India vs Afghanistan ICC World Cup 2023 Highlights– The thrilling match between India and Afghanistan took place at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi on Oct 11, 2023. Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat against India.
Afghanistan set a score bar of 272 runs at the cost of 8 wickets for India to chase for a win. India successfully chased the high score and made 273 runs at 2 wickets loss. Indian enthusiastic cricket fans went crazy after the Indian Cricket team’s win over Afghanistan.
The partnership of both Indian batsman Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma helped Indian Cricket Team to make 273 runs. Kohli made a half-century and Sharma made one-century. Rohit Sharma broke the 40-year-old record of Sachin Tendulkar by securing the fastest 7th century in the World Cup. Sharma led his team to secure an eight-wicket win against Afghanistan.
Rohit Sharma became “Man of the Match”
Rohit Sharma won the”Man of the Match” award for making a fabulous batting record. Sharma gave this award to Virat Kohli after winning the match.
Indian Skipper, Rohit Sharma said the match pitch was good to bat and he backed himself to play a natural game. He knew that the wicket was going to get easier to bat so he is happy to have gone big. He also shares he is happy about making a century record in the World Cup.
Afghanistan Cricket team’s captain Hashmatullah Shahidi made 80 runs and Azmatullah Omarzai scored 62 runs. Their partnership secured a reasonable score left for India to chase at 272/8.
Shahidi said they knew that the battling line of the Indian Cricket team is very strong so they decided to bat to put pressure on the Indian team. They had a target to score more than 300 runs. But in the latter phase of 1st innings, back-to-back wickets of Afghani batters hold them back.
India has a historic upper hand over Afghanistan by winning two out of three ODIs (One Day International).
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