ICC World Cup 2019: Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan Restrict India To Low Total, Twitter Reacts
Well, perhaps, the world cup has started to deliver those unexpected games to the fans. After Sri Lanka winning it against England team, now, Afghanistan stole the show in the first innings of the game. The spinners Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan and a brilliant captaincy from Gulbadin Naib did the trick for Afghanistan.
Initially, it was the Indian team skipper Virat Kohli, who won the toss, elected to bat first. The start wasn’t good for the team, as Mujeeb Ur Rahman dismissed Rohit Sharma for a single digit score on the board.
Mohammad Nabi picked 2/33:
However, KL Rahul and the skipper Virat Kohli tried to settle things for the team. But, the poor stroke from KL Rahul changed the complexion of the game. He reverse-swept Nabi straight to the fielder, which saw India reeling with 2 wickets in the middle.
Despite that, Vijay Shankar and Virat Kohli repaired the work efficiently for the team. The duo stitched 58-run partnership for the third wicket before Vijay Shankar losing his wicket to Rahmat Shah. Then came MS Dhoni to the middle, who took time to settle in the crease failed to explode in the end.
In between, there came the shocker for the Indian team when Virat Kohli handed a catch at point of Nabi over. Things never looked good for Team India as Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav failed to rotate strike at a good run rate.
On the other hand, Afghanistan spinners found the grip on the ball, which further made things look bleak for the team. The Indian batsmen never got the balls in their zone to whack it over the park. In the end, all they managed was 224 on the board.
Here are a few Tweets:
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) June 22, 2019
England lost yesterday against Sri Lanka.
India suffering against Afghanistan.
New Zealand is 7/2 right now against West Indies.
— Sunil- The cricketer (@1sInto2s) June 22, 2019
Perfect pitch for Kedar Jadhav to bowl 10 overs . #Cwc19
— Vikram Sathaye (@vikramsathaye) June 22, 2019
Class is permanent 💪
— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) June 22, 2019
Jadhav hits a six by mistake. He should say SORRY to the Afghanistan team. #INDvAFG
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) June 22, 2019
— Engineer_हूँ (@black_snake10) June 22, 2019
Indian Fans: Yaar, today's match is gonna be boring. We would crush Afganistan.
Indian Team: pic.twitter.com/rJTcEk1d97
— Anay Thosar (@anaythosar) June 22, 2019
Dhoni surely needs to be talked by Kohli and management. He can't eat balls like that in spin bowling. Absolutely couldn't rotate at all in some phases. Very disappointed as a fan. And on top it getting boeed off by the crowd. Hmmm expected!#INDvAFG #CWC19
— Vignesh (@vk8een) June 22, 2019
Last ball of 47th over. My son was praying that Kedar should not take single so Hardik Pandya gets strike. Can imagine his frustration #IndvAfg
He said he will run into the TV and hit Kedar if he retains strike. And he was relieved when it was a dot ball 😀😀 pic.twitter.com/wsySoxmTYK
— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) June 22, 2019
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) June 22, 2019
Didn't expect from dhoni and Kedar for this . #INDvAFG
— Girish kumar (@2016ucp1706) June 22, 2019
— Sachin Singh (@Sachin_anshu06) June 22, 2019
— Azan Sadaqat 🇵🇰❤️ (@azan_Tweet) June 22, 2019
Indian innings on this pitch highlights difference between @imVkohli — only one to play with fluency — and every other batsman
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 22, 2019
A spot of bother for India. Will test 5,6,7 now. Remember, it is a long tail today without Bhuvi. Need 250.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 22, 2019
— prajwal Rai (@prajwalrai88) June 22, 2019
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 22, 2019
Grit and application. Well played Kedar Jadhav!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 22, 2019
Well played @JadhavKedar gritty knock under pressure! The afghani bowlers have bowled really well according to there plans, and some really good variations ! Can india 🇮🇳 defend this total ? 🧐
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 22, 2019
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) June 22, 2019
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