RESULT
12th Match (D/N), Ahmedabad, October 14, 2023, ICC Cricket World Cup
(30.3/50 ov, T:192) 192/3

India won by 7 wickets (with 117 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
2/19
jasprit-bumrah
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Scorecard summary
Pakistan 191/10(42.5 overs)
50 (58)
India 192/3(30.3 overs)
53* (62)
1/34 (6)

An emphatic performance and an emphatic win by India, who move to the top of the table and are looking stronger than ever. That Bumrah slower ball to Rizwan will be talked about for years to come. Read all about it our post-match features. We are done here though. Thanks for tuning in. You guys have been awesome with your comments. On behalf of Danyal, Thilak and Ranjith, this is me Ashish signing off. Ciao!

Rohit Sharma: The bowlers today as well set the game for us. Restricting them to 190 was a great effort. It was not a 190 pitch. At one stage we were looking at 280 or 290. Whoever gets the ball does the job for the team. We have got six individuals who can do the job. It cannot be everyone's day every day. The person having a good day has to finish the job. My job as captain has to be important. Whoever is doing the job on the day I have to figure out who is doing the job and go with him. It's only because the guys entering the World Cup got a lot of runs. The role clarity as well was great. We knew what to do. Entering the WC we didn't want to see what happened previously. We were very clear about what we wanted to do. The batters got the opportunity and made it count. The bowlers also did their job. Lots of five-fors. [On the team getting together] I will keep my fingers crossed. We don't want to get too excited and also not get too low as well. It is a long tournament, nine league games and then the semis and final. Just have to keep the balance and go forward. I have said it before, for us it was an opposition [Pakistan] we wanted to play. Every opposition we come against they can beat you. We have to be good on that particular day. The past and future does not matter.

Babar Azam: We started well, good partnership. We just planned to play normal cricket an build partnerships. Suddenly there was a collapse and we could not finish well. Not good for us, the way we started, our target was 280-290 but the collapse cost us. The total was not good. We are not up to the mark with the new ball. The way Rohit played, was an outstanding innings. We just tried to take wickets, but that didn't happen.

Presentation time

Jasprit Bumrah is the Player of the Match: It felt good. You get to analyse the wicket as soon as possible. We knew the wicket was on the slower side so the hard lengths were the way. We were trying to make it as difficult as possible for the batters. Just the awareness helps. When I was young I used to ask a lot of questions, so that has helped me develop a lot of knowledge. I like to read the wickets and try a lot of options. [Rizwan wicket] I saw Jaddu's ball was turning, so I count my slower ball as a spinner's slower ball. I thought that can make the run-scoring tough, and it worked. There was a little phase in there where there was reverse swing. [Shadab wicket] It was an outswinger I was looking to ball but there was parts of reverse swing happening. I have seen him [Waqar Younis] and Wasim Akram bowl some magical deliveries. So to get his nod is great.

Mjhashim: "Between , That ball to Rizwan by Bumrah reminds me Zaheer Khaan to Mike Hussey in the 2011 WC quarterfinals. "

PRAMOD: "no problem pakistan should come strongly as they have plenty of time to regroup for next tough match vs aus"

8.06pm India make it three out of three and move to the top of the points table with a big win. After the bowlers inflicted a stunning collapse that saw Pakistan lose 8 for 36, India were always going to be on top. Pakistan's only way back was early wickets, but Rohit Sharma came out like a man on a mission. The Indian captain hammered 86 off 63 balls with six fours and six sixes. He put on a 42-bal 56 stand with Virat Kohli and then a 71-ball 77 stand with Shreyas Iyer to completely take the game away from Pakistan. Iyer too smashed 53 off 62 balls to take India home. And with that, India also go 8-0 against Pakistan in ODI World Cups.

30.3
4
Nawaz to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR runs

Iyer gets fifty, India get a win! Pakistan have been handed a shellacking. The fireworks go off in Ahmedabad. India win by seven wickets with 19.3 overs to spare. Fuller on off and middle, Iyer jumps down and slams it straight over the bowler's head.

30.2
1
Nawaz to Rahul, 1 run

Fuller just on middle and leg stump, he clears his front leg and chips it towards deep cover

30.1
1
Nawaz to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Angles the length ball on the pads as he works it to deep square leg. The fielder sprints in to avoid the batters from taking the second

Last over of the chase? India need six to win.

end of over 304 runs
IND: 186/3CRR: 6.20 RRR: 0.30 • Need 6 from 20 overs
KL Rahul18 (28b 2x4)
Shreyas Iyer48 (60b 2x4 2x6)
Hasan Ali 6-0-34-1
Mohammad Nawaz 8-0-41-0
29.6
Hasan Ali to Rahul, no run

Another sharp length ball on off stump. Rahul goes back and across and blocks watchfully.

29.5
Hasan Ali to Rahul, no run

Length just on off stump as Rahul gets across and stands tall to defend

29.4
Hasan Ali to Rahul, no run

Length on middle and leg stump, he defends it to mid-on

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29.3
Hasan Ali to Rahul, no run

Fuller-length ball outside off, drives it crisply to mid-off

29.2
4
Hasan Ali to Rahul, FOUR runs

WHACKED! On a length on the middle and leg stump. He clears his front leg and swings through the line to the left of mid-on

29.1
Hasan Ali to Rahul, no run

Length on the stumps, he presents the full face of the bat and pushes back to the bowler

Hasan Ali is back

end of over 296 runs
IND: 182/3CRR: 6.27 RRR: 0.47 • Need 10 from 21 overs
Shreyas Iyer48 (60b 2x4 2x6)
KL Rahul14 (22b 1x4)
Mohammad Nawaz 8-0-41-0
Haris Rauf 6-0-43-0
28.6
Nawaz to Shreyas Iyer, no run

Flatter on the stumps as he gets across and works it to midwicket

28.5
1
Nawaz to Rahul, 1 run

He shimmies down the track with the ball tossed up outside off. The length was shortened and Rahul could only bunt it towards extra cover

28.4
Nawaz to Rahul, no run

A touch slower on leg stump, he backs away again and pushes to extra cover

28.3
Nawaz to Rahul, no run

Backs away quite a touch outside leg stump but Nawaz follows him and cramps Rahul for room. He can only push it back to the bowler

28.2
4
Nawaz to Rahul, FOUR runs

Slower full-length ball outside off. Rahul jumps down the ground and drills him to long-off. Iftikhar sprints across to his left, but ends up over-running the ball and conceding a four

28.1
1
Nawaz to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Flatter on off stump, he leans back and pushes to long on for a single

end of over 286 runs
IND: 176/3CRR: 6.28 RRR: 0.72 • Need 16 from 22 overs
Shreyas Iyer47 (58b 2x4 2x6)
KL Rahul9 (18b)
Haris Rauf 6-0-43-0
Mohammad Nawaz 7-0-35-0
27.6
1
Haris Rauf to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Slower back of a length ball outside off stump, he jumps across and scythes to deep point

27.5
1
Haris Rauf to Rahul, 1 run

Slower offcutter bowled outside off stump, he cuts it to deep third for a run

Arnab: "The ball is no longer coming on to the bat evenly. If only Pakistan had more runs to defend..."

27.4
2
Haris Rauf to Rahul, 2 runs

Good length ball outside off, he drives on the up past extra cover for a couple of runs

27.3
1
Haris Rauf to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Length ball on Iyer's pads, he shuffles across and works to deep backward square leg for a single

27.2
1
Haris Rauf to Rahul, 1 run

Goes fuller now and square drives it to the left of deep point for a run

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
RG Sharma
86 runs (63)
6 fours6 sixes
Productive shot
pull
21 runs
0 four3 sixes
Control
86%
SS Iyer
53 runs (62)
3 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
off drive
13 runs
0 four1 six
Control
87%
Best performances - bowlers
JJ Bumrah
O
7
M
1
R
19
W
2
ECO
2.71
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Kuldeep Yadav
O
10
M
0
R
35
W
2
ECO
3.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
TossIndia, elected to field first
Series
Season2023/24
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 4669
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.00, Second Session 18.00-21.30
Match days14 October 2023 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsIndia 2, Pakistan 0
Language
English
Win Probability
IND 100%
PAKIND
100%50%100%PAK InningsIND Innings

Over 31 • IND 192/3

India won by 7 wickets (with 117 balls remaining)
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TEAMMWLPTNRR
IND990182.570
SA972141.261
AUS972140.841
NZ954100.743
PAK9458-0.199
AFG9458-0.336
ENG9366-0.572
BAN9274-1.087
SL9274-1.419
NED9274-1.825