Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    12.3 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 55/3
    5.1 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 30/1
    12.1 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? 54/2
    14.3 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 60/4
    17.1 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 64/5
    20.6 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 83/6
    25.4 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 95/7
    45.2 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 159/10
    32.1 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 111/8
    37.6 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 137/9
    not out
    14 (lb 2, w 12)
    159 all out (45.2 Overs, RR: 3.5)
    Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Nawroz Mangal, 5.1 ov), 2-54 (Rahmat Shah, 12.1 ov), 3-55 (Noor Ali Zadran, 12.3 ov), 4-60 (Asghar Afghan, 14.3 ov), 5-64 (Najibullah Zadran, 17.1 ov), 6-83 (Mohammad Nabi, 20.6 ov), 7-95 (Mohammad Shahzad, 25.4 ov), 8-111 (Mirwais Ashraf, 32.1 ov), 9-137 (Shapoor Zadran, 37.6 ov), 10-159 (Samiullah Shinwari, 45.2 ov)
    B Kumar812503.12374010
    Mohammed Shami7.205026.81298040
    A Mishra1012112.10430010
    RA Jadeja1013043.00451200
    R Ashwin1033133.10433020

Match Notes

Opening stand


Balls Afghanistan's opening partnership survived today, their highest in this Asia Cup



Najibullah Zadran's score when he was dropped by Virat Kohli at slip in the 17th over

Dhawan v Spin


Dhawan's average against spinners. Against seamers, it drops down to 29.12



Dhawan's score when dropped by Shenwari at point in the 14th over