India defeated Afghanistan by 8 wickets with 15 overs remaining thanks to a brilliant 131 in just 84 balls by Rohit Sharma.
In the ODI World Cup here on Wednesday, India defeated Afghanistan by eight wickets thanks to the brilliance and grace of Rohit Sharma, who struck a century and more. After deciding to bat, Afghanistan reached 272 for eight thanks to the tenacious 80 of Hasmatullah Shahidi and the fearless 62 of youthful Azmatullah Omarazai. With his best-ever World Cup stats, Jasprit Bumrah claimed four wickets in the game. But Rohit’s performance, especially in the first ten overs, overshadowed everything.
In the end, he took 63 balls to get his century, which was the fastest century by an Indian in the World Cup. India’s captain Rohit Sharma (131 off 84) displayed his impressive repertoire of strokes and was unstoppable on a batting masterpiece. Prior to their third World Cup match against bitter rivals Pakistan on October 14, his record eighth World Cup century off 63 balls enabled India to smash the target in 35 overs.