In the Cricket World Cup 2023, India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan by 7 wickets in a one-sided match and won the event consecutively. India won the toss and elected to bowl first at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. Pakistan’s batting line-up failed miserably against India and the entire Pakistani team collapsed for 191 runs in 42.5 overs.
Pakistan innings World Cup 2023
Openers Abdullah Shafiq and Imamul Haq entered the field on behalf of green shirts, while Jasprit Bumrah started bowling on behalf of India, initially the openers of the national team adopted a cautious approach.
Both the players batted well against Bumrah but kept Mohammad Siraj on target in all three overs.
The openers of the national team gave the team a start of 41 runs in 8 overs, but at the same score, Abdullah Shafique lost his wicket in an unsuccessful attempt to play a shot on an incoming ball from Muhammad Siraj. LBW.
After that came the arrival of captain Babar Azam on the wicket who along with Imam started to push the score gradually.
Both the players started making runs quickly, after hitting Hardik Pandya for a boundary, Imamul Haque caught the wicketkeeper while trying to play a drive on the next ball, and he scored 36 runs.
The national team was yet to recover from the loss when the umpire declared Mohammad Rizwan LBW off Ravindra Jadeja but Pakistan took a review against the decision and it proved to be right as the ball was going outside the leg stump.
After a successful review, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan dutifully completed a half-century partnership for the third wicket.
Captain Babar, who failed in the last two matches, played the best game and established a good partnership with Rizwan and also completed his half-century.
Rizwan and Babar put on a partnership of 82 runs but on the same score, Siraj took the valuable wicket of Babar Azam to give India another win.
India got another wicket early when Saud Shakeel tried to take a dangerous run but Mohammad Siraj’s throw could not hit the wickets otherwise Saud Shakeel would have had to return to the pavilion on the very first ball.
Saud Shakeel failed to capitalize on the opportunity and was declared lbw by Kuldeep Yadav after scoring just 6 runs.
The national team was not even able to recover from this loss when Kuldeep bowled Iftikhar Ahmed in an unexpected manner while taking another victim in the same over.
In this difficult time, Pakistan got the real blow when Jasprit Bumrah also bowled Mohammad Rizwan, who was set on the wicket, and gave his team the sixth victory, Rizwan scored 49 runs.
Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz only got a partnership of 3 runs and once again Bumrah blew the wickets of the Pakistani batsman.
Muhammad Nawaz’s innings was also limited to just 4 runs and he gave an easy catch to Bumrah while trying to play over mid-on off Hardik Pandya.
Hasan Ali also returned to the pavilion trying to hit Jadeja for a six on the very first ball of the next over, scoring 12 runs.
Jadeja bowled Haris Rauf lbw in the 43rd over of the innings and thus the entire Pakistan team was bundled out for just 191 runs.
All bowlers from India bowled equally well and Siraj, Bumrah, Kuldeep, Jadeja, and Pandya took two wickets each.
India innings World Cup 2023
When India opened the innings, openers Shibman Gill and Rohit Sharma took an aggressive approach and scored 22 runs in the first two overs. In the third over of the innings, Shabman Gill caught Shaheen’s ball over point.
Then came Virat Kohli to support Rohit Sharma and both players started to push the score forward and batted aggressively.
Rohit Sharma adopted a traditional aggressive style but Virat Kohli could not play a big turn this time and returned to the pavilion for 79 after scoring 16 runs.
The Indian captain batted aggressively without taking Pakistan’s bowlers into account and completed his half-century with the help of 3 fours and 4 sixes in 36 balls and also completed his team’s century. India have scored 111 runs for the loss of two wickets in 15 overs.
Shreyas Iyer and Indian captain Rohit Sharma put on a winning partnership of 77 runs for the third wicket and took their team to the threshold of victory.
However, Rohit could not complete his eighth century in the World Cup and became Shaheen’s second wicket after playing an aggressive innings of 86 runs, studded with 6 sixes and as many fours off 63 balls.
India have scored 156 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 22 overs.
After that KL Rahul came to support Shreyas Iyer and both players batted comfortably to lead their team to victory without any further losses. India won the match by 7 wickets and claimed their third consecutive victory in the event.
On behalf of India, Shreyas Iyer played an innings of 53 runs with the help of 2 sixes and three fours while Rahul also remained not out by scoring 19 runs.
India also improved their run rate by reaching the target of 117 balls. Jasprit Bumrah was adjudged Man of the Match for his bowling and taking two wickets.
Pakistan will play against Australia In the 18th Match of the World Cup 2023 on 18th October & India Will Play their next Match of World Cup 2023 Against Bangladesh on 17th October.