Afghanistan pulled-off a spectacular tie in their last super 4 encounter against India and finished the tournament on a high. India needed 7 runs of the last over with 1 wicket remaining and Rashid Khan came to bowl for the Afghan team. Ravindra Jadeja scored a boundary on the second bowl which brought the equation to 3 off 4 balls. Jadeja tucked one ball on legs for a single when Khaleel Ahmed came to the crease who had faced 17 balls and scored 1 run in List A career.
The Rajasthan bowler got a lucky single courtesy of an inner edge which brought the equation to 1 off 2 balls. India was expected to pull-off a victory from there but Jadeja miss-timed a pull and Najibullah hung on to a pressure catch. This was India’s 8th tie in ODI history while the first for Afghanistan.
Brief- Afghanistan 254/8 (50), Mohammad Shahzad 124(116), Ravindra Jadeja 3/46.
India 252/10 (49.5), KL Rahul 60(66), Mohammad Nabi 2/40.
This must be a special day for @ACBofficials . Securing a tie against Team India is a monumental achievement and every Afghanistan player can be very proud of their grit and fight. There is something special in this Afghanistan team, have been most impressivein Asia Cup #INDvAFG
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) September 25, 2018
— जतिन मकोल (@makol_jatin5) September 25, 2018
Afghanistan playing better cricket than Pakistan and forcing a tie with India. The 90s kid inside me finds it as shocking & disorienting a shift as from landlines to smartphones. #INDvAFG
— वरुण (@varungrover) September 25, 2018
For once, Cricket is indeed the real winner ! #IndvAfg Result is a tie but Afghanistan won all the big moments under intense pressure!
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) September 25, 2018
No matter what people will say but this Afganistan team deserve to play more international matches, this is very exciting team and filled with passion and aggression.#INDvAFG
— hayan’t (@iHayaaaa_) September 25, 2018
Prediction Afghanistan cricket team will be biggest team in cricket world after some time they are improving so fast#INDvAFG
— Huma Kayani ? (@ezfar_) September 25, 2018
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) September 25, 2018