Virat Kohli on India’s thrilling win over Afghanistan: This one is right up there

first_imgVirat Kohli on India’s thrilling win over Afghanistan: This one is right up thereIndia vs Afghanistan World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli said he rated India’s 11-run win over Afghanistan as highly as any other and also admitted his team had started to doubt itself at the half-way stage. 10 Najibullah Zadran N. Zadran c Yuzvendra Chahal b Hardik Pandya Series Status: Player Of The Match: Jasprit Bumrah ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 India IND b Mohammed Shami 3 vs fine Leg Point All batsmen are considered right handed ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019, Match 28 B (50.0) Point 39 (49.5) 2 1 Jasprit Bumrah J. Bumrah 213 0 Afghanistan AFG Mid Wicket Afghanistan batting AFG batting Mohammed Shami M. Shami 1 1 Mid off 7 covers All batsmen are considered right handed Match Ended 2/36 (10) 213 covers 3.9 3.9 Gulbadin Naib (c) G. Naib (c) c Vijay Shankar b Hardik Pandya Square Leg Point Mohammed Shami (IND) M. Shami (IND) Mohammad Nabi M. Nabi c Hardik Pandya b Mohammed Shami 64.28 6s S/R 5.1 0 91.30 Square Leg c Yuzvendra Chahal b Hardik Pandya 166/6 ( N. Zadran 41.3 Overs) , 0 c & b Jasprit Bumrah Top Bowlers Top Bowlers fine Leg 4.06 covers Mid on Mid off Mid Wicket Mid on fine Leg ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 15:00 (Local Time) 1 Square Leg covers Super Over India Bowling IND Bowling Mid Wicket Mid off 4s 70 0 India IND Mid off 46.66 Point Rahmat Shah R. Shah c Yuzvendra Chahal b Jasprit Bumrah 94.54 106/3 ( R. Shah 28.4 Overs) , third Man 0 213 Point All batsmen are considered right handed m 0 India Today Web Desk SouthamptonJune 22, 2019UPDATED: June 22, 2019 23:58 IST Virat Kohli and teammates celebrate the win over Afghanistan (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli said India’s victory over Afghanistan was specialKohli said India players had some self doubts at the half-way stageKohli also said horizontal shots cost Indian batsmen on the Southampton pitchVirat Kohli admitted India had started to doubt themselves in the half-way stage of Afghanistan’s chase of 225 in Southampton on Saturday. Ultimately, Mohammed Shami’s hat-trick and Jasprit Bumrah’s double wicket blow helped India record their 4th win of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.Virat Kohli top-scored with 67 as India posted a modest 224 for 8 off their 50 overs. However, Afghanistan gave India a real scare before Bumrah struck twice in the 29th over to peg them back.And then Mohammad Nabi played a heroic knock. With 16 needed off the final over, Nabi hit a boundary before Shami removed Nabi, Aftab Alam and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman off 3 successive balls to win it for India.Speaking at the post-match presentation ceremony, Virat Kohli said this was a memorable win.”This is right up there. You win the toss, and you decide to bat and then you see the wicket slow down. You think 260 or 270 would be a good total,” Kohli said. “At the half-way stage, we had our doubts in our minds, but we also had self-belief in the change rooms.”Virat Kohli said he realised the pitch was not the kind where batsmen could play cross-batted shots and felt horizontal shots cost Indian batsmen on the slow surface.”As soon as I went in, I understood the pace of the pitch. Cross-batted shots aren’t on, and a lot of horizontal bat shots cost us on this pitch.”You can’t take the game away from the opposition. You have to knock the ball around, and with three quality wrist-spinners, it was always difficult,” Kohli said.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Mohammed Shami 2nd Indian to take World Cup hat-trickAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Mohammed Shami hat-trick seals thrilling win for India over AfghanistanFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Mohammed ShamiFollow Virat KohliFollow India vs Afghanistan 0 0 (49.5) covers Next third Man Mid Wicket 21 45 2 Match Ended 3 42.10 third Man 0 0 Mid Wicket 16 0 19 Point 0 Extras: 17 runs (B: 4, LB: 4, WD: 9, NB: 0, P: 0) 0 213/8 ( M. Nabi 49.3 Overs) , (49.5) 4 Square Leg All batsmen are considered right handed Mid off Hashmatullah Shahidi H. Shahidi c & b Jasprit Bumrah All batsmen are considered right handed 9.5 covers Yuzvendra Chahal (IND) Y. Chahal (IND) 224/8 224/8 e/r Square Leg Mid on 55 52 Scorecard r 24 No data available! st MS Dhoni b Yuzvendra Chahalcenter_img Square Leg Mid Wicket commentary Mid off wd Mid Wicket All batsmen are considered right handed third Man 87.5 third Man 2 0 3.6 0 fine Leg 0 Fall of Wickets 213/10 ( Ur Rahman 49.5 Overs) , 57.14 Afghanistan Point 0 42 Kuldeep Yadav K. Yadav b Mohammed Shami Mid on graphs India 21 0 Afghanistan AFG 36 Mid on Mid Wicket 67 (63) 10 1 0 Ikram Ali Khil (wk) Ali Khil (wk) not out Mid off view full scorecard Mid on 0 2 1 India beat Afghanistan by 11 runs 23 Mid on 0 0 130/5 ( A. Afghan 35 Overs) , c Yuzvendra Chahal b Jasprit Bumrah covers Yuzvendra Chahal Y. Chahal 41.66 52 (55) 0 Point 63 fine Leg (50.0) Mujeeb Ur Rahman Ur Rahman b Mohammed Shami Square Leg Mid Wicket 4 fine Leg All batsmen are considered right handed 0 fine Leg c Vijay Shankar b Hardik Pandya covers 0 Hazrat Zazai H. Zazai b Mohammed Shami 64/2 ( G. Naib 16.5 Overs) , nb Point 27 106/4 ( H. Shahidi 29 Overs) , Toss: IND elected to bat 10 third Man 8 All batsmen are considered right handed o Square Leg Rashid Khan R. Khan st MS Dhoni b Yuzvendra Chahal w 213/9 ( A. Alam 49.4 Overs) , covers 20/1 ( H. Zazai 6.3 Overs) , c Hardik Pandya b Mohammed Shami Square Leg – All batsmen are considered right handed Mid on 36 b Mohammed Shami Mid on fine Leg 0 190/7 ( R. Khan 45.4 Overs) , 39 2 0 third Man 0 40 Aftab Alam A. Alam b Mohammed Shami 0 14 Mohammad Nabi (AFG) M. Nabi (AFG) Mid off Mid off Referee: Chris Broad (ENG) Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Richard Illingworth (ENG) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG) Asghar Afghan A. Afghan b Yuzvendra Chahal R 1 Virat Kohli (IND) V. Kohli (IND) third Man fine Leg 2 4/40 (9.5) 10 10 51 Top Batsmen Top Batsmen b Yuzvendra Chahal 10 advertisement 2 not out view more view less 1 third Man Hardik Pandya H. Pandya last_img read more

Time for Iraqis to make political progress UN political chief says

Briefing the Council on the latest report on the work of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), B. Lynn Pascoe, the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, warned that the security situation remains fragile and any recent gains could be lost unless they are consolidated with political progress. “Efforts must now focus on achieving the political gains necessary to build trust and confidence across community lines, and to improve the quality of life for all Iraqis, including the delivery of basic services and generating employment,” he said. Mr. Pascoe said the UN believed the best way to build trust was to tackle the issues “at the heart of each community’s competing visions for the future of Iraq,” such as the federal framework of the country, the handling of the status of the northern city of Kirkuk and other disputed areas and revenue-sharing agreements. “The potential is there, and it is ultimately up to the Iraqi people to make sound choices that will allow them to build a sustainable and lasting peace.” The Under-Secretary-General noted that discussions within the Iraqi parliament about the adoption of new electoral laws remains unresolved, although the UN was doing all it could to promote practical compromises. “A failure to come to agreement on a law at this time would be a major setback – not only for the prospects of elections this year but for the larger process of national reconciliation in Iraq.” The situation in Kirkuk has also become more tense and violent in the past week, in part because of the discord over the proposed electoral laws, and Mr. Pascoe stressed that the bloodshed illustrated “how the lack of dialogue and compromise could easily lead to renewed violence.” Strengthening the Iraqi economy must also be a top priority, the Under-Secretary-General added, observing that the spike in oil prices this year has not yet translated into improvements in the lives of ordinary citizens. “Unemployment rates remain stubbornly high, and the same governorates rate consistently low on key socio-economic indicators, such as unemployment, malnutrition and illiteracy. It is estimated that 60 per cent of Iraqis do not have access to one or more essential social services and 15 per cent lack food security.” Ambassador Alejandro Wolff of the United States, speaking on behalf of the Multinational Force (MNF) operating in Iraq, informed the Council that for the past three months the total number of security incidents had reached their lowest level in four years. Since June last year, overall attacks had decreased by 84 per cent and the number of civilian deaths from violence had dropped by 65 per cent. He attributed the gains to the work of both Iraqi and coalition security forces. 6 August 2008Iraqis must focus on political dialogue, reconciliation and bread-and-butter economic issues now that they are seeing improved security, the top United Nations political official told the Security Council today. read more