Asia Cup 2018: Super four Match 5 – India vs. Afghanistan

Everything from the tie between the two teams to the super over that led India to its stellar victory, kept the crowd at the edge of their seats.

The match took place on a sunny morning and Afghanistan opted to bat first. The Afghans were off to a pretty great start, with opener Mohammad Shahzad’s century. However, everyone between him and Mohammad Nabi went off the pitch early with 2 ducks and the rest three having scored not much.

The second third and fourth dismissal came at a score of 81 and 82 runs, after which a partnership formed between Mohammad Shahzad and Mohammad Nabi. This partnership broke when the scoreboard read 132 runs. Mohammad Shahzad was the next one to be caught out and left with a rather impressive score of 124 with 18 boundaries (11 fours and 7 sixes).

Afghanistan were left with a fairly decent score to defend. India was off to an inordinate start with a 110 partnership between the openers Lokesh Rahul and Ambati Rayudu. Just as the partnership broke up, they experienced a whole lot of pressure and their lineup started to fall like dominos.

MS Dhoni who had failed to perform well the last few matches, caught an LBW at a score of just 8 runs yet again. Rashid Khan bowled the last over which led to a clutch hold and a tie between the two teams.

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