India extended its unbeaten record with Pakistan in World Cup matches to 7-0 while Old Trafford in Manchester observed a rain affected mega match between the arch rivals where India beat Pakistan by 89 runs.
Rohit Sharma scored 140 while Virat Kohli and K L Rahul hit half-centuries before the magnificent spells by the bowling unit guided India to beat Pakistan in a match affected by rain.
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. Pakistan needed 136 runs off just 30 balls. Imad and Shadab were left stranded on 46 and 20, respectively. Chasing the target 337 in 50 overs Pakistan lost its first wicket as Imam ulHaq in fifth over by debutant Vijay Shankar, who was then completing the over of Bhuvaneswar Kumar, who had walked off the field due to hamstring injury.
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Later Fakar Zaman and Babar Azam recovered Pakistan well in time, adding 104 runs for the second wicket. However, they lost four crucial wickets in span of 12 runs. Kuldeep Yadav bagged two quick wickets — Babar (48) and Fakhar (62).
Hardik Pandya joined the party and he earned two wickets in an over — Mohammad Hafeez (9) and Shoaib Malik (0), reducing Pakistan on 129/5.ImadWasim (22*) and Sarfaraz Ahmed tried to rebuild Pakistan’s innings but their brief 36-run stand came to an end as Shankar returned and dismissed Sarfaraz for 12.