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Man of the Match Ravindra Jadeja says that the wicket was a bit slow and hence he tried to bowl slow through the air and get some spin. Adds that before the game started, the coach told them that this was another international game and they should focus on achieving the victory.
Virat Kohli says that it was a complete performance from the team. Adds that it was very hard for the players to motivate themselves after knowing that they were knocked out of the tournament. But the guys were relaxed and executed their plans well. Adds that the batting order was changed to give some players a chance to be out in the middle and get some batting practice as the guys like Rahane and Karthik are new in the middle order. Mentions that the basic errors cost them in the tournament.
Mohammad Nabi says that it was a great tournament for the Afghanistan cricket team. Adds that they learnt a lot from this tournament and that beating Bangladesh was the high point. Adds that Ashwin and Jadeja bowled brilliantly, their batsmen batted pretty well for the first 10 overs but then the Indian spinners dominated proceedings. Mentions that if they are given more chances to play against the full-member sides it would be great for Afghanistan cricket.
Although Afghanistan lost comprehensively, they can learn a lot from this tournament. They were very good against Pakistan and gave them a scare. Then they beat Bangladesh and proved to the world that they have the talent and the appetite to fight it out on the biggest stage against tough teams. They would look at this tournament as a learning curve.
A comprehensive victory for India, they win with a bonus point and end the tournament on a high. The spinners, led by Jadeja, helped them bowl out Afghanistan for a paltry total. Chasing the target, Rahane promoted up the order, vindicated the decision as he and Dhawan added 121 runs for the first wicket. Both the openers scored their respective half-centuries and then departed. Karthik and Sharma then made sure that there were no more slip-ups as they powered India to a thumping victory.
Samiullah Shenwari to Rohit Sharma
FOUR! That's it! India win by 8 wickets. Loopy and full outside off, Sharma leans forward and drives it through cover for a boundary.
Goes back and clips it wide of mid-wicket for a couple. Just 4 required for a win now!
Shapoor Zadran to Dinesh Karthik
Low full toss outside off, Karthik mistimes his drive to mid off.
Defended off the front foot by Karthik presenting the full face of the bat.
Comes forward and clips it to mid-wicket.
Nearly drags it on! Good length delivery on off, Karthik looks to defend from the crease but gets a bottom edge which bounce on the ground and goes over the stumps.
Shapoor Zadran to Rohit Sharma
Stays in his crease and clips it to square leg for a single.
A tad full outside off, Sharma drives it to cover.
Samiullah Shenwari to Dinesh Karthik
FOUR! Just over the fielder! Short outside off, Karthik rocks back and pulls it over the leaping mid on fielder for a boundary.
Leans forward and pushes it to short extra cover.
Comes forward and pushes it to long off for one.
Length delivery outside off, spinning away. Sharma leaves it alone.
Length delivery, very wide outside off, Karthik chases it for the cut but gets an outside edge wide of short third man for a single.
Full outside off, Sharma drives it to long off for a single.