New Delhi: India defeated Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS method) in the ICC Cricket World Cup at Old Trafford on Sunday to maintain their spotless record against the arch-rivals.
Invited to bat first, India posted a massive 336-5 with flamboyant opener Rohit Sharma scoring his 24th ODI century (140).
Virat Kohli also created another milestone in his ODI career becoming the fastest to reach 11,000 runs surpassing cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar’s record.
Pakistan had slumped to 166-6 after 35 overs, chasing 337 to win, when rain forced the players from the field at Old Trafford in Manchester.
They were able to return, but Pakistan’s target was adjusted to a near-impossible 302 off 40 overs.
A century partnership between Fakhar Zaman (62) and Babar Azam (48) kept alive Pakistan’s hopes until they suffered a batting collapse and finished on 212-6 in 40 overs chasing a revised target of 302.
With this victory, India’s record now stretches to 7-0 against Pakistan in World Cup.