Mohammed Shami

ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter erupts as Mohammed Shami seals a win for India with a hat-trick

Mohammed Shami claimed a hat-trick to secure victory as India pipped Afghanistan by 11 runs in a thrilling low-scoring World Cup match at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Saturday.

Electing to bat after winning the toss, India batsmen struggled on a slow pitch and crawled to 224 for eight with Virat Kohli (67) and Kedar Jadhav (52) managing half-centuries against a disciplined Afghanistan bowling unit.

Captain Gulbadin Naib (2/51) and all-rounder Mohammad Nabi (2/33) shared four wickets between them as India posted their lowest total of the tournament.

Afghanistan’s batsmen, however, could not complement the effort of their bowlers and were dismissed for 213 in 49.5 overs.

Nabi top-scored for them with 52 before Shami claimed the last three wickets in successive deliveries in the final over to seal India’s fourth victory of the tournament.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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