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ESPNcricinfo Match Report - India v Pakistan

A look at what transpired as India beat Pakistan by 124 runs (DLS method) in a much-anticipated Champions Trophy encounter

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Fleming: Muddled day for Pakistan

India started their Champions Trophy title defence in style with a crushing 124-run win over Pakistan at Edgbaston

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India and Pakistan fans party during rain delay

The weather may have stopped the action on the field, but it hardly dampened the spirits of the fans outside

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Run Order: Has the famed India-Pak rivalry lost its sheen?

Stephen Fleming, Deep Dasgupta, Cyrus Broacha and the team at ESPNCricinfo discuss if the India-Pakistan rivalry is still as compelling as previous decades

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'Junaid Khan doesn't deserve a spot on form'

Pakistan have left out Junaid Khan, Haris Sohail and Fakar Zaman in the list of 12 probables for their Champions Trophy clash against India in Birmingham

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Agarkar: Kohli will be spurred on by recent events

ESPNcricinfo experts Ajit Agarkar and Stephen Fleming believe questions about team unity will only charge up the India captain Virat Kohli for the Champions Trophy encounter against Pakistan in Birmingham

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Can India switch focus to 'just another game'?

Melinda Farrell reports form Edgbaston as India prepare to face Pakistan under a cloud of rift rumours between Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble

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Fleming: In-form Wahab Riaz inspires everyone

Ajit Agarkar and Stephen Fleming discuss Pakistan's pace attack and if they should play three left-arm quicks against India on Sunday

India dominant

12-2

India's win-loss record against Pakistan in the three major tournaments - the World Cup, Champions Trophy, and World T20

Huge win

124

The margin of victory, in terms of runs. Only once have India beaten Pakistan by a greater margin in ODIs, by 140 runs in Dhaka in 2008

Dots galore

72

Dot balls played by Pakistan in their first 20 overs, compared to India's 61. Azhar Ali played 37 of those 72 dots

Feast in the last four

72

Runs India scored in the last four overs, 17 more than they scored in 14 overs between the 22nd and the 35th

Expensive Wahab

10.03

Wahab Riaz's economy rate (87 in 8.4 overs), the most expensive for any spell of five or more overs in Champions trophy history

Solid top order

3

Instances of India's top four all going past 50 in an ODI innings. The two previous occasions were both v Eng - Headingley 2007, and Indore 2006

Middle-overs slowdown

55

Runs scored by India in 14 overs between the 22nd and the 35th, a run rate of 3.93. In the first 21 overs, they scored at a rate of 5.76

Rohit's best

68

Previous highest score for Rohit against Pakistan, which came in Asia Cup 2012. He has five fifties in 12 ODIs v Pak.

Prolific pair

3

No. of century partnerships between Rohit and Dhawan in Champions Trophy, the most by any pair. Gayle-Chanderpaul and Gibbs-Smith had 2 such stands.

Lucky toss?

3

No. of tosses Pakistan have won against India in the last 10 International meetings, including today's. Pak had won both the previous games after winning the toss.

A Win due since long

2009

Last time Pakistan defeated India in an ICC tournament, in Champions Trophy in Centurion. Since then, India have won all the six encounters.

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
ENG33061.045
BDESH31130
AUS3012-0.992
NZ3021-1.058
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA32141.37
PAK3214-0.68
SA31220.167
SL3122-0.798