Who Won? India Vs Afghanistan | 9th Match of World Cup 2023 – 11 Oct Match Performance, Scores Update

Yasoob Ul Haq

India VS Afg Match 9

The exciting 9th Match of World Cup 2023, India vs. Afghanistan happened at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi on October 11, 2023.

India and Afghanistan had a close match during the 2019 World Cup. However, Rohit Sharma scored a hundred runs and ensured that India won’t have to worry about facing Afghanistan twice in the 2023 World Cup. The danger was eliminated from the game within the first ten overs of the chase. Rohit, who scored the most hundreds in the ODI World Cup, attacked all the Afghanistan bowlers. He easily turned a potentially difficult chase of 273 runs into an easy victory. Virat Kohli scored fifty runs, which helped India win the match by eight wickets with 15 overs left. Despite Hashmatullah Shahidi and Azmatullah Omarzai scoring fifty runs each, Afghanistan’s total score was not enough because of India’s good bowling.

Rohit's Century

PLAYING XI

Team IndiaTeam Afghanistan
Rohit Sharma(c)Hashmatullah Shahidi(c)
Ishan KishanRahmanullah Gurbaz(wk)
Virat KohliIbrahim Zadran
Shreyas IyerRahmat Shah
KL Rahul(wk)Najibullah Zadran
Hardik PandyaMohammad Nabi
Ravindra JadejaAzmatullah Omarzai
Ravichandran AshwinMujeeb Ur Rahman
Kuldeep YadavNaveen-ul-Haq
Jasprit BumrahFazalhaq Farooqi
Mohammed SirajAbdul Rahman

India’s best batting lineup, including Rohit, struggled significantly against Australia when the team’s score dropped to 2 from 3. Nowadays, Rohit is making sure that it doesn’t happen again. The game started slowly, with a few quiet overs. Then Rohit hit the first boundary, and the game became more exciting. Fazalhaq Farooqi also hit the ball very hard and it went over the fielder standing at the boundary for a six. Before that, he had hit the ball 4 times in a row for fours. He took a lot of inspiration from Farooqi and quickly scored fifty runs in just 27 balls. India hit two sixes and a boundary, and by the end of the powerplay, their score was 94, the highest in this competition.

Ind Partnership

Rohit was able to relax because Ishan Kishan was doing well in his role on the other side. The spinners didn’t stop the runs from happening. Mujeeb-ur-Rahman let the batsman hit three boundaries in four balls. Before the 18th over finished, Rohit Sharma scored a hundred runs. Rohit made the fastest score for an Indian in an ODI World Cup, finishing in just 63 balls. It was expected because Rohit is known for breaking records.

Rashid Khan kicked out Ishan Kishan of the game, but Rohit stayed and played with Kohli for some time. But Rashid, who came to bowl later than his team might have needed him, finally got the opponent out with a tricky delivery for a score of 131, even though India only had to complete the remaining scores of the game. Kohli’s innings was not very long, but he did a good job with his batting skills. When he hit the winning shot towards the ground, it made India’s victory complete.

After winning the toss, Afghanistan chose to bat first. However, they struggled to score runs because they played too many dot balls and only hit a few boundaries. Jasprit Bumrah was good, like always, even though Mohammad Siraj gave away a lot of runs. The Afghan openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran got out early in the game. Rahmat Shah was dismissed by Shardul Thakur’s excellent delivery, leaving Afghanistan struggling at a score of 63 for 3.

Afghan Batting

Afghanistan’s strongest part of the game would follow. Shahidi and Omarzai made a partnership of 121 runs that made it difficult for the spinners, causing Rohit to bring the fast bowlers back earlier than he planned. Towards the end of the game, Afghanistan easily hit many boundaries and both players scored fifty runs. They seemed ready to score more than 300 runs in total.

After Hardik Pandya bowled with an off-cutter and dismissed Omarzai, things started to go wrong. Mohammad Nabi seemed to be struggling and not performing well. His score of 19 runs off 27 balls did not provide any energy to Afghanistan’s team. Shahidi made an important 80 runs in 88 balls to help reach a good score. However, when he got out by Kuldeep Yadav, the chances of reaching 300 runs disappeared.

Rashid, Mujeeb, and Naveed were allowed to play some short and skillful parts in the game that helped increase the score to 272, which they managed. However, as Rohit promised, it was still too low in the end.

SCORECARD OF BOTH TEAMS

Afghanistan Batting

BATTINGRBM4s6sSR
Rahmanullah Gurbaz 2128653175.00
Ibrahim Zadran 2228314078.57
Rahmat Shah 1622373072.72
Hashmatullah Shahidi (c)80881288190.90
Azmatullah Omarzai 6269822489.85
Mohammad Nabi 1927521070.37
Najibullah Zadran 2860025.00
Rashid Khan 16121811133.33
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 1012222083.33
Naveen-ul-Haq 98810112.50
Extras15
TOTAL272/8

India Bowling

BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Jasprit Bumrah1003943.90415030
Mohammed Siraj907608.442312110
Hardik Pandya704326.14235120
Shardul Thakur603115.16212111
Kuldeep Yadav1004014.00350300
Ravindra Jadeja803804.75221101

India Batting

BATTINGRBM4s6sSR
Rohit Sharma (c)13184111165155.95
Ishan Kishan 47477852100.00
Virat Kohli 5556646098.21
Shreyas Iyer 25233111108.69
Extras15
TOTAL273/2

Afghanistan Bowling

BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Fazalhaq Farooqi605008.33176210
Mujeeb Ur Rahman806408.00186130
Naveen-ul-Haq503106.20164100
Azmatullah Omarzai403408.50125110
Mohammad Nabi403208.00113200
Rashid Khan805727.12124110

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