14 Oct 2023

ODI World Cup-2023: India Clinch Thumping Win Over Pakistan, Chase Target in 31 Overs


Ahmedabad: India maintained their unbeaten record against Pakistan on the big stage as they bagged a comfortable seven-wicket win over Pakistan. With the win, India remained unbeaten in the ongoing ICC Men's ODI World Cup-2023, clinching their third straight win in the tournament. 

India chased the victory target of 192 in just 31 overs. This was India's eighth win over Pakistan in the World Cup.

After the bowlers put up a brilliant show to bowl Pakistan out for 191, skipper Rohit Sharma anchored India's chase with a stellar 63-ball-86. India handed Pakistan a crushing defeat in front of a packed crowd in Ahmedabad. Shreyas Iyer brought up his fifty and hit the winning runs with a boundary as fireworks went up to celebrate India's comprehensive win.

India stayed on course for a comfortable win over arch rivals Pakistan. Skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front as he brought up a fifty run partnership with Shreyas Iyer.

Despite losing Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli early, the hosts cruiseed towards the target. After 20 overs, the hosts were cruising at 142/2, needing just 50 to win from 30 overs.

Shaheen Shah Afridi denied Rohit Sharma a second consecutive hundred as the Indian skipper fell for 86 off 63. Needing just 36 to win, Afridi removed Indian skipper to pick up his second wicket. KL Rahul came in at No. 5 with India needing 36 from 170 to win.

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