Team India overpower Pakistan in lopsided encounter

   By Power Corridors ,  17-Jun-2019
Team India overpower Pakistan in lopsided encounter

Men in Blue put up a clinical show in their World Cup match against Pakistan and defeated their arch-rivals by 89 runs (D/L)

Winning the toss, Pakistan put India in to bat and both the Indian openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma started cautiously. After surviving the initial spell of Pakistani bowlers, especially Mohd. Aamir, both Rahul and Rohit started to attack the bowlers and put up a century stand. KL Rahul was the first Indian batsman to be dismissed after scoring 57 off 78 balls. Rohit Sharma continued in sublime fashion as he scored his 24th ODI century. Virat Kohli ably supported him by rotating the strike and putting on a healthy 98 for the second wicket.

Rohit was finally dismissed for 140. Virat Kohli once again played the sheet anchor and the remaining Indian batting revolved around him. Kohli scored 77 off 65 balls with 7 fours. With useful contributions from Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar, India scored 336 for the loss of 5 wickets from their 50 overs.

Chasing 337 for the victory, Pakistan lost their first wicket at the score of 13 when Imam-ul-Haq was trapped leg before by Vijay Shankar for 7. Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman added up 104 for the second wicket and looked to be in control but soon Kuldeep Yadav struck. Yadav took the all important wickets of Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman. Soon they lost two more wickets and were reduced to 129/5. Play was rescheduled as rain interrupted again and Pakistan were given a revised target of 302 from 40 overs. But they managed to get 212 for the loss of 6 wickets and lost the match by 89 runs in the process. India manage to get 2 points from the win and are currently 3rd on the Points Table while Pakistan are lying on the 9th spot.