World Cup 2023: India beats Afghanistan by 8 wickets

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New Delhi. Thanks to the historic century of Captain Rohit Sharma (131), India defeated Afghanistan by 8 wickets and registered its second consecutive win in the ODI Cricket World Cup 2023. In this match, Afghanistan, batting first, scored 272 runs for 8 wickets in 50 overs. In response, India won by scoring 273 runs at the loss of 2 wickets in 35 overs, thanks to Rohit’s stormy century. Took.

Captain Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan gave a fast start to the Indian team chasing the target of 273 runs, especially Rohit, while batting in T-20 style, took the Afghan bowlers seriously and completed his half-century in just 30 balls. Ishan and Rohit added 156 runs in just 18.3 overs. During this, Rohit completed his century in only 63 balls.

Ishan Kishan became Rashid Khan’s victim by scoring 47 runs at a total score of 156, whereas, Rohit became Rashid’s second victim by scoring 131 runs at a total score of 205. Rashid bowled him. Rohit faced 84 balls and hit 16 fours and 5 sixes.

After this Kohli and Shreyas Iyer did not allow any damage. The Indian team won by scoring 273 runs at the loss of 2 wickets in 35 overs. Kohli played a brilliant half-century of 55 runs on 56 balls with the help of 6 fours, while Shreyas Iyer remained unbeaten on 25 runs on 23 balls with the help of 1 four and 1 six. Rashid Khan took both the wickets for Afghanistan.

Earlier, batting first in the ninth match of the World Cup being played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium here, Afghanistan scored 272 runs for 8 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs, thanks to the excellent half-centuries of captain Hashmatullah Shahidi (80) and Azmatullah Omarzai (62). Make it.

In this match, Afghanistan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi won the toss and decided to bat first. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran gave a solid start to Afghanistan, although both of them could not take their partnership very far and on the total score of 31, Jasprit Bumrah gave India the first success by getting Zadran caught by Rahul. Zadran scored 22 runs. In the 13th over, Hardik Pandya dismissed Gurbaz (21) and in the 14th over, Shardul Thakur dismissed Rahmat Shah (16), giving a double blow to Afghanistan and reducing the score to 63 for three.

After this, captain Hashmatullah and Azmatullah Omarzai made a partnership of 121 runs for the fourth wicket and took Afghanistan close to 200. However, in the 35th over, at a total score of 184, Hardik Pandya gave India its fourth success by bowling Umarzai. Umarzai scored 62 runs in 69 balls with the help of 2 fours and 4 sixes. Shortly after Umarzai’s dismissal, at a total score of 225, captain Hashmatullah also returned to the pavilion after being LBW on the ball of Kuldeep Yadav. Hashmatullah played a brilliant inning of 80 runs in 88 balls with the help of 8 fours and 1 six. In the end, Rashid Khan (16 runs from 12 balls) and Mujeeb Ur Rahman (10 not out) batted fast and took Afghanistan’s score to 272 runs for 8 wickets in 50 overs.

For India, Jasprit Bumrah took 4 wickets, Hardik Pandya took 2 wickets and Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav took 1 wicket each.

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