India vs Afghanistan Highlights, World Cup 2023: Rohit scores 131, Bumrah picks 4 wickets as IND beat AFG by 8 wickets – Sportstar

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India skipper Rohit Sharma scored 131 to help India win the match by 8 wickets against Afghanistan. | Photo Credit: PTI
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Azmatullah comes back into the attack. Can India finish things off in this over? Azmatullah to Kohli, FOUR! Kohli rocks back and hits a commanding drive over covers. Kohli takes a quick couple to reach his 68th ODI HALF-CENTURY! Azmatullah to Kohli, FOUR! What a way to end the match! He walks down the ground to hit a lofted on-drive to seal the deal with an 8-wicket win for India!
Fazhalhaq Farooqi continues. Farooqi to Iyer, FOUR! Short of a length delivery, angling down the leg and Iyer pounces on it by pulling it away at the backward square leg region. Six runs from this over as India needs 12 more to win.
Mujeeb carries on with his spell. Mujeeb to Iyer, SIX! Goes long and goes big over the bowler’s head. A lofted hit gives Iyer six runs to start the over. Three singles and a double make sure India gets 11 off the over. India goes past 250 as well.
Fazalhaq Farooqi is in the attack. He will bowl his fifth over. Five singles from this over.
Another quiet over with just two coming from this.
Rashid Khan bowls a tight over as he gives just five singles from this over.
An error in the line from Mujeeb as he bowls FIVE WIDES. Three singles and a couple added with one more wide fetch India 11 runs from this over.
Rashid Khan continues. Rashid to Virat, FOUR! He stays back and flicks it past mid-wicket to get a boundary. India is cruising through at the moment. Nine off the over.
IND vs AFG, World Cup 2023: Virat Kohli surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s haul of World Cup runs in his 53rd innings against Afghanistan in Delhi on Wednesday.
Azmatullah continues. Azmatullah to Kohli, FOUR! Virat flicks the short ball over mid-wicket to start the over with a boundary and with this he goes past Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most runs in all ICC World Cups. (Note – Virat has played T20I WC but Sachin hasn’t) Just a single to get five runs from the over.
Omarzai with his second bar. Length ball and Kohli pulls it for his second four.
Rashid with the 26th over. Rohit and Kohli exchange strike with singles. On the stumps and Rohit tries an expansive sweep. Misses the ball completely and is bowled. End of an incredible innings.
Rohit Sharma b Rashid Khan 131 (84b 16×4 5×6)
IND 207/2 in 26 overs.
Naveen gets another go at Kohli. The Indian batter shows great restraint. No flashy shots from yet from Kohli. Just three runs from the over.
Rashid drops it short and Rohit cuts it for a four. Rashid pushes the length forward and it is dispatched to the mid wicket fence for a four. He goes one better next ball. Over midwicket for a six. ABOSULTE CARNAGE!!
Naveen with his fourth over. Rohit continues to press forward in the chase. Lofts it over extra cover for a four. Kohli up against Naveen now. Three dot ball on the trot.
Rashid continues. Wide and full. Kohli drives it on the up and gets his first four of the day. Kohli and Rohit trade singles to close off the over.
Naveen with a full-length offering and Rohit drives it on the up. FOUR!!!
A single brings Kohli on strike and the crowd loves it as he squares up against Naveen. A drive straight to mid off to start with. Naveen draws an edge from Kohli. But it runs away to deep third man.
Rashid Khan finally gets Afghanistan a breakthrough. Googly and he fails to read it. Offers an easy catch to Zadran.
Ishan Kishan c Ibrahim Zadran b Rashid Khan 47 (47b 5×4 2×6)
IND 158/1 in 19 overs.

Rohit Sharma hits fastest World Cup hundred by an Indian in 63 balls in IND vs AFG match

IND vs AFG, World Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma surpassed Virender Sehwag’s record for the fastest World Cup ton by an Indian in just 63 balls.

IND vs AFG, World Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma surpassed Virender Sehwag’s record for the fastest World Cup ton by an Indian in just 63 balls.
IND vs AFG, World Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma surpassed Virender Sehwag’s record for the fastest World Cup ton by an Indian in just 63 balls.
Wide from Nabi and Rohit manages to slice it past point for a four. He takes a single next ball and gets to his hundred. That is his 7th ODI World Cup hundred.
IND 154/0 in 18 overs
Rohit vs Rashid. Starts with a full length ball. Defended straight back. Single taken next ball. Rohit has his hundred in sight. A flurry of record too. Meanwhile, Kishan chips it over the infield for a couple of runs.
Nabi against Rohit. Starts with a dot. He takes a single to get off strike. Kishan on strike. Short from Nabi and Kishan lobs it over mid wicket for a four.
Rashid finally introduced into the attack. He gives Afghanistan a breather with a tight over. Gives away just four runs.
Mujeeb continues. Kishan adds another four, this time with a pull shot to mid wicket. Rohit rejoins the merrymaking. First with a nudge to fine leg fence for a four and one with a chip over extra cover.
Nabi up against Kishan. On the pads first ball and Kishan sweeps it away for four. Another ball on the stumps and Kishan lofts it over mid wicket fence for a six. He is getting into the act.
Nabi with an over of solace for Afghanistan. Gives away just two runs.
Mujeen from the other end. Kishan and Rohit chose to rotate the strike with easy singles. The run rate has slowed down. Meanwhile India gets to 100.
Mujeeb reintroduced and he starts with a wide. Miscue from Rohit. But it lands in front of Nabi, who was running in from long on. Lucky break for India and Rohit. He gets a four last ball of the over with a sweep shot.
Afghanistan brings on Azmat in hopes of stemming the run flow. But it seems futile. Length and onto the body and Rohit smokes it over mid wicket for a six. Fuller from Azmat and Rohit puts it over mid off for another four. He is in a hurry to finish this game off.
Three dot balls from Naveen against Kishan. But there is no stopping Rohit. He chips Naveen over mid on for a four and gets to his fifty in just 30 balls. He keeps going. Short from Naveen and Rohit brings out his iconic pull shot. 85 metres!!! SIX!!
The perfect start for India in a tricky chase. And the action continues. Full from Fazal and Rohit smokes it over extra cover for a four. Almost went all the way. Next is a length ball and it is slashed away for a four. Rohit seems to batting on a different zone.
On the pads and Rohit lofts it over square leg fence for another six.
Naveen into the attack. Kishan goes after with a flick on the leg side. Almost a catch at short fine leg. But it flies away for a four. The runs keep flowing in for India. Naveen again goes down the leg and Kishan pushes it on its way to the fence past the keeper.
Rohit Sharma becomes joint-fastest to 1000 ODI World Cup runs during IND vs AFG match
Fazal starts with one on the off stump line. Rohit defends well. He dances down the track for the next ball, before smashing it over long off for the first six of the innings.
One more boundary. On the pads and Rohit doesn’t need an invitation to flick it away for a four.
Oh wait. He isn’t done. Length ball on the off and driven with disdain. FOUR MORE
Kisan opens his account. Wide from Mujeeb. A tad too full. And Kishan crashes it through covers for a four. Next one is a short ball. But Kishan can’t put it away. Straight to deep square leg. Single only. But Rohit doesn’t miss out. Short again and Rohit punches it away to the leg side. FOUR MORE!!!
On the pads from Fazal and Rohit happily puts it away to the square leg fence for a four. First boundary of the innings. Afghanistan brings in a fielder to cut that shot. He still finds the gap to add a single.
Spin straight away. Mujeeb up against Rohit. He starts with a couple of shots into gaps and gets two doubles from those. Mujeeb’s spin not causing much trouble for both the Indian batter.
Farooqi with the first over. He starts one on the pads and Rohit clips it away for a single. Kishan gets a dose of Farooqi’s inswing. But his defence holds true.
Kishan and Rohit make their way out to the middle. If India wins this game, it will be their fourth-highest succesful chase in the World Cup.
Mohammed Siraj will bowl the final over of the match. Naveen-ul-Haq is on strike and there are loud chants of ‘Kohli, Kohli’. Siraj to Naveen, FOUR! Naveen shuffles across and plays it fine to get a boundary. Eight runs from the over as Afghanistan finishes its innings at 272/8 in 50 overs.
Bumrah to bowl the penultimate over of the innings. Bumrah to Rashid Khan, OUT! Rashid slices the wide outside off the bouncer to the third man and Kuldeep completes the catch on the rebound to send Rashid away.
Mohammed Siraj to bowl his eighth over. Rashid slams him for a FOUR, followed by a SIX! to take 14 runs from this over.
Mujeeb-ul-Haq hits two FOURS off Bumrah to take Afghanistan near 250.
Just three off Jadeja’s over.
Jasprit Bumrah has been introduced back into the attack. Bumrah to Najibullah, OUT! He holes out to Virat Kohli at deep extra cover as Afghanistan loses sixth wicket. Rashid Khan comes in at number nine. Bumrah to Nabi, OUT! LBW! Bumrah uses the crease to create an awkward angle that comes in for Nabi and hits him on the pad. The on-field decision went in India’s favour and even a review can’t save Nabi. Two wickets and six runs from Bumrah’s over.
Najibullah Zadran c Kohli b Bumrah 2 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25; Mohammad Nabi lbw b Bumrah 19 (27b 1×4 0x6) SR: 70.37
Ravindra Jadeja replaces Siraj and gives four singles off the over.
Kuldeep continues. Kuldeep to Shahidi, OUT! Kuldeep traps the set batter after Shahid tried for a reverse sweep but the ball ended up crashing onto his thigh pads. Fifth gone as Afghanistan lost Shahidi at 80. Just a single and a wicket from this over as Kuldeep ends his fine spell of 10-0-40-1.
Hashmatullah Shahidi lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 80 (88b 8×4 1×6) SR: 90.9
Mohammed Siraj comes into the attack. Siraj to Shahidi, FOUR! Pulled away at the fine leg boundary to end the over with a four. 10 runs off the over.
Kuldeep Yadav continues good work with the ball as three singles come from the over. The run rate has dropped significantly.
Shardul Thakur continues. Thakur to Shahidi, FOUR! Slogs it over mid-wicket for a boundary. Seven off the over with a single and a double.
India has kept the flow of runs in control. Another over with just a single off Kuldeep Yadav’s over.
Shardul Thakur comes back into the attack. He just gives two singles.
Hardik bowls three wides as 200 comes up for Afghanistan. Seven off this over.
Kuldeep Yadav continues. He gives just five singles in his over.
Hardik Pandya continues. Pandya to Azmatullah, FOUR! Flicks it past the square for another boundary. Pandya to Azmatullah, OUT! Bowled! Deceives by the pace as Pandya bowls a slower one which fetched him a costly wicket of set-batter Azmatullah. Nine runs and a wicket from this over.
Azmatullah Omarzai b Pandya 62 (69b 2×4 4×6) SR: 89.85
Another change in the bowling attack. Kuldeep Yadav comes in. Kuldeep to Azmatullah, SIX! Counter-attack at its best! A wonderful shot that sailed over long-on for a maximum. Seven from the over.
A change in the bowling attack as Hardik Pandya comes to replace Bumrah. A single of the fourth ball completes a 100-run stand between these two. Brilliant recovery by Afghanistan. Pandya to Shahidi, FOUR! Cuts away fine to get to his fifty! Pandya to Shahidi, SIX! What a shot! Shahidi plays it late and fine, using the pace of the ball to end the over with a maximum.
Siraj continues. He will bowl his sixth over. Siraj to Shahidi, FOUR! Plays it fine at the third man. Azmatullah takes a double to get to his second ODI fifty!
Jasprit Bumrah keeps things tight and gives just two singles before Shahidi ends the over with a FOUR on the off-side.
A change in the attack. Mohammed Siraj comes back into the attack for Ravindra Jadeja. Siraj to Azmatullah, FOUR! Clears the mid-on region with a lofted shot to start the over with a commanding shot that fetched Omarzai a boundary. Siraj to Shahidi, FOUR! Short and wide outside off stump and treated appropriately by Shahidi this time. Second boundary of the over. Two boundaries and two couples give Afghanistan 10 runs from this over.
Hashmatullah Shahidi and Azmatullah Omarzai have combined well to stitch a crucial partnership for Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Bumrah continues from his end. Shahidi gets a single before Bumrah bowls a wide. Bumrah keeps it tight with yorkers and slower balls to give just four from this over.
Jadeja continues. Jadeja to Azmatullah, SIX! He times it well to send the ball over long-on with a slog sweep for a maximum. Four singles and a double fetch Afghanistan 12 off the over.
Jasprit Bumrah comes back into the attack. Shahidi stays back to play it behind square for a single to start the over. Azmatullah plays off the back foot to get a double before playing out two dots. Bumrah ends with back-to-back dots to give just three from his over.
Afghanistan has regained the momentum, mostly courtesy of those two sixes from Omarzai. They begin postively against Jadeja. Starts with a double and follows it up with a couple of quick singles.
First sign of aggression in a while from Afghanistan. Full from Kuldeep Omarzai pumps it over long on for a six. And he is not done. Another full delivery from Kuldeep and this time Omarzai goes over long off. An injection of adrenaline into this innings out of nowhere.
Shahidi and Omarazai exchange singles to start off the over against Jadeja. Good running between the wickets from the Afghan batters. Six singles from the over, the last one brings up the team 100.
Kuldeep causes some trouble for Shahidi. First up is one that turns away from his blade. Kuldeep changes it up with one that turned in. Inside edge onto the pads. But he is safe.
Shahidi tries to break the shackles with an attempted hoick to the leg side. Gets a top edge and it runs away for a four. And it is a no ball as there was only four fielders inside the circle. Shahidi tries to tonk it straight back in the freehit. But can’t cleat the infield.
Shahidi starts with a single against Kuldeep. The Indian spinner gets two dot balls against Omarzai, before the Afghan batters trade singles.
Second over for Jadeja. Once agai, nothing on offer for Shahidi and Omarzai. Jadeja gives away only a single in his second over too.
Kuldeep continues. Afghan batters opt to play it safe against the left-arm spinner. No risky shots against Kuldeep, yet. Three runs from the over.
And we have Jadeja too in. Starts with one that spun sharply. Omarzai goes for a cut shot and misses it completely. Four dot balls to start the over. Omarazai takes a single of the fifth ball.
Kuldeep into the attack. Omarzai almost gifts a return catch straight away. But Kuldeep can’t hold onto the sharp chance. Well-controlled over from Kuldeep to start off.
Shahidi starts the Thakur over with a double with a tap to the leg side. The Afghan duo keeps the scoreboard ticking with some easy singles.
Another over for Hardik. Afghanistan on the backfoot with two new batter out in the middle – Shahidi and Omarzai.
Soild straight drive from Shahidi and Bumrah brings out some fancy footwork to prevent a boundary.
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Thakur cuts one into Rahmat’s pads. Looks out and given out. Afghanistan reviews. But this time the DRS call doesn’t go in their favour. Afghanistan three down.
Rahmat Shah lbw b Thakur 16 (22b 3×4 0x6) SR: 72.72
AFG 66/3 in 14 overs
Pandya misses the line and Rahmat tucks it behind. Lightning-quick outfield and it runs away for a four. Hardik responds with one that jagged back in. Misses the inside edge and misses the leg stump.
He gets his wicket, eventually. Short ball and Gurbaz attempts to hook it. Shardul Thakur takes a good catch at the boundary.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz c Thakur b Pandya 21 (28b 3×4 1×6)
AFG 63/2 in 13 overs
Second over for Shardul Thakur. Short from the Indian bowler and Rahmat takes it on. Pull shot in front of the square. It is in the gap and there is no stopping that one. FOUR!!
Thakur loses control and bowls a beamer. Free hit. He gives away a wide. Free hit continues. Thakur eventually gives away just a single from it. An eventful over comes to an end.
Hardik Pandya continues. Rahmat takes a single and Gurbaz on strike now. He taps one to the offside and returns the strike to his batting partner. Pandya holds the over down with three dots on the trot.
Shardul Thakur too brought into the attack. He misses his length and Gurbaz whacks it over mid-wicket fence for the first six of the game. Shot of the day? That is the only scoring shot of the over.
Hardik Pandya into the attack. Offers width and Gurbaz whips out a square drive. FOUR!! Pandya swings one back in and it hits Gurbaz on the pads. Going down the leg side and not much of an appeal from Indian players.
Rahmat Shah is the new batter for AFG. He is treated to a bouncer from Siraj. Awkwardly fended away. Edged and looped up. But lands safely.
Overpitched from Siraj for the last ball and it is driven by Rahmat for a four.
Slight short and Zadran attempts to cut it. Manages an edge and gets a four for it. But his luck is short-lived. Good length delivery on the off stump and Zadran can only edge it to Rahul. First strike for India.
Ibrahim Zadran c †Rahul b Bumrah 22 (28b 4×4 0x6)
AFG 32/1 in 7 overs
Siraj with his third over. Another single from Zadran. Gurbaz on strike now. Slightly full from Siraj and Gurbaz leans onto the drive. Through the covers like a flash. First four for Gurbaz. Another full ball and another cover drive and another four.
Bumrah with one that swings away. Zadran flails at it and misses. Bumrah has been on the money so far today. Zadran finally gets off the strike, with an inside edge.
Siraj continues. He drifts onto Zadran’s pads and it is clipped away. FOUR!!
Once again on the pads. This time it is placed further squarer. Not the best timing. But it still runs away for a four.
Siraj gets back onto the offstump line. Zadran attempts a drive again. This time he misses the ball and it hits him square on the front pad. India reviews. There was no inside edge, but the ball is missing the stumps. Zadran escapes.
Bumrah gets a crack at Zadran now. Full and swinging in and Zadran forced to defend with a dead-straight bat. He gets to drive one on the off side, but it is parried away by Hardik Pandya inside the circle. Saved a boundary.
Siraj is Bumrah’s new ball partner. Good amount of swing for Siraj as he moves the ball away from Zadran’s outside edge. A tad full from Siraj and Zadran drives on the up. Pandya gives it a chase from mid off, but it races away for the first four of the day.
Jasprit Bumrah with the new ball, as expected. Starts with a 130 kmph. Defended by Gurbaz with a straight bat. Gives away a leg side wide and that is Afghanistan’s first runs on the board. Fourht ball of the over. Bumrah swings it in sharply and it is inches away from clipping the off stump.
Afghanistan – Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi
India – Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Afghanistan wins toss and elects to bat first. Afghanistan fields an unchanged XI.
India makes one change – Shardul Thakur comes in for R Ashwin.
Matches played: 3
India won: 2
Tied: 1
Last result: India won by 11 runs (Southampton; June 2019)
Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Suryakumar Yadav, Shardul Thakur.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Ikram Alikhil, Abdul Rahman, Riaz Hassan, Noor Ahmad
India batting coach Vikram Rathour didn’t offer too many clues into India’s potential playing eleven for its ICC World Cup 2023 match against Afghanistan on Wednesday.
However, after he relentlessly sent throwdowns to Suryakumar Yadav during India’s optional two-hour net session on match eve at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, he may have had some ideas.
India’s batting pantheon is such that even with local boy Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, the saviours at Chennai against the mighty Aussies, opting out of the session, it was tough for the eye to zero in on a particular practice strip.
And yet, with Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and Shreyas Iyer batting in tandem on adjacent pitches, it was Suryakumar, yet to make his World Cup debut, who was the cynosure of all eyes.
Which TV channel will broadcast IND vs AFG World Cup match Live?
The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 match between India and Afghanistan will be telecast LIVE on the Star Sports networkfrom 2:00 PM IST onwards.
Where to watch Live streaming of IND vs AFG World Cup match?
The ICC World Cup 2023 match between India and Afghanistan will be streamed LIVE on the Disney+Hotstar app and website.
INDIA: Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah
AFGHANISTAN: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Deep in the heart of Delhi with its symbols of power, tree-lined roads, dry heat and dodgy air, the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Feroz Shah Kotla for the old fans, geared up for Wednesday’s World Cup clash between India and Afghanistan.
On Tuesday, the sun beat down on the turf, painters got busy dabbing sponsor logos on the outfield and the public address system cleared its throat with English songs and there was even an impromptu interlude with shades of Arabic music.
The venue, a witness to many a stellar deed with the prime being Anil Kumble’s ‘Perfect 10’, should help the Indian caravan roll smoothly.
Having got past Australia in Chennai, Rohit Sharma’s men start as the obvious favourite but a little statistical detail remains: India and Afghanistan were once locked in a tie in an Asia Cup match in Dubai in 2018.
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