Captain Rohit Sharma on Wednesday surpassed compatriot Sachin Tendulkar with a record 7th World Mug century to lead India to a squashing eight-wicket gain Afghanistan.
Chasing 273 for victory in New Delhi, the hosts rode on Rohit’s 131 to attain their target in 35 overs momentarily straight win in the 50-over masterpiece occasion.
He brought the virtually stuffed house to its feet with his century off 63 rounds to transcend Tendulkar’s record of 6 loads in World Cups.
“Unique to get a Globe Mug 100. Very pleased concerning that. Do not wish to consider documents excessive because I know there’s a long way to go,” Rohit stated after being called male of the match.
“I understand it’s my obligation to provide the team a good beginning and put the group in a good placement as much as possible. It’s something I have actually done for a while and love.”
Rohit’s century was also the fastest by an Indian in a World Mug, quicker than Kapil Dev’s hundred in 72 spheres against Zimbabwe in 1983.
Rohit hit the ball to all parts of the ground as he got to 1,000 Globe Mug runs and then went past Chris Gayle’s record of 553 6s throughout all worldwide layouts.
The rushing opener struck 16 fours and 5 6s in his 84-ball knock before being bowled by leg-spinner Rashid Khan.
His opening partnership of 156 with the left-handed Ishan Kishan, who made 47, extended the group’s supremacy after an excellent bowling program on a batting-friendly pitch.
Pleased homecoming for Kohli
Superstar cricketer and Delhi-born Virat Kohli quickly took control of to strike an unbeaten 55 and completed the match with a border.
Kohli had Shreyas Iyer, who made 25 not out and hit the greatest 6 of 101 metres in the tournament thus far, for business at the other end.
Rohit claimed the group has gamers “who can play courageous cricket”.
Afghanistan uploaded 272-8 after electing to bat at the ground which experienced a World Mug document 754 runs scored in the previous match when South Africa posted 428 and beat Sri Lanka.
Speed spearheads Jasprit Bumrah attracted attention for the home side with his best Globe Cup bowling figures of 4-39.
Afghanistan slipped to 63-3 before captain Hashmatullah Shahidi (80) and Azmatullah Omarzai (62) put on 121 runs to help Afghanistan recover.
Bumrah obtained Ibrahim Zadran caught behind for 22 and commemorated by indicating his holy place.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, on 21, and Rahmat Shah, on 16, fell in the space of 4 spheres with Hardik Pandya and Shardul Thakur taking the gates.
Shahidi, a left-hand batsman, and Omarzai after that reconstructed the innings in a century stand, prompting Rohit to turn his bowlers.
Omarzai reached his 2nd ODI fifty and quickly Shahidi wrecked Pandya for 4 to bring up his half-century and followed it up with a six.
Omarzai, who struck two fours and four 6s in his 69-ball knock, likewise struck however was bowled by Pandya.
Shahidi kept up the attack with routine limits but dropped lbw to Kuldeep Yadav in his effort to turn around sweep the left-arm wrist spinner.
Bumrah struck twice consisting of Rashid to keep Afghanistan down on a run-filled arch.
“We have 7 even more games, anticipating those games,” stated Shahidi. “With any luck we pick up from our errors and we will deal with it.”
Last Updated: 12 October 2023