Kuldeep Yadav stole the limelight in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023 game against Afghanistan at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The leg-spinner took a brilliant catch on the second attempt to dismiss dangerous-looking Rashid Khan. 

Kuldeep Yadav made a mess of the catch but he made sure that he grabbed it after missing it on first attempt. During the second ball of the 49th over Jasprit Bumrah bowled a slower short ball outside off to Rashid Khan. 

The Afghanistan batter tried to smash it and as the ball went in the air, Kuldeep Yadav came running from the sweeper cover and ran to his left. He reached there in time and as he attempted the catch, the ball popped out of his hand. It seemed that it would be a dropped chance but he managed to take it on the second attempt. 

Here’s the video: 

Rashid Khan scored 16 runs off 12 balls. He was keen to score quickly and take his team to the big total. But that didn’t happen. He during his innings smashed 1 four and 1 six and provided momentum to his side. 

IND vs AFG: Kuldeep Yadav returns with figures of 1/40 as Afghanistan post a total of 272 runs on the board 

Afghanistan opted to bat first in Delhi. They didn’t have a good start as Ibrahim Zadran (22), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (21), and Rahmat Shah (16) lost their wickets early. However, after that 121 runs stand by Hashmatullah Shahidi (80) and Azmatullah Omarzai (62) brought them back into the game. 

They batted magnificently well and put Indian bowlers under immense pressure. After that Mohammad Nabi (19), Rashid Khan (16), and Mujeeb Ur Rahman (10*) played handy knocks down the order that powered Afghanistan to a total of 272 runs. For India, Jasprit Bumrah was the star bowler as he picked up four wickets. Hardik Pandya bagged two wickets and Kuldeep Yadav picked one.

Afghanistan (Playing XI): Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

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