ICC Champions Trophy 2017, India seal a massive win over Pakistan in yesterday match. Man-of-the-match Yuvraj Singh, whose 32-ball 53 turned out to be the game-changer for India in their opening Champions Trophy 2017 clash against Pakistan.
Along with Caption Kohli unbeaten 81, India were also aided by half-centuries from openers Rohit Sharma (91) and Shikhar Dhawan (68). However, the captain was not as fluent as he generally is in limited-overs cricket and it was Yuvraj’s blitz that helped take off some pressure.
Kohli and Yuvraj met up with India 192/2 off 36.4 overs and they had dashed to 285/3 in 58 balls when Yuvraj tumbled to Hassan Ali.
Kohli had all the earmarks of being to some degree less than impressive for the principal half of his innings yet India were never truly stuck as Yuvraj clobbered eight fours and a gigantic six.
The 28-year-old captain yielded Yuvraj’s thump enabled him to inhale a little simple when the going got extreme in the center.
While recognizing Dhawan and Rohit, Kohli acknowledged Yuvraj and said “Yuvraj was remarkable. He took all the weight off me, when I was not hitting it well. I felt like a club batsman before him. He is a distinct advantage with the bat and that is the reason he plays in the group,”
It was an enormous execution from India, who batted splendidly notwithstanding the steady rain stoppage and after that turned on the warmth with the ball, rocking the bowling alley Pakistan out for 164.
India will next take on Sri Lanka at The Oval on Thursday.