WC 2023 : India’s 100% Win Rate Over Pakistan in ICC ODI World Cups Remains Unshaken

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Ahmedabad, 14th October 2023 — In a highly anticipated match of the 2023 ICC Cricket ODI World Cup, arch-rivals India and Pakistan faced off at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This encounter marked another chapter in their historic rivalry, and it did not disappoint. India won this match with a spectacular performance by 7 wickets with almost 20 overs left

In the first innings, India won the toss and decided to bowl first, putting Pakistan to the test. Openers Abdullah Shafique and Imam ul Haq began with promise but were soon met with the impressive bowling of Mohammed Siraj and Hardik Pandya. Pakistan’s skipper, Babar Azam, managed to put up a commendable fight with a half-century of 50 runs from 58 balls before being bowled out by Mohammed Siraj. Mohammed Rizwan also contributed with 49 runs, but his wicket fell to Jasprit Bumrah. The Pakistani batting lineup ultimately crumbled, and they were all out for 191 runs in the 43rd over.

The Indian bowlers displayed excellent teamwork, with Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravindra Jadeja each taking two wickets to restrict Pakistan to a below-par total.

Chasing a target of 192, India’s openers faced early challenges. Shubman Gill, returning to the squad after recovering from dengue, made a brief appearance but couldn’t leave a lasting impact. Surprisingly, Virat Kohli, with an impressive record against Pakistan, was dismissed early too. However, captain Rohit Sharma played a sensational innings, scoring 86 runs off 63 balls before being caught by Iftikhar Ahmed off Shaheen Afridi’s delivery.

Shreyas Iyer, in excellent form, remained unbeaten with 53 runs off 62 balls, guiding India to a comfortable victory in the 31st over. Despite a strong effort from Shaheen Afridi, who took two wickets, and Hasan Ali, who took one, India secured a convincing win.

This victory further cements India’s remarkable record against Pakistan in ICC ODI World Cups. They maintain a 100% win rate in encounters between these two cricketing giants in the tournament.