ICC Champions Prize: India Canter To A Comfy 124-Run Win Vs Pakistan

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Great batting from the top-order and tight bowling provided the safeguarding champs a success.

Global News/Updated: 05 June 2017

ICC Champions Prize: India Canter To A Comfy 124-Run Win Vs Pakistan
ICC Champions Prize: India Canter To A Comfy 124-Run Win Vs Pakistan

New Delhi: Tterrific batting efficiency from the leading order, integrated with some great bowling provided India a simple 124-run success (DLS approach) over standard competitors Pakistan in their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Group B contest in Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday. India scored 319 for 3 in their rain-truncated 48 overs and after that dismissed Pakistan to 164 off 33.4 overs as the latter gone after modified Duckworth-Lewis overall of 289 off 41 overs.

Pakistan looked well set to ferret out the modified DLS rating of 324 off 48 overs prior to another rain break decreased their asking rate even more.

None of the batsmen were truly able to get to grips with the Indian bowling, specifically the sluggish left-arm spin of Ravindra Jadeja in the middle of the innings.

Just opener Azhar Ali (50) appeared to have some hint on ways to handle the bowling while the remainder of the batting was none too remarkable.

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Previously, India were well served by openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, who sewed together a 136-run stand prior to Dhawan was dismissed for 68 off 65 balls as Shadab struck for Pakistan.

The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, was available in after the fall of the very first wicket and searched in terrific touch right from the start.

The match was minimized to 48-overs-a-side as Sharma came out all weapons scorching after the rain break. The Indian opener was quickly run out, thanks to an excellent piece of fielding by Babar Azam as Sharma (91) fell 9 brief of his hundred.

Yuvraj Singh left to the middle with India requiring fast runs and the Indian left-hander didn’t dissatisfy.

He brought and played a fantastic cameo up his half-century in simply 29 balls as the Pakistanis remained in for a leather hunt.
Kohli (81 *), on the other hand, kept the scoreboard moving with an odd limit every so often as India got the momentum had to publish a huge very first innings rating.