India vs Afghanistan Highlights, Cricket World Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma's Record Ton, Virat Kohli Take India To Huge Win – NDTV Sports

India vs Afghanistan Highlights, Cricket World Cup: Rohit Sharma was the wrecker-in-chief with his 131 runs off 84 balls while Virat Kohli hit a solid 55 not out as India beat Afghanistan by 8 wickets in Delhi on Wednesday. India chased down the target of 273 runs in 35 overs without breaking a sweat. During his 131-run knock, Rohit Sharma broke several records. Earlier, Jasprit Bumrah claimed a four-wicket haul (4 for 39) as India restricted Afghanistan to 272 for 8 after getting an invitation to bowl. (Scorecard | Points Table)

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  • 21:04 (IST)
    India vs Afghanistan Live: India win!!!

    Virat Kohli finished the game for India with a four down the ground. India have won this game by 8 wickets. What a dominating win this is for the Rohit Sharma-led side.

  • 20:47 (IST)
    India vs Afghanistan Live: SIX!

    Shreyas Iyer seems to be in a hurry to finish the game. It was bowled fuller from Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Iyer slammed it down the ground for a six.

    IND 250/2 (32.1)
  • 20:30 (IST)
    India vs Afghanistan Live: Virat Kohli hugs Naveen-ul-Haq!

    This is such a heart-warming sight for all the cricket fans. Naveen-ul-Haq came up to Virat Kohli during the match. The duo had a short talk before they bumped their fists and hugged each other. The crowd was at its best during the entire scene. It all ended with smiling faces. A sight to behold!

  • 20:27 (IST)
    India vs Afghanistan Live: OUT!

    25.4 – Rashid Khan has cleaned up Rohit Sharma but this might be too late for Afghanistan now as the damage is already done. Rohit departs at the score of 131 runs off only 81 balls. 

    IND 207/2 (26)
  • 20:23 (IST)
    India vs Afghanistan Live: India need 72 more to win!
    Rohit Sharma’s sensational attack has made this chase a cakewalk for India so far. Meanwhile, Rohit is nearing the 150-run mark.

    IND 202/1 (25)

  • 20:10 (IST)
    IND vs AFG Live Score: Rohit Sharma on fire!

    Rohit Sharma is in terrific touch. He started Rashid Khan’s over with two fours and then hit a six. Some field changes from Afghanistan now.

    IND 192/1 (22.3)
  • 20:08 (IST)
    IND vs AFG Live Score: Good bowling from Naveen!

    Naveen-ul-Haq is bowling really well to Virat Kohli. He has kept his line and length tight with some good field placement. On the other hand, Kohli is also playing Naveen calmly.

    IND 178/1 (22)
  • 19:59 (IST)
    India vs Afghanistan Live: Naveen to Kohli!

    The crowd was at its best as Virat Kohli faced Naveen-ul-Haq for the last two balls of the over. On the first ball it was a solid defence from Kohli, while on the second ball he got an outside edhe that flew towards the gully region for a single.

    IND 164/1 (20)
  • 19:54 (IST)
    India vs Afghanistan Live: WICKET!

    Ishan Kishan is gone! He gets a leading edge on the bowling of Rashid Khan. The southpaw departs for a run-a-ball 47 and India are one down in the chase of 272 runs against Afghanistan.

    IND 158/1 (19)
  • 19:49 (IST)
    India vs Afghanistan Live: Century for Rohit Sharma!

    Rohit Sharma raced to his 31st ODI century in 63 balls. With it, he also surpassed legendary cricketer Kapil Dev for a massive record. Rohit now has the fastest World Cup hundred among Indian players in ODIs.

    IND 154/0 (18) 
  • 19:43 (IST)
    India vs Afghanistan Live: The Rashid factor!
    Rohit Sharma is close to his century and that might be the reason that he is not attacking Rashid Khan. It is a prudent choice from the Indian skipper to first get to the three-figure mark first. He has scored only one century in ODI cricket this year. 

    IND 140/0 (17)

  • 19:35 (IST)
    India vs Afghanistan Live: Good bowling!
    Rashid Khan comes in to bowl his first over and gives away only 5 runs off it. Maybe Afghanistan could have brought him a bit early in this game.

    IND 130/0 (15)

  • 19:26 (IST)
    India vs Afghanistan Live: 100 up for India!
    Rohit Sharma continues to fire on all cylinders and India are in cruise control. They have reached 100 runs without losing any wicket. A solid opening stand for India. This will boost their confidence before facing Pakistan in their next game.
    IND 100/0 (12)
  • 19:12 (IST)
    IND vs AFG Live: Most international sixes for Rohit!

    Rohit Sharma has surpassed Chris Gayle to become the batter with most sixes in international cricket. He is on a rampage against Afghanistan. 12 runs came off Azmatullah Omarzai’s over. Rohit, who hit a six and a four in it, is currently batting on 71 off 38 balls.

    IND 87/0 (9)
  • 19:08 (IST)
    IND vs AFG Live: Fifty for Rohit Sharma!

    Rohit Sharma raced to his fifty in 30 balls with the help of a four down the ground. He then hit Naveen-ul-Haq for a big six on the very next ball of the over. This is some sensational attack from the Indian skipper on display.

    IND 75/0 (8)
  • 18:59 (IST)
    IND vs AFG Live: India cross 50!
    Two back-to-back fours from Rohit Sharma. He is firing in all cylinders. 

    IND 55/0 (6.2)

  • 18:52 (IST)
    IND vs AFG Live: Expensive over!
    Fazalhaq Farooqi leaks 14 runs in his third over, courtesy Rohit Sharma. The Indian captain slammed him for a six and two fours in the over.

    IND 37/0 (5)

  • 18:50 (IST)
    IND vs AFG Live: 1000 runs for Rohit in World Cup!

    Rohit dances down the track and hits the ball over extra cover for a six. With it, Rohit gets past the 1000-run mark in World Cup history.

  • 18:45 (IST)
    IND vs AFG Live: FOUR!

    A short ball from Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rohit Sharma was quick to smash it through the mid-wicket region for a four. Afghanistan need to bowl more tight to these Indian openers if they wish to stay alive in this game.

    IND 22/0 (3.5)
  • 18:40 (IST)
    IND vs AFG Live: FOUR!

    That’s a beautiful shot from Rohit Sharma for a four on the leg side. Fazalhaq Farooqi erred in his line a bit and Rohit flicked the ball towards the square leg fence for the boundary. That is the first four of the Indian innings.

    IND 11/0 (2.2)
  • 18:35 (IST)
    IND vs AFG Live: End of the 1st over!

    Tidy over from Farooqi! Just two runs off it. Plenty of swing on offer in this first over.

    IND: 2/0 (1)

  • 18:02 (IST)
    IND vs AFG Live: Afghanistan post 272/8!

    8 runs came off the last over bowled by Mohammed Siraj and Afghanistan have posted 272/8 in 50 overs. They have something on the board to fight against India. A better start in bowling can help them make a comeback.

    AFG 272/8 (50)
  • 17:50 (IST)
    IND vs AFG Live: 14-run over!

    Rashid Khan is providing some late impetus to Afghanistan. He hit Mohammed Siraj for a four and a six in the over. A total of 14 runs came in it.

    AFG 261/7 (48)
  • 17:39 (IST)
    IND vs AFG Live: WICKET Again!
    Jasprit Bumrah strikes again in this over to end it with two wickets. Mohammad Nabi has to depart and India are all over Afghanistan at this moment of the game.

    AFG 235/7 (45)

  • 17:34 (IST)
    IND vs AFG Live: WICKET!

    44.2 – Another one bites the dust! This is a good comeback from India in the slog overs and Afghanistan have clearly lost the plot here. Najibullah Zadran has the Jasprit Bumrah delivery straight to sweeper cover.

  • 17:33 (IST)
    IND vs AFG Live: India in control!
    India have managed to keep things under control in the slog overs so far. Mohammad Nabi needs to charge from one end if Afghanistan wish to post a competitive total. 

    AFG 229/5 (44)

  • 17:25 (IST)
    IND vs AFG Live: WICKET!

    Kuldeep Yadav has removed set batter Hashmatullah Shahidi. The batter went for a reverse sweep but missed the ball completely. Hashmatullah departs for 80 runs off 88 balls.

    AFG 225/5 (42.4)
  • 17:22 (IST)
    IND vs AFG Live: 10-run over!
    Mohammed Siraj gave away 10 runs in his seventh over. With set batter Hashmatullah Shahidi and experienced Mohammad Nabi at the crease, Afghanistan must look to score 300 runs.  

    AFG 224/4 (42)

  • 17:11 (IST)
    IND vs AFG World Cup 2023 Live: Afghanistan improve!
    Hashmatullah Shahidi is solid at the score of 70. Afghanistan have made a mini comeback here. 10 more overs of play left in the game.

    AFG 211/4 (40)

  • 16:57 (IST)
    IND vs AFG Live: 200 up for Afganistan!
    Afghanistan crossed the 200-run mark in the 37th over. They have 13 more overs left in this game and they should look to get close to 300 to give their bowlers something to fight on this flat surface.

    AFG 201/4 (37)

  • 16:49 (IST)
    IND vs AFG Live: WICKET!
    34.2 – Hardik Pandya gets the wicket of Azmatullah Omarzai and the partnersip for the fourth wicket is finally broken. It was a slower ball from Hardik that gets better of Omarzai. The bowler follows it with a wild celebration.  

    AFG 189/4 (35)

  • 16:40 (IST)
    IND vs AFG Live: SIX!

    This is a terrific shot from Azmatullah Omarzai on the bowling of Kuldeep Yadav. He has slammed it to wide of long-on for a big six. Afghanistan are clearly on the move!

  • 16:38 (IST)
    IND vs AFG Live: Fifty for Hashmatullah Shahidi!

    Hashmatullah Shahidi also raced to his half-century. Afghanistan are in a much improved position now. The partnership for the fourth wicket is of 110 runs now off 120 balls. India need a breakthrough to bring things back under control.

    AFG 173/3 (33)
  • 16:34 (IST)
    IND vs AFG World Cup 2023 Live: Fifty for Omarzai!
    Azmatullah Omarzai raced to his half-century in 62 balls. That is his second ODI fifty.

    AFG 161/3 (32)

  • 16:28 (IST)
    IND vs AFG Live: FOUR!

    That is a beautiful shot from Hashmatullah Shahidi for a four. He created some room for himself and then drove the ball away for a four past the point region.

    AFG 153/3 (31)
  • 16:24 (IST)
    IND vs AFG World Cup 2023 Live: Afghanistan improve!
    Hashmatullah Shahidi and Azmatullah Omarzai have added 84 runs for the fourth wicket so far. This is exactly the kind of comeback Afghanistan needed in this game to challenge India. They still have 20 overs left and they should aim to get as closer to 300 as possible because anything less than might not trouble India. 

    AFG 147/3 (30)

  • 16:08 (IST)
    IND VS AFG Live: SIX!

    Azmatullah Omarzai has hit another one over the boundary rope for a six. It came on the bowling of Ravindra Jadeja.

  • 15:59 (IST)
    IND vs AFG World Cup 2023 Live: Another SIX!
    Another superb shot from Azmatullah Omarzai and he will get another six off it. The mid-off was up and Omarzai hit the ball over the fielder for half-a-dozen. Afghanistan are changing the gear now.

    AFG 113/3 (24.4)

  • 15:58 (IST)
    IND vs AFG World Cup 2023 Live: SIX!

    A beautiful shot from Azmatullah Omarzai down the ground for a six. The ball in the slot and Omarzai comfortably hit it over the fence into the stands. 

    AFG 107/3 (24.2)
  • 15:48 (IST)
    India vs Afghanistan Live: FOUR!

    Hashmatullah Shahidi gets an edge on the bowling of Ravindra Jadeja. The ball ran away for a four. To add salt to Jadeja’s injury, it was declared a no-ball as India had only four players inside the 30-yard circle.

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