Manchester : India went on to win over their arch rival Pakistan with elegant show of sportsmanship yesterday at Manchester. Rohit Sharma produced a marvelous hundred before Kuldeep Yadav flummoxed the Pakistani batsmen as India inflicted a humiliating 89-run defeat on their arch-rivals in a much hyped World Cup match, which eventually turned to be a lop-sided affair.
Chasing a stiff 337 run target, Pakistan was already down and out when rain stopped play after 35 overs. They had managed just 166 runs for the loss of six wickets, nowhere near the DLS par-score of 252.
When play resumed, the match was reduced to 40 overs with a revised target of 302, which meant that Pakistan required 136 runs from five overs.
Imad Wasim (46) and Shadab Khan (20) remained unbeaten to end at 212 for six, handling India a comprehensive victory via Duckworth Lewis method.
The Indian Vice captain scored his 24th ODI hundred -140 off 113 balls while KL Rahul (57) played the perfect second fiddle in an opening partnership of 137 runs.
Skipper Virat Kohli switched gears effortlessly during his 77 off 65 balls and also became the quickest to 11,000 ODI runs eclipsing a 17 year record held by iconic Sachin Tendulkar.
This Is a record seventh win for India over Pakistan in World Cup and like the previous six times, the quality of the contest did not live up to the hype created.