India beat Pak by 89 runs (DLS) to make it 7-0 in WC
After winning the toss at Manchester’s Old Trafford stadium on Sunday in 2019 ICC World Cup clash against India, Pakistan opted to field first keeping in mind the overcast conditions. However, its plan to tame dominant India failed to take off. The pitch had very little moisture and turned out to be a batting beauty which Rohit Sharma and the other Indian batsmen exploited to the fullest and India beat Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS method) in their rain-interrupted clash.
Powered by Rohit’s 140 (113), India set a target of 337. Pakistan, in reply, reached 166/6 in 35 overs before rain caused a temporary halt to the proceedings.
On resumption, their revised target was 302 and they had to chase it down in 40 overs. Only managing to reach 212/6, they fell to their third defeat of the tournament. With this win India have now a 7-0 record against Pakistan in World Cup matches. This is India’s third win of the tournament and they jump to third on the table.
Brief scores: India: 336/5 in 50 overs (Rohit Sharma 140, Virat Kohli 77; Mohammad Amir 3/47)
Pakistan: 212/6 in 40 overs (Fakhar Zaman 62, Babar Azam 48; Vijay Shankar 2/22)
Monday, 17 June 2019 | PNS | New Delhi
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