World Cup 2019 Twitter reactions: Mohammed Shami’s sensational hat-trick helps Team India win a thrilling encounter against Afghanistan.
A magical spell of 4-40 including a sensational hat-trick from Mohammed Shami seals it for Team India as they win a thrilling encounter against Afghanistan at World Cup 2019.
Afghanistan team were on the top of the game for almost the 97 overs, before Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami pulled it off for Team India.
Batting first, Team India didn’t have a good start as both the openers failed to score on a rather sluggish pitch. Kohli, however, batted as if he was playing on a completely different pitch. While others struggled to reach a strike rate of 75, Kohli played a superb knock of 67(63) with a strike rate of more than 100.
Spinners played a superb role for Afghanistan as they restricted India to a decent score of 224-8 in 50 overs.
Chasing 225, Afghanistan were going decently as they kept the NRR intact. However, the only issue with their approach was the inability to build big partnerships.
Team India didn’t let the game slip through as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. With 24 needed from last 3 overs, and Mohammed Nabi still at the crease, It felt as if he would pull off an incredible win for Afghanistan. However, a ‘Yorkerish’ spell from Bumrah and Shami proved lethal as Team India won the match by 11 runs.
For India, Mohammed Shami bowled a fantastic last over that includes a sensational hat-trick, while Bumrah, Pandya and Chahal took 2 wickets each.
So, with India coming out victorious in a close encounter, here are some of the best Twitter reactions from India vs Afghanistan match.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 22, 2019
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 22, 2019
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) June 22, 2019
Hat-trick-Shami to finish it off. How many teams would have finished the game so clinically. Well done India.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 22, 2019
SHAMI WINS IT WITH A HAT-TRICK!
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 22, 2019
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 22, 2019
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) June 22, 2019
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 22, 2019
What a game. Hats off to @ACBofficials for their tremendous courage and skills in giving India a run for their money. Fantastic effort from @MohammadNabi007 but India holding their nerves in the end. #INDvAFG
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 22, 2019
— Khaleel Ahmed (@imK_Ahmed13) June 22, 2019
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) June 22, 2019
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) June 22, 2019
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) June 22, 2019
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) June 22, 2019
Well fought #TeamIndia
Kudos to Mohammed Shami for the amazing Hat-trick.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) June 22, 2019
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) June 22, 2019
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) June 22, 2019
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