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Asia Cup 2018: Mohammad Shahzad hits 5th ODI ton against MS Dhoni-led India

Mohammad Shahzad scored his fifth ODI century off 88 balls to lead Afghanistan's charge against MS Dhoni-led Indian team in an Asia Cup Super Four match in Dubai on Tuesday.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 25, 2018 19:42 IST ]
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Mohammad Shahzad celebrates after scoring a ton

Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad scored his fifth ODI century off 88 balls to guide his team to 131/4 in 28.1 overs against MS Dhoni-led Indian team in an Asia Cup Super Four match in Dubai on Tuesday. (IND vs AFG LIVE UPDATES)

Earlier, Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat against India in the final match of the Super Four stage at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. (LIVE SCORECARD)

Afghanistan made two changes to their team. Samiullah and Ihsanullah were replaced by Najibullah Zadran and Javed Ahmadi. (LIVE STREAMING)

Former India opener Virender Sehwag heaped praises on the 30-year-old batsman, saying: "Brilliant 100 from Mohammad Shahzad. Seems to be batting on a different wicket."

Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif didn't shy to call him one man army.

Former India batsman VVS Laxman joined in, saying: "This has been an incredible innings from Mohammad Shahzad. A century when the team score is 133/5 . Will need support from others to take Afghanistan to a respectable score."

India made wholesome changes in their playing XI by resting skipper Rohit Sharma and his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and the pace duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah

KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Deepak Chahar, Siddarth Kaul and Khaleel Ahmed have been included in the playing XI.

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