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India beat Afghanistan by 74 runs in Emerging Teams meet

Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 

defeated by a comfortable margin of 74 runs in their opening match of the 3rd ACC Emerging Teams here Friday.

Sent into bat at the CCC Grounds, scored 281 for eight in the allotted 50 overs and then bowled out for 207 in 44.4 overs.

Middle-order batsman Deepak Hooda's scintillating century helped post a solid score and then the bowlers, led by off-spinning (3/37) and supported by (3/41), cleaned up

Hooda scored 105.

India lost Ruturaj Gaikwad in the second over as struck early for Afghanistan. Wicketkeeper-batsman Ankush Bains and one-drop added 59 runs for the second wicket.

Both Rana and Bains fell within the space of seven deliveries as Afghanistan came back into the game. The resurgence was short-lived though, as number five batsman Hooda made a brisk 105 off 103 balls, with the help 12 fours and a six.

Hooda anchored the innings excellently and got able assistance from Yadav and Atit Sheth, who made identical scores of 31 each.

Chasing 282 to win, Afghanistan top-order got starts but did not go on to post substantial scores. One-down batsman made a slow 82-ball 47 before becoming leg-spinner Markande's first scalp.

In the day's other game, hosts beat by 109 runs.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 22:12 IST