India bowled out Pakistan for 191 as their rivals collapsed from being 155-2. The hosts then breezed by to the goal with 117 balls to spare for a seven-wicket victory.
The win prolonged India’s unbeaten streak within the 50-over showpiece event. The 2-time champions had beforehand overwhelmed Australia and Afghanistan of their marketing campaign.
India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma, bowlers star in India’s dominant 7-wicket win
After the win, Virat Kohli, who might solely rating 16 within the match, gifted a signed jersey to Pakistan captain Babar Azam.
The win was India’s eighth over Pakistan within the 50-over ICC World Cups. Pakistan have by no means overwhelmed India within the showpiece ODI occasion.
Rohit stood out in his 63-ball knock laced with six fours and 6 sixes to maintain India, who’re one of many high favourites to win the title, unbeaten of their three matches up to now on this version.
Bumrah (2/19 in 7 overs), Siraj (2/50 in 8 overs), Kuldeep (2/35 in 10 overs), Hardik Pandya (2/34 in 6 overs) and Ravindra Jadeja (2/35 in 9.5 overs) had been relentless of their pursuit of choking the opposition into submission.
This was Pakistan’s second-lowest rating towards India in ODI World Cups after the 180 all-out in 1999.
India will now tackle Bangladesh on October 19 on the Maharashtra Cricket Affiliation Stadium in Pune.
Pakistan will face Australia on October 20 on the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.