Hindustan Times – All the hype, the anticipation, the dicey weather and the intense rivalry – the plot was there, but only one side arrived.
- All the hype, the anticipation, the dicey weather and the intense rivalry – the plot was there, but only one side arrived.
- India were absolutely ruthless, Pakistan were jittery, India knew all their plans, Pakistan were hoping their plans clicked – what resulted was a lopsided contest, a dominant team shunting away another side in a game of cricket in front of a packed house at Old Trafford.
- (Complete coverage of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019)India extended their unbeaten World Cup run against Pakistan to seven matches with an 89-run victory in front of a vociferous, sellout Manchester crowd, largely down to Rohit Sharma’s superb 140 off 113 balls.
- And then, Pakistan meandered in the chase, their chase stagnated, and the batsmen slogged, the batsmen walked back, Indian spinners weaved their magic and Pakistan were tossed away.
- Chasing an initial 337 to win, they were always behind the run-rate and finished on a rain-interrupted 212 for six, well short of their revised target of 302 in 40 overs.