Ahmedabad, October 15: In entrance of a cheering crowd of over 100,000 supporters sporting blue jerseys, India produced a powerful efficiency to defeat Pakistan by seven wickets in a one-off match of the 2023 Males’s ODI World Cup on the Narendra Modi Stadium.
India’s victory on a difficult pitch with unpredictable bounce, their third consecutive win, was orchestrated by Jasprit Bumrah’s intelligent variations and Kuldeep Yadav’s exact wrist-spin as he claimed figures of 2-19 and 2-35 respectively. Mohammed Siraj, Hardik Pandya, and Ravindra Jadeja additionally performed their half, taking two wickets every. Pakistan collapsed for simply 191 runs in 42.5 overs.
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Regardless of main at 155–2, Pakistan’s batting collapsed and so they misplaced eight wickets for simply 36 runs in 13 overs. The collapse marked their worst efficiency for the final eight wickets of their males’s ODI World Cup historical past. Notably, no Pakistani batsman managed to hit a six, main Nasser Hussain to explain the collapse as “a collapse that solely the Pakistan workforce can pull off”.
Chasing the goal of 192 runs, India captain Rohit Sharma carried out brilliantly, scoring an excellent inning of 86 runs off 63 balls, hitting six fours and as many sixes. Shreyas Iyer additionally made a worthwhile contribution by remaining unbeaten on 53 runs in 62 balls. The win prolonged India’s successful streak in opposition to Pakistan within the Males’s ODI World Cup to eight consecutive wins and took India to the highest of the factors desk.
Opting to bowl first, India patiently waited for the breakthrough as Abdullah Shafiq and Imam-ul-Haq began with seven fours every within the opening seven overs. Mohammed Siraj, who struggled early and hit 4 fours, made the breakthrough by trapping Shafiq LBW with a cross-seam supply.
After Imam hit two fours off Hardik Pandya, the all-rounder made up for it by taking an excellent catch off Imam’s bat by KL Rahul. Though India had an opportunity to safe their third wicket when Ravindra Jadeja had Rizwan out LBW on one run, the evaluate confirmed that the ball missed the leg-stump.
Babar Azam confirmed wonderful kind, significantly in his very good drives by way of cowl, whereas Rizwan confirmed finesse with sweeps and cuts. Nonetheless, the Indian spinners utilized strain conceding simply 11 runs in 24-27 overs. Azam introduced up his maiden ODI half-century in opposition to India with an excellent drive-through cowl.
Azam’s sensible innings and his 82-run partnership with Rizwan ended when he was bowled by Mohammad Siraj. Pakistan’s batting collapsed attributable to this dismissal, as Kuldeep Yadav had Saud Shakeel out LBW and Iftikhar Ahmed was bowled by Kuldeep’s googly.
Jasprit Bumrah got here again and bowled Rizwan with an excellent off-cutter, and later, he bowled Shadab Khan with a size ball that went straight down the pitch. Mohammad Nawaz was caught at mid-on off the bowling of Hardik, whereas Hasan Ali was caught within the deep off the bowling of Ravindra Jadeja, ending Pakistan’s innings.
Shubman Gill, who got here to chase India’s goal, performed a promising innings and hit 4 fours earlier than getting out within the third over. Rohit Sharma struggled initially however discovered his rhythm and showcased his abilities by hitting a number of boundaries, whereas Virat Kohli added to the enjoyable with some sensible drives.
Rohit offered the leisure by hitting mesmerizing sixes, together with his three hundredth ODI six, earlier than being dismissed for 86. Iyer and KL Rahul comfortably secured the remaining runs, with Iyer finishing his half-century with a successful six to seal an excellent win for India.