India maintains flawless Cricket World Cup record with a victory over Pakistan.

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India maintains flawless Cricket World Cup record with a victory over Pakistan.

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India secured a commanding victory over Pakistan with a seven-wicket triumph in Ahmedabad. The much-anticipated showdown took place at the bustling Narendra Modi Stadium, where India extended their unblemished 50-overs World Cup record against their archrivals.

The contest initially saw Pakistan posting a total of 191 within 43 overs, with Babar Azam (50) and Muhammad Rizwan (49) hinting at a potential 300-run score. However, they stumbled, failing to complete their full 50 overs.

India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, led the chase with a dazzling 86 runs, guiding his team to victory in just 30.3 overs. This win continued India’s unbeaten streak against Pakistan in World Cup history and placed them alongside New Zealand as the only teams to win their first three matches in the tournament.

Jasprit Bumrah, the Indian fast bowler, earned the title of Player of the Match with his impressive figures of 2-19 off nine overs.

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Rohit Sharma’s explosive batting thrilled the predominantly Indian crowd at the world’s largest cricket stadium. Despite early losses, Rohit and Shreyas Iyer’s 77-run partnership for the third wicket comfortably steered India to victory.

The victory was set up by India’s bowlers after they chose to field. Bowlers such as Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Hardik Pandya, and Ravindra Jadeja each claimed two wickets, contributing to Pakistan’s 42.5-over dismissal, where they lost eight wickets for just 36 runs in 80 balls. Pakistan now has two wins and one defeat in the 10-nation tournament.

Pakistan’s total was their third lowest against India in the World Cup, following their scores of 173 in Sydney (1992) and 180 in Manchester (1999).

While Pakistan made a strong start, they lost their openers before Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan attempted a comeback. However, Azam’s dismissal marked a pivotal moment, and quick strikes by Yadav and Bumrah further dented Pakistan’s hopes.

In front of a passionate home crowd, Bumrah delivered an outstanding performance, securing crucial wickets. Pakistan’s captain, Babar, lamented the batting collapse, emphasizing the importance of taking early wickets to potentially alter the outcome.

The match garnered immense interest, with hotels fully booked and fans undergoing medical checkups for a place to stay. Due to visa delays, only a limited number of Pakistanis, including many expatriates, managed to attend the game.

Reference:

https://www.aljazeera.com/sports/2023/10/14/india-beat-pakistan-to-maintain-perfect-cricket-world-cup-record

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