World Cup 2023 : Rohit-Sharma -Show in Delhi, India Smashed Afghanistan with 8 wickets win

Rohit Sharma scored 131 in just 84 balls as India beat Afghanistan by 8 wickets with 15 overs to spare in World Cup 2023 match. Rohit Sharma showed his class and elegance en route to a recording-breaking hundred. Virat Kohli was unbeaten on 55 off 56. This match was all about Rohit Sharma. Multiple records have tumbled today by Indian skipper. This was India’s 7th successful chase of 250 or more in World Cups, no other team has more than 5. India is now at second position on the table with net run rate +1.500.

After winning the toss Afghanistan choose to bat first on Wednesday. With Hasmatullah Shahidi’s 80 and Azmatullah Omarazai’s gutsy 62 they managed a descent score on board, 272 for eight. Azmatullah Omarazai and Hasmatullah Shahid were involved in a 121-run partnership for the fourth wicket. The Delhi surface was totally flat. Jasprit Bumrah took four wickets for 39 and finished with his best ever figures in a World Cup match. But when other Indian bowlers were leaking runs, struggling to get their line right, Bumrah was not only hurrying the Afghan batsmen but also intimidating them with the precision of his lengths and accuracy. At the death, he took wickets of Mohammad Nabi (19), Najibullah Zadran (2), Rashid Khan (16) and restricted Afghanistan to reach 300 runs mark.

The Indian run chase was a total Rohit Sharma Show. He just smashed the Afgan bowlers in the powerplay scoring the fastest World Cup hundred by an Indian. He also got his 31st ODI, 3rd on the list after Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli. Rohit also got his 7th World Cup century, highest by an individual, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s 6 centuries. Opening partnership between Rohit and Ishan Kishan was 156 runs. Ishan Scored 47 for 47 balls. Rohit scored 131 of 84 balls with 16 fours and 5 sixes before he got out. After that Virat Kohli (55 of 56) guided India to a comfortable victory with Shreyas Iyer (25 of 23).

Rohit Sharma crowned as player of the match. He said, “Something that I have been working on from a long time. It’s a special feeling to get a World Cup hundred. Really happy with that.” India’s next game is against at Pakistan, the highly anticipated contest, at Ahmedabad. Afghanistan will move down to Chennai to play against New Zealand next.

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