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Mohammed Shami becomes second Indian after Chetan Sharma with a Cricket World Cup hat trick. See full list

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India were sweating with Afghanistan staring at a huge upset during their Cricket World Cup clash in Southampton on Saturday before Mohammed Shami stepped up to the plate with a hat trick to secure an 11-run win.

Mohammed Shami becomes second Indian after Chetan Sharma with a Cricket World Cup hat trick. See full list
India were sweating with Afghanistan staring at a huge upset during their Cricket World Cup clash in Southampton on Saturday before Mohammed Shami stepped up to the plate with a hat trick to secure an 11-run win.
Set a target of 225 runs by India, Afghanistan prodded in the vicinity of registering a first win over Virat Kohli's men. Needing 16 runs to win off the last over bowled by Shami, the Afghans seemed to take a decisive step when Mohammad Nabi smashed the pacer's first ball for a four.
The Afghan all-rounder played the second ball towards leg side but refused the single to retain the strike. Nabi then attempted to strike Shami for a six on the third ball but only managed to find the hands of Hardik Pandya at long on.
With Afghanistan eight down and tailenders to see out the remaining three balls, the result remained a mere formality for India, and additionally, Shami ended up being only the ninth man with a World Cup hat trick.
Shami cleaned up the last two batsmen — Aftab Alam and Mujeeb Ur Rahman — with accurate full-length balls to secure India their win and personal glory for himself.
It was the tenth instance of a hat trick at the World Cup and Shami became only the ninth man to make the exclusive list in the 44-year history of the tournament.
Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga is the only bowler to have achieved the feat twice at a World Cup.
The first entry in the exclusive list is that of Chetan Sharma, who achieved the feat against New Zealand at Nagpur in the 1987 edition.
Sharma's victims on the day included Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith and Ewen Chatfield.
Here are all the Cricket World Cup hat tricks:
Chetan Sharma
, India vs. New Zealand, Nagpur, 1987
Saqlain Mushtaq, Pakistan vs. Zimbabwe, London, 1999
Chaminda Vaas, Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh, Pietermaritzburg, 2003
Brett Lee, Australia vs. Kenya, Durban, 2003
Lasith Malinga (4 in 4), Sri Lanka vs. South Africa, Guyana, 2007
Kemar Roach, West Indies vs. Netherlands, New Delhi, 2011
Lasith Malinga, Sri Lanka vs. Kenya, Colombo, 2011
Steven Finn, England vs. Australia, Melbourne, 2015
JP Duminy, South Africa vs. Sri Lanka, Sydney, 2015
Mohammed Shami, India vs. Afghanistan, Southampton, 2019
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