The 28th match of the World Cup 2019 in Southampton was played between India and Afghanistan. In this exciting match, Team India defeated Afghanistan’s team by narrowest margin of 11 runs. In the last over of the match Afghanistan required 16 runs to win but Mohammed Shami’s hat-trick, was the moment of the match for cricket fans.
Mohammed Shami dismissed Mohammad Nabi, Aftab Alam and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman off consecutive balls in the final over as India secured a thrilling win. Shami finished with 4 wickets for 40 runs off 9.5 overs.
With this victory, India now has nine points in five matches and it has reached number three in the points table. At the same time, Afghanistan’s team lost six out of six matches, with zero points in the points table, at the tenth position.
In this match, India’s captain Virat Kohli, decided to bat first against Afghanistan after winning the toss. Earlier, batting first, India scored 224 runs in eight wickets in 50 overs and set a target of 225 for Afghanistan. At one time it seemed that Afghanistan would win the match, but the lethal bowling of Bumrah and Shami at end sealed the match for team India and Afghanistan team was all out on 213 runs in 49.5 overs.
Previous Hat-tricks in World Cup:
Chetan Sharma, 1987
Saqlain Mushtaq, 1999
Chaminda Vaas, 2003
Brett Lee, 2003
Lasith Malinga, 2007 (4 in 4)
Kemar Roach, 2011
Lasith Malinga, 2011
Steven Finn, 2015
JP Duminy, 2015
List of Hat-tricks in ICC Cricket World Cup
|Chetan Sharma (Ind)||New Zealand||Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith and Ewen Chatfield||31-Oct-87||Nagpur|
|Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak)||Zimbabwe||Henry Olonga, Adam Huckle, Pommie Mbangwa||11-Jun-99||The Oval|
|Chaminda Vaas (SL)||Bangladesh||Hannan Sarkar, Mohammad Ashraful, Ehsanul Haque||14-Feb-03||Pietermaritzburg|
|Brett Lee (Aus)||Kenya||Kennedy Otieno, Brijal Patel, David Obuya||15-Mar-03||Durban|
|Lasith Malinga (SL)||South Africa||Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hall, Jacques Kallis, Makhaya Ntini||28-Mar-07||Georgetown|
|Kemar Roach (WI)||Netherlands||Pieter Seelaar, Bernard Loots, Berend Westdijk||28-Feb-11||New Delhi|
|Lasith Malinga (SL)||Kenya||Tanmay Mishra, Peter Ongondo, Shem Ngoche||01-Mar-11||Colombo|
|Steven Finn (Eng)||Australia||Brad Haddin, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Johnson||14-Feb-15||Melbourne|
|JP Duminy (SA)||Sri Lanka||Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Kulasekara and Tharndhu Kaushal||18-Mar-15||Sydney|
|Mohammed Shami (Ind)||Afghanistan||Mohammad Nabi, Aftab Alam and Mujeeb Ur Rahman||22-Jun-19||Southampton|