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Indian skipper Virat Kohli under pressure, argues with umpire over DRS

Virat Kohli's 52nd Fifty Along With Kedar Jadhav's Effort Lower Down The Order Helped India To Post A Stiff Target Of 225 In Front Of Minnows Of The Tournament Afghanistan At The Rose Bowl In Southampton.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vedant Sharma | Updated on: 22 Jun 2019, 08:02:35 PM
India managed to score 224 runs against Afghanistan in World Cup 2019 (Image Credit: Twitter)


  • India managed 224 runs against Afghanistan. 
  • Virat Kohli notched 52nd fifty against Afghanistna in World Cup 2019. 
  • Mohammad Shami scalped first wicket against Afghanistan. 

New Delhi :

Virat Kohli's 52nd fifty along with Kedar Jadhav's effort lower down the order helped India to post a stiff target of 225 in front of minnows of the tournament Afghanistan at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. India's men found it difficult to move their feet in front of Afghanistan's spinner which eventually had put them on backfoot. 

In reply, Hazratullah and Gulbadin Naib started off the proceedings for Afghanistan with Indian team all pumped up to defend the low score. Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah bowled in the right lines and didn't let the opposition batsmen take things away from them. 

Interestingly, in the third over when India was desperately looking for a wicket and Mohammad Shami bowled a full and straight length delivery to  Hazratullah Zazai that seems to have caught him right in front and the Indian players appealed straightaway which was turned down by Aleem Dar. But Virat Kohli's men reviewed the on-field decision and went upstairs. However, India lost the lone review as the impact was outside leg.

Seeing this, Virat wasn't looking pleased and he straightaway went upto umpire Richard Illingworth. But that didn't do any favour. Although, Hazratullah Zazai failed to add much to the total as he was sent back by Shami in seventh over for mere 10 runs. 

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First Published : 22 Jun 2019, 08:02:35 PM