Rohit Sharma produced an elegant hundred before Kuldeep Yadav flummoxed the Pakistani batsmen as India inflicted a humiliating 89-run defeat on their arch-rivals in a much-hyped World Cup match, which eventually turned to be a lop-sided affair.
Chasing a stiff 337-run target, Pakistan were already down and out when rain stopped play after 35 overs. They had managed just 166 runs for the loss of six wickets, nowhere near the DLS par-score of 252.
When play resumed, the match was reduced to 40 overs with a revised target of 302, which meant that Pakistan required 136 runs from five overs.
Imad Wasim (46) and Shadab Khan (20) remained unbeaten to end at 212 for six, handing India a comprehensive victory via Duckworth Lewis method.
2019 World Cup, India vs Pakistan in Manchester, Twitter reactions: India vs Pakistan
Congratulations to @BCCI on a well deserved win today. The standard of cricket being played has been exceptionally high & credit goes to IPL for not only helping identify & harness talent, but also in equipping younger players with pressure handling techniques #CWC19 #PAKVIND https://t.co/MfiwQxwjrK— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) June 16, 2019
That was a ripper from Kuldeep. #IndvPak— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 16, 2019
Pandya takes two in a row! On a hat-trick in next over!
AAANNDD KULDEEP STRIKES AGAAAIIIIINNN!
Kuldeep Yadav - form is temporary, class is permanent— Piyush (@Stonewaller_) June 16, 2019
#Kuldeep the game changer 🔥🔥— Rajasekar (@sekartweets) June 16, 2019
Kuldeep Yadav is controlling Pakistan well.— Shridhar V (@iimcomic) June 16, 2019
Coz, he has China man. #IndiaVsPakistan
Kuldeep Yadav striiikkkeeeessss!
Ball of the match from Kuldeep. Babar was looking good.The drift and turn are what a wrist spinner dreams of.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 16, 2019
Dhoni fails DRS. This is getting nervy!
Big big error from Dhoni. Virat was convinced. I am a bit nervous now.— ↕️ (@IIChanakya) June 16, 2019
Dhoni gets out cheaply.— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) June 16, 2019
Dhoni got the DRS wrong
Dhoni couldn't stump in time.
Aaj bhai ka din nahi hai.#IndiaVsPakistan
Pad it is. Dhoni review system found faulty https://t.co/wjomNl4PJw— SoberDenz (@MadMart05) June 16, 2019
*Short DRS review Story*— cricBC (@cricBC) June 16, 2019
Fans: le lete hain
Chahal: le lete hain
Kohli: haan le le lete hain
Fans: ok #CWC19
To put it in simple words.
Pakistan will have to capitalize the 20 overs of shit bowling India has. If they don't they deserve to lose. #IndiaVsPakistan— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) June 16, 2019
Good news. For Pakistan.
Bhuvi is injured. In other words..
This technique of getting Jadeja on to the field has been perfected @ABVan— Subash (@cricketcouch) June 16, 2019
There's a Virat Kohli face for everything in this world.
3D's golden moment!
Vijay Shankar greatest player in Indian history.— Member of Whale (@sidin) June 16, 2019
Vijay Shankar, the player India doesn't want but needs.#IndvPak— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) June 16, 2019
Vijay Shankar strikes on his very first delivery! Pakistan 13/1 in 4.5 overs.
Deleting all Shankar tweets.#IndiaVsPakistan— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) June 16, 2019
Delete your Vijay Shankar tweets.#IndiaVsPakistan— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) June 16, 2019
Now we know why the rain stopped.
Just called indra dev...he apologised for the slight drizzle...play will resume soon. #INDvsPAK— Mukesh Ambani Fan (@AmbaniHu) June 16, 2019
Wake up, captain. Wake up!
It's cloudy and a bit too overcast. So I guess this applies to all of us. Group hug, Sarfaraz.
15 off 15 balls..
Sarfaraz watching Vijay Shankar bat! pic.twitter.com/TdmSnmJB3q— Abhishek Nandgaonkar (@abhishek_s_n) June 16, 2019
Pakistan will have to break the record to chase this score.
We know you're a good man, Virat.
*Kohli does not verbally respond to Rabada*— Sagar (@sagarcasm) June 16, 2019
Me : Nice
*Kohli asks the crowd to cheer for Smith*
Me : Nice
*Kohli walks when he is not out*
Me : pic.twitter.com/L3Cu7w3wMh
Sarfaraz bhai just wants to go home and have a samosa in the rain.
BREAKING: Virat Kohli makes a mistake. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Virat Kohli makes a mistake.
Wow, nothing on snicko for the Virat dismissal......And he walked!— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 16, 2019
The players are back!
Rain has stopped.
It has stopped raining and the covers are coming off. We will have an update for you shortly.#INDvPAK— BCCI (@BCCI) June 16, 2019
PAKISTAN FANS, REJOICE! IT'S RAINING!
Everyone except Mohammad Amir be like:
Indians rn pic.twitter.com/B8d1cgOe9j— ✖️ (@kxtwts) June 16, 2019
Only 17 innings to go from 10,000 to 11,000 runs. 17!
Hadd hoti hai.
World Cup hai ya EA Sports Cricket 2007? 😅— Bhuvan Bam (@Bhuvan_Bam) June 16, 2019
Naah, can't get over it.
All hail his grace Rohit of the House Sharma, first of his name, King of the Short-Ball Kingdom, Destroyer of Pakistan bowlers, etc etc.
Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) June 16, 2019
Rohit sharma what a player 🏏 brilliant 100 💪👍👌⭐️🔥 24th 100 for @ImRo45 keep going shaaaana— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 16, 2019
Rohit Sharma dismissed for a brilliant 140.
It's the fielder's fault, though..
Unless of course, the clouds come up and Pakistan doesn't get to bat.
If Pakistan outscore Rohit I'll consider it a win— Ahmer Naqvi (@karachikhatmal) June 16, 2019
Another record for Rohit Sharma!
✅Asia Cup 2018, 111, Dubai— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) June 16, 2019
✅World Cup 2019, 102* Manchester
Rohit Sharma becomes first Indian batsman to score consecutive ODI hundreds against Pakistan. Take a bow for Hitman. Dil Maange More 🔥👏#INDvsPAK #INDvPAK #IndiaVsPakistan pic.twitter.com/yUrewGHGiu
Describe Kohli's cover-drives in one word. We're waiting.
That cover drive from @imVkohli 🎉🔥— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) June 16, 2019
Don't look, Pakistan fans..
100 for Rohit Sharma!
💯— BCCI (@BCCI) June 16, 2019
Back to back centuries for HITMAN. What a player 🇮🇳💪👏 pic.twitter.com/pOh7HVbibi
DID YOU SEE ROHIT'S SIX OVER THIRD MAN? DID YOU?!? DID IT REMIND YOU OF SACHIN? DID IT?!?
First timers breaking year-old records, just for fun.
Rohit & Rahul's 136 is the top stand in an India vs Pakistan World Cup game ever for ANY wicket. They went past the 129 b/w Virat Kohli & Shikhar Dhawan (2nd wkt) & 110 (3rd wkt - Kohli-Raina) - both set in 2015; & 102 (3rd wkt) b/w @MohammadKaif & @sachin_rt in 2003. #INDvsPAK pic.twitter.com/plA3kSqoyH— Ka Wade (@KadambariM) June 16, 2019
OUT! KL Rahul out on 57! Wahab Riaz takes the wicket. Yes, yes, Pakistan fans, you can breathe. Virat Kohli is in, btw.
Wahab Riaz.... let me breathe 🙌— Ihtisham ul Haq (@iihtishamm) June 16, 2019
We do! WE DOO!
I 💙 KL Rahul— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) June 16, 2019
We urge Shikhar Dhawan to be fit as soon as possible.
50 for KL Rahul in 69 balls! Here's one for nostalgia.
India v Pakistan. Old Trafford. Rahul fifty. Not for the first time.— Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee) June 16, 2019
The way they're playing at the moment, Zimbabwe can beat them, you know..
Viru pa enjoying it, so are we!
What a start ♥️— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 16, 2019
One for the football fans..
Rohit Shama showing Pogba what a good performance at old Trafford looks like.— Michael Scott stan acc (@Tushaar_Lfc) June 16, 2019
For context: Pakistan missed Rohit's run-out chance earlier..
Rohit Sharma reaches 50!
Rohit Sharma slowly getting into Mumbai Indians mode. #IndiaVsPakistan— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) June 16, 2019
Rain, rain, come again?
pakistanis looking at the clouds pic.twitter.com/pTWLv4w8Ic— Ranting Pakistani (@RantsPakistani) June 16, 2019
Imagine how Rohit is batting right now, if people are claiming this..
Rohit sharma to win the man on the tournament this #CWC19— Mazhar (@Catch_Mazhar) June 16, 2019
ROHIT SHARMA HITS A SIX! And this is quite true, actually..
Rohit is playing in Chinnaswamy, KL Rahul is playing in Adelaide. #IndiavsPakistan— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) June 16, 2019
Let's win and do the Bum-Ro, Bum-Ro? No? Anyone? Okay.
Kevin Pietersen has something to say..
Today is the BIGGEST game in sport!— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) June 16, 2019
KL Rahul, or Rahul Dravid?
Maiden to begin from Mohammad Amir!
Slightly nervous for the first 5 overs to be honest. Come on India. 🇮🇳 #IndiaVsPakistan— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) June 16, 2019
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul to open.
Huge moment for KL Rahul as he is opening with Rohit Sharma. He has to play well today. #IndvPak— AnkitaDsinha (@AnkitaDsinha) June 16, 2019
The players are out. Let's begin!
Will Virat score a second today?
The only Indian to score a Century against Pakistan in a World Cup: Virat Kohli— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) June 16, 2019
Vijay Shankar in for Shikhar Dhawan. Hmm..
Vijay Shankar in for Dhawan is exactly like how Salman Khan tried to replace Katrina with Zarine Khan.— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) June 16, 2019
Pakistan has won the toss and chose to bowl first.
How's that for a 'grand arrival'!
That sky, though.