World Cup 2023, IND vs AFG: Rohit Sharma Breaks Multiple Records As India Thrash Afghanistan By 8 Wickets

New Delhi: Indian captain Rohit Sharma set the Arun Jaitley Stadium on fire as he smashed the fastest hundred by an Indian in World Cups, guiding India to a comprehensive victory over Afghanistan by 8 wickets with 15 overs remaining.

Chasing 273, India got off to a fiery start, thanks to some scintillating power hitting from Rohit Sharma, who scored 131 off a mere 84 balls to almost single-handedly carry the team across the line. In the process, he shattered several records, surpassing Chris Gayle to become the player with the most international sixes. He also became the fastest Indian to score a century in a World Cup match, achieving the feat in just 63 balls. With this 7th century in World Cup matches, he overtook Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 6 centuries to become the batsman with the most centuries in World Cups.

Also Read: Rohit Sharma Breaks Chris Gayle’s World Record Of Most Sixes In International Cricket

Virat Kohli registered his 68th fifty (55*) to see India off to a comfortable victory with Shreyas Iyer (25*).

Oh! Not to forget, the supposed foes, Virat Kohli and Naveen-Ul-Haq were seen shaking hands in between overs, sharing pleasantries. Naveen initiated! Both shared a lovely smile.

The Afghan bowlers struggled to contain the Indian batsmen, particularly Rohit Sharma, who appeared invincible. Rashid Khan managed to take two wickets but conceded 57 runs in his 8 overs, with an economy rate of 7.10.

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Batting first, Afghanistan showed great resilience to put 272 runs on the board. Skipper Shahidi and Azamtullah were the pick of the batsmen with 80 (88) and 62 (69), respectively. Bumrah rattled the Afghan batters with his pace, scalping 4 wickets, while Hardik picked up 2, and Shardul and Kuldeep chipped in with a wicket each.

Brief Scores: India 273/2 in 35 overs (Rohit Sharma 131, Virat Kohli 55; Rashid Khan 2/57) beat Afghanistan 272/8 in 50 overs (Hashmatullah Shahidi 80, Ajmatullah Omarzai 62; Jasprit Bumrah 4/39, Hardik Pandya 2/43) by 8 wickets.

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