India Vs Afghanistan LIVE SCORE (odi)

India Vs Afghanistan At Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, 25 September, 2018

25 September, 2018
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

252/8 (50.0 ov)

Super Four - Match 5

252/10 (49.5 ov)

Afghanistan tied with India

Afghanistan India
252/8 (50.0 ov) - R/R 5.04 252/10 (49.5 ov) - R/R 5.05

Match Ended

Match Tied

This Over
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Khaleel Ahmed not out 1 1 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Current Partnership Last Wicket 252/10 (49.5)

7 (7) R/R: 7

Ravindra Jadeja 25(34) S.R (73.52)

c Najibullah Zadran b Rashid Khan
India vs Afghanistan, Highlights, Asia Cup 2018 at Dubai, Full Cricket Score: Match ends in a tie as Jadeja falls

India vs Afghanistan, Highlights, Asia Cup 2018 at Dubai, Full Cricket Score: Match ends in a tie as Jadeja falls

13:37 (IST)

Hello and welcome to Firstpost's LIVE blog of the Asia Cup final. We will bringing you all the latest updates from India's encounter with Bangladesh.

01:49 (IST)

Phew, the edge-of-the-seat thriller comes to an end. Afghanistan are being praised all around on social media for their effort in pulling back the match from no-where and almost winning it. And why not?

They would be happy to accept that they were not on the losing side either. The Asghar Afghan-led side have played all the matches with the great desire of a win and even when they return to their country having not made it to the finals, the world has taken notice of their rapid rise in ODI cricket. The World Cup is not far and Afghanistan have to make the right moves from here. 

India, on the other hand, would be a little disappointed. The way the openers started off, they should have ended the game with a few overs to spare. This was not the full strength team yet the job was not as easy as it was made out to be. 

We will now return with the final of the tournament on 28 September. India are already through. And we will see tomorrow, who among Pakistan and Bangladesh, goes forward to play the men-in-blue. 

Till then, goodbye and goodnight. 

01:30 (IST)

MS Dhoni, India captain: I think their cricket has gone up a lot. The way they have played Asia Cup, it's really commendable and we have enjoyed it. Today also they played well. The way they fielded and bowled tight lines was commendable. I wouldn't say anything went wrong.To start off, it was like a handicap in golf. We didn't go with a full-strength side. The first over when a bowler bowls you want them to swing. But after a while, you need to go back to the back of the length areas but they couldn't do that and leaked a few runs early on. Shot selection is something we could have done better. There were a couple of run-outs and a couple of things we cannot talk about because I don't want to get fined. 250 was a very good score so a draw is not a bad result for us. We could've lost. 

01:30 (IST)

Mohammad Shahzad is Man of the Match.

Shahzad: I am not happy as we were there for six hours but still the match was tied. Yes, happy with the way I batted. My plan was see the ball, hit the ball. I am feeling proud that I played this knock against a very good team. It means a lot to me. 

01:28 (IST)

Asghar Afghan, Afghanistan captain: Today the wicket was a good. Shahzad played positive cricket. India's opening partnership was good and our spinners did an equally good job. When you tie a match with a side like India, it's just like a win. Such tough games are good for the fans as well.

01:25 (IST)
Indian players involved in most tied ODIs:
5 - MS Dhoni
5 - Sachin Tendulkar 
4 - Ravindra Jadeja
4 - Virat Kohli

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

01:25 (IST)
01:20 (IST)
This is truly a 'I was there' moment. A tied game. Neither team deserved to lose here. And in the end it was poetic justice. Afghanistan have shown how to play against this Indian team under these conditions. Take a bow Afghanistan for the spirit they have shown throughout this tournament. It is unfortunate that after this game their next international fixture is in February 2019. Nevertheless, for India, it has been a good workout ahead of the final.

Sandipan Banerjee, Freelance Cricket writer in Dubai

01:20 (IST)
01:20 (IST)
Tied ODIs for India:
v West Indies, Perth, 1991
v Zimbabwe, Indore, 1993
v Zimbabwe, Paarl, 1997
v England, Bangalore, 2011
v England, Lord's, 2011
v Sri Lanka, Adelaide, 2012
v New Zealand, Auckland, 2014
v Afghanistan, Dubai, 2018

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

01:20 (IST)
01:18 (IST)

There's a kid in the stands unable to stop his tears as Jadeja failed to guide the team across the finish line. The father trying to calm him down. This is what a tense thriller does to the fans, no matter what the age is. 

Afghanistan pushed hard for a win but they should be a proud outfit right now as they have taken almost all the games they have played to the last over. 

India, too, despite playing a second string side were able to hold their nerves till the last. There were many errors committed in the field but you expect these from a team consisting of many youngsters, two of whom have played just 3 matches together. 

Ties is the result and rightly so. The way the match was hardly fought, no team deserved to lose. 

01:17 (IST)
Teams involved in most tied ODIs:
9 - Australia, West Indies
8 - England, Pakistan, INDIA*
7 - Zimbabwe 

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

01:17 (IST)



Latest Update: Beauty of delivery from Rashid to start the 48th over, comes from round the stumps, ball pitches on leg stump and goes away, leaving Jadeja Bamboozled. He takes single off the next ball. Afghanistan are throwing themselves in the field as well. India need 13 runs in 12 balls.

The Asia Cup live match is being telecast on Star Sports 1 and 1 HD, Select 1 and Select 1 HD and Hindi 1 and Hindi 1 HD. The Asia Cup live streaming will take place on Hotstar.

Preview: Bangladesh paceman Mustafizur Rahman held his nerves to bowl a final dot ball in the 50th over to give his team a nerve-wracking three-run win over Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

Needing eight to win off the 50th over Afghanistan lost Rashid Khan for five off the second ball while Samiullah Shinwari (23 not out) and Gulbadin Naib managed just two leg byes to finish at 246-7.

India are yet to lose a game in Asia Cup. Agencies

India are yet to lose a game in Asia Cup. Agencies

Bangladesh had made 249-7 on the back of half centuries from Mahmudullah Riyad and Imrul Kayes at the Sheik Zayed Stadium.

The Bangladesh win meant India sailed into the 28 September final in Dubai while Pakistan and Bangladesh meet in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday to decide the second finalist.

India thumped Pakistan by nine wickets in a one-sided match in Dubai on Sunday.

Going in to Tuesday's tie, India will aiming to continue their dominance over the Asian newbies, who have managed to give a tough fight in their narrow defeats to the likes of Pakistan and Bangladesh in their Super Four clashes.

Aware of the threat the Afghans could pose, despite being an inconsequential tie for the Men-in-Blue, Rohit Sharma and the team management could opt to rest some of the main players ahead of the final and test the bench.

In such a scenario, KL Rahul and Manish Pandey could get a look-in in the middle order while medium pacers Siddharth Kaul and Deepak Chahar could come in to give Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah much-needed rest before the final.

India is unlikely to tickle with their opening combination, which has been a thorn in the opposition's ranks throughout the tournament while the middle order, comprising Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav and Mahendra Singh Dhoni seems to be in decent form.

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will lead the spin department that includes the wrist spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav.

On the other hand, having lost both their Super Four matches so far, Afghanistan are already out of contention for the final but their performances have surely won a million hearts.

Afghanistan will be once again banking on their strong batting to put a big total on the board before unleashing their spin trio of Mohammmed Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan to have a go at the mighty Indian line-up.

Afghanistan's one major concern will be their lack of experience to handle high pressure situations, that led them to two narrow losses in the Super Four stage.

With nothing to lose, the Afghans will be aiming to end the tournament on a high but it will surely be a hard nut to crack, considering India's current red-hot form.

India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Siddarth Kaul, K. Khaleel Ahmed.

Afghanistan: Asghar Afghan (Captain), Mohammad Shahzad, Ihsanullah Janat, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Samiullah Shenwari, Munir Ahmad, Sayed Shirzad, Sharafuddin Ashraf.


Updated Date: September 26, 2018 01:43:47 IST

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