India thrashed Pakistan by 89 runs in a rain-hit match at Old Trafford, Manchester to maintain their unbeaten Cricket World Cup record against their arch-rivals on Sunday. Put into bat first, India posted 336/5 with Rohit Sharma (140) smashing his second century of the tournament. Skipper Virat Kohli (77) and KL Rahul (57) contributed with half-centuries. For Pakistan, Mohammad Amir was the best bowler with 3/47. In reply, a century stand between Fakhar Zaman (62) and Babar Azam (48) kept Pakistan’s hopes alive until they suffered a collapse and finished on 212/6 in 40 overs chasing a revised target of 302. Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar took two wickets each for India, who now have a 7-0 record against Pakistan in 50-over World Cup. Get highlights of India vs Pakistan ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 encounter here (REPORT | SCORECARD | POINTS TABLE | SCHEDULE & RESULTS) (STREAMING INFO)
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Rohit Sharma | Player of the Match: “Really happy with the way we played as a team. We wanted to get out on the park and play a game of cricket. It can get frustrating at times as our last game was washed out due to rain. We had an intent of playing solid cricket and we did that today. I was unhappy with the way I played that shot. He just pushed mid-on back and got fine-leg up; that was a little misjudgement from my side. When you're set you want to get as many runs as possible, so it was a disappointment when I got out. I wasn't thinking about the double hundred, trust me. It was a good pitch and I wanted to continue batting as long as possible. We wanted to kill the game there with our partnership, but unfortunately I got out at the wrong time. I think Rahul played really well, he took time and that was required at that point.”
23:58 hrs IST: That's it. India crush Pakistan by 89 runs. Clinical show! Their third victory in the tournament.
23:51 hrs IST: Pandya to bowl the final over. Pakistan are 208/6 after 39 overs.
23:42 hrs IST: Six runs off Chahal's sixth over. Pakistan are 172/6 after 36 overs.
23:30 hrs IST: Play to resume in 10 minutes. Will be a 40-over game. Pakistan need 136 off 30 balls. The revised target is 302.
23:18 hrs IST: The covers are coming off. We might have some more play. We'll keep you posted.
22:43 hrs IST: Play has stopped again due to rain. The DLS par score after 35 overs is 252. Pakistan are 86 runs behind currently.
22:38 hrs IST: OUT! Inside edge and the ball crashes onto the stumps. Second wicket for Shankar. Sarfaraz goes for 12(30). Shadab Khan comes to the crease.
22:35 hrs IST: Getting difficult for Pakistan with each passing over. A loss here would all but end their chances of sealing a spot in the semi-finals.
22:25 hrs IST: Eight runs off Bumrah's fifth. Pakistan are 154/5 after 32 overs.
22:19 hrs IST: Six singles off Pandya's seventh. Pakistan are 146/5 after 31 overs. Imad 9*, Sarfaraz 8*. Jasprit Bumrah comes back into the attack.
22:15 hrs IST: Just eight runs off the last two overs. Pakistan are 140/5 after 30 overs. Imad 6*, Sarfaraz 5*
22:08 hrs IST: Another extremely good over from Kuldeep, only three runs off it. Pakistan are 132/5 after 28 overs. Sarfaraz 2*, Imad 1*
22:05 hrs IST: OUT! Pandya - you beauty! Gets Hafeez and Malik off consecutive deliveries. Two ducks in a row for Malik. Turning out to be an extraordinary period for India. Imad Wasim comes to the crease. Pakistan are 129/5 after 27 overs.
21:57 hrs IST: OUT! Another tossed up delivery from Kuldeep, Zaman looks to sweep but gets a top-edge and Chahal takes an easy catch at short fine leg. Pakistan are 126/3 after 26 overs. Hardik Pandya comes back into the attack.
21:53 hrs IST: SIX! Fullish ball from Chahal, Hafeez plays the sweep shot into the deep mid-wicket stands. Pakistan are 126/2 after 25 overs.
21:50 hrs IST: OUT! Tossed up delivery from Kuldeep, Azam looks to defend but the ball clips his inside edge and hits the stumps. Massive wicket for Kohli & Co.. Mohammad Hafeez comes to the crease. Pakistan are 117/2 after 24 overs.
21:44 hrs IST: SIX! Azam picks the length early and slog-sweeps it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Pakistan are 113/1 after 23 overs. India need something special here.
21:36 hrs IST: SIX! And that's a half-century for Zaman. Tossed up from Chahal, Zaman gets down on one knee and slog-sweeps it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. Pakistan are 95/1 after 21 overs.
21:32 hrs IST: Impressive stuff from both Kuldeep and Chahal. Only three off the last 12 balls. Pakistan are 87/1 after 20 overs. Zaman 44*, Azam 34*
21:25 hrs IST: Five runs off Kuldeep's third. Pakistan are 84/1 after 18 overs.
21:22 hrs IST: Nice start from Chahal. Pakistan are 79/1 after 17 overs. Zaman 40*, Azam 30*
21:18 hrs IST: FOUR! Just what Pakistan need at this stage. Both batsmen going well. Costly over from Pandya, 11 runs off it. Pakistan are 75/1 after 16 overs. Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack.
21:10 hrs IST: India in desperate need of wickets here. With Bhuvi out, pressure on Shankar and Jadhav to deliver. Spinners hold the key. Pakistan are 64/1 after 15 overs. Drinks are on the field now.
21:03 hrs IST: Ten off the previous two overs. Pakistan are 51/1 after 13 overs. Azam 23*, Zaman 19*
UPDATE - Bhuvneshwar has a tight left hamstring and will not be taking part in this game.
20:55 hrs IST: Tidy over from Pandya, only three runs off it. Pakistan are 41/1 after 11 overs. Zaman 17*, Azam 15*
20:51 hrs IST: Just four off Shankar's second. Pakistan are 38/1 after 10 overs. Pandya to continue.
20:45 hrs IST: Decent over from Pandya, five runs off his first six balls. Pakistan are 34/1 after 9 overs. Zaman 15*, Azam 11*
20:41 hrs IST: FOUR! Short ball from Bumrah, down leg, Zaman helps it to fine leg boundary. Pakistan are 29/1 after 8 overs. Hardik Pandya comes into the attack.
20:36 hrs IST: Eleven runs off the last 12 deliveries. Pakistan are 25/1 after 7 overs. Zaman 11*, Azam 6*
20:27 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar on with his third over. He's toying with Imam. After four dots, Bhuvi asks for a brief respite - he slipped on his follow through. Probably a niggle. And he's going off the field. Vijay Shankar takes over, and his fuller inswinging delivery traps Imam in front. Babar Azam comes to the crease. Pakistan are 14/1 after five overs.
20:19 hrs IST: Bumrah again. Three dot balls to Imam and then a single. Pakistan are 13/0 after four overs.
20:15 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar continues. A wide and four dots, then Imam hits the fifth delivery for a four to fine leg. Pakistan are 12/0 after three overs.
20:11 hrs IST: Bumrah on with the second over. Zaman hits the third ball for a boundary. Pakistan are 6/0 after two overs.
20:05 hrs IST: Great start from Bhuvneshwar. Some movement for him. Pakistan are 2/0 after the first over. Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack.
20:02 hrs IST: Time for live action. Imam-ul-Haq on strike. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the new ball.
19:57 hrs IST: The sun is out but it's also drizzling at the same time.
19:50 hrs IST: Restart in five minutes. No overs lost.
19:45 hrs IST: The drizzle has stopped. Pitch is still covered. The umpires have had a chat with the groundsman. We should start soon.
19:36 hrs IST: It's drizzling again. Covers are back on.
19:27 hrs IST: That's it. India finish on 336/5. Had Kohli been not out, who knows India would have crossed 350, or even 360. But still it's a very good score. Simple equation for Pakistan - they need big partnerships. We'll be back in 15 minutes.
19:20 hrs IST: FOUR! Fuller delivery from Wahab and Jadhav hits it over the fielder at mid-off. Much-needed boundary. India are 327/5 after 49 overs. Amir to bowl the final six deliveries.
19:16 hrs IST: OUT! Short delivery from Amir, Kohli looks to hook but gets an edge. Second catch for Sarfaraz. Kedar Jadhav comes to the crease. India are 315/5 after 48 overs. Wahab Riaz to bowl the penultimate over.
19:11 hrs IST: FOUR! Kohli uses the pace of the ball and just helps it in the gap between the wicket-keeper at short fine leg. India are 311/4 after 47 overs. Amir now
19:01 hrs IST: Play to resume at 19:10 IST. No overs lost. A mid-innings break of 15 minutes.
18:55 hrs IST: The umpires are on an inspection. We could have an update soon.
18:43 hrs IST: STAT ATTACK - Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul set the record for the highest opening stand (136) for India against Pakistan in 50-over World Cup.
18:38 hrs IST: Good news. The covers are coming off. We aren't far away from a resumption.
18:16 hrs IST: RAIN STOPS PLAY. It's heavy enough. Players are going off the field. India are 305/4 after 46.4 overs. Stay tuned for live updates! If India don't bat again, Pakistan will have to chase 327 in 46 overs.
18:12 hrs IST: Stupendous over from Amir, a wicket and four runs. India are 302/4 after 46 overs. It's drizzling.
18:07 hrs IST: OUT! Full and wide from Amir, Dhoni looks to hit it over long-on but gets a thick edge and Sarfaraz takes a neat catch. Vijay Shankar comes to the crease.
18:03 hrs IST: Virat Kohli becomes the fastest to 11,000 ODI runs. He achieves the feat in his 230th ODI (222 innings). India's run-machine!
18:01 hrs IST: Double and that's a half-century for Kohli, his second consecutive 50 in the tournament. Should look to stay till the end. Meanwhile, Amir gets rid of Pandya, who scored 26 off 19. MS Dhoni comes to the crease. India are 286/3 after 44 overs.
17:55 hrs IST: FOUR! Poor ball from Hasan, down leg, Pandya hits to fine leg for a boundary. India are 274/2 after 43 overs. Mohammad Amir comes back into the attack.
17:51 hrs IST: FOUR! Fuller delivery from Wahab and Kohli lifts it over mid-on. Moves into 40s. India are 261/2 after 42 overs.
17:46 hrs IST: Very good over from Hasan. Doesn't give away any boundary. India are 254/2 after 41 overs. Kohli 41*, Pandya 9*
17:42 hrs IST: Expensive over from Shadab, 10 runs off it. India are 248/2 after 40 overs. Kohli 39*, Pandya 5*
17:38 hrs IST: OUT! End of a majestic innings from Rohit. He goes for 140(113). Length delivery from Hasan, Rohit looks to scoop it over short fine leg but doesn't get the timing and Wahab does the rest. Hardik Pandya comes to the crease. India are 238/2 after 39 overs.
17:33 hrs IST: FOUR! Short delivery from Wahab and Rohit just helps it over the fielder at short fine leg. Good over for India, 10 off it. They are 230/1 after 38 overs.
17:28 hrs IST: Imad finishes with figures of 0/49. Couple of wickets would have made it even more better. India are 220/1 after 37 overs. Rohit 128*, Kohli 29*
17:22 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Wahab and Rohit cuts it over backward point. No problem for the Indian whatsoever. India are 215/1 after 36 overs. Time for drinks!
17:18 hrs IST: FOUR! Outside edge and it runs away to the third man boundary. Rohit moves to 119. India are 206/1 after 35 overs. Wahab Riaz comes back into the attack.
17:15 hrs IST: FOUR! Tossed up from Shadab, Rohit goes down on one knee and sweeps it in the gap between deep mid-wicket and deep backward square leg. India are 199/1 after 34 overs. Rohit 113*, Kohli 23*
17:12 hrs IST: Ten off the last two overs. India are 191/1 after 33 overs. Rohit 106*, Kohli 22*. India well on course to get past 340.
17:06 hrs IST: FOUR! Length ball from Amir, Kohli leans forward and times it in the gap between cover and mid-off. India are 181/1 after 31 overs. Rohit 102*, Kohli 16*
17:03 hrs IST: Single towards deep point and that'a a century for Rohit off just 85 deliveries. His 24th ODI century. Superb innings! Needs to keep going. India are 172/1 after 30 overs. Amir to continue.
16:58 hrs IST: Amir keeps Kohli quiet. Even troubles him on a couple of occasions. What a contest! India are 165/1 after 29 overs. Rohit 95*, Kohli 7*. Shadab Khan comes back into the attack.
16:53 hrs IST: Fine over from Wahab, just four off it. India are 164/1 after 28 overs. Rohit 94*, Kohli 7*. Mohammad Amir comes back into the attack.
16:49 hrs IST: SIX! Short and wide from Hasan and Rohit cuts it over backward point for a maximum. Easy pickings! India are 160/1 after 27 overs. Wahab again.
16:45 hrs IST: Five runs off Wahab's fourth. India are 151/1 after 26 overs. Rohit 85*, Kohli 4*
16:41 hrs IST: Costly over from Hasan, 10 off it. He hasn't been that effective so far in the event. India are 146/1 after 25 overs. Rohit 81*, Kohli 3*
16:36 hrs IST: OUT! Some success for Pakistan. Wahab strikes, gets the better of Rahul 57(78). Wasn't in control of the drive and Babar Azam completed an easy catch at cover. Virat Kohli comes to the crease. India are 136/1 after 24 overs. Hasan Ali comes back into the attack.
16:30 hrs IST: SIX! Full delivery from Hafeez, Rahul makes room and creams it over long-off for a maximum. India are 134/0 after 23 overs. Rohit 74*, Rahul 57*. Wahab Riaz comes back into the attack.
16:26 hrs IST: SIX! That's a half-century for Rahul. Not the best of his innings but credit to him for being determined to hang on. Fraction shot from Malik and Rahul hits in the gap between deep mid-wicket and deep backward square leg for a maximum. India are 123/0 after 22 overs. Another change. Mohammad Hafeez comes into the attack.
16:21 hrs IST: Nine runs off the last 12 deliveries. India are 112/0 after 21 overs. Rohit 66*, Rahul 43*. Shoaib Malik comes into the attack - sixth bowling option for Pakistan.
16:14 hrs IST: Another excellent over, this time from Imad. Very less boundaries in the last few overs. That's good from Pakistan's perspective but they need wickets here. India are 103/0 after 19 overs.
16:10 hrs IST: Impressive over from Shadab, only two off it. India are 101/0 after 18 overs. Drinks are on the field now..
16:07 hrs IST: Six runs off Imad's fifth. India are 99/0 after 17 overs. Rohit 60*, Rahul 36*
16:03 hrs IST: FOUR! Touch short from Shadab, Rohit opens the bat face and hits it well in the gap between backward point and short third man. India are 93/0 after 16 overs. Rohit 58*, Rahul 33*
16:00 hrs IST: Nineteen balls since the last boundary. Wouldn't be a big concern given how both Rohit and Rahul are playing. India are 87/0 after 15 overs. There's some spin and that's encouraging for KULcha.
15:58 hrs IST: Good comeback from Shadab, only three singles off his second over. India are 83/0 after 14 overs.
15:55 hrs IST: Wonderful over from Imad, just one off it. India are 80/0 after 13 overs. Rohit 50*, Rahul 28*. Shadab again.
15:51 hrs IST: FOUR! And that's a half-century for Rohit off just 34 deliveries. Also, he pummeled a juicy full-toss into the deep mid-wicket stands for a maximum. Expensive over from Shadab, 17 off it. India are 79/0 after 12 overs.
15:47 hrs IST: Running between the wickets requires improvement. Poor throw from Shadab (from point). An lifeline for Rohit. India are 62/0 after 11 overs. Shadab Khan comes into the attack.
15:42 hrs IST: FOUR! Width on offer and Rohit doesn't miss those. Cuts it past backward point. Meanwhile, Pakistan missed a run-out chance off the first ball. Had it not been for Fakhar Zaman's throw at the non-striker's end (Rahul was safe), Rohit would have been back in the pavilion. India are 53/0 after the end of the first Powerplay.
15:38 hrs IST: Decent start from Imad. Doesn't get much turn though. India are 46/0 after 9 overs. Rohit 32*, Rahul 12*. Wahab to continue.
15:35 hrs IST: FOUR! Short delivery from Wahab and Rohit pulls it over short fine leg. Moves into 30s. India are 42/0 after 8 overs. First sign of spin. Imad Wasim comes into the attack.
15:30 hrs IST: Amir continues to keep things tight, just two off his fourth (total three as one was bye). India are 35/0 after 7 overs. Rohit 26*, Rahul 8*. First change in bowling. Wahab Riaz comes into the attack.
15:26 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Hasan and Rohit cuts it past cover point. The last delivery, short, Rohit smashes it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. Another expensive over from the Pakistan pacer, 12 runs off it. India are 32/0 after 6 overs.
15:21 hrs IST: FOUR! Banged in short from Amir and Rahul pulls in front of square leg for his first boundary. Amir has been warned for the second time. One more warning and he'll not be allowed to bowl. India are 20/0 after 5 overs.
15:17 hrs IST: FOUR! Fuller delivery from Hasan, Rohit comes forward and drives it past the fielder at mid-off. Classy! India are 16/0 after 4 overs.
15:13 hrs IST: Single towards square leg and Rahul gets off the mark. Another tidy over from Amir, only two off it. He has been given an official warning for stepping onto the pitch. India are 11/0 after 3 overs.
15:09 hrs IST: Too straight from Hasan and Rohit hits it in front of square for three runs. Costly over from Hasan. India are 9/0 after 2 overs. Amir to continue.
15:06 hrs IST: FOUR! Inside edge just past the stumps and first boundary of the day for Rohit. Not the ideal to start an innings but he'll take it. Every run matters!
15:04 hrs IST: Solid start from Amir. Maiden it is. India are 0/0 after the first over. Hasan Ali comes into the attack.
15:02 hrs IST: Rahul looks in a good frame of mind. His feet are moving well. Should look to build a good partnership with Rohit, who has been in splendid form so far in the tournament.
15:01 hrs IST: Straightaway on target, Amir. Good length delivery and Rahul chooses to defend it. Not much help from the surface.
15:00 hrs IST: Time for live action. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul to open. Mohammad Amir, who took a five-wicket haul against Australia, to begin the proceedings.
14:54 hrs IST: The teams have lined up for the anthems. The atmosphere is electric!
14:37 hrs IST: Playing XIs
India: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir
14:33 hrs IST: Pakistan have won the toss and have opted to field. Vijay Shankar makes his World Cup debut.
14:15 hrs IST: The narrative of Indo-Pak duel is such that irrespective of whether it is a World Cup game or not, it creates heroes or villains for life in the eyes of fans.
Ajay Jadeja's assault of Waqar Younis in the 1996 World Cup quarterfinal or Salim Malik's 72 off 35 balls in a tough run chase that stunned the 90,000 plus at Eden Gardens in 1987 are stuff of legends.
14:03 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma averages 66.61 in ODIs in England. The team management would be hoping for a big knock from the team's vice-captain. Against South Africa, he played one of his best knocks in the 50-over format.
13:52 hrs IST: GOOD NEWS - It's not at Old Trafford currently (but cloudy conditions). We'll have the toss in around 40 minutes.
13:46 hrs IST: PROUD MOMENT - MS Dhoni will be appearing in his 341st ODI for India. Sachin Tendulkar is the country's most capped player (463 ODIs) in the format.
13:30 hrs IST: Almost 800,000 applications for tickets and more than a billion viewers expected worldwide - when India face Pakistan it’s always a must-see event. What could prove to be the decisive factor in Manchester? Here's a look at some
13:13 hrs IST: Mohammad Amir has failed to take a single wicket in four of six previous ODI appearances against India. Can he shine today?
13:04 hrs IST: India have lost only two Cricket World Cup games since the completion of the 2007 edition (against South Africa (2011) and Australia (2015)).
12:56 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma has made scores of 95, 56, 122*, and 57 in his last four ODI innings, the longest run of 50+ scores in his career in the format.
12:50 hrs IST: WHAT THEY SAID -
India captain Virat Kohli: "If we play well, we can beat anyone. Nothing changes according to the opposition. For the players, it is very important to be professional, be it any team you are up against."
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur: "Obviously, there's a massive hype that's created a lot of the time by the media really. Our guys are prepared. We're ready. We're comfortable that we can get out there and perform."
12:41 hrs IST: “The fact it’s an old rivalry means it will be followed closely by the people of both countries, but Pakistan have had a bit of a stumble so far so there’s probably a bit more pressure on them. If it’s a proper 50-overs game I think India have the strength to win." - Some statement from this legendary batsman. Can you guess his name? Read full story here
12:35 hrs IST: RIGHT TIME TO MAKE AMENDS - Jasprit Bumrah's figures in the 2017 Champions Trophy final against Pakistan read 9-0-68-0 -- his worst ODI figures so far.
12:29 hrs IST: Worried about rain during the game? Here's the hourly Manchester weather forecast. There is inclement weather predicted for the evening, which means whoever wins the toss will look to field first.
12:25 hrs IST: Mickey Arthur's clarion call to Pakistan ahead of India clash is just like SRK's 'chak de'. Arthur has urged his players to instantly become a legend by producing a moment of brilliance to help defeat their chief foes in Manchester. Read full story here
12:20 hrs IST: BIG NUMBER - Kohli is 57 runs away from becoming the ninth player to complete 11,000 ODI runs.
12:16 hrs IST: STAT ATTACK - Since defeating Pakistan at Old Trafford in the 1999 World Cup, India have played just one ODI at the venue, losing to England (in 2007) by three wickets.
12:10 hrs IST: India v Pakistan - Can it get any bigger than this? It's back! Hello and welcome to Outlook's live coverage of the high-voltage clash between the two teams. Hopefully, the rain stays away.
India and Pakistan have the biggest rivalry in the sport and both teams will be hoping the weather holds out so a full match can be played in front of a packed crowd in Manchester.
Light showers are predicted for a venue where India beat Pakistan by 47 runs in the 1999 World Cup, although it was Pakistan who would go on to reach the final before losing to eventual champions Australia.
Mohammad Amir's first spell will keep his team interested after a brilliant performance against Australia. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma will look to be more cautious at the beginning.
Kohli has always enjoyed a fabulous track record against Pakistan, having scored a hundred in the 2015 game at Adelaide.
Shikhar Dhawan will miss this game as he continues to recover from a left thumb injury he sustained against Australia.
It will be a test of character for youngsters like Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi, who haven’t bowled much to Indian batsmen.
The seaming conditions and Pakistan's ability to play spinners well might prompt Kohli to drop one among Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav and go for Mohammed Shami, who could be useful in these conditions.
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