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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Asia Cup 2018 | India versus Afghanistan: It's a tie as India loses the plot

'MS', not the man driving India for the 200th ODI yet the man from Afghanistan who has loved the Indian stalwart, lit up the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. 

A mix of splendid begin taken after by poor shot-production by the openers, sketchy umpiring choices and a lively fightback by Afghanistan implied the meager group that held up till the end was pleased to see amazingly, one more exciting completion to the match. While India was blue, Afghanistan would be glad to end its crusade by keeping away from a cap trap of 'so-close yet-up until this point' misfortunes in the Super 4.

At last, the two groups were fixing at 252 to convey to a decision what was a fitting end to a nail-gnawing wrap up. Afghanistan's 252 for eight — on account of a storm hundred by Mohammad Shahzad, the wicket-attendant batsman who is a devotee of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and a last whirlwind by Mohammad Nabi — was continually going to be a dubious target. 

With seven runs required off the last finished and last-man Khaleel Ahmed for organization, Ravindra Jadeja hit a four — in spite of the fact that replays showed the ball may have hit the limit avoiding on the full. The following ball was a solitary. With two from three, Khaleel figured out how to hurry a solitary after in some way or another figuring out how to associate his bat on to the ball off Rashid. Jadeja's endeavor to clear mid-wicket at that point brought about Najibullah Zadran tolerating the catch as the groups finished level with one ball remaining. 

Ambati Rayudu and K.L. Rahul — opening the innings after commander Rohit Sharma and his appointee Shikhar Dhawan were refreshed alongside standard bowlers Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah — gave India a romping begin. 

Be that as it may, once Rayudu discarded his wicket by holing out in the somewhere down in the eighteenth over after a 110-run opening stand, Rahul was done in as he endeavored a brassy invert clear off Rashid. Besides, in discussion with Dinesh Karthik at the opposite end, he even surveyed what resembled a clear choice. 

Had Rahul not squandered the audit, either Dhoni — who came back to lead India after very nearly two years — or Karthik would have survived awful umpiring calls, which may have helped India hold its triumphant streak in the competition. 

Had Shahzad not whacked the Indian bowlers with hate prior toward the evening, Afghanistan would have attempted to set up a respectable focus for India. He turned out all firearms blasting and played maybe the most significant thump of his ODI profession. 

Shahzad, who helps fans to remember Arjuna Ranatunga and is viewed as 'unfit' in current cricket, directed debutant Deepak Chahar right off the bat. The bowler's initial two overs saw Shahzad slapping two fours and a six and the tone was set for the day. 

The feature of Shahzad's innings was the straightforwardness with which he produced shots and cleared the fence. None of his seven sixes had a trace of a mishit, with a couple of abandoning even Dhoni the stumps paralyzed. So commanding was Shahzad that he achieved his hundred when Afghanistan had counted only 132 runs. 


Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad c Karthik b Jadhav 124 (116b, 11x4, 7x6), Javed Ahmadi st Dhoni b Jadeja 5 (30b), Rahmat Shah b Jadeja 3 (4b), Hashmatullah Shahidi st Dhoni b Kuldeep 0 (3b), Asghar Afghan b Kuldeep 0 (1b), Gulbadin Naib c Jadhav b Chahar 15 (46b, 1x4), Mohammad Nabi c Kuldeep b Khaleel 64 (56b, 3x4, 4x6), Najibullah Zadran lbw b Jadeja 20 (20b, 2x4), Rashid Khan (not out) 12 (19b), Aftab Alam (not out) 2 (6b); Extras (lb-1, nb-1, w-5): 7; Total (for eight wkts. in 50 overs): 252. 

Fall of wickets: 1-65 (Ahmadi, 12.4 overs), 2-81 (Rahmat, 14.4), 3-82 (Shahidi, 15.2), 4-82 (Afghan, 15.3), 5-132 (Naib, 28.4), 6-180 (Shahzad, 37.5), 7-226 (Zadran, 44.1), 8-244 (Nabi, 47.3). 

India rocking the bowling alley: Khaleel 10-1-45-1, Chahar 4-0-37-1, Kaul 9-0-58-0, Jadeja 10-1-46-3, Kuldeep 10-0-38-2, Jadhav 7-0-27-1. 

India: K.L. Rahul lbw b Rashid 60 (66b, 5x4, 1x6), Ambati Rayudu c Zadran b Nabi 57 (49b, 4x4, 4x6), Dinesh Karthik lbw b Nabi 44 (66b, 4x4), M.S. Dhoni lbw b Ahmadi 8 (17b), Manish Pandey c Shahzad b Alam 8 (15b), Kedar Jadhav run out 19 (26b, 2x4), Ravindra Jadeja c Zadran b Rashid 25 (34b, 1x4), Deepak Chahar b Alam 12 (14b, 1x4), Kuldeep Yadav run out 9 (11b), Siddarth Kaul run out 0 (1b), Khaleel Ahmed (not out) 1 (1b); Extras (lb-5, nb-1, w-3): 9; Total (in 49.5 overs): 252. 

Fall of wickets: 1-110 (Rayudu, 17.1), 2-127 (Rahul, 20.3), 3-142 (Dhoni, 25.5), 4-166 (Pandey, 30.3), 5-204 (Jadhav, 38.5), 6-205 (Karthik, 39.4), 7-226 (Chahar, 44.5), 8-242 (Kuldeep, 48.1), 9-245 (Kaul, 48.5). 

Afghanistan rocking the bowling alley: Alam 10-0-53-2, Mujeeb 10-1-43-0, Naib 4-0-41-0, Nabi 10-0-40-2, Rashid 9.5-0-41-2, Ahmadi 4-0-19-1, Rahmat 2-0-10-0. 

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