World Cup 2019
Play resumes after rain break
Play resumes after rain stoppage. Rohit Sharma hit his second hundred in three innings in this World Cup to put India in a dominant position against arch rivals Pakistan on Sunday.
When Sharma got to three figures, India were 172 for one in the 31st over and set for a huge total at Old Trafford. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul (57) put on 137 for the first wicket after India lost the toss in Manchester, NDTV reports.
Their efforts were all the more impressive as they were opening together for the first time in a one-day international. Regular opener Shikhar Dhawan was sidelined with a thumb injury sustained while making a century in a victory over champions Australia last time out. Rohit Sharma, who made 122 in India's opening win over South Africa and 57 against Australia, went to fifty in just 34 balls against Pakistan.
He got there in style with a six over long-on and a cut four, off successive deliveries from recalled leg-spinner Shadab Khan. Rahul also brought his fifty up with a six against Shoaib Malik and drove one more off Mohammad Hafeez. But he fell soon afterwards to Wahab Riaz who, as happened twice to fellow left-arm quick Mohammad Amir earlier in the innings, was warned for running on the pitch.