ADELAIDE – India beat Pakistan by 76 runs in the pool match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, PakistanTribe.com reported.
Pakistan team only put 224 runs on the board while chasing the 301 runs set by India in the limited 50 overs match. Skipper of Pakistan cricket team remain top scorer with 76 runs.
Ahmed Shehzad scored 47 runs. Mohammad Shami took four wickets for his side. Umar Akmal left the pitch after controversial decision given by Steve Devis.
Virat Kohli declared man of the match for scoring brilliant hundred.
India batting first set the target of 301 runs for Pakistan to win the pool match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
India earlier won the toss and elected to bat first. Batting first India scored 300 runs with help of Kohli’s knock in the limited 50 overs match.
Virat Kohli remains highest runs scorer from Indian side. Dhawan scored 73 and Raina scored 74 runs.
Sohail Khan took five wickets from his side and first wicket haul for him. Wahab Riaz took one wicket.
Indian skipper said that it was a very good performance.” . “I was very happy with our batting. When you are batting first, it is not easy over here. It doesn’t come on that nicely.
It has a bit of a variable pace initially. Gets comfortable after that. It was important we stayed in the middle. The big partnership between Virat and Shikhar. And then Raina capitalised as well.
“They played really well,” says Misbah-ul-Haq. “They posted a big total, and bowled really well. We lost our way with three wickets in the middle. The pitch was really good, and with the quality of their batting, 300 was a pretty good effort. If all the batsmen had batted well, it could have been achieved
|India innings (50 overs maximum)||R||M||B||4s||6s||SR|
|RG Sharma||c Misbah-ul-Haq b Sohail Khan||15||35||20||2||0||75.00|
|S Dhawan||run out (Misbah-ul-Haq)||73||136||76||7||1||96.05|
|V Kohli||c †Umar Akmal b Sohail Khan||107||168||126||8||0||84.92|
|SK Raina||c Haris Sohail b Sohail Khan||74||78||56||5||3||132.14|
|MS Dhoni*†||c Misbah-ul-Haq b Sohail Khan||18||22||13||1||1||138.46|
|RA Jadeja||b Wahab Riaz||3||7||5||0||0||60.00|
|AM Rahane||b Sohail Khan||0||3||1||0||0||0.00|
|R Ashwin||not out||1||4||1||0||0||100.00|
|Mohammed Shami||not out||3||2||3||0||0||100.00|
|Extras||(lb 2, w 3, nb 1)||6|
|Total||(7 wickets; 50 overs)||300||(6.00 runs per over)|
Did not batUT Yadav, MM Sharma
Fall of wickets 1-34 (RG Sharma, 7.3 ov), 2-163 (Dhawan, 29.5 ov), 3-273 (Kohli, 45.2 ov), 4-284 (Raina, 47.3 ov), 5-296 (Jadeja, 48.6 ov), 6-296 (Dhoni, 49.1 ov), 7-296 (Rahane, 49.2 ov)
|Mohammad Irfan||10||0||58||0||5.80||31||6||1||(1nb, 2w)|
|Pakistan innings (target: 301 runs from 50 overs)||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|Ahmed Shehzad||c Jadeja b Yadav||47||73||5||0||64.38|
|Younis Khan||c †Dhoni b Mohammed Shami||6||10||1||0||60.00|
|Haris Sohail||c Raina b Ashwin||36||48||3||0||75.00|
|Sohaib Maqsood||c Raina b Yadav||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Umar Akmal†||c †Dhoni b Jadeja||0||4||0||0||0.00|
|Shahid Afridi||not out||14||12||0||1||116.66|
|Extras||(lb 1, w 10, nb 1)||12|
|Total||(all out; 47 overs)||224||(4.76 runs per over)|
Did not batWahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Irfan
Fall of wickets 1-11 (Younis Khan, 3.2 ov), 2-79 (Haris Sohail, 17.6 ov), 3-102 (Ahmed Shehzad, 23.2 ov), 4-102 (Sohaib Maqsood, 23.4 ov), 5-103 (Umar Akmal, 24.4 ov), 6-149 (Shahid Afridi, 34.1 ov), 7-154 (Wahab Riaz, 34.4 ov), 8-203 (Yasir Shah, 42.5 ov), 9-220 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 45.4 ov), 10-224 (Sohail Khan, 46.6 ov)
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