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India Vs Pakistan; The name says it all. June 16 marked the clash of rivals with India playing against Pakistan at the ICC World Cup 2019. The 12th Edition of ICC World Cup is being hosted by England and Wales where 10 teams are competing for the title that is played every 4 years. Here are some important takeaways that caught the attention and turned up the heat in the match:
The Legacy Continued
In yesterday’s match, while Pakistan won the toss, India gave a tough fight by putting up 336/5 on the scoreboard, the highest WC total against Pakistan leading them to the 89 runs victory (By DLS Method). This is the 7th Victory of India against Pakistan in the world cup continuing its legacy of never losing any match against Pakistan in the world cup since 1992.
|India V/s Pakistan
Clash at The Old Trafford
The India Vs Pakistan World Cup match was played at The Old Trafford, a Cricket Ground in Greater Manchester, England. With the capacity of 26,000 people, this ground is the second oldest Test venue in England, hosting Tests since 1884.
Over 1 billion Viewership
With over 800,000 applications for tickets and a billion viewership, this match attracted viewers all over the world.
The Never seen before Opening Partnership
As the opening batsman of India, Gabbar aka Shikhar Dhawan is healing of an injured thumb, India witnessed KL Rahul opening the match with Rohit Sharma. Despite being the opening partners for the very first time, Rohit-Rahul partnership with 136 runs went on to become the highest opening wicket partnership for India against Pakistan breaking a 23-year-old record set by Sachin Tendulkar and Navjot Singh Sidhu in a World Cup match against Pakistan.
The Sizzling Century of “Hit-Man”
Rohit Sharma took 85 balls to reach his ton. He went on to score 140 runs off 113 balls leading to a much-needed start for the big game. The Indian vice-captain scored his 24th ODI Hundred overall and second century of the tournament.
The “Run-Machine” Kohli
Virat Kohli entered the 11,000 club and became the fastest man to score 11,000 ODI runs in only his 222nd innings. He broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record to get this score in 276nd innings while playing against England in 2002. Kohli is the 3rd Indian after Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly to reach 11000 ODI runs.
The Shankar Spell
As India Suffered a blow when Bhuvneshwar Kumar got injured while bowling, Vijay Shankar was given the ball to complete his over. He came up with something no one was aware of: A Wicket. He got a first ball wicket, a rare sight in the World Cup.
The Baffling Bowling Attack
The World’s Number 1 bowler in the team, Jasprit Bumrah along with other Indian bowlers can give nightmares to any batsman. Kuldeep Yadav deserves an applaud for giving excellent delivery and breaking the partnership by taking 2 big wickets of openers that may have caused trouble for the Indian team.