Shahzad, Rashid star for Afghanistan in nail-biting tie

Asghar Afghan-led unit will go home with head held high after securing impressive result against India

Shahzad, Rashid star for Afghanistan in nail-biting tie PHOTO: AFP

Ravindra Jadeja lost his composure in the final moments of the game as Afghanistan secured a famous tie against India in theri final match in the Asia Cup 2018 in Dubai on Tuesday. 

After opting to bat first, Afghanistan posted more than competitive total of 252 for the loss of eight wickets, courtesy brilliant 124 from wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad. 

For India, left-arm spinner was the best bowler in show as he finished with figures of 3-38 in his full quota of 10 overs. 

In reply, India had an outstanding beginning with 110-run opening partnership between KL Rahul and Ambati Rayudu. 

But once the latter departed, the Men in Blue started losing wickets at regular intervals and were bowled out for 252 on the second last over of the innings. 

For India, Rahul finished the innings with the top score of 60 off 66 balls, which included five fours and one six.