World Cup 2023
World Cup 2023
World Cup 2023: The ninth match of the World Cup 2023 between hosts India vs Afghanistan was held on Wednesday 11 October at the Arun Jaitley Ground in Delhi.

In this match, the inclination was towards the host team from the beginning. The Afghan team, batting first, had set a target of 272 runs.

In the second innings, the Indian team came out to chase the target, today’s hero captain Rohit Sharma and young star cricketer Ishan Kishan came to support him.

These two opening pairs batted brilliantly and were successful in leading the team to victory and India secured second place in the points table by winning over Afghanistan by 6 wickets.

IND vs AFG: Afghanistan Inning

Afghanistan won the toss and chose to bat first and, while batting, scored a total of 272 runs at the loss of eight wickets in fifty overs.

After scoring fifty despite losing Azmatullah Umarzai for 62, the captain Hashmatullah Shahidi batted well and scored 80 runs in 88 balls and helped Afghanistan cross the 200-run mark inside 40 overs, although a flurry of wickets fell as the weaker batsmen tried to make progress.

Indian team’s fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah took the maximum of four wickets, and all-rounder Hardik Pandya took two wickets and Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul Thakur took one wicket each.

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IND vs AFG: India Inning.

India made a great start while chasing Afghanistan’s target. This target was small in front of the spirited batting of Rohit Sharma, and Rohit Sharma led the team towards victory by scoring 131 runs in 84 balls with the help of 16 fours and 5 sixes.

In keeping the scoreboard running continuously, young left-handed batsman Ishan Kishan played a good role in helping the captain hit the target and kept rotating the strike with good understanding.

 Kishan opened his bat and started hitting shots when Rashid Khan caught him and was out after scoring 47 runs in 47 balls.

Rohit Sharma fell to Rashid Khan who also took Afghanistan’s second wicket, however, India easily achieved their target of victory in the 35th over at the loss of 2 wickets and won against Afghanistan by 6 wickets. Virat Kohli (55*) and Shreyas Iyer (25*) ensured a strong win increasing the net run rate.

Men Of The Match:


IND vs AFG: Hero of the Match

Standing records never stood before Rohit Sharma at the Cricket World Cup on October 11 as he led his team to a comfortable win over Afghanistan in Delhi.

Sharma scored 131 runs in just 84 balls and his team overcame Afghanistan’s total of 272 runs and eventually won with 90 balls to spare.

In his trademark blend of aggression and balance at the crease, the captain hit 16 fours and five sixes, completely dictating the conditions at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.

By completing his century in just 63 balls, Sharma set the record for India’s fastest century in the Cricket World Cup and broke the 40-year-old record set by the great Kapil Dev 40 years ago.

Dev brought up his century in 72 balls against Zimbabwe at the Neville Ground in Tunbridge Wells, England – the only ODI ever played at the venue. Dev eventually scored 175* in 138 balls with the help of 22 fours.

Rohit has now overtaken compatriot Sachin Tendulkar with seven Cricket World Cup centuries. Incredibly, Sharma has achieved this record in just 19 innings and in just three World Cup campaigns compared to Tendulkar’s 44.

It will be difficult to reach Tendulkar’s Cricket World Cup total of 2278 runs at an average of 56.95, although Sharma’s average of 65.23 is the highest among players to reach four figures in the tournament.

Sharma, along with his fellow opening batsman David Warner, became the joint fastest batsman to score 1000 Cricket World Cup runs, doing so in just 19 innings. Warner reached this milestone when India and Australia met in Chennai at the start of the tournament.

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Most Fastest Century in CWC.

Serial numberPlayer NameTotal RunsOppositionPlayed BallsDate
1Aiden Markram (SA)106Sri Lanka4907-10-2023
2Kevin O’Brien (Ire)113England5002-03-2011
3Glenn Maxwell (Aus)102Sri Lanka5108-03-2015
4AB de Villiers (SA)162*West Indies5227-02-2015
5Eoin Morgan (Eng)101Afghanistan5718-06-2019
6Rohit Sharma (IND)100*Afghanistan6311-10-2023
7Kusal Mendis (SL)122Pakistan 6510-10-2023
8Mathew Hayden (Aus)111South Africa6624-03-2007
9Jim Davison (Can)117*West Indies6723-02-2003
10Kumar Sangakkara (SL)117England7001-03-2015
11Paul Stirling (Ire)101Netherlands7018-03-2011
12Kapil Dev (Ind)175Zimbabwe7218-06-1983
13Adam Gilchrist (Aus)149Sri Lanka7228-04-2007
14Kumar Sangakkara (SL)105Bangladesh7326-02-2015
15Jos Buttler (Eng)103Pakistan7503-06-2019
16Brendan Taylor (Zim)121Ireland7907-03-2015
17Mahela Jayawardene (SL)100Canada8020-02-2011
18Virender Sehwag (Ind)114Bermuda8119-03-2007

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