On his way to a record-breaking hundred, Rohit Sharma exuded style and grace as he led India to a decisive eight-wicket victory against Afghanistan in the ODI World Cup on Wednesday. After deciding to bat, Hasmatullah Shahidi’s tenacious 80 and the youthful Azmatullah Omarazai’s brave 62 helped Afghanistan reach 272 for eight. In a World Cup game, Jasprit Bumrah concluded with his best-ever statistics after taking four wickets.
The performance Rohit put on, particularly in the opening 10 overs, eclipsed everything else. The fastest World Cup century by an Indian was finally achieved by him, coming in 63 balls. India’s captain Rohit (131 off 84) was unstoppable and displayed his enviable variety of strokes throughout a stunning batting display.
Before their third World Cup match against their bitter rivals Pakistan on October 14, India’s net run rate received a significant lift thanks to his record-breaking eighth World Cup century off 63 balls, which enabled India bat down the goal in 35 overs.
Virat Kohli scores a four straight down the middle to win it. He finishes undefeated on 55 of 56, while Shreyas is undefeated on 25 of 23. 68 off 56 is the value of their alliance. With an incredible 90 balls remaining, India defeated Afghanistan.
India is now ranked second on the standings, and their net run rate of +1.5 is already promising. Ideally prepared for their next battle. There won’t be any unique light or music displays put on by the BCCI just for that match in Ahmedabad. Why would there be so much excitement when it’s only an India vs. Pakistan match? Additionally, this will be the first match between these two teams that either India or Pakistan has hosted since January 2013.