Twitter Reactions: Afghanistan stun India in a thrilling tie

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Afghanistan pulled off a dramatic tie with India in what was their third successive last-over thriller in the ongoing Asia Cup 2018.

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja hoped to guide India home in the chase of 253 for victory in Dubai, as they required 17 from the last three overs, 13 from two and seven from the last – but with only one wicket in hand.

Jadeja hit five from the first three balls of Rashid Khan’s final over before young Khaleel Ahmed managed a single, to leave scores level and Jadeja on strike with two balls left. When he mistimed a pull to mid-wicket to be caught for 25, Afghanistan celebrated as if it was a famous victory. There’s no doubt they had won a few hearts.

Earlier, Mohammad Shahzad slammed his maiden ODI hundred against India to help Afghanistan post a challenging total on the board. Mohammad Nabi then struck 64 off 56 deliveries to ensure the team was past the 250-run mark. Jadeja (3/46) and Kuldeep Yadav (2/38) shared five wickets between each other.

KL Rahul (60) and Ambati Rayudu (57) gave India a brilliant start with a 110-run stand for the opening wicket. However, India lost three wickets quickly with MS Dhoni becoming victim of umpire’s poor decision. Kedar Jadhav and Dinesh Karthik added 38 runs for the 5th wicket to bring India closer to victory but eventually, the trick target proved too much for India as the Men in Blue managed to do just enough to avoid a defeat.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to India vs Afghanistan ODI ending in a tie:

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