Afghanistan vs India

Match info: Asia Cup 2014 at Shere Bangla National Stadium

Date: 5th Mar 2014 Umpires: B F Bowden and N J Llong

50-over match

Home team and score Away team score

Afghanistan

159 All out (45.2 Overs)

Result

India

160/2 (32.2 Overs)

India win by 8 wickets

  • Last Updated: March 5 2014, 15:36 GMT

India cruised to a crushing win over Afghanistan in their Asia Cup dead-rubber in Mirpur.

Shikhar Dhawan: Guided India to an emphatic victory
Shikhar Dhawan: Guided India to an emphatic victory

The Indians came into the match knowing their slim chances of making the final had been ended after Pakistan beat Bangladesh on Tuesday, and took their frustrations out with an eight-wicket triumph, half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane proving decisive.

India's hopes of progressing from the league stage were ultimately undone by losses to Sri Lanka and Pakistan, who will contest Saturday's final.

Afghanistan have impressed on their Asia Cup debut, having unexpectedly won their match with Bangladesh at the weekend, but they were comfortably outclassed on Wednesday as India romped to victory with 106 balls to spare.

Chasing down Afghanistan's meagre total of 159 all out, India got across the line with plenty in hand as Dhawan's 60 and Rahane's 56 laid a solid foundation before Rohit Sharma (18 not out) and Dinesh Karthik (21no) completed the task.


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