India set massive 337 runs target for Pakistan to win
Manchester: In a high octane clash in the ICC World Cup-2019 at Old Trafford here today, India put up a total of 336/5 in 50 overs against arch rival Pakistan.
India set the mammoth target of 337 runs for Pakistan to win riding on the shoulders of seasoned opener Rohit Sharma, who hit 140 off 113 balls. He was dismissed by Hasan Ali.
Fellow opener KL Rahul gave a good partnership to Rohit all through his play and made 57 runs off 78 balls before being dismissed by Wahab Riaz.
Rain stopped the play for quite some time leaving spectators disappointed but till then India had scored 305/4 (46.4 Overs).
In another important aspect of the match, Indian skipper Virat Kohli achieved the landmark of becoming the fastest cricketer to reach 11,000 runs in One-day internationals, breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s 17 year-old record.
While Tendulkar took 276 innings and 284 ODIs to reach the 11,000 –run mark Kohli made the same in just 222 innings. Kohli scored 77 runs before he was given out off Mohammad Amir’s bowling.
Similarly, Hardik Pandya made 26 runs while MS Dhoni was given out on 1 in Mohammad Amir’s spell.
Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and given India to bat first.
India today replaced injured Shikhar Dhawan with all-rounder Vijay Shankar while Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan were included in the Pakistan eleven.