Cricket World Cup 2023: India Dominates Pakistan in Ahmedabad Clash

Cricket World Cup 2023: India Dominates Pakistan in Ahmedabad Clash

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, Ahmedabad: INDIA VS PAKISTAN

  • Pakistan 191 (42.5 overs): Babar 50, Rizwan 49; Bumrah 2-19
  • India 192-3 (30.3 overs): Rohit 86, Shreyas 53*
  • Result: India won by seven wickets

In a much-anticipated showdown at Ahmedabad, the marquee clash between India and Pakistan in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup unfolded in spectacular fashion, as India showcased a commanding performance that left the cricket world buzzing.

Pakistan, in pursuit of their maiden victory against India in a men’s 50-over World Cup, appeared to be building a competitive platform when they reached 155-2. The stage was set for a tantalizing encounter in the colossal confines of the world’s largest cricket stadium.

However, what transpired was an unexpected and dramatic turn of events. Pakistan’s innings suffered a startling collapse, with the loss of eight wickets for a mere 36 runs, resulting in a total of 191 all out. The formidable India bowlers, led by Mohammed Siraj, collectively wreaked havoc on the Pakistani batting lineup, with Siraj himself contributing two crucial wickets to the cause.

The target posed by Pakistan seemed feeble against India’s batting might. Despite early dismissals, courtesy of Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli, home captain Rohit Sharma played a masterful innings, contributing 86 runs that solidified India’s grip on the match. Rohit collaborated with Shreyas Iyer, who remained unbeaten at 53, as India cruised to victory with nearly 20 overs to spare.

This win marked India’s eighth successive triumph over Pakistan in World Cup matches, dating back to 1992. In the current World Cup, India has maintained an unblemished record, securing three wins in as many games. India now joins New Zealand at the pinnacle of the group table and will square off against Afghanistan in their next match.

While Pakistan tasted their first defeat in this World Cup, it is the context of this humiliating loss against their arch-rivals that will resonate deeply. Pakistan’s upcoming challenges include a match against Australia in Bengaluru, followed by fixtures against South Africa, New Zealand, and England.

On a broader scale, this unbalanced contest highlights a recurring theme in this World Cup, with a dearth of closely fought encounters. The tournament hungers for an element of unpredictability and a more level playing field.

India’s Ominous World Cup Dominance

India’s performance in this World Cup, exemplified by their commanding victory over Pakistan, underscores their status as a tournament favorite. This encounter was not just a cricket match; it was an electrifying spectacle that captured the essence of cricketing rivalry.

The ambiance at the Narendra Modi Stadium was nothing short of electrifying. With a staggering capacity of 132,000, the stadium created one of the most partisan atmospheres in the annals of sport. The noise level, akin to a cacophony, reverberated through the stadium, magnifying the significance of every boundary and wicket, with silence greeting any Pakistani success.

The contest was evenly poised when Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan combined to propel Pakistan to 155-2. India and their vociferous supporters were gripped by the spectacle, as the match hung in the balance. However, Mohammed Siraj’s delivery, which nipped low and shattered Babar’s stumps, triggered a calamitous collapse for Pakistan.

What unfolded was a disintegration mainly driven by Pakistan’s own undoing, hinting at a psychological barrier they face when it comes to this 50-over World Cup fixture. Early wickets were crucial to applying pressure on India, but Rohit Sharma’s exquisite strokeplay projected an air of dominance.

India’s victory was sealed with an aura of inevitability. Pakistan’s performance was not only underwhelming; it was humiliating, leaving their World Cup campaign in jeopardy.

In a wider context, this contest mirrors the broader trend of lopsided matches that have characterized this World Cup. Cricket enthusiasts across the globe yearn for nail-biting finishes and closely fought encounters, an element that has been noticeably absent in this tournament.

India’s dominance in this World Cup is palpable, and they appear to be an unstoppable force on their journey towards the semi-finals. Pakistan, on the other hand, faces the daunting task of regrouping for the upcoming clash with Australia, the start of a challenging series of fixtures that includes South Africa, New Zealand, and England.

While it remains uncertain whether Pakistan can rebound from this disheartening defeat, the cricketing world eagerly awaits a more level playing field in the World Cup, with the hope of witnessing closely contested matches that embody the spirit of the sport.

Pakistan has confirmed their agreement to play against India on October 14 in the ICC World Cup 2023

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Pakistan has confirmed their agreement to play against India on October 14 in the ICC World Cup 2023: As per the latest updates, Pakistan has agreed to a change in their schedule for the ICC World Cup 2023.

Pakistan has confirmed their agreement to play against India on October 14 in the ICC World Cup 2023
Pakistan agree to playing India on October 14, will be pitted against Sri Lanka on October 10 instead of 12

The highly anticipated match between India and Pakistan, originally planned for October 15 in Ahmedabad, will now take place on October 14. This modification was made after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) reached an agreement with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

In addition to the rescheduling of the India game, Pakistan will also face Sri Lanka on October 10 in Hyderabad, rather than the initial date of October 12. This adjustment allows for a three-day gap before the crucial clash against India.

The decision to change the India-Pakistan match date was influenced by concerns regarding security deployment during the first day of the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad.

Following these changes, the ICC will soon release an updated schedule, as a few other matches involving different teams might also be rescheduled.

Pakistan’s revised schedule for the ICC World Cup 2023 is as follows:

  • October 6: vs Netherlands in Hyderabad
  • October 10: vs Sri Lanka in Hyderabad
  • October 14: vs India in Ahmedabad
  • October 20: vs Australia in Bengaluru
  • October 23: vs Afghanistan in Chennai
  • October 27: vs South Africa in Chennai
  • October 31: vs Bangladesh in Kolkata
  • November 4: vs New Zealand in Bengaluru (Day match).

Cricket fans around the world are eagerly awaiting these thrilling encounters in the upcoming World Cup.

Asia Cup 2023 schedule has been finalised, India vs Pakistan match to be held in Srilanka

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Asia Cup 2023 schedule has been finalised, India vs Pakistan match to be held in Srilanka: With the BCCI stating that the Asia Cup 2023 will be contested under the hybrid concept, the way is clear for the continental event to be held in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

According to the model, four matches would be staged in Pakistan, while the remaining nine will be played in Sri Lanka, with the tournament calendar being established during a meeting between BCCI secretary Jay Shah and Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf.

According to reports, Pakistan will play one home game against Nepal, with the other three matches taking place in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

All of India’s matches, including those against Pakistan, will be played in Sri Lanka.

“Our secretary met with PCB head Zaka Ashraf, and the Asia Cup schedule was finalised and is on track as previously discussed.”

“There will be four league games in Pakistan, followed by nine games in Sri Lanka, including both India versus Pakistan games and, if both teams play the final, a third game,” IPL chairman Arun Dhumal told news agency PTI.

According to the report, India may face Pakistan in Dambulla.

Meanwhile, Shah has denied suggestions that he will fly to Pakistan for the Asia Cup.

“I have made no commitments.” This is simply a case of miscommunication. Probably done on purpose or with malice. “I’m not going,” Jay Shah told News18 CricketNext on Wednesday morning.

Following India’s unwillingness to travel over the border for the Asia Cup, Pakistan’s sports minister recently stated that their men’s team ODI World Cup matches would be contested at a neutral venue.

The World Cup will be held in India beginning on October 5, with defending champions England playing on New Zealand in Ahmedabad.

“If India does not want to send its team to Pakistan for the Asia Cup, I want our World Cup matches to be played at neutral venues. If they have security problems in Pakistan, according to the Indian board, then we can question the security situation in India,” Pakistan’s Inter-Provincial Coordination (Sports) Minister Ahsan Mazari had stated.

India vs Pakistan ODI World Cup 2023 Schedule: The match would possibly take place at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad

According to the source, for safety considerations, most of Pakistan's matches will be held in Bengaluru and Chennai.

India and Pakistan haven’t played each other in a World Cup ODI match since 2011, hence this will be their first meeting in India since then.

According to the Indian Express, the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad will host the ODI World Cup match between India and Pakistan in 2023.

According to the source, for safety considerations, most of Pakistan’s matches will be held in Bengaluru and Chennai. In addition, to lessen the burden on traveling fans, Bangladesh is likely to play more of their matches in Kolkata and Guwahati.

After the Indian Premier League is over, the BCCI will likely announce the World Cup’s full schedule. Dates for the first games of the quadrennial event are set for October 5 in Delhi, Lucknow, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Bengaluru, Trivandrum, Mumbai, Kolkata, Rajkot, Indore, Bengaluru, and Dharamshala.

In 2011, India’s Men in Blue defeated Pakistan’s Men in Green in a World Cup quarterfinal match played in India’s Mohali. India defeated Pakistan at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in the 2016 World Cup encounter between the two sides, which lasted 20 overs.

Only in the 20-over World Cup in Dubai did India lose a match to Pakistan in World Cup competition.