ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Clinical India Set Up Big Win vs Pakistan
A great batting performance from the top order, combined with some good bowling gave India an easy 124-run victory (DLS method) over traditional rivals Pakistan in their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Group B contest in Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday.
Fans were in high spirits before the match between India and Pakistan played at Edgbaston.
Shikhar Dhawan took India off to a great start and was the initial aggressor for India against Pakistan.
Rohit Sharma was a bit scratchy early on in the innings but soon caught up and piled on the runs against Pakistan.
Virat Kohli looked in ominous touch and soon smashed his 40th ODI fifty against Pakistan.
Yuvraj Singh came to the party when India needed him the most as he took the Pakistan bowlers to the cleaners.
Azhar Ali started things off for Pakistan in the tall run-chase and kept Pakistan in the hunt.
An Indian cricket fan, painted with the national colours, watches the action at Edgbaston.
Ravindra Jadeja was picked ahead of Ravichandran Ashwin as the lone spinner and he delivered with the ball in hand for India.
Shoaib Malik was left stranded in the middle of the pitch as Ravindra Jadeja makes no mistake in throwing down the stumps.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up the first wicket for India as Pakistan lost Ahmed Shehzad early in the run-chase.