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Match Day

832dMukul Kesavan

The madness of Yuvraj Singh

Like against Pakistan last week, when he walks out onto the biggest stage, his eyes shine with a certain insanity

834dSudhindra Prasad

A Birmingham hat-trick

A damp squib of a contest, but a fantastic day for an Indian fan in Birmingham

835dShashank Kishore

Vintage Yuvraj enthralls festive crowd

Lack of match practice leading into the game wasn't a deterrent for Yuvraj Singh as his bruising half-century deflated the Pakistan attack

835dNagraj Gollapudi at Edgbaston

Kohli the spark ignites India

The Indian captain did not find the fluency with which he usually scores his runs, but he stayed the course and took his team through to a big finish

835dNagraj Gollapudi at Edgbaston

Yuvraj's innings changed the match - Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli described Yuvraj Singh's 32-ball 53 as a game-changing innings in what eventually became a comfortable 124-run win over Pakistan at the 2017 Champions Trophy

832dNagraj Gollapudi

The evolution of Hardik Pandya

Nippy bowling? Check. Big hits? Check. Ability to play the long innings? Check. He can do all that, and India believe he has the temperament to finish games too

835dGeorge Dobell at Edgbaston

A victory for Birmingham and Britain too

This game had to be played. It had to be played to show that hate won't win. It had to be played as it offered another chance to build bridges rather than burn them

836dNagraj Gollapudi at Edgbaston

Focused Kohli blocks out the intrigue

On the eve of India's first match of the Champions Trophy, Virat Kohli said he had blocked out the noise and was gearing up for Pakistan

836dNagraj Gollapudi at Edgbaston

Kohli rubbishes report of rift in Indian camp

"There are no issues whatsoever." That is the no-nonsense response of the India captain Virat Kohli to reports that he is at the centre of a rift with coach Anil Kumble

835dGeorge Dobell at Edgbaston

Heavy loss a 'reality check' - Arthur

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur was blunt in assessing his team's poor performance in a 124-run loss to India but said it would be unfair to pass judgment on them for one bad day

Preview

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