On Sunday (16th June), India claimed a big victory against Pakistan in the rain-marred match 22 of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at the Old Trafford (Manchester).
After Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed decided to field first, India managed to score 336/5 in 50 overs. Chasing down that target, Pakistan was struggling on 166/6 in 35 overs when they received the revised target of 302 runs in 40 overs. Finally, Pakistan scored 212/6 in 40 overs as India won by 89 runs (DLS method).
Brief Scores: India – 336/5 in 50 overs (Rohit Sharma 140, Virat Kohli 77; Mohammad Amir 3/47)
Pakistan (revised target 302 runs in 40 overs) – 212/6 in 40 overs (Fakhar Zaman 62, Babar Azam 48; Vijay Shankar 2/22)
Result – India won by 89 runs (DLS method).
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) India’s 336/5 (50 overs) is the third highest ODI total for India against Pakistan. Their top two records in this list are 356/9 in 50 overs (at Visakhapatnam on 5th April 2005) and 349/7 in 50 overs (at Karachi on 13th March 2004).
ii) India won this match by 89 runs (DLS method). It is India’s third-largest ODI victory against Pakistan. Their top two records in this list are winning by 140 runs at Dhaka on 10th June 2008 and by 124 runs at Birmingham on 4th June 2017.
i) Rohit Sharma scored 140 runs off 113 balls. After Virat Kohli, it was the second time in Cricket World Cup history when an Indian batsman hit a century against Pakistan. Kohli scored 107 runs at Adelaide on 15th February 2015.
ii) Virat Kohli (11,020 ODI runs) is the fastest batsman to score 11,000 ODI runs. While it was Kohli’s 222nd ODI innings, the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was the previous record holder who completed his 11,000 ODI runs in 276 ODIs.
iii) Indian captain Virat Kohli scored 77 runs. As an Indian captain, it is the highest individual score against Pakistan in Cricket World Cup history. The previous record was 59 runs by Mohammad Azharuddin at Manchester on 8th June 1999.
iv) This match was MS Dhoni’s 341st ODI match for India. Playing this match, MS Dhoni surpassed Rahul Dravid (340 ODIs for India) and only Sachin Tendulkar (463 ODIs) played more ODIs for India than Dhoni.
v) MS Dhoni played this match at the age of 37 years and 344 days. He is the second oldest Indian cricketer to play a match in Cricket World Cup history. Sunil Gavaskar is holding this record who played his last Cricket World Cup match at the age of 38 years and 118 days.
i) Hasan Ali had the bowling figures of 9-0-84-1. It is the most expensive bowling figures by any Pakistan bowler in Cricket World Cup history. The previous record holder in this list was Wahab Riaz with the bowling figures of 10-0-82-3 against England at Nottingham on 3rd June 2019.