Champions Trophy: India give Pakistan 324 run target to chase


BIRMINGHAM: Batting first India gave Pakistan 324 run target to chase according to the Duckworth–Lewis (D/L) method.
The first high-voltage Champions Trophy 2017 match between Pakistan and India was reduced to 48 overs a side after rain twice disrupted it. India pulled 319 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 48 overs.
It was another frustrating interruption at an interesting moment when India were just one down and Pakistan got down to building little pressure by conceding only 15 runs in their last five overs.
India made a steady start with their openers making 135 runs partnership. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma laid a solid platform with their blades after Pakistan won the toss and opted to field first. Sharma remained the top-scorer with 91 runs.
Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli ripped Pakistan’s bowling at the end.
Wahab Riaz turned out to be the most expensive bowler.
India: RG Sharma, S Dhawan, V Kohli*, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni†, KM Jadhav, HH Pandya, RA Jadeja, B Kumar, UT Yadav, JJ Bumrah
Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed*†, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali


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