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India’s Record win over Pakistan, seventh times victory since 1992

India vs Pakistan World Cup 2019
                              India vs Pakistan World Cup 2019
‘Virat’s sepoys’ defeated Pakistan for the seventh time

India beat Pakistan by 89 runs in the ICC World Cup 2019. The decision was made on the basis of the Duckworth-Lewis rule. This is also the biggest victory of India over Pakistan in the World Cup. This is the seventh consecutive victory against Pakistan in India’s World Cup.  It is India’s Record win over Pakistan, seventh times victory since 1992.

In 1992, the two teams met each other for the first time battle and since then the Pakistani team has not won any match against India. India scored a mammoth 336 runs in the first innings at the Old Trafford ground in Manchester.

Pakistan’s Answer Against India’s Bowlers

In reply, the Pakistani team could have scored 212 runs in 6 overs in 40 overs between the rain disruption. After the third rain, Pakistan had the goal of making 302 runs in 40 overs.

Rain disrupted the match three times. First-time rain came in the 47th over during the Indian inning, followed by a brief hurdle just before the second Pakistani inning began. Pakistan got a revised target after the third rain.

Until the game was stopped for the third time, Pakistan scored 166 runs for six wickets in 35 overs. This win has brought the Indian team to third place in the final table. India has been seven points from four matches, while Pakistan has only three points from five matches and it has slipped to ninth place.

Fakhar Zaman scored the highest scorer (62) for Pakistan. He hit 7 fours and 1 sixes in his 75-ball inning. Pakistan’s start was poor and their first wicket fell quickly as Imam-ul-Haq (7). After that, Fakhar Zaman teamed up with Babar Azam (48) for 104 runs for the second wicket.

After the break in the 24th over of this partnership, the Pakistani team faltered and could not recover. Sarfaraz Ahmed (12), Shoaib Malik (0) and Mohammad Hafeez scored only nine runs. However, Imad Wasim (46 not out) and Shadab Khan (unbeaten 20) did a little fight in the end. Both of them shared an unbroken partnership of 47 runs for the seventh wicket. For India Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav took two wickets each.

Earlier, India lost five wickets in the 50 overs in which they scored a score of 336 runs. Rohit Sharma (140) made the most runs for India. He hit 14 boundaries and three sixes in his 113-ball knock. Apart from Rohit, Virat Kohli (77), Lokesh Rahul (57), Hardik Pandya (26) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni contributed 1 run. Vijay Shankar 15 and Kedar Jadhav remained unbeaten on 9 runs. Mohammad Amir from Pakistan side got three wickets while Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz picked up one wicket each. Overall It is India’s Record win over Pakistan, seventh times victory since 1992.

India’s Strong Debut

After losing the toss, batting first, the Indian team made a strong start. Lokesh Rahul and Rohit Sharma, who started the innings, started the partnership with 136 runs for the first wicket. Both batsmen left no shortage to beat Pakistani bowlers.

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Biggest challenge for Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Biggest challenge for Mahendra Singh Dhoni
                                 The biggest challenge for Mahendra Singh Dhoni

The cool leader Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won several name and fame in the World Cricket. He has given his entire energy for cricket and cricket has given him big things. As a captain, Dhoni has won 2007 T20I World Cup, 2011 World Cup, Champions Trophy etc but this time World Cup 2019 is one of the biggest challenges for him.

World Cup 2019

Dhoni has to focus on wicket-keeping, batting, planning, guiding the young team and so many other aspects. The whole world is a big fan of Dhoni. Unlike the 2011 World Cup, this time the crown of captaincy will not be on MSD but the responsibility of the whole team will be on his shoulders. He has given chance to many young players to show their hidden potential and in return, players have satisfied him with extraordinary performances. Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar etc are the live examples.

There were a lot of question marks on the playing of MSD for this world cup also but his recent performance in New Zealand have put full stops on many faces. Dhoni is the world’s best wicket-keeper, finisher and leader of cricket. May his experience and dedication turn out good for team India.

Virat Kohli has learnt a lot from Mahendra Singh Dhoni on and off the ground fora couple of time. He has won many series as a captain. Now Dhoni, Virat and Rohit Sharma have big respinsibilities to win World Cup title.

Dhoni Kohli Rohit

Big game, a big challenge but India can do it.!!!

How Dhoni guides young players…

Indian Cricket Team has got too many jewels like Sachin Tendulkar, Virendra Sehwag, Sourav Ganguly, Kapil Dev, Rahul Dravid etc but M.S.Dhoni is one of the brightest one. He has kept on learning many things with the passage of time. His entry in Indian Team was as a wicketkeeper and batsaman but with his elite performance he became the captain of Indian Team. Perhaps it was the best opportunity for him as he learnt a lot from seniors, time and opportunities. Every small opportunities was a challenge for him & he converted maximum into success. It is always interesting to see how Dhoni guides young players.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Virat Kohli
     Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Virat Kohli

The biggest quality of MSD is his coolness and guidance ability. He always says that he wants to be good human being. Cricket is just a passion for him because he feels he is good at cricket. While playing cricket, MSD has felt cricket internally. He has developed great skills and got experienced with time.

M.S. Dhoni with Virat Kohli

Several winning moments like T20 World Cup 2007, ICC World Cup 2011, Champions Trophy, IPL games gave him many learning. Now a days he has become inspiration for the new young players. We always keep on seeing him guiding young players. His ideas works on and off the ground. Many players consider him their lucky charm. Staying behind the stumps he has seen much cricket which is a plethora of learning for the new comers. Virat Kohli always considers his decisions best as he feels Dhoni is excellent in decision making.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Trophies
     Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Trophies

Many times when bowlers get frustated or become tensed then Dhoni motivates them, inspire them and this turns out to be magic for him. Dhoni gives chance to new players as he knows the talent of players. As a captain cum human being Dhoni has always been excellent. The bad times come in the life of everyone but Dhoni handles all situations gently. He knows success comes by virtue of your hard work and putting more efforts. While batting on the field he teaches the lesson of handling pressure and game gently. The young players learn these lessons. Rohit Sharma has learnt a lot from Dhoni. He reveals his success due to MSD.

Dhoni giving cap

The coming generation is very lucky that he has created the strong foundation of Indian cricket in the whole world. Keep on learning & keep on becoming excellent day by day.