ICC Cricket World Cup eleventh edition has begun and one of the biggest cricket game of all time as arch rivals India and Pakistan are facing each other today on 15 February 2015 at the Adelaide oval. It’s always been exciting to watch Pakistan-India battle on cricket field and it becomes more special when it’s a world cup game.
Date: 15 February, 2015
Time: 14:00 local, 9:00 IST, 8:30 Pak Time
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
This was 6th meeting between these two sides in a cricket world cup event. India has won all previous world cup matches against Pakistan in 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003 and 2011.
Read more: India vs Pakistan cricket world cup rivalry
– This is the first occasion when veteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan will be doing commentary in a cricket match. Amitabh’ll join Kapil Dev and Harsha Bhogle in commentators box to provide live cricket match updates via commentary.
What former players say before match
Virender Sehwag: If India can beat Pakistan in their tournament opener, it would a big confidence booster for them.
Shoaib Akhtar: India and Pakistan are cornered tigers in the tournament. I think India versus Pakistan opening match will start from dressing room itself.
Sunil Gavaskar: I would imagine that India would start as slight favorites, but because both the teams go into the tournament really with no great form, no great touch, it could be even Stevens.
Inzamam Ul Haq: We have never won against India in the World Cup but a defeat for India could put them under huge pressure.
Match officials: Umpires and Referee
Kettleborough and Ian Gould are the On-Field umpires in Ind-Pak match. Steve Davis was appointed third umpire for this great match of world cup. Ranjan Madugalle is match referee in this high pressure game.
|Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain)||Misbah-Ul-Haq (Captain)|
|Rohit Sharma||Ahmed Shehzad|
|Virat Kohli||Yasir Shah|
|Suresh Raina||Shahid Afridi|
|Ajinkya Rahane||Umar Akmal|
|Shikhar Dhawan||Harris Sohail|
|Mohammad Shami||Sohail Khan|
|Umesh Yadav||Younis Khan|
|Ravindra Jadeja||Wahab Riaz|
|Mohit Sharma||Mohammad Irfan|
|Ravichandran Ashwin||Sohaib Maqsood|
Key Players in match
India: MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Pakistan: Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-haq, Mohammad Irfan, Nasir Jamshed and Younis Khan.
Indian captain MS Dhoni won important toss and chose to bat. Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan gave 34 runs start in 7 overs. Sohail Khan dismissed first wicket and Rohit gone after making 15. Then Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan started to play strokes sensibly and building innings. Both batsmen added 129 runs for second wicket partnership. Shikhar Dhawan hit fifty and made 73 runs in 76 balls before getting run out.
Suresh Raina came to bat at no. 4 and started to play strokes all over the park. India reached to 150 runs in 29th over. Virat Kohli scored 22nd hundred in his ODI career and this was first century for India against Pakistan in a cricket world cup match. Kohli made 107 runs in 126 balls. Raina also hit fifty and he scored valuable 74 in 56 balls. After completion of 50 overs India made 300/7. Pakistan bowled well in last 5 overs and conceded only 27 runs and took 5 wickets.
Live Streaming and Score
The live streaming of INDO-PAK clash in 2015 world cup was telecasted online on Star Sports in both countries India and Pakistan. Star Sports also broadcasts live streaming in Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Maldives. Fox Sports, SuperSports, EuroSport, Sky Sport, CMC and BskyB also broadcasted live streaming of Pakistan vs India match on online web.
It was expected that more than one billion fans to watch India and Pakistan match.
The latest match updates and score on television sets were provided on Star Sports, Nine Network, PTV Sports, SuperSports, Sky Sports and much more. DD National in India also telecasted India-Pakistan match on 15 Feb.