Afghanistan pull off stunning tie against India

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Afghanistan pull off stunning tie against India

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Ahson8, Sep 25, 2018.

by Ahson Afzal
Sep 25, 2018 at 9:27 PM
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    A dead-rubber ODI in Dubai suddenly drew interest when MS Dhoni, having given up India's limited-overs captaincy in January 2017, was handed the leadership once again because India rested Rohit Sharma among several other senior players. It then burst into life when Mohammad Shahzad - whose hero is Dhoni - smoked a record-equalling century to lead Afghanistan to 252 for 8.

    It peaked into an epic thriller when India's middle order unravelled, leaving them seven to get off the final over, bowled by Rashid Khan, with just one wicket in hand. After refusing a single off the first ball, Ravindra Jadeja slog-swept the second ball over midwicket. It seemingly hit the ad skirting on the full and had Rohit thinking it was a six in the dressing room, but after several replays TV umpire Rod Tucker ruled it a four. Jadeja then knocked the third ball to square leg for a single, and exposed No. 11 Khaleel Ahmed, who was only playing his second ODI. After leaving cover open, Rashid unfurled a googly, which Khaleel inside-edged to short fine leg and hared across to the other end. Then, with one needed off two balls, Jadeja lost his head and flapped a rank half-tracker into the lap of Najibullah Zadran at deep midwicket - the only man in the deep on the leg side. A game of extremely fine margins resulted in the 36th tie in 4046 ODIs.
     
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