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IND vs AFG Asia Cup 2022: India beat Afghanistan by 101 runs in their last Asia Cup encounter

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IND vs AFG: In what was their last match of the Asia Cup 2022, India beat Afghanistan by 101 runs to end their campaign on a winning note. India was playing the match for their pride and they played it in their most sensational manner. The Men in Blue made three changes to their playing XI. Skipper Rohit Sharma opted to rest along with Yuzvendra Chahal and Hardik Pandya.

The likes of Dinesh Karthik, Deepak Chahar and Axar Patel made their way into the playing XI. Virat Kohli opened the innings with KL Rahul after India was put into bat first. The duo started the innings cautiously but began opening their arms after a few overs.

Both started hitting boundaries from the 4th over itself and India ended the power play without losing a single wicket. The run-flow increased after the power play and the duo stitched a hundred-run opening partnership. KL Rahul got out in the 13th over after scoring 62 runs in 41 deliveries, including 6 fours and 2 sixes.

Virat Kohli, however, continues wreaking havoc with the bat. He didn’t spare spinners or pacers and looked at his very best. Not a lot of people had expected it but Virat Kohli went on to score his first ever century in a T20 international. With that, he ended his century drought, notching his 71st century in after 1023 days.

He played an unbeaten knock of 122 runs in 61 balls, including 12 fours and 6 sixes at a strike rate of 200. His knock helped his team reach a mammoth score of 212 runs at the end of the first innings.

With the ball, Bhuvneshwar Kumar turned out to be India’s hero. He came up with one of the best opening spells in T20 cricket. The Indian pacer put in an exhibition of swing bowling display as he scalped 5 wickets for just 4 runs in 4 overs. As a result, Afghanistan lost six wickets for 21 runs on the board. Ibrahim Zadran played a handy knock of 64 runs in 59 balls. It was his knock which helped the team reach 111 in 20 overs but lost the game by 101 runs.

IND vs AFG Brief Scores: India 212 for 2 (Kohli 122*, Rahul 62, Fareed 2-57) beat Afghanistan 111 for 8 (Ibrahim 64*, Bhuvneshwar 5-4) by 101 runs

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