World Cup: Afghanistan Restrict India To 224/8 In Southampton

PUBLISHED ON: June 22, 2019 | Duration: 2 min, 45 sec

  
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Riding on Virat Kohli's 52nd ODI half-century India posted 224/8 in their 50 overs to set Afghanistan a target of 225. Virat Kohli scored his third consecutive World Cup fifty as India recovered from the shock of losing Rohit Sharma early against Afghanistan on Saturday. Indian skipper Kohli won the toss under sunny skies in Southampton and chose to bat but they were in early trouble when Sharma was bowled by Mujeeb Ur Rahman for just one, leaving India seven for one in the fifth over. India kept on losing wickets at regular intervals.The batsmen struggled to break free of the Afghan shackles, all four spinners kept a lid on the scoring rate. Off-spinner Mujeeb was particularly impressive, conceding just 26 runs in his 10-over spell. MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav did try to up the scoring rate at the back end of the innings but both of them failed on a sluggish wicket.
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