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IND vs. AFG Highlights

IND vs. AFG The ninth match of the ICC World Cup 2023 was played on October 11, 2023. Arun Jaitley Stadium, Dehli, was the venue for the mega event.

Toss Update

Afghanistan won the toss and chose first-batting.

Match Description

StadiumArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
TossAfghanistan won the toss. Choose to bat first.
SeriesICC Cricket World Cup
Man of the MatchRohit Sharma
UmpiresPaul Reiffel Michael Gough
Third UmpireMarais Erasmus
Reserve UmpireSharfuddoula
Match RefereeJeff Crowe
PointsIndia 2 Afghanistan 0

First inning: IND vs. AFG; Afghanistan scored 272 runs in 50 overs.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran

After winning the toss, Afghanistan started batting in the first inning. Gurbaz and Ibrahim were on the crease for batting. However, Jasprit Bumrah started the bowling from India. Moreover, the score reached 32 in the 7th over. Thus, AFG lost their first wicket. Ibrahim was dismissed on the ball by Bumrah.
It is to be noted that he played 28 balls. Yet he scored 22 points, including four boundaries. Bumrah threw a straight-back ball with a length of 135 yards, which had direcly fallen offside. Yet it straightened. While Ibrahim tried to play, he didn’t do it aggressively or loosely.  However, the bat seemed close. Perhaps the absence of footwork and trying to defend his wicket Unfortunately, it did not help.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Rahmat Shah

Rahmat Shah was on the crease now. However, they both could not move the score much. As it only reached 63 till the 13th over, So slow run rate to play. Moreover, Gurbaz was dismissed by Pandya.

Thakur made a good catch. Yet it was a good bouncer that pulled to a deep, fine leg. Yet, after a couple of metres, he jumped to pick up the ball. Hence, he threw it again upwards to keep himself balanced. However, he scored 21 runs on 28 balls. He made three boudnaries and one six.

Rahmat Shah and Hasmatullah Shahidi

Shahidi was on the crease now. However, AFG faced another major setback. Rahmat also lost his wicket. It was a lbw as the ball pushed his pad. Consequentially, the umpire raised his finger upwards. Moreover, he seemed fairly adamant, yet he tried to drive back to the ground.

Since he was confident of not disapproving, he reviewed. No bat was there, as it showed. He scored 16 on 22 balls. Furthermore, his score included three boundaries. AFG was 63/3.

Azmatullah Omarzai and Hashmatullah Shahidi

Omarzai was on the crease now. Moreover, the partnership lasted till the 35th over. Ansd So the score was boosted. However, it reached 184 until the 35th. But unfortunately, Omarzai lost his wicket. He scored 62 on 69 balls. Hence, his score included 2 bounces and 4 sixes. He played a perfect innings.

But to his hard luck, he was dismissed on the ball of Pandya. He was clean-bowled.

The ball took the top off.  Hence, I gripped the pitch. Hence, beat the outside edge.

Mohammad Nabi and Hashmatullah Shahidi

Mohammad Nabi was on the crease now. Moreover, Shahidi was playing his best. He was thought to do a century at least. But due to AFG’s hard luck, they lost another major wicket. Soon the score reached 225. Shahidi was dismissed. However, he boosted the score so high. As when he came to crease, it was so low.

Moreover, he scored 80 runs on 88 balls. However, his score included eight boundaries and one six. It was lbw on the ball of Kuldeep Yadav. The reason behind this is that he missed the reverse attempt. Actually, he crouched and tried to sweep. Yet the ball hit his front thigh. As a result, the captain was out of the crease.


Mohammad Nabi and Najbullah Zardan

Najbullah was on the crease now. But wait, he could not stand much. So I left the crease just after scoring two on eight balls. It was Bumrah’s ball. The ball was slow, hence it scooped upside in the air, hence deepening the cover point. Consequently, Kohli ran inside and grabbed the catch.

Furthermore, it was Offcutter on third quarter length outside off. Thus, it turned inside, and hence Zardan tried to move it against the turn. Resulting in spooning. AFG was 229/6.

Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan        

Now Mohammad Nabi also lost his wicket, and soon Rashid came on crease. He was dismissed due to LBW. Nabi took the review. Yet the ball was 138ks, hence seemed low. Moreover, Nabi was beaten on flickside. It steamed up. Moreover, he played within the crease, yet it hit the knee roll, thus ending with the dismissal of Nabi.

However, he played 27 balls. Yet he could score only 19 runs. However, it included one boundary.

Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Mujeeb Ur Rahman was on the crease now. Yet the score reached 261 until the 49th over. But unfortunately, Rashid also lost his wicket. Only on the ball of Bumrah. It is to be discussed that the ball sliced upwards, and Kuldeep jumped high and caught the ball. Rashid played 12 balls and scored 16 runs. Moreover, his score included one boundary and one six.


Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Naveen ul Haq

Only two wickets and the last over are left. Yet Naveen was on the crease now. Mujeeb played 12 balls and scored 10 runs. However, his score included two boundaries. However, Naveen played 8 balls and scored 9 runs. His score included one boundary. Over all, the score reached 272 with a loss of 8 wickets.

Moreover, Fazalhaq Farooqi did not get the chance to bat.

IND vs. AFG, Afghanistan’s Batting Summary

BatsmenWicket ByRunsStrike Rate
Rahmanullah Gurbazc Thakur
b Pandya
Ibrahim Zadranc Rahul
b Bumrah
Rahmat Shahlbw
b Thakur
Hashmatullah Shahidilbw
b Kuldeep Yadav
Azmatullah Omarzaib Pandya62/6989.85
Mohammad Nabilbw
b Bumrah
Najibullah Zadranc Kohli
b Bumrah
Rashid Khanc Kuldeep Yadav
b Bumrah
Mujeeb Ur RahmanNot Out10/1283.33
Naveen ul HaqNot Out9/8112.50
Extras(b 2, lb 3, nb 2, w 8)15
Total50 Overs
(RR: 5.44)
Afghanistan’ Batting Summary

Bowling Summary

Jasprit Bumrah410
Mohammed Siraj09
Hardik Pandya27
Shardul Thakur16
Kuldeep Yadav110
Ravindra Jadeja08
India’s Bowling Summary

Second inning: India chased the target, scoring 273/2 in 35 overs.

Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan

The second innings started with the spectacular batting of Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan. However, Fazalhaq Farooqi was on the attack, bowling. Both openers amused the spectators with their astonishing inns. 
Nevertheless, the score reached 156 runs in the 19th over. Yet Ishan Kishan lost his wicket on the ball of Rashid Khan. Google got the lead. Finally, Afghnistan got a goat. The perfect ball led to the uncomfortable shot, which ended with the ball being caught by Zardan.


However, he scored 47 runs on 47 balls. It thus included five boundaries and two sixes.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

Virat Kohli was on the crease now. Moreover, the duo was playing perfectly. Meanwhile, to his hard luck, Sharma lost his wicket in 26 overs. Yet he scored 131 runs on 84 balls. However, his flawless batting innings included 16 boundaries and five sixes.

Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer was on the crease now. Moreover, the score moved twice. In addition, it reached 273 in the 35th over. Kohli scored 55 on 56 balls. Hence, it included six boundaries. However, Iyer scored 25 runs on 23 balls. Moreover, it included one boundary and one six.

IND vs. AFG, India won.

India, with no trouble, won the match. They ended it in just 35 overs. However, they only lost two wickets.

It is to be noted that KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Siraj did not bat.

IND vs. AFG, India’s Batting Summary

BatsmenWicket byRunsStrike Rate
Rohit Sharmab Rashid Khan131/84155.95
Ishan Kishanc Ibrahim Zadran
b Rashid Khan
Virat KohliNot Out55/5698.21
Shreyas IyerNot Out25/23108.69
Extras(b 1, lb 4, w 10)15
Total35 Overs
RR: 7.80
India’s Batting Summary

Bowling Summary

Fazalhaq Farooqi06
Mujeeb Ur Rahman08
Naveen ul Haq05
Azmatullah Omarzai04
Mohammad Nabi04
Rashid Khan28
Bowling Summary

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