The Indian bowlers did a decent job of restricting Afghanistan under 200 after Virat Kohli opted to field first. Spinners operated in tandem as Ravindra Jadeja (4/30) and R Ashwin (3/31) ripped through the batting order. Opener Noor Ali Zadran (31) got a start but it wasn't enough to evoke an inspired batting performance from the rest. Mohammad Shami (2/50) struck first up, dismissing opener Nawroz Mangal in the 6th over. A typical collapsed ensued, until tail-ender Samiullah Shenwari's fighting knock of 50 gave his team some hope.