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* FIFTY for Fakhar Zaman off 59 balls, his 11th in ODIs. Pakistan 93/1 in 20.1 overs

Fakhar hit a big six off Yuzvendra Chahal over deep mid-wicket to carry up his half-century. He has also hit six limitations to this point.

Overs 20: Pakistan 87/1, want 250 extra to win

Overs 19.2: NOT OUT! Fakhar Zaman (43) survives a stumping appeal, landed his back foot simply ahead of MS Dhoni dislodge the bails. Pakistan 86/1

Overs 18: Pakistan 84/1
Back-to-back tidy overs from Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. Just 9 runs came off two overs.

Overs 16: Pakistan 75/1
11 RUNS!
Fakhar Zaman (38*) smacked Hardik Pandya for two fours within the over. Pakistan are at the transfer now, with the partnership creating fast within the middle.



* Time for beverages ruin

Overs 15: Fifty-run partnership between Fakhar Zaman (28*) and Babar Azam (27*). Pakistan 64/1

Overs 14: Pakistan 58/1
Fakhar Zaman (24*) hit a four off Hardik Pandya within the over as Pakistan scored seven runs in it.

* BAD NEWS FOR INDIA! Bhuvnehswar Kumar has stiffness in his hamstring. He will play no additional phase as of late.

* 50 comes up for Pakistan in 12.5 overs

Overs 12: Pakistan 49/1
Babar Azam (22*) hit a four off closing ball within the over bowled through Vijay Shankar. Pakistan scored eight runs in it.

Overs 10: Pakistan 38/1
Good over from Vijay Shankar, conceded four runs in it including a large.

Overs 9: Pakistan 34/1
Hardik Pandya started his spell with a five-run over. Babar Azam (11*) hit a cracking four in it.

Overs eight: Pakistan 29/1
Fakhar Zaman (15*) saved the scoreboard ticking, hit a four within the closing ball off Jasprit Bumrah after playing out five dots.

Overs 7: Pakistan 25/1
Vijay Shankar conceded a four to Fakhar Zaman off the 1st ball, but finished the over with four consecutive dot balls and gave away simply five runs in it.

Overs 6: Pakistan 20/1
Babar Azam (6*) ended the Jasprit Bumrah over with a four, but the pacer conceded simply six runs in it.

Overs four.5: OUT! Vijay Shankar moves first ball, dismisses Imam-ul-Haq (7). Pakistan 13/1
A wicket off first World Cup supply for Vijay Shankar. The all-rounder came to completed off Bhuvneshwar's over and trapped Imam LBW with first ball.



Overs four.four: Bad News! Bhuvneshwar Kumar walked off the filed after landing awkwardly while bowling. Pakistan 13/Zero

Overs four: Pakistan 13/Zero
Just one run came off Jasprit Bumrah over. Tidy birth from both ends for India.

Overs 2.5: FOUR! No Imam-ul-Haq opens his boundary rely off Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Pakistan 11/Zero

Overs 1.three: FOUR! Fakhar Zaman opens his boundary rely with a four off Jasprit Bumrah. Pakistan 6/Zero

Over 1: Pakistan 2/Zero
Tidy birth from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, conceded simply two singles in it.

Here we cross...Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq birth Pakistan run chase. Bhuvneshwar Kumar open the Indian attack.

20:00 IST: Pitch cover is coming off. And Pakistan openers are coming into the ground again.

19:57 IST: Sun is playing conceal & seek in Manchester. Drizzle has stopped but cover continues to be at the pitch.

* Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq have been out within the middle, but are strolling back along with the Indian workforce because the drizzle comes back.



19:50 IST: MS Dhoni leads the Indian workforce out into the ground

19:45 IST: Umpires are out within the middle and analyzing the outfield.

19:40 IST: Drizzle introduced back the pitch cover, but the good news is it has stopped and sun is shining.

KL Rahul: "It has been a while since I opened the batting in a One-Day International. Bit of nerves but happy that I could get the team off to a start like that. We know that with Pakistan the initial threat is Amir and Hasan Ali who can seam the ball a little bit. It was important for us to be smart and play out the first 10 overs. I am happy I did that. I won't lie, I was nervous about the hype of the India-Pakistan game but it was more because I hadn't opened the batting in a while. Getting an opportunity after almost two years, so I was more nervous about that. I think so (it is a good total). We all know the conditions here, it has been raining and the wicket has been under cover, so we were thinking 260-270 would be a good target as it was slow and sticky at the start. To get past 300 it gives us that extra boost and we have the bowlers. If it spins then it will help our bowlers."

* That's it! India set a challenging 337-run target for Pakistan in Manchester. Rohit Sharma (140 off 113 balls) scored his 24th ODI hundred, his 2nd of the tournament, while Virat Kohli (77 off 65) and KL Rahul (57 off 78) hit fifties every. At one level, India have been having a look good for 350-plus score but Pakistan, led through Mohammad Amir (three/47), pulled issues back within the ultimate five overs, conceding simply 38 runs in it.



Overs 50: India 336/5
Good ultimate over from Mohammad Amir, conceded simply 9 runs in it to go back figures of 3 for 47 in 10 overs, including maiden.

Overs 49: India 327/5
12 RUNS!
Just one four, through Kedar Jadhav, but India scored 12 runs in it.

Overs 48: India 315/5
Brilliant stuff from Mohammad Amir, a wicket and 4 runs off it.



Overs 47.four: OUT! Third wicket for Mohammad Amir, Virat Kohli gone for 77. India 314/5
Big Wicket. Amir gave Pakistan some other giant leap forward, dismissed Kohli for his 3rd wicket. Kohli hit seven fours during his 65-ball innings. Kohli walked once Amir appealed and ahead of the umpire's decision, but replay showed that there was once no nick.

Overs 47: FOUR! Virat Kohli (75*) guides one to third man for a boundary off Wahab Riaz. India 311/four

19:10 IST: Here we cross...Play resumes in Manchester

19:03 IST: UPDATE - Play will resume at 19:10 IST. No overs lost. Mid-innings ruin shall be a short one - 15 mins.

18:53 IST: UPDATE - Umpires are analyzing the outfield. Covers are fully off now.

18:37 IST: UPDATE - Rain has stopped and covers are coming off. It shall be a complete 50-over innings.

As we wait for play to re-start, let us take a look at other situations if India do not bat again:
1. Pakistan will have to chase 327 in 46 overs
2. And if Pakistan have a 20-over chase, the target shall be 184

And the umbrellas are out...(Reuters Photo)

* 18:15 IST: BAD NEWS! Rain halts play in Manchester. India 305/four in 46.four overs (Virat Kohli 71* & Vijay Shankar three*)

Overs 46.four: NOT OUT! India successfully overturned the stuck at the back of decision. The ball didn't take Vijay Shankar's edge en path to wicketkeeper's gloves. India 305/four

* 300 comes up for India in 45.four overs. Virat Kohli 69* & Vijay Shankar 1*

Overs 45.1: OUT! Mohammad Amir moves again, dismisses MS Dhoni (1). India 298/four
Second wicket for Amir.

Fewest innings to 11000 ODI runs:

222 - VIRAT KOHLI
276 - Sachin Tendulkar
286 - Ricky Ponting
288 - Sourav Ganguly
293 - Jaques Kallis



* Overs 44.2: FOUR! Virat Kohli (60*) turns into quickest to score 11,000 runs in ODIs. He achieved the feat in 222 innings, 54 not up to previous report held through Sachin Tendulkar.

Overs 43.5: OUT! Mohammad Amir moves to brush aside Hardik Pandya (26). India 285/three
Hardik hit a six and two fours in his 19-ball cameo.

* FIFTY for Virat Kohli off 51 balls, his 51st in ODIs. India 276/2 in 43.1 overs

Overs 43: India 274/2
13 RUNS! Hardik Pandya (22*) hit a six and a four off Hassan Ali within the over.

Overs 42.2: SIX! Hardik Pandya (16*) scored a most via top-edge off Hassan Ali. India 268/2

Overs 42: India 261/2
Back-to-back tidy overs from Pakistan bowlers. Virat Kohli (47*) started the over with a four, but Wahab Riaz conceded simply 3 extra singles after that.

Overs 41: India 254/2
Brilliant over from Hassan Ali, gave away simply six runs in it without conceding a boundary.

* 250 comes up for India in 40.2 overs. Virat Kohli 40* & Hardik Pandya 6*

Overs 40: India 248/2
Virat Kohli (39*) started the Shadab Khan over with a four, but the bowler recovered neatly to concede simply 10 runs in it.

Highest person scores vs Pakistan in World Cup:
143* - Andrew Symonds (Joburg 2003)
140 - ROHIT SHARMA (Manchester 2019)
131* - Ross Taylor (Pallekele 2011)

Overs 38.2: OUT! Hassan Ali gets rid of Rohit Sharma (140). India 234/2
Massive Wicket. Rohit Sharma was once in his element as of late, and looked good for some other double-century. But in an anticlimactic method he was once out stuck at quick wonderful leg through Wahab Riaz while looking to play a scoop. Rohit hit 3 sixes and 14 fours during his majestic 140 off 113 balls.

Overs 38: India 230/1
10 RUNS!
Rohit Sharma (136*)

Overs 37: India 220/1
Imad Wasim finished his spell with a tidy ultimate over, conceded simply five singles in it. Wasim's figures: 10-Zero-49-Zero

Overs 36: India 215/1. Time for some other beverages ruin
With the help of a four through Rohit Sharma, India scored 9 runs off Wahab Riaz within the over.

Overs 35: India 206/1. How a long way will India cross from right here - 330 or 350?
The level is about for India to launch the overall attack. With 200 on board and 9 wickets in hand, India should be capable to put up no less than 330-plus from right here on.

Highest person scores in India vs Pak World Cup games:
115* - ROHIT SHARMA (Manchester 2019)
107 - Virat Kohli (Adelaide 2015)
101 - Saeed Anwar (Centurion 2003)
98 - Sachin Tendulkar (Centurion 2003)

* 200 comes up for India in 34.2 overs. Rohit Sharma 113* & Virat Kohli 24*

Overs 34: India 199/1
Rohit Sharma (113*) hit a four off Shadab Khan within the over as India scored eight runs in it.

Overs 32: India 187/1. Rohit Sharma 104* & Virat Kohli 20*



* HUNDRED for Rohit Sharma off 85 balls, his 24th in ODIs. India 172/1 in 30 overs
Rohit hit 3 sixes and 9 fours to succeed in the landmark.

Fewest innings to 24 ODI 100s:
142 - Hashim Amla
161 - Virat Kohli
192 - AB de Villiers
203 - ROHIT SHARMA
219 - Sachin Tendulkar

Overs 28: India 164/1 (Rohit 94* & Kohli 7*)
Good, tidy over from Wahab Riaz, conceded simply four runs in it including a large.

Overs 26.2: SIX! Rohit Sharma (91*) in his nineties now, smacks Hassan Ali for a most. India 157/1

* 150 comes up for India in 25.four overs

Overs 25: India 146/1 at the half-way level
10 RUNS! Rohit Sharma (81*) hit a four off Hassan Ali within the over, because the bowler conceded ten runs in it.

Wahab Riaz, left, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of KL Rahul. (AP Photo)

Overs 23.5: OUT! Wahab Riaz breaks the stand, dismisses KL Rahul (57). India 136/1
Finally a wicket for Pakistan. Wahab Riaz came back into the attack and gave Pakistan a big leap forward. Rahul mistimes it and gave away a easy catch to Babar Azam at cover. Rahul hit two sixes and three fours durng his 78-ball innings and added a report 136 for the outlet wicket with Rohit Sharma.

Overs 23: India 134/Zero
11 RUNS!
Rohit Sharma (74*) welcomed Hafeez with a four, ahead of KL Rahul (57*) smacked the closing ball over long-off for a six.

* Mohammad Hafeez comes into the attack -- 7th bowler used by Pakistan as of late.

* FIFTY! KL Rahul brings up his 3rd ODI fifty, off 69 balls, with a six off Shoaib Malik. India 121/Zero in 21.four overs
Rahul hit a six and three fours to succeed in the landmark.

Overs 20: India 105/Zero
India's scoring fee has gone down significantly within the closing four overs, no limitations scored in them.

Overs 19: India 103/o
After the ruin, Imad Wasim came up with a tidy over, gave away simply two singles in it.

It's time for DRINKS at Old Trafford. India 101/Zero in 18 overs.



OVERS 17.three: 100-run partnership comes up between Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. Both the openers have a good time it with a handshake. This is the first-ever 100-run opening stand for India against Pakistan in a World Cup fit.

End of OVER 16: 6 runs off Shadab's over. India 93/Zero

OVERS 15.1: FOUR! Rohit performs this too past due and cuts the ball towards backward level for a boundary. India 91/Zero

End of OVER 15: Another good over for Pakistan. Just four runs off Imad Wasim's over. India 87/Zero

End of OVER 14: Excellent over from Shadab Khan. Just three runs off it. India 83/Zero

End of OVER 12: 17 runs off Shahad Khan's over. India 79/Zero

OVERS 11.5: FIFTY! Rohit Sharma brings up his 43rd ODI half-century off 34 balls. What a option to carry a fifty. Rohit is on fireplace. India 79/Zero


OVERS 11.four: 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 very good boundary towards square of the wicket. INDIA 66/Zero

Shadab Khan comes into the attack

India 62/Zero after 11 overs

OVERS 10.1: FOUR! Imad continues, Rahul paddle sweeps for his 2nd boundary

OVERS 9.6: FIFTY UP FOR INDIA as Rohit square cuts for his 5th boundary. India 53/Zero

OVERS 9.1: Rahul flicks to mid-wicket and goes for a run, Rohit needs a 2nd and is turned back when he is midway down the pitch but the throw from Fakhar Zaman is at the flawed end

Imad Wasim has been offered within the attack and he begins with a large down the leg aspect

OVERS 7.6: FOUR! Rohit over quick wonderful leg for his fourth boundary. India 42/Zero

India 35/Zero after 7 overs and Wahab Riaz has been offered within the attack

OVERS 5.6: BIG HIT! Rohit pulls over mid-wicket for the 1st six of the fit. India 32/Zero in 6 overs

OVERS 5.four: FOUR! Rohit hits a large supply from Hasan through the covers for his 3rd boundary. India 26/Zero

India 20/Zero after 5 overs

OVERS four.four: Amir gets some other legitimate warning, some other warning and he is out of the attack

OVERS four.2: FOUR! Rahul pulls a short supply from Amir to the mid-wicket fence

OVERS three.three: FOUR! Rohit drives a Hasan supply via mid-off for his 2nd boundary

OVERS 2.three: Amir gets an legitimate warning for operating at the pitch, he had gone down the pitch to stare at Rohit after bowling a bouncer

OVER 1.three: FOUR! First runs for India as Rohit gets an inside of edge at the ball that came in sharply and the ball runs away to the wonderful leg fence

Hasan Ali stocks the new ball with Amir

Amir begins with a maiden in overcast stipulations

ALL SET! Rahul on strike to Amir

Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul walk out to open the innings for India, Mohammad Amir begins the lawsuits for Pakistan



Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed gained the toss and chose to bowl against India at Old Trafford in Manchester.


Vijay Shankar makes his World Cup debut and what's attention-grabbing is that both groups have selected to play two specialist spinners every.

After successful the toss Sarfaraz Ahmed mentioned, "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 mentioned, "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 record, Michael Clarke mentioned, "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."









The forecast is that mild showers are at the playing cards on Sunday afternoon, thus affecting the marquee clash between the arch-rivals. Considering the unpredictability of the English weather, anything else is imaginable.


Dark clouds hovered over Old Trafford for most of Saturday, a grim reminder that weather may have the closing giggle. As it's, met forecasters are expecting rain on Sunday, with a higher probability of it in the second one half of the day. Clearly, the groups will have to keep it of their plans for the game as a curtailed game and the Duckworth-Lewis equation are very much at the playing cards.


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