India thrash Pakistan in Champions Trophy

Virat Kohli (AFP)
Virat Kohli (AFP)

Birmingham - India thrashed Pakistan by 124 runs in the arch-rivals' Champions Trophy opener at Edgbaston on Sunday.

Pakistan, set a revised target of 289 in 41 overs following three rain interruptions, finished on 164, with injured last man Wahab Riaz unable to bat as India won with 44 balls to spare.

India had previously piled up 319 for three in 48 overs after Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss.

Rohit Sharma top-scored with 91 and put on 136 for the first wicket with Shikhar Dhawan (68).

India captain Virat Kohli made 81 not out, sharing a quickfire third-wicket stand with Yuvraj Singh (53) as Pakistan paid a heavy price for dropping both batsmen.

India plundered 72 runs in their final four overs as Pakistan's attack wilted.

Brief scores

India 319-3, 48 overs (R Sharma 91, V Kohli 81 no, S Dhawan 68, Yuvraj Singh 53)

Pakistan 164, 33.4 overs (Azhar Ali 50; Umesh Yadav 3-30)

Result: India won by 124 runs (DLS method)

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