India beat Afghanistan equal to 101 runs in yesterday’s Super 4 match (September 8) of 2022 Asian Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Sent to the bat after losing a toss, Men in Blue gives a 212 imposed on two like Virat kohli finally broke the drought of his century. In pursuit of the colossal total, Afghanistan increased to 111 for eight people like the average person Bhuvneshwar Kumar register unbelievable numbers of five for four.
With India being eliminated from the Asian Cup, captain Rohit Sharma decided to take a break on his own. KL Rahul was made captain of the match, while Kohli opened the rounds with him. The new opening pair had a great value, adding 119 runs. While Kohli hit 122* just 61 balls, Rahul scored 62 out of the 41 serves needed.
The openers went into the trench by hitting a four each off Fazalhaq Farooq in the third inning. They did not look back after that. In the final part of the power match, Kohli defeated Mujeeb Ur Rahman in the fourth and sixth rounds as India passed the 50-run mark.
He hit 50 of 32 balls with a shot from Azmatullah Omarzai to end the 11m. Next, Rahul also reached half a century after consecutively defeating Mohammad Nabi.
Rahul devised a game that lasted Fareed Ahmad was six. There was some respite for Afghanistan when Rahul headed the next pass, a diagonal pass to make a long shot. Suryakumar Yadav stepped in and made the first ball he faced in six hours. However, he was in the next ball, Fareed from the bottom serving the ball into his tree.
At the other end, the Kohli show continues. In the 16th round, the batter confidently unleashed Rashid Khan with his maximum long shot. He continued to find boundaries at will to race to 90 with two passes. It only took two deliveries for Kohli to go from 90 to 100, his first triple-digit score since November 2019.
After smashing the first ball from Fareed between long and long for four times, he pulled the next ball through midwicket to the maximum depth. No angry celebrations though. He flashed a big smile, looked up at the sky and kissed his wedding ring. Could this be the beginning of Kohli 2.0?
The makeshift opener’s carnage continues in the finale as he beats the first three deliveries from Farooqi for 6,6.4.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s 5 gives 4 Afghan stuns
Even as Afghanistan were reeling from Kohli’s blow, Bhuvneshwar gave them no time to recover, recording sensational numbers of 5 to 4. Ibrahim Zadran (64 * off 59) fought a single match for Afghanistan, making sure they at least cross the 100-game mark.
Bhuvneshwar gave India a spectacular start, overcoming both of Afghanistan’s opening goals in the opening match. The first time he traps Hazratullah Zazai lbw for a duck with a straight full serve after pitching in the middle and foot. Then he threw the ball to Rahmanullah Gurbanz (0) through the gate with a good length of the ball.
The Indian tennis player, who has been praised for his under-performing performances in the tournament, added two more goals in his second match as well as dropping his hit percentage to nine to four. . Karim Janat (two) took the lead over Kohli in a slip, while Najibullah Zadran (0) was stuck dead in front of a tree with one person in the shadow.
Afghanistan lost half of their team in 20 when Arshdeep Singh had Mohammad Nabi lbw for seven. Bhuvneshwar then completed a memorable five-point run with a knuckle ball that Azmatullah Omarzai (one) chipped to shield. Ibrahim and Rashid managed to hit a few boundaries before the latter fell to Deepak Hooda 15, delivering a deep midwicket hit.
Mujeeb (18) also came on and hit two fours and sixs before he was cleared by Ravichandran Ashwin’s carom. India decided to give the last things to Dinesh Karthik. Ibrahim helped himself get past two easy six points, hitting the 50 mark as well as passing his team 100.
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Kohli played a special knock-out to bring India to an imposing total after they beat first. Reserve captain Rahul has contributed an impressive half-century. On the bowling front, Bhuvneshwar blew Afghanistan away with his 5 games.
For Afghanistan, Ibrahim’s 64* defiance was the only performance worth noting.
While Bhuvneshwar is the real contender for the Man of the Match, Kohli has won it in his flourishing century, his first in the T20Is.