On Saturday, October 14, India comfortably beat Pakistan, winning by seven wickets for the eighth match in the ODI World Cup. India defeated their archrivals by a score of seven wickets. Babar Azam's side scored only 191 runs after being invited to bat first. Babar scored the team's lone half-century. Indian captain Rohit Sharma emerged as the star of the match, scoring a 63-ball 86 to take his team through against their arch-rivals.
Jasprit Bumrah won the Player of the Match award for his exceptional bowling figures of 2 for 19 in 7 overs. KL Rahul who has been sensational after he made his return from injury. He has been one of the keys to India’s success in the middle order. He was not able to contribute with the bat but was named the best fielder for the match by the team's fielding coach T Dilip.
The videos of his performances and the catches he took against Pakistan were played on the TV and the reaction of Virat Kohli was hilarious. He was involved as usual off the field as well while watching those videos of Rahul. He played a brilliant knock under pressure in the first game against Australia along with Kohli when India was reduced to 2/3. The reaction of Kohli has gone viral on social media.
Here's the video
Indian bowlers create havoc in Ahmedabad
Rohit Sharma won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat first. The Pakistani openers gave them a decent start and they were 73/2. With both openers back to the pavilion. Skipper Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan stitched a partnership of 82 runs as the Men in Green were 155/2 at one stage. After these two batters' wickets were down, they collapsed and were bundled 191 runs. They lost eight wickets for 36 runs.
This is the second time for India that five bowlers have taken two wickets each in the same game. Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, and Ravindra Jadeja made sure their arch-rivals crumbled after the departure of the skipper and vice-captain.