Player of the Match
Player of the Match
29dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Rohit Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav put India 7-0 ahead

On its biggest stage, cricket's most fraught rivalry once again failed to live up to its billing as a meek Pakistan were thoroughly outclassed

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
140(113) 14x4 - 3x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 30 runs
  • 4x4 - 1x6
13 19 6 28 19 8 26 21
V Kohli
77(65) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
9 9 3 5 7 19 12 13

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Amir
O10
M1
R47
W3
Eco4.70
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
V Shankar
O5.2
M0
R22
W2
Eco4.12
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Shashank Kishore

END OF OVER:
40 | 4 Runs | PAK: 212/6 (90 runs required, RR: 5.30)

  • Imad Wasim46 (39b)
  • Shadab Khan20 (14b)
  • Hardik Pandya8-0-44-2
  • Jasprit Bumrah8-0-52-0

And that brings today to a conclusion. Thank you for every one who has stayed with us throughout these rain delays. It's been a long, long day, and the cricket hasn't been too competitive, but we've had fun with you. Until next time, from Danyal and Shashank, goodbye.

Virat Kohli: "The pitch wouldn't have made much of a difference. The ball started turning in the second half of the first innings. But we wanted to bowl first to, if you bowled in the right areas, there was joy to be had.

"Rohit's knock was outstanding again. KL helped Rohit, who showed why he's such a good ODI player again today. It was ateam effort to get to 336.

"Kuldeep Yadav was brilliant. Babar and Fakhar were trying to play him out, but I wanted him to have a longer spell. The ball to dismiss Babar was an outstanding delivery. I think today was the best he bowled at this World Cup.

"I think they outplayed us in the Champions Trophy final, but if you focus on this game as too emotional, things can go wrong. We never approach them from that perspective. We are professional about it and the result is what matters.

"Slight niggle for Bhuvi, he slipped on one of the footmarks. He's out for two, maybe three games, but he should come back for us at some stage during this tournament."

Sarfaraz is at the presentation.

"We won a good toss but didn't bowl in the right areas, and Rohit played very well. Our plan was to pitch the ball up to Rohit, but we didn't execute it well. It was a good toss to win but we didn't capitalise on it.

"We picked two spinners because of the moisture. The credit goes to India's batsmen for batting so well. We also lost the match in those three overs where we lost four wickets. Fakhar and Imam were going really well, but we collapsed after that.

"Definitely, it's getting tougher and now e have to win all remaining games."

Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Match for his second century this World Cup.

On the match-up: "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.

On missing a double ton: "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."

On Rahul: "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."

7.28pm In a sequence that first started in 1992, Pakistan are yet to beat India in a World Cup game in seven attempts. 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.

The bad news for Pakistan: they lost. The good news: the real-tough opponents (India, Australia and England) are out of the way. They have South Africa, New Zealand, Afghanistan and Bangladesh coming up, and Pakistan will need to win each of those to have a chance to progress. With just one win in five games, Pakistan are right on the edge. Can't afford another washout.

39.6
0
Pandya to Imad Wasim, no run, looks to walk across and scoop, misses it by a long way. Emphatic win for India.

Wait for the roar at OT. One ball left, the Indian flags are out. The fans are starting to dance.

39.5
1
Pandya to Shadab Khan, 1 run, steered behind point
39.4
1
Pandya to Imad Wasim, 1 run, pulled to long-on, Jadeja with a jolly throw
39.3
1
Pandya to Shadab Khan, 1 run, slower delivery, dips on Shadab as he backs away and squeezes to long-off

Hardik from around the stumps

39.2
1
Pandya to Imad Wasim, 1 run, slower length ball, crashed to sweeper cover
39.1
0
Pandya to Imad Wasim, no run, walks across to scoop, misses.

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st13Fakhar ZamanImam-ul-Haq
2nd104Babar AzamFakhar Zaman
3rd9Mohammad HafeezFakhar Zaman
4th3Mohammad HafeezSarfaraz Ahmed
5th0Shoaib MalikSarfaraz Ahmed
6th36Imad WasimSarfaraz Ahmed
7th47Imad WasimShadab Khan