India and Afghanistan locked horns in their final game of the Asia Cup 2022 on 8th September, Thursday. Coming to the ongoing game, Afghanistan won the toss and asked the opposition to bat.
The skipper of the side, KL Rahul opened the innings along with Virat Kohli for the first time in this tournament. Both the batters went ruthless against the opposition as they smacked 52 runs in the powerplay overs.
Following that, both the batters completed their fifty and put up a huge partnership of 119 runs before KL Rahul returns to the dressing room, scoring 62 runs from 41 balls. After his dismissal, Suryakumar Yadav come it at number three and pulled a six off the very first ball he faced.
However, the right-handed batter returned to the pavilion on the very next ball he faced. After that, Rishabh Pant joined Virat Kohli as both the batters added 87 runs for the third wicket partnership. Moreover, Virat Kohli smashed his 71st century, the first in T20Is after more than 2 years.
Virat Kohli smashes his 71st Century:
He remained unbeaten on 122 runs with the help of 12 boundaries and 6 sixes. With the help of Virat Kohli's 71st hundred, India posted a huge total of 212 runs and asked the opposition to chase it down if they can.
Things have not gone well for the hosts as Bhuvneshwar Kumar went through their top-order and scalped 5 wickets while conceding just 4 runs in his spell. He removed both the openers Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz in the very first over he bowled.
Following that, in his next spell, he sent back Karim Janat and Najibullah Zadran and removed Azmatullah Omarzai in his final spell of the game. Besides, Virat Kohli was seen dancing to Punjabi songs when he was batting in the first inning of the game.
Ibrahim Zadran was the lone warrior as he ended up his inning, remaining unbeaten on 64 runs which consist of 4 boundaries and two sixes. After the game, Star Sports broadcasted Virat Kohli's 71st hundred with the KGF movie's theme song Sulthana.
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