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India thrash Pakistan in World Cup, Nation Celebrates

Indo-Pak-WCPakistan failed to break the World Cup jinx against India yet again, as Dhoni’s Team defeated them by 76 runs at Adelaide Oval in the 2015 World Cup. It was India’s sixth straight World Cup victory over Pakistan in as many matches. With this scintillating win, Defending champions India sent a warning signal to other top teams in the tournament.

While the Pakistani cricket fans were left disappointed, people across India and Indians staying abroad celebrated this great victory. They were glued to the TV sets since this morning and watched every single moment without a miss.

India had posted 300/7 in 50 overs, thanks Virat Kohli (107), Shikhar Dhawan (73) and Suresh Raina (74). Sohail Khan took five wickets. Pakistan conceded just 27 runs in the last five overs to restrict India at just 300.

However, as the wicket became slow and low, the Indian seamers and spinners took full advantage of it, backed by some good work on the field. Pakistan kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Despite skipper Misbah-ul-Haq’s valiant 76 off 84 balls, they bowled out for 224 in 47 overs and lost the match by 76 runs.

For Pakistan, Ahmed ShIndia-Pakistan-WCehzad scored 47, while Haris Sohail made 36. Afridi contributed 22. For India, Mohammed Shami took four wickets, while Umesh Yadav and Mohit Sharma took two wickets each. Virat Kohli was declared ‘Man of the Match’.

The World Cup cricket rivalry between India and Pakistan began in 1992 in Australia even though they played in all World Cups since 1975. And, this sixth victory came for India again in the same Oz land today.

India-Pakistan World Cup Rivalries:

Match 1: India v Pakistan (Sydney) at ICC World Cup 1992. India won by 43 runs.
Match 2: India v Pakistan (Bangalore) at ICC World Cup 1996. India won by 39 runs.
Match 3: India v Pakistan (Manchester) at ICC World Cup 1999. India won by 47 runs.
Match 4: India v Pakistan (Centurion) at ICC World Cup 2003. India won by 6 wickets.
Match 5: India v Pakistan (Mohali) at ICC World Cup 2011 Semifinal. India won by 29 runs.
Match 6: India v Pakistan (Adelaide) at ICC World Cup 2015. India won by 76 runs.

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