CWC23 Match 12 India vs Pakistan: India crush Pakistan by 7 wickets
India comprehensively beat Pakistan by 7 wickets, at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, today in Match 12 #CWC23 .
India vs Pakistan, 12th Match, ICC Cricket World Cup
India 192/3 (30.3 ov)
Pakistan 191/10 (42.5 ov)
Result - India won by 7 wickets
India makes it 8-0 against Pakistan in World Cups
India continued their dominance over Pakistan in ICC Men;s ODI World Cups as they thumped them by seven wickets on Saturday. The 12th match of the tournament took place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and it was all about “Blue”. Pakistan after being put into bat first were bundled out for just 191. India batted magnificently well and chased the target in 30.3 overs to register their third consecutive win in the tournament.
Pakistan was off to a solid start with the bat as Abdhulla Shafique (20:24b, 3x4) and Imam-ul-Haq (36:38b, 6x4) added 40 runs for the opening partnership. They played some crisp shots and even after their wickets fell, Pakistan was in good shape to score 300 runs. Captain Babar Azam (50:58b, 7x4) and Mohammad Rizwan (49:69b, 7x4) batted magnificently and added 82 runs for the third wicket. However, after that, they faced a terrible collapse and from 155 for three, they were bundled out for just 191 runs. Barring Shardul Thakur, every Indian bowler picked two wickets each.
Although India lost Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli in their chase, it was all about captain Rohit Sharma. The opening batter took Pakistan bowlers to the cleaners and smashed them all over the park. He scored 86 runs off 63 runs with the help of six fours and six boundaries. The captain had fifty-plus partnerships with Virat and Shreyas Iyer(53 not out:62b, 3x4, 2x6). KL Rahul (19 not out: 29b, 2x4) chipped in as well as India completed a comfortable seven-wicket victory.
Pakistan Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Abdullah Shafique - 7.6 ov), 2-73 (Imam ul Haq - 12.3 ov), 3-155 (Babar Azam - 29.4 ov), 4-162 (Saud Shakeel - 32.2 ov), 5-166 (Iftikhar Ahmed - 32.6 ov), 6-168 (Mohammad Rizwan - 33.6 ov), 7-171 (Shadab Khan - 35.2 ov), 8-187 (Mohammad Nawaz - 39.6 ov), 9-187 (Hasan Ali - 40.1 ov), 10-191 (Haris Rauf - 42.5 ov)
India Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Shubman Gill - 2.5 ov), 2-79 (Virat Kohli - 9.5 ov), 3-156 (Rohit Sharma - 21.4 ov)
India: Rohit Sharma(C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Imam ul Haq, Babar Azam(C), Mohammad Rizwan(WK), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023 09:30
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Toss: India elected to bowl
Officials Umpires: Marais Erasmus (South Africa) Richard Illingworth (England) Richard Kettleborough (England TV)
Match Referee: Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
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