* Mohammad Hafeez comes into the attack — seventh bowler used by Pakistan today.
FIFTY! KL Rahul brings up his 3rd ODI fifty, off 69 balls, with a six off Shoaib Malik. India 121/0 in 21.4 overs
Overs 20: India 105/0
India’s scoring rate has gone down considerably in the last four overs, no boundaries scored in them.
Overs 19: India 103/o
After the break, Imad Wasim came up with a tidy over, gave away just two singles in it.
It’s time for DRINKS at Old Trafford. India 101/0 in 18 overs.
India bring up their 💯 without losing a wicket! #CWC19 | #INDvPAK https://t.co/1wrWn6VKwW
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OVERS 17.3: 100-run partnership comes up between Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. Both the openers celebrate it with a handshake. This is the first-ever 100-run opening stand for India against Pakistan in a World Cup match.
End of OVER 16: 6 runs off Shadab’s over.
OVERS 15.1: FOUR! Rohit plays this too late and cuts the ball towards backward point for a boundary.
End of OVER 15: Another good over for Pakistan. Just 4 runs off Imad Wasim’s over.
End of OVER 14: Excellent over from Shadab Khan. Just 3 runs off it.
End of OVER 12: 17 runs off Shahad Khan’s over.
OVERS 11.5: FIFTY! Rohit Sharma brings up his 43rd ODI half-century off 34 balls. What a way to bring a fifty. Rohit is on fire.
122* v 🇿🇦 57 v 🇦🇺 50* v 🇵🇰 today The Hitman continues his sublime #CWC19 form 👌 https://t.co/B9HVSifDnN
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OVERS 11.4: SIX! Rohit goes on backfoot and smashes Shadab Khan towards long on. What a shot from him.
OVERS 11.1: FOUR! KL Rahul goes on backfoot and welcomes the spinner with a superb boundary towards square of the wicket.
Shadab Khan comes into the attack
India 62/0 after 11 overs
OVERS 10.1: FOUR! Imad continues, Rahul paddle sweeps for his second boundary
OVERS 9.6: FIFTY UP FOR INDIA as Rohit square cuts for his fifth boundary. India 53/0
OVERS 9.1: Rahul flicks to mid-wicket and goes for a run, Rohit wants a second and is turned back when he is halfway down the pitch but the throw from Fakhar Zaman is at the wrong end
Imad Wasim has been introduced in the attack and he starts with a wide down the leg side
OVERS 7.6: FOUR! Rohit over short fine leg for his fourth boundary.
India 35/0 after 7 overs and Wahab Riaz has been introduced in the attack
OVERS 5.6: BIG HIT! Rohit pulls over mid-wicket for the first six of the match. India 32/0 in 6 overs
OVERS 5.4: FOUR! Rohit hits a wide delivery from Hasan through the covers for his third boundary.
India 20/0 after 5 overs
OVERS 4.4: Amir gets another official warning, another warning and he is out of the attack
OVERS 4.2: FOUR! Rahul pulls a short delivery from Amir to the mid-wicket fence
OVERS 3.3: FOUR! Rohit drives a Hasan delivery through mid-off for his second boundary
OVERS 2.3: Amir gets an official warning for running on the pitch, he had gone down the pitch to stare at Rohit after bowling a bouncer
OVER 1.3: FOUR! First runs for India as Rohit gets an inside edge on the ball that came in sharply and the ball runs away to the fine leg fence
Hasan Ali shares the new ball with Amir
Amir starts with a maiden in overcast conditions
ALL SET! Rahul on strike to Amir
Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul walk out to open the innings for India, Mohammad Amir starts the proceedings for Pakistan
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Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed won the toss and chose to bowl against India at Old Trafford in Manchester.
Pakistan wins the toss and elect to bowl first against #TeamIndia https://t.co/7XZkwH7YxR
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Vijay Shankar makes his World Cup debut and what’s interesting is that both teams have chosen to play two specialist spinners each.
After winning the toss Sarfaraz Ahmed said, “We will bowl first. It is raining so conditions are good for bowling. We have quality spinners and we have backed them today. We are not thinking about 6-0.”
Virat Kohli said, “We would have bowled first to be honest. Wicket looks really nice though and we have two wrist spinners in our team. We will be in good stead if we bat well. That’s the kind of attention this game brings but once you enter the field it is all about playing your game. We have been playing good cricket and we don’t want to tinker much with the team combination. We have one forced change, Shikhar misses out and Vijay Shankar comes in his place. He is a solid batsman.”
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Pakistan (Playing XI): Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir
In his pitch report, Michael Clarke said, “the toss won’t matter a lot. States it looks a good wicket, it is a little dry and there is a little moisture underneath the wicket as there was rain yesterday. Mentions It should be a good batting wicket but you have to get through the new ball. Ends by saying the weather might play a role in the decision taken by the captains during the toss as DLS could come in play.”
Good luck to both to both the teams ! At the end of the day it’s only a game , but the best school of life ! Inspire everyone ! #INDvPAK
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Concentration level 💯 https://t.co/fWhyJe7LLM
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Are we ready for this? #TeamIndia #CWC19 https://t.co/wyT1DB5fZZ
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Manchester is dry … The biggest game in Sport will be happening … #CWC19 🇮🇳 🇵🇰
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The forecast is that light showers are on the cards on Sunday afternoon, thus affecting the marquee clash between the arch-rivals. Considering the unpredictability of the English weather, anything is possible.
Dark clouds hovered over Old Trafford for most of Saturday, a grim reminder that weather may have the last laugh. As it is, met forecasters are anticipating rain on Sunday, with a higher probability of it in the second half of the day. Clearly, the teams will have to keep it in their plans for the game as a curtailed game and the Duckworth-Lewis equation are very much on the cards.
India vs Pakistan Live Score, World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma slams fifty to give India solid start – Times of India