Mohammad Shahzad's ton helps Afghanistan pull off tie against India in Asia Cup Super 4 clash

Here are the most memorable moments from the India vs Afghanistan's Super 4 clash of the Asia Cup 2018

FirstCricket Staff September 26, 2018 18:42:42 IST
Mohammad Shahzad's ton helps Afghanistan pull off tie against India in Asia Cup Super 4 clash
Mohammad Shahzads ton helps Afghanistan pull off tie against India in Asia Cup Super 4 clash

Afghanistan bowled superbly and never let their shoulders down as they defended just 253 against batting-heavy Indian side. The match went to the second last ball, as India required 1 off 2.  Ravindra Jadeja played a pull shot to score the winning runs but did not connect it well. The ball went up in the air and Najibullah caught it at deep mid-wicket. The match was tied and the celebrations began in Afghanistan camp. AFP

Mohammad Shahzads ton helps Afghanistan pull off tie against India in Asia Cup Super 4 clash

Batting first, Mohammad Shahzad and Javed Ahmadi began the innings well for Afghanistan, putting up 65 runs for the first wicket. However, most of the scoring in this partnership was done by Shahzad, who scored 60 runs in this partnership. AFP

Mohammad Shahzads ton helps Afghanistan pull off tie against India in Asia Cup Super 4 clash

After the departure of Javed Ahmadi, wickets tumbled one after the other. Indian spinners came into action as Ravindra Jadeja bowled Rahmat Shah for 3, Kuldeep Yadav helped get rid of Hashmatullah Shahidi and Asghar Afghan on back-to-back deliveries. AFP

Mohammad Shahzads ton helps Afghanistan pull off tie against India in Asia Cup Super 4 clash

Shahzad carried on the good work as the wickets tumbled at the other end, blasting 124 off 116 balls, including 11 fours and 7 sixes. This was also his first ODI ton against India and his fourth overall in the format. His knock helped Afghanistan put 252/8 on the scoreboard. AFP

Mohammad Shahzads ton helps Afghanistan pull off tie against India in Asia Cup Super 4 clash

Indian openers began well, putting up 110 for the first wicket in 17.1 overs. The first wicket to fall was Ambati Rayudu, who scored 57 off 49 balls. Soon, KL Rahul (60 off 66 balls) left too and then Indian middle order derailed as the target was still at some distance. AFP

Mohammad Shahzads ton helps Afghanistan pull off tie against India in Asia Cup Super 4 clash

Dinesh Karthik batted well and formed short partnerships with Kedar Jadhav and Manish Pandey but in the end, he was adjudged out LBW. The replays showed that the ball was missing the stumps. Ravindra Jadeja fought hard, till the second last ball, but could only manage a tie in the end. AFP

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