Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first at Ageas Bowl in Southampton. India has already played in Southampton once and defeated South Africa in their opening match at the venue.

Last time out, India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan by 89 at Old Trafford.

India has made one change from their last game. Mohammed Shami replaces Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who got injured against Pakistan.

Afghanistan Innings

AFG 213 all out (49.5)

Bowled him. Hattrick for Mohammed Shami. India win by 12 runs.

AFG 213/9

Bowled him. Mohammed Shami on a hattrick.

AFG 213/8

Finally. Mohammed Nabi (52 off 55) brilliant inning comes to an end.

AFG 213/7

Four. Fifty up for Mohammed Nabi.

AFG 209/7 (49)

Afghanistan needs16 runs from the last over.

AFG 200/7


AFG 190/7

Just after hitting a four with a reverse sweep, Rashid gives away his wicket. Dhoni quick to react and knocks his bails.

AFG 185/6

Just five overs left. Afghanistan is still in the game.

AFG 166/6

Najibullah Zadran departs. Hardik Pandya gets his second.

AFG 157/5

Final powerplay. 68 needed.

AFG 130/5

KNOCKED HIM OVER!!! Yuzi Chahal through Asghar Afghan’s defence. India marching on towards a spectacular comeback.

AFG 106/4

Madness from Bumrah. Two wickets from three balls. Afghanistan suddenly rattled.

AFG 97/2

Four! Rahmat Shah moves to 30.

AFG 91/2

Nice Shot from Hashmatullah. Four runs.

AFG 64/2

Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib departs. Good catch from Vijay Shankar.

AFG 20/1

Bowled him!! Mohammed Shami sends Hazratullah to the dugout.

AFG 1/0 (1.0)

Just one run from the first over.

India Innings

IND 224/8 (50)

Afghanistan bowlers have done a great job restricting India to 224. Although, It won’t be that easy for them.

IND 192/5

Rashid Khan strikes. Dhoni comes down the track but completely loses the track of the ball. Stumped.

IND 190/4

Dhoni targets Aftab. Great short.

IND 1754 (40)

250+ from here would be a tough a target for Afghanistan.

IND 160/4

FOUR RUNS!!! WHATTA Shot from Dhoni.

IND 156/4 (37)

Nice Shot from Kedar Jadhav. much needed boundary for India.

IND 135/4 (30.3)

Virat Kohli departs. India in huge trouble.

IND 115/2 (25.0)

Virat Kohli 53 (51); Vijay Shankar 28 (37)

IND 94/2

Fifty up for Virat Kohli!!!

Virat Kohli’s 51st half-century | Picture Courtesy: BCCI

IND 64/2

WICKET!! KL Rahul miss times his reverse sweep. Mohammed Nabi gets his man.

IND 49/1

Boundary! Clever from Virat Kohli.

IND 32/1

Another one from Virat. This time through the off side.

IND 28/1

FOUR!!! Nice Shot from Virat Kohli.

IND 17/1

KL Rahul escapes. lucky boundary.

IND 13/1

Lovely. First Boundary for India.

IND 7/1 (4.2)

Bowled him!!! Rohit Sharma fails to read it. Completely misses the turn. Mujeeb gets his man.

IND 6/0 (3.0)

A slow start from the India Team.


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