The result doesn’t change anything as far as the Asia Cup is concerned as both India and Afghanistan are out of the tournament – but the win, and the sheer magnitude of it, puts India in good stead going into the T20 World Cup. They would be disappointed not going through to the final but their biggest take away from this tournament would be Kohli’s return to form. Afghanistan were emphatic in the group stages but couldn’t replicate the performances in the Super Four stage.
Brief Scores: India 212/2 in 20 overs (Kohli 122*; Fareed Ahmad 2-57) beat Afghanistan 111/8 in 20 overs (Ibrahim Zadran 64*; Bhuvneshwar 5-4) by 101 runs
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