Dubai: Stockily constructed Mohammad Shahzad knocked a super hundred as spirited Afghanistan pulled off a final over tie towards India within the Tremendous 4 fit in Dubai on Tuesday.Shahzad’s 124 laid the root of Afghanistan’s combating general of 252-Eight in 50 overs prior to bowling out India in 49.five overs for a similar general at Dubai Global stadium.
Wanting seven to win off the overall Rashid Khan over, Ravindra Jadeja hit a boundary of the second one ball prior to taking a unmarried off the following. Final guy Khaleel Ahmed then took a unmarried however Jadeja holed out off the 5th to offer Afghanistan a morale-boosting tie with the protecting champions.
India rested 5 best avid gamers — skipper Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar — as that they had already certified for Friday’s ultimate.
The winner of Wednesday’s fit between Pakistan and Bangladesh will meet India within the ultimate in Dubai.
India had been helped to 110 via openers KL Rahul (60) and Ambati Rayudu (57) and at 166-Three they appeared not off course for a very easy win however Afghanistan pulled again via key wickets.
Rahul hit 5 limitations and a six in his 66-ball knock whilst Rayudu’s 49-ball innings had 4 sixes and as many limitations.
Dinesh Karthik made 44 and Jadeja scored 25 to carry India nearer however India may no longer go the end line.
Spinners Rashid and Mohammad Nabi, and paceman Aftab Alam completed with two wickets apiece.
In spite of crashing out with two defeats Afghanistan can dangle their heads top as they beat Sri Lanka and Bangladesh within the first spherical and handiest misplaced to Pakistan within the ultimate over.
Previous, Shahzad knocked a combating hundred and Mohammad Nabi scored 56-ball 64 to boost Afghanistan once they gained the toss.
The 31-year-old Shazad smashed seven sixes and 11 fours in his 116-ball 124 — his 5th one-day century however first towards a best country.
So dominant used to be Shahzad that fellow opener Javed Ahmadi used to be handiest 5 in a stand of 65, prior to India struck 4 occasions throughout the area of 17 runs.
Left-arm spinners Jadeja (3-46) and Kuldeep Yadav (2-38) derailed the innings however Shahzad held one finish, including 50 for the 5th wicket with Gulbadin Naib who made 15 and some other 48 for the 6th with Mohammad Nabi.
Shahzad used to be in the end out within the 38th over however via then had given a just right platform to his group.
First Revealed: September 26, 2018, 1:53 AM IST