On This Day: India Notch Seventh Straight World Cup Win Against Pakistan

On at the present time one 12 months in the past, India beat Pakistan by 89 runs (D/L technique) of their ICC World Cup 2019 group stage encounter.

A century from Rohit Sharma, and a few impressed bowling from Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya noticed India report what was their seventh straight win in World Cups in opposition to their arch-rivals.

Chasing 337 to win, Pakistan have been cruising at 117-1 after 21 overs earlier than double strikes from Kuldeep and Hardik Pandya lowered them to 129-5 and all however broke the again of Pakistan’s resistance.

A prolonged rain interruption on the finish of the 35th over meant that when play resumed, Pakistan wanted 136 from 5 overs in accordance with the revised taking part in situations which set them a goal of 302 in 40 overs.

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Rohit’s 24th ODI century and second within the match helped India publish 336 for five after India have been put in to bat first.

Rohit made 140 off 113 balls with three sixes and 14 fours. He received strong assist from his new opening accomplice KL Rahul, who made a gradual 57 off 78.

The duo added 136 for the opening wicket to set the bottom. Pakistan had an opportunity to expire Rohit on 32 and in addition when he was on 37, however Shadab Khan’s throw from level to the keeper was wayward.

Rohit made Pakistan pay for the lapses. He crossed 50 off 34 balls with a six and a 4 off Shadab, who was manner too brief.

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The primary 100-run opening stand for India in opposition to Pakistan in a World Cup got here within the 18th over, and Rahul too received to his half-century quickly with a six off Shoaib Malik.

A compelled change in angle from Wahab Riaz ended the partnership. Wahab was warned for operating on the hazard zone twice off successive balls within the 24th over, after which he switched across the wicket. Rahul tamely chipped a full ball to cowl.

Rohit carried on, bringing his century up off 85 balls. Rohit and Virat Kohli added 98 for the second wicket earlier than Rohit scooped Hasan Ali to brief fine-leg.

Kohli took on the baton, crossing his half-century after which changing into the quickest ever to 11000 ODI runs.

India promoted Pandya to No. four once more and appeared set for a launch from 248/2 in 40 overs. He managed 26 off 19 however MS Dhoni falling cheaply harm their end.

Rain interrupted their innings for round half an hour, after which India resumed to complete on 336. India added solely 38 within the final 5 overs, with Shankar managing 15 off 15 and Kedar Jadhav 9 off 8.

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