India vs Pakistan Live Score, World Cup 2019 match in Manchester: Rohit 140, Kohli 77 power India to 336/5

Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of the India versus Pakistan World Cup 2019 match at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Rohit Sharma’s second hundred of this World Cup coupled with Virat Kohli’s 77 powered India to 336/5. Mohammad Amir starred with the ball, picking three wickets. Pakistan needs 337 to win. We will be back with the run chase shortly.

As we wait for the innings to resume, here’s a quick lowdown on how the Duckworth-Lewis system works|

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Jadhav gets one away for four. 12 from Wahab’s final over. Amir to bowl out. Single and a dot to get things udnerway. Shankar gets into the act, collects a four. Now a single. India finishes on 336/5.

Kohli ends the over with a glide to third-man for four. Nine from that over. Amir has won the battle: has Kohli caught behind for 77. India has lost a fifth wicket. Kedar Jadhav comes to the crease. Four runs and a wicket. IND 315/5 after 48 overs.

Kohli and Shankar troop back to the middle. Wahab has two balls left.

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Match to resume at 7:10 pm IST. No overs lost. There will be a mid-innings break of 15 minutes.

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Shankar has been given out. He reviews and replays show no edge. He survives. Sorry folks… Been a little tardy with the updates. The drizzle has died down significantly as we speak. The covers are coming off.

GONE! Amir has got the big fish: Dhoni tries to go for the big shot, gets a thick edge to the keeper. Vijay Shankar comes to the crease. Shankar gets off the mark with a single. Kohli takes India past 300 with a quick double. Four off the over.

Kohli and Shankar troop back to the middle. Wahab has two balls left.

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Match to resume at 7:10 pm IST. No overs lost. There will be a mid-innings break of 15 minutes.

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Shankar has been given out. He reviews and replays show no edge. He survives. Sorry folks… Been a little tardy with the updates. The drizzle has died down significantly as we speak. The covers are coming off.

GONE! Amir has got the big fish: Dhoni tries to go for the big shot, gets a thick edge to the keeper. Vijay Shankar comes to the crease. Shankar gets off the mark with a single. Kohli takes India past 300 with a quick double. Four off the over.

Two back-to-back fifties for Kohli, who hares back for a second. Follows it up with a bundary. Pandya now perishes trying to up the ante: Amir with a wicket. 12 runs and a wicket. Dhoni joins Virat. Kohli becomes the fastest batsman to 11,000 ODI runs with a boundary. Four more, this time to fine leg. Kohli cutting loose. 12 runs from the over. IND 298/3 after 45 overs.

Wahab is back into the attack. Kohli lifts a full delivery over long-off for four. Seven runs from the over. Hassan continues. Hardik gets a six and a four. India cruising towards 300. IND 274/2 after 43 overs.

Kohli pounces on the short ball from Shadab, short arm jab for four. End of the over. IND 248/2 after 40 ovrs. Hassan continues. Four singles and a brace from it. IND 254/2 after 41 overs.

Hassan Ali is welcomed back into the attack by Rohit with a boundary. But perishes the very next ball. He’s out caught for 140 balls. Hardik Pandya joins Kohli. Eight runs off it.

Imad continues after the break. Five singles from the over. Wahab continues: short, on Rohit’s body and he swivels a pull for four more. Another good over for India ; 10 from it. IND 230/1 after 38 overs.

Wahab is back into the attack. He stays round the wicket. Short, wide and Rohit will gobble them up any time of the day – four more. Nine from the over. DRINKS!

Imad Wasim concedes four off his eighth over. SHOT! Rohit slog sweeps Shadab for four. Eight off the over. The partnership is now 63 off 61 balls. Kohli brings up the 200 for India with a single. A boundary for Rohit and three runs from that over. IND 206/1 after 35 overs.

Kohli, now, makes his presence felt with a glorious drive on the up. Amir concedes his first four of the match. Nine from that over. Six off Shadab’s seventh over. IND 187/1 after 32 overs.

Mohammad Amir is back into the attack. Just one from the over. Amir’s been brilliant with the ball. Shadab Khan returns into the attack. ANOTHER HUNDRED FOR ROHIT SHARMA: his second this edition and third in World Cups.

Hassan Ali has been carted away for a six. Rohit moves into the nineties with that hit over point for six. Nine off the over. Hassan’s been leaking runs in this spell. Rohit’s eight shy of a second hundred in this edition. Wahab Riaz into his fifth over. Only four off it. IND 164/1 after 28 overs.

Kohli has joined Rohit in the middle. Hassan Ali back into the attack. Another inside edge and another four – Rohit moves into the eighties. Expensive over. 10 off it. Wahab continues from round the wicket. Kohli brings up the 150 with a single. IND 151/1 after 26 overs.

Kohli has joined Rohit in the middle. Hassan Ali back into the attack. Another inside edge and another four – Rohit moves into the eighties. Expensive over. 10 off it. Wahab continues from round the wicket. Kohli brings up the 150 with a single. IND 151/1 after 26 overs.

Wahab back into the attack. Nothing’s going Pakistan’s way at the moment. Wahab’s been warned for running into the danger area. Second warning for Wahab. GONE! Forced to go round the wicket, and Wahab snaps up Rahul who’s caught for 57. IND 136/1 after 24 overs.

Shoaib Malik into the attack. Rahul gets to his fifty now with a maximum over deep mid-wicket. Mohammad Hafeez has been brought into the attack. Rohit greets him with a majestic hit down the ground – FOUR. Now Rahul launches him over long-off for six. 11 from that over.

Imad to continue. Tidy over. Just two off it. Shadab too keeping things tight from the other end… two runs in his over as well. Imad’s into his seventh over. So Sarfaraz Ahmed persists with spin from both ends. Five singles and a brace from the over. IND 112/0 after 21 overs.

Imad into his fifth over. After the 17th over, India’s one short of 100. Brilliant start. 100 up for India with that single from KL. Only two runs from that Shadab over. DRINKS on the field now.

Better comeback from Imad Shadab. Keeps it down to three in his second over. Imam backs it up with a steady over: only from it. Rohit’s in the zone, gets a boundary off Shadab’s first ball. Six from that over. IND 93/0 after 16 overs.

Shadab Khan into the attack. Rahul greets him with a boundary; short and wide and the bowler pays the price. Rohit joins the fun, hammers one over long-on for six. Rohit brings up his fifty with a four off the very next ball. 17 from the over. Imad continues. Just one off the over. IND 80/0 after 13 overs.

HARAKIRI! Nearly… Complete breakdown in communication between the two and a throw down the wrong end saves Rohit. Riaz continues. Rohit brings up the fifty stand with a cracking boundary. Rohit’s raced to 37 of 29 balls. Rahul now: helps it to fine leg for four. Nine from the over. IND 62/0 after 11 overs.

Amir’s bowled a probing line and length thus far. Only three from his fourth over. His figures so far. Amir: 4-1-8-0. Wahab Riaz has been brought into the attack. Four to end the over… Rohit’s up and running. First signs of spin: Imad Wasim, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack. Goes for four. IND 46/0 after 9 overs.

Rahul’s up for a challenge: Amir goes short and KL pulls him for four. Second warning for Amir … he’s flirting with the danger zone. Another warning and he will be taken out of the attack. Slower ball to end the over. Four from it. Rohit, at the other end, is growing in confidence. Hassan goes short and Rohit cuts it for four. WOW! Six to end the over. IND 32/0 after 6 overs.

Amir continues. Another good over. Only two from it in the end. SHOT! Rohit gets his second boundary – much more convincing this time; an off-drive for four. Hassan continues to be taken for runs. Five from that over. IND 16/0 after 4 overs.

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul troop out. Mohammad Amir with the new ball. Starts with three dots. Three more follow. Amir’s off the blocks with a maiden. Hasan Ali to share the new ball. Inside edge and four – lucky way to start the innings for Rohit but he’ll take it. Nine runs from the over. IND 9/0 after 2 overs.

Teams step out for their respective national anthems. First up, it’s Pakistan. We are done with the formalities. Now to cricket!

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TOSS UPDATE: Pakistan has won the toss and elected to bowl first.

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

Pakistan (Playing XI): Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir

Virat Kohli: “We would have bowled first to be honest. Wicket looks really nice though. We will be in good set if we bat well. That’s the kind of attention this game brings but once you enter the field it is all about playing your game. We have been playing good cricket and we don’t want to tinker much with the team combination. We have one forced change in Vijay Shankar.”

Sarfaraz Ahmed: “We will bowl first. It is raining so conditions are good for bowling. We have quality spinners and we have backed them today. We are not thinking about 6-0.”

PITCH REPORT| “Looks like an even pitch for both batters and bowlers. It’s a bit dry, there’s a little grass on the surface but it’s the kind of wicket where it doesn’t matter what you do. Once the batters see off the new ball, it’s a good pitch to bat on,” reckons Michael Clarke.

Our reporter Shayan Acharya sends this from ground zero.

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