India defeated Afghanistan by 101 runs thanks to Virat Kohli's first T20I century and 71st overall in international Cricket. Batting first India scored 212/2 in 20 overs thanks to Kohli's ton. Later, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar's 5-4 in 4 overs helped India mark their second largest victory (in terms of runs) in T20Is.
While Kohli continued his successful run with the bat in the tournament, KL Rahul took advantage of the opportunity to reach a respectable half-century. A large total was produced thanks to the pair's 119-run partnership for the first wicket. Kohli who has been chasing to get to a three-figure mark for more than three years, appeared to be in incredible touch and smashed boundaries at will. His 122 runs off just 61 balls, which was also his first T20I century, helped India reach a score of 212 for 2, with Rahul contributing 62.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India's top swing bowler, demonstrated how good he can be in response when the circumstances are favorable. The seamer quickly moved through Afghanistan's batting order, bringing them to 26 for 6 in no time. He finished with astounding figures of 5 for 4 in his 4 overs after picking up a five-wicket haul himself.
Rashid Khan and Ibrahim Zadran rotated the strike for a time in an effort to manage the situation and make sure they weren't all out. Zadran, who was still unbeaten at 64, contributed significantly to Afghanistan's final score of 111 for 8 in their 20 overs.
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