Afghanistan manage a tie against India: Here're the records broken
Afghanistan pulled off a second-last ball tie against India in the ongoing Asia Cup 2018. In this dead-rubber, India needed 7 runs in the last over but Rashid Khan saved the day for his team. Batting first, Afghanistan managed to post a decent total of 252/8 after Mohammad Shahzad struck a ton (124). Afghans bowled India out for 252. Here are the records broken.
Shahzad's ton saw him notch the third highest individual score for Afghanistan. Interestingly, he also tops this list. His 124 is also the second highest individual score by a wicket-keeper in the Asia Cup history. This was Shahzad's 5th century. Shahzad became the second Afghanistan player to slam 50+ sixes in ODI cricket. The wicket-keeper batsman hit 7 sixes in this match.
MS Dhoni captained the side against Afghanistan. It was MSD's 200th match as India's captain in this format. He has captained India in the most number of ODIs. Across the globe, he is behind legends Ricky Ponting (230) and Stephen Fleming (218). At the age of 37 years and 80 days, MS Dhoni became the oldest player to captain India.
Ravindra Jadeja picked 3 wickets in today's match. With this, Jaddu has the second most number of wickets for India in Asia Cup history (19). He is three behind Pathan (22). Dhoni scored 8 runs in his 200th game as captain. Earlier, he had managed 7 runs in his 100th match as India's skipper. Opening batsman KL Rahul hit his second ODI fifty.
India once again added 100+ runs for the opening wicket in their second successive match. The versatile Ambati Rayudu was asked to open alongside Rahul and the duo hit fifties to lay the foundation for India. Rayudu struck his 8th ODI fifty and a second in this tourney. His innings was laced with 4 sixes and 4 boundaries.
Afghanistan need to thank Shahzad for taking the responsibility this time and lighting it up in Dubai. It was a splendid show by the aggressive opener, who slammed a 116-ball 124. Afghanistan lost their way in the middle after a collapse, but Shahzad held fort. Nabi chipped in with a decent 56-ball 64 to give the side some shine. He hit 4 sixes.