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Dhawan's efforts in a winning cause; Rahane under captain Kohli

Last updated on: March 06, 2014 11:07 IST

Six of Dhawan's seven fifties have come in a winning cause

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India ended their campaign in the Asia Cup with a consolation eight-wicket victory over debutants Afghanistan, in Mirpur, on Wednesday.

After dismissing Afghanistan for a paltry 159 in 45.2 overs, Virat Kohli's team chased down the target in 32.2 overs to clinch a bonus point from the dead rubber.

Statistical highlights from the match.

- Scorecard

# Shikhar Dhawan (60 off 78 balls) registered his seventh fifty in ODIs, his sixth in a winning cause. 

# Dhawan is the leading run-getter for India in 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.


Image: India's Shikhar Dhawan (left) and Ajinkya Rahane run between the wickets against Afghanistan in their Asia Cup match in Dhaka
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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Rahane has posted three fifties under Kohli's captaincy

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Ajinkya Rahane (56 off 66 balls) scored his second fifty in 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. 

# He has 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 scored 74 for the fourth wicket for Sri Lanka against Afghanistan at Dhaka on March 3, 2014.


Image: India's Ajinkya Rahane celebrates after scoring a half century against Afghanistan
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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Jadeja got his ninth Man of the Match award in ODIs

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The aforesaid partnership is India's fourth century stand for the opening wicket at the Asia Cup -- one each versus Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Bangladesh. 

# Manoj Prabhakar and Sachin Tendulkar put on 161 versus Sri Lanka at Sharjah on April 9, 1995 -- the highest opening stand for India at the Asia Cup.

# Ravindra Jadeja (4-30) registered his best bowling figures at the Asia Cup, bettering the 3 for 30 versus Sri Lanka at Fatullah on February 28, 2014.

# Jadeja got his ninth Man of the Match award in ODIs. 

# Samiullah Shenwari (50 off 73 balls) 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.


Image: Indian players celebrate after picking a wicket
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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Shenwari registered his fifth fifty in ODIs

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Shenwari became the second number eight batsman to post a fifty in the Asia Cup, the first being Mohammad Tauqir (UAE), who scored 55 versus 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 (3-31) produced his best bowling figures in the Asia Cup, surpassing the 3 for 39 versus Sri Lanka at Dhaka on March 13, 2012.

# Ashwin's above figures are his best overseas, eclipsing the 3 for 32 versus 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).


Image: Afghanistan's Samiullah Shenwari celebrates after scoring a half century against India
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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