India and Afghanistan met in the super four stages match, which saw MS Dhoni leading the Indian team for the 200th time in the ODI format.
India made five changes as Rohit, Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar, Chahal, and Bumrah got some rest as the team has already qualified for the finals. Deepak Chahar made his ODI debut and Kaul and KL Rahul came in the team.
The star for Afghanistan turned out to be Mohammad Shahzad who clobbered the Indian bowling to all parts of the ground to make 124 runs in 116 balls with 11 fours and 7 huge sixes. He kept going single-handedly, as wickets kept falling at the other end. Mohammad Nabi scored 64 (4 sixes and 3 fours) to power Afghanistan to 252/8 in 50 overs from 132/5.
Twitter was abuzz with activity as Shahzad kept hitting the best of the Indian bowlers to all parts as Deepak Chahar went for 37 runs in his four overs for one wicket on his debut.
Twitter applauded his belligerent century with appreciative tweets and we have collated some for you.
Check them out:
One man army literally today- Mohammad Shahzad , what an innings— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 25, 2018
Brilliant 100 from Mohammad Shahzad. Seems to be batting on a different wicket.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 25, 2018
This has been an incredible innings from Mohammad Shahzad. A century when the team score is 133/5 . Will need support from others to take Afghanistan to a respectable score #INDvAFG— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) September 25, 2018
It’s still a game of skills above all. #MohdShahzad— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) September 25, 2018
Scintillating ton by Shahzad ???????? Best quality about Afghanistan team is their gumption and grit. When 4 wickets fell in a heap it appeared might not even get 150-160— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) September 25, 2018
Must be an incredible game. Shahzad 103 out of 132 (89) . The other batsmen have strike rates of 26, 75 and 35. Only one boundary struck by another player!!— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 25, 2018
What a brilliant innings this has been from @MShahzad077. Absolute fearless cricket against one of the better ODI teams in the world. A big congratulations to you on your amazing century. #INDvAFG #AsiaCup2018 pic.twitter.com/jnT7o7upIl— surya77 (@surya_14kumar) September 25, 2018