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Kohli's late blitz powers India to 319

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A record crowd provided an electric soundtrack on a frustrating, wet day as India's batsmen pounded Pakistan into the ground in their Group B Champions Trophy encounter.

Batting first, India scored 319 for three after the match was reduced to 48 overs a side at the Edgbaston.

And even when Yuvraj fell in the penultimate over of the innings - lbw on review to Hasan (1-52) - Hardik Pandya (20no) came in and continued the carnage, launching the first three balls of Imad Wasim's final over for three sixes. But while doing so, Dhawan was caught at deep mid-wicket by Azhar Ali off Shadab Khan in the 25th over, breaking their 136-run partnership.

All of India's top four scored half-centuries - only the third time for them - as they set Pakistan 324 to get in 48 overs. Despite rain interrupting the game thrice during the entire game, Team India managed to put a competitive score which Pakistan failed to chase down and lost the game.

Azher Ali with 50 and Mohammad Hafeez with 33 runs remained main scorer from Pakistan side.

Umesh Yadav was the most successful bowler with three wickets, while Pandya and Jadeja snapped up two wickets apiece.

However, it's was the Debut Match for Both Team at ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

After resumption of the game, India began to change gears, Sharma took 13 runs off Wahab's over before getting run out on 91, while trying to steal a tight single. Kohli's men were sloppy in the field, but it did not come to matter.

In order to constitute a match, a minimum of 20 overs had to be bowled in Pakistan's innings.

Yuvraj Singh showed touch of his earlier form as he timed the ball well and hit some memorable shots outside the park.

Four bowlers can bowl eight overs, one can bowl nine.

Though India are way superior to Pakistan, he had pointed out on Saturday that the teams rarely play each other -- their last bilateral game was in 2013 -- and one had to guard against any surprise.

Kohli had made 43 when he was missed by substitute Fakhar Zaman, who got both hands to a top-edged hook off Wahab but could not hold on.

His departure had freed India up for a run-feast, Yuvraj (53) and Kohli putting on 93 at nearly 10 an over as all notion of Pakistani discipline evaporated.

The heightened security in place is for the marquee India-Pakistan clash, in Birmingham. However, this was the highest stand for Rohit-Dhawan in the ICCChampion Trophy, beating their previous best of 127 versus South Africa.

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