India Vs Afghanistan Match Highlights: ICC World Cup 2023, India beat Afghanistan by 8 wickets, Rohit Sharma scored 131 and Bumrah took 4 wickets


India Vs Afghanistan Match Highlights: ICC World Cup 2023

India Vs Afghanistan ICC World Cup 2023 match highlights, Rohit Sharma played a spectacular innings, scoring 131 runs from just 84 balls, and Jasprit Bumrah took 4 wickets, recording his best-ever figures in a World Cup match leading India to an 8-wicket victory over Afghanistan in 9th match of ICC World Cup 2023 on Wednesday, Oct 11 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

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Afghanistan has won the toss and decided to bat first. The pitch seems favorable for batting and appears to be a good pitch, and We’ll stick with the same team. Afghanistan does not make any changes. India makes one change Ravichandran Ashwin is not playing, Shardul Thakur is coming in as his replacement.


Afghanistan (Playing XI):

Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

India (Playing XI):

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 Innings

Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran opening the match. The start was very slow for Afghanistan. Bumrah took the first wicket of Ibrahim Zadran and was caught out by KL Rahul, ending Zadran’s promising innings of 22 runs from 28 balls with 4 boundaries.

At 12.4 overs, Hardik Pandya dismissed Gurbaz, and Shardul Thakur took a fantastic catch. With this, both Afghan openers back into the pavilion. Gurbaz scored 21 runs (28) with 3 fours and 1 six.

Then Rahmat Shah scored only 16 runs and got lbw by Shardul Thakur in 13.1 overs.

Azmatullah Omarzai scores his half-century in 32 overs.

Azmatullah Omarzai and Hashmatullah Shahidi stabilized the innings in a good manner and their partnership is beginning to thrive. These two batsmen lay the foundation for the middle-order and finishing hitters. Both batters reached their fifties. Omarzai showed confidence in attacking on bowlers, while Shahidi is playing in more steady role at one end.

Both players make a good partnership of 100+ runs.

Again, Hardik Pandya dismissed Azmatullah. It breaks the partnership of Azmatullah and Hashmatullah. Azmatullah scored 62(69), including 2 fours and 4 sixes.

Shahidi played a great innings of 80 runs and got lbw out by Kuldeep Yadav. Bumrah dismissed Najibullah and caught out by Virat Kohli. Scoring only 19 runs Mohammad Nabi lbw by Bumrah.

Bumrah dismissed Rashid Khan, who was caught by Kuldeep Yadav. He scored 16 runs from 12 balls with 1 four and 1 six. Mujeeb Ur Rahman10(12) and Naveen-ul-Haq 9(8) not out.

India’s bowlers, led by Jasprit Bumrah, restricted Afghanistan to 272/8 after 50 overs, with Bumrah taking four wickets, Hardik Pandya grabbing two, and Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul Thakur securing one wicket each.

The highest number of 4+ wickets taken for India in World Cups.

4 – Mohammed Shami

2 – Jasprit Bumrah

2 – Ashish Nehra

2 – Javagal Srinath

2 – Umesh Yadav

2 – Yuvraj Singh

Afghanistan Scorecard

India Vs Afghanistan Match Highlights
India Vs Afghanistan Match Highlights

India Innings

India extended their winning streak with an emphatic 8-wicket victory over Afghanistan in the ICC World Cup 2023 on Wednesday. Chasing a target of 273 runs, Rohit reached his century in just 63 balls, making it the fastest hundred by an Indian in the World Cup, setting a new record for the most centuries in ICC World Cup history. Rohit Sharma contributed 131 runs off 84 balls, Ishan Kishan 47 runs, while Virat Kohli (55 not out) and Shreyas Iyer (25 not out) played their parts as India comfortably achieved the target in just 35 overs. The opening partnership of 156 runs between Rohit and Ishan laid a strong foundation for the chase.

In addition to his remarkable century, Rohit Sharma hit his 554th career six during the match, surpassing Chris Gayle’s record. This milestone makes Rohit Sharma the player with the most sixes in both international and ICC World Cup cricket.

Rashid Khan took 2 wickets, Rohit Sharma bowled and Ishan Kishan was caught out by Ibrahim.

Despite a stable start by Afghanistan’s openers, India’s bowlers, especially Jasprit Bumrah, made crucial breakthroughs early in the innings. The Indian team performed well with both bat and ball, securing a convincing win over Afghanistan and maintaining their winning momentum in the tournament.

This victory significantly boosted their net run rate, which will be crucial as they prepare for their upcoming World Cup match against greatest rivalry Pakistan on October 14.

India Scorecard

India Vs Afghanistan Match Highlights
India Vs Afghanistan Match Highlights


Hasmatullah Shahidi scored a gritty 80, and the young Azmatullah Omarazai contributed with a gutsy 62, helping them reach a total of 272 for eight. However, all these achievements were overshadowed by Rohit’s extraordinary performance, especially in the first 10 overs. Rohit and Ishan shared a 156-run partnership for the opening wicket to set the platform for the chase.

Most hundreds in World Cups

7 – Rohit Sharma

6 – Sachin Tendulkar

5 – Ricky Ponting

5 – Kumar Sangakkara

Most runs for India in World Cups

2278 – Sachin Tendulkar

1115 – Virat Kohli

1009* – Rohit Sharma

1006 – Sourav Ganguly

860 – Rahul Dravid

Most ODI hundreds

49 – Sachin Tendulkar

47 – Virat Kohli

31 – Rohit Sharma

30 – Ricky Ponting

28 – Sanath Jayasuriya

Most sixes in international cricket

554* – Rohit Sharma

553 – Chris Gayle

476 – Shahid Afridi

398 – Brendon McCullum

383 – Martin Guptill



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