Kohli-Yuvraj partnership gave India the momentum it needed.
India and Pakistan met in a much hyped and anticipated encounter in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at Edgbaston. Though rain continuously interrupted the match, shortening the Indian innings to 48 overs and Pakistani innings to 41 overs.
India batted first and scored 319/3 with Rohit making 91, Dhawan making 68, Kohli making 81*, Yuvraj smashing 53 and Pandya blasting 20 off 6 balls were the heroes for India with the bat. Hardik even hit Imad Wasim for 3 consecutive sixes.
Pakistan just didn’t get the momentum once they had to chase 289 in 41 overs. Azhar Ali made 50, while Hafeez made fifty. India’s fielding was commendable, while Ravindra Jadeja was in his elements while bowling and fielding.
India won the match by a margin of 125 runs, bowling Pakistan out for 164 runs.
In the end, India made it 2-2 in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, by defeating Pakistan in a one sided encounter. Twitter was waiting to celebrate the Indian victory over Pakistan and when the inevitable happened, it erupted in the most amazing way possible.
Here are some tweets celebrating India’s win over Pakistan:
— Kapil Dev (@therealkapildev) June 4, 2017
Clinical display from India. Ro’Hitman’ Sharma has hit the ground running. Yuvi of old. Business as usual for Kohli. Hardik–cherry on top!!
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 4, 2017
Congratulations boys.Well done team India. proud of you all. Keep going strong. Goodluck 👍✌️
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) June 4, 2017
— Ajit Agarkar (@imAagarkar) June 4, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 4, 2017
For all the effort to put India and Pakistan together to produce a blockbuster, as a contest this was a box-office dud
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 4, 2017
That was too easy for India. Pakistan played like a No.8 side. Congratulations India, superb victory.#INDvPAK
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 4, 2017
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 4, 2017
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) June 4, 2017
Approach was the main thing.well done team India #INDvPAK
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) June 4, 2017
Superb! Great win team India. Congratulations! #INDvPAK
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) June 4, 2017