Pakistan VS India CWC19 Match 22 Result
Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl first in the 22nd match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Rohit Sharma broke his second century in three Rounds of the World Cup to give India a crushing victory over rival Pakistan by 89 points under the Duckworth-Lewis. India never felt like they were wrong for the duration of the match, With Rohit the highlight of their dominant batting performance, which allowed them to score 336-5.
The unequivocal victory in the rain-reduced showdown allowed India to maintain its world Cup losing streak against Pakistan, with the record now 7-0 in its favor. Pakistan, facing the prospect of elimination in the first round, sought a glimmer of hope during the centenary of Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam, before the spectacular collapse triggered by Kuldeep Yadav revealed its batting line-up. Fakhar contributed with 62 runs, while Babar scored 48.
Pakistan then lost the experienced militants, Mohammad Hafeez, and Shoaib Malik, at a lower cost, their numbers having been reduced to 129 to five on a relatively comfortable position 117 to one. Frequent stops due to rain slightly interrupted the momentum of India’s great victory. The last break of the match left Pakistan with the unlikely task of getting 136 points in five retreats. Pakistan’s humiliating defeat further reduced its chances of qualifying for the semi-finals, while India once again boasted of superiority over well-known World Cup opponents.
India will be wary of the risk of injury caused by Bhuvneshwar Kumar after he probably pulled on his hamstring by following in the footsteps of the bowling alley and did not participate in the cricket match beyond the fifth end of the Pakistani round. Vijay Shankar, the versatile player, filled his points quota. It allowed India to make a breakthrough in its first ever World Cup delivery and recorded impressive two-for-22 bowling.
The damage caused to Pakistan’s pass towers by the premature loss of Imam-ul-Haq was repaired to some extent by Fakhar and the Babar patient struck. Babar was then undone by a tight turn from Kuldeep who made his way through the gap between his bat and his pads, while Zaman dominated an untimely sweep in the thin, short leg. The situation became bleaker for Pakistan when Hardik Pandya eliminated Hafeez and Malik at consecutive balls, drawing overwhelming applause from the crowd full with Indian fans.
Earlier in the day, Indian skipper Virat Kohli extended his ODI cricket series by surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record, which became the fastest, with 11,000 races in the format. Mohammad Amir was easily the choice of Pakistan who talked a lot about the attack of speed as he took three wickets in a frugal spell of ten outs, giving only 47 points. However, Amir’s bowling pace in his first match was interrupted after referees warned him to run on the pitch.
Rohit and KL Rahul made their opening couple debut with a formidable ranking of 136 runs while Sarfaraz Ahmed’s decision to take the lead was completely reversed. Sharma used a wide variety of shots to hit with enthusiasm, especially attacking Hasan Ali, who looked distorted to give a figure of 84. Rohit never seemed in trouble as he took one of Shadab Khan’s players in the squad to talk about his 85-ball century and the 24th of his ODI career.
His quick position of 98 with captain Kohli had an anti-climate goal when Sharma attempted an ambitious pass, but his shot went straight to the defensive player. Kohli then announced in charge of India with a practical cameo from Pandya before perishing for 71 from a rising bouncer from Amir, who, on the resumption, suggested daylight between Kohli’s bat and the ball. India’s Indian triumph cements their place in the top four, while Pakistan is close to a group stage start.
Man of the Match Award:
Rohit Sharma was awarded as man of the match award for his amazing 140 runs.