IND vs PAK CWC 2023: India will take on Pakistan today. Both camps are hoping for a third straight win in this World Cup. The Indian team has reached Ahmedabad after defeating Australia and Afghanistan. Pakistan, on the other hand, has beaten the Netherlands and Sri Lanka. The world of cricket is eager to know what the outcome of the duel between the two camps is. The Narendra Modi Stadium has a capacity of 1.32 lakh spectators. Not a single corner of the gallery is probably empty today. India won the toss and elected to bowl first. Pakistan got off to a good start, but Team India restricted them to 191 runs due to the dominance of Siraj-Bumrah-Kuldeep. The target of 192 runs on paper is not huge, but the Team India fans wanted India to play with the opposition at the break of the innings.
Shubman Gill was on the field today after recovering from dengue. His comeback was not a happy one. Shaheen Shah Afridi returned after scoring 16 runs. Virat Kohli was then seen sharing a partnership with captain Rohit Sharma. Kohli had scored 85 and 55* respectively in the previous two matches of this World Cup. Even today, the crowd expected a big run from Virat, who was in rhythm. He also started the innings with hope. Whether it was the trademark drive or the impeccable pull, it was all off his bat. When the expectations of another ‘big masterclass’ were in everyone’s mind, he went against nature and threw wickets.
Today they got an incredible win in the match that India had been in the equation for so long. Today, two arch-rivals India and Pakistan (India vs Pakistan) faced each other on the stage of the World Cup 2023. But this time the result is the same. Even today, the Blue Brigade made their name in the match by 7 wickets. In the history of the 48-year World Cup, India has defeated Pakistan 8 times in 8 matches. Pakistan are still aiming for that one win on the World Cup stage. On the other hand, the Indian team defeated Pakistan today and climbed to first place in the World Cup 2023 points table with 6 points.
India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl first. He let Pakistan bat first on the Ahmedabad wicket. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s openers started well today in the open. Despite losing 2 wickets for 73 runs, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan shared an 82-run partnership. Babar Azam left the field for a personal 50, while Rizwan was dismissed for 49 shortly thereafter. After that, no one else could score that kind of run for the team. After three wickets fell for 155, Pakistan were bowled out for just 191 in front of the Indian bowling line-up. Today, every bowler in the Indian team has performed well with the ball.
India needed 192 runs from 50 overs to win their third match. The target was very easy for the Indian team. India’s regular opening pair Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill came to the open to chase this target. Meanwhile, Shubman has got a chance to play the first match of the World Cup today. Shubman started the innings on a high but returned after scoring 16 runs. But even today, Rohit kept one end of the crease. After Shubman’s dismissal, Virat Kohli came to join Rohit.
Rohit was scoring runs at a brisk pace on one side, while Virat was trying to play at the crease on the other. But due to a wrong shot, Virat had to go out of the field even though he was in rhythm. This time Shreyas Iyer (Shreyas Iyer) came with the bat. As soon as he came, he took the team forward very quickly with Rohit. Meanwhile, Rohit completed his half-century in just 36 balls. Even after completing his half-century, he did not stop, he was reaching the hundred quickly with a big shot. But Rohit returned to the pavilion after scoring 86 runs and giving a catch to the fielder. Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul then completed the rest. In the end, 53 runs came from Shreyas’ bat and Rahul was also unbeaten on 19 runs. Without losing any more wickets, India made their name by 7 wickets with 19.3 overs to spare.
Make it 3⃣ in a row for #TeamIndia! 👏 👏
Shreyas Iyer sails past FIFTY as India beat Pakistan by 7 wickets! 👍 👍
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 14, 2023
IND vs PAK CWC 2023 Scorecard:
Pakistan: 191 (42.5 overs)
India: 192/3 (30.3 overs)
Rohit Sharma: 86(63)
Shreyas Iyer: 53(62)*
India won the match by 7 wickets.