On this day, in 2014, in the 12th edition of Asia Cup, Afghanistan faced their neighbour India for the first time in ODIs in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Before coming to this match, Afghanistan had already lost two matches against Sri Lanka and Pakistan but registered an emphatic victory against Bangladesh. Oozing with confidence, Mohammad Nabi-led Afghanistan had a positive start after India invited them to bat. Opener Noor Ali Zadran played some beautiful strokes. But soon wickets started falling as they could not handle India’s spin attack comprising Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Amit Mishra. Later in the innings, Samiullah Shenwari gave some hope with his 73-ball 50 as they stretched their total to 159 after losing all 10 wickets. Jadeja was pick of the bowler for India with 4 for 30. India chased the target with ease after both the openers Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan had scored fifties. India won the match by 8 wickets. Interestingly, not MS Dhoni but Virat Kohli was captaining India in that match. Moreover, this was India and Afghanistan’s third meet in international cricket, as they had clashed earlier in 2010 and 2012 World T20.