We hardly come across the ODI games getting tied. One such instance took on the other night when India locked horns against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup 2018 clash in Dubai. Meanwhile, we listed out eight a modest when India tied ODI games in ODI cricket. 8 instances when India tied ODI games here –
8 Times When India Tied a Game in ODI Cricket –
8. India vs Windies at Perth in 1991 –
It was one of the crazy games in the cricket history which was led by Mohammed Azharuddin for India. It was the match when the current head coach of team India, Ravi Shastri opened the innings for India.
The low-scoring clash saw the Indians scored only 126 runs on the board at the historic venue. Apart from Ravi Shastri, none of the batsmen failed to tackle the Windies bowling attack.
In reply to the small chase, Indian bowlers responded well to thrashed Windies’ batsman. They finely outsmarted their batsman to tie the game.
When it required one run of the remaining nine overs, Sachin Tendulkar, who was bowling his first over got the final wicket to bring cheers for India.
7. India vs Zimbabwe at Indore in 1993:
It was the five-team tournament in India. India was playing alongside Sri Lanka, South Africa, Zimbabwe and the Windies. In one of those matches, the game between India and Zimbabwe remained as an epic clash.
Once again, it was Mohammed Azharuddin, who was leading the team and Sachin Tendulkar was batting at number six for the team. Initially, India scored a fighting 248 runs on the board with the help of Manoj Prabhakar’s 91.
In reply, Andy Flower finely started things but the middle-order failure pushed Indians back in the game. When it required one run off the last ball, India managed to affect a runout, thus ending the game as a tie.
6. India vs Zimbabwe at Paarl in 1997:
Once again Zimbabwe makes it to the list. It was the Standard Bank One-Day Series. This time, it was Zimbabwe, who was batting first on a wicket that was supporting the bowlers.
The masterful knock by the skipper, Campbell and the late blitz by the tail-enders helped Zimbabwe put 236 runs on the board. Venkatesh Prasad picked three wickets to his name under Sachin Tendulkar’s captaincy.
In reply, Sourav Ganguly and Robin Singh were the only batsmen, who tackled Zimbabwean attack firmly. The keeper Karim also stood strong, but in the end, all the effort went in vain, as the game ended in a tie.
5. India vs England at Bangalore in 2011:
It was the game best remembered for the exploits of Andrew Strauss and Sachin Tendulkar. Zaheer Khan also played a massive role in the second innings of the game to do the job for the team.
Initially, Indian top-order batted beautifully to give a great start for the team. However, the lack of finishing touch pushed India to register only 338 on the board which once looked like scoring over 400+.
In reply, England batted freely by knocking the boundaries often than not. Andrew Strauss, in particular, looked in great touch and was combined by Ian Bell, who was in terrific form at that point.
After registering a fine 170-run partnership, Zaheer Khan opened gates for India to push for the victory. Just when things turned in India’s way, England once again pulled the things back.
However, it ended in a tie, as Swann got one run when it required two off one ball. However, India went on to lift the ICC World Cup in that year.
4. India vs England at Lords in 2011 –
In the very same year, India and England once again involved in a drawn game. However, this was a bit of a dramatical ending which kept the fans googling their tabs for the real procedure of D/L method.
However, the rain had thoroughly intervened the game in the second innings of the game. Initially, it was Suresh Raina’s heroics coupled with MS Dhoni’s timely knock that saw India put a decent 280 runs on the board.
In reply, India managed to bag early wickets, but Ravi Bopara and Ian Bell continued their ominous form to put India at bay. However, the wicket of Ian Bell opened gates for India at the crucial stage.
Though India sealed the momentum, Ravi Bopara pulled it back in England’s favour with stunning hits. Just when things looked interesting, rain intervened and the D/L method suggested a tie.
3. India vs Sri Lanka at Adelaide in 2012 –
It was the tri-series in Australia. The game between India and Sri Lanka kept fans on the edge of the seat with their scintillating cricketing stuff. It was a low-scoring thriller by the Asian teams on the Australian soil.
Initially, it was Sri Lanka who batted first and scored a moderate total of 236 on the board. Apart from Dinesh Chandimal and Jayawardene, none of the Sri Lankans tackled the Indian bowlers.
In reply, India started the thing well with Gautam Gambhir knocking the ball as sweetly as it is possible. However, none of the other batsmen paired up with him. Just when things are in favour of Sri Lanka, MS Dhoni batted superbly to take the team near to the total.
But, the splendid over by Lasith Maling restricted India to the very same 236 runs of the board. It was a stunning game of cricket that took the headlines of the media by a storm.
2. India vs New Zealand at Auckland in 2014:
Yet another game that took better of the fans nerve. It was the game best remembered for Ravindra Jadeja and Ashwin’s brilliance with the bat in the lower-order slots.
Initially, Martin Guptill showed his aggressive side to Indians by knocking the ball to the fence often than not. The stunning century coupled with Kane Williamson’s half-century helped Kiwis to put 314 runs on the board.
In reply, Indians got the worst start as they lost 4 wickets for just 79 runs on the board. However, MS Dhoni, Ashwin and Jadeja knocked the fifties to draw the game. Corey Anderson was the star with the ball who picked up a five-wicket haul.
1. India vs Afghanistan at Dubai in 2018:
Another nail-biter that would be remembered for ages. Initially, it was all about Mohammed Shahzad, who stole the show with his audacious shots. He never looked like backing away as he kept Indians chasing the leather more often than not. Apart from Shahzad, none of the batsmen showed their worth against Indians.
Meanwhile, another fine knock from Mohammed Nabi lifted the souls in the Afghanistan unit. The blitz in the last overs helped Afghanistan put a moderate total on the board.
In reply to the chase, MS Dhoni-led side started things in a stunning way as KL Rahul and Ambati Rayudu showed their skills. However, a couple of wrong decisions and Afghanistan’s bowling suddenly left India reeling.
The matured batting by Jadeja lifted India to come close to the target but when they required 1 run for the victory, the mistimed pull left the match tied.
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