Asia Cup - 9th match

Afghanistan v India

India won by 8 wickets (with 106 balls remaining)

The players are out in the middle. Noor Ali to take strike, Nawroz Mangal is his partner at the other end, and not Mohammad Shehzad. Bhuvneshwar has the first new ball

1.30pm India win the toss and bowl

India are unchanged. Virat Kohli says the ball might not come on well on this pitch and India would like to chase taking advantage of the expected dew

Mohammad Nabi says Afghanistan would have batted. Feels it was a good experience playing Test nations. Afghanistan have one change, Hamza Kotak is not playing and Rahmat Shah has been included

Sunil Gavaskar is letting it rip on air. Questions India's unwillingness to make changes, and asks if there is a fear among the team management that if the replacements perform well, their favourites may find it difficult to come back.

Srinvas: "If they really want to play unchanged team even after being kicked out of the tournament, why take extra players on tours? The BCCI can save lot of money and enhance their already swelled up kitty by sending just 12 players (1 for bringing drinks onto the field)"

Joseph: "Unchanged? Didn't we just get kicked out of the tournament? Isn't it time to give Pandey a try? I don't understand this with Kohli. It was Parvez in Zim and its Ishwar in NZ and Bangladesh. "

Anshul: "Being an Indian, I feel it was very important that Indian Team gets familiarised with reality. Poor bowling and loop-holes in batting have been exposed finally in home-like conditions as well. Hopefully now, changes for only good will happen."

Hitesh: "Absolute rubbish decision to play an unchanged team. Pujara and Ishwar Pandey should have been given a chance in this dead rubber. When will we test our reserves while our main players not performing???"

Musab Omer: "If Afghanistan Bowls first and restricts India to around 250, I am sure Afghanistan can pull off a great upset today. With Indian bowlers low on Confidence along with their Weak Middle order batting, there cannot be a better chance for Afghanistan to make history."

1.15pm local time The first time India and Afghanistan are meeting in a one-day international, but with little riding on the game itself. Both sides are out of contention for a final berth in the Asia Cup. Toss in 15 minutes. Meanwhile, have a look at the preview by Karthik Krishnaswamy

0.1

Kumar to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, straightens as it is floated up on a fuller length, is defended off the front foot

0.2

Kumar to Noor Ali Zadran, 1 run, moves forward, opens the face and runs the length ball to third man

0.3

Kumar to Nawroz Mangal, no run, beauty, more zip and bounce on this as it holds its line outside of stump, Mangal prods from the crease and is beaten

0.4

Kumar to Nawroz Mangal, no run, stays on the crease again, allows this good length ball to straighten and plays it out

0.5

Kumar to Nawroz Mangal, 1 wide, floats this one in now, but the angle takes it down the leg side

0.5

Kumar to Nawroz Mangal, no run, wider now outside off stump, and easily left alone

0.6

Kumar to Nawroz Mangal, no run, this one swings in appreciably, well played too, as the batsman stays on the crease to nudge it to the leg side

End of over 1 (2 runs) Afghanistan 2/0 (RR: 2.00)
Nawroz Mangal    0* (4b)      B Kumar    1-0-2-0
Noor Ali Zadran    1* (2b)     

Shami with the second new ball

1.1

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, slight away swing as this pitched good length, but wide enough to be left alone

Kartik Kaler: "I stayed up until 3 in the morning here in Canada, just to watch Ishwar Pandey and Pujara perform today. This is pathetic and I am going back to sleep"

1.2

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, bowled much fuller, swinging away again, another leave

1.3

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, 5 wides, angled in full at 136 kph, and flies past a diving keeper down the leg side

1.3

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, straightens late as it is bowled fuller around off stump, pushed away off the front foot

1.4

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, FOUR, nicely done, Shami sends this one onto the pad, and is flicked away behind square leg, timed well enough to beat fine leg easily

1.5

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, digs in the bouncer now after the boundary, and batsman ducks immediately

1.6

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, 1 wide, Shami sends another one down the leg side here, from a good length, this time it does not rear up after pitching and keeper takes it comfortably

1.6

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, FOUR, lovely stroke, he's got on his toes to this short of a length ball and punched it crisply through the covers

End of over 2 (14 runs) Afghanistan 16/0 (RR: 8.00)
Noor Ali Zadran    9* (8b 2x4)      Mohammed Shami    1-0-14-0
Nawroz Mangal    0* (4b)      B Kumar    1-0-2-0

2.1

Kumar to Nawroz Mangal, FOUR, now Bhuvneshwar starts the over with a harmless length ball angled into the pads, and is flicked with a flourish, well clear of the keeper

2.2

Kumar to Nawroz Mangal, no run, corrects the line, sends it widish outside off, it swings away late, but the line makes it an easy leave

2.3

Kumar to Nawroz Mangal, no run, good one, makes him play with one angled in just outside off, and it then swerves away late to zip past the edge

2.4

Kumar to Nawroz Mangal, no run, has him thinking about the outswinger as he moves across tentatively in the crease, this one carries on straight, is played off a thick inside edge

2.5

Kumar to Nawroz Mangal, no run

2.6

Kumar to Nawroz Mangal, no run, takes a step forward to this gentle outswinger and shoulders arms

End of over 3 (4 runs) Afghanistan 20/0 (RR: 6.66)
Nawroz Mangal    4* (10b 1x4)      B Kumar    2-0-6-0
Noor Ali Zadran    9* (8b 2x4)      Mohammed Shami    1-0-14-0

3.1

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, digs it in short, gets it to climb onto the right-hander, who does well to get on his toes and bring it down softly

3.2

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, 1 wide, and one more delivery sprayed down the leg side, DK does well to stop it with a dive

3.2

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, much better one, back of a length just outside off, forced off the back foot to point

3.3

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, FOUR, superb stroke, this is not driving length at all, but Noor Ali has reacted so sharply that he's timed the punch well enough to beat short extra's dive, four as soon as he achieves that

3.4

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, this one holds its line outside off now and he ends up playing inside the line with a closed bat face

3.5

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, FOUR, and again, this time it is a fuller one, and Noor Ali needs no more invitation to step forward and crash it behind point, opening the face of the bat late

3.6

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, that hardly got up, bounced well in front of the keeper as it was left alone outside off, DK cannot stop it

End of over 4 (9 runs) Afghanistan 29/0 (RR: 7.25)
Noor Ali Zadran    17* (14b 4x4)      Mohammed Shami    2-0-23-0
Nawroz Mangal    4* (10b 1x4)      B Kumar    2-0-6-0

4.1

Kumar to Nawroz Mangal, no run, there have been a few of these already, this one's taken off from a good length, and jagged away and bounced past the outside edge

4.2

Kumar to Nawroz Mangal, no run

4.3

Kumar to Nawroz Mangal, no run, good length ball played out to point from the crease

4.4

Kumar to Nawroz Mangal, no run, length ball pushed back down the pitch

4.5

Kumar to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, width given, and he uses that to guide the ball to third man

4.6

Kumar to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, doesn't really need to do this with the start they've got, walks down the pitch outside off, this one comes in, and he is hit high on the pad

End of over 5 (1 run) Afghanistan 30/0 (RR: 6.00)
Noor Ali Zadran    17* (15b 4x4)      B Kumar    3-0-7-0
Nawroz Mangal    5* (15b 1x4)      Mohammed Shami    2-0-23-0

5.1

Mohammed Shami to Nawroz Mangal, OUT, Shami's got the breakthrough, can't say he's earned it, Mangal saw width on this back of a length ball and went hard at it, only to chop it on to the stumps

Nawroz Mangal b Mohammed Shami 5 (22m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 31.25

20-year old Rahmat Shah at No 3

5.2

Mohammed Shami to Rahmat Shah, no run, 141 kph length ball left alone, and it bounces well in front of the keeper

5.3

Mohammed Shami to Rahmat Shah, 1 wide, yet another one sent down the leg side this afternoon by India

5.3

Mohammed Shami to Rahmat Shah, no run, corrects the line, bowls it outside off, left alone

5.4

Mohammed Shami to Rahmat Shah, no run, good delivery, this comes in from just outside off stump, batsman does well to play it softly from the crease

5.5

Mohammed Shami to Rahmat Shah, no run, moves forward to a pitched up ball and eases it to point

ohan: "Why couldn't we give Shami a break here? The guy has been bowling non-stop since the Australia series with a heavy workload in every test! This is how we kill our 'promising' bowlers"

5.6

Mohammed Shami to Rahmat Shah, 1 run, moves into the pad from a good length and is sent down to fine leg

End of over 6 (2 runs) Afghanistan 32/1 (RR: 5.33)
Rahmat Shah    1* (5b)      Mohammed Shami    3-0-25-1
Noor Ali Zadran    17* (15b 4x4)      B Kumar    3-0-7-0

6.1

Kumar to Rahmat Shah, 2 runs, another gift onto the pad and it is tucked away behind square, fine leg has a job and runs around to cut it off

6.2

Kumar to Rahmat Shah, no run, punched to backward point, didn't really time it

6.3

Kumar to Rahmat Shah, 1 run, easily done, angled in down the pad and picked away to fine leg

6.4

Kumar to Noor Ali Zadran, FOUR, slashed and flies just past the second slip, it was moving away wide outside off and he went after it

6.5

Kumar to Noor Ali Zadran, 1 run, taken from around off and worked into the gap at midwicket, he wants a second but a dive from Mishra prevents that

6.6

Kumar to Rahmat Shah, no run, comes slowly off the pitch and is played out to the leg side

End of over 7 (8 runs) Afghanistan 40/1 (RR: 5.71)
Rahmat Shah    4* (9b)      B Kumar    4-0-15-0
Noor Ali Zadran    22* (17b 5x4)      Mohammed Shami    3-0-25-1

7.1

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, another bottom edge but this ball was much fuller compared to the one that Mangal chopped on, and Noor Ali just drags it into the crease as he attacks it

7.2

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, this was set to come in, but it straightened instead off the seam after pitching, and turned into a ripper that zoomed past the outside edge

7.3

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, played out to backward point from the crease

7.4

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, 1 run, Rayudu dives at extra cover and half-stops another strong back-foot punch from Noor Ali

7.5

Mohammed Shami to Rahmat Shah, 1 run, worked behind square leg for a single

7.6

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, didn't get up as much as he was expecting it to from back of a length, he trotted out after jabbing it behind point, the throw came in and missed, he would have been in anyway

End of over 8 (2 runs) Afghanistan 42/1 (RR: 5.25)
Noor Ali Zadran    23* (22b 5x4)      Mohammed Shami    4-0-27-1
Rahmat Shah    5* (10b)      B Kumar    4-0-15-0

Widuruwan: "Don't see much problem with Afghan batting against quicks, but they weren't really comfortable against spin....will see today.."

Wide slip

8.1

Kumar to Rahmat Shah, no run

8.2

Kumar to Rahmat Shah, no run, leans forward and pushes a pitched up ball down the track

8.3

Kumar to Rahmat Shah, no run, moves across in the crease and defends a fuller one

8.4

Kumar to Rahmat Shah, no run, defends a good length delivery around off stump

8.5

Kumar to Rahmat Shah, no run, just back of driving length, played out to the off side

8.6

Kumar to Rahmat Shah, no run, tight over from Bhuvneshwar, pitched up ball around off pushed back

End of over 9 (maiden) Afghanistan 42/1 (RR: 4.66)
Rahmat Shah    5* (16b)      B Kumar    5-1-15-0
Noor Ali Zadran    23* (22b 5x4)      Mohammed Shami    4-0-27-1

9.1

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, FOUR, lovely from Noor Ali again, not much width on this ball, it even came in, but Noor Ali stays calm, opens the face and times it behind point, no chance for third man

9.2

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, 2 runs, now he walks down the track and chips this one from off stump in the air behind square leg

9.3

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, sets himself up for the back-foot punch again, is in the air as he plays the stroke, didn;t have much room and mistimes it

9.4

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, this one is pitched up to off stump now, he reacts just in time to keep it out

9.5

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, beaten, this moved away from back of a length, he followed the line trying the punch again, but could not get to it

9.6

Mohammed Shami to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, nice front-foot drive to extra cover off this pitched up ball to end the over

End of over 10 (6 runs) Afghanistan 48/1 (RR: 4.80)
Noor Ali Zadran    29* (28b 6x4)      Mohammed Shami    5-0-33-1
Rahmat Shah    5* (16b)      B Kumar    5-1-15-0

10.1

Kumar to Rahmat Shah, no run, leans forward to this full one and guides it to point

10.2

Kumar to Rahmat Shah, no run, with a man at short extra cover, he does not go after this pitched up ball and carefully pushes it away

10.3

Kumar to Rahmat Shah, no run, good length ball played out wristily to square leg

10.4

Kumar to Rahmat Shah, FOUR, this was there to be hit, full and wide, he reaches it with ease and dismisses it through extra cover

10.5

Kumar to Rahmat Shah, no run, comes forward and across and works it towards the non-striker, could not time it

10.6

Kumar to Rahmat Shah, no run, similar delivery, same result, but this time he pushes from the crease

End of over 11 (4 runs) Afghanistan 52/1 (RR: 4.72)
Rahmat Shah    9* (22b 1x4)      B Kumar    6-1-19-0
Noor Ali Zadran    29* (28b 6x4)      Mohammed Shami    5-0-33-1

Amit Mishra to bowl legspin

11.1

Mishra to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, an appeal for leg-before first ball as he misses the paddle to a tossed up one that came in, umpire Bowden shakes his head

11.2

Mishra to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, pushes a flighted one to the off side

11.3

Mishra to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, tossed up higher and right on the stumps, blocked tightly

11.4

Mishra to Noor Ali Zadran, 2 runs, has a drive as Mishra gives it air just outside off, slight turn takes the thick edge, Rahane gives chase and pulls it back at third man

11.5

Mishra to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, nudged off the front foot to square leg

11.6

Mishra to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, tossed up and bowled slightly quicker and fuller, defended

End of over 12 (2 runs) Afghanistan 54/1 (RR: 4.50)
Noor Ali Zadran    31* (34b 6x4)      A Mishra    1-0-2-0
Rahmat Shah    9* (22b 1x4)      B Kumar    6-1-19-0

Praveen: "Surprising part is that you never give Mishra a chance to play, and all of a sudden, he is getting more priority than Ashwin & Jadeja to bowl now...."

Jadeja to bowl

12.1

Jadeja to Rahmat Shah, OUT, and he strikes first ball, typical Jadeja delivery, full, angled in, pitching middle, no turn, batsman struck on the pad on the forward push and umpire Llong raises the finger immediately, would that have hit leg?

Rahmat Shah lbw b Jadeja 9 (28m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 39.13

Stanikzai walks in

12.2

Jadeja to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, moves a bit inside the line and pushes a fullish one to long off for one

12.3

Jadeja to Noor Ali Zadran, OUT, second one for Jadeja, and this one has turned a bit and bounced sharply, it hits the glove as Noor Ali pushes forward to defend, and captain at slip does the rest

Noor Ali Zadran c Kohli b Jadeja 31 (53m 35b 6x4 0x6) SR: 88.57

Najibullah Zadran comes in, to a slip and a backward short leg

12.4

Jadeja to Najibullah Zadran, no run, played to square leg off the front foot

12.5

Jadeja to Najibullah Zadran, no run

12.6

Jadeja to Najibullah Zadran, no run, flashes at this one outside off, and is fortunate the inside edge does not clatter into the stumps, goes past them to backward short leg

End of over 13 (1 run) Afghanistan 55/3 (RR: 4.23)
Najibullah Zadran    0* (3b)      RA Jadeja    1-0-1-2
Asghar Stanikzai    1* (1b)      A Mishra    1-0-2-0

13.1

Mishra to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, tossed up googly, he does well to not commit, and plays it out from the crease as it spins in

13.2

Mishra to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, fuller one placed wide of extra cover for a single

13.3

Mishra to Najibullah Zadran, 1 run, opens the face to one pushed across and takes a single even as the fielder runs in from extra cover

13.4

Mishra to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, hurries onto him as it straightens, he goes back and works it square to leg

13.5

Mishra to Najibullah Zadran, no run, sharp turn in from outside off and he is hit on the pad, outside the line of off

13.6

Mishra to Najibullah Zadran, no run, comes forward and defends safely this time

End of over 14 (3 runs) Afghanistan 58/3 (RR: 4.14)
Najibullah Zadran    1* (6b)      A Mishra    2-0-5-0
Asghar Stanikzai    3* (4b)      RA Jadeja    1-0-1-2

14.1

Jadeja to Asghar Stanikzai, 2 runs, Jadeja produces another edge as batsman presses forward but this time it runs past the lone slip

Two slips now

14.2

Jadeja to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, fuller one pushed to extra cover

14.3

Jadeja to Asghar Stanikzai, OUT, Jadeja continues to pick up wickets, this is a nothing ball, a half tracker, but Stanikzai winds up and pulls it straight into the hands of mid on, hit it off the toe end of the bat and it looped to the fielder

Asghar Stanikzai c Mishra b Jadeja 5 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

14.4

Jadeja to Mohammad Nabi, no run, pushes forward and softly guides this to point

14.5

Jadeja to Mohammad Nabi, no run, pushed down the track off the front foot

14.6

Jadeja to Mohammad Nabi, no run, straightens as it is angled onto middle and leg, bat in front of pad as he smothers it

End of over 15 (2 runs) Afghanistan 60/4 (RR: 4.00)
Mohammad Nabi    0* (3b)      RA Jadeja    2-0-3-3
Najibullah Zadran    1* (6b)      A Mishra    2-0-5-0

15.1

Mishra to Najibullah Zadran, no run, was there some bat or glove on this, does not seem to be on replays, it pops up off the pad, DK runs for it, dives but it eludes him

15.2

Mishra to Najibullah Zadran, no run, fuller outside off, driven to mid off

15.3

Mishra to Najibullah Zadran, 3 runs, spins in sharply from round the stumps, but is still wide enough to be cut

15.4

Mishra to Mohammad Nabi, no run, lovely, tossed up teasingly at 79 kph, pitches on the stumps, and jags past the uncertain forward prod

15.5

Mishra to Mohammad Nabi, no run, swept to short fine leg

15.6

Mishra to Mohammad Nabi, no run, comes forward to dead-bat this full delivery around off

End of over 16 (3 runs) Afghanistan 63/4 (RR: 3.93)
Mohammad Nabi    0* (6b)      A Mishra    3-0-8-0
Najibullah Zadran    4* (9b)      RA Jadeja    2-0-3-3

16.1

Jadeja to Najibullah Zadran, no run, in the air for a while as he comes forward and squirts this towards mid off

16.2

Jadeja to Najibullah Zadran, no run, was looking to work this to leg initially but it ended up going back to the bowler

16.3

Jadeja to Najibullah Zadran, no run, dropped by Kohli at slip, he drops way too many catches Kohli, full delivery guided straight to him, and he messes up

16.4

Jadeja to Najibullah Zadran, 1 run

16.5

Jadeja to Mohammad Nabi, no run

16.6

Jadeja to Mohammad Nabi, no run, pushed back to the bowler off the front foot

End of over 17 (1 run) Afghanistan 64/4 (RR: 3.76)
Mohammad Nabi    0* (8b)      RA Jadeja    3-0-4-3
Najibullah Zadran    5* (13b)      A Mishra    3-0-8-0

Ashwin comes on

Dinesh Kanna: "In today's XI, Ashwin is a better fielder at slip. I don't understand why Kohli wants to be in slip. "

salman: "Dropping sitter every series #kohli has to improve on this "

17.1

Ashwin to Najibullah Zadran, OUT, strikes first ball too, tosses it up generously from round the stumps, Najibullah has a crack at it, substitute Binny settles under the skier at mid off, and tumbles to the ground after taking a high catch

Najibullah Zadran c sub (STR Binny) b Ashwin 5 (20m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 35.71

17.2

Ashwin to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, whips a full delivery through midwicket

17.3

Ashwin to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, with wickets tumbling all around, Shahzad begins with a reverse sweep, picks it from just outside off stump and puts it away behind point

17.4

Ashwin to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, pops up around vacant forward short leg, keeper comes to take it, umpire does not think there was any bat there

17.5

Ashwin to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, defends a tossed up ball safely

17.6

Ashwin to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, neatly played, makes some room and dabs this one from close to off stump to third man

End of over 18 (6 runs) Afghanistan 70/5 (RR: 3.88)
Mohammad Shahzad    5* (4b 1x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-6-1
Mohammad Nabi    1* (9b)      RA Jadeja    3-0-4-3

18.1

Jadeja to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, bursts forward to keep out this one around off

18.2

Jadeja to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, slogs and misses now, the bat making an arc above the line of this length ball outside off

18.3

Jadeja to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, quicker one rushing in at 98 kph, he keeps it out towards mid on

18.4

Jadeja to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, backs away to a flatter one and hits it to the sweeper

18.5

Jadeja to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, played away to sweeper cover for a single

18.6

Jadeja to Mohammad Shahzad, SIX, he's got hold of this one, got under it and slogged it high and into the empty seats beyond deep midwicket

End of over 19 (8 runs) Afghanistan 78/5 (RR: 4.10)
Mohammad Shahzad    12* (9b 1x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    4-0-12-3
Mohammad Nabi    2* (10b)      R Ashwin    1-0-6-1

19.1

Mishra to Mohammad Nabi, no run, he's cracked this tossed up ball straight to short extra cover

19.2

Mishra to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, slower as it is flighted outside off, he plays softly and it runs past the two slips

19.3

Mishra to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, turning and bouncing close to off stump, defended with soft hands

19.4

Mishra to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, squirts it off a thick outside edge towards vacant third man, will get only a single as he slips at the non-striker's end

19.5

Mishra to Mohammad Nabi, no run, goes back to keep out one that stays a bit low

19.6

Mishra to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, reaches to a fullish one and pushes it to sweeper cover

End of over 20 (3 runs) Afghanistan 81/5 (RR: 4.05)
Mohammad Nabi    4* (14b)      A Mishra    4-0-11-0
Mohammad Shahzad    13* (11b 1x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    4-0-12-3

Jayden: "No! Keep Kohli there! If it hadn't been for his terrible catching, then NZ would still be waiting for it's first test triple hundred!"

20.1

Jadeja to Mohammad Nabi, no run, defended off the front foot to extra cover

20.2

Jadeja to Mohammad Nabi, 2 runs, this is down the pad and he's got something on the sweep, the ball runs fine past the keeper

20.3

Jadeja to Mohammad Nabi, no run, reaches well forward to defend down the pitch

20.4

Jadeja to Mohammad Nabi, no run, opens the face as he goes back to a quick one and guides it to point

20.5

Jadeja to Mohammad Nabi, no run, darts it in at 93 kph to the stumps, he squirts it to the off side off a leading edge

20.6

Jadeja to Mohammad Nabi, OUT, fourth for Jadeja, as he gets one to kick just outside off stump, a surprised Nabi can only feather it through to the keeper, who does well to hang on to it to his right

Mohammad Nabi c †Karthik b Jadeja 6 (24m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

End of over 21 (2 runs) Afghanistan 83/6 (RR: 3.95)
     RA Jadeja    5-0-14-4
Mohammad Shahzad    13* (11b 1x4 1x6)      A Mishra    4-0-11-0

21.1

Mishra to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, tossed up wide outside off, he reaches it and crashes it to the sweeper

21.2

Mishra to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, this almost gets through as it turns in, inside edge onto pad

21.3

Mishra to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, too good, this starts around leg stump and jags across to miss off by quite some distance

21.4

Mishra to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, and again, spinning away from middle and past the forward prod, India appeal, but there's nothing there

21.5

Mishra to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, kicks from middle and leg and rushes across him, Shenwari can't do anything about it

21.6

Mishra to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, fired into the pad, and defended

End of over 22 (1 run) Afghanistan 84/6 (RR: 3.81)
Samiullah Shenwari    0* (5b)      A Mishra    5-0-12-0
Mohammad Shahzad    14* (12b 1x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    5-0-14-4

22.1

Jadeja to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, wants the single as he pushes to the off side but has to abandon the attempt

22.2

Jadeja to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, lunges forward to defend, there is a shout from the bowler

22.3

Jadeja to Mohammad Shahzad, no run

22.4

Jadeja to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, makes some room and cuts to point

22.5

Jadeja to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, bowled fuller and seems to strike the boot as it is angled in, was going down

22.6

Jadeja to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked off the front foot

End of over 23 (maiden) Afghanistan 84/6 (RR: 3.65)
Mohammad Shahzad    14* (18b 1x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    6-1-14-4
Samiullah Shenwari    0* (5b)      A Mishra    5-0-12-0

23.1

Mishra to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, goes back to a legbreak and works it to midwicket

23.2

Mishra to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, stays in the crease and cuts with the turn to deep point

23.3

Mishra to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, much fuller and close to off, pushed back

23.4

Mishra to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, tossed up high, and is hit hard to sweeper cover

23.5

Mishra to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, googly, he moves around and nudges it behind square leg

23.6

Mishra to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, bowled quicker, and pushed back to the bowler

End of over 24 (4 runs) Afghanistan 88/6 (RR: 3.66)
Samiullah Shenwari    2* (9b)      A Mishra    6-0-16-0
Mohammad Shahzad    16* (20b 1x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    6-1-14-4

24.1

Jadeja to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, guides a turning one to point, and is not getting the single

24.2

Jadeja to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, not much room, but he;s made some and cut it hard through the small gap at point

24.3

Jadeja to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, squirts it wide of slip off a thick inside edge

24.4

Jadeja to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, lunges forward to defend down the track

24.5

Jadeja to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, tossed up around middle and leg, and nudged through midwicket

24.6

Jadeja to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, 90 kph on off stump, defended to the bowler

End of over 25 (5 runs) Afghanistan 93/6 (RR: 3.72)
Samiullah Shenwari    2* (10b)      RA Jadeja    7-1-19-4
Mohammad Shahzad    21* (25b 2x4 1x6)      A Mishra    6-0-16-0

Ashwin back

25.1

Ashwin to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, starts with an 88 kph full one just outside off, is jabbed away to the leg side

25.2

Ashwin to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, backs away and even as it stays low, he cuts behind point

25.3

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, nudged past square leg off the pad

25.4

Ashwin to Mohammad Shahzad, OUT, given straight away by umpire Bowden, carrom ball hurries on, Shahzad is struck above the knee roll as he fails to work it to leg, he is not a tall man, and the legs were bent too, gone

Mohammad Shahzad lbw b Ashwin 22 (24m 28b 2x4 1x6) SR: 78.57

25.5

Ashwin to Mirwais Ashraf, 2 runs, squirts this tossed up ball past the slip off the front foot

25.6

Ashwin to Mirwais Ashraf, no run

End of over 26 (4 runs) Afghanistan 97/7 (RR: 3.73)
Mirwais Ashraf    2* (2b)      R Ashwin    2-0-10-2
Samiullah Shenwari    3* (11b)      RA Jadeja    7-1-19-4

26.1

Jadeja to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, pushed to short extra cover

26.2

Jadeja to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, pushed down the track off the front foot

26.3

Jadeja to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, swept away in the air behind square leg

26.4

Jadeja to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, quick on the pads, he plays with bat in front and keeps it out

26.5

Jadeja to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, played with an open face to point

26.6

Jadeja to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, some turn and bounce as he bowls this slowly, is played out off the back foot

End of over 27 (1 run) Afghanistan 98/7 (RR: 3.62)
Mirwais Ashraf    2* (5b)      RA Jadeja    8-1-20-4
Samiullah Shenwari    4* (14b)      R Ashwin    2-0-10-2

27.1

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, beats the outside edge with this tossed up ball outside off

27.2

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, overpitched one pushed to extra cover

27.3

Ashwin to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, on the pad and worked straight to square leg

27.4

Ashwin to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, a leading edge off this fuller one to point as he tried to turn it to leg

27.5

Ashwin to Mirwais Ashraf, 2 runs, goes hard at a tossed up ball and flays it past extra cover, it is pulled back just inside the rope

27.6

Ashwin to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, goes straight on towards off and middle and is kept out off the back foot

End of over 28 (3 runs) Afghanistan 101/7 (RR: 3.60)
Mirwais Ashraf    4* (9b)      R Ashwin    3-0-13-2
Samiullah Shenwari    5* (16b)      RA Jadeja    8-1-20-4

28.1

Jadeja to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, flatter one outside off pushed to point

Rock: "Afghans had gained lot of respect from the last couple of games. Why they want to spoil it by playing such rash and irresponsible shots? Batting first and with so many overs left, atleast they should look to play out the overs. Disappointed!"

28.2

Jadeja to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, bowled a touch slower and pushed to extra cover off the front foot

28.3

Jadeja to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, lunges forward again, bat and pad together to defend to the off side

28.4

Jadeja to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, worked to the left of mid on and they rush across for the single

28.5

Jadeja to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, well done, allows it to come in with the angle, opens the bat face late and defends

28.6

Jadeja to Mirwais Ashraf, 1 run, turned behind square leg for a single

End of over 29 (2 runs) Afghanistan 103/7 (RR: 3.55)
Mirwais Ashraf    5* (11b)      RA Jadeja    9-1-22-4
Samiullah Shenwari    6* (20b)      R Ashwin    3-0-13-2

29.1

Ashwin to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, lots of flight and he attacks it but smashes it straight to extra cover

29.2

Ashwin to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, fuller one played out to the off side

29.3

Ashwin to Mirwais Ashraf, 1 run, pushed off the front foot and it runs towards vacant third man

round the wicket

29.4

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, pushes a full one softly in front of cover

29.5

Ashwin to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, almost sneaked through as he tried to work a tossed up ball to midwicket, it goes to the bowler instead

29.6

Ashwin to Mirwais Ashraf, 2 runs, eases an overpitched ball past extra cover

End of over 30 (4 runs) Afghanistan 107/7 (RR: 3.56)
Mirwais Ashraf    8* (16b)      R Ashwin    4-0-17-2
Samiullah Shenwari    7* (21b)      RA Jadeja    9-1-22-4

Sanath Rai: "Credit should be given to Indian Spinners ..they are bowling well this series"

Mishra back

30.1

Mishra to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, tossed up delivery played back softly

30.2

Mishra to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, flatter one cut hard to deep point

30.3

Mishra to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, driven hard and straight to the bowler

30.4

Mishra to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, beats him completely with one that turns and bounces, DK has to take it high to his right, and by that time the slim stumping chance has gone

30.5

Mishra to Mirwais Ashraf, no run

30.6

Mishra to Mirwais Ashraf, no run

End of over 31 (1 run) Afghanistan 108/7 (RR: 3.48)
Mirwais Ashraf    8* (20b)      A Mishra    7-0-17-0
Samiullah Shenwari    8* (23b)      R Ashwin    4-0-17-2

31.1

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, opens the face and runs this tossed up full ball behind point

31.2

Ashwin to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, turns in and bounces, is played softly off the back foot

31.3

Ashwin to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, fired in flat and is worked away to square leg

31.4

Ashwin to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, full one pushed to short extra cover

31.5

Ashwin to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, straighter one keeps low and is kept out neatly from crashing into off

31.6

Ashwin to Mirwais Ashraf, 1 wide, fired in at 94 kph down the leg side

31.6

Ashwin to Mirwais Ashraf, 1 run, full on middle and leg, forced to the right of mid on

End of over 32 (3 runs) Afghanistan 111/7 (RR: 3.46)
Mirwais Ashraf    9* (25b)      R Ashwin    5-0-20-2
Samiullah Shenwari    9* (24b)      A Mishra    7-0-17-0

Pratik: "Kohli should try Rohit also..!"

Abdul Sammy Noo: "The main problem with Afghan Batsman are the spin bowlers and pressure built after wickets falling. I hope they come up with a solution before they leave for WC2015."

32.1

Mishra to Mirwais Ashraf, OUT, he's been given by umpire Llong, and Mishra has a wicket finally after beating the bat so many times, tossed up googly, he pushes at it, thin inside edge onto pad and pops gently to slip

Mirwais Ashraf c Kohli b Mishra 9 (17m 26b 0x4 0x6) SR: 34.61

32.2

Mishra to Shapoor Zadran, no run, pushes a legbreak from the crease to short extra cover

32.3

Mishra to Shapoor Zadran, no run, bat well in front of pad to keep out this flighted ball

32.4

Mishra to Shapoor Zadran, no run, no clue about this one, it goes the other way from round the stumps, and is miles past the outside edge

32.5

Mishra to Shapoor Zadran, no run, plays with extreme caution and nudges to the leg side

32.6

Mishra to Shapoor Zadran, no run, lunges forward and across to keep out this one and survive the over

End of over 33 (wicket maiden) Afghanistan 111/8 (RR: 3.36)
Shapoor Zadran    0* (5b)      A Mishra    8-1-17-1
Samiullah Shenwari    9* (24b)      R Ashwin    5-0-20-2

33.1

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, 2 leg byes, tossed up into the pad, and runs fine, was he offering a shot, umpire thinks so and signals leg bye

33.2

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, full delivery played down the track

33.3

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, no run

33.4

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, pops up through vacant forward short leg as he pushes forward

33.5

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, another one pops up to where forward short leg would have been

33.6

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, fuller one pushed towards extra cover

End of over 34 (2 runs, maiden) Afghanistan 113/8 (RR: 3.32)
Samiullah Shenwari    9* (30b)      R Ashwin    6-1-20-2
Shapoor Zadran    0* (5b)      A Mishra    8-1-17-1

Jadeja back

34.1

Jadeja to Shapoor Zadran, no run, sharp turn for Jadeja, and batsman is hit high on the pad, headed down leg easily

34.2

Jadeja to Shapoor Zadran, 1 run, this could have been tight, they went for the single after a nudge to leg, throw bounced a tough high for the keeper and by the time he gathered it, the batsman had made it

34.3

Jadeja to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, played out to point

34.4

Jadeja to Samiullah Shenwari, SIX, superb connection on the sweep as he gets it high over fine leg

34.5

Jadeja to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, was there an outside edge here, it turned and bounced on Shenwari, and hit the keeper's glove before falling short of slip, can't be sure from replays

34.6

Jadeja to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, flatter one hit to sweeper cover

End of over 35 (8 runs) Afghanistan 121/8 (RR: 3.45)
Samiullah Shenwari    16* (34b 1x6)      RA Jadeja    10-1-30-4
Shapoor Zadran    1* (7b)      R Ashwin    6-1-20-2

batting Powerplay

35.1

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, tossed up quickish on middle and leg, nudged away

35.2

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, 91 kph and full on the pad, he can't do anything with it

35.3

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, makes some room outside leg and slogs this one to deep square leg, does not take the run

35.4

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, spins in to the right-hander from outside leg and is pushed away

35.5

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, changes the stance early and reverse-hits hard, comfortably clears point

35.6

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 wide

35.6

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, full on the pad, clipped to deep midwicket

End of over 36 (6 runs) Afghanistan 127/8 (RR: 3.52)
Samiullah Shenwari    21* (40b 1x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    7-1-26-2
Shapoor Zadran    1* (7b)      RA Jadeja    10-1-30-4

Shami returns for some pace finally after overs and overs of spin

36.1

Mohammed Shami to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, and first ball, he's been flat-batted down the ground for four, mid off had absolutely no chance with this

36.2

Mohammed Shami to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, hurries and bounces from just short of a length, there is width, he swings at it and misses

36.3

Mohammed Shami to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, fuller one knocked back to the bowler who stops it to his right

36.4

Mohammed Shami to Samiullah Shenwari, 2 runs, Mishra at mid on puts in a clumsy dive to his right but cannot stop the ball as it is forced through midwicket, there is a man in the deep though

36.5

Mohammed Shami to Samiullah Shenwari, no run

36.6

Mohammed Shami to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, another boundary, didn;t seem much more than a hurried jab but it was timed well enough to rush past mid off who was walking forward quickly

End of over 37 (10 runs) Afghanistan 137/8 (RR: 3.70)
Samiullah Shenwari    31* (46b 3x4 1x6)      Mohammed Shami    6-0-43-1
Shapoor Zadran    1* (7b)      R Ashwin    7-1-26-2

37.1

Ashwin to Shapoor Zadran, no run, beaten by a long way as he pushes forward at a tossed up offbreak

37.2

Ashwin to Shapoor Zadran, no run, bat in front of pad as he presses forward to smother a fuller one

37.3

Ashwin to Shapoor Zadran, no run, beaten again, as he plays well inside the line of a spinning offbreak, Kohli thinks there was an edge through to the keeper

37.4

Ashwin to Shapoor Zadran, no run, and again, too much turn for Shapoor to get some bat on the defensive prod

37.5

Ashwin to Shapoor Zadran, no run, finally gets some bat on ball as he nudges to leg

Over the stumps

37.6

Ashwin to Shapoor Zadran, OUT, change of line works as he fires this carrom ball in quick and full, Shapoor plays for the turn away from him and is caught in front of leg stump, replays show it would have clipped leg

Shapoor Zadran lbw b Ashwin 1 (19m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 7.69

End of over 38 (wicket maiden) Afghanistan 137/9 (RR: 3.60)
     R Ashwin    8-2-26-3
Samiullah Shenwari    31* (46b 3x4 1x6)      Mohammed Shami    6-0-43-1

Mishra back

38.1

Mishra to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, tries a big sweep, but misses as this legbreak spins across sharply and hits him on the body

38.2

Mishra to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, has a charge and a slog but cannot get it too far, turns down the single

38.3

Mishra to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, mishit clears extra cover comfortably and this time he takes the single

38.4

Mishra to Dawlat Zadran, 1 run, bends and carts a tossed up googly to deep midwicket

38.5

Mishra to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, waits for this to turn away and hits it to the sweeper

38.6

Mishra to Dawlat Zadran, no run, Mishra beats the bat by a mile again with a big tossed up legbreak

End of over 39 (3 runs) Afghanistan 140/9 (RR: 3.58)
Dawlat Zadran    1* (2b)      A Mishra    9-1-20-1
Samiullah Shenwari    33* (50b 3x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    8-2-26-3

39.1

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, bowls a carrom ball from round the stumps, pitches it outside leg and turns it into the right-hander who plays it back

39.2

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, from outside leg stump again, taken on the pad

39.3

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, nudged to short fine leg

39.4

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, sticking to the same leg-stump line, worked square

39.5

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, sweeps a full and quick one hard and beats backward square leg's dive

39.6

Ashwin to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, full on off and middle, he keeps strike with a single in front of square leg now

End of over 40 (5 runs) Afghanistan 145/9 (RR: 3.62)
Samiullah Shenwari    38* (56b 4x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    9-2-31-3
Dawlat Zadran    1* (2b)      A Mishra    9-1-20-1

40.1

Mohammed Shami to Samiullah Shenwari, 2 runs, swung hard to deep midwicket, and they will come back for the second

40.2

Mohammed Shami to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, sways inside the line of a short ball, looked to be trying to guide it over the keeper initially, but let it go

40.3

Mohammed Shami to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, smashes this full delivery straight to mid on

40.4

Mohammed Shami to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, well done, it is a slower ball, and he's adjusted to dab it behind point and also beaten third man

40.5

Mohammed Shami to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, takes the single off the fifth ball, down to long on

40.6

Mohammed Shami to Dawlat Zadran, no run, Shami has one delivery at the last man and gets in the yorker, but he does well to dig it out

End of over 41 (7 runs) Afghanistan 152/9 (RR: 3.70)
Dawlat Zadran    1* (3b)      Mohammed Shami    7-0-50-1
Samiullah Shenwari    45* (61b 5x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    9-2-31-3

Bhuvneshwar is back now

41.1

Kumar to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, rolls away off the pad as he fails to work it away square on the leg side

41.2

Kumar to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, length ball cracked past the bowler, but mid off runs around to field

41.3

Kumar to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, gets behind the line of this one on the stumps and blocks

41.4

Kumar to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, beaten by this slower one as he tries to square-drive

41.5

Kumar to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, calmly defends to short cover

41.6

Kumar to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, with the field up to prevent the single, he attacks this pitched up ball and lofts it over extra cover to move to 49

End of over 42 (4 runs) Afghanistan 156/9 (RR: 3.71)
Samiullah Shenwari    49* (67b 6x4 1x6)      B Kumar    7-1-23-0
Dawlat Zadran    1* (3b)      Mohammed Shami    7-0-50-1

42.1

Mishra to Dawlat Zadran, no run, tossed up widish outside off, and left alone as it spins and bounces

42.2

Mishra to Dawlat Zadran, no run, this one is flatter on the stumps but he gets the bat down in time

42.3

Mishra to Dawlat Zadran, no run, beaten as he tries to cut a big turner

42.4

Mishra to Dawlat Zadran, no run, moves forward confidently to defend this flighted one

42.5

Mishra to Dawlat Zadran, no run, super, huge googly, that came back in so much, and missed everything, batsman, stumps, keeper

42.6

Mishra to Dawlat Zadran, 1 wide

42.6

Mishra to Dawlat Zadran, no run, comes forward and defends this flatter googly

End of over 43 (1 run) Afghanistan 157/9 (RR: 3.65)
Dawlat Zadran    1* (9b)      A Mishra    10-1-21-1
Samiullah Shenwari    49* (67b 6x4 1x6)      B Kumar    7-1-23-0

43.1

Kumar to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, tries to hit this down the ground but cannot get much bat under it and mistimes it

43.2

Kumar to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, and again, Bhuvneshwar gets it very full and he cannot time the big drive

43.3

Kumar to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, gets it away this time, fifty to Shenwari from No 8 as he scythes a full delivery to long off

43.4

Kumar to Dawlat Zadran, no run, defends a good length ball off the front foot

43.5

Kumar to Dawlat Zadran, 1 run, bends and squirts this one out to third man

43.6

Kumar to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, a low full toss hit back to the bowler

Mahendra: "I hope all fans like me can't digest this inability of our bowlers to nab that last couple of wickets. I wonder if at all we will have a bowler for death innings in future.#feelingfrustrated"

End of over 44 (2 runs) Afghanistan 159/9 (RR: 3.61)
Samiullah Shenwari    50* (71b 6x4 1x6)      B Kumar    8-1-25-0
Dawlat Zadran    2* (11b)      A Mishra    10-1-21-1

Daud: "Thank you Samiullah Shenwari, for helping us post a less-embarrassing score. Well played, shame he didnt have much support."

44.1

Ashwin to Dawlat Zadran, no run, defends an offbreak comfortably off the front foot

44.2

Ashwin to Dawlat Zadran, no run, keeps out at a straighter one safely

44.3

Ashwin to Dawlat Zadran, no run, allows it to spin in and bounce from outside off and pushes it to the bowler

44.4

Ashwin to Dawlat Zadran, no run, quick and turns away from the right-hander this time, past the outside edge

44.5

Ashwin to Dawlat Zadran, no run, and again, this time he attacks the flighted ball, but it spins away and beats him again

44.6

Ashwin to Dawlat Zadran, no run, maiden 45th over as Dawlat cannot get this full delivery away

End of over 45 (maiden) Afghanistan 159/9 (RR: 3.53)
Dawlat Zadran    2* (17b)      R Ashwin    10-3-31-3
Samiullah Shenwari    50* (71b 6x4 1x6)      B Kumar    8-1-25-0

Sriram: "@Daud - There is no embarrassment. To see of 30 overs of spin is no mean task. The spirit that Afghanistan has shown is one that will have a lasting impact on fans watching this game!"

45.1

Mohammed Shami to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, very full and right on the stumps, squirted down to long off for no run

45.2

Mohammed Shami to Samiullah Shenwari, OUT, Shami has 50 ODI wickets, Shenwari tries to scoop this length ball to fine leg, misses as he gets down on his left knee, is hit on the leg in front of the stumps, and that is it for the Afghanistan innings

Samiullah Shenwari lbw b Mohammed Shami 50 (80m 73b 6x4 1x6) SR: 68.49

Ashwin says India expected Afghanistan to do well, and praises Shenwari and Noor Ali's efforts. Says Afghanistan play with pride and make it exciting for their fans

Afghanistan disintegrating against spin again but Shenwari's pushed them past 150. How much can the Afghan bowlers push the Indians now?

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