Brilliant knocks from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli before the magnificent spells by the bowling unit guided India to beat Pakistan by 89 runs by Duckworth-Lewis-stern method at the Old Trafford in Manchester in the ICC Cricket World Cup last night. Chasing a stiff target of 337 runs, Pakistan faced an early hiccup. The rain interrupted the match after 35 overs. However, after almost 50 minutes, the match was curtailed to 40 overs and the run-chase was adjusted to 302 runs based on the Duckworth-Lewis (DLS) method.
Earlier, put into bat first, India made 336 for five in 50 overs riding on Rohit Sharma’s 140 run off 113 balls and skipper Virat Kohli’s 77 off 65 balls. Rohit Sharma has been adjudged Man of the Match for his brilliant knock. For India, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav took 2 wickets each. The Indian captain became the fastest player to make 11,000 ODI runs in his 222nd innings.
Kohli’s milestone smashed master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s record which he had completed in his 276th innings. With this win, India’s head-to-head record against Pakistan in World Cup matches now sits at 7-0. Today, Bangladesh will take on West Indies at Taunton at 3 PM Indian Time.