ICC WORLD CUP 2015 : Adelaide, India maintained their unbeaten record against Pakistan in World Cups as they trumped their arch-rivals by 76 runs at the Adelaide Oval Australia.
In this match, they begun their ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 campaign on a high and will take confidence moving ahead. Indian player Virat Kohli’s century and good fifties from Suresh Raina and Shikhar Dhawan set up the tone for India as they posted 300 runs.
|India beat Pakistan by 76 runs in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015|
Pakistan crumbled in the middle overs and lost wickets at regular intervals, and they getting bowled out for a total of 224 from 47 overs.
The run-chase of 300, Pakistan seemed to be in control with Ahmed Shehzad batting well and keeping control.
India won the toss and chose to bat, keeping on two main partnerships. Kohli and Dhawan put up 129 runs, after that whereas Raina and Kohli put up 100. Dhawan’s 73 set the help for India early on as he fought fire and Kohli’s 107 was a different innings.
India Innings – 300/7 (50 overs)
Rohit Sharma c Misbah b S Khan 15 20
Shikhar Dhawan run out (Misbah) 73 76
Virat Kohli c U Akmal b S Khan 107 126
Suresh Raina c H Sohail b S Khan 74 56
MS Dhoni (c & wk) c Misbah b S Khan 18 13
Pakistan Innings – 224
Next week India head to Melbourne to play South Africa on February 22.