An easy victory for India here. They maintain their unbeaten record against Pakistan in World Cups and win the game by 89 runs. Rohit Sharma grabs Man of the Match award. The last five overs were a non-event, with Pakistan finishing on 212-6.
PAK need 136 runs to win in 30 balls as per D/L method.
The rain has interrupted the play again.
34.1: WICKET! Vijay Shankar gets his second. He bowls out Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz for 12. Pakistan in trouble.
26.6: WICKET! It's two in two for Hardik Pandya. He dismisses Shoaib Malik for a duck.
26.5: WICKET! Pakistan loses three wickets in quick succession. Mohammad Hafeez departs after scoring 9. Hardik Pandya gets his first wicket of the match.
25.2: WICKET! It's two in two for Kuldeep Yadav as he dismisses Fakhar Zaman. Kuldeep has got rid of both set batsmen.
23.6: WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav finally breaks the partnership. Babar Azam is bowled by Yadav. It's a massive wicket for India and it might serve as a match-defining moment for the Men in Blue.
Bad news for India! Bhuvneshwar Kumar is ruled out of the match after suffering a hamstring injury.
4.5: WICKET! Shankar traps Imam-ul-Haq! Imam fell over trying to flick and was struck plumb in front of leg stump
50.0: India score 336 for 5 wickets
47.4: Virat Kohli dismissed at 77 off 65 balls
Covers come off as rain stops. Match to resume at 7:10 pm IST
46.4: Play stopped because of rain
45.4: India reach 300 after losing 4 wickets
45.1: MS Dhoni dismissed for just 1 run
43.5: Hardik Pandya goes after scoring cameo of 26
43.1: Virat Kohli smashes his 51st half-century
38.2: Rohit Sharma departs at 140
34.2: India reach 200 runs
30.0: Rohit Sharma completes century; India 172-1
25.4: India reach 150 from 25.4 overs
23.5: Wahab Riaz gets KL Rahul, breaks the opening stand
21.4: Rahul completes his half-century as India reach 121
17.3: India post 100-run opening partnership
11.5: Rohit smashes 50 as India brings up 79 runs opening stand
A brief spell of rain has just stopped.
Match likely to be affected by rain as sources report 10 to 40 per cent chance of precipitation. The ground already has damp spots from the previous day's heavy rainfall.
The Indian team bus has just arrived at the stadium.
TOSS: Pakistan wins the toss and chooses to bowl first
India goes into its fourth game of the tournament with a clear head and determination to win. After beating South Africa and Australia following a late entry into the tournament, India, though missing star opener Dhawan in the line-up, missed their chance to beat New Zealand due to a washout. Still standing at number four in the table, India have played at least one match lesser than every other team.
As said by skipper Virat Kohli, the final line-up will be decided closer to the match time, keeping the conditions of the pitch in mind.
Reports suggest India might make only one change, that is Vijay Shankar replacing opener Shikhar Dhawan.
Pakistan was also a victim of the showers. After being defeated by West Indies, but gaining a surprise win over hosts England, Pakistan faced a washout against Sri Lanka and had to settle for a single point. Following the loss of momentum, Pakistan lost against Australia even after a brilliant show by pacer Mohammad Amir.
Though the Pakistan batting line-up has been decent so far in the tournament, the bowlers, barring Amir and Wahab Riaz, have been disappointing, leading to Pakistan standing ninth on the table with four matches played.
The weather has brought in spotty occasional showers and whether we will get to see a full 50-50 over match still remains doubtful
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(wk), Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dinesh Karthik.
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: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hasnain
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
Did you know?
Manchester's Old Trafford Cricket ground is hosting the first match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 today.
The ground, established in 1857, can accommodate about 26,000 people.
When is the match?
The match is scheduled to start at 3 pm IST on Sunday. (June 16)
Where is the match?
The match will take place at the Old Trafford, Manchester.
Star India has acquired the rights of telecasting the tournament, and the matches will be telecast on various Star Sports Channels.
The matches can be viewed live on Hotstar as well....