India defeated Pakistan by 89 runs on Sunday at Manchester in the ongoing ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, and as a result, the Men in Blue maintain their unbeaten record against the arch-rivals in the World Cup.
The Men in Blue displayed a clinical performance against Pakistan. Batting first, India posted 336 runs on the board, owing to Rohit Sharma's 24th ODI ton.
As soon as India registered the victory, business tycoon Anand Mahindra took to his Twitter handle and wrote: "Yes, an embarrassingly easy victory for India & the CWC scorecard’s 7-0 for India. Made me wonder if this is symbolic of our political relationship as well? Whether we need to bury our obsession with beating Pakistan? India has bigger fish to fry-in cricket AND in global affairs" [sic]
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Netizens too agreed with Anand Mahindra. One user wrote: "Totally agree.. some ppl say it's as good as winning the world cup.. no it isn't.. we need to stop obsessing over Pakistan.. this is dragging us down when we are way ahead and have capability of more!"
Coming back to the match, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul registered fifty-plus scores and India had no problem in defending the total as they comprehensively defeated Pakistan by 86 runs.
During the Pakistan innings, rain played spoilsport in the 35th over and the match had to be halted. The match resumed after almost 50 mins, and the match was curtailed to 40-overs and the target got adjusted to 302 on the basis of Duckworth-Lewis. Pakistan required 136 runs off just 30 balls, and the team fell short by 89 runs.
India now has a 7-0 record against Pakistan in the 50-over World Cup.
Out of the four matches, India has now won three and they have a total of seven points. The Men in blue have defeated South Africa, Australia and Pakistan while their match against New Zealand got abandoned due to rain.
India will next face Afghanistan on Saturday, June 22