Published: Mon, June 17, 2019
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India thrash Pakistan, maintain flawless World Cup record

India thrash Pakistan, maintain flawless World Cup record

After the match, fans alleged that Shoaib, Sania and other cricketers of the Pakistani team were at the sheesha café till 2am in the morning, hours before Pakistan's critical match with India. Rohit Sharma scored his second hundred in three innings and became only the second Indian after Virat Kohli to score a World Cup ton against Pakistan.

Despite the volatile political relations between the two countries, the majority of fans were determined that the sporting battle remained good natured.

Two-time former champions India dished out yet another professional performance on Sunday to outwit arch-rivals and 1992 winners Pakistan by 89 runs to stay on course for a semifinal spot.

"This is not war, so take it as a game".

But not even Amir could stop Sharma and KL Rahul (57) marking their first ODI match as a opening duo with a stand of 136 after Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed won the toss.

Most of the Pakistan supporters trudged away from Old Trafford early when rain interrupted with their team struggling at 166 for six after 35 overs. That's how it should be.

India did not have to wait long for a breakthrough when Pakistan began their chase and it came in eventful manner.

"Today the josh (patriotic enthusiasm) is at the top of the level".

The two nuclear-armed nations reached a near war-like status when Pakistan reportedly retaliated on the following day and brought down an Indian fighter jet.

The build up to the match was intense due to the prevailing tensions between India and Pakistan of late.

In case the cricket field drama wasn't enough, Pakistan cricket fans went on overdrive on social media as their team collapsed.

The TV couple clicked a lot of pictures with the India flag as they watched the match.

However, amidst the trolling, there were also many who backed Khan for his tweets calling him a cricket legend and sharing the opinion that Pakistan's team would have won the match had the captain paid heed to Khan's advise.

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