Just In! Mohammad Shami Just became the second Indian Bowler to pick a world cup hat-trick. Shami grabbed three wickets in the last over, when Afghanistan needed 12 runs in just three balls, but a splendid spell from Shami sealed the match for Team India. With that Victory, India now to the third place with nine points. Only, Australia and New Zealand are ahead of India.
Earlier on, Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first against Afghanistan. However, Afghan bowlers soon took over the Indian batsmen on a tricky pitch track. Virat Kohli once again played the captain’s knock by scoring 67 runs and helped India reach 224 for 8 at the end of 50 overs.
Therefore, Afghanistan needed 225 runs to win this match, but they too begun their innings in a jittery fashion. Afghanistan team kept losing wickets after short intervals and in the end, it was all Mohammad Nabi vs India. In the last over, Afghanistan needed 12 runs on just three balls. But, a magnificent spell from Mohammad Shami won the match for India by 12 runs. Shami picked up three wickets on the last three balls and thus he joined Chetan Sharma to pick a world cup hat-trick for India.
All World Cup Hat-Tricks from 1987 to 2019
|Bowler Name||Country||World Cup Hat-Trick Year|
|Chaminda Vaas||Sri Lanka||2003|
|Lasith Malinga||Sri Lanka||2007|
|Kemar Roach||West Indies||2011|
|Lasith Malinga||Sri Lanka||2011|
|JP Duminy||South Africa||2015|