A Virat Kohli hundred and supporting hands from Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina lifted India to 300 for 7, and the task of claiming victory proved beyond Pakistan for the sixth time in World Cup fixtures
Fielding restrictions and inventive batsmen have made bowlers develop other skills in addition to targeting toes, but common sense and the fundamentals can still work
The ball-by-ball structure of cricket gives its crowd noise a hypnotic rhythm, the stadium rising and falling with each major event, most minor events, and some non-events
In a World Cup contest where nerves are the X-factor between the two teams, India prevailed over Pakistan with a superior batting performance and a couple of cool heads
So Pakistan have lost to India in a World Cup once more. This is not a new experience. History shows that it need not be a terminal one either
If you had to pick one batsman who could remain unfazed by the fans' expectations and bat as close to his normal self as possible in a World Cup match against Pakistan, it's hard to look beyond Virat Kohli
For the fans, an India-Pakistan match isn't just a game of cricket, but a communal life experience. It's a memory they will either loathe or cherish for the rest of their lives
Their spinners exerted no pressure on India, and their batsmen largely brought about their own downfall
A classy hundred from Virat Kohli helped India beat arch-rivals Pakistan by 76 runs in their opening World Cup encounter which was played at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
While Misbah-ul-Haq could offer no explanation for yet another World Cup loss to India, MS Dhoni said that it was obviously something for India to be proud of, but he refused to read too much into the trend
Turning points from the Group B match between India and Pakistan played in Adelaide
Endless chanting and seas of blue and green at the World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Adelaide
India's search for a win in Australia began in Adelaide last year. As they return to the city after a long, difficult tour, for a World Cup opener against Pakistan, can they find the focus to fire?
Stats highlight from the Group B match between India and Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq talks about his hopes from his inexperienced side, his aim to win the World Cup in Australia, and his future as a player
The logical thing to do would be to pay respect to the heightened importance of the occasion, but attempt to not get so overawed by the expectations. Which is what MS Dhoni and India have been trying to do
Misbah-ul-Haq has counselled his young team they have nothing to fear about the opening World Cup game against India
Sachin Tendulkar has won Man-of-the-Match in three out of five World Cup games against Pakistan, but he won't be around to help India out on Sunday
Plays of the Day from the Group B match between India and Pakistan in Adelaide
Score Pakistan restricted India to in their last-five overs.
Number of times Younis Khan had opened in ODIs before today - he had scored just 4 runs.
Number of wickets taken by Mohammad Shami in ODIs since 2014 - the most by a bowler.
Pakistan's score at the end of the mandatory Powerplay. India had scored 42/1.
Runs scored by Ahmed Shehzad in ODIs since January 2014, the highest for Pakistan during this period. Hafeez is next with 446
Wickets Pakistan lost in the 24th and 25th over. They were 101/2 at start of the 25th
Shahid Afridi's strike rate the last time he batted against India. He won the match for Pakistan with a cameo.
The last time before Ashwin an Indian spinner bowled 3 or more maidens in a World cup match - Venkataraghavan.
Number of ODI fifties Misbah-ul-haq has hit - the most any batsman has got without scoring a hundred.
Number of times 100-plus runs have been scored in the last-ten overs at the Adelaide Oval, since 2001.
Runs added for the 8th wicket by Misbah and Yasir Shah - Pakistan's second-highest 8th wicket stand in the World Cup.