Coming into a high-voltage clash, fans were backing Pakistan to come hard at a strong Indian side. However, the green team looked under tremendous pressure right from the word go which witnessed the men in blue registering yet another World Cup victory against Pakistan.
During Indian batting, Pakistan looked to be in a terrible state of mind as there were countless misfields with few missed chances. Their rivals took full advantage of the situation to post a mammoth score of 336. Without any surprise, the chasing horrors of Pakistan made their presence felt as India won the game by 89 runs (D/L method).
After the opening batsman Rohit Sharma’s top-class century, it was the turn of skipper Virat Kohli to continue his sparkling run against Pakistan. The Delhi born came to bat when Rahul was dismissed by Wahab. From there, Virat formed a crucial 98-run partnership with Rohit which allowed Indian team to install themselves in a commanding position. Doing so, the 30-year old cricketer also completed his 11000 runs in ODI cricket.
India’s run machine struck 7 boundaries to amass 77 runs using just 65 balls which helped him record his 51st ODI half-century. While the day belonged to Rohit’s belligerence but the class of Virat and his significance can never be underestimated.