Rohit came up with his second century to keep India’s Record 7-0 against Pakistan in World Cup
India increased their unbeaten record against Pakistan in World Cups to seven, with Rohit Sharma’s second century of the tournament setting up an 89-run (DLS) win at Old Trafford.
It was then Pandya’s rely on taking back-to-back wickets, with Shoaib Malik falling for a first-ball duck. From being several hits away from safety on the DLS chart, Pakistan offered it away. A new spell of rain shortened the game to 40 overs, and also they returned needing 136 off five overs, which confirmed to be too huge an ask.
With the danger of rainfall looming, as well as on a pitch that had hung around under covers in the lead-up to the match, Pakistan put India in to bat. Nonetheless, the decision backfired as India posted 336/5, and after that transformed the screws to take four wickets for 12 runs and also set off a middle-order collapse.
The Pakistan fans in the crowd came alive with the duo’s century stand, yet were quickly quietened by twin strikes from Kuldeep Yadav. Babar was deceived by one that spun in to be bowled, while Fakhar’s move found the hands of Yuzvendra Chahal.
India’s brand-new opening mix of Rohit and KL Rahul had some mix-ups on the field, but with Pakistan’s fielding letting them down again, the duo eased to a free-flowing 136-run stand at an excellent rate. With Virat Kohli joining the celebration and ending up being the fastest to 11,000 ODI runs, India set for a high score.
Both Rahul (57 off 78) as well as Kohli (77 off 65) made half-centuries, while Rohit was majestic in setting the tone, entering the groove earlier than he usually does. He moved right into his 90s with an enormous six off a cut shot, as well as raised his 24th ODI hundred with a solitary. He was angry with himself for losing out on a big one, sending an inside story straight to the fielder at short fine leg to be out for 140 off 113 balls.
From being a couple of hits away from safety on the DLS graph, Pakistan gave it away.
With Bhuvneshwar Kumar hopping off early in the chase, Vijay Shankar began and struck with his extremely first ball at a World Cup, trapping Imam-ul-Haq in front. Fakhar Zaman and Babar tackled the Indian attack, with an eye on the grey clouds and also the DLS targets.
Mohammed Amir boosted on his records against India, getting Kohli and also MS Dhoni to edge behind, while Hardik Pandya’s helicopter shot located Babar Azam in the deep. It was just the fightback Pakistan needed and even a short rainfall break after 46.4 overs seemed to have turned the energy slightly for Pakistan’s way.