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Asia Cup 2022 | India end their campaign on high note after Kohli's century against Afghanistan

Virat Kohli recorded his first international hundred in nearly three years as India bowed out of the Asia Cup with a massive 101-run win over Afghanistan on September 8.

September 09, 2022 / 11:07 AM IST
Virat Kohli recorded his first international hundred in nearly three years as India bowed out of the Asia Cup with a massive 101-run win over Afghanistan on September 8. (Source: AP)
Virat Kohli recorded his first international hundred in nearly three years as India bowed out of the Asia Cup with a massive 101-run win over Afghanistan on September 8. (Source: AP)
Kohli, who made his last international century in November 2019 during a test match against Bangladesh, hit a blistering unbeaten 122 off just 61 balls and anchored India to 212-2. (Source: AP)
Kohli, who made his last international century in November 2019 during a test match against Bangladesh, hit a blistering unbeaten 122 off just 61 balls and anchored India to 212-2. (Source: AP)
Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled one of best spells in Twenty20 cricket by grabbing 5-4 with his brilliant swing bowling upfront before Afghanistan reached 111-8 and gave India its second-biggest win ever in a T20 international. (Source: AP)
Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled one of best spells in Twenty20 cricket by grabbing 5-4 with his brilliant swing bowling upfront before Afghanistan reached 111-8 and gave India its second-biggest win ever in a T20 international. (Source: AP)
Afghanistan, which won its group games against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, faltered in the Super 4 stage, losing all three of its games. India also couldn’t make it to the final after losing to Sunday’s finalists Pakistan and Sri Lanka. (Source: AP)
Afghanistan, which won its group games against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, faltered in the Super 4 stage, losing all three of its games. India also couldn’t make it to the final after losing to Sunday’s finalists Pakistan and Sri Lanka. (Source: AP)
Ibrahim Zadran top-scored with a gritty unbeaten 64 but the rest of the Afghanistan batting lineup crumbled against Kumar’s superb bowling with the new ball. (Source: AP)
Ibrahim Zadran top-scored with a gritty unbeaten 64 but the rest of the Afghanistan batting lineup crumbled against Kumar’s superb bowling with the new ball. (Source: AP)
Kohli grabbed an opportunity to open with stand-in captain KL Rahul after regular skipper Rohit Sharma was rested from India’s last game in the tournament. (Source: AP)
Kohli grabbed an opportunity to open with stand-in captain KL Rahul after regular skipper Rohit Sharma was rested from India’s last game in the tournament. (Source: AP)
Tuesday night’s one-wicket loss to Pakistan seemed to be still on the minds of Afghanistan’s players as Ibrahim dropped Kohli on the boundary edge before he scored his half century off 32 balls. (Source: AP)
Tuesday night’s one-wicket loss to Pakistan seemed to be still on the minds of Afghanistan’s players as Ibrahim dropped Kohli on the boundary edge before he scored his half century off 32 balls. (Source: AP)
Rahul and Kohli provided India a rollicking start of 119 runs off 76 balls before Rahul holed out at long-on after making 62 off 41 balls. (Source: AP)
Rahul and Kohli provided India a rollicking start of 119 runs off 76 balls before Rahul holed out at long-on after making 62 off 41 balls. (Source: AP)
But Kohli smacked both Afghanistan pace bowlers Fareed Ahmad (2-57) and Fazalhaq Farooqi (0-51) in the death overs in a stunning display of power-hitting that included some stunning flicks off his pads. (Source: AP)
But Kohli smacked both Afghanistan pace bowlers Fareed Ahmad (2-57) and Fazalhaq Farooqi (0-51) in the death overs in a stunning display of power-hitting that included some stunning flicks off his pads. (Source: AP)
Kohli raised his maiden T20 century in the penultimate over by hitting left-arm fast bowler Ahmed for a boundary and then raised his both arms with a broad smile by smashing a flat six over midwicket. (Source: AP)
Kohli raised his maiden T20 century in the penultimate over by hitting left-arm fast bowler Ahmed for a boundary and then raised his both arms with a broad smile by smashing a flat six over midwicket. (Source: AP)
Kohli, who hit 12 fours and six sixes, provided an ideal finish with two sixes and a four against Farooqi. Teammates applauded as he walked to the dressing room. (Source: AP)
Kohli, who hit 12 fours and six sixes, provided an ideal finish with two sixes and a four against Farooqi. Teammates applauded as he walked to the dressing room. (Source: AP)
Kohli dedicated his century to his wife Anushka Sharma, a Bollywood actress. (Source: AP)
Kohli dedicated his century to his wife Anushka Sharma, a Bollywood actress. (Source: AP)
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