71st century after 1021 days

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Virat Kohli scored his first century since November of 2019 as his team amassed a 212-2 victory over Afghanistan on Thursday in the Asia Cup.

After India was given the opportunity to bat in their final Super Four match after being eliminated from the tournament, the star batsman was unbeaten on 122 off 61 deliveries with 12 fours and two sixes.

With his last century coming in a Test match against Bangladesh, Kohli, 33, needed just two more runs off fast bowler Fareed Ahmad to clinch his first century for India in almost three years.

The Afghan bowlers struggled for the second day in a row when they took the field, but he pieced up an opening stand of 119 with KL Rahul, who scored 62, to build the groundwork for the enormous total.

In the competition, which serves as a warm-up for the T20 World Cup in Australia in October-November, Kohli scored his third fifty-plus score.

In addition, Kohli’s outstanding career includes 43 ODI hundreds and 27 Test centuries.

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