ODI World Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma slams 31st Century, breaks various records

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Rohit Sharma has made the record for most centuries in the ODI World Cup. He played a century against Afghanistan. This is Rohit’s seventh century in the World Cup. With this, he has left behind Sachin Tendulkar’s record of six centuries in the ODI World Cup.

During this century, Rohit Sharma also broke the record of the fastest century for India in the World Cup. This is Rohit Sharma’s 31st century in ODI. Rohit Sharma has made two more records during this match.

Rohit has equalled the record of scoring thousand runs in the fewest innings in the ODI World Cup. He achieved this milestone in his 19th inning of the World Cup. In the first match of the World Cup 2023 with India, Australia’s David Warner made this record by scoring 1000 runs in the same number of innings.

Rohit Sharma also became the batsman who hit the most sixes in ODI cricket. He left behind Chris Gayle’s record of 553 sixes. In this match, Afghanistan won the toss and batted first and set a target of 273 runs for India. Thanks to Rohit Sharma’s century, the Indian team has scored 207 runs for 2 wickets in 25 overs. While India’s first wicket fell on 156-1 (Ishan Kishan, 18.4), the second wicket fell on 205-2 (Rohit Sharma, 25.4).

Afghanistan scored 272 runs for eight wickets in 50 overs.

Earlier, during Afghanistan’s innings, Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav bowled brilliantly. While Bumrah took four wickets, Kuldeep dismissed captain Hashmatullah. Both of them bowled very tightly.

Captain Hashmatullah Shahidi scored the maximum 80 runs for Afghanistan. Whereas Azmatullah Umarzai contributed 62 runs. Apart from these two, no other batsman scored more than 22 runs.

After winning the toss, Afghanistan came to bat first. Openers, wicketkeeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran started cautiously and added 32 runs for the first wicket.

In the seventh over, KL Rahul gave the first blow to Afghanistan by taking a brilliant catch of Zadran (22 runs) behind the wicket on the ball of Jasprit Bumrah. In the 13th over, Hardik Pandya dismissed the second opener Gurbaz (21 runs). In the very next over, Shardul Thakur gave the third blow to Afghanistan.

After this, captain Hashmatullah Shahidi and Azmatullah Umarzai made a brilliant partnership of 121 runs for the fourth wicket. There was a 41-run partnership between the captain and Mohammad Nabi for the fifth wicket, after which Afghanistan’s wickets kept falling at regular intervals.

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