India and Afghanistan tie thriller Asia Cup match in Dubai
Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai against India today, in the Asia Cup.
Afghanistan 252 – 8 (Mohammad Shahzad 124, Mohammad Nabi 64; Ravindra Jadeja 3-46, Kedar Jadhav 2-38)
India 252 (KL Rahul 60, Ambati Rayudu 57; Mohammad Nabi 2-40, Rashid Khan 2-41 )
Result - Match Tied
Batting first, Afghanistan scored a creditable 252-8 in their allotted 50 overs. Mohammad Shahzad 124 and Mohammad Nabi 64 were the mainstay of their batting and for India, Ravindra Jadeja 3-46, Kedar Jadhav 2-38 were the pick of the bowlers.
In reply, India set about the run chase with gusto - KL Rahul 60 and Ambati Rayudu 57 reaching 86-0 off just 14 overs, reaching 110 before the loss of the first wicket. Afghanistan hit back and India struggled then on to get partnerships going and were eventually all out for 252 with scores tied. Mohammad Nabi 2-36 and Rashid Khan 2-41 were the pick of the Afghanistan bowlers.
An amazing end to an amazing match! Three run outs by Afghanistan as India scrambled to chase down the runs and the hero Rashid Khan taking the wicket of Ravindra Jadeja with one ball left and the scores tied!
India - MS Dhoni(c)(wk), KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul
Afghanistan - Mohammad Shahzad(wk), Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan(c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
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