As India defeated Afghanistan by 101 runs in their final game of the Asia Cup, Kohli finally completed his wait for his 71st international century, which was a tremendous weight off of his shoulders. Kohli smashed Fareed Ahmed for a six to bring up his maiden T20I ton in style, ending a wait of more than two years and nine months.
Virat Kohli, who was called up the order and given the opportunity to bat, gave India a solid start. He and stand-in skipper KL Rahul put together India's highest opening stand of the current Asia Cup. With all wickets in hand, the pair scored 52 runs together during the powerplay. Ibrahim Zadran, who played an undefeated 64 off 59, was the only player to contribute some runs to the Afghanistan team.