At the Narendra Modi Stadium, India effortlessly defeated Pakistan by 7 wickets in the ICC World Cup 2023 match. After the Men in Blue bowled out the competing side for 191 runs, the outcome was never in question.
In a thrilling World Cup match between the two Asian rivals on Saturday at a packed Narendra Modi Stadium, India overcame Pakistan by 7 wickets.
India easily completed the 192-run chase with 117 balls left after skipper Rohit Sharma top-scored with 86.
Earlier, Pakistan was dismissed for 191 in 42.5 overs by the hosts.
When Pakistan was given the opportunity to bat, they were on 155-2 in the 30th over and seemed to be cruising to a score of 300 or more with skipper Babar Azam (50) and hot batsman Mohammad Rizwan (49) at the crease.
The subsequent bowling of Babar by Mohammed Siraj of India, however, ignited a dramatic collapse, and Pakistan was unable to hold out for the balance of their allowed 50 overs.
India's bowlers are left with the unenviable task of defending a relatively modest total because of their powerful batting lineup.
Shreyas Iyer managed to reach a half century while also driving in the winning runs with a four.
Make it 3⃣ in a row for #TeamIndia! ? ?— BCCI (@BCCI) October 14, 2023
Shreyas Iyer sails past FIFTY as India beat Pakistan by 7 wickets! ? ?
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Jasprit Bumrah, the top bowler for India, grabbed 2-19 in a systematic display of his distinct seam bowling technique.
After recovering from dengue fever, Shubman Gill, who will start for India in his first World Cup game, has been welcomed back.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim