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Mirpur: Mar 6, 2014
Statistical highlights of the one-dayer between India and Afghanistan in the Asia Cup 2014 match at Mirpur on Wednesday.
# Shikhar Dhawan (60 off 78 balls) has registered his seventh fifty in One-Day Internationals — his sixth in a winning cause.
# Dhawan is the leading run-getter for India in the Asia Cup 2013-14, aggregating 192 at an average of 48.00, including two fifties.
# India have won 26 and lost 16 out of 43 ODIs contested at the Asia Cup (NR 1) — success percentage 61.90.
# Ajinkya Rahane (56 off 66 balls) has recorded his second fifty at the Asia Cup — his fifth in ODIs.
# Rahane’s aforesaid knock is his second fifty as an opener in ODIs. His career-best 91 against England at Mohali on October 20, 2011 was also as an opener.
# Rahane has recorded two fifty-plus innings in an ODI series for the first time. He has posted three fifties in five innings under Virat Kohli’s captaincy.
# Rahane and Dhawan were associated in a stand of 121 — the first century partnership for any wicket against Afghanistan at the Asia Cup. Kumar Sangakkara and Dinesh Chandimal had managed 74 for the fourth wicket for Sri Lanka against Afghanistan at Dhaka on March 3, 2014.
# The aforesaid partnership is India’s fourth century stand for the opening wicket at the Asia Cup — one each vs Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Bangladesh.
# Manoj Prabhakar and Sachin Tendulkar put on 161 vs Sri Lanka at Sharjah on April 9, 1995 — the highest opening stand for India at the Asia Cup.
# Ravindra Jadeja (4 for 30) has recorded his best bowling figures at the Asia Cup, bettering the three for 30 vs Sri Lanka at Fatullah on February 28, 2014.
# Jadeja has got his ninth Man of the Match award in ODIs.
# Samiullah Shenwari (50 off 73 balls) has registered his fifth fifty in ODIs.
# The aforesaid knock is his second fifty at the Asia Cup — the highest being 81 against Bangladesh at Fatullah on March 1, 2014.
# Shenwari became the second number eight batsman to post a fifty at the Asia Cup — the first being Mohammad Tauqir (UAE) — 55 vs India at Dambulla on July 16, 2004.
# Shenwari has totalled 151 runs at an average of 37.75, including two fifties, in four innings at the Asia Cup.
# Asghar Stanikzai, with 162 runs at an average of 54.00 in four matches, is the leading run-getter for Afghanistan at the Asia Cup.
# Ravichandran Ashwin (3 for 31) has produced his best bowling figures at the Asia Cup, surpassing the 3 for 39 vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka on March 13, 2012.
# Ashwin’s above figures are his best overseas, eclipsing the 3 for 32 vs Sri Lanka at Perth on February 8, 2012.
# The two leading Indian wicket-takers in the Asia Cup 2014 are — Ravichandran Ashwin (9 at 18.55) and Mohammed Shami (9 at 25.55).
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