Tight Bowling defense and fine batting from the top order gave the Champions a victory.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Group B contest happened in Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday. The batting performance was great from the top order and the bowling turn of India was also very good which gave India an easy victory with their traditional rival Pakistan from 124-run victory. India scored 319 for 3 and defeated Pakistan from 164 off 33.4 overs.
In the first stage of the match, Pakistan was ready to chase off India but their zeal came to end when the second rainfall disturbed and hold the match for few hours. Overall, no batsman was able to grip properly on the pitch with the Indian bowlers. They face the maximum difficulty from Ravindra Jadeja slow-left arm spinner in the middle of the innings. The player who was able to understand Indian team skill was the opener Azhar Ali who scored 50 runs.
Indian skipper, the great Virat Kohli played well from starting, even the openers Shekhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma jointly made 136-run. The match took the turning point after the second rain break, as the match was reduced to 48-overs-a-side as Sharma badly thrashed up Pakistan, but there was good fielding from Baba Azam of Pakistan team who took the wicket of Sharma and didn’t allow him to score 100, Sharma was run out at 91.
The Indian left-hander Yuvraj Singh didn’t disappoint as he took quick runs and went out in the middle by playing a brilliant cameo, however, Kohli who scored 81 kept the scoreboard moving which made a big score for Pakistan.