World Cup 2019, IND vs PAK Highlights: India beat Pakistan by 89 runs (D/L)

World Cup 2019, IND vs PAK Highlights: India beat Pakistan by 89 runs (D/L)

World Cup 2019, IND vs PAK Highlights: Riding on Rohit Sharma's stylish knock and an excellent show by the bowlers, India maintained their unbeatable record against Pakistan in Wolrd Cup as the Men in Blue pull off a comprehensive 89-run victory in the rain-curtailed match at Manchester.

World Cup 2019, IND vs PAK Highlights:  India remain undefeated by Pakistan in Word Cup

World Cup 2019, IND vs PAK Highlights: Riding on Rohit Sharma’s stylish knock and an excellent show by the bowlers, India maintained their unbeatable record against Pakistan in World Cup as the Men in Blue pull off a comprehensive 89-run victory in the rain-curtailed match at Manchester on Sunday. Batting first India posted an imposing 336/5 after Sharma scored 140 off 113 balls. In reply, Pakistan were six down for 166 in 35 overs when rain stopped the play. When the game resumed the target was revised to 302 in 40 overs, leaving Pakistan requiring a near impossible130 off five overs. Pakistan were restricted to 212/6 as India clinched another victory over their arch-rivals in World Cup.

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ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019Old Trafford, Manchester 16 October 2019

India 336/5 (50.0)


Pakistan 212/6 (40.0)

Match Ended ( Day - Match 22 ) India beat Pakistan by 89 runs (D/L method)

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India vs Pakistan: Highlights

Rohit Sharma- The Man of the Match!

"Happy with the way we played as a team. We know at times, it can get frustrating having lost out in the previous game. We had the intent of playing a solid game today. I was unhappy (when I got out), particularly the way I played that shot. He just pushed mid-on back and brought fine leg in, a little misjudgment from my side. When you're set you want to get as many runs as possible. Trust me, wasn't thinking of a double hundred. Got out at the wrong time, the partnership was becoming solid and we wanted to kill the game. Rahul played very well, took some time early on, probably what was required. Can't play shots straightaway. The idea was to see what is happening. We got a good start and built on from there."

Emphatic win for India!

This has been another comprehensive India win set up by Rohit and Rahul. Then Kohli did what he does to set up a mammoth total. The only stage when India were challenged was during the course of an industrious second-wicket stand between Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman. Then they lost four wickets for next-to-nothing and it all came crashing down.

And India make WC lead 7-0 over Pak

India beat Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS) in the rain-curtailed match at Manchester on Sunday.  In a sequence that first started in 1992, Pakistan are yet to beat India in a World Cup game in seven attempts.

KL Rahul drops an easy catch!

37.4: Chahal to Shadab Khan, 2 runs, dropped. A compulsive slog, an obvious miscue and then some really sloppy stuff in the deep from Rahul, who gets to the ball well, but dropped.

Target goes out of Pakistan's reach!

Play to resume in 10 minutes. Will be a 40-over game. Pakistan need 136 off 30 balls. The revised target is 302.

Covers are coming off

Live visuals from Manchester has Kohli chilling in the dressing room. He exudes the body language of someone who knows there's little chance of a resumption. Some of the players have changed into their training gear. Is that a sign?

Pakistan batting so far

Umpires pondering over options!

The umpires are having their under-umbrealla conference, with one of them trying to squeeze his umbrella into the outfield to judge the level of damage. But the covers are firmly on, and just like the covers, the crowd too don't seem to be in a hurry to go anywhere.


What if play does not resume?

Rain has stopped play, and India will win by 86 runs should play not resume. We will keep you updated, and be back should we have further information.

Give me some sunshine, pleads Kohli

Wasim Akram on air

"Indian cricket invested everything in their first class cricket over the years. And we as Pakistan have hardly done anything for our first-class cricket. We have been changing it every year. Our first-class cricket has been run by some random journalist for some odd reason and why for so many years."

Weather gods are here again!

Play has stopped again due to rain. It seems, weather gods were feeling ignored and they have arrived again to steal the limelight.Pakistan are 86 runs behind currently. Par score is 252.

Shankar sends Sarfaraz back!

Shankar to Sarfaraz, out Bowled!! 7-0 is on the cards folks! Sarfaraz goes for 12(30). The Pakistan captain drags on. Looked to drive expansively through the offside. gets an inside edge instead, and the ball clatters into leg stump. Another nail in an already tightly secured Pakistan coffin. Second wicket to Vijay Shankar and with this Pakistan's tail exposed. 

Crowd in seventh heaven!

Pakistan's reaction to their fall of wickets!

Pandya outplays Pakistan!

Hardik Pandya's two off two takes Pakistan into deep trouble. Pandya first got Hafeez out on 26.5 over and then with the very next ball he sent Shoaib Malik back to the pavilion. He bowled him out for a duck. Pakistan are now 132/5 in 28 overs.

Kuldeep strikes again!

After sending Babar Azam, Kuldeep now claims Fakhar Zaman's wicket. Kuldeep Yadav to Fakhar Zaman, out Caught by Chahal!! One brings two! Kuldeep has got rid of both set batsmen. Pakistan sink further as Fakhar departs after playing a valuable knock of 62. Attempts a sweep against the wrist spinner and gets a top-edge towards short fine leg. Chahal makes sure to hold on to it and there will be two new batsmen at the crease. Spinners weaving their magic for the Men in Blue. Pakistan 126/3 in 26 overs.

Kuldeep does it for India!

When It was growing big for Pakistan, Kuldeep did it for India. He sent Babar Azam back to pavilion on 48 and broke their over 100-run partnership. Pakistan are now 117/2 in 24 overs. An incredible delivery from a supremely talented bowler. Everything about this delivery is the kind of stuff dreams are made of for a left-arm wrist spinner. Nicely tossed up, the ball drifts away gently across Babar, pitches and then wickedly spins back in. Babar is looking to get outside the line to block, but is completely deceived by the dip, and then because he's played down the wrong line with a bit of gap between bat and pad, there's no second line of defence. Sneaks through the gap, clean bowled. Wow, what a ball. Magnificent.

Fifty for Fakhar Zaman!

Chahal to Fakhar Zaman, SIX, first fifty for Fakhar Zaman in World Cup. Down on his knee as he slogsweeps the tossed up delivery over deep mid-wicket for half a dozen, nice way to get to the milestone for the southpaw. Completes his 50 in 59 balls. Growing tall for his team.

Stumping appeal

Kuldeep gets vicious turn off the pitch! Fakhar Zaman gets back into his crease JUST IN TIME. Dhoni broke the bails but a millisecond too late. Zaman survives. Pakistan can breathe easy again.

Kul-Cha drying up the boundaries

The boundaries have dried up since Kuldeep and Chahal have come on to bowl in tandem. Batsmen moving the score along in singles. It's important from Pakistan's perspective that they do not lose a wicket now. Will be difficult for new batsmen to come in and face this spin duo. Pakistan will know India's bowling resources are running dry wqith Bhuvi's absence.

Chahal brought on

Yuzvendra Chahal is brought into the attack in the 17th over. Hardik is taken off after leaking 11 runs in his last over. Spin from both ends then. How Pakistan play India's spinners will decide this tie. Both Fakhar and Babar are playing good sensible cricket. Waiting for the bad ball, keeping the required run rate in check.

Fakhar Zaman getting the better of Hardik Pandya

The third ball of the 16th over is belted by Fakhar Zaman on the on side. That makes a sweet sound. Pandya serves it short and on middle, Fakhar is onto it in a flash as he pulls it thunderously to the deep mid-wicket fence.
Fifth ball goes for a four too. Slower ball gets a thick edge and runs to the third man fence. This time Hardik offered width outside off.

6.2 overs bowled by Hardik, Shankar

In the 14 overs bowled so far, almost half have been bowled by Vijay Shankar and Hardik Pandya. You can see what Kohli is trying to do here, he's trying to ensure that he doesn't have too many overs from his weaker options at the death. However, this could backfire on India. Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman are settling in nicely here.
He's operating with Kuldeep from one end though. Could the Pakistani batsmen lose concentration and make a mistake against him?

Kuldeep introduced

Kuldeep Yadav is introduced into the attack and he gets the Indian fielders excited straightaway. Gets his second ball to rise off the surface awkwardly for Fakhar Zaman. Babar Azam is looking in imperious touch though.

Update on Bhuvneshwar

Update: Bhuvneshwar has a tight left hamstring and will not be taking part in this match is the official update from the Indian team.
So, 27.2 overs will need to be bowled between Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadhav.  

That is a big blow for India. Bhuvi would have been very dangerous in these conditions.

Pakistan off to a slow start!

Indian pacers have kept Pakistan under control as after 10 overs, Pakistan are 38/1 with Babar Azam 13 off 18 and Fakhar Zaman 16 off 24. Pakistan require another 299 runs with 9 wickets and 40.0 overs remaining. 

Vijay Shankar brings smiles!

Vijay Shankar hands wicket off first delivery!

Shankar to Imam-ul-Haq, OUT, huge appeal and he's struck the first ball with a nip-backer! Vijay is delighted as are the rest of his mates. Imam is walking off. Massive break for India from an unlikely source. This is bowled full, swung back in a hint, but the doubt remains. Did it pitch outside leg? Could Pakistan have reviewed? Will need a replay to confirm everything, but what is confirmed is Pakistan have lost their first wicket.

Pakistan openers setting up their eyes!

Fakhar Zaman and Imam ul Haq are taking their time in the middle. After 3 overs, Pakistan are 12/0. 

Eyes glued to the cricket action!

Pakistan off the mark!

The players are back on the field. Scratch all that which was scratched any which ways. The players go off again! Boy, this is frustrating. The players had come onto the field, but just when Imam-ul-Haq was taking guard, the drizzle returned and the players were asked to go. Now, the hover cover comes on and ironically, the ground is bathed in sunshine. Virat Kohli sits in the dugout and is having a smile about that.

Oh Rain Gods, Let the play happen!

It has started to drizzle again. The covers are being called on. It's so light that some don't mind the rain. The Indians aren't really leaving the field. And the sun comes out to troll everyone. The three Ks - Kohli, Kedar, Kuleep are happy chit-chatting in the dug out

KL Rahul says...

KL Rahul is down for a chat with Michael Clarke. Rahul says that it has been a while since he opened in ODIs and is happy that he could get the team off to a good start. Stresses that given the fact that Pakistan's new-ball bowlers swing the ball a lot, it was a plan to see off the first 10 overs. Admits that he was nervous, but not because it was India-Pakistan but because he had to wait for more than 2 years in the sidelines to feature in the ODI team. On the pitch, Rahul reckons that the pitch will be spiced up by the rain and believes that India's bowlers will do the job. Adds that the track will aid turn and that will help his team even more.

And India put 336/5 on board!

Mohammad Amir gets Kohli out!

Mohammad Amir to Kohli, OUT, gone, is he? Pakistan have Kohli! Quick bouncer, too quick for Kohli, who tried to swivel and pull it to fine leg. Gets the faintest of edges, and a prolonged appeal moves the umpire's finger. Kohli goes back for 77 off 65 balls. India 315/5 in 48 overs.

No overs lost!

No overs lost. A mid-innings break of 15 minutes. Covers are coming off. We aren't far from a resumption. The umpires are checking a few patches inside the 30-yard circle. The stumps have been put in too. Full game. On. Start at 2.40pm. Mid-innings break of 15 minutes. No overs lost.

Good news coming up!

It has stopped raining and the covers are coming off. We will have an update for you shortly.

Dear rain, please stop like him :-)

What if India don't bat now?

It's raining at Manchester and if India don't bat again, Pakistan will have to chase 327 in 46 overs. That's all for later, however.


India: Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohmmed Shami, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Shikhar Dhawan.

Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Shahdab Khan, Mohammed Hafeez, Mohammed Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Mohammed Aamir, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Asif Ali.