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  • 12:24 AM IST

    Virat Kohli: (4/4): I think they outplayed us in the Champions Trophy final, but apart from that we have played good cricket against them. If you focus on this game with too much emotion, things can go haywire. We never approach these games from the fans’ atmosphere, but as cricketers we need to be professional. Bhuvi’s case looks like a niggle, a case of slipping on the footmarks. It doesn’t look too serious at the moment and looks like he could recover in a couple of games from now, maximum of three games. But we have Shami with us and it shouldn’t be much of a worry for us. Even Bhuvi doesn’t think his injury is very serious.

  • 12:24 AM IST

    Virat Kohli (3/4): Kuldeep was brilliant, those guys were only trying to play him out. A longer spell helped in that situation and he was getting into rhythm. They were thinking that he would go out of the attack sooner rather than later. That ball to dismiss Babar was just outstanding with the drift, the turn and just beating the batsman batting so well. This is the best he has been bowling since coming to England and him confidence with Chahal is going to be an important factor for us in the tournament.

  • 12:23 AM IST

    Virat Kohli (2/4): KL set a great foundation with Rohit and Rohit after getting to 70-75 is unstoppable and he showed again why he’s such a good ODI player. It allowed me to play a certain kind of role and it allowed Hardik to come and explode in the end. It has worked till now, gives us a lot of solidity in the middle and it is a role that I am happy playing for the team. It is going really nicely at the moment.

  • 12:23 AM IST

    Virat Kohli (1/4): To be honest, the pitch wouldn’t have made much of a difference. The only factor that I thought was different was that the pitch started turning towards the last half of our innings. We wanted to bowl first in overcast conditions as the pitch had something in it, and if we bowled in the right areas, there was enough for the bowlers. The template has been really nice in the first three games till now – Rohit single-handedly winning us in the first game, a team effort in the second and today was Rohit’s day again. You could say that to get to 330, you need a team effort,

  • 12:22 AM IST
    Sarfaraz Ahmed: We won a good toss but unfortunately we didn’t bowl in the right areas, Credit goes to Rohit, he played really well. Our plans was to pitch it up but we didn’t hit the right areas. We won a good toss but we just didn’t capitalize and conceded too may runs. I think the ball was turning which is why we picked two spinners, who bowled well, but the Indian batsmen played them really well. We were going really well with the bat as well, but we lost two-three quick wickets in the middle which is when we lost the match. It is definitely getting tougher and tougher but we have four matches and hopefully we’ll win all four of them.
  • 12:22 AM IST

    Rohit Sharma (2/2): I wasn’t thinking about the double hundred, trust me. It was a good pitch and I wanted to continue batting as long as possible. We wanted to kill the game there with our partnership, but unfortunately I got out at the wrong time. I think Rahul played really well, he took time and that was required at that point. Can’t go out there and play shots right away. He took his time, saw the new ball off but unfortunately even he got out at the wrong time. The opening spell was always going to be threatening and we wanted to play out the new ball; we got a good start and we built on from there.

  • 12:22 AM IST

    Rohit Sharma (1/2): Really happy with the way we played as a team. We wanted to get out on the park and play a game of cricket. It can get frustrating at times as our last game was washed out due to rain. We had an intent of playing solid cricket and we did that today. I was unhappy with the way I played that shot. He just pushed mid-on back and got fine-leg up; that was a little misjudgement from my side. When you’re set you want to get as many runs as possible, so it was a disappointment when I got out.

  • 12:08 AM IST

    MANCHESTER: If there is one puzzle Pakistan cannot crack, it’s how to beat India in a World Cup. Year after year, edition after edition, they enter the tournament believing they can do it, but fail to channel that belief on the ground. The pattern which began way back in Brisbane in 1992, continued at Manchester in 2019 with a ruthless India crushing Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS method) to maintain their spotless World Cup record. (FULL REPORT)

  • 12:02 AM IST

    THAT’S THAT! India have beaten Pakistan by 89 runs on DLS. India’s winning run against Pakistan in World Cups continues. 7-0.

  • 11:53 PM IST

    FOUR, NO-BALL AND A FREE HIT! Imad goes aerial and the ball races past the third man.

  • 11:51 PM IST

    FOUR! Straight back past the bowler. 200 up for Pakistan as Imad hits a four off Bumrah.

  • 11:49 PM IST

    DROPPED! Easy chance put down by KL Rahul. Shadab gets a life.

  • 11:42 PM IST

    Pakistan need 130 off 24 balls.

  • 11:38 PM IST

    Play resumes in Manchester!

  • 11:33 PM IST

    Revised match scenario: Match reduced to 40 overs, Pakistan need 302 runs to win. Pakistan need 136 runs in 30 balls.

  • 11:23 PM IST

    UPDATE: Rain has stopped and the covers are taken off!

  • 11:06 PM IST

    Meanwhile, we have started to lose overs. One over every four minutes.

  • 10:50 PM IST

    Rain stops play but India ahead by 86 runs on DLS. Pakistan 166/6 from 35 overs.

  • 10:37 PM IST

    OUT! Second wicket for Vijay Shankar. Sarfaraz chops one onto the stumps. Pakistan six down.

  • 10:32 PM IST

    How Indian fans brought the roof down at Old Trafford after Hardik Pandya removed Shoaib Malik:

  • 10:27 PM IST

    IND vs PAK live score: Pakistan 154/5 after 32 overs, chasing 337, against India: India have pulled back the things and how! Pakistan were looking in a strong position with Babar and Fakhar in the middle. But four wickets in space of 12 runs have pushed Pakistan on the backfoot.

  • 10:04 PM IST

    OUT! It’s raining wickets in Manchester! Shoaib drags one back onto the stumps, 2 in 2 for Hardik. India on a roll.

  • 10:02 PM IST

    OUT! Hafeez departs. A hit-me ball but Hardik has managed to get a wicket.

  • 9:55 PM IST

    OUT! Kuldeep is doing it here for India. Fakhar tries to sweep, fails to connect well and Chahal takes an easy catch at the short fine-leg.

  • 9:49 PM IST

    WICKET! Through the defence. Kuldeep Yadav has struck, Babar departs for 48.

  • 9:43 PM IST

    SIX! Babar sweeps and sweeps it powerfully. The ball lands in the stands.

  • 9:35 PM IST

    FIFTY! Fakhar takes on Chahal. It goes for a six. Pakistan dressing room is applauing the effort.

  • 9:20 PM IST

    Yuzvendra Chahal into the attack!

  • 9:18 PM IST

    FOUR! Edge but no one is in the slip cordon. The ball goes past the boundary rope.

Match highlights, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Match 22: Rohit Sharma’s 140 sets up India’s win over Pakistan

India vs Pakistan Live cricket score ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Match 22 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford, Manchester on Sunday. After having their last fixture against New Zealand washed out, the Indian team will be raring to take the field when they face arch-rivals Pakistan in the most anticipated clash of the ongoing tournament.

Having secured convincing wins over South Africa and Australia in their first two matches, the Men in Blue were not even able to get on the field for their third match against the Black Caps which was called off due to rain. Against Pakistan, India have a perfect record as they have won all their six encounters in the previous editions of the showpiece event and thus, Virat Kohli’s men would be brimming with confidence considering their past record against the arch-rivals.

However, it would not be that easy this Sunday as they would be without the services of their in-form opener Shikhar Dhawan. The opener got injured during the match-winning knock he played against Australia at The Oval in London on June 9. He has been sidelined for at least two-three matches with a fractured thumb.