India-Pakistan World Cup Match Memorabilia Sold For Whopping Amount
The marquee clash between India and Pakistan in the ongoing World Cup did not quite live up to the expectations. While India put up a commendable performance with both bat and ball, Pakistan failed to so. Consequently, the game turned out to be a lopsided contest as India thrashed Pakistan. The defeat eventually made a big difference as Pakistan failed to make it to the semifinal due to net run-rate.
Despite winning the toss, Pakistan never looked at ease against India as they lost the game by 89 runs. India piled up a mammoth total of 336 for 5 after being asked to bat first. Openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul laid the foundation for the big total by adding 136 runs for the first wicket. Rohit and Kohli then added 98 runs for the second wicket as India headed towards the huge total. Rohit was the top-scorer with 140 while Rahul and Kohli scored 57 and 77 respectively.
In reply, Pakistan eventually finished on 212 for 6 in 40 overs while chasing a revised total. Barring the brief period when Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam were batting in the middle, the Men in Green never looked in contention. As expected, the Pakistani fans came down heavily on the players, slamming them for their dismal displays.
But despite the lopsided contest, the memorabilia from the game have fetched big amount. According to reports, the ball that was used during the match has been sold for a whopping amount of Rs 1.5 lakh. According to OfficialMemorabilia, the official partner of ICC for selling memorabilia of the World Cup, the ball has fetched $2,150.
The coin used for the toss and the scoresheet of the match got sold for Rs 99,360 and Rs 75,377 respectively. Among all the 27 memorabilia available on the website for sale which are related to the matches of the Men in Blue, three are left, – the scoresheet, coin and the match ball of the India New Zealand semi-final clash.