List of Cricket World Cup Hat-tricks
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CWC 2019: Mohammed Shami’s Hat-trick, India won by 11 runs.

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 

BowlerOppositionPlayersMatch DateVenue
Chetan Sharma (Ind)New ZealandKen Rutherford, Ian Smith and Ewen Chatfield31-Oct-87Nagpur
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak)ZimbabweHenry Olonga, Adam Huckle, Pommie Mbangwa11-Jun-99The Oval
Chaminda Vaas (SL)BangladeshHannan Sarkar, Mohammad Ashraful, Ehsanul Haque14-Feb-03Pietermaritzburg
Brett Lee (Aus)KenyaKennedy Otieno, Brijal Patel, David Obuya15-Mar-03Durban
Lasith Malinga (SL)South AfricaShaun Pollock, Andrew Hall, Jacques Kallis, Makhaya Ntini28-Mar-07Georgetown
Kemar Roach (WI)NetherlandsPieter Seelaar, Bernard Loots, Berend Westdijk28-Feb-11New Delhi
Lasith Malinga (SL)KenyaTanmay Mishra, Peter Ongondo, Shem Ngoche01-Mar-11Colombo
Steven Finn (Eng)AustraliaBrad Haddin, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Johnson14-Feb-15Melbourne
JP Duminy (SA)Sri LankaAngelo Mathews, Nuwan Kulasekara and Tharndhu Kaushal18-Mar-15Sydney
Mohammed Shami (Ind)AfghanistanMohammad Nabi, Aftab Alam and Mujeeb Ur Rahman22-Jun-19Southampton

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