India continued their unbeaten run in the Cricket World Cup with an emphatic victory over Pakistan on Sunday, winning by 10 wickets in Manchester.
India were always in control of the match, after dismissing Pakistan for just 162 all out. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul then shared an unbroken opening stand of 163 to chase down the target with ease.
The victory was India’s third in as many matches, and it moved them to the top of the Cricket World Cup Group B table. Pakistan, meanwhile, suffered their first defeat of the tournament, and they will need to improve their performances quickly if they are to progress to the knockout stages.
India’s Bowling Attack in Top Form
India’s bowling attack was in top form against Pakistan, dismissing the Green Shirts for just 162 all out. Jasprit Bumrah was the star of the show, taking four wickets for 40 runs. He was ably supported by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who took two wickets for 29 runs.
Bumrah has been in superb form in the tournament so far, and he is now the leading wicket-taker with 12 wickets to his name. Kumar has also been in good form, and he has now taken seven wickets in the tournament so far.
The rest of the Indian bowling attack also performed well against Pakistan, with Yuzvendra Chahal taking one wicket and Hardik Pandya taking one wicket.
Bumrah’s Performance a Boost for India
Bumrah’s performance against Pakistan was a major boost for India. The Indian pacer is one of the best bowlers in the world, and he is always a threat to take wickets.
Bumrah’s ability to move the ball both ways and generate pace makes him a very difficult bowler to face. He is also very accurate, and he rarely bowls loose deliveries.
Bumrah’s performance against Pakistan was a perfect example of his class and ability. He took four wickets for 40 runs, and he was the main reason why India were able to dismiss Pakistan for such a low score.
India’s Batting Line-up Fires
India’s batting line-up also fired against Pakistan, with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul sharing an unbroken opening stand of 163 to chase down the target with ease.
Sharma was in particularly good form, scoring 77 runs off 55 balls. He hit 10 fours and two sixes in his innings. Rahul also played well, scoring 66 runs off 52 balls.
The rest of the Indian batting line-up also looked in good form, with Virat Kohli scoring 25 runs and Shreyas Iyer scoring 20 runs.
India’s Batting Line-up a Key Strength
India’s batting line-up is one of their key strengths, and it is one of the reasons why they are one of the favorites to win the Cricket World Cup. They have a variety of batsmen at their disposal, including openers, middle-order batsmen, and finishers.
Sharma and Rahul are one of the best opening pairs in the world, and they have the ability to give India a good start in every match. Kohli is one of the greatest batsmen of all time, and he is always a threat to score a century. Iyer is a young and talented batsman who is in good form, and he can provide support to the senior batsmen.
India also have a number of finishers in their batting line-up, including Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, and Ravindra Jadeja. These batsmen can hit the ball hard and score runs quickly, which can be very useful in the death overs.
India’s victory over Pakistan was a comprehensive one, and it showed that they are one of the best teams in the tournament. Their bowling attack is in top form, and their batting line-up is also firing. India will be looking to maintain their momentum in their next match against Bangladesh on Wednesday.
India’s victory over Pakistan was also their sixth consecutive victory in Cricket World Cup matches against their arch-rivals. This is the longest winning streak for either team in the history of the Cricket World Cup.
India are now the only unbeaten team in the Cricket World Cup, and they will be looking to extend their winning streak in their next match against Bangladesh.