India makes a stupendous 336 keeps running with Pakistan attempting to keep pace. Recorded a 7-0 lead against Pakistan in World Cup encounters.
In the most anticipated encounter of the ICC cricket world cup 2019, Indian cricket team defeated Pakistani cricket team by 89 runs by Duckworth Lewis (D/L) method at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. India has recorded their seventh winning streak against Pakistan to 7-0 in World Cup encounters.
Despite heavy rains and overcast conditions during past few days, the pitch had very little moisture and turned out to be a batting beauty which Rohit Sharma, K Rahul and Virat Kohli were able to exploit to the fullest.
Skipper Virat Kohli switched gears effortlessly during his 77 off 65 balls and also became the quickest to 11,000 ODI runs, eclipsing a 17-year record held by iconic Sachin Tendulkar.
Rohit Sharma pulverised a pedestrian Pakistan attack with a stylish hundred to lead India cricket team to a challenging 336 for five against Pakistan cricket team in a marquee World Cup encounter at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
Pakistan’s chase was more of a crawl. Needing to go at a run rate of 6.74 an over, they never looked as though they would come close to India’s total, even before the anti-climactic ending.
They hit just six boundaries in the opening 10 overs and struggled to impose themselves. Bhuvneshwar and Jasprit Bumrah bowled tightly, Bumrah confusing the batsmen with his angled deliveries, but it was Shankar who took the first wicket.
But there was no partnership, no ability by Pakistan to rotate the strike. From a comfortable, if non-threatening 117-1 in the 24th, they lost four wickets in three overs.Babar Azam was bowled by a fine, fizzing delivery from Kuldeep, while nine balls later Mohammad Hafeez holed out at long-on off Pandya.
When Pandya bowled Shoaib Malik with his next delivery, Pakistan was in disarray even before the rain arrived.
This was the marquee game of this World Cup – a sell-out crowd, one billion TV viewers and more than 700,000 ticket requests, the match ending without seeing the final five overs was rather a flat ending to a match that was rather an adrenaline rush.