One of the most standout matches of the tournament between two rivals India vs. Pakistan is over now. It was very disappointing for the Pakistani fans, while team India is celebrating in the pavilion.
India has won the match by 89 runs, what an excellent performance by an Indian team.
Rohit Sharma and Kohli once again led the team to a wonderful victory against Pakistan. India kept the unbeatable record against Pakistan which is 7-0. So far Pakistan never beats India in any world cup competition.
Although the match result was announced by Duckworth Lewis method, However, it seems there was no chance to handle the Indian bowling attack.
Pakistan vs India Match Report and Analysis
Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed won the toss and elected to bowl first. With the low first innings track record and impending forecasting rain making run chase in the truncated match, he decided to bowl first. The decision seems to be logical, but many cricket gurus and analyst called it wrong decision to invite the best battling line team for first batting.
Earlier today, batting first team India had put a decent total of 336/5 on board. Rohit Sharma pulverized Pakistani bowling attack with classic hundred. He had a brilliant unbeatable performance and scored 140 off 113 balls. While the skipper Virat Kohli scored 77 runs. Both contributions led the India team for challenging total 336 for five in today match.
Today the overall performance by Indian team war remarkable. K. L. Rahul also scored a brilliant 57 runs innings in the opening.
Despite heavy rains today and cloudy weather conditions for last few days, the pitch had little moisture, and it turned out into being batting. Team India got the full benefit and Indian batting line utilized to the fullest. The vice-captain Rohit Sharma scored 24th ODI hundred.
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul played classic innings and did 137 runs partnership.
Virat Kohli then kept the moment in the same way and scored 77 off 65 balls. Skipper has become the quickest player who completed 11,000 runs.
Muhammad Amir (3/47) was the only bowler who maintained his bowling momentum while Wahab Riaz and Hassan Ali seem to be very expensive today.
Wahab Riaz gave 71 runs in 10 overs with 7.10 average he only picked one wicket. Hassan Ali gave 84 runs in 9 overs with 9.33 runs he also picked one wicket.
Pakistan started the innings in the same sad way and lost the first wicket of Inam ul Haq (7) at 13 runs. Vijay Shankar gave the first breakthrough to team India. Inam ul Haq only scored 7 runs and LBW in the fifth over of the inning.
Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman then had brilliant innings and led Pakistan to 104 runs for the second wicket.
That time Pakistan was handling the match very confidently but Kuldeep Yadav back to back wickets broke the momentum of Pakistan battling line. Kuldeep Yadav first bowled Babar Azam on 48 runs and then Fakhar Zaman (62).
Hardik Pandya then contributed and demolished the rest; he dismissed Muhammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik with two consecutive deliveries.
Then the rain comes again, and the innings was truncated to only 40 overs. When play resumed, Pakistan then needed 130 runs in 30 balls.
The match result announced by Duckworth Lewis method and India beats Pakistan by 89 runs.