MANCHESTER: For such an extreme competition, it’s nonetheless a lopsided contest whilst India and Pakistan meet at the Cricket global Cup. India prolonged their document to 7-0 in opposition to Pakistan at global Cups with an 89-run victory in a rain-interrupted encounter on Sunday that in all likelihood will stay the most-watched sport of the six-week match.

India began ominously with Rohit Sharma scoring one hundred forty from 113 deliveries (14 fours and 3 sixes) and skipper Virat Kohli contributing seventy seven in a complete of 336-5, a file for a One-day Inter­national at vintage Trafford.


Pakistan were usually behind the run-price required.

Fakhar Zaman (sixty two) and Babar Azam (48) put on 104 for the second one wicket but whilst both had been dismissed with the aid of left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav within nine balls, Pakistan’s hopes dwindled with them.

when Hardik Pandya took wickets with consecutive deliveries within the twenty seventh over, Pakistan were 129-five. And with a bring about play because both groups had batted more than 20 overs, there was no danger of sharing factors if rain avoided any greater play. A postpone after the thirty fifth with Pakistan at 166-6 just prolonged the inevitable.

Pakistan have been set a revised target of 302 from forty overs and the closing 5 overs had been a non-event with Pakistan finishing 212-6. India remained unbeaten in four video games to begin the tournament.

The conditions didn’t dampen the passion of a predominantly pro-India crowd that stuffed the 162-year-old venue to its 23,500 potential. Seats had been in excessively excessive demand, after all, with the international Cricket Council reporting extra than 800,000 ticket packages for the game.

There’s always more significance while the nuclear-armed neighboring nations meet at ICC tournaments because India and Pakistan play cricket so from time to time in bilateral series.

This become no unique, with a one thousand million-plus television target audience and an almost soccer-like surroundings at the ground.

Kohli’s unmarried to get off the mark become met through ‘Kohli-Kohli-Kohli’ chants from the predominantly pro-India crowd.

Sharma set the tone along with his 2d century of the tournament, sharing partnerships of 136 with k.L. Rahul (57) for the primary wicket and ninety eight with Kohli for the second one.

He appeared prepared to genuinely unharness while he needlessly paddled a ball from Hasan Ali to Wahab Riaz at quick best leg in the 38th over.

Kohli endured, becoming the third Indian batter to skip 11,000 ODI runs. In doing so in his 222nd innings, he became the quickest to reach the milestone, surpassing his mythical compatriot Sachin Tendulkar who took 276 innings to rack up that general.

Kohli become on 71 and India 305-four while rain stopped play for the primary time in the forty seventh over. The India captain was caught behind off Mohammad Amir’s bowling now not lengthy after he lower back from the fifty five-minute rain ruin and, enormously, walked off before umpire Marais Erasmus had a threat to sign him out.

there has been some hypothesis Kohli didn’t area the ball however it turned into inconsequential in the long run, as India surpassed Sri Lanka’s 318-7 towards England in 2006 to set the very best ODI overall at old Trafford.

After a batting onslaught on the top, Pakistan pegged again the run-rate slightly as Amir (3-forty seven) brushed off Pandya (26) and then had MS Dhoni (1) and Kohli caught in the back of each the ex-captain and captain walking.

matters commenced going haywire for Pakistan after skipper Sarfraz Ahmed received the toss and fielded, going towards the advice sent via social media through high Minister and 1992 global Cup-prevailing captain Imran Khan.

Overcast and funky overhead situations that normally could want swing and seam bowling didn’t substantially assist the Pakistan attack, with India racing to 52-0 in their maximum effective commencing strength play of the match.

The Pakistan pacemen had trouble with the umpires, with Amir and Wahab each counseled two times for strolling on the blanketed vicinity in the center of the pitch. One similarly caution would have resulted in a suspension.

It also didn’t help that opener Imam-ul-Haq got out in uncommon circumstances to Vijay Shankar’s very first delivery at a international Cup it coming on the fifth ball of Pakistan’s fifth over after Shankar turned into requested to finish it off after Bhuvneshwar Kumar limped off the field.

Pakistan’s next sport is at Lord’s next Sunday in opposition to South Africa, who additionally have 3 factors and handiest faraway possibilities of accomplishing the semi-finals.



Batsmen & mode of dismissals R B 4s 6s SR

okay.L. Rahul c Babar b Wahab fifty seven seventy eight 3 2 seventy three.07
R.G. Sharma c Wahab b Hasan 140 113 14 3 123.89
V. Kohli c Sarfraz b Amir seventy seven sixty five 7 zero 118.46
H.H. Pandya c Babar b Amir 26 19 2 1 136.Eighty four
M.S. Dhoni s Sarfraz b Amir 1 2 zero 0 50.00
V. Shankar no longer out 15 15 1 zero 100.00
Okay.M. Jadhav now not out nine 8 1 zero 112.50

EXTRAS (B-1, LB-1, W-nine) eleven - - - --

general (for 5 wkts, 50 overs) 336 - - - --

FALL OF WKTS: 1-136 (Rahul, 23.5 ov), 2-234 (Sharma, 38.2 ov), 3-285 (Pandya, 43.Five ov), four-298 (Dhoni, 45.1 ov), 5-314 (Kohli, 47.Four ov).

DID not BAT: B. Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Y.S. Chahal, J.J. Bumrah.

BOWLING: Mohammad Amir 10-1-47-three (1w); Hasan Ali 9-zero-eighty four-1 (1w); Wahab Riaz 10-0-seventy one-1 (5w); Imad Wasim 10-zero-forty nine-zero (2w); Shadab Khan nine-zero-61-zero; Shoaib Malik 1-zero-eleven-zero; Mohammad Hafeez 1-zero-11-0.


Batsmen & mode of dismissals R B 4s 6s SR

Imam-ul-Haq lbw b Shankar 7 18 1 0 38.88
Fakhar Zaman c Chahal b Kuldeep sixty two 75 7 1 eighty two.66
Babar Azam b Kuldeep forty eight 57 3 1 84.21
Mohammad Hafeez c Shankar b Pandya 9 7 zero 1 128.Fifty seven
Sarfraz Ahmed b Shankar 12 30 0 zero 40.00
Shoaib Malik b Pandya zero 1 0 zero zero.00
Imad Wasim not out forty six 39 6 0 117.Ninety four
Shadab Khan not out 20 14 1 zero 142.Eighty five

EXTRAS (LB-1, W-6, NB-1) 8 - - - --

total (for 6 wkts, forty overs) 212 - - - --

FALL OF WKTS: 1-thirteen (Imam, 4.5 ov), 2-117 (Babar, 23.6 ov), 3-126 (Fakhar, 25.2 ov), 4-129 (Hafeez, 26.5 ov), 5-129 (Malik, 26.6 ov), 6-a hundred sixty five (Sarfraz, 34.1 ov).

DID now not BAT: Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir.

BOWLING: Kumar 2.4-0-8-0 (1w); Bumrah 8-0-fifty two-zero (1nb); Shankar five.2-0-22-2 (2w); Pandya eight-zero-44-2 (1w); Kuldeep Yadav nine-1-32-2; Chahal 7-zero-fifty three-zero (2w).

notice: Shankar finished Kumar’s uncompleted over.

result: India received by way of 89 (D/L technique).

UMPIRES: M. Erasmus (South Africa) and B.N.J. Oxenford (Australia).

television UMPIRE: J.S. Wilson (West Indies).

suit REFEREE: R.S. Madugalle (Sri Lanka).

guy-OF-THE-healthy: Rohit Sharma.


(Tabulated below performed, won, misplaced, no-end result, points, net run-rate):

Australia five 4 1 0 8 +zero.812

New Zealand four three 0 1 7 +2.163

India 4 3 zero 1 7 +1.029

England 4 three 1 zero 6 +1.557

Sri Lanka five 1 2 2 4 -1.778

West Indies four 1 2 1 3 +zero.666

South Africa five 1 three 1 3 -0.208

Bangladesh four 1 2 1 3 -zero.714

Pakistan five 1 3 1 three -1.933

Afghanistan four zero four zero 0 -1.638

up to date after Pakistan vs India fit on Sunday

published in , June seventeenth, 2019