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India vs Pakistan LIVE: ICC Cricket World Cup score and result after Rohit Sharma leads hosts to victory

The India captain hit 86 off 63 balls as they crushed rivals Pakistan

Jack Rathborn
Saturday 14 October 2023 18:34 BST
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Hosts India bundled out Pakistan for 191 in 42.5 overs before quickly chasing down their target to win a World Cup blockbuster between the Asian arch-rivals at a heaving Narendra Modi Stadium on Saturday.

Put in to bat, Pakistan were on 155-2 in the 30th over and appeared to be cruising towards a 300-plus total with skipper Babar Azam (50) and in-form batter Mohammad Rizwan (49) at the crease. But India’s Mohammed Siraj then dismissed Babar, triggering a spectacular collapse, with Pakistan unable to hold out for the rest of their quota of 50 overs. Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the Indian bowlers, claiming 2-19 in a clinical display of his distinctive style of seam bowling.

Rohit Sharma then fired 86 from 63 balls en route to a quick win, as India extended their record to three from three. Get the latest Cricket World Cup odds here.


Match summary

India steamrollered Pakistan by seven wickets in a lopsided blockbuster match at a heaving Narendra Modi Stadium on Saturday to maintain their unblemished 50-overs World Cup record against their arch-rivals.

The western Indian city had been in the grip of cricket fever ahead of the tournament’s most anticipated match, and India got themselves in the driving seat early by bundling out their opponents for 191 inside 43 overs.

With Babar Azam (50) and Mohammad Rizwan (49) in the middle, a total of around 300 looked within Pakistan’s reach, only for them to collapse in a heap, failing to last their full 50 overs.

India’s skipper Rohit Sharma led the chase with a blistering 86, and the two-time champions eventually romped home in 30.3 overs to maintain their unbeaten record against Pakistan in the history of the tournament.

They also joined 2019 runners-up New Zealand as the only two teams to win their first three matches in the tournament so far.

The teams shake hands at the end of the match (Reuters)
Lawrence Ostlere14 October 2023 15:48

RESULT! India beat Pakistan by seven wickets

Shreyas Iyer got his half century before Rahul hit the winning runs as India sealed an emphatic win over their neighbours and fiercest rivals, Pakistan. Rohit Sharma was the lead protagonist, scoring a rapid 86 from 63 balls to bring the target of 192 within reach. India join South Africa on three wins from their opening three matches at this Cricket World Cup.

Lawrence Ostlere14 October 2023 15:40

India vs Pakistan

India win by 7 wickets

14 October 2023 15:36

India vs Pakistan


Mohammad Nawaz to Lokesh Rahul. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by ul-Haq.

14 October 2023 15:36

India vs Pakistan


Mohammad Nawaz to Shreyas Iyer. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Shakeel.

14 October 2023 15:35

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Hasan Ali to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Khan.

14 October 2023 15:34

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Hasan Ali to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Rauf.

14 October 2023 15:33

India vs Pakistan


Hasan Ali to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Azam.

14 October 2023 15:33

India vs Pakistan


FOUR! Hasan Ali to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs.

14 October 2023 15:32

India vs Pakistan


Hasan Ali to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs.

14 October 2023 15:31

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