Nation First News: India’s unbeaten streak against Pakistan in Cricket World Cup continues unabated as they registered an emphatic victory of 89 runs (D/L) over their arch-rival at Old Trafford tonight.
Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and elected to field first. It turned out to be a wrong decision as India posted 336/5 in 50 overs. Rohit Sharma scored his 24th ODI hundred and 2nd in World Cup 2019. Rohit and Virat are the only Indians to score World Cup hundreds against Pakistan.
Rohit scored 140. Virat Kohli became the fastest player to score 11,000 runs. He achieved the milestone in 222nd innings. He scored 77. Rahul scored 57. Mohammad Amir took 3 wickets.
Chasing a victory target of 337, Pakistan lost Imam-ul-Haq early. Fakhar Zaman (62) and Babar Azam (48) added 104 runs for the second wicket. Kuldeep Yadav triggered the collapse by removing both batsmen in quick succession. Hardik Pandya joined the party by getting Hafeez and Shoaib Malik in two consecutive balls.
Rain stopped play when Pakistan were 166/6 in 35 overs. The revised target for Pakistan under D/L method was 302 in 40 overs. They finished at 212/6 and lost the match by 89 runs. Imad Wasim remained unbeaten on 46. Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya took two wickets each. Rohit Sharma was declared ‘Player of the Match’.