Shahzad’s 124 laid the basis of Afghanistan’s preventing general of 252-Eight in 50 overs ahead of bowling out India in 49.five overs for a similar general at Dubai stadium.
Wanting seven to win off the general Rashid Khan over, Ravindra Jadeja hit a boundary off the second one ball ahead of taking a unmarried off the following. Remaining 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 through openers Lokendra Rahul (60) and Ambati Rayudu (57) and at 166-Three they appeared on track for a very simple win however Afghanistan pulled again thru 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 deliver India nearer however India may just now not 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 grasp their heads prime as they beat Sri Lanka and Bangldesh within the first spherical and simplest misplaced to Pakistan within the ultimate over.
Previous, Shahzad knocked a preventing hundred and Mohammad Nabi scored 56-ball 64 to boost Afghanistan once they received 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 simplest 5 in a stand of 65, ahead of India struck 4 instances inside 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 after all out within the 38th over however through then had given a excellent platform to his crew.