India vs Afghanistan Score, IND vs AFG, Asia Cup 2018: Match tied as India fail to capitalise opening stand!

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New Delhi | Updated:Sep 26, 2018 1:34:36 am

India would like to use this opportunity to extend their winning run. The team has looked near perfect in the tournament after a close encounter with Hong Kong. India has made five changes against Afghanistan. Both the openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are not playing today.

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India vs Afghanistan Score, IND vs AFG, Asia Cup 2018:  India vs Afghanistan match ended in a tie. India had a target of 253-run target but couldn’t achieve as Afghanistan bundled them out on 252 runs. Both the Indian openers Ambati Rayudu and Lokesh Rahul had given 110 run partnership, but after their departure, the team kept losing wickets on regular intervals. Ambati Rayudu, Lokesh Rahul and Dinesh Karthik were the top three scorers for India.

After sensational innings by Mohammad Shahzad and Mohammad Nabi, Afghanistan succeeded in putting 252 runs on the scoreboard. Shahzad became the highest scorer with 124 runs while Nabi was the second-highest scorer with 64 runs. Both the players added 188 runs for the team.

Electing to bat first, Afghanistan got off to a steady start and added 65 runs in 13 overs for opening partnership. However, Afghanistan failed to continue the momentum and lost their four wickets in quick succession in the middle overs. Their two batsmen departed on ducks and two couldn’t cross double digit.

India has made five changes against Afghanistan. Both the openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are not playing today. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal are also not playing.

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Here are India vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2018 Cricket Score Updates –

India: Ambati Rayudu, Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni(w/c), Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Siddarth Kaul, K Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav.

Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad(w), Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan(c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

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Asia Cup, 2018Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai 23 February 2020

India 252 (49.5)

vs

Afghanistan 252/8 (50.0)

Match Ended ( Day - Super Four - Match 5 ) Afghanistan tied with India

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01:12 (IST)26 Sep 2018
Match TIED!

Ravindra Jadeja goes for 25 runs! On Rashid Khan's delivery, Jadeja mistimed the pull shot and was caught out by Najibullah. 

01:06 (IST)26 Sep 2018
Nail-biting moment!

India need 1 run to win and Afghanistan one wicket to win this match. India leveled the score by stealing one run on the fourth delivery of Rashid Khan. 

01:05 (IST)26 Sep 2018
FOUR for India!

A much-needed FOUR has come from Ravindra Jadeja. India now need three runs to win the game.  

01:02 (IST)26 Sep 2018
Big wicket for Afghanistan!

Siddarth Kaul runs out on zero. Now, all boils down to Ravindra Jadeja who is on the crease with 20 runs in 30 balls

00:55 (IST)26 Sep 2018
Crucial wicket for Afghanistan!

Kuldeep Yadav goes for 7 runs. India lose 8th wicket. India need 11 runs in 11 deliveries.   

00:52 (IST)26 Sep 2018
Score after 48 overs

India - 240/7

Ravindra Jadeja: 16 runs (26 balls)

Kuldeep Yadav: 7 runs (10 balls)

00:48 (IST)26 Sep 2018
Score after 47 overs

India - 236/7 

Ravindra Jadeja: 13 runs (22 balls)

Kuldeep Yadav: 6 runs (8 balls)

00:42 (IST)26 Sep 2018
Pressure back on India!

India's required run rate has come close to 6.  Ravindra Jadeja will have to hit few boundaries to put off the pressure which has built up in the last couple of overs. India need 24 runs in 26 balls. India - 230/7 after 46 overs.

00:38 (IST)26 Sep 2018
Crucial wicket for Afghanistan!

Deepak Chahar goes for 12! He was bowled by Aftab Alam. On a slower delivery from Alam, Chahar was trying to whip the ball away into the on-side and cross-batted. He missed the ball and was clean bowled.  

00:33 (IST)26 Sep 2018
FOUR!

Much needed FOUR comes for India after six overs.  On Mujeeb's delivery, Deepak Chahar hits boundary towards the deep backward point. He releases the pressure which was building up for the couple of overs. 

00:26 (IST)26 Sep 2018
Score after 42 overs

India - 213/6

Deepak Chahar: 5 runs (6 balls)

Ravindra Jadeja: 3 runs (8 balls)

00:24 (IST)26 Sep 2018
Unlucky Dismissals for India!

MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik were given lbw but both were not out. India had no review left which could have saved them. Dhoni scored 8 runs whereas Karthik made 44 runs.   

00:13 (IST)26 Sep 2018
Big wicket for Afghanistan!

India lose yet another wicket. Dinesh Karthik departs after 44 runs in 66 deliveries. He was given lbw on Nabi's delivery. Karthik looked unconvinced with the decision but had to depart. India lose 6th wicket.  

00:09 (IST)26 Sep 2018
India lose 5th wicket!

Unlucky! Kedar Jadhav goes for 19 runs. 

23:58 (IST)25 Sep 2018
200 come up for India!

India put 200 runs on the scoreboard in the 37th over while chasing 253 runs target. Dinesh Karthik and Kedar Jadhav have added 36 runs in 45 balls for the 5th wicket's partnership. 

23:50 (IST)25 Sep 2018
Score after 35 overs

India - 190/4 

Kedar Jadhav: 12 runs (12 balls)

Dinesh Karthik: 38 runs (52 balls)

23:45 (IST)25 Sep 2018
India need partnership!

India need to build a big partnership from here. Dinesh Karthik and Kedar Jadhav will try to keep the scoreboard ticking by taking singles and doubles.  India - 184/4 after 34 overs. 

23:39 (IST)25 Sep 2018
Score after 33 overs

India - 180/4 

Kedar Jadhav: 9 runs (7 balls)

Dinesh Karthik: 31 runs (45 balls)

23:31 (IST)25 Sep 2018
Afghanistan back into the game!

After taking four wickets in quick succession, Afghanistan are once again putting pressure on India. Both the openers had added 110 runs for the opening partnership but after their departure, India lost two quick wickets of MS Dhoni and Manish Pandey. India - 172/4 after 31 overs. 

23:25 (IST)25 Sep 2018
Big wicket for Afghanistan!

Manish Pandey goes for 8! Pandey was caught by Mohammad Shahzad after he tried to play a bounce through the covers.  

23:17 (IST)25 Sep 2018
India 160/3 after 29 overs

Manish Pandey: 5 runs (9 balls)

Dinesh Karthik: 25 runs (33 balls)

23:09 (IST)25 Sep 2018
150 come up for India!

With Dinesh Karthik's four to the deep mid-wicket, India put 152 runs in 27th over. From here, India need 101 runs in 138 deliveries with 7 wickets in hand. 

23:05 (IST)25 Sep 2018
Big wicket for Afghanistan!

India lose the 3rd wicket. MS Dhoni departed after scoring 8 runs in 17 balls. Dhoni was given lbw but he wasn't convinced. Dhoni had no option but to walk as India had no review left after KL Rahul used it. 

23:01 (IST)25 Sep 2018
India need 113 runs in 25 overs!

MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik are on the crease to take the scoreboard forward for India. Men in Blue need 113 runs in 25 overs.  

22:44 (IST)25 Sep 2018
India lose second wicket!

KL Rahul departs after hitting 60 runs in 66 balls. On a straight delivery of Rashid Khan, Rahul went for a reverse sweep but missed. He was given lbw.  

22:37 (IST)25 Sep 2018
India 127/1 after 20 overs

KL Rahul:  60 runs (63 balls)

Dinesh Karthik: 6 runs (8 balls)

22:30 (IST)25 Sep 2018
50 for KL Rahul!

KL Rahul hits 50 in 55 deliveries. This is his second ODI fifty. Rahul hits four boundaries and one six to score the half-century. In last 5 overs, India put 34 runs with the loss of 1 wicket.

22:25 (IST)25 Sep 2018
First wicket for Afghanistan!

Ambati Rayudu departs after hitting 57 runs in 49 balls. Rayudu and Rahul give India opening partnership of 110 runs in 17.1 overs.

22:23 (IST)25 Sep 2018
Score after 17 overs

India - 110/0

KL Rahul: 49 runs (54 balls)

Ambati Rayudu: 57 runs (48 balls)

22:17 (IST)25 Sep 2018
50 for Ambati Rayudu!

Ambati Rayudu hits 50 in 43 deliveries. In his 50-run inning, Rayudu hits 3 fours and four sixes. This is his 8th ODI fifty. 

22:16 (IST)25 Sep 2018
100 for India!

KL Rahul and Ambati Rayudu put 100 runs for India in 16th over.  

22:14 (IST)25 Sep 2018
Steady start for India!

Both the openers have given India a steady start. KL Rahul hits 40 runs in 45 deliveries while Rayudu 42 runs in 39 balls. The opening partnership has put 99 runs in 15 overs.      

22:00 (IST)25 Sep 2018
Score after 13 overs

India - 80/0

KL Rahul: 36 runs (42 balls)

Ambati Rayudu: 40 runs (36 balls)

21:53 (IST)25 Sep 2018
50 for India! 

With Ambati Rayudu's SIX over long-on, India put 50 on the scoreboard. Currently, both the openers are looking in control with 64 runs in 10 overs. 

21:47 (IST)25 Sep 2018
Good start for India!

KL Rahul and Ambati Rayudu are slowly giving India the foundation it needed. Both the openers have put 40 runs on the scoreboard in 8 overs. 

21:37 (IST)25 Sep 2018
FOUR!

Rayudu hits four to long-off. India 28/0 after six overs.  

21:27 (IST)25 Sep 2018
India after 5 overs

India - 22/0

KL Rahul: 8 runs (18 balls)

Ambati Rayudu: 10 runs (12 balls)

21:26 (IST)25 Sep 2018
Huge SIX!

SIX! Ambati Rayudu hits six to sweeper cover. 

21:23 (IST)25 Sep 2018
India ininig begins!

Lokesh Rahul and Ambati Rayudu open for India. 

20:36 (IST)25 Sep 2018
Afghanistan: 252/8 after 50 overs

Afghanistan post 252 runs on the scoreboard in 50 overs. India get a target of 253 runs to win the match.  

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