AFG tied with IND | Afghanistan vs India Live Cricket Score Super Four - 5 ODI Match

Asia Cup, 2018

Date: Sep 25, 2018 Start Time: 17:00 IST | 11:30 GMT | 15:30 Local
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
252/8 Overs: 50.0
252/10 Overs: 49.5
Afghanistan tied with India

Afghanistan vs India Live Cricket Score - Super Four - 5 ODI Match - Summary

End of Over : 49.5 IND: 252/10

Right! That's it from here. Afghanistan go back with their heads held high. They put in a really commendable performance against the best side in ODI cricket and tying such a close game is no easy feat. India, well, would consider this as the perfect tune-up game before the big final as their middle order was really tested. In any case, we bid you farewell for now. But do join us in a few hours' time for the virtual semi-final between Pakistan and Bangladesh in Abu Dhabi. The contest takes place on 26th September, at 1530 local (1130 GMT). See you then. Cheers!

49.5 W

OUT! THE MATCH IS TIED! Unbelievable scenes. Rashid Khan is flying around, like an aeroplane. Shikhar Dhawan is smiling in the dressing room. How did India goof it up? A short ball, Jadeja rocked back and pulled it uppishly. He could have hit it anywhere he liked but he chose the only man in the deep on the leg side - mid-wicket. Najibullah Zadran comes running in and takes a terrific catch. Oh boy, what a game. Does not matter to either team but what a match we have had.

49.4 1

Nervy moment! Full and outside off, the googly, Khaleel does not pick it at all. Looks to drive and the ball nearly goes through the gate. Takes the inside edge and scoots past the leg stump towards short fine leg! Jadeja is halfway down the track and Khaleel has to run. He seems to be gone for all money but short fine leg returns a sharp rocket throw and Rashid is unable to collect. SCORES ARE LEVEL!

49.3 1

TAKES THE SINGLE! 2 needed from 3 balls. Is that the right call from Jadeja? He flicks this through square leg and takes a quick run. Should he have farmed the strike?

49.2 4

FOUR! FETCH THAT! What a hit by Jadeja. The wrong 'un, outside off, Jaddu gets down and plays the slog sweep. The ball is aerial and flat and goes towards deep mid-wicket. The fielder there rushes to his right, puts in a dive but cannot get to the ball! Initially, it seems like it has hit the ropes on the full but replays confirm that the ball has bounced just before.

49.1 0

THEY DON'T RUN! A short ball, Jadeja heaves it towards deep mid-wicket but does not want the single. 7 needed from 5 balls.

End of Over : 49 6 Runs IND: 246/9
48.6 1

Down the leg side, flicked towards fine leg for a single.

48.5 W

OUT! It is wicket number 9! The Afghans are hitting the stumps alright. Full on middle, Kaul pushes it towards mid on and hares across. Hashmatullah Shahidi charges to the ball, picks it up and then fires a direct hit the bowler's end! It is referred upstairs and replays show that Kaul is gone!

48.4 1

On middle, pushed towards long on for a run.

48.3 0

TOP EDGE, SAFE! Should Rashid have dived and gone for the catch? A short ball, outside off, climbing up, Jadeja looks to pull but gets a top edge. Rashid Khan comes charging in from mid-wicket but does not dive! The ball lands in front of him. Meanwhile, Kaul is near Jadeja, wanting the single. Rashid has a throw at the bowler's end but misses! All happening!

48.2 2

A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a couple. 9 needed from 10 now.

48.1 W

OUT! Kuldeep is gone. What a brilliant piece of fielding. India are 8 down now but Jadeja is on strike. Full and around off, Kuldeep backs away and drives it through the covers. Gulbadin Naib covers good ground to his left and dives to stop the boundary. Jadeja calls for the third but Kuldeep is a bit slow in taking off. Naib returns a wayward throw to the bowler, way away from the stumps. But he takes the throw, turns back and then fires his own throw at the stumps. Bull's eye! Kuldeep's bat gets stuck outside the crease and that does not help matters. It is referred upstairs and replays confirm that Yadav is short. 11 more needed from 11 balls.

End of Over : 48 4 Runs IND: 240/7
47.6 2

A full toss, on middle, whipped through mid-wicket for a brace.

47.5 0

Full and around off, spins in sharply, watchfully blocked.


After registering an emphatic win over Pakistan, team India is all set to lock horns with Afghanistan. The team is high on confidence as they have not lost a single match at the Asia Cup 2018. After winning against Hong Kong by 26 runs, the Indians beat Pakistan twice once in the Group stage and the other in the Super 4. In the group stage Rohit Sharma and company beat Pakistan by 8 wickets and during the Group stage, India won by 9 wickets shattering a plethora of records.

Team Afghanistan on the other hand, have been knocked out of the tournament. They started off quite well in the contest beating Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. However, the team lost to Bangladesh in a nail-biting contest by 3 runs. Team India would want to continue their form despite the fact that they are through to the finals, they would want to rest a few players ahead of the crucial tie. Let’s check out the squads of both teams.

Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad(w), Ihsanullah Janat, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan(c), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Javed Ahmadi, Samiullah Shenwari, Munir Ahmad, Sayed Shirzad, Sharafuddin Ashraf

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Dinesh Karthik, Khaleel Ahmed.