In Match 22 of World Cup 2019, India maintained their record of remaining unbeaten against Pakistan. As a matter of fact, India carried on with their winning sprint against their arch-rivals Pakistan. On Sunday, India beat Pakistan by 89 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method.
In the epic world cup clash at Old Trafford in Manchester, Pakistan had no chance of chasing the massive target score put up by the Men in Blue. Rohit Sharma’s 140-run helped to prepare the platform for India to finish on 336/5. KL Rahul and Virat Kohli while batting with Rohit scored 57 and 77 runs respectively.
The match got suspended temporarily because of rain. The DLS method was used to cut down the target total to 302 runs in 40 overs. However, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Co’s couldn’t even the reach that reduced target also. They could only make 212/6 in 40 overs.
Now, coming to India’s batting line up, it’s simply splendid. In the ongoing CWC 2019, Indian cricketer, Rohit Sharma maintained his stellar form and scored his second hundred. Sharma kicked-off the tournament with a match-winning unbeaten 122 against South Africa and followed it up with a 70-ball 57 against Australia. In fact, Sharma’s hundred against Pakistan, a sharp contrast to his century against South Africa, noticed the opener playing off very well from the very start. He quickly achieved his fifty from just 34 balls and continued on his good run, bringing up his hundred off 85 balls. Hence, Sharma plays a key role in order to help India maintain its winning streak.