India Beats Pakistan By 124 Runs
India batted first after Pakistan won the toss in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Rohit Sharma and Shikar Dhawan gave India a great start with Sharma making 91 runs in 119 balls and Dhawan with 68 runs in 65 balls. They both gave a steady innings for India to make a total of 319 runs for 3 wickets.
But the blasting innings came from Yuvraj Singh with a score of 53 runs in 32 balls. He hit eight 4s and one 6.
“Delivering in a big game is sweet. I was lucky to be dropped and then I could capitalize in the end,” Yuvraj Singh said after India’s great innings.
Virat Kohli played an unusual innings with 81 runs in 68 balls. He played cool and calm.
Due to rain and other delays Pakistan was given a revised target of 289 runs in 41 overs. But Pakistan could make only 164 runs in 33.4 overs with all players out falling short of 124 runs.
Azhar Ali is the only player who made a decent score of 50 runs in 65 balls, followed by Mohammed Hafeez with 33 runs in 43 balls.
There were a few mistakes from the Indian side – a missed catch and a few mistakes in fielding. However, the Shoaib Malik’s run out by Ravindra Jadeja remained the highlight of the day.
The match became one-sided soon after the fall of Azhar Ali, and even though Indians are known to struggle with the tail-enders, the match still remained a predictable win for India.