In a remarkable display of skill and determination, India emerged victorious against Pakistan in the ODI World Cup, securing a seven-wicket win at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. After Pakistan lost the toss and went in to bat, they managed to score 191 runs before being all out in 42.5 overs. In response, India effectively chased down the target, losing just three wickets in 30.3 overs, with Rohit Sharma’s stellar performance of 86 runs leading them to victory. This victory marks the eighth time India has triumphed over Pakistan in the ODI World Cup, while Pakistan is yet to secure a win.India faced an initial setback, losing Shubman Gill (16) early in the third over. Virat Kohli (16) joined Rohit Sharma at the crease but departed swiftly, contributing to a partnership of 56 runs with Rohit. Rohit then collaborated with Shreyas (53), adding 77 runs to the scoreboard. Rohit’s aggressive innings of 86 runs, featuring six sixes and fours off 63 balls, set the stage for India’s successful chase, further propelled by contributions from Shreyas and KL Rahul (19).
In the bowling department, India displayed an exceptional performance, with Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, and Mohammad Siraj each securing two wickets. Pakistan had a decent start with Abdullah Shafiq (20) and Imam-ul-Haq (36) adding 41 runs for the first wicket. However, the middle order struggled, and despite a resilient effort from Asif and Rizwan, Pakistan could only manage a total of 191 runs.India made a strategic change in their lineup, bringing in Shubman Gill as the opener and excluding Ishan Kishan from the playing XI. This adjustment proved effective in their triumphant performance against Pakistan in this crucial ODI World Cup clash.