Kohli ended his century drought of 1,020 days in the international matches with the career-best an unbeaten 122 off 61 balls, propelling India to 212. After posting a huge total, India restricted Afghanistan to 111/8 as Kumar returned with a career-best figure of 5-4.
The talented band of expatriates have been on the road since June, culminating in a berth in the main draw of the six-nation Asia Cup after winning all three qualifying matches.
A formidable Pakistan will look to seal their berth in the Super 4 with a victory over the minnows Hong Kong in their Asia Cup match in Sharjah on Friday.
As an old adage goes, the luck favours the brave so was it evident, when Kusal Mendis rode his luck to steer Sri Lanka to an improbable victory against a butter-fingered Bangladesh in a topsy-turvy Asia Cup match in Dubai on Thursday.
Pakistan sealed the last berth in the Super 4 stage after sparkling knocks from Mohammad Rizwan (78 not out ), Fakhar Zaman (53) and Khushdil Shah (35 not out) carried them to a daunting 193/2 as their bowlers skittled out Hong Kong for a record low of 38.
After a thumping victory over Hong Kong, a resilient-but-depleted Pakistan will look avenge their loss against India in their Asia Cup Super 4 match in Dubai on Sunday.
Dahani is the third Pakistan quick to be forced out with injury after Shaheen Afridi and Wasim left the team ahead of the Asia Cup. The team said Dahani's injury "happened while bowling in the match against Hong Kong in Sharjah.
Asif Ali and Khushdil Shah held their nerves to steer Pakistan to an improbable five-wicket victory against India after Mohammad Rizwan set the tone with a fifty at Asia Cup Super 4 match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Naseem Shah became the overnight hero as he kept his cool and hit two consecutive sixes off Fazalhaq Farooqi in the last over as Pakistan survived a scare to beat Afghanistan by one wicket in their Asia Cup match on Wednesday.