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.
AFG 213 all out (49.5)
Bowled him. Hattrick for Mohammed Shami. India win by 12 runs.
Bowled him. Mohammed Shami on a hattrick.
Finally. Mohammed Nabi (52 off 55) brilliant inning comes to an end.
Four. Fifty up for Mohammed Nabi.
AFG 209/7 (49)
Afghanistan needs16 runs from the last over.
THAT’S HUGE from NABI.
Just after hitting a four with a reverse sweep, Rashid gives away his wicket. Dhoni quick to react and knocks his bails.
Just five overs left. Afghanistan is still in the game.
Najibullah Zadran departs. Hardik Pandya gets his second.
Final powerplay. 68 needed.
KNOCKED HIM OVER!!! Yuzi Chahal through Asghar Afghan’s defence. India marching on towards a spectacular comeback.
Madness from Bumrah. Two wickets from three balls. Afghanistan suddenly rattled.
Four! Rahmat Shah moves to 30.
Nice Shot from Hashmatullah. Four runs.
Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib departs. Good catch from Vijay Shankar.
Bowled him!! Mohammed Shami sends Hazratullah to the dugout.
AFG 1/0 (1.0)
Just one run from the first over.
IND 224/8 (50)
Afghanistan bowlers have done a great job restricting India to 224. Although, It won’t be that easy for them.
Rashid Khan strikes. Dhoni comes down the track but completely loses the track of the ball. Stumped.
Dhoni targets Aftab. Great short.
IND 1754 (40)
250+ from here would be a tough a target for Afghanistan.
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)
Fifty up for Virat Kohli!!!
WICKET!! KL Rahul miss times his reverse sweep. Mohammed Nabi gets his man.
Boundary! Clever from Virat Kohli.
Another one from Virat. This time through the off side.
FOUR!!! Nice Shot from Virat Kohli.
KL Rahul escapes. lucky boundary.
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.