It was a captain’s knock that won the match for India against underdogs Afghanistan. Afghan Captain Hashmatullah Shahidi opted to bat after winning the toss. The match, number 9 of the CWC, was played at Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi. As expected, the stadium was fully packed.
Afghanistan were all out for 272. For Afghanistan, the captain contributed 80 runs. For India, the maximum runs, i.e., 131, were made by Rohit Sharma. Virat Kohli made 55 runs, not out. It was the day of new records.
Shreyas Iyer hit the biggest sixes, measuring a distance of 101 meters. The birthday boy, Hardik Pandya, took 2 wickets. Rohit Sharma added one more century to his ODI centuries. Virat Kohli broke the record of most boundaries set by Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar. India is number 2 in the points table with 4 points and a better run rate.
- Afghanistan: 272/8
- India: 273/2 (35)
Thus, it was one of the fastest scores of 272 by India in 35 overs. India had 15 spare overs.