Rohit and Bumrah headline fiery India display
India versus Afghanistan was one of the nearer experiences of the 2019 World Cup, yet a rankling hundred from Rohit Sharma guaranteed there would be no twofold peril in 2023.
Any danger whatsoever was removed from the game in the initial ten overs or so of the pursuit, when Rohit, who went past Sachin Tendulkar for most hundreds at the ODI World Cup, took the assault to all Afghanistan bowlers, transforming a possibly precarious pursue of 273 into a net run rate helping cakewalk..
50 years from Virat Kohli covered a close ideal day for India as they facilitated to an eight-wicket win with 15 overs in excess, after a restrained execution with the ball had confined Afghanistan to a less than impressive complete regardless of half-hundreds of years from Hashmatullah Shahidi and Azmatullah Omarzai.
India's top request, Rohit included, had passed up a major opportunity severely against Australia after the hosts tumbled to 2 for 3. Today, Rohit would guarantee there was to be no rehash of that.
A steady first several overs were trailed by Rohit's most memorable limit, and the conduits opened. Fazalhaq Farooqi was belted over lengthy off for a six followed up by two or three fours.
There was a recurrent portion in his following Farooqi over, with Rohit speeding along to a lightning 50 years, which he raised with a limit, off 27 balls.
One more two or three sixes and a limit followed, and toward the finish of the powerplay, India had romped along to 94, the most elevated of this competition.
With Ishan Kishan content to assume a supporting part at the opposite end, Rohit set his sluggish arms free.
The spinners weren't saved; Mujeeb-ur-Rahman releasing three limits in four conveyances to the opener, and before the finish of the eighteenth over, the unavoidable Rohit hundred was up.
Coming in 63 balls, it was the quickest by an Indian at an ODI World Cup; that Rohit was the one that accomplished that record was not at all amazing.
Rashid Khan eliminated Ishan Kishan at the opposite end, however Rohit just motored alongside Kohli for some time.
Be that as it may, Rashid, who hit on bowl later than his side maybe required him, at last tidied him up with a flipper for 131, however at this point India required exclusively to make an insincere effort.
Kohli's innings was minimal more than batting practice, and when he tonked the triumphant destroyed back the ground, that net meeting, and India's success, was finished.