NewDelhi: India defeated Afghanistan by 8 wickets in the tenth match of the World Cup 2023 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Wednesday. This was India’s second consecutive victory in the tournament.
Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 272 runs in 50 overs, with Hashmatullah Shahidi (80 runs) and Azmatullah Omarzai (65 runs) being the top scorers. Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the Indian bowlers, taking four wickets for 39 runs.
India chased down the target with ease, reaching 273 runs in just 35 overs. Rohit Sharma played a scintillating inning, scoring 131 runs in just 84 balls. He hit 16 fours and four sixes in his knock. Virat Kohli also played a brilliant knock, scoring 86 runs in 72 balls.
Rohit Sharma broke several records in his innings. He became the fastest Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs in ODIs. He also became the first Indian batsman to score three centuries in World Cups.
India’s victory was a dominant one, and they are now one of the favourites to win the World Cup. Rohit Sharma is in red-hot form, and he will be looking to continue his good run in the upcoming matches.