Jadeja helps India beat Afghanistan by 8 wickets

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India’s Shikhar Dhawan, right, plays a shot as Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad watches during their Asia Cup one-day international cricket match in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (AP) — India spun out Afghanistan for 159 then needed only 33 overs to reach the winning target in the Asia Cup on Wednesday.

Allrounder Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin shared seven wickets as Afghanistan was bowled out in 45.2 overs.

India, in its first match with the Afghans, reached 160-2 in 32.2 after an opening stand of 121 between Shikhar Dhawan (60) and Ajinkya Rahane (56).

The result allowed India to bow out on a winning note after being edged to Saturday's final by Sri Lanka and Pakistan.