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India vs Afghanistan Live Score, World Cup 2019: Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib begin Afghanistan run c – Times of India

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Overs 5: Afghanistan 16/0
This time four runs came off Mohammad Shami, including two leg byes.

Overs 3.3: FOUR! Hazratullah Zazai hits Jasprit Bumrah for first boundary of the run chase.
Afghanistan 11/0

Overs 3: Afghanistan 6/0
Maiden over from Mohammad Shami.

Overs 2.4: NOT OUT! India lost their review as the ball landed just outside Hazratullah Zazai’s leg-stump line. Virat Kohli had animated discussion with umpires whether it should be – umpire’s call or not. Almost 45% of the ball landed on the line. Tough luck for Mohammad Shami and India.
Afghanistan 6/0

Overs 2: Afghanistan 6/0
Good start from Jasprit Bumrah too, five runs came off it mainly due to four byes.

Over 1: Afghanistan 1/0
Mohammad Shami started the spell with five straight dot balls, before conceding a single off the last delivery. Good start.

Welcome back! Hazratullah Zazai and Gulbadin Naib start Afghanistan run chase. Mohammad Shami with the ball for India.

Mohammad Nabi: “The wicket is little bit slow. The bowlers bowled brilliantly and fielding was good too. We tried our best to bowl dot balls on this kind of pitches and that’s why batsmen make mistakes and they throw their wickets. We will try our best and we believe in our batsmen that we will chase this total.”

Overs 50: India 224/8
A brilliant last over from Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib – two wickets and just five runs in it.

Overs 49.5: OUT!
Gulbadin Naib strikes again to dismiss Kedar Jadhav (52). India 223/8

Overs 49.3: OUT! Gulbadin Naib cleans up Mohammad Shami for 1. India 222/7


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FIFTY for Kedar Jadhav off 66 balls, his 6th in ODIs. India 221/6 in 49.1 overs
Jadhav hit a six and three fours to reach the landmark.

Overs 49: India 219/6
Successful over from Aftab Alam – a wicket and six runs off it.

Overs 48.4: OUT! Aftab Alam strikes to dismiss Hardik Pandya (7). India 217/6


Overs 48: India 213/5
No boundary, but Kedar Jadhav (47*) and Hardik Pandya (4*) scored seven runs off it.

Overs 47: India 206/5
What an over to end his spell. Rashid Khan conceded just one run in it, that too off a wide.
Rashid’s figures: 10-0-38-1

Overs 46.5: NOT OUT! Successful review from India. Kedar Jadhav (43*) survives the LBW decision off Rashid Khan as the ball was missing his leg stump. India 206/5


Overs 46: India 205/5
11 RUNS!
Kedar Jadhav (43*) hit a four and a six off Aftab Alam in the over. Good one for India.

Overs 45. 5: SIX! Kedar Jadhav (42*) hits a one-handed straight six off Aftab Alam, first of the match. India 204/5


Overs 45: India 194/5
Brilliant over from Rashid Khan – a wicket and two singles off it.

* Hardik Pandya comes in to bat

Overs 44.3: OUT! Rashid Khan strikes to dismiss MS Dhoni (28). India 192/5
Massive wicket for Afghanistan. Dhoni was looking to change gears for final assault, and charged out but missed the ball completely. Rashid get his first wicket of the match. Dhoni fell after 28 off 52 balls, which included three hits to the fence.

Overs 44: India 192/4
Brilliant over to end his spell, conceded just two singles in it.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s figures: 10-0-26-1

Overs 43: India 190/4
11 RUNS!
Kedar Jadhav (30*) and MS Dhoni (27*) hit a four each off Aftab Alam in the over. Good one for India.

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Fifty-run partnership between MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav. India 185/4 in 42.2 overs


Overs 42: India 179/4
Back-to-back tidy overs from Afghanistan. After Rashid, Mujeeb Ur Rahman also conceded just two runs in it.

Overs 41: India 177/4
Good stuff from Rashid Khan, gave away just two singles in it.

Overs 40: India 175/4
9 RUNS!
MS Dhoni (22*) hit a four off Gulbadin Naib in the over as India scored nine runs in it. 100 in the last 10 overs will take India to 275, and with Hardik Pandya to follow it is still very much possible.

Overs 39: India 166/4
Another tidy over from Rashid Khan, just three singles came off it.

Overs 38: India 163/4
Gulbadin Naib recovered well to concede just seven runs in the over, after he was hit for a four by MS Dhoni off the first delivery.

Overs 37.1: FOUR! MS Dhoni (12*) opens his boundary count with a four off Gulbadin Naib.
India 160/4

Overs 36.5: FOUR! Kedar Jadhav (16*) hits a four off Rashid Khan, their first boundary in more than 10 overs. India 156/4


* Rashid Khan comes back into the attack

* Time for drinks break

Overs 36: India 152/4 (MS Dhoni 8* & Kedar Jadhav 12*)

Overs 35: India 151/4
MS Dhoni (8*) and Kedar Jadhav (11*) scored five singles off Mohammad Nabi in the over.

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150 comes up for India in 34.4 overs


Overs 34: India 146/4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman came back into the attack and conceded just three singles in the over.

Overs 33: India 143/4
No boundaries, Mohammad Nabi gave away just five runs in it.

Overs 32: India 38/4
Rahmat Shah continues his tight bowling, conceded just two runs in it which included a wide.

* Kedar Jadhav comes into bat at No. 6

Overs 30.3: OUT! Mohammad Nabi dismisses Virat Kohli (67). India 135/4
Massive blow for India. A soft dismissal for skipper Kohli. While trying to hit a four with a cut shot, had a thick edge and gave away a catch at short third man. Kohli departed after a well-made 67 off 63 balls, which included five fours. India in a tough spot now, and need a big partnership from here on.

Overs 30: India 133/3
Five runs came off Rahmat Shah’s over. It is a difficult pitch to score freely.
How much will be enough for India today — 250+ or 275+?

Overs 29: India 128/3 (Virat Kohli 62* & MS Dhoni 2*)

Another tidy over as Mohammad Nabi came back into the attack and conceded just three singles in it.

Overs 28: India 125/3
Rashid Khan bowled five consecutive dot balls after giving away a single in the first delivery. Tidy stuff.

* MS Dhoni comes out to bat at No. 5

Overs 26.1: OUT! Rahmat Shah gets rid of Vijay Shankar (29). India 122/3
India took the review, but the ball was clipping Shankar’s leg stump. The umpire’s decision, OUT, remains, and India lost their third wicket while keeping the review. Shankar missed the ball completely while trying to sweep it and fell for 29 off 41 balls which included two fours. Shankar added 58 for the third wicket with Virat Kohli.

Overs 26: India 122/2
Rashid Khan gave away just three singles in the first five balls of the over, before Virat Kohli hit him for a four off the last delivery.

Overs 25: India 115/2
Rahmat Shah conceded just six runs in the over. Runs not coming as freely as they like for India.

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Fifty-run partnership between Virat Kohli (53*) and Vijay Shankar (26*). India 114/2 in 24.3 overs


Overs 24: India 109/2
Another tidy over from Rashid Khan, just four runs came off it.

Overs 23: India 105/2
Rahmat Shah conceded seven runs in his first over, including a four by Vijay Shankar.

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Vijay Shankar (17*) hits a four off Rahmat Shah to bring up 100 for India in 22.1 overs


Indian captains scoring three consecutive World Cup 50+:
1. Mohd Azharuddin in 1992

2. Virat Kohli in 2019

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FIFTY for Virat Kohli off 48 balls, his 52nd in ODIs. India 94/2 in 21.4 overs
Kohli scored four boundaries to reach the landmark.

Overs 20: India 86/2
Virat Kohli (44*) hit a four, their first after 8 overs, as India scored seven runs off Rashid Khan’s first over.

Overs 19.3: NOT OUT! A big inside edge and Afghanistan lost their review. Vijay Shankar is not out.
India 84/2

Overs 19.1: FOUR! Virat Kohli (42*) welcomes Rashid Khan with a boundary.
India 83/2

Overs 19: India 79/2 (Virat Kohli 38* & Vijay Shankar 7*)
Four singles off Mohammad Nabi’s over. No boundaries for India in the last 8 overs.

* Mohammad Nabi to continue after the break

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Time for first drinks break


Overs 18: India 75/2
Two back-to-back tidy overs from Afghanistan. Gulbadin Naib also conceded just two singles in it.

Overs 17: India 73/2
Mohammad Nabi came up with another tidy over, gave away just two singles in it.

Overs 16: India 71/2
Tidy over from Gulbadin Naib, conceded just five runs in it including a wide.

* Vijay Shankar comes into bat at No. 4

Overs 14.2: OUT! Mohammad Nabi strikes to dismiss KL Rahul (30). India 64/2
Big Wicket. Nabi provided a big breakthrough as Rahul was settling in after playing out initial overs and had just completed fifty-run stand with Virat Kohli for the second wicket. Rahul departed, while playing a reverse sweep, after scoring 30 off 53 balls with the help of two fours.

Overs 14: India 64/1


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Fifty-run partnership between Virat Kohli and KL Rahul. India 57/1 in 12.4 overs

End of Over 12: Some sloppy backing up by Afghanistan fielders allows Kohli to snatch an extra run when it only should have been a single. Six runs off the over, including a wide as well .
India 55/1


India’s fifty comes up in 11.3 overs.

End of Over 10: First Powerplay ends, and Virat (20* off 12) is looking very powerful indeed, though Bangladesh won’t mind either with the way they have started. 41/1

End of Over 8: Kohli (15* off 9) has taken off, hits Aftab for two consecutive fours — first a flick off his pads and then square of the wicket. 34/1

End of Over 6: Rahul (16*) gets going with two fours, but very lucky on the second one, which was an edge that went away from the slip fielders before crossing the fence. The bowler Aftab can consider himself unlucky there. 18/1

Skipper Virat Kohli walks in at his customary No. 3 position.

4.2 overs: WICKET! Rohit (1 off 10) is cleaned up by Mujeeb. 7/1

End of Over 4: A maiden from Aftab. This is a good start from the Afghan new-ball bowlers. 7/0

End of Over 3: A little error from Rahul, tried to make room to hit Mujeeb over the covers, but ended up mis-timing and hitting in the air, inches away from the short mid-wicket fielder. 7/0

End of Over 2: No intentions from Rohit and Rahul to play any big shots, happy to knock the ball around for ones and twos to get their eye in. 6/0

Aftab to use the other new ball, running in to bowl to KL Rahul.

End of Over 1: Decent first six balls from off-spinner Mujeeb, backed by a lot of chirping from behind the stumps. India 3/1.

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul walk out to open for India, and Afghanistan are starting with the spin of Mujeeb to surprise the Indian openers.

2:55 pm The teams have lined up for National Anthems.

PLAYING XIs

Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib (c), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

India: Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

CAPTAIN TALK

NAIB: Wanted to bat first. It’s will be a long day, looking forward to the end of the day. Noor Ali not playing, Hazrat in the side. Dawlat also not playing, Aftab in the side. Happy with batting performance against England, playing the fifty overs.

KOHLI: Going to bat first. Looks like a really good wicket. Nice and hard. Beautiful day to play cricket. One forced change. Bhuvi out and Shami in. Vijay showed a lot of composure in the last game. Brings balance with bat and ball and he’s good as anyone in the world in the field. Whether we’re playing a team which is very strong or a team coming up the ranks, our mindset is the same. Can’t take Afghanistan lightly. Dangerous side when they get in the groove. Can’t take any team lightly in the World Cup. Focus is within our group, what we want to do.

TOSS NEWS:
Virat Kohli wins the toss and India decide to bat. Shami comes in to replace Bhuvi. Vijay Shankar is fit and stays in the playing XI. No room for Rishabh Pant.


Hello and welcome to Timesofindia.com’s coverage of the ICC World Cup, and it’s time for Southampton’s Rose Bowl stadium to bathe in blue as India take on Afghanistan.

A lot has happened since India’s last match against Pakistan. Shikhar Dhawan has flown back home with a fractured thumb, Rishabh Pant has joined the squad as Dhawan’s replacement and Vijay Shankar had his toe crushed by a Bumrah yorker in the nets.

The BIG QUESTION

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