In a pretty one-sided clash of their 2023 World Cup encounter, India faced off against Afghanistan in the marquee event. The match had its fair share of excitement, but Rohit’s amazing century ensured India’s victory without breaking a sweat.

Afghanistan, after winning the toss and opting to bat first, faced challenges in their innings. Dot balls dominated their scorecard, with Jasprit Bumrah proving to be a formidable bowler. Despite a remarkable partnership between Hashmatullah Shahidi and Azmatullah Omarzai that yielded 121 runs, Afghanistan lost momentum when Hardik Pandya dismissed Omarzai.

At one stage, it looked like the Afghans would score more than 300, but poor batting by their lower-order batters and the brilliant death-over bowling of Indian bowlers made it difficult for them to score quickly, and their innings concluded at 272.

Afghanistan had no answer to Rohit’s assault

The game took an unexpected turn during the initial ten overs of the chase when Rohit Sharma, who now holds the record for the most centuries at the ODI World Cup, launched a fierce assault on the Afghan bowlers. What could have been a challenging chase of 273 transformed into a net run rate-boosting cakewalk. Virat Kohli’s half-century further solidified India’s dominance as they clinched an eight-wicket win with 15 overs to spare.

Rohit Sharma’s sensational performance was a stark contrast to India’s earlier struggle against Australia, where they found themselves at 2 for 3. Rohit swiftly shifted gears after a couple of quiet overs, with boundaries flowing freely. He accelerated to a lightning-fast half-century in just 27 balls, the quickest by an Indian in an ODI World Cup.

While Ishan Kishan played a supporting role, Rohit Sharma’s remarkable century came to an end when Rashid Khan dismissed him for 131 runs. Nevertheless, India were comfortably cruising towards victory. Virat Kohli’s innings resembled a batting practice session, culminating in a winning shot that sealed India’s triumph.

In the end, Rohit Sharma’s outstanding century made the difference, turning a potentially tricky chase into a comfortable victory for India. With this win, India solidified their position in the 2023 World Cup, showcasing their strength and determination.

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