India Record Their Biggest Victory vs Pak In ODI World Cups, Extend 100% Win Record To 8-0

Mumbai: India defeated Pakistan by seven wickets in their ODI World Cup 2023 match. It’s India’s biggest victory (by wickets) against Pakistan in ODI World Cups. India extended their 100% winning run against Pakistan in ODI World Cup history to eight matches.

India dismissed Pakistan for 191 and chased down the target in 30.3 overs, driven by captain Rohit Sharma’s 86(63). Notably, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya and Mohammed Siraj picked two wickets each.

India has now won all eight of their encounters with Pakistan in ODI World Cup competition. Before earning an impressive victory on Saturday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad in the 2023 World Cup, India had won in 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2011, 2015, and 2019.

After an outstanding bowling performance on a flat pitch, India chased down 192 with ease. Jasprit Bumrah made life difficult for Pakistan’s batters by varying his pace, bowling cutters, and generally being unplayable. He finished with stats of 2 for 19 off 7 overs. When Mohammed Siraj dismissed Abdullah Shafique and Hardik Pandya took out a well-positioned Imam-ul-Haq, India had made their first significant progress. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan’s partnership helped Pakistan get back on track despite the fact that they never seemed to pose a danger against India’s elite bowling lineup.

Babar Azam did score his first ever half-century in ODIs against India but he fell to Mohammed Siraj soon after reaching the milestone. That dismissal in the 30th over triggered a dramatic collapse for Pakistan. Kuldeep Yadav snared Saud Shakeel and Iftikhar Ahmed in the 33rd over before Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Rizwan for 49 in the 34th over. It was alistless display from Pakistan’s batters on a good cricket pitch which offered something for every kind of cricketer. India’s pacers showed what could be done with a clever mix of pace while the two spinners Kuldeep and Jadeja exhibited the virtues of control and bowling to their fields.

In his sixth over, Jasprit Bumrah took out Shadab Khan, picking up his eighth wicket of the competition. Hardik and Jadeja then split the final three wickets to eliminate Pakistan for 191.

Shubman Gill, who missed the previous two matches against Australia and Afghanistan due to dengue, hammered a boundary off his first ball on his World Cup debut, and Rohit Sharma smacked a boundary off the first ball of the innings from Shaheen Shah Afridi. Even though Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill were cheaply out of the game early on, Rohit Sharma never let up on the gas. India was already in cruise control.

The two dismissals had no effect on Rohit Sharma, who proceeded to show complete contempt for the Pakistani bowling assault. He desired to revert to the frame of mind that had allowed him to score five hundreds during the 2019 World Cup. After scoring zero against Australia in India’s opening World Cup game, Rohit pounded out 131 off only 84 balls against Afghanistan. He was only 14 runs away from a century when he was bowled by Afridi in the 22nd over with a slower ball. At that point, India was poised to win, and the captain had once again performed his duties.

As one would anticipate for an India-Pakistan World Cup encounter, there was a lot of buzz before his match. India, though, shown why they are miles ahead of Pakistan. It was one of the two teams’ most lopsided one-day internationals. In 2015 and 2019, India was convincing, but the most recent World Cup victory over Pakistan was unique.

Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer totally devastated Pakistan’s bowling attack with strikes that would live in the memory of every Indian who supported their side in the stadium or on TV and mobile devices. Pakistan were no match for India with the bat.

India will next take on Bangladesh on October 19 in Pune while Pakistan will face Australia in Bengaluru on October 20

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