In a spectacular display of skill and determination, Indian captain Rohit Sharma showcased his brilliance during the World Cup match against Afghanistan at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Afghanistan managed to set a competitive total of 272 runs in 50 overs, losing eight wickets along the way. Hashmatullah Shahidi and Azmatullah Omarzai made significant contributions with scores of 80 and 62 respectively, bolstering Afghanistan’s fighting chance.
India’s chase began with a blazing partnership between Rohit Sharma, who played a remarkable innings of 131 runs, and Ishan Kishan, who scored 47 runs. The duo aggressively took on Afghanistan’s bowlers, providing India with a strong start. Although both openers were eventually dismissed after their promising start, the team remained undeterred.
With Virat Kohli contributing an unbeaten 55 runs and Shreyas Iyer adding 25 runs, India successfully reached the target in just 35 overs, securing a convincing eight-wicket victory over Afghanistan. Sharma’s outstanding performance, coupled with the team’s collective effort, led India to a well-deserved triumph in this thrilling encounter.