India dominates Pakistan in ODI World Cup: Rohit Sharma's outstanding innings seals victory

Batting collapse dents Pakistan's hopes in High-stakes match

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In a high-stakes match of the ODI Cricket World Cup, Pakistan's hopes crumbled as they suffered a significant defeat against arch-rival India in Ahmedabad. Pakistan started strong, with Babar Azam (50) and Mohammad Riawan (49) showing promise. However, the team lost eight wickets for a mere 36 runs, collapsing from 155/2 to 191 all out.


Captain Babar Azam laments missed opportunities


Captain Babar Azam expressed disappointment over Pakistan's batting collapse. He acknowledged the promising start but highlighted the inability to maintain partnerships and finish well. The target of 280-290 slipped away due to the mid-innings collapse, and Babar Azam mentioned their struggles with the new ball.


Virat Kohli's gesture of sportsmanship


After the intense match, Indian captain Virat Kohli displayed sportsmanship by gifting a couple of Indian jerseys to Pakistan's Babar Azam. The two captains engaged in a lengthy discussion, setting a positive example of camaraderie and mutual respect in cricket.


Rohit Sharma's stellar performance


Rohit Sharma's exceptional innings of 86 runs off 63 balls played a crucial role in India's victory. With six boundaries and six maximums, Rohit's performance was outstanding. The Indian batsmen's poised approach and power hitting paved the way for a comfortable chase.


Shubman Gill's impressive start


Making his debut in the ODI World Cup, Shubman Gill left a mark with some scintillating hits. He struck three consecutive fours off Hasan Ali, providing India with an aggressive start before losing his wicket.


Indian fans roar as Rohit leads the way


Indian fans, dressed in blue, cheered as Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer took charge, keeping the momentum in India's favor. The sea of supporters celebrated each boundary, creating an electrifying atmosphere at the Narendra Modi Stadium.


Impressive milestones achieved


Rohit Sharma's innings marked the milestone of 300 ODI sixes, a remarkable feat in 254 matches. Though falling short of a century, his performance was commendable. Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul ensured India's comprehensive 7-wicket victory, maintaining their perfect World Cup record against Pakistan at 8-0.