India, who went as favourites in their last Super Four game against Afghanistan in the ongoing Asia Cup 2018, had to contend with a thrilling tie in Dubai on Tuesday.
Defending 252, Afghanistan managed to dismiss the opposition for the same amount of runs, despite India being 110/0 in the 18th over. Needing seven off the final over, the Men in Blue had the match almost in the bag when Ravindra Jadeja (25 off 34) hit a four on the second ball. A couple of singles followed with India needing a run off two balls for a win.
Jadeja, however, ended up scooping the ball for a regulation catch at midwicket, cutting short India’s joy and sending Afghanistan players into ecstasy.
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It was the eighth time in the ODI history of Indian cricket that a match ended in a tie.
Here’s a look at all the tied ODI matches for India:
India vs West Indies, December 6, 1991, WACA Ground, Perth
It was a first-ever tied ODI match for India. After setting the target of 127 for West Indies in the World Series match at Perth, Sachin Tendulkar picked up three wickets to bowl out their opponents for 126, ending the match in a tie.
India vs Zimbabwe, November 18, 1993, Nehru Stadium, Indore
India set a target of 249 for Zimbabwe in the Wisden Hero Cup. With Manoj Prabhakar taking a wicket in the final ball, Zimbabwe were bowled out for 248 and the match resulted in a thrilling draw.
India vs Zimbabwe, January 27, 1997, Boland Park, Paarl (South Africa)
Chasing the total of 237 in the third ODI against Zimbabwe, India were bowled out for 236 in the final over.
India vs England, February 27, 2011, MA Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
In the 2011 World Cup clash against England, India set a target of 339 for the opponents. England managed to score 338/8 in their full quota of 50 overs, courtesy Andrew Strauss’s magnificent 158.
India vs England, September 11, 2011, Lord’s, London
In a rain-affected match against England at the iconic Lord’s in 2011, India scored 280. But due to the D/L method, the target was reduced to 271 for England who managed to score 270 in their reduced quota of overs.
India vs Sri Lanka, February 14, 2012, Adelaide Oval
Chasing a total of 237 in the 5th ODI against Sri Lanka of the Commonwealth Bank tri-series including Australia, India managed to reach 236/9 in 50 overs with then captain MS Dhoni scoring three runs in the final ball.
India vs New Zealand, January 25, 2014, Eden Park, Auckland
Chasing a total of 315 set by New Zealand in the third ODI, India managed to score 314 in their stipulated quota of 50 overs.
India vs Afghanistan, September 25, 2018, Dubai International Stadium
Chasing 252 against Afghanistan in their final Super Four fixture in Asia Cup 2018, India were bowled out for the exact amount of runs with Ravindra Jadeja as the last wicket for the Men in Blue in the last over.