes over him for a boundary.
1.1
0
J Bumrah to H Zazai, Starts off on a length and around off, Zazai hits it to cover.

Jasprit Bumrah to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

0.6
1
M Shami to H Zazai, Afghanistan are underway! Shorter and outside off, Zazai hits it down to third man and takes one. Just the single from the first over.
0.5
0
M Shami to H Zazai, Almost! On the stumps, the ball sticks in the surface. Zazai pushes hard at it. It goes uppishly but just wide of the bowler.
0.4
0
M Shami to H Zazai, Once again in the corridor of uncertainty! Zazai again hangs his bat out and gets beaten.
0.3
0
M Shami to H Zazai, On a good length and around middle, Zazai looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads.
0.2
0
M Shami to H Zazai, Back of a length and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
0.1
0
M Shami to H Zazai, A loose stroke first up! Shortish and just outside off, Zazai goes after it but gets beaten. Not sure if that shot is needed so early on.

We are back for the chase. The Afghan openers Gulbadin Naib and Hazrat Zazai are out in the middle in pursuit of 225. The Indian team have also taken their positions. Mohammed Shami to start the proceedings for India with the first new ball.