ICC Champions Trophy: Pakistan Makes 338/4 Against India
London: India won the toss and opted to field. Pakistan has a good start, and the runs kept coming easily for them. The opening batsman each made half-centuries, taking their partnership to 128 runs. The first break came to India, when Azhar Ali got run out at 59.
Required innings for Pakistan came from Fakhar Zaman, who scored 114 runs in 106 balls. His inning came to an end when he went for a shot and got caught by Ravindra Jadeja, running backwards from point, in Hardik Pandya’s bowling. Zaman hit 12 fours and 3 sixes. This is his third international match for him. In the two previous matches, he made a decent score against England (57) and South Africa (31).
On the Indian side, all the bowlers proved to be expensive, especially spinners. However, the spells from Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar restrained Pakistan batmen to some extent.
After Zaman, Babar Azam played a decent innings with 46 runs in 52 balls, followed by Mohammad Hafeez with 57 (37) and Imad Wasim at 25 (21).
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya took one wicket each.