India vs Pakistan
- India continued its golden run in the ICC World Cup as India registered an 89-run victory over Pakistan at a packed Old Trafford.
- The venue, bustling with boisterous Indian and Pakistani fans, witnessed a stop-start game due to multiple rain interventions and through the contest, the Men in Blue held their nerve.
- After Pakistan won the toss and opted to field, India amassed 336 for five in 50 overs. It was a tenure that also suffered a one-hour rain-break towards the fag end.
- It was a minor blip for the Indian batting juggernaut that rode on Rohit Sharma’s 140. The opener’s magnificent knock served as the spine while his top-order colleagues, K.L. Rahul (57) and Virat Kohli (77), also joined the party. With this knock, Kohli completed 11,000 runs in ODIs.
- Pakistan’s pursuit had just one ideal partnership as Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam added 104 for the second-wicket; the rest wilted with Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya grabbing two wickets apiece.
- The weather then had the last word as another wet spell paused Pakistan at 166 for six in 35 overs.
- On resumption, based on the Duckworth-Lewis method, the target was revised to 302 from 40 overs and Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men finished with 212 for six.