India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2023 Highlights
India vs. Pakistan in the Cricket World Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma 86 and a team effort by the bowlers ensured India’s comprehensive 7-wicket victory over Pakistan in Ahmedabad. The Asian Titans also increased their much-discussed 8-0 winning streak.
India preserved their undefeated record against Pakistan in ODI World Cups with the help of two wickets each from Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, and Mohammed Siraj, as well as a 63-ball 86 from Rohit Sharma.
India has now won all eight of their encounters with Pakistan in the ODI World Cup competition. Before earning an impressive victory on Saturday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad in the 2023 World Cup, India had won in 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2011, 2015, and 2019.
On October 8, Rohit Sharma was removed for a duck in India’s tournament debut against Australia, but he has since been in incredible form. On October 11, he broke the World Cup record for the fastest Indian century by scoring a record-breaking hundred against Afghanistan (131 off 84 balls), passing Sachin Tendulkar for the most ODI World Cup hundreds.
India’s chase on Saturday was reduced to just 192 runs thanks to some outstanding bowling on a flat ground. Jasprit Bumrah made life difficult for Pakistan’s batters by varying his pace, bowling cutters, and generally being unplayable. He finished with stats of 2 for 19 off 7 overs. When Mohammed Siraj dismissed Abdullah Shafique and Hardik Pandya took out a well-positioned Imam-ul-Haq, India had made their first significant progress. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan’s partnership helped Pakistan get back on track despite the fact that they never seemed to pose a danger against India’s elite bowling lineup.
Against India, Babar Azam did record his first-ever ODI half-century, but shortly afterwards, he was bowled by Mohammed Siraj. When Pakistan was dismissed in the 30th over, a stunning collapse ensued. Before Jasprit Bumrah removed Rizwan for 49 in the 34th over, Kuldeep Yadav had caught Saud Shakeel and Iftikhar Ahmed in the 33rd and 34th overs, respectively. Pakistan’s hitters put on a drab performance on a good cricket field that had something to offer every type of player. The two spinners Kuldeep and Jadeja demonstrated the benefits of control and bowling to their fields, while India’s pacers demonstrated what could be done with a deft combination of pace.
In his sixth over, Jasprit Bumrah took out Shadab Khan, picking up his eighth wicket of the competition. Hardik and Jadeja then split the final three wickets to eliminate Pakistan for 191.
ROHIT HITS RECORD-BREAKING 86
India was never going to be bothered by that chase. Shubman Gill, who missed the previous two matches against Australia and Afghanistan due to dengue, hammered a boundary off his first ball on his World Cup debut, and Rohit Sharma smacked a boundary off the first ball of the innings from Shaheen Shah Afridi. Even though Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill were cheaply out of the game early on, Rohit Sharma never let up on the gas. India was already in cruise control.
Before being bowled out by Afridi, Shubman Gill had a strong appearance, and his little knock offered a preview of the coming weeks. He has been in fantastic shape this year and will undoubtedly be important for India at the World Cup. Hasan Ali dismissed Virat Kohli for 16, which marked the first time in 11 years that Kohli had been bowled by Pakistan in a World Cup game without reaching fifty.
The two dismissals had no effect on Rohit Sharma, who proceeded to show complete contempt for the Pakistani bowling assault. He desired to revert to the frame of mind that had allowed him to score five hundred during the 2019 World Cup. After scoring zero against Australia in India’s opening World Cup game, Rohit pounded out 131 off only 84 balls against Afghanistan. He was only 14 runs away from a century when he was bowled by Afridi in the 22nd over with a slower ball. At that point, India was poised to win, and the captain had once again performed his duties.
Rohit Sharma broke Virat Kohli’s record for the highest score by an India captain against Pakistan in World Cups, although he missed out on becoming the only captain of India to achieve a World Cup hundred against Pakistan. In Manchester in 2019, Kohli had scored 77 goals before Rohit’s 86 on Saturday. In addition, Rohit Sharma became the third player after Shahid Afridi and Chris Gayle to knock 300 sixes in one-day internationals and the first Indian batsman to do so.
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As one would anticipate for an India-Pakistan World Cup encounter, there was a lot of buzz before his match. India, though, has shown why they are miles ahead of Pakistan. It was one of the two teams’ most lopsided one-day internationals. In 2015 and 2019, India was convincing, but the most recent World Cup victory over Pakistan was unique.
Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer totally devastated Pakistan’s bowling attack with strikes that would live in the memory of every Indian who supported their side in the stadium or on TV and mobile devices. Pakistan was no match for India with the bat.
India’s next match is against Bangladesh on October 19 in Pune, and Pakistan’s next match is against Australia on October 20 in Bengaluru.