The India and Afghanistan Super Four match at Dubai ended in a thrilling tie. India needed 7 runs in the last over with one wicket in hand, Jadeja hit a boundary on the second ball of that Rashid Khan's over but later he got out on the fifth ball when India needed just 1 runs off 2 balls.
Earlier India decided to rest Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal and made MS Dhoni captain for this game. Afghanistan opted to bat first and Mohammad Shahzad smashed all Indian bowlers all over the park and played an awesome knock of 124 runs off just 116 balls, Mohammad Nabi also scored 64 runs and Afghanistan ended on 252/8.
In the chase, both KL Rahul and Ambati Rayudu started well and added 110 runs for the first wicket but both got out after completing their fifties and after that India lost the plot and eventually got out for 252 runs in the 50th over and the match ended in a thrilling tie. Mohammad Shahzad was named Man of the Match for his 124 runs knock.
All the major stats from the fifth match of Super Four stage between India and Afghanistan :
5 - This was the 5th tied ODI match for MS Dhoni as captain - the most tied ODIs for any captain in the world.
Most Tied ODIs as captain -
MS Dhoni (India) - 5
Richie Richardson (West Indies) - 3
Steve Waugh (Australia) - 3
Shaun Pollock (South Africa) - 3
8 - This was also 8th tied ODI match for India and first since 2014 (vs New Zealand at Auckland).
Tied ODIs for India -
India (126) vs West Indies (126) at Perth, 1991
India (248/5) vs Zimbabwe (248/10) at Indore, 1993
India (236) vs Zimbabwe (238/8) at Paarl, 1997
India (338) vs England (338/8) at Bangalore, 2011
India (280/5) vs England (270/8) at Lord's, 2011 (D/L method)
India (236/9) vs Sri Lanka (236/9) at Adelaide, 2012
India (314/9) vs New Zealand (314) at Auckland, 2014
India (252) vs Afghanistan (252/8) at Dubai, 2018
48 - Number of ODI wickets Rashid Khan has taken at an average of 14.45 in 2018 - the most by any bowler.
124 - Mohammad Shahzad's 124 is the third highest individual score for Afghanistan in ODI cricket.
Highest individual scores for Afghanistan in ODI cricket -
131* - Mohammad Shahzad vs Zimbabwe at Sharjah, 2015
129 - Nawroz Mangal vs UAE at Dubai, 2014
124 - Mohammad Shahzad vs India at Dubai, 2018
118 - Mohammad Shahzad vs Canada at Sharjah, 2010
200 - MS Dhoni became the first Indian and third overall player to lead a team in 200 or more ODI matches.
Most ODIs as captain -
Ricky Ponting (Australia) - 230
Stephen Fleming (New Zealand) - 218
MS Dhoni (India) - 200
Arjuna Ranatunga (Sri Lanka) - 193
Allan Border (Australia) - 178