India vs Afghanistan Highlights, as it happened, Asia Cup: India vs Afghanistan match ends in a tie
India vs Afghanistan, score updates: Catch all the action between India and Afghanistan in their Super Four encounter of the 2018 Asia Cup in Dubai with our blog and updates.
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There was finally some luck for Afghanistan as they held India to a tie in their last match of the Asia Cup 2018. The result meant that the team enter the final unbeaten having won all five of the matches. Chasing 253 to win India were bowled out for 252 in the last over of the match. KL Rahul and Ambati Rayudu struck half centuries for India while Mohammad Nabi took two wickets. . Mohammad Shahzad (124) and Mohammad Nabi (64) were the top performers for Afghanistan as they posted a total of 252/8 in the Asia Cup 2018 Super Four match in Dubai. For India, Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets, Kuldeep Yadav two and Deepak Chahar struck on his debut. MS Dhoni is leading India for the 200th time in ODIs as skipper Rohit Sharma was rested for this match. India made five changes to their team. India have already booked their spot in the summit clash while Afghanistan were eliminated after losing their last match.
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That’s it from us
That’s it from us, do join us tomorrow for the match between Bangladesh and Pakistan.
It’s a tie
What a match it ends in a tie. Finally some luck for Afghanistan.
Kuldeep is gone for 9 and India are still in the woods although Jadeja is still at the crease and remains the key.
Last two overs
we are into the last two overs and India need 15 off 12 balls.
Ones and twos for India
Jadeja and Kuldeep are continuously picking up ones and twos for India and keeping India in the hunt. Match is going to the last over.
Alam castles Chahar
India have lost their seventh wicket, Aftab Alam removes Deepak Chahar andjust as India were looking to get back into the match, they are once again pegged back. IND 226/7
Run rate climbing
Run rate is climbing all the time and India can’t afford to lose any more wickets. Something has to give in the next few overs. Afghanistan for their part must fancy their chances.
Karthik goes now
Out!!! Karthik follows Jadhav, he is LBW to Nabi for 44 and India are in real trouble. The run rate is increasing steadily as well. IND 205/6
Jadhav goes, unlucky!!
Out!!! Kedar Jadhav is run out for 19. India have now lost half their side and if they are not careful Afghanistan could spring an upset. IND 204/5
Afghanistan lose review
Afghanistan have now lost their review, a caught behind shout is sent upstairs but replays show that Kedar Jadhav’s bat had hit his pad. Close shave none the less.
India steady once again
Karthik has steadied Indian ship once again. India need 69 more runs from 96 balls and that should be a routine task.
Pandey goes, IND 4 down
Manish Pandey is gone for 8 and India are four down. Aftab Alam has him caught behind by Mohammad Shahzad. IND 166/4
Karthik key for India
After losing three quick wickets there was a chance for Afghanistan, but Dinesh Karthik has remained positive.
150 up for India
India have brought up 150. Dinesh karthik has upped the ante since the departure of MS Dhoni. target now under a 100 for India. IND 158/3
IND lose Dhoni
Out!!! Javed Ahmadi has MS Dhoni LBW for 8. India have now lost three wickets. Do Afghanistan have a chance? Can India’s middle order see the team through? India 142/3
Karthik, Dhoni steady India
After the loss of two openers in quick succession, MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik have steadied India. There have been no major alarms and scoreboard is tricking along. IND 139/2
KL Rahul goes
OUT!!!! KL Rahul is gone now. Rashid Khan has him trapped right in front. He decides to review but it was a waste, review is wasted too for India. Rahul goes for 60. India 127/2.
50 for Rahul
50 for KL Rahul !!! Brilliant innings by him, it couldn’t have been easy for him coming into replace Rohit Sharma. IND 111/1
OUT!!!! Ambati Rayudu is gone for 56, Afghanistan needed that. They now have a foothold in the match! Can they make the most of this opportunity? IND 110/1
100 up for India
India have brought up their 100. Both Batsman are closing in on half centuries. India have been ruthless so far in this series.
Rayudu, Rahul steady
AFG: 63/0 after 10 overs(6.30)
IND: 64/0 after 10 over(6.40)
The Indian openers have batted quite well and this is a clear indication that they are on the right track as far as the run chase is concerned.
50 up for India
India have brought up their fifty at the end of the ninth over. KL Rahul has started to open his shoulders and Ambati Rayudu has already looked pristine. India look comfortable.
India up with the rate
Despite Rahul struggling somewhat India are up with the required run rate. Ambati rayudu is going great guns and there has been no considerable alarm for India just yet.
Ambati Rayudu has come out and started positively in the chase. KL Rahul for now is more of a steady presence. India well on course for the chase. IND 28/0 after 6
Fine start by India
India have begun confidently in their chase. Nothing much to trouble either batsman and both Kl Rahul and Ambati Rayudu look good.
Rashid Khan not on field
Rashid Khan, who we saw had hamstring issues at the fag end of the innings is not on the field. Massive blow for Afghanistan if he plays no further part in the innings.
India begin chase
India have begun their chase of 253, there is a new opening partnership with Ambati Rayudu and KL Rahul. The first ball of the innings has gone for a boundary.
Afghanistan 252/8 in 50 overs
Mohammad Shahzad scored a brilliant century as Afghanistan score 252/8 in 50 overs. He was well supported by Mohammad Nabi who also scored a fifty to take the team to a competitive total. For India, Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets while Kuldeep Yadav took two crucial ones.
A collision between Dinesh Karthik and Kuldeep Yadav but India were able to hold on to the catch and Mohammad Nabi departs for 64, Afghanistan 244/8. Both went for the same ball and thankfully, was able to hold on to the catch as Khaleel gets his first wicket.
India under pressure
Afghanistan are heading towards a big total and Mohammad Nabi helped their case by hitting Sidharth Kaul for a big six! A couple of overthrows and looks like the Indian fielders are under a bit of pressure. Afghanistan 243/7
Najibullah Zadran departs for 20 as Ravindra Jadeja claims his third wicket, Afghanistan 226/7. Zadran missed the reverse sweep and was trapped LBW.
Nabi hits fifty
Fifty for Mohammad Nabi. Afghanistan 226/6 in 44 overs. A good innings from the experienced campaigner and Afghanistan are looking poised for a big total right now.
200 up for Afghanistan
200 comes up for India in the 42nd over and this is a good show by the underdogs. Shahzad was brilliant in his role and now, Nabi is guiding them towards a good total. Afghanistan 202/6 in 41.3 overs
Afghanistan eye big total
Shahzad dismissed for 124 and he scored 68.89 % of the team runs while he was at the crease.124 by Shahzad is the third best individual score by AFG batsman in ODIs. The new batsman for Afghanistan is Najibullah Zadran as Afghanistan are 189 for the loss of six wickets.
More records for Shehzad
Mohammad Shahzad has completed 2500 runs in ODIs for Afghanistan and he also overtook Faf du Plessis (120) to become the highest run scorer in an innings against India in ODIs this year.
Finally, Mohammad Shahzad’s innings comes to an end on 124. Kedar Jadhav strikes for India as Afghanistan are 180/6. Shahzad went for another big shot but was caught in the deep by Dinesh Karthik.
The Shahzad Show
Nabi joins the party
First six for Mohammad Nabi and this is just the second boundary for someone other than Mohammad Shahzad. Shahzad, however, is also going great guns as he hoisted Kedar Jadhav for a boundary through extra cover. Afghanistan 168/5
Stat Attack: Overs comparison
1-10 overs- 63/0 (RR 6.30 )
11- 20 overs- 40/4 (RR. 4.00)
21-30 overs- 33/1 (RR 3.30)
AFG: 136/5 after 30 overs (RR 4.53)
Things have slowed down after Mohammad Shahzad’s hundred as he is not taking many chances but Afghanistan continue to maintain a good run rate. Afghanistan 149/5
Stat Attack: Mohammad Shahzad
Shahzad completes his 5th ODI century
Shahzad becomes the second batsman to score a century for Afghanistan after Rahmat Shah in 2018
He becomes just the third batsman this year to score a three-digit figure against India in ODIs
Shahzad has also scored the fastest ODI century against India this year
Maiden wicket for Chahar
Gulbadin Naib becomes Deepak Chahar’s maiden wicket in ODIs as Afghanistan are 132/5, A loose shot from Naib and the catch went straight to Kedar Jadhav in deep square leg.
Shahzad slams century
Fifth ODI hundred for Mohammad Shahzad! Afghanstan 131/4 in 28.1 overs in the Super Four encounter. He gets to the milestone with a boundary through fine leg and this has been a special innings from the opener.
Shahzad’s massive sixes
Mohammad Shahzad has smashed 6 sixes so far, which is the joint fourth most by an opener against India in ODIs. Ijaz Ahmed and Shahid Afridi are at the top of the list with nine sixes! Afghanistan 123/4
Khel Ratna for Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli sent the shutterbugs into a clicking frenzy as he received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, sharing the country’s highest sporting honour with diminutive weightlifting world champion Mirabai Chanu at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Read full story here.
Shahzad eyes 100
Khaleel Ahmed returns for his second spell and Mohammad Shahzad slams him for a six on the very first ball. Two balls later, the umpire gave him out but the DRS showed that the ball hit his shoulder and went to the keeper. Drama all around as Afghanistan are 110 for the loss of four wickets.
Shahzad continues to attack
Mohammad Shahzad is not going to change his game and although they have lost four wickets, the Afghanistan opener is still attacking the spinners. He slammed Jadeja for a huge six over mid wicket as the 100 comes up in 19 overs.
Record for Jadeja
New record for Ravindra Jadeja as he is currently India’s top wicket-taker in Asia Cup history. Previously, the record belonged to Sachin Tendulkar with 17 dismissals.
Kuldeep on a hat-trick
Kuldeep Yadav on a hat-trick! Asghar Afghan was completely beaten as Kuldeep Yadav castled him for a duck, Afghanistan 82/4
Hashmatullah Shahidi departs for a duck as Kuldeep Yadav strikes for India, Afghanistan 82/3. He was completely done by the spin and MS Dhoni was once super quick in completing the stumping. Great comeback by India!
Jadeja strikes again
Second wicket for Ravindra Jadeja as Rahmat Shah is castled for 3, Afghanistan 81/2. Shah was completely fooled by the late movement and the ball struck the middle stump to hand India their second breakthrough.
A six and a four for Mohammad Shahzad and he continues to terrorise the Indian bowlers. He lost his opening partner but he is bothered as he is still playing his natural game.
First wicket for India as Javed Ahmadi was stumped for 5, Afghanistan 65/1. Ahmadi was clearly struggling against the Indian spinners and in the end, it was an easy dismissal for the skipper MS Dhoni.
Stat Attack: Shahzad’s fifty
Back to back fifties for Mohammad Shahzad --.
14th fifty for Shahzad in ODIs
1st vs India in ODIs and overall, 5th fifty in 2018.
Fifty for Shahzad
Mohammad Shahzad has rushed to his fifty as he brought up the milestone in just 37 balls. Ambati Rayudu had a chance to dismiss him but was unable to hold on to the catch. Afghanistan 63/0
Shahzad on song
Mohammad Shahzad is looking is brilliant form and he has already scored 33 off 27 balls till now. The inexperienced duo of Khaleel Ahmed and Deepak Chahar have not bothered him much and after 6.4 overs, Afghanistan are 46 for no loss.
355/5: Highest team total at Dubai by ENG vs PAK in 2015.
• 116: Lowest team total by HK vs PAK in 2018.
• 137 runs: Biggest margin-victory by BDESH vs SL in 2018
• 209: Lowest total successfully defended by PAK vs SA in 2013
• 130: Highest individual score by Kevin Pietersen (ENG) vs PAK in 2012
• 6/38: Best bowling figures by Shahid Afridi (PAK) vs AUS in 2009
Shahzad whacks Chahar
No ball, wide, wide, 6 - It is not going well for Deepak Chahar. He bowled three bad deliveries and on the free hit, Shahzad slammed him over the long-on boundary for a six. Afghanistan 35/0 after 4 overs.
Warning for Chahar
Nervous start from the debutant as he receives a warning for a dangerous delivery. The ball was dangerously close to the batsman and Mohammad Shahzad had to jump out of its way. Afghanistan 23/0
Debut over for Chahar
Deepak Chahar is handed the ball for the second over of the match and Mohammad Shahzad goes straight away after the debutant. He came down the ground and hoisted the ball over the in-field. Afghanistan 13/0
Khaleel to start proceedings
The young man was impressive in his debut game against Hong Kong. How will he respond to these conditions when the sun is blazing down?
Teams are out
India (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Siddarth Kaul, Kuldeep Yadav, K Khaleel Ahmed
Afghanistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Shahzad(w), Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan(c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Afghan bat first
Captain MS Dhoni says plenty of changes, openers miss out, Bhuvi and Bumrah miss out and so does Chahal.
Dhoni leading India
This will be Dhoni’s 200th ODI as India skipper.
He will be the first Indian captain to achieve this feat.
Deepak Chahar set to make debut
Ravi Shastri has handed Deepak Chahar his ODI cap, he will the 223rd player to play for India.
Go well, young man.
MS Dhoni closing in on a record
In the 505 matches for India, Dhoni has scored 16,268 runs, including 15 hundreds and 102 fifties. He has played 90 Test matches, 322 ODIs and 93 T20Is.
What is the record we are talking about here/
Dhawan - India’s man in form
The pitches have suited him, well, pitches for ODI cricket anywhere in the world suit him as they do not assist any sideward movement and Dhawan can stay beside the line of the ball and play with gay abandon. In 13 matches this year, the southpaw has accumulated 770 runs at an average of 64.16 and with a strike rate of 104.47.
Read about his amazing run here.
Who is the boss?
Sourav Ganguly wants to know who between Rohit Sharma and Ravi Shastri picks the team.
Ganguly who managed a team that had stalwarts in it, said that even the current Indian team has a lot of talented players, but they have not had the confidence needed for them to shine on the international stage.
Read more about the story here.
India could experiment
This is an ideal opportunity for the management to try out new and untested players. We have tried to predict the XI which could take the field here.
Here is our predicted XI for the match.
Hello and welcome
Rohit Sharma’s India has been the team to beat in this tournament. They seem to have all the bases covered and have already booked their berth in the finals. This match could well be an opportunity for the management to test the mettle of the rest of the players in the squad.