Media Release
25 September, 2018

The India and Afghanistan Unimoni Asia Cup 2018 match in Dubai went right down to the wire to end in a scintillating tie. India are already through to the final and will await the result of Wednesday’s match between Pakistan and Bangladesh in Abu Dhabi. This is a virtual semi-final.

Below are details of the result from earlier today.

Afghanistan v India at Dubai
Afghanistan won the toss and chose to bat
Afghanistan: 252 for 8 off 50 overs (M.Shahzad 124, M.Nabi 64; R.Jajeda 3-46)
India: 252 all out off 49.5 overs (KL.Rahul 60, A.Rayudu 57, D.Karthik 44)
Man of the Match: Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan)


“It is really a proud moment for me and my team, because we have played super cricket in this Asia Cup, winning the first two games in the first round and then qualifying for the Super 4. Here we finished two close games and we were unlucky we couldn’t finish with a win in the last two matches. But the way we have finished today I think I am feeling proud and the credit goes to the players for the way they have played in the entire tournament. It shows the consistency and commitment of our performance that we have shown in this tournament. I am very happy and satisfied, it is also an important moment in history for Afghanistan because we have never played like this in the Asia Cup before. We were unlucky not to qualify for the final, but we hope we will do that next time”


“In the last two years we have seen the remarkable improvement Afghanistan has made as a team. We have seen the likes of Rasheed Khan, Mujeeb, and Nabi. All these guys have been playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and are still performing around the world in different franchises, playing franchisee cricket. Overall as a team Afghanistan are no walkovers, they are really competitive One Day and T20I side, and they keep proving it over and over again. The way they played today, it was very exciting as a cricket game, and you want to be part of such games where you want to compete till the end. If the result had gone in our favour it would have been good, nonetheless I am still happy to play a game like this.”

Below is the schedule for the Super 4 stage of the Unimoni Asia Cup 2018

SUPER 4 Matches start at 1530
Wed 26 Sep Pakistan v Bangladesh at Abu Dhabi
Fri 28 Sep Super 4 1st v 2nd at Dubai

For further details, please contact:
Roshni Jayakrishnan
Media Consultant,
Dubai Sports City
Tel: +971 52 631 6535
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Filed September 26th, 2018