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
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 Dubai International Stadium 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, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan -- 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: India vs Afghanistan final scorecard
Key Statistics ahead of India vs Afghanistan 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.
- Rashid Khan is the leading wicket-taker in Asia Cup 2018, Jasprit Bumrah and Mujeeb ur Rahman have seven each