Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav and Vijay Shankar picked up two wickets apiece to ensure India finish on the right side of the results. With this, India add one more win to their unbeaten track record against their arch-rivals in World Cup. Pakistan's chase got off to a sluggish start as they were reduced to 38 for one in 10 overs in reply to India's for five -- a total that featured Rohit Sharma's and captain Virat Kohli's Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman added over runs for the second wicket and kept Pakistan in the hunt. But they fell in quick succession and after that no Pakistani batsmen create impact in the game which resulted in their side losing the match by huge margin.
There was enormous pressure riding on the Men in Green to open their account versus their arch-rivals in World Cup history, but they fell short by a whopping run margin DLS method to handover another win to India in the ongoing nation tournament. In this way, India not only managed to maintain its World Cup dominance over Pakistan but also are one of the two sides to still be unbeaten in the current mega event.
All over for Pakistan. Another fantastic performance by Team India whereas a forgettable outing for the Men in Green. Just a matter of time before India pick up their third win of the tournament. But, Pakistan need to win in 40 overs. In short, game over for them.
Phew, tough times for Sarfaraz and Co.
We are already losing an over every four minutes. While India are on course to make it versus Pakistan, they will like to stamp their authority on the field rather than getting the eventual result's update by the umpires. Even if the game doesn't continue, India will be adjudged as winners as they are 86 runs ahead in terms of DLS par score.
It isn't heavy at the moment but India do not have to worry too much as Pakistan are already well behind the DLS par score. They need off balls.
Onus on Sarfaraz but maybe the script is already written for the Men in Green. After the Australia clash, today is another collapse from their middle order.
Unacceptable in a World Cup. The required rate has spiked to 9. Hardik Pandya to bowl his seventh over. India have got their tails up! Pakistan are 5 down at a score of Do they have the skills to turn things around and script an unforgettable win at Old Trafford? Simple catch taken by Shankar.
Shoaib Malik has been clean bowled by Hardik Pandya on the very next ball! Pandya on a hat-trick now! Back to back dismissals for Virat Kohli and Co. Zaman c Chahal b Kuldeep 62 Big breakthrough for the Men in Blue as danger-man Babar departs.
Babar tried to defend the tossed up delivery but failed to read it by getting beaten all ends up!
Babar b Kuldeep Yadav 48 off Have India got the big-fish in the form of Babar or Fakhar masterclass is on cards? Chahal to bowl the next one as Hafeez comes in next. Babar and Fakhar are now seeking to build on the momentum.
Chahal, who went for massive six at the start of the 20th over was smashed for another maximum in the 22nd over. Dhoni quick as the lighting in removing bails. He signals he's unsure about that as we go towards the screen of the third umpire for a better view. Can this be the first wicket for Kuldeep?
End of the over, PAK after 20 overs. Right-arm leggie Yuzvendra Chahal has comes into the attack for the 17th over. Shankar is trying to fill the void of injured seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar. As per the official update from Team India, Bhuvi will not be part of Pakistan's chase as India look to defend a challenging total without the services of their prime bowler.
Both Zaman and Azam have timed the bowl sweetly despite giving Pak a slow run rate in first 12 overs. Time for a spin to take over as Kohli gives the bowl to Kuldeep Yadav.
The spinner leaks two runs as 50 comes up for the Men in Green in 13 overs. Fakhar Zaman 15 off 21 is currently the pick of batsmen in the early stages of the game after the end of the 9th over.
Azam 11 off 14 has settled well after Shankar's early scalp. Pakistan need a partnership. Bhuvi while bowling the fourth over slipped and was replaced by Ravindra Jadeja on the field. Indian coach Ravi Shastri gave an update about Bhuvi by passing a message to the Indian captain during a brief break from reserve Shami.
Vijay Shankar has given India an early breakthrough, that too in his very first ball. Shankar, who was asked to complete Bhuvi's over as he witnessed some hamstring issues while completing the 5th over. Shankar came in and got the better of Imam.
Good length delivery back into the left-hander and umpire was quick to raise the finger. Imam lbw Vijay Shankar 7 Pakistan openers are playing sensible cricket with taking no risks at all. Bhuvi has conceded 8 runs in his first two overs. Pakistan are after 3 overs.
Just 2 runs from his first 6 deliveries, Imam and Fakhar will try to settle before taking the aerial route. PAK in 1 over. Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the next one.
The match was about to restart before it started to drizzle at Old Trafford. The cover are coming off again as Team India and Pakistan opener head to their respective dugouts.
Bit of nerves but happy that I could get the team off to a start like that. We know that with Pakistan the initial threat is Amir and Hasan Ali who can seam the ball a little bit. It was important for us to be smart and play out the first 10 overs.
I am happy I did that. I won't lie, I was nervous about the hype of the India-Pakistan game but it was more because I hadn't opened the batting in a while. Getting an opportunity after almost two years, so I was more nervous about that.
I think so it is a good total. We all know the conditions here, it has been raining and the wicket has been under cover, so we were thinking would be a good target as it was slow and sticky at the start.