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World Cup: India beat Pakistan by 76 runs

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Adelaide, Feb 15:

India defeated Pakistan by 76 runs in their first Pool B match of the World Cup at the Adelaide Oval here Sunday.

india pak cricketIndia rode on vice-captain Virat Kohli’s 107 to score 300/7. Kohli got good support from opener Shikhar Dhawan (73) and Suresh Raina (74).

For Pakistan, fast-bowler Sohail Khan took five wickets to restrict India in the fag-end of the innings.

In reply, Pakistan were bowled out for 224. Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq (76) battled hard but ran out of partners.

Pacer Mohammed Shami was the pick of the Indian bowlers taking four wickets for 35 runs in his nine overs.

India:

Rohit Sharma c Misbah-ul-Haq b Sohail Khan 15
Shikhar Dhawan run out (Misbah-ul-Haq) 73
Virat Kohli c Umar Akmal b Sohail Khan 107
Suresh Raina c Haris Sohail b Sohail Khan 74
Mahendra Singh Dhoni c Misbah-ul-Haq b Sohail Khan 18
Ravindra Jadeja b Wahab Riaz 3
Ajinkya Rahane b Sohail Khan 0
Ravichandran Ashwin not out 1
Mohammed Shami not out 3
Extras (lb 2, w 3, nb 1) 6
Total (for seven wickets in 50 overs) 300

Fall of wickets: 1-34 (R.G. Sharma, 7.3 overs), 2-163 (Dhawan, 29.5), 3-273 (Kohli, 45.2), 4-284 (Raina, 47.3), 5-296 (Jadeja, 48.6), 6-296 (Dhoni, 49.1), 7-296 (Rahane, 49.2)

Bowling:
Mohammad Irfan 10-0-58-0
Sohail Khan 10-0-55-5
Shahid Afridi 8-0-50-0
Wahab Riaz 10-0-49-1
Yasir Shah 8-0-60-0
Haris Sohail 4-0-26-0

Pakistan:
Ahmed Shehzad c Jadeja b Yadav 47
Younis Khan c Dhoni b Mohammed Shami 6
Haris Sohail c Raina b Ashwin 36
Misbah-ul-Haq c Rahane b Mohammed Shami 76
Sohaib Maqsood c Raina b Yadav 0
Umar Akmal c Dhoni b Jadeja 0
Shahid Afridi c Kohli b Mohammed Shami 22
Wahab Riaz c Dhoni b Mohammed Shami 4
Yasir Shah c Yadav b MM Sharma 13
Sohail Khan c Yadav b MM Sharma 7
Mohammad Irfan not out 1
Extras (lb 1, w 10, nb 1) 12
Total (all out in 47 overs) 224

Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Younis Khan, 3.2 overs), 2-79 (Haris Sohail, 17.6), 3-102 (Ahmed Shehzad, 23.2), 4-102 (Sohaib Maqsood, 23.4), 5-103 (Umar Akmal, 24.4), 6-149 (Shahid Afridi, 34.1), 7-154 (Wahab Riaz, 34.4), 8-203 (Yasir Shah, 42.5), 9-220 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 45.4), 10-224 (Sohail Khan, 46.6)

Bowling:
Umesh Yadav 10-0-50-2
Mohammed Shami 9-1-35-4
Mohit Sharma 9-0-35-1
Suresh Raina 1-0-6-0
Ravichandran Ashwin 8-3-41-1
Ravindra Jadeja 10-0-56-1

Match Details:
Toss: India, chose to bat
Umpires: Ian Gould (England) and Richard Kettleborough (England)
TV umpire: Simon Davis (Australia)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire: Michael Gough (England)

(IANS)

 

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