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Pakistan surrender to India

Now it's 8-0 in wc. Pakistan surrender to India

India defeated Pakistan admirably in their much awaited match on Saturday, October 14, in Ahmedabad, extending their winning streak over their archrivals and taking first place in the standings. India came out firing, headed by skipper Rohit Sharma's 63-ball 86, to surpass the goal with 117 balls to spare after bowling Pakistan out for just 191.

India scored 10 runs in the very first over of the chase thanks to the comeback of Shubman Gill, who struck his first ball for a boundary. And in the subsequent match, Gill upped the ante by crushing Hasan Ali for three fours to celebrate his comeback. But Shaheen quickly halted him as the batter struck a direct shot to the backward point. The first wicket had little bearing on what followed since Rohit completely trolled the Pakistani attack to establish the tone right away.

To the delight of the packed stadium, Rohit smacked a total of four sixes in the span of three overs against Shaheen, Mohammad Nawaz, and Haris Rauf, before Pakistan finally found some relief in the form of Virat Kohli's wicket. However, India had 79 points on the board and was well on their way to a huge victory by the time the powerplay ended. While Shreyas Lyer was content to find his rhythm gradually, Rohit added another fifty and then launched Rauf for his fifth six of the innings. After Rohit misplayed a slower delivery from Shaheen, Rohit's onslaught came to a halt. Lyer and KL Rahul then concluded the proceedings for a significant victory.

After being asked to bat first, Pakistan's surprising batting meltdown earlier in the day attracted headlines. No one anticipated them scoring just 191 after Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan's partnership put them briefly in a strong position at 150/2. Pakistan seemed at ease with their own pace right from the start of the innings since they were content to play it safe when facing Jasprit Bumrah. Although Mohammad Siraj was the one who caught Abdullah Shafique leg-before-wicket, he was the one who provided India the first breakthrough.

Like Siraj, Hardik Pandya got off to a costly start before catching Imam-ul-Haq's outside edge. When Babar and Rizwan teamed up, the captain began to play some exquisite strokes, while the wicketkeeper-batter was perfectly content to get off to a conservative start. When the spinners were introduced, Rizwan then into his comfort zone and displayed his range of strokes by hitting boundaries off both Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja. In his sixth ODI cricket effort, Babar at the other end finally reached fifty runs for the first time against India.

The two established batsmen hit Siraj for a boundary apiece, making Rohit's decision to bring him back seem to have failed. However, the bowler responded in spectacular fashion by dismissing Babar, which provided India with a window of opportunity to seize. Pakistan's problems were made worse by Kuldeep's removal of Saud Shakeel and Iftikhar Ahmed in the same over, but Bumrah dealt the decisive blow with an offcutter that got through Rizwan's defense and struck the off stump. Pakistan was severely shaken after losing four wickets in rapid succession; they were unable to bounce back and finished with just 191.

In a nutshell, India defeated Pakistan 192/3 in 30.3 overs (Rohit Sharma 86, Shreyas Lyer 53*) by 7 wickets. Pakistan scored 191 in 42.5 overs (Babar Azam 50, Mohammad Rizwan 49; Jasprit Bumrah 2/19).

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