Ankle injury ends Wahab's Champions Trophy for Pakistan

Ankle injury ends Wahab's Champions Trophy for Pakistan

Ankle injury ends Wahab's Champions Trophy for Pakistan

Rohit Sharma (91) and Shikhar Dhawan (68) gave a steady start to their side. For Pakistan, Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan bagged one wicket each. India had set a target of 320 for Pakistan, but the intervention of rain brought the Duckworth-Lewis in the play and Pakistan's target was reduced to 289 in 41 overs.

Pakistan won the toss but nothing else went right for them as they dropped catches, persisted with bowlers who bled runs and folded inside 34 overs with the bat. Apart from Azhar Ali and Mohammad Hafeez, no other Pakistan batsman managed to face the Indian attack.

Umesh Yadav was the star man with the ball, taking three wickets in 7.4 overs.

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur slammed his team's performance and said they had been given a "reality check" after India handed them a 124-run humbling in the Champions Trophy in Edgbaston on Sunday. And when it is India vs Pakistan, people across the country unite to pray for India's win against Pakistan.

India captain Virat Kohli has said that his "opinion does not matter" when it comes to playing Pakistan in bilateral series.

Kohli's master-class from 68 balls helped India post 3-319 in their 48 overs, after their innings had desperately needed a spark.

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A miserable match for Wahab, flayed by India's batsmen for a hugely expensive 87 runs in 8.4 overs, ended when he fell in his delivery stride and sustained an injury that saw him leave the field.

After Rohit Sharma departed at 93, India was 194/2 at the end of 36 overs.

He also believes that Pakistan are just not the same high-intensity, ruthless side that they were around 15 years ago and that it would take them long to touch upon those standards again.

Shoaib Malik lofted Jadeja six before he was Jadeja ran him out with a direct hit to leave Pakistan all but beaten at 114 for four in the 24th over.

Sharma's 119-ball innings included two sixes and seven fours. The current Indian team is considered one of the best fielding sides in the world at the moment and players like Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane and Kohli lead the way when it comes to setting new benchmarks on the field. Pakistan played pathetic cricket facing a huge total during rain interruptions and surrendered meekly in the end.

Such was Yuvraj's class and flamboyance that none of the Pakistani bowlers managed to curb his attacking mode as he studded his knock with eight boundaries and a very big six.

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