Super 4 match between India vs Afghanistan of Asia Cup 2022 started on Thursday 08 September in Dubai. India won the match by 101 runs.
Batting first India scored a gigantic score of 212 runs losing only 2 wickets. Afghanistan were reduced to 111 runs in 20 overs at the loss of 8 wickets. Virat Kohli scored a magnificent century and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took convincing fifer.
Afghanistan won the toss and chose to bowl first. India decided to rest regular captain Rohit Sharma. Captain for the match KL Rahul and Virat Kohli opened the batting. They gave a blistering start where every Afghan bowlers were punished. KL Rahul finished his innings scoring 62 runs in 41 balls. Virat Kohli opened the innings and owned the match. He finally scored his 71st international century. He remained not out scoring 122 runs in 61 balls with 12 fours and 6 sixes. After Kohli’s innings the score was out of reach for Afghanistan batters. No bowler succeed to make an impression in the first innings. Though Fareed Ahmed took 2 wickets but giving out 57 runs in four overs.
In the second innings, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took the charge of finishing Afghanistan’s hopes of winning. He took two wickets in the first over itself. Apart from Ibrahim Zadran, no batter could make runs. Ibrahim Zadran scored 64 runs in 59 balls.
For India, Bhuvneshwar recorded his best figures taking 5 wickets giving only 4 runs in 4 overs. Arshdeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin and Deepak Hooda took 1 wicket each.
Virat Kohli won the Player of the match award for scoring his long awaited century and his first in T20Is