‘Tie to Remember’: Tharoor, Sehwag React to India-Afghanistan Draw

India (252) and Afghanistan (252/8) end with scores level in a thrilling last-over finish.

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Afghanistan cricketers celebrate after drawing with India in their final Super Four match.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s comeback as a skipper, albeit for a game, ended in a thrilling tie against Afghanistan in their final Super Four match of the Asia Cup on Tuesday, 25 September.

Needing seven off the final over, India 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. The match ended in a tie – the first time an ODI was a draw in the Asia Cup.

Even though this was a dead rubber and Afghanistan didn’t manage to win, Twitter lauded the team’s show in the match, and tournament.

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