Pakistan beat India by 54 runs in ICC Champions Trophy group A match in South Africa today.
Congrats to all Pakistani and Cricket fans around the world.
Pakistan batted first, setting a target of 303 runs for India to win. India were all out for 248 runs.
Pakistan were powered by Shoaib Malik's century and his 4th wicket record partnership of 206 runs with Muhammad Yousuf, combined with a fairly good bowling attack. Pakistan's effective fielding claimed two important run-outs of the opening batsmen Gambhir and Dravid.
India put up a good fight but it just wasn't enough for the day.
With two wins from the two matches under its belt, Pakistan now leads the group A table, followed by Australia, India and West Indies in that order. Pakistan will play Australia in its final group A match on Wednesday Sept 30, 2009 at Centurion in South Africa. It will be nice if Pakistan remain unbeaten in their group matches. But, regardless of a win or loss against Australia, Pakistan is now virtually assured of a semi-final spot for this ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa.
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