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Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan tie India in knots, break their winning streak

Opener Mohammad Shahzad's entertaining century and sensible innings from Mohammad Nabi helped Afghanistan post 252/8 against Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led India.

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Asia Cup 2018, Rayudu, Rahul
Anbati Rayudu and K L Rahul during 100-run partnership. Photo: @ICC

In todays match of Asia Cup 2018, Rohit Sharma’s India will take on ever improving Afghanistan led by Asghar Afghan in their last Super Four encounter at in United Arab Emirates. India are already through to the final of the multination tournament after recording wins against Pakistan and Bangladesh, while Afghanistan are out after successive losses against the same teams. Afghanistan have been really unlucky in the Super Four stage of the tournament, losing both matches in the very last over. The spin trio – Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and -- of Afghanistan held the opposition in every game and didn’t allow the opposition to score in excess of 250. They would be looking to get a win under their belt against a powerful India team before the tournament is over.
 
Asia Cup 2018: final scorecard
 

 
Key Statistics ahead of Super Four clash

  • India and Afghanistan have played only one ODI at Dhaka on March 4, 2014 in which India (160/2) defeated Afghanistan (159) by 8 wickets. Ravindra Jadeja took 4/38 and declared man of the match.
  • In Asia Cup, India won 10 consecutive matches between March 5, 2014 and September 23,2018 -- a record for successive wins. The 2016 event was a T20 format
  • Afghanistan are most reliant on spin and since Jan 2017, they have picked up 193 wickets in ODIs, India are second on the list with 141 wickets.
  • is the leading wicket-taker in Asia Cup 2018, and Mujeeb ur Rahman have seven each

Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan tie India in knots, break their winning streak

IT'S A TIE!! Rashid Khan gets Jadeja with the scores level so the game is tied! What a game of cricket. FOLLOW THE REACTION  https://t.co/QOBmNShq3d pic.twitter.com/xZfqls9YHF — ICC (@ICC) September 25, 2018

Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan tie India in knots, break their winning streak

The match ends in a tie! What an unbelievable turn of events here! R Jadeja(25) sends one into the air and finds the man in the deep N Zadran! #INDvAFG #AsiaCup2018 pic.twitter.com/BY9MdiVCI3 — AsianCricketCouncil (@ACCMedia1) September 25, 2018

Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan tie India in knots, break their winning streak

India vs Afghanistan match tied

Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan tie India in knots, break their winning streak

India: 246-9 in 49 Overs Over Summary: 0 4 1 1 W Rashid bowls the last over. DOT ball. Jadeja hits the 2nd ball for FOUR. Jadeja takes single off the 3rd ball. Khaleel steals a single. And its a TIE. Jadeja c Najibullah b Rashid Khan 25(34) [4s-1]

Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan tie India in knots, break their winning streak

India: 246-9 in 49 Overs Over Summary: 2,W 2 0 1 W 1 Aftab Alam continues and Kuldeep hits a brilliant cover drive but get out while trying to take 3 runs. Kuldeep Yadav run out (Naib/Aftab Alam) 9(11). Siddarth Kaul, right handed bat, comes to the crease. Jadeja takes a couple of runs off the 2nd ball. DOT ball. Jadeja takes a single off the 4th ball. Kaul on the strike. Siddharth Kaul RUN OUT. Kaul run out (Shahidi) 0(1). Khaleel Ahmed, right handed bat, comes to the crease. Jadeja takes a single to keep the strike

Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan tie India in knots, break their winning streak

India: 240-7 in 48 Overs Over Summary: 0 1 0 1 0 2 Rashid Khan (8-0-31-1) is back into the attack and Jadeja takes a single off the second ball. DOT ball. Kuldeep sweeps and gets a single. DOT ball. Jadeja takes a couple of runs off the last ball. 

Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan tie India in knots, break their winning streak

India: 236-7 in 47 Overs Over Summary: 2 1 0 1 1 1 Aftab continues and Kuldeep takes a couple of runs. Kuldeep takes a quick single off the 2nd ball. DOT ball. Jadeja takes a single to long-on. Kuldeep takes a single off the 5th ball. Jadeja takes a single to keep the strike

Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan tie India in knots, break their winning streak

India: 230-7 in 46 Overs Over Summary: 1 0 1 1 0 1 Mohammad Nabi (9-0-36-2) is back into the attack and concedes 4 runs

Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan tie India in knots, break their winning streak

India: 226-7 in 45 Overs Over Summary: 1 1 0 1 W 0 Aftab Alam (7-0-38-1) is back into the attack and gets the wicket of Deepak Chahar. Chahar b Aftab Alam 12(14) [4s-1]

Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan tie India in knots, break their winning streak

India: 223-6 in 44 Overs Over Summary: 1 0 1 1 4 0 Mujeeb continues and concedes 7 runs. 

Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan tie India in knots, break their winning streak

India: 216-6 in 43 Overs Over Summary: 1 0 1 0 0 1 Rashid Khan (7-0-28-1) is back into the attack and 3 runs

First Published: Tue, September 25 2018. 16:00 IST

Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan tie India in knots, break their winning streak

Opener Mohammad Shahzad's entertaining century and sensible innings from Mohammad Nabi helped Afghanistan post 252/8 against Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led India.

In todays match of Asia Cup 2018, Rohit Sharma’s India will take on ever improving Afghanistan led by Asghar Afghan in their last Super Four encounter at in United Arab Emirates. India are already through to the final of the multination tournament after recording wins against Pakistan and Bangladesh, while Afghanistan are out after successive losses against the same teams. Afghanistan have been really unlucky in the Super Four stage of the tournament, losing both matches in the very last over. The spin trio – Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and -- of Afghanistan held the opposition in every game and didn’t allow the opposition to score in excess of 250. They would be looking to get a win under their belt against a powerful India team before the tournament is over.
 
Asia Cup 2018: final scorecard
 

 
Key Statistics ahead of Super Four clash

  • India and Afghanistan have played only one ODI at Dhaka on March 4, 2014 in which India (160/2) defeated Afghanistan (159) by 8 wickets. Ravindra Jadeja took 4/38 and declared man of the match.
  • In Asia Cup, India won 10 consecutive matches between March 5, 2014 and September 23,2018 -- a record for successive wins. The 2016 event was a T20 format
  • Afghanistan are most reliant on spin and since Jan 2017, they have picked up 193 wickets in ODIs, India are second on the list with 141 wickets.
  • is the leading wicket-taker in Asia Cup 2018, and Mujeeb ur Rahman have seven each

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